Langala, aka: Lāṅgala, Laṅgala; 5 Definition(s)
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.
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
1b) As a weapon of Śeṣa.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 18; V. 33. 30.
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.
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
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).
Itihasa (narrative history)
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
Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).
Languages of India and abroad
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
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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