Lokaprakasha, Lokaprakāśa, Loka-prakasha: 3 definitions


Lokaprakasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Lokaprakāśa can be transliterated into English as Lokaprakasa or Lokaprakasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Lokaprakāśa (लोकप्रकाश, “light of common usages”):—A valuable manual compiled by Kshemendra which throws light on the activities of the common man in social circles, the market place, offices and courts. Many words from the Kashmiri language are strewn through the pages of this work.

Source: Google Books: Indian History

Lokaprakasha, queen of Bharatabala, is described as a princess of Kosala. She was most probably the daughter of Bibhishana of the Shura dynasty. Bharatabala was probably a feudatory of the Vakataka Narendrasena. Possibly he was related to the Panduvamshi or Somavamshi kings of South Kosala with Shripura as capital.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Lokaprakāśa (लोकप्रकाश) is the name of a work ascribed to Kṣemendra (11th century): one among the Kashmiri scholars who glorified the legacy of rhetorics with a new interpretation of the soul of poetry (aucitya). A total number of 38 works (viz., Loka-prakāśa) have been recorded in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum”, which are composed by Kṣemendra. He is not only a poetician but also a scholar of high repute.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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