Langala, Lāṅgala, Laṅgala, Lamgala: 17 definitions
Langala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
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
1b) As a weapon of Śeṣa.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 5. 18; V. 33. 30.
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.
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.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल) refers to a “plough-shaped moon”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 4), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “If the two horns of the moon should appear but slightly raised and far from each other presenting the appearance of a boat, she brings trouble on the sailors but prosperity on mankind at large. If the northern horn of the moon should be higher than the other by one-half, the moon appearing like a plough [i.e., lāṅgala], ploughmen will then suffer. They and their prince will be friendly and there will be prosperity in the land. If the southern horn should be higher than the other by one half, the appearance of the moon is also said to be plough like but of evil consequences. The ruler of Southern India will die and his army will engage in war”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Biology (plants and animals)
1) Langala in India is the name of a plant defined with Gloriosa superba in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Methonica grandiflora Hook. (among others).
2) Langala in Philippines is also identified with Laportea interrupta It has the synonym Boehmeria interrupta Willd. (etc.).
Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):
· Prodr. (DC.) (1869)
· Current Science (1981)
· Ethnobotany (2004)
· Botanical Magazine, or ‘Flower-Garden Displayed’ (5216)
· Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Occasional Papers (2001)
If you are looking for specific details regarding Langala, for example health benefits, side effects, diet and recipes, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, chemical composition, have a look at these references.
This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.
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 Uṇādi-sūtra 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
(-laṃ) A plough.
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(-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. lī, 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).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल):—(laṃ) 1. n. A plough; the penis; a palm tree; a cocoanut tree; main beam of a house. f. (lī) A creeper, a shrub.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Lāṅgala (लाङ्गल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ṇaṃgara, Ṇaṃgala.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] a farm tool having a heavy blade to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing, usu. drawn by a pair of oxen; a plough.
2) [noun] a plough-shaped weapon.
3) [noun] the palm tree Borassus flabellifer ( = B. flabelliformis) of Arecaceae family; palmyra palm.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Lamgalahasta, Langalacakra, Langaladanda, Langaladandaka, Langaladhvaja, Langalagraha, Langalagrahana, Langalahva, Langalahvaya, Langalaka, Langalakamarga, Langalakhya, Langalaki, Langalam, Langalapaddhati, Langalapakarshin, Langalaphala, Langalasana, Langalavati, Langalayana.
Ends with: Apalangala, Asyalangala, Dushtalangala, Kalangala, Malangala, Mukhalangala, Nailamgala, Pancalangala, Shukalangala, Vishalangala.
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Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
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