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Manmatha, the god of love or lust, is said to discharge five kinds of flowers as arrows from his bow made of sugarcane stalk towards his victims to make them lovelorn. Hence the name (pañca = five, bāṇa = arrow).
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See also MANMATHA.
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Pañcabāṇa literally means ‘one who wields five arrows’.
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Manmatha, the god of love or lust, is said to discharge five kinds of flowers as arrows from his bow made of sugarcane stalk towards his victims to make them lovelorn. Hence it is named as Pañcabāṇa.<ref>Pañca means five.</ref><ref>[[Bāṇa]] means arrow.</ref>
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 21:31, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancabana, PaJcabANa, Paycabaana


Pañcabāṇa literally means ‘one who wields five arrows’.

Manmatha, the god of love or lust, is said to discharge five kinds of flowers as arrows from his bow made of sugarcane stalk towards his victims to make them lovelorn. Hence it is named as Pañcabāṇa.[1][2]


References

  1. Pañca means five.
  2. Bāṇa means arrow.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore