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India wrestling akhara training wearing a langot

Langota or Langoti is a traditional style of Indian loincloth for men. It was worn as underwear. It is now mainly used by men when exercising and other intense physical games especially wrestling, to prevent from hernias and hydrocele.[1]

Origin[edit]

It was written in the ancient vedic scriptures.

Procedure[edit]

The loincloth is about 3" wide and 24" long single piece of cotton cloth. It is first put between the legs and then wrapped around the waist very tightly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raman Das Mahatyagi (2007). Yatan Yoga: A Natural Guide to Health and Harmony. YATAN Ayurvedics. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-0-9803761-0-4. 

External links[edit]

  • "The Langota". Yatan Holistic Ayurvedic Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 




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Enewspaper of India
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:28:21 -0700

It's Langota procession, which police and administration officials take out every year," Palka Sahni, Nalanda DM, told ENI. "They take out procession to Baba Maniram's samadhi every year," said Siddharth Mohan Jain, Superintendent of Police, Nalanda.
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