Lakshmidevi, Lakṣmīdevī, Lakshmi-devi: 6 definitions

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Lakshmidevi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Lakṣmīdevī can be transliterated into English as Laksmidevi or Lakshmidevi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Lakṣmīdevī (लक्ष्मीदेवी) refers to:—The eternal consort of Śrī Nārāyaṇa in Vaikuṇṭha; the consort of the Lord in all His expansions; the goddess of fortune. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts

Lakṣmīdevī (लक्ष्मीदेवी).—The fourth of “fourteen dreams” of Triśalā.—Lakshmῑ Devi appeared awned, broad symmetrical shoulders and beautiful walking gait with raised curled tail manifested sitting on a lotus, whose delicate hands and feet appeared like lotus petals. She had lotus like eyes, long hair, well-filled body, water pot like pair of breasts and narrow waist, very attractive. She was decked up with ornaments and her earrings touched her cheeks. She held lotuses in both hands, while elephants were lustrating her with water.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lakshmidevi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Lakṣmīdevī (लक्ष्मीदेवी) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—C. on the Vyavahārādhyāya of Vijñāneśvara’s Mitākṣarā.

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

Lakṣmīdevī (लक्ष्मीदेवी):—[=lakṣmī-devī] [from lakṣmī-deva > lakṣmī > lakṣ] f. Name of a learned woman, [Catalogue(s)]

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Lakshmidevi in German

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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 (even English!). 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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