Svargaloka, Svarga-loka: 3 definitions

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Svargaloka 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)

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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)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (S) 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).

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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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