Lavanga, aka: Lavaṅga; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Lavanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Katha (narrative stories)

[Lavanga in Katha glossaries]

Lavaṅga is the cravo of Garcia da Orta—i.e. cloves: Caryophyllus aromaticus, Linn. See Watt, op. cit., vol. ii, p. 205, who says “... they are also chewed in pān.”

(Source): archive.org: The ocean of story. vol. 8
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[Lavanga in Ayurveda glossaries]

Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग).—The Sanskrit name for an important Āyurvedic drug.—The flower-buds are used. It is fragrant, bitter, pungent, cold, pacifies pitta and kapha and restores vāyu to its normal course.

(Source): Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda
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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.

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India history and geogprahy

[Lavanga in India history glossaries]

Lavanga is the name of a tree mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th century A.D).—Lavanga refers to the “clove-tree” and is always mentioned with the Ela-bakula trees.

Somadeva mentions many rich forests, gardens, various trees (eg., Lavanga), creepers medicinal and flowering plants and fruit-bearing trees in the Kathasaritsagara. Travel through the thick, high, impregnable and extensive Vindhya forest is a typical feature of many travel-stories. Somadeva’s writing more or less reflects the life of the people of Northern India during the 11th century. His Kathasaritsagara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lavanga, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravahanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyadharas (celestial beings).

(Source): Shodhganga: Cultural history as g leaned from kathasaritsagara
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Lavanga in Pali glossaries]

lavaṅga : (nt.) the cloves.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Lavanga in Marathi glossaries]

lavaṅga (लवंग).—f (S) The clove tree, Myristica or Eugenia Caryophyllata. 2 A clove. 3 An ear-ornament of gold &c., in shape resembling a clove. 4 Wild Clove-tree, Eugenia acris.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lavaṅga (लवंग).—f A clove; the clove-tree.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Lavanga in Sanskrit glossaries]

Lavaṅga (लवङ्ग).—[lū-aṅgac Uṇ.1.112] The clove plant; द्वीपान्तरानीतलवङ्गपुष्पैः (dvīpāntarānītalavaṅgapuṣpaiḥ) R.6.57; ललितलवङ्गलतापरिशीलनकोमलमलयसमीरे (lalitalavaṅgalatāpariśīlanakomalamalayasamīre) Gīt.1.

-gam Cloves.

Derivable forms: lavaṅgaḥ (लवङ्गः).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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