Svargaloka


Svargaloka
astronomical name
the heavenly planets which are characterised by material opulence, enjoyment, and duration of life far exceeding those of the planet earth. Svarga is attained by strictly carrying out the pious activities recommended in the karma-kāṇḍa section of the Vedas.
Svarloka is the third of seven upper planetary systems, named: 1) Bhūr or Bhūrloka 2) Bhuvar or Bhuvarloka 3) Svar, Svarloka, Svarga or Svargaloka 4) Mahar or Maharloka 5) Janas or Janaloka 6) Tapas or Tapaloka 7) Satya or Satyaloka, Brahmāloka

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