Salokya, Sālokya: 12 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Salokya 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Sālokya (सालोक्य):—First of the four types of consciousness according to Śaiva tradition. Sālokya is the stage where one performs ritual worship, worshipping idols or portraits of gods. These four stages of consciousness eventually lead to kaivalya.

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra (shaivism)

Sālokya (सालोक्य) refers to the first state of a devotee (bhakta).—These four states are explained in not only abstract, philosophical, but also concrete, relational, terms in the Śaiva Siddhānta tradition. Thus, in sālokya, the relationship of devotee to deity is servile (servant-master), in sāmīpya, filial (son-father), in sārūpya, fraternal (as between friends), and in sāyūjya, amorous (as between loyers). The first three prepare the devotee for the fourth.

The four classes of devotees or the states of spiritual life somewhat correspond to the four divisions of the Āgamas and the four modes of sādhana, spiritual practice, they entail. Thus, sālokya corresponds to carya, ritual and moral conduct, sāmīpya to kriyā, architectural and iconographic making, sārūpya to yoga, meditation, and sāyūjya ta jñānapada, theology and gnosis.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra

Sālokya (सालोक्य) refers to the first of four kinds of devotees (bhakta), according to the Mānasāra LIX, 1-2. According to the Mānasāra LIX, 3-4, “Sālokya is said to be the yoking of bhakti, jñāna, and vairāgya”. Sālokya, literally meaning “being in the world”, in this scheme connotes “inhabitation of the divine realm”.

In the first state of sālokya, inhabiting the divine realm, the dispositions of bhakti, jñāna and vairāgya are conjoined. In other words, the condition of being in the world of flesh and matter is “overcome” by the devotee by devotion to and knowledge of the divine as a personal deity, as well as detachment towards things worldly. In this way, the world itself is perceived by the devotee as the realm of the divine.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sālokya (सालोक्य) refers to one of the five types of salvation, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.9. Accordingly, “[...] worshipping me in my supreme phallic form at this place and performing the other sacred rites shall accord the five types of salvation—Sālokya, Sāmīpya, Sārūpya, Sārṣṭi and Sāyujya. May all of you achieve all your cherished desires”.

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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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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Sālokya (सालोक्य) refers to “the liberation of attaining the same planet as Śrī Bhagavān”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Sālokya (सालोक्य) refers to:—Liberation of residing on the same planet as the Supreme Lord. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sālōkya (सालोक्य).—n S See the popular form salōkatā.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sālokya (सालोक्य).—

1) Being in the same world or sphere with another.

2) Residence in the same heaven with any deity, (one of the four stages of beatitude).

Derivable forms: sālokyam (सालोक्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sālokya (सालोक्य).—n.

(-kyaṃ) 1. The being in the same sphere or world with another. 2. Residence in the same heaven with any particular deity. E. sa with, loka world, ṣyañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sālokya (सालोक्य).—i. e. sa-loka + ya, n. Habitation with, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 231; Mahābhārata 3, 11184.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Salokya (सलोक्य).—[adjective] being in the same world with ([genetive] or [instrumental]).

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Sālokya (सालोक्य).—[neuter] the being in the same world with ([genetive], [instrumental] [with] saha, & —°); [abstract] [feminine]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Salokya (सलोक्य):—[=sa-lokya] [from sa > sa-lakṣa] mfn. = -loka (with [genitive case]), [Mahābhārata]

2) Sālokya (सालोक्य):—n. ([from] sa-loka) the being in the same sphere or world, residence in the same heaven with ([instrumental case] with saha, or [genitive case], or [compound]; this is one of the four stages of beatitude), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa etc.]

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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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