Lokaklesha, Lokakleśa, Loka-klesha: 1 definition


Lokaklesha 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 Lokakleśa can be transliterated into English as Lokaklesa or Lokaklesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokakleśa (लोकक्लेश) refers to “harrassment of the worlds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Kumāra (Kārttikeya) fought with Tāraka-Asura: “[...] Possessing the brilliance of Śiva, Kumāra with his spear struck Tāraka who had harrassed the worlds (lokakleśa-kara). Immediately the Asura Tāraka the ruler of the hosts of Asuras, although very heroic, fell on the ground with all his limbs shattered. The great warrior Tāraka was slain by Kumāra. O sage, even as all were looking on, he passed away. [...]”. 

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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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