Vakranga, Vakrāṅga, Vakra-anga: 7 definitions

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Vakranga means something in 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग) refers to “arrows of crooked shapes” and represents one of the various weapons equipped by the Daityas in their war against Lalitā, according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 4.22. Accordingly, “[...] thereupon, crores of Daityas producing reverberating chattering noise furiously prepared themselves (to fight) against Parameśvarī (Lalitā). [...] Crores of Daityas were fully equipped with coats of mail and had the following weapons and missiles in their hands [viz.:  Vakrāṅgas (arrows of crooked shapes)], and thousands of similar weapons and missiles very dreadful and capable of destroying living beings”.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग).—a crooked limb. (-ṅgaḥ) 1 a goose.

2) the ruddy goose.

3) a snake.

Derivable forms: vakrāṅgam (वक्राङ्गम्).

Vakrāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vakra and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग).—m.

(-ṅgaḥ) 1. A goose. 2. The ruddy goose. 3. A snake. E. vakra bending, aṅga body.

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

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग).—m. 1. the ruddy goose. 2. a goose.

Vakrāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vakra and aṅga (अङ्ग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग):—[from vakra > vaṅk] n. (ifc. f(ī). ) a crooked limb, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for vakrāṅghri (q.v.), [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ‘having a curved body’, a goose

4) [v.s. ...] the ruddy goose, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग):—[vakrā+ṅga] (ṅgaḥ) 1. m. A goose, ruddy goose; swan.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग):—1. n. ein gekrümmtes Glied: vegagambhīravakrāṅgī (nadī) [Harivaṃśa 5777.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 6, 128] wohl fehlerhaft für vakrāṅghri, wie die ed. Calc. liest.

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Vakrāṅga (वक्राङ्ग):—2. m.

1) Gans [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1325]; vgl. cakrāṅga . —

2) Schlange v. l. für vajrāṅga [Śabdakalpadruma] u. d. letzten W.

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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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