Lalitalocana, Lalitalocanā: 3 definitions



Lalitalocana 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Lalitalochana.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Lalitalocanā (ललितलोचना) is the daughter of the Vidyādhara that was previously known as Vāmadatta, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 68. Accordingly as Lalitalocanā said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there, in time, that prince among the Vidyādharas [previously Vāmadatta] had born to him by his queen [previously Kāntimatī] an auspicious daughter, named Lalitalocanā. And the moment she was born she was declared by a voice, that came from heaven, to be destined to be the wife of the future Emperor of the Vidyādharas [viz., Naravāhanadatta]”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lalitalocanā, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (L) next»] — Lalitalocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lalitalocana (ललितलोचन).—[adjective] fair-eyed; [feminine] [Name] of a woman.

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

1) Lalitalocana (ललितलोचन):—[=lalita-locana] [from lalita > lal] mf(ā)n. beautiful-eyed, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

2) Lalitalocanā (ललितलोचना):—[=lalita-locanā] [from lalita-locana > lalita > lal] f. Name of a daughter of the Vidyā-dhara Vāma-datta, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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