Lokaloka, aka: Loka-aloka, Lokāloka; 3 Definition(s)
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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
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)(Source): Wisdom Library: Śrīmad Devī Bhāgavatam
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.
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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
lōkālōka (लोकालोक).—m S A mountainous belt surrounding the outermost of the seven seas and bounding the world.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
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Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
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