Dirghajangha, Dīrghajaṅgha, Dirgha-jangha, Dīrghajaṅghā: 5 definitions


Dirghajangha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Dīrghajaṅgha (दीर्घजङ्घ) is the name of the brother of Supratīka, a yakṣa who was cursed to be born as a piśāca (named Kāṇabhūti) by Kubera, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara. Supratīka was cursed for his friendship with the rākṣasa named Sthūlaśiras. Dīrghajaṅgha asked Kubera when his brother would be released from the cursed, who answered as follows: “After thy brother has heard the great tale from Puṣpadanta, who has been born into this world in consequence of a curse, and after he has in turn told it to Mālyavān, who owing to a curse has become a human being, he together with those two Gaṇas shall be released from the effects of the curse.”

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Dīrghajaṅgha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dīrghajaṅghā (दीर्घजङ्घा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.93) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dīrghajaṅghā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghajaṅgha (दीर्घजङ्घ).—

1) a camel.

2) a crane.

Derivable forms: dīrghajaṅghaḥ (दीर्घजङ्घः).

Dīrghajaṅgha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and jaṅgha (जङ्घ).

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

Dīrghajaṅgha (दीर्घजङ्घ).—mfn.

(-ṅghaḥ-ṅghā-ṅghaṃ) Long-thighed. m.

(-ṅghaḥ) 1. A crane. 2. A camel. E. dīrgha long, and jaṅghā a thigh.

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

1) Dīrghajaṅgha (दीर्घजङ्घ):—[=dīrgha-jaṅgha] [from dīrgha] m. ‘l°-legged’, a camel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Ardea Nivea, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a Yakṣa, [Kathāsaritsāgara ii, 20.]

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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. 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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