Changa, Chaṅga, Cha-anga: 3 definitions


Changa means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

Ambiguity: Although Changa has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Canga. It further has the optional forms Chaṅga and Chāṅga.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Chaṅga.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 310), a measure of grain. Note: chaṅga 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Chaṅga refers to: the set of six Vedāṅgas, disciplines of Vedic science, viz. 1. kappa, 2. vyākaraṇā, 3. nirutti, 4. sikkhā, 5. chando (viciti), 6. jotisattha (thus enumerated at VvA.265; at PvA.97 in sequence 4, 1, 3, 2, 6, 5): D.III, 269; Vv 6316; Pv.II, 613; Miln.178, 236. With ref. to the upekkhās, one is called the “one of six parts” (chaḷ-aṅg’upekkhā) Vism.160.

Note: chaṅga is a Pali compound consisting of the words cha and aṅga.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Changa in Hindi refers in English to:—(a) healed, recovered; good, sound, —[bhala] hale and hearty, in good health; —[karana] to cure, to restore to normal health; —[hona] to recover; to be restored to normal health..—changa (चंगा) is alternatively transliterated as Caṃgā.

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