Lokaloka, Loka-aloka, Lokāloka: 13 definitions

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Lokaloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam

Lokāloka (लोकालोक):—There is a land, all of pure gold (beyond this ocean of pure water) for a space equal to the distance between Mānasottara and Meru. This land is like a mirror; there are no beings here; the reason is, any substance placed on it would at once be converted into gold and nothing can be obtained out of it. No living beings can live there and therefore it is named Lokāloka. This is established always between the Loka and Aloka. The God himself has made this as the boundary of the three Lokas. The rays of the Sun, the Polar Star and all the planets are confined to this sphere; rather passing through its middle, the luminaries shed their lustre on the three Lokas.

Beyond the mountain Lokāloka, is said to lie the pure path leading to Yogeśvara within the egg-shaped ellipsoid formed by the Heaven and Earth. The inner dimension of this ellipsoid is twenty five Koṭi Yoyanas. When this egg becomes unconscious (lifeless), the Sun enters within it in the form of Vairāja. Hence the Sun is called Mārtaṇḍa. He is Hiraṇyagarbha, when He is born from this Golden Egg. (See the Śrīmad-devī-bhāgavatam 8.14)

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—There is a mountain between Loka and Aloka. This is called Lokālokaparvata and the land beside it is called Lokāloka. The mountain is as long as the distance between Mānasottara and Mahāmeru. This place is golden in colour and as smooth as glass. Not a single being lives there. God has created this as a boundary to the three worlds. All the planets like the Sun get light from the brilliance of this mountain. Brahmā has posted four diggajas named Vṛṣabha, Puṣpacūḍa, Vāmana and Aparājita in the four corners of this mountain. (8th Skandha, Devī Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—The mountain forming the boundary of the earth.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 78; 3. 31; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 144; 50. 155, 160, 205; 101. 191-2.

1b) (Mt.) a chain of hills beyond the Svādūdaka, between the Loka where the sun shines and Aloka where he does not. The regions lighted by the sun are said to cover 50 crores of yojanas. The chain of the Lokāloka is said to occupy a fourth of the area of the globe. In the Aloka Yogeśvara-Kṛṣṇa travels.1 Crossed by Arjuna and Kṛṣṇa on their way to Vaikuṇṭha in search of the dead child of the Brāhmaṇa of Dvārakā.2 A. mythical mountainous belt in the south separating the visible world from the world of darkness.3 10,000 yojanas in height and breadth; protected by four guardians, Sudhāman and others on the four directions.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 20. 34-42; Matsya-purāṇa 123. 47; 124. 38, 81.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 89. 48.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 15. 3; 19. 150; 21. 51, 101 and 106, 155; III. 7. 294; IV. 2. 194.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 4. 94; 8. 82-3.
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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Lokāloka (लोकालोक) refers to:—Enormous mountains that separate the fourteen planetary systems of the universe, which are illuminated by the sun, from that part of the universe (aloka) which is in darkness. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lōkālōka (लोकालोक).—m S A mountainous belt surrounding the outermost of the seven seas and bounding the world.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—Name of a mythical mountain that encircles the earth and is situated beyond the sea of fresh water which surrounds the last of the seven continents; beyond लोकालोक (lokāloka) there is complete darkness, and to this side of it there is light; it thus divides the visible world from the regions of darkness; प्रकाशश्चा- प्रकाशश्च लोकालोक इवाचलः (prakāśaścā- prakāśaśca lokāloka ivācalaḥ) R.1.68; लोकालोकव्याहतं धर्मराशेः शालीनं वा धाम नालं प्रसर्तुम् (lokālokavyāhataṃ dharmarāśeḥ śālīnaṃ vā dhāma nālaṃ prasartum) Śi.16.83; Mv.5.1,45; ऊर्ध्व- मालोकयामासुः लोकालोकमिवोच्छ्रितम् (ūrdhva- mālokayāmāsuḥ lokālokamivocchritam) Parṇāl.3.3; (for further explanation see Dr. Bhāṇḍārkar's note on l. 79 of Māl. 1th Act).

-kau the visible and the invisible world.

Derivable forms: lokālokaḥ (लोकालोकः).

Lokāloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms loka and aloka (अलोक).

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

Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A mountainous belt, surrounding the outermost of the seven seas and bounding the world. m. Du. The visible and unvisible world. E. loka seeing, āloka not seeing; causing light and darkness, as interposed between the Dwipas and the sun.

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

Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—[loka-a-], m. a mountainous belt bounding the world.

Lokāloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lokā and loka (लोक).

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

Lokāloka (लोकालोक).—([neuter] sgl. & [masculine] [dual]) world and no world, [Name] of a myth. mountain.

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

1) Lokāloka (लोकालोक):—[from loka > lok] n. sg. or m. [dual number] (also m. sg. ?) the world and that which is not the w° id est. world and non-w°, [Mahābhārata; Purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a mythical belt or circle of mountains surrounding the outermost of the seven seas and dividing the visible world from the region of darkness (as the sun is within this wall of mountains they are light on one side and dark on the other; See, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 420]; cf. cakra-vāla), [Sūryasiddhānta; Raghuvaṃśa; Purāṇa etc.]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Lokāloka (लोकालोक):——

1) Sg. n. und Du. m. die Welt und die Nichtwelt. Sg. m. wohl fehlerhaft. —

2) m. Bez. des mythischen Gebirges , das die Welt von der Nichtwelt trennt , des Walles am Ende der Welt , der von der einen Seite hell , von der anderen dunkel ist , [Śiśupālavadha 16,83.]

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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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