Pañcatattvas

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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

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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).