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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

No, the world won't actually get destroyed at the end of the Kali Yuga. Rather, what's going to occur is that when the evil and decadence of the Kali Yuga reaches its zenith, Vishnu will have an ...
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Moksha for the Soul of Brahma

Yes, the current Brahma attains Moksha at the end of his life. As I discuss in this answer, the Srimad Bhagavatam describes what happens to the inhabitants of Brahmaloka, including Brahma himself, at ...
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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

The Yuga Time Period Kritha Yuga 17,28,000 human years Tretha Yuga 12,96,000 human years Dwapara Yuga 8,64,000 human years Kali Yuga 4,32,000 human years (As on today we are approximately over 5000 ...
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Contradictory statements in the Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita?

There is death in Satyaloka. Let's examine the verse in context: The duration of life in Satyaloka is calculated to be 15,480,000,000,000 years. In ... Satyaloka, there is neither bereavement, nor ...
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Where does Narad muni live?

In the start of Satya yuga, Narad muni misguided Daksha Prajapati's all sons, to take Sanyaas and perform meditation for Lord Shiva. Because of this, Daksha's sons declined to marry and to accept ...
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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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Where are Heaven and Hell?

This chapter of the Vishnu Purana describes the distances to the various Lokas above the Earth: The sphere of the earth (or Bhúr-loka), comprehending its oceans, mountains, and rivers, extends as far ...
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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

We are currently in the age of Ascending Dwapara Yuga and not in Kali Yuga. This astonishing revelation was made by Sri Yukteswar Giri(Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) in his book "The Holy Science" ...
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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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Does Ramanujacharya believe that inhabitants of Brahmaloka attain Moksha when they die?

Ramanujacharya is not stating his own view. Rather, he is stating a Purvapaksha argument which Badari refutes in the next Sutra (Sutra 9). Here is how this PDF presents Ramanujacharya's commentary on ...
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Did Prahalad attack Devaloka in his lifetime?

Yes, Prahlada did conquer Devaloka. People don't generally discuss Prahlada's adult life, because it's not nearly as inspiring as the story of his childhood. He maintained his devotion to Vishnu and ...
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What exactly is a loka? Is it a place that be physically reached?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Lokas. People identify with their material bodies and therefore assume that the material sensual universe is the be all of everything. Lokas do not exist ...
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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)

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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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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Who is the ruler of Earth?

The ruler of the Earth at any given time is known as the Manu, the father of mankind (the Manavas). A Kalpa, or day of Brahma, is divided into 14 periods known as Manvantaras (consisting of about 71 ...
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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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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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How Hanumanji visited Patal loka?

The story is told in the Krittivasi Ramayana, a Bengali version of the epic. To protect Rama and Lakshmana from Ravana's son Mahiravana, Hanuman makes a fortress out of his tail and puts them inside, ...
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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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Can we go to heaven in a space craft?

Short answer to your question is -- Yes. Then comes the question , how? You needed to have special kind of vehicles for that. Trishanku travelled into svargaloka using celestial airplanes. Same ...
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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 "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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Can we go to heaven in a space craft?

Lokas are planes of existence, not to be confused with physical planets. There are beings all around us living at different vibrational levels, you pass through them and they pass through you. When ...
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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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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 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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