Viloka: 9 definitions


Viloka 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)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Viloka (विलोक) refers to “surveying (around the area)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.19 (“Kāma’s destruction by Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Naradā: “After thinking like this, the great Yogin, the goal of the good, surveyed all round [i.e., vilokavilokayāmāsa], his suspicion having been aroused. He saw Kāma stationed on His left side with his bow fully drawn and ready to discharge the arrow. Kāma was haughty and so was very senseless. O Nārada, on seeing Kāma in that attitude, instantaneously anger was aroused in lord Śiva, the supreme soul. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viloka (विलोक).—

1) Seeing, looking at, observing; नगविलोकनविस्मितमानसः (nagavilokanavismitamānasaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 5.16.

2) Sight, observation; विलोकनेनैव तवामुना मुने कृतः कृतार्थोऽस्मि निवर्हितांहसा (vilokanenaiva tavāmunā mune kṛtaḥ kṛtārtho'smi nivarhitāṃhasā) Śiśupālavadha 1.29.

Derivable forms: vilokaḥ (विलोकः).

See also (synonyms): vilokana.

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

Viloka (विलोक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Solitary, lonely. E. vi priv., loka a person.

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

Viloka (विलोक).—adj. solitary.

Viloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vi and loka (लोक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Viloka (विलोक):—[=vi-loka] [from vi] 1. vi-loka n. ([probably]) (for 2. See vi-√lok) absence of man (-stha mfn. living apart from the world), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. apart from the world, solitary, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [=vi-loka] [from vi-lok] 2. vi-loka m. (for 1 -see p. 952, col. 2) a glance, view, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Viloka (विलोक):—[vi-loka] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Solitary.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Viloka (विलोक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viloa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Viloka in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vilōka (ವಿಲೋಕ):—[noun] the act of looking or seeing.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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