Kacangala, aka: Kacaṅgala; 3 Definition(s)
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
See Kajangala.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Kacaṅgalā (कचङ्गला).—(= Pali Kajaṅgalā, °la), (1) n. of a town: Jm 113.22 °lāyāṃ, loc.; Av ii.41.5 f., id.; (2) n. 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: Av ii.41.6 ff. (this is an embroidered form of the Pali story of the nun Kajaṅgalā, Aṅguttaranikāya (Pali) v.54 ff.); MSV i.20.4 ff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-laḥ) The ocean. E. kaca a cloud, aṅga the body, and la what takes or receives.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Kajaṅgala (कजङ्गल) is the name of an ancient locality situated in Majjhimadesa (Middle Country)...
Kācaṅgalīya (काचङ्गलीय).—adj., of (the town) Kacaṅgalā: Av ii.41.5 °ye vanaṣaṇḍe.
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