Gandharvaloka, aka: Gāndharvaloka, Gandharva-loka; 3 Definition(s)
Gandharvaloka 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gāndharvaloka (गान्धर्वलोक).—Attained by Purūravas.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 93.
Gandharvaloka (गन्धर्वलोक) refers to the name of a Spot mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.70.121). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Gandharvaloka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Samkhya (school of philosophy)
Gandharvaloka (गन्धर्वलोक) refers to the world of the Gāndharvas and represents a division of the divine creation (daivasarga or ūrdhvasarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. The daivasarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.
The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy
Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).
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Chapter 4 - Gajendra Returns to the Spiritual World < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
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The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (by Swāmī Mādhavānanda)