Pannaga, aka: Panna-ga, Pannagā; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pannaga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Pannaga in Natyashastra glossaries]

Pannaga (पन्नग) is a Sanskrit word referring to a group of deities. Acording to the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.88-94, when Brahmā, Indra and all other gods went to inspect the playhouse (nāṭyamaṇḍapa) designed by Viśvakarmā, he assigned different deities for the protection of the playhouse itself, as well as for the objects relating to dramatic performance (prayoga).

As such, Brahmā assigned the Pannagas, the Guhyakas and the Yaḳṣas underneath the stage (raṅgapīṭha). The protection of the playhouse was enacted because of the jealous Vighnas (malevolent spirits), who began to create terror for the actors.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Purana

[Pannaga in Purana glossaries]

1) Pannaga (पन्नग).—A Śrutaṛṣi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 4.

2) Pannagā (पन्नगा).—Semi-divine beings, see sarpās.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 32. 1, 2.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Itihasa (narrative history)

[Pannaga in Itihasa glossaries]

Pannaga (पन्नग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.13, I.60.66) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pannaga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Pannaga in Pali glossaries]

pannaga : (m.) a serpent.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Pannaga in Marathi glossaries]

pannaga (पन्नग).—m S (pat & naga. Going upon feet.) A snake.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pannaga (पन्नग).—m A snake.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Pannaga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Pannaga (पन्नग).—See under पद् (pad).

See also (synonyms): panna.

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Pannaga (पन्नग).—a snake, serpent; विप्रकृतः पन्नगः फणां कुरुते (viprakṛtaḥ pannagaḥ phaṇāṃ kurute) Ś.6.31.

-gam lead. °अरिः, °अशनः, °नाशनः (ariḥ, °aśanaḥ, °nāśanaḥ) epithets of Garuḍa.

Derivable forms: pannagaḥ (पन्नगः).

Pannaga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms panna and ga (ग).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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