Niraloka, Nirāloka, Nirālokā: 9 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Nirāloka (निरालोक).—A dark territory, at the end of which is the world of Lord. Divyam, above the seven created worlds.1 The region above āloka.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 19. 151, 167-9; 21. 106; III. 7. 294; IV. 2. 188; Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 145-159; 50. 160.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 123. 47; 124. 83-84.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Nirālokā (निरालोका) means “transcendent”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “[...] It is Śiva’s will in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). [...] Linked to Moon, Sun and Fire, she generates the seeds of (her) energies. Her form is one and, transcendent (nirālokā), is the supreme abode. She assumes a state of oneness in the middle of one who possesses (her) radiant energy. She shines, present in multiplicity (nānākhya) like the light of many suns. [...]”.

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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

Nirāloka (निरालोक).—a.

1) not looking about or seeing.

2) deprived of sight.

3) deprived of light, dark; निरालोकं लोकम् (nirālokaṃ lokam) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.3; Bhāgavata 8.24.35.

5) invisible.

-kaḥ an epithet of Śiva.

Nirāloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nir and āloka (आलोक).

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

Nirāloka (निरालोक).—adj., f. , 1. without moving the eyes, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 111, 14. 2. invisible, Mahābhārata 1, 1475.

Nirāloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nis and āloka (आलोक).

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

Nirāloka (निरालोक).—[adjective] not looking about, blind (lit. & [figuratively]); dark.

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

1) Nirāloka (निरालोक):—[=nir-āloka] [from nir > niḥ] mfn. not looking about, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] deprived of light, dark or blind, [Mahābhārata; Mālatīmādhava; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

3) [v.s. ...] ifc. looking at, investigating, scrutinizing (cf. ātma-n), [Mahābhārata]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Nirāloka (निरालोक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ṇirāleya.

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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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