Lohajangha, Lohajaṅgha, Lohajaṅghā: 4 definitions

Introduction

Lohajangha 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Lohajaṅgha (लोहजङ्घ) is the name of a Brāhman whose story is told in the “story of Rūpiṇikā”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 12. The story starts with a courtesan named Rūpiṇikā falling in love with Lohajaṅgha while her mother Makaradaṃṣṭrā tries to prevent their union.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lohajaṅgha, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Lohajaṅgha (लोहजङ्घ).—See under MAKARADAṂṢṬRĀ.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Lohajaṅghā (लोहजङ्घा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.46.21) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Lohajaṅghā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

1) Lohajaṅgha (लोहजङ्घ):—[=loha-jaṅgha] [from loha] m. Name of a Brāhman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]

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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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