Lokapitamaha, Lokapitāmaha, Loka-pitamaha: 7 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokapitāmaha (लोकपितामह) refers to the “grandfather of the worlds”, and is used as an epithet for Brahmā, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.27. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing [Dadhīci’s] words, the foolish and evil-minded Dakṣa became furious in a trice and said mockingly:—‘[...] Brahmā, the grandfather of the worlds (Lokapitāmaha), has come here from Satyaloka along with the Vedas, Upaniṣads and the Āgamas. Similarly, the king of Devas himself has come along with all the Devas. You too, the sages free from sins, have come’”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Lokapitāmaha (लोकपितामह).—A hymn to Vāmana.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 245. 66, 67-80.

1b) Is Brahmā.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 25. 84.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Lokapitāmaha (लोकपितामह).—an epithet of Brahman.

Derivable forms: lokapitāmahaḥ (लोकपितामहः).

Lokapitāmaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and pitāmaha (पितामह).

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

Lokapitāmaha (लोकपितामह).—m. the great forefather of mankind.

Lokapitāmaha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and pitāmaha (पितामह).

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

Lokapitāmaha (लोकपितामह):—[=loka-pitāmaha] [from loka > lok] m. ‘progenitor of the w°, great forefather of mankind’, Name of Brahmā, [Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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Lokapitamaha 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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