Lakshapuja, Lakṣapūjā, Laksha-puja: 2 definitions


Lakshapuja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Lakṣapūjā can be transliterated into English as Laksapuja or Lakshapuja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lakshapuja in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lakṣapūjā (लक्षपूजा) is the name of a pūjā (ritualistic worship) mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] thereafter twelve Brahmins shall be fed. The whole of this then constitutes the Lakṣapūjā complete in its details and with requisite mantras. The mantras shall be repeated hundred and eight times. That is the rule. A hundred thousand gingelly seeds (tila) used for worship destroy even great sins. Eleven Palas of gingelly seeds constitute a hundred thousand in number. The mode of worship is the same as before. Those who desire beneficent results shall perform the Pūjā. Brahmins shall be fed. Hence, only those who can afford shall perform this. Certainly all miseries due to great sins perish instantaneously”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lakshapuja in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lakṣapūjā (लक्षपूजा).—f (S) pop. lakṣapujā f Worship (of an idol &c.) by offering a hundred-thousand (flowers, fruits, leaves of particular trees, grains of rice &c.) 2 An assemblage or aggregate for the above purpose of 1,00000 (flowers, fruits &c.)

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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