Pitriloka, Pitri-loka, Pitṛloka: 12 definitions
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)Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya 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.
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 and Itihasa (epic history)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)Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the realm of the ancestors.Source: Hinduism Vocubalary: 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) The world or sphere of the manes: it is variously situated, but principally in I huva region or midheaven. E. pitṛ, and loka world.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक).—[masculine] the father’s house; the world or abode of the Manes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pitṛloka (पितृलोक):—[=pitṛ-loka] [from pitṛ] m. a f°’s house, [Atharva-veda xiv, 2, 52]
2) [v.s. ...] the world or sphere of the P°s [Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc. (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 28]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक):—[pitṛ-loka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Hades.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक):—(pitar + loka) m.
1) Vaterhaus [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 14, 2, 52.] —
2) der Wohnort —, die Welt der Manen [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 18, 4, 64.] [Taittirīyasaṃhitā 2, 6, 1, 1. 10, 2. 6, 6, 4, 1.] [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 2, 1, 8, 1.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 12, 7, 3, 7. 8, 1, 19. 13, 8, 1, 5. 14, 4, 3, 24.] [LĀṬY. 8, 8, 34.] [Yāska’s Nirukta 14, 8.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 47. 48,] [Nalopākhyāna 10.] anayatsarvāḥ (senāḥ) pitṛlokam [Mahābhārata 1, 2292.] pitṛlokarṣayaḥ [5, 3783.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Pitṛloka (पितृलोक):—m. —
1) Vaterhaus. —
2) die Welt — , der Wohnort der Manen.
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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