Golangula, aka: Golāṅgūla, Golāṅgūlā; 4 Definition(s)
Golangula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
1a) Golāṅgūla (गोलाङ्गूल).—A Vānara chief.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 244.
1b) Born of Pulaha—a Vānara tribe.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 175.
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.
Itihasa (narrative history)
Golāṅgūlā (गोलाङ्गूला) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.62) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Golāṅgūlā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.(Source): JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
gōlāṅgula (गोलांगुल).—m S A kind of monkey, described as of a black color and having a tail like a cow's tail. Ex. niḷyāñcē mayura dhāvati || ratnāñciṃ gōlāṅgulēṃ nācati ||.
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gōḷāṅgūḷa (गोळांगूळ).—m n (Properly gōlāṅgūla) A kind of monkey.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gōlāṅgula (गोलांगुल).—m A kind of monkey.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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