Svargaloka, Svarga-loka: 9 definitions

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Svargaloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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»] — Svargaloka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक).—Is Svarlokam as also divam; the space between the sun and Dhruva; residents of, feed on soma and ājya; attacked by Malaka and other Asuras; Devas defeated them after refreshing themselves with nectar got by churning of the ocean on the advice of Viṣṇu; see Svarga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 2. 39; 9. 38 ff; Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 115.
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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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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Svargaloka in Samkhya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Sāṃkhya philosophy

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक) refers to the world of Aindra and represents a division of the divine creation (daivasarga or ūrdhvasarga) according to the Sāṃkhyakārikā. The daivasarga is one of the three types of elemental creation, also known as bhautikasarga.

The Sāṃkhyakārikā by Iśvarakṛṣṇa is the earliest extant text of the Sāṃkhya school of philosophy and dates from the 4th century CE. It contains 72 Sanskrit verses and contents include epistemology and the theory of causation.

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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक) refers to the “heavenly abode”, as commonly depicted on the Saṃsāracakra paintings (representing scenes of heaven and hell), in ancient India, as mentioned in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 185.21 f.: Here follows a description of a printed scroll illustrating the Jaina conception of saṃsāracakra. [...] The saṃsāra-cakra illustrated the three worlds of hell, human world and the world of gods. [...] Then follows a description of the various hells depicted in the painting on cloth (p. 189.18-9). There is given also a description of the Svargaloka or the heavenly abode of Devī, Devakumāra and Indra seated in the Āsthāna or Saudharmasabhā (p. 189.32-3, p. 190.1-19).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Svargaloka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक).—

1) the celestial region.

2) paradise. °ईश्वरः (īśvaraḥ)

1) Indra.

2) the body (as enjoying felicity in Indra's heaven).

Derivable forms: svargalokaḥ (स्वर्गलोकः).

Svargaloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svarga and loka (लोक).

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

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक).—1. [masculine] the heavenly world.

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Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक).—2. [adjective] dwelling in heaven.

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

1) Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक):—[=svarga-loka] [from svarga > svar] m. (also in [plural]) the celestial world, Indra’s h°, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. belonging to or dwelling in, h°, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Kaṭha-upaniṣad]

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

Svargaloka (स्वर्गलोक):—[svarga-loka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Paradise.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Svargaloka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Svargalōka (ಸ್ವರ್ಗಲೋಕ):—[noun] = ಸ್ವರ್ಗ - [svarga -] 1.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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