Laukikamana, Laukikamāna: 1 definition

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Laukikamāna (लौकिकमान).—(kāṣṭha, nimeṣa, kalā, muhūrta, ahas, rātri), etc., one 100 Laukika years equal to 3 years of Pitṛs; one year (Laukikamānam) equals one day for Devas.— Uttarāyanam is the day time and Dakṣiṇāyanam the night of gods, 3030 years equal to one Saptaṛṣi vatsara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 29. 5-17.
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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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