Lamboshthi, Lamboṣṭhī, Lamba-oshthi: 1 definition

Introduction

Introduction:

Lamboshthi 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 Lamboṣṭhī can be transliterated into English as Lambosthi or Lamboshthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: eScholarship: Chapters 1-14 of the Hayasirsa Pancaratra

Lamboṣṭhī (लम्बोष्ठी) refers to “one who has a fat lip”, representing an undesirable characteristic of an Ācārya, according to the 9th-century Hayaśīrṣa-pañcarātra Ādikāṇḍa chapter 3.—The Lord said:—“I will tell you about the Sthāpakas endowed with perverse qualities. He should not construct a temple with those who are avoided in this Tantra. [...] He should not be stupid, have a fat lip (lamboṣṭhī), be one who spits, or have an indistinct voice, nor have a tumor, nor be a charmer nor be deformed, proud or deaf. [...] A god enshrined by any of these named above (viz., lamboṣṭhī), is in no manner a giver of fruit. If a building for Viṣṇu is made anywhere by these excluded types (viz., lamboṣṭhī) then that temple will not give rise to enjoyment and liberation and will yield no reward, of this there is no doubt”.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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