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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
- 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.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)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). [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)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 dictionarySource: 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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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Bhavaloka, Diptivrata, Rudralaya, Rudrasvarga, Dharavrata, Suvarnasalila, Rudrakoti, Kanakhala, Vimaleshvara, Kapardishvara, Kapardishvaralinga, Pishacamocanatirtha, Vata, Amarakantaka, Godavari, Vamadeva, Pishacamocana, Sundara.
Search found 16 books and stories containing Rudraloka, Rudra-loka; (plurals include: Rudralokas, lokas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 152 - The Greatness of Bhārgaleśvara (bhārgala-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 162 - The Greatness of Gopeśvara (gopa-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 7 - Mode of Life in Mahākālavana < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
The Linga Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 24 - Incarnations of Śiva < [Section 1 - Uttarabhāga]
Chapter 12 - Glory of Vāmadeva < [Section 1 - Uttarabhāga]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 5 - On the Gāyatrī Stotra < [Book 12]
Chapter 6 - On the greatness of Rudrākṣams < [Book 11]
Chapter 10 - On the description of Maṇi Dvīpa < [Book 12]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Introduction < [Volume 3.1 - Pilgrim’s progress: to Arur]
Chapter 97 - Thirunodithanmalai or Tirunotittanmalai (Hymn 100) < [Volume 3.7 - Unto the last]
Chapter 3 - The final goal < [Volume 4.2.3 - Philosophy of God]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 12 - The narrative of Śiva’s holy centres and temples < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 19 - The worship of Śiva’s Earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Chapter 11 - The Śaivite knowledge < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)