Nangala, aka: Naṅgala, Nāṅgalā; 3 Definition(s)
Nangala means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Nāṅgalā (नाङ्गला) or Nāṃgalā is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his fifth year of spiritual-exertion.—After Haleduga, the Lord moved ahead and reached Āvarta via Nāṅgalā. There he became meditative at the temple of Baladeva. After moving ahead, they reached ‘Kalambukā’, where the rulers of the mountainous region were two brothers, Megha and Kālahastī.Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra
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.
Languages of India and abroad
naṅgala : (nt.) a plough.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Naṅgala, (nt.) (Ved. lāṅgala; naṅgala by dissimilation through subsequent nasal, cp. Milinda›Menandros. Etym. unknown, prob. dialectical (already in RV IV. 574), because unconnected with other Aryan words for plough. Cp. Balūčī naṅgār) a plough S. I, 115; III, 155; A. III, 64; Sn. 77 (yuga° yoke & plough); Sn. p. 13; J. I, 57; Th. 2, 441 (=sīra ThA. 270); SnA 146; VvA. 63, 65; PvA. 133 (dun° hard to plough); DhA. I, 223 (aya°); III, 67 (id.).
—īsā the beam of a plough S. I, 104 (of an elephant’s trunk); —kaṭṭhakaraṇa ploughing S. V, 146=J. II, 59; —phāla (mod. Ind. phār) ploughshare (to be understood as Dvandva) DhA. I, 395. (Page 345)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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