Lakshmidhara, Lakṣmīdhara: 9 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 57. The temple is mentioned as one of the twenty temples being a favorite of Viṣṇu. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर) is one of the two twin-sons of Śrīdhara: a Brāhman from Mālava, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 63. Accordingly, “... there was a famous Brāhman in Mālava, named Śrīdhara, and twin sons, of like feature, were born to him. The elder was named Yaśodhara, and his younger brother was Lakṣmīdhara. And when they grew up, the two brothers set out together for a foreign country to study, with the approval of their father...”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lakṣmīdhara, 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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर) is the name of an ancient Muni, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, as Muni Amitagati said to Añjanā (daughter of Hṛdayasundarī and Mahendra): “[...] When he (Damayanta, son of Pryanandin) fell, he became the son, Siṃhacandra, of King Haricandra, lord of the city Mṛgāṅka, by Priyaṅgulakṣmī. He professed the Jain faith, died in the course of time and attained divinity. When he fell, he became the son, Siṃhavāhana, of King Sukaṇṭha and Kanakodarī in the city Vāruṇa on this same Vaitāḍhya. After enjoying sovereignty for a long time, he took the vows tinder Muni Lakṣmīdhara in the congregation of Śrī Vimala. [...]”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Lakṣmīdhara Paṇḍita (fl. 1049 AD), son of Tikkapaiya, is mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, Lakṣmīdhara Paṇḍita is mentioned amongst fourteen Brāhmaṇas living together, hailing from Karahāṭaka (Karahāṭa), as receiving a gift of several villages. He is associated with the Jāmadagnya-Vatsa gotra (clan)

Lakṣmīdhara Paṇḍita (fl. 1139 A.D.) is the name of a Brāhmaṇa mentioned in the “Panhāle plates of Vikramāditya”. Accordingly, “And this has been written by me, who have been appointed by the King, (viz.) the Brāhmaṇa Lakṣmīdhara Paṇḍita, son of the illustrious Paṇḍita Nāgasvāmin, with the consent of the Sāndhivigrahika”.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Lakṣmīdhara is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Lakṣmīdhara) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Lakṣmīdhara) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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 dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—

1) See Gaṅgādhara, son of Govardhana.

2) Father of Dāmodara (Saṃgītadarpaṇa). Oxf. 200^b.

3) Father of Bhaṭṭoji. Oxf. 160^b.

4) Son of Govardhana, brother of Keśava and Govatsa (1450), father of Raghunātha (Maitrāvaruṇaprayoga). W. p. 30. 31.

5) Father of Rudradhara (Śuddhiviveka) and Haladhara. L. 1934.

6) Father of Viśveśvara (Rasamañjarīṭīkā). L. 3020.

7) Son of Muñja, father of Sūryadatta, father of Hala (Vājasaneyisarvānukramaṇikāpaddhati) and Āstara. W. p. 41.

8) Son of Dāmodara, brother of Śārṅgadhara (Paddhati). Oxf. 122^b.

9) Son of Mahādeva, younger brother of Yājñikadeva (Yājñikavallabhā). W. p. 52.

10) Poet. Śp. p. 81. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Padyāvalī.

11) A Drāviḍa. Mentioned in Bhojaprabandha. Oxf. 150^b.

12) Alaṃkāramuktāvalī.

13) Cakrapāṇikāvya. Nalavarṇanakāvya.

14) Piṅgalaṭīkā. Quoted in Vṛttaratnākarādarśa Io. 1555.

15) Smṛtikalpadruma (?). Bühler 549 (Gṛhasthakāṇḍa).

16) Son of Nimbadeva, brother of Nāganātha: Galitapradīpa.

17) Son of Yajñeśvara Bhaṭṭa, pupil of Koṇḍabhaṭṭa: Ṣaḍbhāṣācandrikā.

18) Son of Śrīkaṇṭha, son of Vidyādhara, son of Ananta, son of Āstara, father of Rāmakṛṣṇa, grandfather of Rāmabhadra: Iṣṭikārikā. W. p. 41. 52.

2) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—son of Malladeva, son of Vāmana, son of Soḍha: Viruddhavidhividhvaṃsa.

3) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—father of Ratnakheṭa (Bhaiṣmīpariṇaya).

4) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—son of Viśvanātha, son of Lakṣmaṇārya, son of Puruṣottama: Ānandalaharīṭīkā. Hz. Extr. 73.

5) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—a writer on Prākṛt, is mentioned by Appayya Dīkṣita in his Prākṛtamaṇidīpikā.

6) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—Daivajñamanohara.

7) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—lakṣmīdhara, son of Yajñeśvara, brother of Koṇḍubhaṭṭa: Anargharāghavaṭīkā. Śg. 2, p. 209. Gītagovindaṭīkā Śrutirañjinī. Prasannarāghavaṭīkā. Rasamañjarī. Ṣaḍbhāṣācandrikā. See Śg. 2 p. 203.

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

1) Lakṣmīdhara (लक्ष्मीधर):—[=lakṣmī-dhara] [from lakṣmī > lakṣ] m. (also with ācārya, kavi, dīkṣita, deśika, bhaṭṭa, sūri) Name of various authors and other persons, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Catalogue(s)] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) a [particular] metre, [Colebrooke]

3) [v.s. ...] m. or n. (?) Name of a commentary

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