Lankot or Langot : Traditional Indian Style Underwear for Men

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Lankot or Langot : Indian Style Underwear for Men.

Kaupinam (Devanagari: कौपिनम), kaupina (Devanagari: कौपिन) or langot (Devanagari: लंगोट) is an undergarment worn by Indian men as a loincloth or underclothing. In Malayalam, it’s named Lankotti/Langotti. Lankot or Koupeen is used by wrestlers in the game of kushti or traditional Indian wrestling in the akharada (wrestling ring) and during practice sessions and training, and in Kalari – Kerala .Now it’s is widely used in Gym as abdomen  supporter during work out.

The kaupinam in India is the traditional male sports gear associated with almost every form of physically straining sports like kushti , Kalari, and kabaddi. It has been worn by sportsmen and bodybuilders during training and exercise sessions (similar to the contemporary use of gym shorts) since ancient times and is still used in traditional sports. Langot was earlier worn (and is still popular) in India by men performing any form of physically straining activity.

Langot or it’s another simple form “Kaupeen” , is a very ancient form of sportswear and was in use since the early Vedic Period (2000–1500 BC) in India as is evident from a verse in the Sam Veda, the Hindu sacred scriptures, written at that time, encouraging the use of kaupinam during sexual intercourse. The devotees of Lord Shiva were said to be wearing kaupinam.

Kaupin in Indian Tradition/Religion.

It has religious significance attached to asceticism for the Hindus. Bhagavata Purana enjoins that a true ascetic shouldn't wear anything other than a kaupina. Sometimes Lord Shiva himself is depicted wearing Kaupina. Even Lord Murugan of Palani and Hanuman are said to be wearing this garment. Langot or kaupin is associated with celibacy. Sri Shankaracharya composed a verse called Kaupina Panchakam to assert the significance of asceticism. Famous Maharashtrian saint Samarth Ramdas is always depicted wearing a langot in popular pictures.


Ayur vastra is a branch of Ayurveda, the ancient 5,000 year old Indian system of Vedic healthcare. Inspired by the Ayurvastra concept, Infant YogiTM launched Herbal Lankots - Turmeric ,Henna & Neem .These herbs that are renowned for their medicinal values, and are a gift of nature. It's not a newfound process, it was a common practice in ancient India. We are applying those traditional methods. During this entire treatment only natural processes are used. By using the traditional methods to process, the cloth gets the medicinal qualities of the herbs , which may've positive results & feelings to the wearer. Processed as Per Traditional Methods, under the guidance of Experienced Kalari Gurukkal ( Kalari Guru or Kalari Master) . Prepares Kashaya with Herbs and the cloth treated using this kashaya and the cloth/vastra changes to ayurvastra/herbal cloth. This procedure is followed in India treaditionally , mainly in Lankots & other under cloths related to Kalari(in Kerala) and other types of clothes . There are many healthy benefits, mainly skin Protection.

All the above variants of Herbal Lankots & Normal Langot are available on all well known E commerce Stores like Amazon, Ebay, Flipkart etc under the Brand name “Infant Yogi™ Lankot”.

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