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Panchajanya

Name of Krishna's conch.

Palasa

A tree, also called the "flame of the forest".

Panchala

Panchala corresponds to the geographical area between the Ganges River and Yamuna River around the city of Kanpur and Benares. Anciently, it was home to an Indian Kingdom, the Panchalas, one of the Mahajanapadas.

Panchali

Another name of Draupadi, Queen of the Pandavas and daughter of King Drupada.

Panchalya

A son of King Drupada who died in the war.

Panchvati

The place beside the river Godavari where Rama, Sita and Laxmana stayed in exile.

Pandavas

Pandavas are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri. They are Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna and Nakula , Sahadeva.

Pandu

Second son of Vichitravirya and Ambalika who succeeded to the throne of Hastinapura on his father's death, as his elder brother Dhritarashtra was born blind, father of the Pandavas.

Paramhamsa

The supreme swan.

Parasara

A great sage, father of Veda Vyasa.

Parashurama

Sixth avatara of Vishnu, the son of Jamadagni. His name literally means Rama-with-the-axe. He received an axe after undertaking a terrible penance to please Shiva, from whom he learned the methods of warfare and other skills. Parashurama's creation was a mistake as his mother was given a concoction made to produce a Kshatriya child. Parashurama was of mixed varna.

Partha

Another name of Arjuna.

Paravasu

Son of Raibhva and elder brother of Arvavasu whose wife was violated by Yavakrida, who was killed with a spear by a friend for his sin.

Parikshit

Son of Abhimanyu and grandson of the Pandavas who was crowned King after the holocaust claimed the Kauravas and the Pandavas.

Parada

The name of a brahman who brought news of Nala to Damayanti.

Parvati

Goddess of love, the consort of Shiva and mother of Ganesha and Karthikeya.

Pasupatastra

Pasupatastra is the irresistible and most destructive personal weapon of Siva.

Paurava

A Kaurava hero.

Pavanrekha

Wife of Ugrasena, mother of Kamsa.

Phalguna

Arjuna.

Pitamaha

Literally means grandfather. Bhishma.

Prabhasa

The Vasu who seized Vasishtha's divine cow.

Pradyumna

Son of Krishna and Rukmani.

Prahasta

Means long-head, One of Ravana's generals slain by Nila.

Prajapati

Prajapatis are a group (or one) of creation gods, children of Brahma, including Daksha.

Prasad

Food or other offerings, considered to be sanctified, after being presented to God. Naivedhya.

Pratikhami

Duryodhana's charioteer.

Prayag

The holy place where Ganga and Jamuna meet.

Pritha

Mother of Karna and of the Pandavas; equvivalent Kunti.

Pudarikaksha

Krishna, the lotus-eyed one.

Purochana

An architect and friend of Duryodhana, who built a beautiful wax palace named "Sivam" in Varanavata.

Purumitra

A Kaurava warrior.

Purushartha

The four chief aims of human life. Arranged from lowest to highest, these goals are sensual pleasures ( kama), worldly status and security (artha), personal righteousness and social morality (dharma), and liberation from the cycle of reincarnation (moksha).

Purushottama

An epithet of Sri Krishna. It is one of the names of Vishnu and means the Supreme and ideal most amoung men.

Pushkara

The brother of Nala to whom nala lost his Kingdom and all that he possessed in gambling.

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