Questions tagged [swarga]

Svarga, Swarga or Svarga Loka usually translated as 'heaven' is one of the seven higher lokas (regions) in Hindu cosmology

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Distance from earth to heaven

We are living in the earth and there exists heaven (Swarga) according to the Hinduism. How much is the distance from the earth to heaven according to the Hindu scriptures?
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How is Heaven described in Hindu scriptures?

We all have read that if we do bad we will go to Hell (Narak Lok) and bear all punishments for our misdeeds/adharma and lot of description about Hell and punishments are present. But I want to know ...
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Did Bhishma attain Swarga or Vaikuntha?

In the Mahabharata, when Yudhisthira enters Swarga-loka, he finds Bhishma there: "Behold Dhritarashtra, the king of the Gandharvas, possessed of great wisdom. Know that this one was the eldest ...
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How is punishment and enjoyment possible in hell and heaven without body?

How does a soul enjoy the fruits of his deeds in heaven without a mortal body???
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Since Kaliyuga itself feels like hell (naraka), do souls still go to hell after death?

Are swarga and naraka any different in Kali Yuga? I mean quality of life itself will deteriorate so much in Kali Yuga that it will seem like hell on Earth so will there be another hell after death to ...
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Does the Mahabharata give reasons why Duryodhana went to heaven?

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m10/m10009.htm Ashwatthama is reporting his night-slaughter to the dying Duryodhana: Going from this world, O monarch, and meeting with those mighty car-warriors (...
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What happens to the soul of a person who died unnaturally in an accident?

If a religious, generous, kind-hearted person dies unnaturally in an accident what happens to its soul? The person had done great works in his life of 46 years and on the second hand, he was a ...
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What are the enjoyments in heaven?

Based on puranic descriptions, it seems the Devas and inhabitants of heaven party. For example, they drink alcohol, eat meat, and have sex with Apsaras: Manusmriti: Milk, wine, honey, and ...
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Are dogs allowed in Lokas like Kailasha and Vaikuntha?

It is probably a well-known fact that dogs are not allowed in the heaven (Swarga). For e.g. the dog which accompanied Yudhishthira on his way to the heavens was denied entry in there. The Smritis ...
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Time and Hinduism

It is said that one day of Lord Brahma is so many years in earth and when he goes to sleep earth will get destroyed. To my knowledge, There are worlds(we are living in earth) Devas and Gods will live ...
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Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist?

From my answer to a previous question, it was pointed out that Vishwamitra himself attempted to create a parallel world in addition to Brahma's, in which to transport Trisanku in his mortal body. ...
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Why can't we enter heaven with our physical body?

Why can't we enter the heaven with our physical body? However if some of the sages have entered, who are all? please list them. If we can't enter with the human body in the hell then so punishment ...
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Did Ajamila go to swarga or attain moksha?

He called his son "Narayana" on his deathbed and that amounted to calling the god Narayana and that absolved him of all sins according to the story. Did he go to Swarga or attain Moksha?
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What is the difference between Swarga and Moksha? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Swarga and Moksha? Are they inter-related or the same thing? If not, when one reaches swarga, how does one attain Moksha because there is no scope to practice Dharma ...
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Which scripture mention about sexual relationships in heavenly lokas?

According to some quora answer- The phenomenon of urdhwa reta When one reaches to this state, Vital energy has enormous potential energy. It rises up like steam does and reaches his ajna chakra ...
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Death of persons by God

There are many stories about Hindu gods killing bad persons(Asuras). When they are killed, do the bad persons feel pain? Or do they just vanish from the universe? What will happen to them after ...
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What are the vedic references for swarga?

I am looking for some direct references in moola vedas that talk of swarga or heaven
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What is the reason for metaphors relating to liquor being so frequently used in Hindu holy books? [closed]

All the Dharma shastras place ban on intoxicating products, similarly all the spiritual discourses/geetas promote satvic food. Then why is the mohini the avatar of Vishnu depicted to be dancing in ...
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Who's going to hell? [duplicate]

As per my knowledge, according to the concepts of Karma if you be bad (sinful) in your life you'll be reincarnated or if you be good you'll be going to heaven. So bad men will undergo rebirth, then ...
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Is there a scriptural basis for the story where Viṣṇu refuses to marry a disabled woman?

The following is an excerpt from a World Bank report on "People with disabilities in India: from commitments to outcomes." BOX 2.1: DISABILITY IN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY AND BOLLYWOOD MOVIES An ...
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Why do the Krodhavasas take away the merits of people with dogs?

When Indra comes to take Yuddhisthira to Swarga, the latter refuses to go without the dog who has been accompanying him all this while: "Yudhishthira said, ‘O thou of a 1,000 eyes. O thou that art ...
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What happens to Indrani?

If being an Indra is just a post, what happens to Indrani(wife of Indra), after the current Indra's post is removed? Will she continue to be the wife of the next Indra too?
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Is heaven a place of extreme happiness? If yes, how to solve the paradox of experiencing hell in heaven?

In Hinduism, is heaven (svarga) a place of extreme happiness? If yes, how to solve the paradox of experiencing hell (naraka) in heaven? This is better explained through the following an example. ...
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Did Indra kill his father by throwing him down from heaven?

This verse from Rigved Book 4, Hymn 18 alludes to Indra killing his own father! 4.18.12. Who was he then who made thy Mother widow? Who sought to stay thee lying still or moving? What God, when ...
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Is mukthi possible from world's other than bhuloka(ie. From swarga and naraka)

In bhuloka, it is possible to achieve mukthi by doing several Sadhana. When we go to naraka or swarga, our sukshma Sarira(subtle body) will be there only sthoola Sarira(Gross body) is dropped during ...
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What is the difference between Indra loka, Deva loka and Vaikuntha?

I want to know the differences if any among the following Lokas: 1.Indra Loka 2.Deva loka 3.Vaikuntha