Ushangu, aka: Uṣaṅgu; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Uṣaṅgu can be transliterated into English as Usangu or Ushangu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Uṣaṅgu (उषङ्गु).—A hermit who lived in the western country. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 208, Stanza 30).

2) Uṣaṅgu (उषङ्गु).—A synonym of Śiva. (Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 17, Stanza 105).

3) Uṣaṅgu (उषङ्गु).—A king of the Yadu family. His father was Vṛjinīvān and his son was called Citraratha. (Mahābhārata Anu āsana Parva, Chapter 147, Stanza 29).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uṣaṅgu (उषङ्गु).—Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: uṣaṅguḥ (उषङ्गुः).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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