Lakshahoma, Lakṣahoma, Laksha-homa: 3 definitions

Introduction

Lakshahoma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Lakṣahoma can be transliterated into English as Laksahoma or Lakshahoma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous (L) next»] — Lakshahoma in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lakṣahoma (लक्षहोम).—One of the three forms of gṛahabali; in addition to the procedure in the ayutahoma, garuḍa worship is added; fulfils all desires; if no specific benefits are wanted, it grants Brahmapada.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 93. 5, 84-118; 239. 1-16.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Lakṣa-homa.—(SII 11-1), name of a rite. Note: lakṣa-homa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (L) next»] — Lakshahoma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lakṣahoma (लक्षहोम).—a particular sacrifice offered to the planets.

Derivable forms: lakṣahomaḥ (लक्षहोमः).

Lakṣahoma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lakṣa and homa (होम).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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