Kurujangala, Kuru-jangala, Kurujāṅgala: 7 definitions

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Kurujangala means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Kurujāṅgala) is named Caṇḍeśa. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल).—(c)—the kingdom of Parīkṣit. Visited by Śuka and Vidura;1 a Pāñcāla kingdom.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 46; 10. 34; 16. 11; III. 1. 24; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 100; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 93.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 21. 9 and 28.

1b) Heard of Kṛṣṇa going to Mithilā and met him with presents.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 86. 20.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.43) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kuru-jāṅgala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Kurujangala (कुरुजाङ्गल): An ancient kingdom of India, in the north near the Yamuna and Ganges rivers. The main cities of the region are Hastinapura and Indraprastha. Its kings are sometimes called the Kurus. On a modern map of India, this kingdom roughly forms most of the Haryana state. Indraprastha (now known as Delhi the capital of India) was its capital.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल).—[= kurukṣetra] q. v.

Derivable forms: kurujāṅgalam (कुरुजाङ्गलम्).

Kurujāṅgala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuru and jāṅgala (जाङ्गल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल).—1. n. the name of a country, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 68, 13. 2. m. pl. the name of its inhabitants, Mahābhārata 3, 356.

Kurujāṅgala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kuru and jāṅgala (जाङ्गल).

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

1) Kurujāṅgala (कुरुजाङ्गल):—[=kuru-jāṅgala] [from kuru] n. Name of a country, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of that country, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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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