Nagaloka, aka: Naga-loka, Nāgaloka; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Nagaloka in Purana glossaries]

Nāgaloka (नागलोक).—The world of the Nāgas or Pātāla. Vāsuki is its chief. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 127, Verse 60). There is a pond in Nāgaloka and a drink of its water bestows the strength of a thousand elephants. (Ādi Parva, Chapter 127, Verse 68). Pātāla is thousands of miles away from earth. Its area exceeds a thousand yojanas, and it is surrounded by magnificent forts studded with gems. The steps at the entrance of the fort are also decorated with gold and gems. There are beautiful gardens, fountains and singing birds in Pātāla. Its outer doors are hundred yojanas in length and five in width. (Aśvamedha Parva, Chapter 58, Verse 37).

(Source): Puranic Encyclopaedia

Nāgaloka (नागलोक).—The giver of Kanaka—Kalpalatā goes to;1 is Rasātala2 one who bathes in the tīrtha on the Narmadā attains Nāgaloka.3

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 286. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 100. 157.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 3. 7.
  • 3) Matsya-purāṇa 191. 84.
(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

Pali-English dictionary

[Nagaloka in Pali glossaries]

nāgaloka : (m.) the Nāga-world.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Nagaloka in Marathi glossaries]

nāgalōka (नागलोक).—m (S) The serpent-world, the regions below the earth.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nāgalōka (नागलोक).—m The serpent-world, the regions below the earth.

(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

[Nagaloka in Sanskrit glossaries]

Nāgaloka (नागलोक).—the world of serpents, the race of serpents collectively, one of the regions below the earth called Pātāla.

Derivable forms: nāgalokaḥ (नागलोकः).

Nāgaloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga 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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