Langhya, Lamghya, Laṅghya: 7 definitions


Langhya 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Laṅghya (लङ्घ्य) or Ullaṅghya refers to “passing over”, according to the Halāyudhastotra verse 34-35.—Accordingly, “The visitation of the wives of the distinguished sages in the Pine Park, the oblation with seed in Fire, the twilight dance: Your behaviour is not reprehensible. O Three-eyed one! The doctrines of the world do not touch those who have left worldly life, having passed far beyond (ullaṅghyaullaṅghya dūraṃ) the path of those whose minds are afflicted by false knowledge. The gods all wear gold and jewels as an ornament on their body. You do not even wear gold the size of a berry on your ear or on your hand. The one whose natural beauty, surpassing the path [of the world], flashes on his own body, has no regard for the extraneous ornaments of ordinary men”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laṅghya (लङ्घ्य).—a.

1) To be traversed or passed over, passable.

2) To be violated.

3) To be overtaken; आत्मोद्धतैरपि रजोभिरलङ्घनीयाः (ātmoddhatairapi rajobhiralaṅghanīyāḥ) Ś.1.8.

4) To be neglected, or disregarded; मृदुर्हि राजा सततं लङ्घ्यो भवति सर्वशः (mṛdurhi rājā satataṃ laṅghyo bhavati sarvaśaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12. 56.21.

5) To be fasted; see लङ्घ् (laṅgh).

See also (synonyms): laṅghanīya.

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

Laṅghya (लङ्घ्य).—[adjective] the same.

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

1) Laṅghya (लङ्घ्य):—[from laṅgh] mfn. to be lept or passed over or crossed or traversed, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] attainable, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] to be transgressed or violated or neglected, [ib.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcarātra]

4) [v.s. ...] to be injured or offended or wronged, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] to be made to fast, [Suśruta]

6) [v.s. ...] to be cured by fasting, [Caraka]

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Langhya in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Laṃghya (ಲಂಘ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that is to be jumped over.

2) [adjective] that can be jumped, leaped or crossed.

3) [adjective] that is to be despised, neglected or disregarded.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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