Svarloka, aka: Svar-loka; 5 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Svarloka (स्वर्लोक) refers to one of the seven heavens (upper regions) according to the Nīlamatapurāṇa. The Nīlamata mentions the threefold division of the universe indicated by the expressions like Tribhuvana, Trailokya etc. Evidently, the earth is the middle part, above and below which, are the heavens (eg., Svarloka) and the nether worlds. But as a matter of fact, the division seems to be twofold only, for the earth itself is regarded as the lowest of the seven upper regions.Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
- 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 1. 156; 2. 15; Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 84; 30. 98; 49. 148; 100. 160; Viṣṇu-purāṇa VI. 3. 26.
- 2) Ib. II. 7. 18.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
svarlōka (स्वर्लोक).—m (S) Swarg or the paradise of Indra; the residence of the gods and of beatified mortals. See saptalōka.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
Svarloka (स्वर्लोक).—the celestial world, heaven.
Derivable forms: svarlokaḥ (स्वर्लोकः).
Svarloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms svar and loka (लोक).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-kaḥ) Heaven. E. svar heaven, and loka a world.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Search found 13 books and stories containing Svarloka, Svarlōka, Svar-loka; (plurals include: Svarlokas, Svarlōkas, lokas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Notes on the fourteen worlds < [Notes]
Chapter 2 - The description of the city of Śiva < [Section 4a - Upasaṃhāra-pāda]
Chapter 41 - The narrative of Bhārgava Paraśurāma (e) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 5 - On the Gāyatrī Stotra < [Book 12]
Chapter 15 - On the motion of the Sun < [Book 8]
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.5.9 < [Chapter 5 - Priya: The Beloved]
Verse 2.7.80 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]