Langala, aka: Lāṅgala, Laṅgala; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल):—Son of Śuddhoda (son of Śākya). He will be born in the future and become a king. He will have a son called Prasenajit. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.12.14)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1a) Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—A son of Śuddhoda, and father of Prasenajit;1 in charge of a Samhitā.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 12. 14.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 47.

1b) As a weapon of Śeṣa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 18; V. 33. 30.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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)

Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “plough”, or it can refer to a kind of pole used in gathering fruit from a tree.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laṅgala (लङ्गल).—A plough.

Derivable forms: laṅgalam (लङ्गलम्).

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Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—[laṅg kalac pṛṣo° vṛddhiḥ bhuvi gacchati Uṇ.1.15]

1) A plough; लाङ्गलग्लपितग्रीवा मुसलैर्भिन्नमस्तकाः (lāṅgalaglapitagrīvā musalairbhinnamastakāḥ) Rām.7.7. 47.

2) A plough-shaped beam or timber.

3) The palm tree.

4) The membrum virile.

5) A kind of flower.

6) A particular appearance of the moon.

7) A kind of timber (used in building houses).

8) A pole for gathering fruit from a tree; Rām.

-laḥ A kind of rice.

-lā The cocoa-nut tree.

Derivable forms: lāṅgalam (लाङ्गलम्).

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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