Lokapalini, Lokapālinī, Loka-palini: 3 definitions


Lokapalini 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: MDPI Books: The Ocean of Heroes

Lokapālinī (लोकपालिनी) refers to the “female world guardians”, according to the 10th-century Ḍākārṇava-tantra: one of the last Tibetan Tantric scriptures belonging to the Buddhist Saṃvara tradition consisting of 51 chapters.—Accordingly: [while describing the earth-circle (medinīcakra)]: “[...]  Then, [the trees are] (1) a pūga, (2) an akṣoṭaka, (3) a nālīra, (4) a dāḍima, (5) a bilva, (6) anāmalaka, (7) a bijjora, and (8) a rudra. He should place [them] in order (1) Indrī, (2) Yamā, (3) Rudrā, (4) Yakṣiṇī, (5) Bhūtinī, (6) Ṛṣī, (7) Rākṣasī, and (8) Vāyubhāryā—he should place the female world guardians (lokapālinī). There are [also] female serpents and female clouds. He should place all [of them] on this [circle] completely. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Lokapālinī (लोकपालिनी):—[=loka-pālinī] [from loka > lok] f. ‘world-protectress’, Name of Durgā, [Kautukaratnākara]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lokapalini 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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