Lohitanga, Lohitāṅga, Lohita-anga, Lohitamga: 14 definitions


Lohitanga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग, “Mars”):—Son of Īśāna (aspect of Śiva, as in, one of the eight names of Rudra) and Suvarchalā, according to the Pādma-purāṇa.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Lohitanga in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग) is another name (synonym) for Kampillaka, which is the Sanskrit word for Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Lohitāṅga) various roles suitable to them.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lohitanga in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग).—The son of the Earth, Mahī.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 11.
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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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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Lohitanga in India is the name of a plant defined with Plumbago zeylanica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Plumbago zeylanica var. glaucescens Boiss. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum (1762)
· Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plumbaginaceae (1976)
· Flora of Southern Africa (1963)
· Fontqueria (1987)
· Fieldiana, Botany (1966)
· Species Plantarum (1753)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lohitanga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग).—

1) the काम्पिल्ल (kāmpilla) tree.

2) the planet Mars; ब्रह्मराशिं समावृत्य लोहिताङ्गो व्यवस्थितः (brahmarāśiṃ samāvṛtya lohitāṅgo vyavasthitaḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.3.18.

Derivable forms: lohitāṅgaḥ (लोहिताङ्गः), lohitāṅgaḥ (लोहिताङ्गः).

Lohitāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lohita and aṅga (अङ्ग). See also (synonyms): lohinyaṅga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) The planet Mars. E. lohita, aṅga body.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग).—i. e. lohita -aṅga, m. The planet Mars, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 142.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग).—[masculine] the planet Mars (lit. the red-limbed).

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

1) Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग):—[from lohita > loha] m. ‘red-limbed’, the planet Mars, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] red powder, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lohitāṅga (लोहिताङ्ग):—[lohitā+ṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. Planet Mars.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lohitanga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lōhitāṃga (ಲೋಹಿತಾಂಗ):—

1) [noun] the Mars, the red-planet.

2) [noun] a kind of plant.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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