Is there life on the other 8 planets according to Hindu scripture?
I know there's life on the Sun (Suryaloka) and the Moon (Chandraloka).
Jiva's goes to archirathi marga through sun (only noble souls or moksha yogis) Other Jivas goes to Chandra loka (enjoy good deeds and come back to earth) Bad jivas goes to Yama loka
All this are non physical entities and their names, so if scripture says surya lokha means its not the physical sun..
Spirtual World is always hidden not explicitly seen.
When jiva leaves body in sad taught and bad taught. the suffering is explicable need to suffer till it expatiate the bad energy from the taught.
When jiva leaves body in good taught they enjoy the happiness till they spend the energy and get back to earth..