Laugakshi, Laugākṣi: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Laugakshi 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 Laugākṣi can be transliterated into English as Laugaksi or Laugakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Laugakshi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Laugākṣi (लौगाक्षि).—A pupil of Pauṣyañji; a Śrutaṛṣi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 8; 35. 40.
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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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Nyaya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Laugakshi in Nyaya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Laugākṣi (लौगाक्षि) or Laugākṣi Bhāskara was also a Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosopher. His father’s name was Mudgala. His date is about 17th century A.D. He lived in Benaras. His Tarkakaumudī is another syncretical work. This work is written following the Praśastapādabhāṣya. In this work seven categories are discussed. He accepts knowledge as a guṇa of the soul. It is of two kinds–anubhava (apprehension) and smṛti (recollection). Anubhava (apprehension) is also divided into two types–pramā (right apprehension) and aprama (wrong apprehension). Laugākṣi Bhāskara accepts only two means of knowledge (pramāṇa) These are: pratyakṣa and anumāna.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Laugakshi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Laugākṣi (लौगाक्षि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Mentioned in Kātyāyanaśrautasūtra 1, 6, 24: Ārṣādhyāya. Report. I. Upanayanatantra. Kāṭhakagṛhyasūtra. Pravarādhyāya. Ślokatarpaṇa.

2) Laugākṣi (लौगाक्षि):—Mekhalā.

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

Laugākṣi (लौगाक्षि):—m. [patronymic] [from] logākṣa Name of a teacher and author of a law-book, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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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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