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Lakshmi Tweet Definition of Lakshmi Like Definition of Lakshmi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The Hindu goddess of wealth.
     
lama Tweet Definition of lama Like Definition of lama on Facebook
noun 
  1. A master of Tibetan Buddhism.
     
lamasery Tweet Definition of lamasery Like Definition of lamasery on Facebook
noun (lamaseries)
  1. A monastery for lamas in Tibet and Mongolia.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 490:
    • :purposeful melody, reminding veterans of duty on the Himalayan station, of transmundane melody performed upon ancient horns fashioned from the thigh-bones of long-departed priests, in wind-beaten lamaseries miles above the level of a sea at this distance belonging more to legend than geography.
     
lila Tweet Definition of lila Like Definition of lila on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, ilium) (Compare ilea)
     
lingam Tweet Definition of lingam Like Definition of lingam on Facebook
noun 
  1. The penis or phallus, especially when worshipped as a symbol of or in connection with Shiva.
     
lotus position Tweet Definition of lotus position Like Definition of lotus position on Facebook
noun 
  1. a cross-legged sitting posture; a meditative position in Hinduism and Buddhism, also used in yoga
     

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