Lakshapura, aka: Lakṣapura, Laksha-pura; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Lakṣapura can be transliterated into English as Laksapura or Lakshapura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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