Samanga, aka: Samaṃgā, Samamga, Samaṅgā, Samaṅga; 6 Definition(s)


Samanga means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Samaṃgā (समंगा):—One of the sixty-eight Rasauṣadhi, very powerful drugs known to be useful in alchemical processes related to mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Samaṅga (समङ्ग).—A cowherd who had been looking after the cattle of Duryodhana. (Mahābhārata Vana Parva, Chapter 289, Verse 2).

2) Samaṅga (समङ्ग).—An ancient hermit. Once this hermit talked to Nārada, about his comfortable life. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 286, Verse 5).

3) Samaṅgā (समङ्गा).—A river. Because Aṣṭāvakra bathed in this river, his bents were straightened. (See under Aṣṭāvakra).

4) Samaṅga (समङ्ग).—A country in South India. Mention is made about this country in Mahābhārata, Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 9, Verse 60.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Samaṅga (समङ्ग) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.59) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Samaṅga) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

1. The constant attendant of Tissa Buddha. Bu.xviii.21; BuA (p. 191) calls him Samata.

2. See Samagga.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samaṅgā (समङ्गा).—Bengal madder (mañjiṣṭhā).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samaṅgā (समङ्गा).—f.

(-ṅgā) 1. Bengal madder, (Rubia manjith.) 2. A sort of fern, (Lycopodium imbricatum.) 3. A sort of sensitive plant. E. sam together, agi to go or grow, aff. ac .

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