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They are the same as the ‘pañcama-kāras’. See TANTRAS.
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They may also be the five elements —also called ‘pañcabhutas’—viz., pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air) and ākāśa (ether).
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
pañcatattvas (‘five basic principles’)
 
pañcatattvas (‘five basic principles’)
 
They are the same as the ‘pañcama- kāras’. See TANTRAS.
 
They are the same as the ‘pañcama- kāras’. See TANTRAS.
 
They may also be the five elements —also called ‘pañcabhutas’—viz., pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air) and ākāśa (ether).
 
They may also be the five elements —also called ‘pañcabhutas’—viz., pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air) and ākāśa (ether).

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancatattvas, PaJcatattvas, Paycatattvas


pañcatattvas (‘five basic principles’)

They are the same as the ‘pañcama-kāras’. See TANTRAS.

They may also be the five elements —also called ‘pañcabhutas’—viz., pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air) and ākāśa (ether).


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

pañcatattvas (‘five basic principles’) They are the same as the ‘pañcama- kāras’. See TANTRAS. They may also be the five elements —also called ‘pañcabhutas’—viz., pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air) and ākāśa (ether).