Lokapalashtakadana, Lokapālāṣṭakadāna, Lokapalashtaka-dana: 3 definitions
Lokapalashtakadana 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 Lokapālāṣṭakadāna can be transliterated into English as Lokapalastakadana or Lokapalashtakadana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas
Lokapālāṣṭakadāna (लोकपालाष्टकदान) refers to a certain ceremony performed by Ādiśaiva priests (Ācāryas), as defined in the Śaivāgamas.—In the lokapālāṣṭakadāna, eight Śaivas are invited and given gold and other material including clothes, seating, blankets and so on.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Lokapālāṣṭakadāna (लोकपालाष्टकदान) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[dharma] Burnell. 150^b.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lokapālāṣṭakadāna (लोकपालाष्टकदान):—[=loka-pālāṣṭaka-dāna] [from loka-pāla > loka > lok] n. Name of [work]
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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Partial matches: Dana.
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