Lopamudra, Lopāmudrā: 15 definitions
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Lopamudrā (लोपमुद्रा) received the Vidyā from Mitranātha, according to the Saubhāgyasudhodaya and the Nityāṣoḍaśikārṇava.—The three lineages (olis) of the Śrīvidyā school are also described in the last chapter of the Saubhāgyasudhodaya by Amṛtānanda, well known as an early commentator of the [Yoginīhṛdaya]. [...] The account continues with Lopamudrā who received the Vidyā from Mitranātha. She initiates the Current of the Siddhas.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा).—Wife of Agastya. (For details see under Agastya).Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा) refers to one of the sixteen celestial ladies (Divyanārī), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.50 (“Description of fun and frolic”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] Then the sixteen celestial ladies arrived there and saw the couple [i.e., Śiva and Pārvatī] with great respect. They were Sarasvatī, Lakṣmī, Sāvitrī, Jāhnavī, Aditi, Śacī, Lopāmudrā, Arundhatī, Ahalyā, Tulasī, Svāhā, Rohiṇī, Vasundharā, Śatarūpā, Saṃjñā and Rati. There were several virgins of the gods, Nāgas, and the sages. They were charming and attractive. Who can enumerate them? [...]”.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा).—Consort of Agastya; a Brahmavādinī.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 33. 19; IV. 10. 78; Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 55.
1b) Is Hrādi.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 38. 9-10.
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IV.20.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Lopāmudrā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology
Lopamudra was princess, the daughter of the King of Vidharbha. She was married to the great sage Agastya. Together with her husband she is credited with spreading the fame of the LalithaSahasranama (thousand names of Devi).
It was while seeking riches at her request that Agastya killed the two Asura brothers Vatapi and Ilvala, who were notorious for their black magic and dark deeds.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Lopamudra (लोपमुद्रा): Daughter of the king of Vidarbha who married the sage Agastya.Source: Hindupedia: The Hindu Encyclopedia
Lopamudra (the wife of Agastya)
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा).—Name of a daughter of the king of Vidarbha and wife of the sage Agastya. [She is said to have been formed by the sage himself from the most beautiful parts of different animals so as to have a wife after his own heart, and then secretly introduced into the palace of the king of Vidarbha where she grew up as his daughter. She was afterwards married by Agastya. He was asked by her to acquire immense riches before he thought of having any connection with her. The sage accordingly first went to king Śrutarvan, and from him to several other persons till he went to the rich demon Ilvala and, having conquered him, got immense wealth from him and satisfisfied his wife.]
See also (synonyms): lopā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-drā) The wife of the saint Agastya and daughter of the king of Vidarbha. It was for her that the saint went out to acquire riches and destroyed Vatapi and Ilvala in the attempt. E. lopa losing, (reputation,) amudrā sad, not happy.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा).—f. The wife of Agastya, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 48, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा):—[=lopā-mudrā] [from lup] f. Name of the reputed wife of the sage Agastya (she is said to have been formed by the sage himself and then secretly introduced into the palace of the king of Vidarbha, where she grew up as his daughter; she asked her husband to acquire immense riches; so he went to the rich demon Ilvala, and having conquered him, satisfied his wife with his wealth; she is considered as the authoress of [Ṛg-veda i, 179, 4]), [Ṛg-veda; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Lopāmudrā (लोपामुद्रा):—[lopā+mudrā] (drā) 1. m. Agastya's wife.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 1.179.4 < [Sukta 179]
Rig Veda 1.179.1 < [Sukta 179]
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List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section XCVII < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
Section XCVI < [Tirtha-yatra Parva]
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Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 78 - Greatness of Vaiśvānareśvara (Vaiśvānara-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
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