Samalokya, Samālokya, Sam-alokya: 3 definitions


Samalokya 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»] — Samalokya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samālokya (समालोक्य) refers to “having seen someone (arriving)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.18 (“The conversation between Nārada and Jalandhara”).—Accordingly, as Sanatkumāra narrated to Vyāsa: “[...] The great lord [i.e., Śiva], the bestower of all desires to his devotees called Nārada and commissioned him with a desire to carry out the task of the gods. Then the celestial sage, the wise devotee of Śiva, the goal of the good, went to the gods in the city of the Asuras at the bidding of Śiva. On seeing (samālokya) the sage Nārada coming, the distressed gods, Indra and others, stood up. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Samālokya (समालोक्य):—[from sama] n. (fr. sama-loka mc. for sāmal) sharing the same world with ([genitive case]), [Mārkaṇḍeya-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.

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