Alokya: 7 definitions


Alokya means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ālokya (आलोक्य) refers to “having seen (someone)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.54 (“Description of the duties of the chaste wife”).—Accordingly, as a Brahmin lady said to Pārvatī: “[...] She who delights her husband delights all the worlds. When she sees (ālokya) her husband coming home [bāhyādāyāntamālokya] she shall hasten to serve him food and water, hand him betel and change of garments, and serve him by massaging his feet. By pleasing words she shall fascinate him and dispel his gloom. [...]”.

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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

Alokya (अलोक्य).—a.

1) Not securing the other world or heaven; unusual, unallowed; न हैवालोक्यताया आशास्ति (na haivālokyatāyā āśāsti) Bṛ. Up. 1.3.28; यथास्योद्विजते वाचा नालोक्यां तामुदीरयेत् (yathāsyodvijate vācā nālokyāṃ tāmudīrayet) Manusmṛti 2.161.

2) Of dark nature; राजधर्मास्तथाऽलोक्यां निक्षिपन्त्यशुभां गतिम् (rājadharmāstathā'lokyāṃ nikṣipantyaśubhāṃ gatim) Manusmṛti 12.65.7. °ता () unfitness for heaven.

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

Alokya (अलोक्य).—i. e. a-loka + ya, adj., f. . 1. Extraordinary. 2. Obstructing the progress to heaven, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 161.

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

Alokya (अलोक्य).—[adjective] unusual (lit. unwordly), unallowed; making unfit for the (other) world.

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

1) Alokya (अलोक्य):—[=a-lokya] [from a-loka] mf(ā)n. unusual, unallowed, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti ii, 161.]

2) Ālokya (आलोक्य):—[=ā-lokya] [from ā-lok] [indeclinable participle] having seen or looked at, beholding.

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Alokya 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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