Lokahita, Loka-hita: 7 definitions

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Lokahita 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokahita (लोकहित) (Cf. Laukikahita) refers to “(that which is done) for the benefit of the worlds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.20 (“The story of the submarine fire”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Nārada: “[...] Taking that fire mare-like in form, at the will of Śiva, I, the lord of the worlds, went to the sea shore, for the benefit of the worlds [i.e., lokahita]. O sage, on seeing me arrived there, the sea took a human form and approached me with palms joined in reverence. Bowing to and duly eulogising me, the grandfather of all the worlds, the ocean said lovingly”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokahita (लोकहित).—a. beneficial to mankind or to the world.

-tam general welfare.

Lokahita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and hita (हित).

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

Lokahita (लोकहित).—[neuter] the welfare of the world.

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

1) Lokahita (लोकहित):—[=loka-hita] [from loka > lok] mfn. beneficial to the world or to mankind, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the welfare of the world, [Śakuntalā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lokahita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lōkahita (ಲೋಕಹಿತ):—[noun] the welfare of the community, general public or the entire world.

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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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