Lokantakantaka, Lokāntakāntaka: 1 definition



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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lokantakantaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Lokāntakāntaka (लोकान्तकान्तक).—Īśvara, the bridge among bridges, the holy among the holies, the Vedya among the Vedic scholars, the Prabhu among Lords, somabhūta for beings, agnibhūta for promoting the effulgence of Agni, manobhūte for men, tapobhūta for tapasvins, vinaya for police men, tejas among tejasvins, vigraha among idols, and the place for journey men.*

  • * Va. 97. 40-43.
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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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