According to some, Samantapancaka means “the five lakes of kings”.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक).—A holy tīrtha (bath) founded by Paraśurāma. General information. See under Paraśurāma, Para 7. Other details.
(i) Paraśurāma made here five rivers through which blood flowed. There, with hands dipped in blood, he offered oblations to the manes. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 4).
(ii) By the blessings of the ancestors of Paraśurāma this place became a holy bath. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 8).
(iii) At the ending and the beginning periods of the two yugas Dvāpara and Kali, the Kauravas and the Pāṇḍavas fought the great battle at this place. Because of that this place got the name Samantapañcaka. (Mahābhārata Ādi Parva, Chapter 2, Verse 13).
(iv) It was according to the advice of Balabhadrarāma that this place was selected as the battlefield. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 55, Verse 5).
(v) Duryodhana was killed at Samantapañcaka. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 89, Verse 40). (See full article at Story of Samantapañcaka from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक).—A lake of five ponds dug by Paraśurāma at Kurukṣetra to propitiate his Pitṛs.*
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक) refers to the name of a Spot or Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.2.1, III.81.178IX.36.42). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Samantapañcaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक).—Name of the district called Kurukṣetra or of a place near it; Ve.6.
Derivable forms: samantapañcakam (समन्तपञ्चकम्).
Samantapañcaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms samanta and pañcaka (पञ्चक).
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaṃ) Name of a holy place near Kurukshetra.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक):—[=sam-anta-pañcaka] [from sam-anta] n. Name of the district Kuru-kṣetra or of a Tīrtha in it (where Paraśu-rāma is said to have destroyed the Kṣatriyas), [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]
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