Langali, Lāṅgalī, Lāṅgali, Laṅgalī: 10 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली) is a Sanskrit word referring to Gloriosa superba (flame lily), from the Colchicaceae family. The word is found throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhitā. One of its synonyms, Lāṅgalikā, is identifed by Caraka as a vegetable, and referred to in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27). It is part of the medicinal plant group containing pot-herbs/vegetables (śākavarga).
According to the Rājanighaṇṭu, the flame lily (lāṅgalī) has the following synonyms: Lāṅgalikā, Agnimukhī, Agniśikhā, Vahniśikhā, Viśalyā, Tṛṣā, Dīptā and Svarṇapuṣpā.Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
1) Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली) is another name for Mahārāṣṭrī, a medicinal plant identified with Lippia nodiflora Mich., synonym of Phyla nodiflora (“frog fruit”) from the Verbenaceae or verbena family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.106-108 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Lāṅgalī and Mahārāṣṭrī, there are a total of thirteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.
2) Lāṅgali in the Marathi language is also mentioned as a synonym for Kalikārī, a medicinal plant identified with Gloriosa superba Linn. (‘flame lily’) from the Colchicaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.128-130. Other than the Marathi word Lāṅgali, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which sixteen are in Sanskrit.Source: Ancient Science of Life: Śodhana: An Ayurvedic process for detoxification
Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली) refers to the medicinal plant known Gloriosa superba Linn.—Lāṅgalī is a semi-woody herbaceous climber which is used in inflammations, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, gonorrhea, fever and in promoting labor pains. The colchicine present in this plant is reported for its toxic effects, particular cardiotoxicity. The species also contains another toxic alkaloid, gloriosine
Lāṅgalī detoxification process (śodhana) involve the soaking of roots and seeds in Gomūtra for 24 h and then washing with warm water. After the Śodhana process the level of colchicine significantly reduces as colchicine is polar in nature and therefore soluble in Gomūtra and water.
(cf. Āyurvedaprakāśa and Yogaratnākara)
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (e.g., Lāṅgalī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Laṅgalī (लङ्गली).—A celebrated river of Purāṇic fame. This river worships Varuṇa in the form of a Devī. (Śloka 22, Chapter 9, Sabhā Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1) Lāṅgali (लाङ्गलि).—A Vānara chief born of Svetā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 179.
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 8; 35. 40; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 36; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 6.
- 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 42.
2b) Is Balarāma; entered Mithilā and was received with presents by Maithila; after having chastised Kṛṣṇa for having killed Śatadhanva when he did not have the Syamantaka saying that he could have nothing to do with Dvārakā or Kṛṣṇa; but entreated by the Vṛṣṇis and Andhakas, was brought back to Dvārakā; see Hala (Baladeva).*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 77; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 25. 6, 9; Vāyu-purāṇa 96, 75-8, 84.
2c) An avatār of the Lord in the 22nd dvāpara in Vārāṇasī with halā for weapon and with four righteous sons.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 199.
2d) A mind-born mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 16.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली).—The cocoa-nut tree.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Lāṅgalī (लाङ्गली):—[from lāṅgala] f. Name of various plants, [Pañcarātra; Suśruta] ([according to] to [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] Jussiaea Repens; Hemionitis Cordifolia; Rubia Munjista; Hedysarum Lagopodioides; the cocoa-nut tree; = rāsnā)
2) [v.s. ...] of a river, [Mahābhārata]
3) Lāṅgali (लाङ्गलि):—[from lāṅgala] m. [patronymic] of a certain preceptor, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
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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Ends with: Nilangali.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Semi-poison (3): Langali < [Chapter XXXI - Upavisha (semi-poisons)]
Part 3 - Incineration of gold < [Chapter I - Metals (1): Suvarna (Gold)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (59): Sannipata-bhairava rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Part 36 - Treatment for indigestion (34): Vadavanani rasa < [Chapter IV - Irregularity of the digesting heat]
Part 17 - Treatment of Piles (16): Chanchat-kuthara rasa < [Chapter V - Piles]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 4.5.28 < [Part 5 - Anger (raudra-rasa)]
Verse 2.4.178 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LXXIX - Tests of crystals < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter CXCVI - Therapeutic properties of drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
Chapter CCXXVII - Different names of the Ayurvedic Drugs < [Dhanvantari Samhita]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 11 - Mercurial operations (9): Rehabilitation of Mercury (anubasana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 1 - Definitions of technical terms < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
Part 17 - Mercurial operations (15): Killing of mercury (marana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]