Lokakartri, Lokakartṛ, Loka-kartri: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Lokakartri 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.

The Sanskrit term Lokakartṛ can be transliterated into English as Lokakartr or Lokakartri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lokakartṛ (लोककर्तृ) refers to the “creator of the worlds”, and represents an epithet of Śiva used in Sandhyā’s eulogy of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.6. Accordingly:—“[...] Directly perceiving the lord of Durgā she [viz., Sandhyā] eulogised the lord of the worlds: [...] That which has no specific form, that which can be known through perfect knowledge; that which is neither gross, nor subtle, nor high; that which is to be meditated upon by Yogins within themselves—obeisance be to Thee who art of this sort and the creator of the worlds (lokakartṛ)”.

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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 (L) next»] — Lokakartri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokakartṛ (लोककर्तृ).—m. the creator of the world.

Lokakartṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and kartṛ (कर्तृ). See also (synonyms): lokakṛt.

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

Lokakartṛ (लोककर्तृ).—[masculine] the creator of the world.

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

Lokakartṛ (लोककर्तृ):—[=loka-kartṛ] [from loka > lok] m. ‘world-creator’ (Name applied to Viṣṇu and Śiva as well as to Brahmā), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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