Lalataksha, Lalāṭākṣa, Lalata-aksha: 7 definitions



Lalataksha 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 Lalāṭākṣa can be transliterated into English as Lalataksa or Lalataksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lalataksha in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष).—One of the eight rākṣasas facing the eight vasus in the battle of the gods (devas) between the demons (asuras), according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 94. This battle was initiated by Mahiṣāsura in order to win over the hand of Vaiṣṇavī, the form of Trikalā having a red body representing the energy of Viṣṇu. Trikalā is the name of a Goddess born from the combined looks of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara (Śiva).

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष).—A country of ancient India. The King of this country was present at the yajña of Yudhiṣṭhira with very many valuable presents. (Śloka 17, Chapter 51, Sabhā Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lalataksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष).—an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: lalāṭākṣaḥ (ललाटाक्षः).

Lalāṭākṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lalāṭa and akṣa (अक्ष).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष).—[adjective] having an eye on the forehead (Śiva); [feminine] ī [Name] of a Rāksasī.

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

1) Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष):—[from lalāṭa] mf(ī)n. having an eye in the forehead, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Lalāṭākṣa (ललाटाक्ष):—adj. (f. ī) auf der Stirn ein Auge habend [Mahābhārata 2, 1837. 3,16137. Śiva 1628.] [Harivaṃśa 14872.]

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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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