Panirekha, Pāṇirekhā, Pani-rekha: 3 definitions


Panirekha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Panirekha in Buddhism glossary
Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Pāṇirekhā (पाणिरेखा) or Pāṇilekhā refers to the “lines on the palm” and represents the first chapter of the Śārdūlakarṇāvadāna. It is found in the corpus of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature known as the Divyāvadāna and preserves a good deal of brahmanic learning related to Jyotiḥśāstra. This chapter deals with the lines on the hands of both happy and unhappy men and explains swhat they foretell about their longevity and eventual death.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Panirekha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṇirekhā (पाणिरेखा):—[=pāṇi-rekhā] [from pāṇi] f. a line on the h°, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Panirekha in German

context information

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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