Syamantapancaka, Syamantapañcaka: 2 definitions


Syamantapancaka 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Syamantapañcaka (स्यमन्तपञ्चक).—A place of pilgrimage near Kurukṣetra where the rival armies met in battle. A kṣetra sacred to Paraśurāma: Nine pools of blood were made here by Paraśurāma after killing all the Kṣatriyas of the earth twenty-one times. Here came Kṛṣṇa and the Yadus to observe solar eclipse. After fasting and bathing, Brahmans and other guests were fed. Thither came Nanda and the Gopas as well as Bhīṣma, Droṇa and other sages and kings. All of them exchanged greetings. Draupadī spent her time with Kṛṣṇa's wives asking them about their marriages. Here Kṛṣṇa and Vasudeva performed a sacrifice. A tīrtha on the banks of the Sarasvatī where Ditī engaged herself in penance.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 16. 19; X. 78 [95 (V) 19]; chh. 82, 83 and 84 (whole). Matsya-purāṇa 7. 3.
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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

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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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