Lambakeshaka, aka: Lambakeśaka; 2 Definition(s)


Lambakeshaka 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 Lambakeśaka can be transliterated into English as Lambakesaka or Lambakeshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Lambakeśaka (लम्बकेशक).—A son of Ugra, the avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 153.
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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Lambakeśaka (लम्बकेशक) refers to “long hair”, which is the prescribed appearance for masks for piśācas, lunatics (unmatta), the bhūtas, spiritual aspirants (sādhaka), ascetics (tapasvin) and those who have not yet fulfilled their promise (anistīrṇa-pratijñāna), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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