Lokakaraka, Lokakāraka, Loka-karaka: 1 definition

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Lokakaraka 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokakāraka (लोककारक) refers to the “creator of worlds”, and is used as an epithet of Brahmā, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.17. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] Dakṣa was worried with thoughts. But he became greatly delighted at my sight. He asked me the purpose of my visit. Dakṣa said:—‘ [...] O creator of worlds [viz., Lokakāraka], is your visit prompted by your love for your son or for any special task that you have come to my hermitage? I am delighted on seeing you’”.

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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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