Ang Culture

Angika Language

Angika Language Part – 1 *** Angika Language Part – 2 Angika Language (Part-2) – अंगिका भाषा (भाग -२) Angika is considered as one of the  oldest languages of Hindi family. According to Pundit Rahul Sankritiyayan, the evidences of oldest form of written Hindi literatures are available in the Sarah’s Angika poetries of 800 A.D. The first poet of Hindi literature, Saraha, was also the first poet of the Angika language and literature. Saraha belongs to the 8th century, and is the first poet whose poetry is available in written form. Classification : Indo European – Indo Iranian – Indo Aryan – Eastern zone – Bihari – Angika ISO 639-2 & ISO/DIS 639-3 Code for Angika Language : anp Angika is written in the Anga Lipi, Kaithi, and Devnagri scripts. Angika is among very few languages of India and world in which a Search Engine (Google-Angika) has been developed and is available for public use… Read More

Anga (अंग)

Anga (अंगaṅga) was a kingdom that flourished on the eastern Indian subcontinent in the 6th century BCE until taken over by Magadha in the same century. Counted among the “sixteen great nations” (solas Mahajanapadas) in Buddhist texts like the Anguttara Nikaya, Anga also finds mention in the Jain Vyakhyaprajnapti’s list of ancient janapadas. Some refer that the Angas were grouped with people of ‘mixed origin’[1], generally in the later ages. Based onMahabharataevidence, thekingdomof the Angas roughly corresponded to the districts ofBhagalpur,Banka,Purnia,Munger,KatiharandJamuiinBiharand districts ofDeoghar,Godda, andSahebganjinJharkhand; later extended to include parts ofBengal. The River Champa (modern Chandan) formed the boundaries between theMagadhain the west and Anga in the east. Anga was bounded by riverKoshion the north. According to theMahabharata,Duryodhanahad namedKarnathe King of Anga. Sabhaparavaof Mahabharata (II.44.9) mentions Anga andVangaas forming one country. TheKatha-Sarit-Sagaraalso attests that Vitankapur, a city of Anga was situated on the shores of the sea. Thus the boundaries of Anga may have extended to… Read More

error: Content is protected !!