Patalaloka, Pātālaloka, Patala-loka: 3 definitions


Patalaloka 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Pātālaloka (पाताललोक).—The lowest of the universe's fourteen planetary systems; also, the lower planets in general; also the seventh tier of the lower planetary systems, where Bali Mahārāja reigns.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Patalaloka in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Pātālaloka (पाताललोक) is another name for Nāgaloka which refers to the “residence of the Snakes”, according to the Varāha-purāṇa (chapter 24).—Nāgaloka is located in the endless bowels of the earth with countless palaces, houses and towers. It is also known as pātālaloka. Lord Brahmā allocated specific regions for snakes to dwell, such as Pātāla, Vitala and Harmya. Nāgas are referred to as a class of semi-divine beings with bodies half-man and half-snake and grouped along with Kinnaras, Yakṣas, Gandharvas etc. Etymologicaly, the word nāga could be derived from naga meaning mountain.

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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

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Patalaloka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pātālalōka (ಪಾತಾಲಲೋಕ):—[noun] = ಪಾತಾಳ - [patala -] 1.

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Pātāḷalōka (ಪಾತಾಳಲೋಕ):—[noun] = ಪಾತಾಳ - [patala -] 1.

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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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