Patanga, Pataṅga, Paṭaṅga, Pātaṅga: 14 definitions



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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pataṅga (प्रमोद) is a Sanskrit word for a species of rice (śāli) which is said to have a superior quality, according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. It can also be spelled as Pataṃga (पतंग). The literal translation of the word is “spark”. The plant Pataṅga is part of the Śūkadhānyavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of awned grains”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग).—A mountain. There are twenty small mountains around Mahāmeru and Pataṅga is one of them.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Pataṅga (पतङ्ग).—A mountain on the base of Meru;1 on the south of the Mānasa.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 16. 26. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 2. 28.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 22; 38. 2.

1b) A class of people in Plakṣadvīpa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 4.

1c) A son of Devakī killed by Kaṃsa; taken to Dvārakā from Sutala by Kṛṣṇa, and after having been seen by his parents, went to Heaven.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 85. 51-6.

1d) The helpmate of the Vālakhilyas;1 the Sun God.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 28. 32.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 21. 67. Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 48; 54. 8.
Source: Srimad Valmiki Ramayana

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग) or Pataṃga refers to the “flying insects” (in the forest), according to the Rāmāyaṇa chapter 2.28. Accordingly:—“[...] soothening with kind words to Sītā, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rāma spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back: ‘[...] Oh, frail princess! Flying insects (pataṅga), scropious, insects including mosquitoes and files always annoy every one. Hence, forest is full of hardship’”.

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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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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग) refers to “lintel § 3.38.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pataṅga.—(IA 11), a paper kite. Note: pataṅga is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paṭaṅga : (nt.) a grasshopper.

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

Paṭaṅga, (cp. *Sk. phaḍingā, but influenced by Sk. pataga a winged animal, bird) a grasshopper Sn. 602; J. VI, 234, 506; Miln. 272, 407; DhA. IV, 58; PvA. 67; Pgdp 59. (Page 391)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pataṅga (पतंग).—m (S) A moth. 2 A sort of paperkite. 3 Sappan-wood, Cæsalpinia Sappan. 4 S A bird. 5 S The sun.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग).—[patan utplavan gacchati gam-ḍa ni°]

1) A bird; नृपः पतङ्गं समधत्त पाणिना (nṛpaḥ pataṅgaṃ samadhatta pāṇinā) N.1.124; Bv.1.17.

2) The sun; विकसति हि पतङ्गस्योदये पुण्डरीकम् (vikasati hi pataṅgasyodaye puṇḍarīkam) U.6.12; Mal.1.24; Śi. 1.12; R.2.15.

3) A moth, locust, or grass-hopper; पतङ्गवद्वह्निमुखं विविक्षुः (pataṅgavadvahnimukhaṃ vivikṣuḥ) Ku.3.64;4.2; Pt 3.126.

4) A bee.

5) A ball for playing with; योऽसौ त्वया करसरोजहतः पतङ्गः (yo'sau tvayā karasarojahataḥ pataṅgaḥ) Bhāg.5.2.14.

6) Ved. A spark.

7) A devil.

8) Quicksilver.

9) Name of Kṛṣṇa

1) A horse.

11) A species of rice.

-ṅgam 1 Quicksilver.

2) A kind of sandal wood.

Derivable forms: pataṅgaḥ (पतङ्गः).

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Pātaṅga (पातङ्ग).—a. Brown; Mb.6.

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

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग).—mf. (-ṅgaḥ-ṅgī) 1. A grasshopper. 2. A bird. 3. A sort of rice. 4. The sun. n.

(-ṅgaṃ) 1. Quicksilver. 2. A kind of Sandal. E. pat falling, gam to proceed, aff.; khac; or pat to fall, aṅgac Unadi aff. also pataṅgama .

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

Pātaṅga (पातङ्ग).—i. e. pataṃga + a, adj., f. , Peculiar to a grasshopper [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 8, 469.

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

Pataṅga (पतङ्ग):—[pata-ṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. A grasshopper, a bird; the sun; rice. n. Quicksilver; a kind of sandal.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Patanga in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a moth, an insect..—patanga (पतंगा) is alternatively transliterated as Pataṃgā.

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