Saptaloka, aka: Saptalokā, Saptan-loka; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Saptaloka (सप्तलोक) refers to the “seven worlds”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.15:—“[...] when Viṣṇu who was properly eulogised by me entered it, the cosmic egg (brahmāṇḍa) consisting of the twenty-four principles became sentient. Viṣṇu shone as the great Being, the lord (adhipa) of the seven worlds (saptaloka) beginning with Pātāla”.

Note: the seven regions descending from the earth, one below the other, are called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasātala, Talātala, Mahātala and Pātāla.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation

Saptaloka (सप्तलोक).—The seven worlds.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 109. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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saptalōka (सप्तलोक).—m pl (S) The seven lōka or worlds; viz. bhūrlōka the earth; bhuvarlōka the region betwixt the earth and the sun, the world of the munī, siddhi &c.; svarlōka the heaven of Indra, betwixt the sun and the polar star; maharlōka the sphere of the sun and luminaries; janalōka the abode of the sons of brahmā; tapōlōka the heaven of beings mighty in tapa or austere devotion; satyalōka the heaven of brahmā and the ṛṣi. These seven ascend one above another, and stand opposed respectively to the seven hells included under saptapātāla q. v.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Saptalokā (सप्तलोका).—the seven worlds (i. e. bhūr, bhuvar, svar, mahar, janas, tapas, and satyam).

Derivable forms: saptalokāḥ (सप्तलोकाः).

Saptalokā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saptan and lokā (लोका).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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