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Lokas, Seven Spheres, Hinduism
The Lokas are the seven spheres above the earth, in Hindu mythology.
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 In the Brahma Vaivarta Purana another Loka is mentioned as the residence of KrishnaThe Puranas affirm that there are Seven Lokas or realms. The Lokas are the seven spheres above the earth.

The list of seven Lokas is Prajapatya or Pitri Loka; Indra Lokaor Swarga; Marutloka, or Diva Loka, heaven; Gandarbha Loka, the region of celestial spirits, also called Mahar Loka; Janaloka, or the sphere of saints; Tapaloka, or the world of the seven sages and last is the Brahma Loka, or Satya Loka, the world of infinite wisdom and truth.

In the Brahma Vaivarta Purana another Loka is mentioned as the residence of Krishna. This Loka is far above the three worlds, and has, at five hundred Millions of yojanas below it, the separate Lokas of Vishnu and Shiva, Vaikunta and Kailas. This region is imperishable, while all else is subject to annihilation, and in the centre of it abides Krishna. Of the colour of a dark cloud, in the bloom of youth, clad in yellow raiment, splendidly adorned with celestial gems, and holding a flute. He is exempt from Maya and all qualities, eternal, alone, and the Paramatma, or supreme soul of the world.

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