Adhaloka, aka: Adha-loka; 1 Definition(s)
Adhaloka means something in Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Adhaloka (अधलोक).—The adha-loka is the lower world, is infernal (hell) and has the shape of a palanquin or a stack of umbrellas one inside the other.Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Search found 1 books and stories containing Adhaloka, Adha-loka; (plurals include: Adhalokas, lokas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 1.1: Cosmography < [Appendices]
Part 17: Description of the Lower World (adhaloka) < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]