Myths of Indra Loka
As per Hindu mythology, there are seven higher worlds and seven lower ones. The higher worlds are the Seven Spheres vyahrtis or lokas, namely bhuvar, deva, mahar, jana, Indra, rudra and marut and the lower ones (the "seven underworlds" or paatala lokas) are atala, vitala, sutala, rasaataala, talatala, mahaatala, paatala. The heaven of Lord Indra is described having heavenly gardens planted with luxuriant trees, which have delicious fruits. The fragrant groves are preoccupied by fairy nymphs.
It is said that the low, sweet music is heard in Indra Loka. It is believed that Indra's abode is eight hundred miles in circumference and forty miles in height. The pillars are made of diamonds and the palaces are made of pure gold. Rich perfume of the rose-colored flowers is laden rich in the air. The heaven of Lord Indra is an area for the good alone with heavenly gardens called Nandana planted with holy trees and sweet-scented flowers. The fragrant groves are occupied by the Apsaras.
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