Lakshmidhara, aka: Lakṣmīdhara; 2 Definition(s)


Lakshmidhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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)

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.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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India history and geogprahy

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: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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