Lokasamkara, Lokasaṃkara, Lokaśaṃkara, Loka-samkara, Lokashamkara, Loka-shamkara, Lokasaṅkara, Lokasankara, Loka-sankara, Lokaśaṅkara, Lokashankara, Loka-shankara: 5 definitions


Lokasamkara 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 terms Lokaśaṃkara and Lokaśaṅkara can be transliterated into English as Lokasamkara or Lokashamkara or Lokasankara or Lokashankara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Lokaśaṃkara (लोकशंकर) refers to the “benefactor of the worlds” and is used to describe Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.13 (“Śiva-Pārvatī dialogue”).—Accordingly, after Himācala (i.e., Himālaya) spoke to Śiva: “Thus addressed by Himavat, Śiva, the benefactor of the worlds [i.e., lokaśaṃkara], laughingly permitted him to go. Permitted by Śiva, Himavat returned to his abode along with Pārvatī. He wanted to visit Him daily. Even without her father but accompanied by her maids, Pārvatī approached Śiva everyday for serving Him with devotion. [...]”.

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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»] — Lokasamkara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokasaṃkara (लोकसंकर).—general confusion in the world.

Derivable forms: lokasaṃkaraḥ (लोकसंकरः).

Lokasaṃkara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and saṃkara (संकर).

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

Lokasaṃkara (लोकसंकर):—[=loka-saṃkara] [from loka > lok] m. confusion of mankind or among men, [Rāmāyaṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lokasamkara 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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