Etymology of Jana Loka
The term Jana Loka comes from the Sanskrit word jana, meaning general person or "living being," and Loka, meaning "world," "realm" or "plane of existence."
Myths of Jana 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.
Jana loka is a term used in yogic and Hindu philosophy to illustrate the third highest plane of consciousness or the heavenly kingdom. Jana loka is known as the plane of creativity and the plane of liberated mortals. It is also said that Jana loka is the residence of the Hindu god Brahma's sons Sanaka, Sananda and Sanat Kumara in some traditions. Jana loka is said to be the kingdom of the vishuddha chakra, which is connected with internal truth and understanding.
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