Kacangala, Kacaṅgala: 4 definitions

Introduction

Kacangala means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kachangala.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Kajangala.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kacaṅgalā (कचङ्गला).—(= Pali Kajaṅgalā, °la), (1) name of a town: Jātakamālā 113.22 °lāyāṃ, loc.; Avadāna-śataka ii.41.5 f., id.; (2) name of an old woman who lived in this town, who had been the mother of the Bodhisattva in former births and whom [Page164-a+ 71] the Buddha initiated as a nun: Avadāna-śataka ii.41.6 ff. (this is an embroidered form of the Pali story of the nun Kajaṅgalā, Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) v.54 ff.); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.20.4 ff.

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

Kacaṅgala (कचङ्गल).—m.

(-laḥ) The ocean. E. kaca a cloud, aṅga the body, and la what takes or receives.

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

1) Kacaṅgala (कचङ्गल):—n. the ocean, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) a free market (a place of sale paying no duty or custom), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Name of a region.

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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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