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Nagaraj

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Description of Celestial Worlds
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:44:35 PM »
Maitreya says- "O Brahmin! Kindly narrate now about the celestial worlds and the position of stars and planets
there."

Parashar says- At a height of 1,00,000 Yojans above the earth is the sphere of the Sun. 1,00,000 Yojans above it
is the sphere of the Moon and 1,00,000 Yojans above it is the sphere of the stars.
At a height of 2,00,000 Yojans above, the sphere of stars is Buddh (Mercury) and 2,00,000 Yojans above it is
Shukra (Venus). Above Venus are Mangal (Mars), Brihaspati (Jupiter), and Shani (Saturn) at respective heights of
2,00,000 Yojans each. 1,00,000 Yojans above the Saturn is Saptarishi and 1,00,000 Yojans above it is the sphere
of Dhruv. It appears as the centre of a bright ring.

One crore Yojans above Dhruv is Maharloka where sages like Bhrigu etc. live. Two crore Yojans above
Maharloka is Janaloka where Brahma’s sons Sanakaadi Kumars live. At a height of 8,00,00,000 Yojans above
Janaloka is Tapaloka live deities named Vairaaj who are never consigned to flames. Twelve crore Yojans above
Tapaloka is Satyaloka which is also known as Brahmaloka. Only immortal beings live there.

- Vishnu Purana


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Re: Description of Celestial Worlds
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 08:47:26 PM »
One yojana is equal to 8 or 9 miles.


Subramanian.R

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Re: Description of Celestial Worlds
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 12:04:53 PM »
All 'lokas' in a sense are in our mind.  Once Bhagavan Ramana was
asked by a devotee:  Whether there are Vaikunta, Brahmaloka, Kailasa etc.,   Bhagavan said that all these were true and in every loka someone like that devotee was sitting before Him and He was answering a question like that!   Then, He smiled and said:  All these are in our minds.   

Arunachala Siva.