Langala, Lāṅgala, Laṅgala: 10 definitions

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Langala 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—m. pl., name of a brahmanical gotra: Divyāvadāna 635.14; (name of a brahmanical school, of the Chandogas: Divyāvadāna 637.27; compare [Boehtlingk] s.v., 2b).

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

Laṅgala (लङ्गल).—n.

(-laṃ) A plough.

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Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. A plough. 2. The penis. 3. The palm tree. 4. A sort of flower. 5. The main beam of a house. f. (-lī) 1. An aquatic shrub, (Jussiaea repens.) 2. A creeping shrub, (Commelina salicifolia.) 3. Another creeper, (Nama repens.) 4. A plant, (Gloriosa superba.) E. lagi to go, to limp, &c., Unadi aff. kalac, and the vowel made long.

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

Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—vb. lag, cf. lāṅgula, I. n. 1. The penis. 2. A plough, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 98. 3. The main beam of a house. 4. The palm tree. Ii. f. , The name of several plants.

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

Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल).—[neuter] plough.

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

1) Laṅgala (लङ्गल):—n. = lāṅgala (q.v.), a plough, [Kāṭhaka]

2) Name of a country, [Buddhist literature] ([varia lectio] lāṅgala).

3) Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल):—n. (cf.lag and laṅg) a plough, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) a kind of pole used in gathering fruit from a tree, [Rāmāyaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) a plough-shaped beam or timber (used in the construction of a house), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) a [particular] appearance presented by the moon, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

7) the palm tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) a kind of flower, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) membrum virile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. lāṅgūla)

10) m. a kind of rice, [Caraka]

11) Name of a son of Śuddhoda and grandson of Śākya, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

12) [plural] Name of a school, [Saṃhitā-upaniṣad-brāhmaṇa]

13) of a people, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] for jāṅgala).

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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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