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1 The name given to a particular realm or space, whether i) cosmological, such as the Vedic three worlds of heaven (svar), the atmosphere (bhuvaḥ), and earth (bhūr) (or heaven, earth, and the underworld), ii) a ‘heaven’ (svarga), governed by a deity, or iii) a ritually and individually created ontological realm.

2 The ‘world’ of conventional social transactions. See also laukika.

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