Lokakrit, Lokakṛt, Loka-krit: 8 definitions


Lokakrit 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 Lokakṛt can be transliterated into English as Lokakrt or Lokakrit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokakṛt (लोककृत्) refers to the “creator of the worlds” and is used to describe Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] When the sacrificial rites in marriage ceremony were thus concluded duly, lord Śiva gave the Pūrṇapātra to me, the creator of the worlds [e.g., Lokakṛt]. Śiva then made the gift of cows to the presiding priest. Other gifts of auspicious nature were also made. He gave the brahmins a hundred gold pieces each. A crore of gems and other articles were distributed among the people as gifts. [...]”.

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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

Lokakṛt (लोककृत्).—m. the creator of the world.

Lokakṛt is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and kṛt (कृत्). See also (synonyms): lokakartṛ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Lokakṛt (लोककृत्).—m. (-kṛt) The Creator, Brahma. E. loka and kṛt who makes.

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

Lokakṛt (लोककृत्).—[adjective] granting space, liberating; also = [preceding]

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

1) Lokakṛt (लोककृत्):—[=loka-kṛt] [from loka > lok] mfn. (also uloka-k) making or creating free space, setting free, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. the creator of the w°, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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

Lokakṛt (लोककृत्):—[loka-kṛt] (t) 1. m. Creator.

[Sanskrit to German]

Lokakrit 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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