Lokamatri, Loka-matri, Lokamātṛ: 7 definitions
Lokamatri means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Lokamātṛ can be transliterated into English as Lokamatr or Lokamatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)
Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Kṣīrika: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Her weapon is the khaḍga. Furthermore, Lokamātṛ is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Mahāmeru. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ) refers to the “mothers of the worlds” and is used to describe the three daughters of Svadhā (i.e., Menā, Dhanyā, Kalāvatī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.2.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] [Svadhā] had three daughters all of whom were of handsome features and virtuous forms. [...] The mothers of the worlds (i.e., lokamātṛ) are worthy of reverence of the entire universe always. They are the bestowers of great joy. They are great yoginīs, storehouses of knowledge. They pervade the three worlds”.
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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)
Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ) is the name of a Goddess (Devī) presiding over Kṣīrika: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Her weapon is the khaḍga. Furthermore, Lokamātṛ is accompanied by the Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) named Mahāmeru and their abode is a sāla-tree.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ).—f. an epithet of Lakṣmī.
Lokamātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and mātṛ (मातृ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-tā) Lakshmi, the wife of Vishnu, and goddess of wealth and fortune. E. loka the world, and mātṛ the mother.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ):—[=loka-mātṛ] [from loka > lok] f. the mother of the w°, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Lakṣmi, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
3) [v.s. ...] of Gaurī, [Kāvya literature]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lokamātṛ (लोकमातृ):—[loka-mātṛ] (tā) 1. f. Lakshmī.
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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Starts with: Lokamatrika.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 37 - The Importance of Aṅgārikī Caturthī < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 165 - Greatness of Sāvitrī < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 11 - Origin of Rājabhaṭṭāraka < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)