Rudraloka: 6 definitions


Rudraloka 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Rudraloka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Rudraloka (रुद्रलोक).—Sacred to Śiva, in the Pearl Hall of Lalitā;1 baths in Somatīrtham, Bhṛgutīrtham and Rudrakoṭi lead to;2 is mātrāpadam.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 25. 111-3; 27. 129; IV. 33. 79-96; Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 73; 22. 35; 23. 73 and 84; 30. 320; 54. 114; 111. 55 and 68.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 112. 6; 186. 23, 52; 188. 96; 191. 31; 193. 60.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 20. 11.
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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)

[«previous next»] — Rudraloka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Rudraloka (रुद्रलोक) refers to “Rudra’s world”, according to the second recension of the Yogakhaṇḍa of the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “The purified soul who, pure, recites this [i.e., Śrīkaṇṭha’s hymn in praise of the Goddess] in front of the Kramaliṅga is free from all sins and attains Rudra’s world [i.e., rudraloka]. It was uttered by Śrīkaṇṭha and, secret, it should not be told to (just) anybody. It should be given to a true devotee, (and) never to one who is averse (to the goddess). [...]”.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Rudraloka in Hinduism glossary
Source: ruthaavaree: Overview of Śaivāgamas in Temple Worship

Rudraloka (रुद्रलोक, “Rudra’s world”).—Established in the world of Rudra he sports there for a vast period of time with splendid great aerial palaces provided with every object of desire. Thereafter he returns to the earth and becomes a righteous monarch or a handsome brahmin who will master the teachings of all branches of learnin. (see the Śivadharmottara 2.115-116)

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rudraloka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Rudraloka (रुद्रलोक):—[=rudra-loka] [from rudra > rud] m. R°’s world, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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Rudraloka 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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