Janaloka, aka: Jana-Loka; 6 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

[Janaloka in Purana glossaries]

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.
(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

Marathi-English dictionary

[Janaloka in Marathi glossaries]

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
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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

[Janaloka in Sanskrit glossaries]

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
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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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