Vishnuloka, aka: Vishnu-loka, Viṣṇuloka; 6 Definition(s)
Vishnuloka 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.
The Sanskrit term Viṣṇuloka can be transliterated into English as Visnuloka or Vishnuloka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
- 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 108. 19; 111. 67; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38. 94.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 191. 21, 62.
- 3) Ib. 193. 74.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Viṣṇuloka (विष्णुलोक) is a Sanskrit word referring to the abode of Lord Viṣṇu.(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
viṣṇulōka (विष्णुलोक).—m (S) The heaven of Vishn̤u. See vaikuṇṭha.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
viṣṇulōka (विष्णुलोक).—m The heaven of viṣṇu, or vaikuṇṭha.(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.
Viṣṇuloka (विष्णुलोक).—Viṣṇu's world; मुच्यते सर्वपापेभ्यो विष्णुलोकं स गच्छति (mucyate sarvapāpebhyo viṣṇulokaṃ sa gacchati) Stotra.
Derivable forms: viṣṇulokaḥ (विष्णुलोकः).
Viṣṇuloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms viṣṇu and loka (लोक).(Source): DDSA: The practical 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.
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