Lokacara, Lokācāra, Loka-acara: 10 definitions


Lokacara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Lokachara.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lokacara in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lokācāra (लोकाचार) refers to “worldly conventions”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “[...] O one engaged in penance, O one the venue of penance; obeisance to Thee the bestower of fruits of penance; obeisance to Thee who lovest penance; obeisance to Thee of the form of Brahman and quiescent. Obeisance to Thee who lay down the principles of dealings and worldly conventions [i.e., lokācāra-karavyavahārakarāyaiva lokācārakarāya te]; obeisance to the great Śiva full of attributes; obeisance to Thee the great soul. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lōkācāra (लोकाचार).—m (S) Popular usage or practice.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

lōkācāra (लोकाचार).—m Popular usage.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokācāra (लोकाचार).—common practice, popular or general custom, ways of the world; अपि शास्त्रेषु कुशला लोकाचारविवर्जिताः (api śāstreṣu kuśalā lokācāravivarjitāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.43.

Derivable forms: lokācāraḥ (लोकाचारः).

Lokācāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and ācāra (आचार).

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

Lokacara (लोकचर).—[adjective] wandering through the world.

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Lokācāra (लोकाचार).—[masculine] usage or practice of the world, general custom.

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

1) Lokacara (लोकचर):—[=loka-cara] [from loka > lok] mfn. wandering through the w°, [Mahābhārata]

2) Lokācāra (लोकाचार):—[from loka > lok] m. usage or practice of the world, common practice, general or popular custom, [Pañcatantra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lokacara in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokacara in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Lokācāra (लोकाचार) [Also spelled lokachar]:—(nm) ethos, mores; convention, popular custom/tradition; ~[] worldly-wise, practical.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lōkācāra (ಲೋಕಾಚಾರ):—[noun] = ಲೋಕರೂಢಿ [lokarudhi].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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