Lokanugraha, Loka-anugraha, Lokānugraha: 7 definitions



Lokanugraha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह) refers to “blessings on the world”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Viṣṇu eulogised Śiva:—“[...] O great God, O supreme God, the bestower of blessings on the world (i.e., lokānugraha-kāraka), O storehouse of mercy, the helper of the distressed, Thou art the great Brahman, the great soul. O Lord, Thou art all-pervasive and independent. Thy glory can be known only through the Vedas. This Dakṣa is my devotee. He has been wicked to censure you before. He has committed an offence making us meritless. O great lord, Thou must forgive him since thou art free from aberrations”.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Lokanugraha in Shaivism glossary
Source: eScholarship: The role of religious experience in the traditions of Tantric Shaivism

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह) refers to “(bestowing grace through initiation) on anyone”, according to the 7th century Siddhayogeśvarīmata-tantra verse 2.10ff.—Accordingly, “[...] and who knows how to draw the secret mandala, can bestow grace (i.e., lokānugraha) through initiation on anyone. Because of his immersion into the Power of Rudra, he can grant the wishes of the devotees. O dear one, the one in whom this infusion of the Power of Rudra is seen is said to be a true Guru, equal to Me, revealing the secret power of all mantras (mantra-vīrya)”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokanugraha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह).—prosperity of mankind.

Derivable forms: lokānugrahaḥ (लोकानुग्रहः).

Lokānugraha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and anugraha (अनुग्रह).

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

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह).—[masculine] the welfare of the world.

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

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह):—[from loka > lok] m. the welfare of the world, prosperity of mankind, [Kāvya literature]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Lokānugraha (लोकानुग्रह):—m. das Heil der Welt, des Volkes [Śākuntala 64, 21.] kartar [Spr. 2681. fg.] ubhayalokānugraha [Śākuntala 193.]

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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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