Lakshapura, Lakṣapura, Laksha-pura: 2 definitions


Lakshapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Lakṣapura can be transliterated into English as Laksapura or Lakshapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Lakṣapura (लक्षपुर) is name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly, “... there was on the earth a city named Lakṣapura. In it there lived a king named Lakṣadatta, chief of generous men. He never knew how to give a petitioner less than a lac of coins, but he gave five lacs to anyone with whom he conversed”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lakṣapura, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Lakṣapura (लक्षपुर):—[=lakṣa-pura] [from lakṣa > lakṣ] n. Name of a town, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) Lākṣāpura (लाक्षापुर):—[=lākṣā-pura] [from lākṣā] n. Name of a town, [Vīracarita]

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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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