Naraloka, Nara-loka: 7 definitions


Naraloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Naraloka (नरलोक) refers to the “world of men”, according to the Mukundarāja’s Saṃvartārthaprakāśa.—Accordingly, while explaining Kubjikā’s three forms: “1) In the world of the gods she is in the sattva state and is the white goddess of the Divine Current. 2) In the rājasika state she is in the world of men [i.e., naraloka] and, red in colour, she is the woman of the Current of Men. 3) In the world of the demons she is in a tāmasika state and, as Nature, she is Māyā, and the Kālī of the Current of Siddhas”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Naraloka (नरलोक).—

1) 'the world of men', the earth, terrestrial world.

2) mankind.

Derivable forms: naralokaḥ (नरलोकः).

Naraloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nara and loka (लोक).

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

Naraloka (नरलोक).—[masculine] the world of men, earth.

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

1) Naraloka (नरलोक):—[=nara-loka] [from nara] m. ‘men’s world’, the earth

2) [v.s. ...] mortals, men, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Naraloka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Naralōka (ನರಲೋಕ):—[noun] the earth as the world of human beings.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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