Pancavidha, Pañcavidha, Pañcavidhā, Pancan-vidha, Panca-vidha: 8 definitions


Pancavidha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchavidha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pancavidha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pañcavidhā (पञ्चविधा) refers to the “five-fold” (Śakti), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “ Akula is (the reality) that should be understood and, O lady of good vows, Kaula comes from Kula. (Although) formless (amūrti), one should meditate on it as having form (because) its pure cognitive state cannot be perceived. Akula is the supreme principle. Śakti, which is five-fold, is Kula (pañcavidhāśaktiḥ pañcavidhā kulam). While, (one could say) simply that its permutated (phenomenal) state is (the reality called) Kaula of those who maintain the tradition”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancavidha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pañcavidha : (adj.) fivefold.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pañcavidha refers to: fivefold J. I, 204 (°ā abhirakkhā); VI, 341 (°paduma), °bandhana: see this.

Note: pañcavidha is a Pali compound consisting of the words pañca and vidha.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancavidha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcavidha (पञ्चविध).—a. fivefold, of five kinds. °प्रकृतिः (prakṛtiḥ) f. the five departments of a government; अमात्यराष्ट्रदुर्गार्थदण्डाख्याः पञ्च चापराः (amātyarāṣṭradurgārthadaṇḍākhyāḥ pañca cāparāḥ) Manusmṛti 7.157.

Pañcavidha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and vidha (विध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcavidha (पञ्चविध).—[adjective] of five kinds.

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Pañcavidha (पञ्चविध).—[adjective] of five kinds.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcavidha (पञ्चविध):—[=pañca-vidha] [from pañca] mfn. (pañcaor pañca-) of 5 kinds, fivefold, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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