Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Hindu philos., a division of the universe; a world. The three chief lokas or divisions are heaven, the earth, and the lower regions, of which there are seven; but the term is more particularly applied to seven superior worlds inhabited by different orders of beings, which, beginning with Bhū r-loka, the earth, rise in succession one above the other above the lower world, and culminate in Sutya-loka, or Brahmā-loka, the abode of Brahmā and the superior deities. Buddhism adopted a similar classification.
“One of the three lessons of that peace formula is sarva-loka-maheshvaram, God is the proprietor of all the planets.”
“Thus, only the three generations in Pitru-loka are given Shraddha rites, in which Yama plays a significant role.”
“It also means that you can sit anywhere and tune this celestial tube (the body) with seven channels (chakras) and all 72,000 nadis, to any loka and be able to hear ancestors, angels, the voice of God or the voice of prophets.”
“To ensure that the soul does not remain in a subtle body hovering on this earth planet, but will attain a comfortable body for enjoyment on pitr loka, offerings are made to the departed person and the pitrs.”
“You are the three worlds Bhuloka [earth], Antariksha-loka [space], and Swargaloka [heaven].”
“Om apadamapa hataram dataram sarva sampadam loka bhi ramam sri rama bhuyo bhuyo namamyaham.”
“While Vishnuji, in the form of varaha boar went down towards patal-loka to see the end of this pillar, Brahmaji sitting on his swan went up.”
“Goddess Bhagwati then said to Durgam, “Give me the Vedas and go and rule over the pataal loka in peace.””
“The gods were pleased at this victory of the goddess and on searching the pataal loka, they found the Vedas hidden in a corner.”
“Durgam received the Vedas and after going through them, hid them in pataal loka hell, away from the prying eyes of others.”
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