Tapoloka, aka: Tapas-loka; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Tapoloka (तपोलोक) 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., Tapoloka) 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

Tapoloka (तपोलोक).—The place of abode of Vairājas who could not be burnt by fire. This is above Dhruvapada by eleven crores of yojanas. (Chapter 7, Aṃśa 2, Viṣṇu Purāna).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Tapoloka (तपोलोक).—See also Tapa.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 5. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 7. 30; 24. 3; 49. 149; 61. 132 and 177.
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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Marathi-English dictionary

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tapōlōka (तपोलोक).—m S The sixth of the seven heavens. See saptalōka.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tapōlōka (तपोलोक).—m The sixth of the seven hea- vens.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Tapoloka (तपोलोक).—the region above the world called जनस् (janas); Bhāg.2.5.4.

Derivable forms: tapolokaḥ (तपोलोकः).

Tapoloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tapas and loka (लोक).

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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