Urdhvaloka, aka: Ūrdhvaloka, Urdhva-loka; 3 Definition(s)
Urdhvaloka means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
General definition (in Jainism)
Ūrdhvaloka (ऊर्ध्वलोक).—The “upper world” or ūrdhvaloka is above mount Meru. Starting from below, this world can be divided into the following heavens:
The Śvetāmbaras do not acknowledge the anudiśa. The heavens of graiveyakas, anudiśas and anuttaras are also known as Kalpātīta heavens.(Source): Google Books: Jaina Iconography
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
ūrdhvalōka (ऊर्ध्वलोक).—m (S) The worlds above; the several heavens. 2 (Popularly.) Swarga, the heaven of Indra.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ūrdhvalōka (ऊर्ध्वलोक).—m The world above, the heavens, the svarga.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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Search found 2 books and stories containing Urdhvaloka, Ūrdhvaloka or Urdhva-loka. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Appendix 1.1: Cosmography < [Appendices]
Part 32: Description of the Upper World (ūrdhvaloka) < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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