Lohajangha, Lohajaṅgha, Lohajaṅghā: 7 definitions
Lohajangha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Kavya (poetry)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.
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’.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: academia.edu: Tessitori Collection I
Lohajaṅgha (लोहजङ्घ) or Lohajaṅghakathā refers to one of the 157 stories embedded in the Kathāmahodadhi by Somacandra (narrating stories from Jain literature, based on the Karpūraprakara), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—The Kathāmahodadhi represents a repository of 157 stories [e.g., Lohajaṅgha-kathā] written in prose Sanskrit, although each of them is preceded by a verse. Together, they stage a large number of Jain characters (including early teachers). [...]
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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 (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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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XII < [Book II - Kathāmukha]
Foreword to volume 7 < [Forewords]
Foreword to volume 1 < [Forewords]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 124 - Creation of Mukhāra Tīrtha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 24 - The Greatness of Vālmīkeśvara < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
List of Mahabharata tribes (by Laxman Burdak)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)