Lokesha, aka: Loka-isha, Lokeṣa, Lokeśa; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Lokesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Lokeṣa and Lokeśa can be transliterated into English as Lokesa or Lokesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Lokeṣa (लोकेष):—In Vedic hinduism, this represents one of the three legs of Kubera. These legs represent the three basic desires. This leg symbolizes the desire for fame and recognition. Kubera is the Vedic God of wealth presiding over all earthly treasures.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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lokesa : (m.) the Brahma; the creator.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokeśa (लोकेश).—

1) a king (lord of the world).

2) Brahman.

3) quick-silver.

Derivable forms: lokeśaḥ (लोकेशः).

Lokeśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and īśa (ईश).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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