Janga, aka: Jaṅga; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Janga 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Jaṅga (जङ्ग).—(c) a Janapada of the Ketumāla country.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 44. 14.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Jaṅga (जङ्ग, “shanks”) refers to one of the nine “minor limbs” (pratyaṅga), which represents a division of Āṅgikābhinaya (gesture language of the limbs) as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—Āṅgika-abhinaya is the gesture language of the limbs. Dance is an art that expresses itself through the medium of body, and therefore, āṅgikābhinaya is essential for any dance and especially for any classical dance of India. Pratyaṅgas or the minor limbs consist of shoulders, shoulder blades, arms, back, thighs and calves [viz., Jaṅga]; at times the wrists, knees and elbows are also counted among minor limbs.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

jaṅga (जंग).—m ( P) Rust of iron, sometimes of copper or brass. v caḍha. 2 fig. Loss of readiness, sharpness, brightness, through disuse or inaction; rust Ex. bārā varṣē āvṛtti kēlī nāhīṃ mhaṇūna mājhyā vidyēvara jaṅga caḍhalā. jaṅga dēṇēṃ To remain long; to last well--persons or things in any business, or in any application or use.

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jaṅga (जंग).—m ( P) War or warfare, battling, national fighting. The word is uncommon, but the following phrase, although unknown in its literal sense, is common enough. jaṅga jaṅga pachāḍaṇēṃ with sīṃ or barōbara of o. (To do vehement battle with.) To make strenuous efforts or exceeding exertion.

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jāṅga (जांग).—f (Commonly jāṅgha) The thigh. 2 The pubic region or groin.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

jaṅga (जंग).—m Rust of iron. Loss of readiness, sharpness, brightness-through dis- use. jaṅga jaṅga pachāḍaṇēṃ (To do vehement battle with: jaṅga War, battling.) To make strenuous efforts or exceeding exertion.

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jāṅga (जांग).—f The thigh. The public region.

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

Jaṅga (जङ्ग).—Fight; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: jaṅgaḥ (जङ्गः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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jaṅgēla (जंगेल).—a (jaṅga) Rusty gen.
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jāṅgāṇḍa (जांगांड).—n A slighting form of jāṅga The thigh.
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