Lalittha: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 222.
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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-English dictionary

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

Lalittha (ललित्थ).—[masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.

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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. 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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