, meaning "five people", is the common name given to five most ancient vedic kshatriya
tribes. It is supposed they are all descendants of Five Folks
and are known by that name for e.g. yadav for descendants of Yadu
for descendants of Puru
and so on. Some scholars believe they were different tribes who came as different waves of immigrants.
Panchjanya is also the name of the conch
) in Hindu
mythology which was blown by Lord Krishna
at the start of the Mahabharata War
between the Kauravas
at Kurukshetra, which was a Dharam-yudha
(sacred war for the righteous) between the usurper
's hundred sons, the eldest being Duryodhana
, and the five Pandavas (the cousins) supported by Lord Krishna himself.
Panchjanya when blown by the Lord Himself symbolised the war was won by the righteous Pandavas. Panchjanya is the "Udghosh", the sound of righteousness to be heard by the people of the world. Panchjanya is mentioned in the text 15 of the first chapter of Shrimadbhagwad GITA. Panchjanya, the great conch was a token of gift taken from Panchjana
, the navigator in whose ship Srikrishna voyaged to rescue Sandipani's son.
Krishna's Conchshell===Krishna's conchshell is known as Pāñcajanya. This Pāñcajanya conch is also mentioned in Bhagavad-gītā. Sr Krishna sounded it before the Battle of Kurukshetra. It is said that when Lord Krishna blows on His transcendental conchshell, the wives of the demons become subject... Read More