Shivaloka, aka: Śivaloka, Shiva-loka; 2 Definition(s)
Shivaloka 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.
The Sanskrit term Śivaloka can be transliterated into English as Sivaloka or Shivaloka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Śivaloka (शिवलोक).—(Śivamandiram) Brahmalokam: the kingdom sacred to Śiva; in distance a lac of yojanas from Brahmalokam; on the right was Vaikuṇṭha and on the left, Gaurīlokam; beyond was Dhruvalokam; here live Pāśupatas; there are also the Pārijatā and Kāmadhenu; Viśvakarmā built it in a dream, set with golden gems; lion gate-way with two gate-keepers dressed in Śiva garb; the Sabhā; Śiva with five faces and ten hands surrounded by the Bhairavas and the Rudras besides the Aṣṭamūrtis;1 attained by one who makes a gift of the Vāyu Purāṇam;2 for observance of Kṛṣṇāṣṭami;3 for bath in Ṛṣitīrtham.4
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 31. 34-9; Ch. 32 (whole); 34. 32; Vāyu-purāṇa 111. 54.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 53. 19.
- 3) Ib. 56. 11.
- 4) Ib. 92. 28; 191. 22; 192. 38.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Śivaloka (शिवलोक, “Śiva’s world”).—A king who donates a manuscript of a scripture of Śiva will dwell in the world of Śiva for as many thousands of aeons as there are syllables in that text. After rescuing [from the hells] ten ascendants and ten descendants in his patriline, and having established his parents and his chief wife in heaven, he will proceed to [the world of] Śiva with the women of his household as his retinue, together with all his officers and servants, through the power of his gift of knowledge; and [there] he will sport for time without end with innumerable splendid, delightful, and palatial aerial vehicles that will be provided with every object of desire. (see the Śivadharmottara 2.78-82)(Source): ruthaavaree: Overview of Śaivāgamas in Temple Worship
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 52 - The bridegroom’s party is fed and Śiva retires to bed < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 18 - The Redemption of Guṇanidhi < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 29 - The previous birth of Śaṅkhacūḍa < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.3.67 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Verse 1.2.100 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Verse 1.2.85 < [Chapter 2 - Divya: In Heaven]
Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 6 - On the greatness of Rudrākṣams < [Book 11]
Chapter 3 - On the glories of the Rudrākṣa beads < [Book 11]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
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