Langota

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Youth in langota harvesting lotus in pond, 850 CE.

Langota or Langoti is a traditional style of Indian loincloth for men. It was worn as underwear in dangal held in akharas. It is now mainly used by men when exercising and other intense physical games especially wrestling, to prevent hernias and hydrocele.[1] It is also called Kaupinam in sanskrit or kaupin in Hindi.

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.

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