Lakshmijanardana, Lakṣmījanārdana, Lakshmi-janardana: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

Lakshmijanardana 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 Lakṣmījanārdana can be transliterated into English as Laksmijanardana or Lakshmijanardana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: archive.org: Pratima Kosa Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography - Vol 6

Lakṣmījanārdana (लक्ष्मीजनार्दन) refers to one of the many varieties of the Śālagrāma (ammonite fossil stones).—The Lakṣmījanārdana refers to the similair-looking Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa stone, but without the vanamālā. Śālagrāma stones are very ancient geological specimens, rendered rounded and smooth by water-currents in a great length of time. They (e.g., Lakṣmī-janārdana stones) are distinguished by the ammonite (śālā, described as “vajra-kīṭa”, “adamantine worms”) which having entered into them for residence, are fossilized in course of time, leaving discus-like marks inside the stone.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lakshmijanardana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lakṣmījanārdana (लक्ष्मीजनार्दन):—[=lakṣmī-janārdana] [from lakṣmī > lakṣ] n. sg. L° and Janārdana, [Brahma-purāṇa]

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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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