Lalittha; 2 Definition(s)


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Lalittha (ललित्थ).—A country of ancient Bhārata. The people of the place were called Lalitthas. They fought on the side of the Kauravas in the great battle. Lalitthas boasted that they would kill Arjuna in the big battle. The King of the Lalitthas attacked Abhimanyu. Arjuna killed them all in the battle. (Śloka 47, Chapter 5, Karṇa Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Lalittha (ललित्थ).—One of the seven sons of Vidyoparicara.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 222.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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