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Lankini, aka: Laṅkiṇī; 1 Definition(s)

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Lankini 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

Itihāsa (narrative history)

Laṅkiṇī (लङ्किणी), guardian demoness of the fort of Laṅkā. When Hanumān tells her that he has come to see the place, she forbids him from entering the city. He gives her a knock on her cheek. Then she realizes that the last days of Laṅkā are not far behind. She allows him to enter the city.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (rāmāyaṇa)
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Itihāsa (इतिहास) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Purāṇas, 2) the Mahābhārata and 3) the Rāmāyaṇa. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smṛti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to śruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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