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Lakshminarayana, aka: Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa, Lakshmi-narayana; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Lakshminarayana 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.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa (लक्ष्मीनारायण) refers to one of the many varieties of the Śālagrāma (ammonite fossil stones).—The Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa stone has one opening with four cakras; colour of rain-bearing cloud (navīna-niradābha); line suggesting vanamālā. Without vanamālā, it will be known as Lakṣmī-janārdana. Śālagrāma stones are very ancient geological specimens, rendered rounded and smooth by water-currents in a great length of time. They (eg., Lakṣmī-nārāyaṇa 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.

Source: archive.org: Pratima Kosa Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography - Vol 6Śilpaśāstra book cover
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

India history and geogprahy

Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa is the name of a god mentioned in the “Bassein stone inscription of Anantadeva II”. Accordingly, “... this day, here, in the presence of the divine Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa installed by the Mahāmātya, the illustrious Lakṣmīdhara, Soma Ṭhākura has donated... at the holy place of Māṇḍavāli”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa) was found at Mānḍavī, 15 miles north-east of Bassein in the Ṭhāṇā District. It records some gift at the Māṇḍavalī-tīrtha in the presence of the god Lakṣmīnārāyaṇa installed by the Mahāmātya Lakṣmīdhara of Keśideva. It is dated in the year 1125 (evidently of the Śaka era), the cyclic year being Rudhirodgārī, on the 15th tithi of the bright fortnight of Māgha.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the ŚilāhārasIndia history book cover
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The history and of India includes names of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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