Pishanga, Piśaṅga: 8 definitions



Pishanga means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Piśaṅga can be transliterated into English as Pisanga or Pishanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).—A serpent born of the family of Dhṛtarāṣṭra. This serpent was burnt to death at the Sarpasatra of JanameJaya. (Śloka 17, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).—A Yakṣa; a son of Devajani.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 128.

1b) A mountain to the south-west of the Kailāsa Mountain.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 9.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.15, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Piśaṅga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).—a/ [piṃś-aṅgac kicca] Reddish-brown, reddish, of a tawny colour; मध्येसमुद्रं ककुभः पिशङ्गीः (madhyesamudraṃ kakubhaḥ piśaṅgīḥ) Śi.3.33;1.6; Ki.4.36.

-ṅgaḥ The tawny colour.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).—mfn.

(-ṅgaḥ-ṅgā-ṅgī-ṅgaṃ) Of a tawny or brown colour. m.

(-ṅgaḥ) Tawny, (the colour.) E. piś to be a component part, aṅgac aff.

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Pisaṅga (पिसङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) Tawny (the colour): see piśaṅga. E. pisa, aṅgac aff.

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

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).— (vb. piś), adj., f. and , Of a tawny, or brown, or reddish colour, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 1, 18.

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

Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग).—[feminine] ī reddish brown.

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

1) Piśaṅga (पिशङ्ग):—[from piś] mf(ī)n. reddish, r°-brown or -yellow, tawny, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a r° or tawny colour, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-demon, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]

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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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