Lokeshvararaja, Lokeśvararāja: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Lokeshvararaja 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.

The Sanskrit term Lokeśvararāja can be transliterated into English as Lokesvararaja or Lokeshvararaja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Lokeshvararaja in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Lokeśvararāja (लोकेश्वरराज) is the name of a Buddha according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “The Buddha Che tseu tsai wang (Lokeśvararāja) led the Bhikṣu Fa tsi (Dharmākara) in the ten directions and showed him the pure universes”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Lokeshvararaja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Lokeśvararāja (लोकेश्वरराज).—name of a former Buddha: Sukhāvatīvyūha 6.18 ff.

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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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