Nagalinga, Nāgaliṅga, Nagalimga: 3 definitions


Nagalinga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Nagalinga in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Nagalinga [नागलिंग] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Couroupita guianensis Couroupita guianensis Aubl. from the Lecythidaceae (Barringtonia) family. For the possible medicinal usage of nagalinga, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Nagalinga [ನಾಗಲಿಂಗ] in the Kannada language, ibid. previous identification.

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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 geography

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (historical)

Śrī Nāgaliṅga sāmy was the 10th pontiff of Śri Ambalathādum Iyer Matha of Chidambaram. When Mālik Kafur invaded India, particularly South India, Chidambaram was under his threat. Therefore, he took two of his disciples, covered the statue of Māṇickavāsaga, donated by the Pāṇḍya ruler, with palm leaf manuscripts and some oblation articles, and packed with silk cloth and carried it in a palanquin like a corpse.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Kannada-English dictionary

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

Nāgaliṃga (ನಾಗಲಿಂಗ):—

1) [noun] the ornamental tree Couroupita guianensis of Lecythidaceae family; cannon ball tree.

2) [noun] its reddish orange flower.

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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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