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What is the worshipping place of Hayagriva mentioned in Yuddha Kanda?

According to sources in Srimad Bhagavat Purana, it discusses, different varshas, with different inhabitants and rulers, Hayagriva is mentioned there: "In this chapter Śukadeva Gosvāmī describes ...
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Interpreting Bhagavad Gita verse 8.16

A literal interpretation of the Gita 8.16 would be disastrous since it would contradict Sruti. We know from Manu Smriti that when there is any difference between Sruti and Smriti then Sruti will ...
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Is mukthi possible from world's other than bhuloka(ie. From swarga and naraka)

As I discussed in this answer, according to Vedanta, the only way to attain Moksha is to realize Brahman. ShvetaShvatar Upanishad: वेदाहमेतं पुरुषं महान्त- मादित्यवर्णं तमसः परस्तात् । ...
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Is mukthi possible from world's other than bhuloka(ie. From swarga and naraka)

Apparently not possible. Dharma Sadhana or Moksha sadhana is possible only in this world or the Ihaloka. It is not possible to do the same in Paraloka or in afterlife that is in either Swarga or ...
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Does goddess Lalita have her own loka?

The abode of Sri Devi is known as Mani Dvipa. Wikipedia states: In the Devi Bhagavatam, Manidweepa portrayed as the Sarvaloka superior to Kailasa, Vaikunta and Goloka. Devi Bhuvaneshvari/...
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What is the life span of the people who are living in lower planetary systems (from Atala to Patala lokas)?

The lower planetary system (Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talātala, Mahātala, Rasātala and Pātāla) is also known as बिलस्वर्ग (subterranean heaven) and fear of old age and death is not there. न वा एतेषु वसता...
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How many lokas are there?

Besides just listing 14 Lokas, I think an answer describing bit about who lives in each Lokas would be useful. Though one answer is already there but it is unsourced. So, I am here posting an answer ...
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What is the difference between Indra loka, Deva loka and Vaikuntha?

Indra Loka and Deva Loka are the same since Indra is the leader of the Devas who lives in their capital Amravati. The place is mentioned at many places and am sharing some of the references below. On ...
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Is mukthi possible from world's other than bhuloka(ie. From swarga and naraka)

Beings higher than human beings are eligible for Jnana and Moksha. Most prominently, the Devas, who dwell in Swarga. Vyasa discusses this in Adhyaya 1 Pada 3 of the Brahma Sutras: Topic-8: Gods ...
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What are the differences between Vaikuntha loka and Goloka?

According to many Vaishnava scriptures Goloka Vrindavan is the eternal abode of Lord Krishna whereas various Vishnu forms reside on the Vaikuntha planets. Both of these exist in the spiritual universe ...
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What are the "Three Worlds" referred to in the Bhagavad Gita 3.22?

The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad V.xiv.1 (Swami Madhavananda translator) says: 'Bhumi' (the earth), 'Antariksa' (sky) and 'Dyaus' (heaven) make eight syllables, and the first foot of the Gayatri has ...
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What are the "Three Worlds" referred to in the Bhagavad Gita 3.22?

These three Lokas are mentioned in various scriptures. For example, in ChAndogya Upanishad 2.17.1: prithivi hingkArohantariksham prastAvo dayurudgitho disho pratihArah samudro nidhanmetAh ...
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What is the life span of the people who are living in lower planetary systems (from Atala to Patala lokas)?

The inhabitants of the lower worlds (Atala, Vitala, Sutala etc upto Patala) are all various kinds of demons. Yet they seem to have a much more pleasurable and luxurious lifestyle compared to the gods ...
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What happens to the devoted wife if her husband gets enlightenment?

A wife devoted to husband, depending on her tapasyA and karma, would follow her husband in form of consciousness or subtle body. There is an example in AnushAsanika Parva, where a half part of a ...
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Is mukthi possible from world's other than bhuloka(ie. From swarga and naraka)

It doesn't look like liberation is possible other than Bhuloka. Vishnu Purana, Book 2, Chapter 3 says that world of acts is not the title of any other portions of the universe means only fruits of ...
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Where does Manu currently live?

Vaiavasvata Manu lives in Ramayaka Varsha, as described in this chapter of the Sriman Bhagavatam: In Ramyaka-varṣa, where Vaivasvata Manu rules, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as Lord ...
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Is heaven a place of extreme happiness? If yes, how to solve the paradox of experiencing hell in heaven?

There are three kinds of happiness: Aihikam of happiness in this life, Amushmikam of happiness in Swarga, and Nihshreyasam or happiness in Moksha. Aihikam is both mixed with sorrow and temporary, ...
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What's difference between graha and loka?

Graha The Sanskrit word "Graha" is often taken as the equivalent of the English word planet. This is a very simplistic translation which hides the deeper meaning of this word. "Graha" refers to ...
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How far is Brahmaloka from our Earth?

A partial answer ... Skanda Purana says that the distance is 8 crore yojanas. Quoting from the book "Essence of Skanda Purana": there was no Place like Bharat which happened to be the ‘...
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Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?

Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans? Yes they have bodies according to the Brahma Sutras. Ramanujacharya in his Sri Bhashya says: The ...
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Did Ravaan kill Surpanakha's husband?

Yes Ravana killed his sister's husband. As per this chapter of Valmiki Ramayana: Uttar Kanda: And then going to the city named Asma ruled by the Kalakayas, Ravana() slew the Kalakayas endowed with ...
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In which lokas are the Apsaras born and which other lokas do they go on to inhabit?

The Original Loka of the Apsaras Apsaras are originally residents of a sub Loka named Apsara Loka, of the bigger Bhuvarloka. (Refer: How many lokas are there?) The region above the earth and below the ...
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Where is the location of Naraka, the abode of Yama?

Where is Naraka's Location? https://www.thehinduportal.com/2017/08/what-is-naraka-hell-and-where-it-located.html The Bhagavata Purana describes Naraka as beneath the earth: between the seven realms ...
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How many years was Arjuna in Svarga?

Yes. It was mentioned by Vaisampayana in Indraloka Gamana Parva of Vana Parva that Arjuna spent full five years in heaven. Vaisampayana said, "The gods and the Gandharvas then, understanding the ...
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Want to know about Brahmaloka

Brahma Loka is nicely described in 1st Adhyaya of Kaushitaki Brahmana Upanishad: Quoting English translation from Vedanta Spritual Library: I-3. 'Having entered upon this Path of the gods, he comes ...
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Are 'Subtle Realms' mentioned in the Vedic scriptures?

According to the Vedas and Upanishads people who do not attain moksha go to the lunar world. Residing in that (region of the moon) till they have exhausted (the results of action) [1] they then ...
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How did King Kakudmi reach Brahma Loka with his daughter Revathi?

King Kakudmi reached Brahma Loka with his daughter Revathi with the help of his yogic powers It can be inferred from the following words of Narada: prapto yoga-balenapi brahmalokam shubhavaham kanya-...
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Where is the exact location of Patala-Loka?

Well, there is another interesting parallel that can be drawn here. Instead of saying Patala is located downwards below the earth, we could say it is located at subatomic scales. Think, all those ...
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