Nangala, aka: Naṅgala, Nāṅgalā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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
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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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Pali-English dictionary

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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.).

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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