Lokadhipa, Lokādhipa, Loka-adhipa, Loka-adhipa: 7 definitions


Lokadhipa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokādhipa (लोकाधिप) refers to the “(excellent) lord of the worlds” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.10.—Accordingly, as Sūta narrated:—“On hearing this inquiry of Nārada, Brahmā, the excellent lord of the worlds [i.e., lokādhipa-uttama], remembered the lotus-like feet of Śiva and spoke. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokadhipa in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokādhipa (लोकाधिप).—

1) a king.

2) a god or deity.

Derivable forms: lokādhipaḥ (लोकाधिपः).

Lokādhipa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and adhipa (अधिप).

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

Lokādhipa (लोकाधिप).—[masculine] ruler of the world, a god.

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

1) Lokādhipa (लोकाधिप):—[from loka > lok] m. a ruler of the w°, a god, [Buddhist literature]

2) [v.s. ...] a king, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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Lokadhipa 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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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokadhipa in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Lokādhipa refers to: lord or ruler of the world A. I, 150.

Note: lokādhipa is a Pali compound consisting of the words loka and adhipa.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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