From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancacaras, PaJcAcAras, Paycaacaaras

Pañcācāras literally means ‘the five aspects of religious or spiritual conduct’.

These are the five religious disciplines prescribed for everyone of the Vīraśaiva sect.


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