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Śaṅkhapāt, aka: Shankhapat; 1 Definition(s)


Śaṅkhapāt means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śaṅkhapāt can be transliterated into English as Shankhapat or Sankhapat, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


1a) Śaṅkhapāt (शङ्खपात्).—A disciple of Lokākṣi, an avatār of the Lord;1 a Rājaṛṣi.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 135.
  • 2) Ib. 57. 122.

1b) A son of Kardama, and Lokapāla of the Lokāloka hill.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 8. 83.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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