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From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Pañcabāṇa literally means ‘one who wields five arrows’.

Manmatha, the god of love or lust, is said to discharge five kinds of flowers as arrows from his bow made of sugarcane stalk towards his victims to make them lovelorn. Hence it is named as Pañcabāṇa.[1][2]


  1. Pañca means five.
  2. Bāṇa means arrow.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore