Bhanga, Bhaṅgā, Bhaṅga, Bhamga: 29 definitions


Bhanga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhaṅgā (भङ्गा) refers to “hemp”:—Bhaṅgā is a Sanskrit word referring to the leaf of “Cannabis sativa” and is used throughout Ayurvedic literature and the Atharva-veda. It has a synonym named Vijayā. It is sometimes used for ritualistic worship and/or to induce a state of trance.

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to a “fracture”, as mentioned in verse 4.32 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] those which (are) caused by demons, poison, wind, fire, ruptures, fractures [viz., bhaṅga-sambhava] etc. and (include) passion, anger, fear etc. are the (so-called) accidental diseases”.

Note: Bhaṅga (“fracture”) has been rendered by chag(s)-grugs, a hendiadys literally meaning “breaking & crumbling”.

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Śodhana: An Ayurvedic process for detoxification

Bhaṅgā (भङ्गा) refers to the medicinal plant known Cannabis sativa Linn.—Leaves of Bhaṅgā are bitter, astringent, tonic, aphrodisiac, alterative, intoxicating, stomachic, analgesic, and abortifacient. It is used for the treatment of convulsions, otalgia, abdominal disorders, malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhea, skin diseases, hysteria, insomnia, gonorrhea, colic, tetanus, and hydrophobia.

In order to reduce these toxic effects, Bhaṅgā is boiled with Babbula Tvak kvātha for 3 h and the powder obtained is triturated with Godugdha. Toxic effects of Bhaṅgā can also be reduced by triturating with babbula-tvak-kvātha and frying the powder obtained in Cow Ghee.

(cf. Āyurvedaprakāśa, Yogaratnākara and Rasataraṅgiṇī)

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग).—A serpent born in the Takṣaka dynasty. Bhaṅga was burnt to ashes at the Serpent Yajña performed by King Janamejaya. (Mahābhārata, Chapter 57, Verse 9).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

1) Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to the “touch (of Śiva’s eyebrows)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “[...] Śiva, the lord of gods, is devoid of riches created by Brahmā. But His mind is engrossed in the ocean of true knowledge. [...] He is attributeless, supreme soul, great lord and greater than Prakṛti. He can create and annihilate things by a mere sportive touch of His eyebrows (bhrū-bhaṅga-līlā). His manifestations are threefold, He is the cause of creation sustenance and annihilation in the names of Brahmā Viṣṇu and Śiva. Brahmā stays in Brahmaloka, Viṣṇu in the milk ocean, Śiva in Kailāsa, all these are the attributes of Śiva. [...]”.

2) Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to an “interruption (to amorous dalliance)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.1 (“The dalliance of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Lord Viṣṇu said to Brahmā: “O creator of the universe, there is nothing to worry about. Everything will be well. O lord of gods, seek refuge in the great lord Śiva. O lord of subjects, the people who dedicate their minds to and seek refuge in Him joyously and devoutly have nothing to fear from any quarter. The interruption to amorous dalliance (śṛṅgāra-bhaṅga) will take place at the proper time, not now, O Brahmā. Any task carried out at the proper time shall be crowned with success, not otherwise. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to the “inflexions of the body”, and forms one of the three divisions of pratimālakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons), as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The bhaṅgas are the flexions of the body. The poses and the inclinations of the figures are the peculiar characteristics of the South Indian images. The easy pose and the exquisite balance of some of these images are so very remarkable in their aesthetic quality and are based on certain rules as to the bent and disposition of the trunk and legs laid down in the sculptor’s handbooks. The bend in the body of an icon is called bhaṅga (flexions or attitudes).

They are three [bhaṅgas], namely

  1. abhaṅga,
  2. samabhaṅga,
  3. atibhaṅga,

The bhaṅgas play a vital role in the postures of the deities and also while depicting them in dance. Gods and goddesses are mostly found in samabhaṅga pose, which is equivalent to the nata and unnata of dancing. The atibhaṅga and the abhaṅga postures are found in dance practice, but there is no exact term given for these postures in dance.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to the “destruction (of the body)”, according to the Mṛgendrāgama Kriyāpāda verse 8.6-7.—Accordingly, “The śivadharmiṇī [initiation] is the root of success for the fruits of the Śaiva religion for the individual soul. There is another [kind of śivadharmiṇī] taught without the destruction (bhaṅga) of the body, up until the dissolution of the world. The remaining one is taught to be the lokadharmiṇī, for the purpose of [attaining the eight-fold supernatural powers] starting with aṇimā after the current life, after all the bad portions [of karma] were destroyed at all reality levels”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग, ‘hemp’) is mentioned in the Atharvaveda. In the Rigveda it is an epithet of Soma, presumably in the sense of ‘intoxicating’, which then came to designate hemp.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to “crushing”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 4).—Accordingly, “[Question: Why is the Buddha called Bhagavat?]—[Answer]: [...] Furthermore, bhāga means to crush (bhaṅga) and vat indicates the ability. The person who can crush desire (rāga), hatred (dveṣa) and stupidity (moha) is called Bhagavat”.

2) Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to “(the nature of) perishing”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 31).—Accordingly, “The yogin also says to himself: ‘It is because of happiness that one becomes attached to the body; but who is experiencing this happiness?’ Having reflected, he knows that feeling (vedanā) comes from the mind (citta). It is following mental elation (cittakṣepa) and a misunderstanding (viparyāsa) that beings experience a given happiness. The Yogin must take into account that the mind which is transitory (anitya) has the nature of being born and perishing (utpāda-bhaṅga-lakṣaṇa) and lasts for only a moment, is unable to experience happiness. [...]”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) refers to “destruction”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as the Lord said: “[...] [On the contrary,] these three elements [namely, earth, water, and wind] are endowed with origination and destruction (utpāda-bhaṅga-yuktā), unstable and of no long duration. It is perceived that these are changeable, but space is by no means changeable. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Erowid: Psychoactive Plants in Tantric Buddhism

Vangasena’s Compendium of the Essence of Medicine, an eleventh-century Bengali medicinal text, describes cannabis (bhanga) as “a drug like opium” and prescribes it as a medicine to enhance longevity.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhaṅga.—(Chamba), a land measure; a share or portion. (IA 23), hemp. Note: bhaṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhanga [भांग] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Cannabis sativa L. from the Cannabaceae (Marijuana) family having the following synonyms: Cannabis indica, Cannabis chinensis, Cannabis generalis. For the possible medicinal usage of bhanga, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Bhanga in India is the name of a plant defined with Viscum album in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices.

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Taxon (1980)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaṅga : (m.) breaking up; dissolution. (nt.), the humped cloth.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Bhaṅga, 2 (nt.) (cp. Class. Sk. bhaṅga, fr. bhañj: see bhañjati) 1. (lit.) breaking, breaking off, in sākhā° a layer of broken-off branches J. III, 407.—2. (fig.) breaking up, dissolution, disruption (see on form Cpd. 25, 66) Ps. I, 57 sq. (°ânupassanā insight into disruption), quoted & explained at Vism. 640 sq. ; VbhA. 27 (°khaṇa); Sdhp. 48, 78 (āsā°). Cp. vi°. (Page 496)

2) Bhaṅga, 1 (nt.) (cp. Sk. bhaṅga, which occurs already Atharva-veda XI. 6. 15 (see Zimmer. Altind. Leben 68), also Av. baṃha, Polish pienka hemp. On its possible etym. connection with Vedic śaṇa (Ath. Veda II. 4. 5) =P. saṇa & sāṇa hemp (=Gr. kάnnabis, Ger. hanf, E. hemp) see Walde, Lat. Wtb. s. v. cannabis) hemp; coarse hempen cloth Vin. I, 58 (where combined with sāṇa). (Page 496)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhaṅga (भंग).—m (S) Fracture; act of breaking or broken state. 2 Act of breaking or broken state (in numerous shades or diversifications of the sense);--splitting, bursting, crushing, shattering, destroying, blasting (of things in general, of armies, of affairs); violating (as of a promise); infringing (as of a law or rule); dissolving or disuniting (as of associations); subduing, appalling (as of the spirit): also the state occasioned by such action. 3 Liability or obnoxiousness to fracture, injury, decay. Ex. lākaḍī kāma karāvēṃ tyāpēkṣāṃ dagaḍī kāmāsa bhaṅga nā- hīṃ; hyā dhōtarāsa sāhā mahinyāṃsa bhaṅga nāhīṃ. In this sense used esp. with neg. con. With this word are formed many elegant and expressive compounds, of which, as but few of them can be inserted in order, the following specimens may be studied;--ājñābhaṅga Violation or neglect of a command, disobedience; āśābhaṅga Destruction of hope or expectation, disappointment; utsāhabhaṅga Damping or blasting the ardor or spirit of; or breaking in upon and interrupting a festival; icchābhaṅga, kāryabhaṅga, gātrabhaṅga, gṛhabhaṅga, chandōbhaṅga, tapōbhaṅga, tējōbhaṅga, dhairyabhaṅga, niyamabhaṅga, prītibhaṅga, manōbhaṅga, mānabhaṅga, rājyabhaṅga, vratabhaṅga, śaktibhaṅga, sainyabhaṅga, snēhabhaṅga. bhaṅgāsa jāṇēṃ To be broken up; to be smashed, dissolved, destroyed, ruined.

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bhaṅga (भंग).—f (bhaṅgā S) Hemp, Cannabis sativa.

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bhāṅga (भांग).—m (bhaṅga S) The line along the sinciput (of females) made by parting the hair on both sides. 2 Neaptide.

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bhāṅga (भांग).—f (bhaṅgā S) Hemp, Cannabis sativa. 2 The intoxicating potion prepared from it: also the pālā or leaves.

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bhāṅgā (भांगा).—m R A field or a division of a field.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bhaṅga (भंग).—m Fracture; act of breaking. f Hemp.

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bhāṅga (भांग).—m The line along the sinciput made by parting the hair on both sides; neap-tide. f Hemp; the intoxicating potion prepared from it.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग).—[bhañj-bhāvādau ghañ]

1) Breaking, breaking down, shattering, tearing down, splitting, dividing; भङ्गः स जिष्णोर्धृतिमुन्ममाथ (bhaṅgaḥ sa jiṣṇordhṛtimunmamātha) Kirātārjunīya 17.29. वार्यर्गलाभङ्ग इव प्रवृत्तः (vāryargalābhaṅga iva pravṛttaḥ) R.5.45.

2) A break, fracture, breach.

3) Plucking off, lopping; आम्रकलिकाभङ्ग (āmrakalikābhaṅga) Ś.6.

4) Separation, analysis.

5) A portion, bit, fragment, detached portion; पुष्पोच्चयः पल्लवभङ्गभिन्नः (puṣpoccayaḥ pallavabhaṅgabhinnaḥ) Kumārasambhava 3.61; R.16.16.

6) Fall, downfall, decay, destruction, ruin; as in राज्य°, सत्त्व° (rājya°, sattva°) &c.

7) Breaking up, dispersion; यात्राभङ्ग (yātrābhaṅga) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.

8) Defeat, overthrow, discomfiture, rout; भग्ने भग्नमवाप्नुयात् (bhagne bhagnamavāpnuyāt) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.41; प्रसभं भङ्गमभङ्गुरोदयः (prasabhaṃ bhaṅgamabhaṅgurodayaḥ) (nayati) Śiśupālavadha 16.72.

9) Failure, disappointment, frustration; तत्पूर्वभङ्गे वितथप्रयत्नः (tatpūrvabhaṅge vitathaprayatnaḥ) R.2.42. (v. l.); आशाभङ्ग (āśābhaṅga) &c.

1) Rejection, refusal; अभ्यर्थनाभङ्गभयेन साधुर्माध्यस्थमिष्टेऽ- प्यवलम्बतेऽर्थे (abhyarthanābhaṅgabhayena sādhurmādhyasthamiṣṭe'- pyavalambate'rthe) Kumārasambhava 1.52.

11) A chasm, fissure.

12) Interruption, obstacle, disturbance; निद्रा°, गति° (nidrā°, gati°) Kirātārjunīya 17.29.

13) Non-performance, suspension, stoppage.

14) Taking to flight, flight.

15) (a) A bend, fold. (b) A wave; क्षौमे भङ्गवती तरङ्गतरले फेनाम्बुतुल्ये वहन् (kṣaume bhaṅgavatī taraṅgatarale phenāmbutulye vahan) Nāg.5.2; ज्वालाभङ्गैः (jvālābhaṅgaiḥ) (= Wavelike flames) Nāg.5.21.

16) Contraction, bending, knitting; ग्रीवाभङ्गाभिरामम् (grīvābhaṅgābhirāmam) Ś1.7; so भ्रूभङ्ग (bhrūbhaṅga) Uttararāmacarita 5.36.

17) Going, motion.

18) Paralysis.

19) Fraud, deceit.

2) A canal, water-course.

21) A circumlocutory or round-about way of speaking or acting; see भङ्गि (bhaṅgi).

22) Hemp.

23) (With Buddhists) The constant decay taking place in the universe; constant change.

24) (With Jainas) A dialectical formula beginning with स्यात् (syāt).

Derivable forms: bhaṅgaḥ (भङ्गः).

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Bhaṅgā (भङ्गा).—

1) Hemp.

2) An intoxicating drink prepared from hemp.

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Bhāṅga (भाङ्ग).—a. (-ṅgī f.) [भङ्गाया इदम् अण् (bhaṅgāyā idam aṇ)] Made of hemp, hempen.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. Breaking, splitting. 2. A chasm, a fissure, a division. 3. Defeat, discomfiture. 4. Disappointment. 5. Fear. 6. Dishonesty, fraud, circumvention, cheating. 7. Going, motion. 8. A wave. 9. A water-course, a canal. 10. Disease in general. 11. A disease, (hemiplegia, palsy.) 12. Interruption of the voice. f.

(-ṅgā) 1. Hemp, (Cannabis sativa.) 2. A plant, commonly Teori. 3. A fibrous plant from which a sort of flax is obtained, (Crotolaria juncea.) E. bhañj to break, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग).—i. e. bhañj + a, I. m. 1. Breaking, [Pañcatantra] iii. [distich] 16. 2. A fissure, a broken piece, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 107 (a branch). 3. Interruption, [Pañcatantra] 8, 19; obstacle, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 12, 17. 4. Repudiation. 5. Defeat, discomfiture, destruction, [Hitopadeśa] 100, 3; ruin, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 76, 18. 6. Disappointment, neglect, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 52. 7. Fear, [Pañcatantra] 219, 18; iv. [distich] 43. 8. Curving, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 7; knitting (the brow), [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 138, 3. 9. Fraud. 10. A wave. 11. A water-course. 12. Disease. Ii. f. Hemp.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग).—[adjective] breaking.

— [masculine] the act of breaking, bending, or curving; breach, fracture, division, separation, downfall, ruin, destruction, interruption, disturbance, frustration, disappointment, defeat; bend, fold, wave; hemp (also [feminine] bhaṅgā).

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Bhāṅga (भाङ्ग).—[adjective] hempen.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhaṅga (भङ्ग):—a etc. See p. 744, col. 3.

2) [from bhañj] b mfn. breaking, bursting (said of the Soma), [Ṛg-veda ix, 61, 13]

3) [v.s. ...] m. breaking, splitting, dividing, shattering, breaking down or up, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a break or breach ([literally] and [figuratively]), disturbance, interruption, frustration, humiliation, abatement, downfall, decay, ruin, destruction, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] fracture (See asthi-bh)

6) [v.s. ...] paralysis, palsy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] bending, bowing, stretching out (See karṇa-, gātra-, -grīvā-bh)

8) [v.s. ...] knitting, contraction (See bhrū-bh)

9) [v.s. ...] separation, analysis (of words), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

10) [v.s. ...] overthrow, rout, defeat (also in a lawsuit), [Hitopadeśa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

11) [v.s. ...] rejection, refusal, [Kālidāsa]

12) [v.s. ...] refutation, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

13) [v.s. ...] panic, fear, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

14) [v.s. ...] pain (See pārśva-bh)

15) [v.s. ...] a piece broken off, morsel, fragment, [Kālidāsa; Kādambarī]

16) [v.s. ...] a bend, fold, Sah. (cf. vastra-bh); a wave, [Raghuvaṃśa; Gīta-govinda]

17) [v.s. ...] cf. [Lithuanian] bangá

18) [v.s. ...] a water-course, channel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

19) [v.s. ...] fraud, deceit, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

20) [v.s. ...] a tortuous course, roundabout way of speaking (= or [wrong reading] for bhaṅgi), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

21) [v.s. ...] toilet, fashion (for bhaṅgi?), [Varāha-mihira]

22) [v.s. ...] = gamana, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

23) [v.s. ...] Name of a serpent-demon, [Mahābhārata]

24) [v.s. ...] (with Buddhists) the constant decay taking place in the universe, constant flux or change

25) [v.s. ...] (with Jainas) a dialectical formula beginning with syāt q.v.

26) [v.s. ...] hemp, [Atharva-veda]

27) Bhaṅgā (भङ्गा):—[from bhaṅga > bhañj] a f. See below.

28) [from bhañj] b f. hemp (Cannabis Sativa)

29) [v.s. ...] an intoxicating beverage (or narcotic drug commonly called ‘Bhang’) prepared from the hemp plant, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

30) [v.s. ...] Convolvulus Turpethum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

31) Bhāṅga (भाङ्ग):—mf(ī)n. ([from] bhaṅgā) hempen, made or consisting of hemp, [Kauśika-sūtra]

32) n. ([scilicet] kṣetra) a field of hemp, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग):—(ṅgaḥ) 1. m. A breaking; a wave; defeat; chasm; fear; fraud; robbing. f. Hemp, (ṅgā) flax plant.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhaṅga (भङ्ग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhaṃga, Bhaṃgā.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Bhaṃga (भंग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhaṅga.

2) Bhaṃga (भंग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bhṛṅga.

3) Bhaṃgā (भंगा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Bhaṅgā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaṃga (ಭಂಗ):—

1) [noun] a breaking, shattering, splitting or being broken, shattered, split, etc.

2) [noun] a dividing or being divided; separation.

3) [noun] that which is broken, shattered or split.

4) [noun] a part or portion separated from a whole; a piece.

5) [noun] a part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual; a share.

6) [noun] a breach, rift; a break.

7) [noun] the state or fact of being spoiled.

8) [noun] the fact of being defeated.

9) [noun] the state or fact of being humiliated; loss of one’s pride, prestige, status, etc.

10) [noun] anything that distresses; affliction; distress.

11) [noun] a ripple, undulation or wave.

12) [noun] lack of something necessary for completeness or imperfection or weakness; deficiency; shortcoming; a flaw; a fault; a defect.

13) [noun] the condition of being disappointed; disappointment.

14) [noun] a place or point where something is bent; a bend; a curve; a turn.

15) [noun] the act of bending or being bent.

16) [noun] the act or manner of flying or moving through space; a flight.

17) [noun] the act or process of moving; movement.

18) [noun] the condition of being crooked (as a hook).

19) [noun] a fold of a cloth.

20) [noun] the act of cheating or being cheated; deception.

21) [noun] (dance) (archit.) a bending of the body (at one or more points) while standing.

22) [noun] a violating or being violated; as a) infringement or breach, as of a law, rule, right, etc.; b) sexual assault; rape; c) desecration of something sacred, as a temple; d) interruption; disturbance.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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