Trailokya: 10 definitions


Trailokya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Trailokya (त्रैलोक्य).—Jana, Tapa and Satya lokas; durable worlds.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 7. 19.
Source: Wisdomlib Libary: The Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa

Trailokya (त्रैलोक्य) (“three worlds”) refers to Bhūta (past), Bhavya (future) and Bhavat (present), according to the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa 2.38. Accordingly, “The Indras of all the Manvantaras of the past (bhūta), present (bhavat) and future (bhavya) should be known as having equal (similar) characteristic features. [...] It is remembered by the Brāhmaṇas that Bhūta, Bhavya and Bhavat are the three worlds (trailokya). This Bhūrloka (Earth) is remembered as Bhūta; the Antarīkṣa (Atmosphere) is remembered as Bhavat. The Diva (Heaven) is remembered as Bhavya”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous (T) next»] — Trailokya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

trailōkya (त्रैलोक्य).—n S The three worlds, svarga, mṛtyu, pātāla.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

trailōkya (त्रैलोक्य).—n The three worlds-svarga, mṛtyu, pātāla.

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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

[«previous (T) next»] — Trailokya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trailokya (त्रैलोक्य).—The three worlds taken collectively.

Derivable forms: trailokyam (त्रैलोक्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trailokya (त्रैलोक्य).—n.

(-kyaṃ) The three worlds, or heaven, hell, and earth. E. triloka and ṣyañ aff. trilokī eva svārthe ṣyañ .

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

Trailokya (त्रैलोक्य).—i. e. tri-loka + ya, n. The three worlds, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 236.

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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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