Devaloka, aka: Deva-loka; 7 Definition(s)

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Devaloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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)

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Devaloka (देवलोक).—Seven in number—Bhū, Bhuva, Sva, Maha, Jana, Tapa and Satya; sacred to Indrāṇī; residences of Devaṛṣis.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 52; 61. 1-2; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 88.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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devaloka : (m.) heaven.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Devaloka refers to: the particular sphere of any devas, the seat of the devas, heaven; there exist 26 such spheres or heavens (see loka); when 2 are mentioned it refers to Sakka’s & Brahma’s heavens. A seat in a devaloka is in saṃsāra attained by extraordinary merit: Dh.177; J.I, 202, 203; IV, 273; ThA.74; KhA 228; PvA.5, 9, 21, 66, 81, 89; Vism.415, etc.;

Note: devaloka is a Pali compound consisting of the words deva and loka.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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dēvalōka (देवलोक).—m (S) A common term for the seven superior worlds from earth to satyalōka: as opp. to the worlds inferior.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dēvalōka (देवलोक).—m A common term for the seven superior worlds from earth to satyalōka as opp. to the worlds inferior.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Devaloka (देवलोक).—heaven, paradise; देवलोकस्य चर्त्विजः (devalokasya cartvijaḥ) (prabhuḥ) Ms.4.182.

Derivable forms: devalokaḥ (देवलोकः).

Devaloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and loka (लोक).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devaloka (देवलोक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Heaven or paradise. 2. Any one of the seven superior worlds, from earth to the highest or Satya loka, in opposition to those below the earth. 3. The particular sphere or heaven of any divinity. E. deva, and loka a world.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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