Janaloka, aka: Jana-Loka; 6 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Janaloka (जनलोक) refers to one of the seven heavens (upper regions) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The Nīlamata mentions the threefold division of the universe indicated by the expressions like Tribhuvana, Trailokya etc. Evidently, the earth is the middle part, above and below which, are the heavens (eg., Janaloka) and the nether worlds. But as a matter of fact, the division seems to be twofold only, for the earth itself is regarded as the lowest of the seven upper regions.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Janaloka (जनलोक).—One of the fourteen worlds. This world is situated three crores of yojanas (leagues) away from Dhruvapada (the region of Dhruva—Pole star) according to Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Aṃśa II, Chapter 7).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Janaloka (जनलोक).—A divine world,1 the world of Varuṇā1 as the face of Virāṭ,2 and a part of Puruṣ.3 Its inhabitants.4 Here was in ancient times a discussion about brahmavāda, on the occasion of a sacrifice performed by Brahmā;5 at a distance of 2 crores of yojanas from Maharlokam;6 during Pralaya the Devas go from Maharloka to this.7 (See also Jana).
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 20. 34.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 1. 28.
- 3) Ib. 5. 39.
- 4) Ib. III. 11. 29.
- 5) X. 87. 8-9.
- 6) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. I. 123; 2. 13-15, 139. Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 7. 13-14.
- 7) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 6. 28. Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 3. 29.
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Languages of India and abroad
janalōka (जनलोक).—m (S) Every body; tout le monde. 2 The fifth of the seven lōka. See saptalōka.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
janalōka (जनलोक).—m Everybody.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Janaloka (जनलोक).—one (i. e. the fifth) of the seven divisions of the universe situated above Maharloka; यो ब्रह्मवादः पूर्वेषां जनलोकनिवासिनाम् (yo brahmavādaḥ pūrveṣāṃ janalokanivāsinām) Bhāg.1.87.8.
Derivable forms: janalokaḥ (जनलोकः).
Janaloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jana and loka (लोक).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.2.144 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.2.61 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 2.2.62 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Chapter III - Measure of Time < [Book VI]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Notes on the fourteen worlds < [Notes]
Chapter 6 - The Kalpas and Manvantaras: their duration < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
Chapter 2 - The description of the city of Śiva < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Subala Upanishad of Shukla-yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)