Agniloka, Agni-loka: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Agniloka (अग्निलोक).—One of the devalokas situated on the summit of Mount Mahāmeru. There are a few other devalokas on the same mountain. They are: Indraloka, Yamaloka, Śivaloka or Kailāsa, Satyaloka and Vaikuṇṭha. (Devī Bhāgavata).

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Agniloka (अग्निलोक).—the world a Agni, which is situated below the summit of Meru; in the Purāṇas it is said to be in the अन्तरिक्ष (antarikṣa), while in the Kāśī Khaṇḍa it is said to be to the south of इन्द्रपुरी (indrapurī); एतस्या दक्षिणे भागे येयं पूर्दृश्यते शुभा । इमामर्चिष्मतीं पश्य वीतिहोत्रपुरीं शुभाम् (etasyā dakṣiṇe bhāge yeyaṃ pūrdṛśyate śubhā | imāmarciṣmatīṃ paśya vītihotrapurīṃ śubhām) ||

Derivable forms: agnilokaḥ (अग्निलोकः).

Agniloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms agni and loka (लोक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agniloka (अग्निलोक):—[=agni-loka] [from agni] m. the world of Agni, [Kauṣītaki-upaniṣad]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agniloka (अग्निलोक):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-kaḥ) The world of Agni. E. agni and loka.

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Agniloka in German

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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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