Pitriloka, aka: Pitri-loka, Pitṛloka; 6 Definition(s)
Pitriloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
The Sanskrit term Pitṛloka can be transliterated into English as Pitrloka or Pitriloka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Samkhya (school of philosophy)
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक) refers to the world of Paitra and represents a division of the divine creation (daivasarga or ūrdhvasarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. The daivasarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.
The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.(Source): Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy
Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).
Purana(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the realm of the ancestors.(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
According to the Upaniṣads (see esp. Bṛhadāraṇyaka 6.2.16; Chāndogya 5.10.3), the intermediate and impermanent after-death world (loka), adjacent to the moon, reached by those who have led proper lives as sacrificers and gift-givers, but who will eventually be reborn.(Source): Hinduism Vocubalary: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
pitṛlōka (पितृलोक).—m (S) The region or heaven (according to some, the orbit of the moon) inhabited by the manes or deified progenitors of mankind.(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.
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक).—the world of the Manes.
Derivable forms: pitṛlokaḥ (पितृलोकः).
Pitṛloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pitṛ and loka (लोक).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 9 books and stories containing Pitriloka, Pitri-loka or Pitṛloka. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 23 - The Demigods Regain the Heavenly Planets < [Canto VIII - Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations]
Chapter 2 - The Activities of Maharaja Agnidhra < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 26 - A Description of the Hellish Planets < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 3 - On the glories of the Rudrākṣa beads < [Book 11]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 9 - Propitiation of Pitṛs < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 47 - The narrative of Bhārgava Paraśurāma (k) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]