Pancavira, Pañcavīrā, Pañcavīra: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

Pancavira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Panchavira.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pancavira in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pañcavīra (पञ्चवीर).—A Sanātana Viśvadeva (one of the ten deities supposed to be the sons of Viśvā). (Chapter 91, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcavīrā (पञ्चवीरा).—The sons of Sāmba and Kāśyā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 24.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pañca-vīra.—(EI 24), also called pañcavīra-goṣṭhī; an adminis- trative board of five members; cf. pañcakula. Also 5 deified heroes of the Vṛṣṇi clan. Note: pañca-vīra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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