There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place ,if so what will be the day to day activities of vaikuntha vaasis ? Do they have time concept there ? Will they see Sriman Narayana daily ?

  • I think "Are those lokas cosmic (which humans can never see) or physical (which we can see, but not with the available technology)?" part of the linked question is same as what you're asking here. Aug 3, 2020 at 17:32
  • There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place -- Questions like this one should not be asked on this website. It's like asking a question "Oh, I know that Hindu scripture teaches about abode of Lord Narayana, but ... who knows ... maybe it's not true that what Hindu scripture teaches. Is that true what Hindu scripture teaches?" Such Q are not appropriate for this HiSE website. Aug 8, 2020 at 21:54

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No such lokas exist as references to Vaikuntha do not exist in Rig Veda, which is the source for every spiritual aspect of Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism.

Sri Ramana Maharshi was considered to be a great sage of his times. An excerpt from his teachings.

Similarly someone enquired of Bhagavan some time back, “People talk of Vaikunta, Kailasa, Indraloka, Chandraloka, etc. Do they really exist?”

Bhagavan replied, “Certainly. You can rest assured that they all exist. There also a Swami like me will be found seated on a couch and disciples will also be seated around him. They will ask something and he will say something in reply. Everything will be more or less like this. What of that?

If one sees Chandraloka, he will ask for Indraloka, and after Indraloka, Vaikunta and after Vaikunta, Kailasa, and so on, and the mind goes on wandering. Where is shanti? If shanti is required, the only correct method of securing it is by Self-enquiry. Through Self-enquiry Self- realisation is possible.

If one realises the Self, one can see all these worlds within one’s self. The source of everything is one’s own Self, and if one realises the Self, one will not find anything different from the Self. Then these questions will not arise.

There may or may not be a Vaikunta or a Kailasa but it is a fact that you are here, isn’t it? How are you here? Where are you? After you know about these things, you can think of all those worlds.”

(From 'Letters from Sri Ramanasramam', Letter 33)

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    When Ramana Maharishi himself said "may or may not" exist, then you should not misrepresent it as a definite NO Aug 2, 2020 at 13:33
  • Please read the opening statement. This concept was not supported by Rig Veda :-) @Carmensandiego Aug 2, 2020 at 13:37
  • Really? Lack of direct mention means it is not supported ? That's some contrived logic Aug 2, 2020 at 13:38
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    For a moment let's assume there is no description in VP and SB. Does it mean that you will declare that Vaikuntha does not exist because RV has not made direct reference ? As it is you admit VP and SB have their source in Vedas. So unless you have the ability as Vyasa who compiled Puranas , I really dont see how you can deny authority of Puranas. And moreover misrepresent Maharishi Ramana as someone who denied Vaikuntha's existence is totally wrong Aug 2, 2020 at 14:24
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    "even Sama, Yajur and Atharva Vedas came out from Rig Veda only"-- where do u read this..and even if it's true, we can't say something doesn't exist bcz it's not in Rigveda..by this logic tomorrow u might say there is nothing like Krishna avtar bcz it's not in Rigveda..hence IMHO, ur logic is wrong..
    – YDS
    Aug 4, 2020 at 15:29

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