Panchachuta

An apsara, describing women in the Mahabharata.

To be read here
https://en.krishnakosh.org/krishna/Mahabharata_Anushasna_Parva_Chapter_38

Pratikami

Pratikami was the one who had to bring Draupadi to the dice hall after Yudhishthira had gambled everything away.

Read about the game of dice here
https://erenow.net/common/the-mahabharata-a-modern-rendering-vol-1/85.php

Pakkanar

A sage from Kerala, one of Vararuchi’s children.

Read about Pakkanar here
https://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2014/01/pakkanar-and-legend-behind-ivy-gourd.html

Perumtachan

An architect from Kerala, one of Vararuchi’s children.

Read about Perumtachan here
https://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2014/01/perumthachan-great-architect.html

Palur Padippura

A center of Astrology in Kerala.

Read the myth here
https://keralamythology.blogspot.com/2012/08/pazhoor-patippurathe-last-word-in.html

Prapanna Gita

See Pandava Gita.

Pandava Gita

The song of the Pandavas, also called Prapanna Gita, where Prapanna means Bhakti.

It is a collection of verses sung by different charaters of mythology.

Read Pandava Gita here
http://innertraditions.blogspot.com/2013/06/pandava-gita-translation.html

Panchabhuta Sthalam

See Panchabhuta.

Panchayatana Puja

A puja established by Shankara, to unite the different sects, practiced by the Smarta Sampradaya.

Five deities are worshiped together, Shiva, Vishnu, the Goddess (Parvati), Surya and a personal deity of the believer, usually Ganesha or Karttikeya.

The chosen deity is placed in the middle of the other four. If Shiva sits in the middle it is a Shivayatana Puja, if the Foddess sits in the middle it is a Deviyatana Puja etc.

Padmapada

Shankara had four primary disciples he installed as acharyas of the four maths.
Hastamalaka in Puri, Sureshvara in Sringeri, Padmapada in Dwaraka, Totaka in Jyotirmath (near Badrinath).

Read about Padmapada here
https://www.sringeri.net/history/sri-adi-shankaracharya/primary-disciples