Khangara, Khaṅgara, Khaṃgāra, Khamgara: 5 definitions

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Khangara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

India history and geography

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (History)

Khaṃgāra (खंगार) is the name of an ancient king, as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Jayasiṃha killed King Khaṃgāra and in his place appointed the governor by the name of Sajjaṇa”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

khaṅgara (खंगर) [or खंगार, khaṅgāra].—m A vitrified brick or tile.

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khaṅgāra (खंगार).—a Decrepit, infirm, decayed; worn and wasted from age--men, animals, trees. 2 Laxly. Sterile, poor, lean, meagre, bad--a country, lands, soil, crop.

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

khaṅgāra (खंगार).—a Decrepit, decayed.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Khaṃgāra (खंगार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Khaṅgāra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Khaṅgāra (खङ्गार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khaṃgāra.

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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 (even English!). 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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