Lohajangha, aka: Lohajaṅgha, Lohajaṅghā; 3 Definition(s)
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.
Katha (narrative stories)
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.Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Lohajaṅgha (लोहजङ्घ).—See under MAKARADAṂṢṬRĀ.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XII < [Book II - Kathāmukha]
Foreword to volume 7 < [Forewords]
Foreword to volume 1 < [Forewords]
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)