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Is Human birth better than heaven?

During human birth we can advance spiritually (esp when one is born in a Hindu family) while in heaven there is only pleasure and enjoyment. Which is better - heaven or human birth ?
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Are heaven and pitri lok the same place?

Are heaven (swarg) and pitri lok the same place ? Or are they different place ? And what about Narak ?
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Is Heaven a static place or is it constantly changing?

What is the actual description of the Heaven according to Hinduism. Is it a static place or does it change with the times? Do you think there would science related things in Heaven example - cars, ...
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How to appoint Putrika? What is the process of appointing Putrika?

It is being said that if someone doesn't have a son , he can appoint one of his daughter as Putrika and find a man who is willing to marry his daughter and put condition on him that son born from this ...
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

Towards the end of Ramayana (Uttar Kand) we are told that King Ram along with several citizens of Ayodhya die by submerging in a river. Does this act count as suicide? Also, what happened to Ram's ...
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Do people get saved from hell if one of their family member is in heaven?

Yudhistira was allocated heaven while other four Pandavs and Draupdi were allocated hell . But when Yudhistira requested Yamraj that he too would live in hell with his other four brothers and wife in ...
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What is the minimum and maximum amount of time one gets to live in heaven?

What is the minimum and maximum amount of time one gets to live in heaven ? ( acc to heaven time)
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Will a sati go to heaven or hell?

Parasara Smriti 4.30 “A widow, who immolates herself on the same funeral pile with her deceased husband, resides in heaven for ten millions of years, which is the number of hairs on the human body.” ...
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Does the Dvaita Vedanta school of thought of Hinduism believe in eternal heaven?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44487/22556 This is an answer to the question that I asked about different schools of thought in Hinduism. In the Dvaita Vedanta school it is written that the soul ...
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What are the luxuries of Swarga Loka? And how Swarga Loka has been defined in the Vedas? [closed]

Can some one fulfill his unsatisfied desires. And after enjoying in sawarg lok can one decide how he /she wants to reincarnate him/herself.reincarnation happens with our will or against our will.
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What is the correct interpretation of these verse from kaushitaki upanishad?

He going by the path by which the immortal gods travel reaches the world of Agni (fire), then to the world of Vayu (air), then to the world of Varuna, then to the world of Aditya (sun), then to the ...
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Is heaven (savarglok) a physical thing or it is just metaphorical

There are many scholar who say that heaven is physical but there many scholar that says heaven is metaphorical. Which is correct. |AV 12.3.26|| From heaven they come, they visit earth, and rising ...
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Are all worlds and existences except God temporary in Hinduism?

From what I can gather, the Vedas and Upanishads and Hinduism in general state that punishment via hell or rebirth in a bad state of life, and Heaven or rebirth in a good state are always temporary as ...
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Where in Hindu scriptures does the concept of the five trees in Svarga come from?

I'm intetested in knowing where the idea of the 5 trees in Svarga or Devaloka (Pancavriksha, Kalpavriksha) is described in the Hindu scriptues. I'm especially interested in the earliest occurences ...
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Which scripture has the story of the prostitute and the Sannyasi?

They lived across from each other and the Sannyasi would throw a pebble into a pile for each time somebody visited her. Soon the pebbles became a small hill and he would tell her "look at the ...
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If there is hell and heaven in Hinduism. Then why is there rebirth and moksh? [duplicate]

We see the concept of rebirth and moksha , while we also see hell and heaven in Hinduism. Garuda purana says a lot about punishments in hell Also read https://www.quora.com/If-early-Hinduism-believed-...
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what is the highest abode for Vaishnavite sects?

Srivaishnavites and Madhwites seem to regard Vaikuntha as the highest abode. For Gaudiyas it seems to be "Goloka" - I am looking for a systematic exposition of the conception of the ultimate ...