Description of ‘Lokas’ – their names and extents
Please understand clearly that ‘Bhoo Gola’ (The Globe) and the Mahabhoomi
in ‘Bhooloka’ are different. Surya Loka shines in ‘Meru Rekha’ in the area that extends uptoupper Polar Star in the upper region above the central point of ‘Bhoo Gola’.
This is the world where Suryadeva resides. This is not at all the area of planet Sun. In the same way ChandraLoka, Angaraka Loka, Budha Loka, Guru Loka, Sukra Loka, Sanaychara Loka, the Loka of presiding deity of Rasis, the loka of deity of stars, the loka of seven sages, and the upperDhruva Loka exist. Besides these there are many other Lokas.
Surya Loka is situated one lakh ‘brahmanda yojanas’ from the central point of earth.
This is the world where Surya Deva who is the presiding deity of planet sun lives. The following Lokas are situated at distances from the central point of earth as shown below
1) Chandra Loka 2 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
2) Angaraka Loka 3 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
3) Budha Loka 5 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
4) Guru Loka 7 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
5) Sukra Loka 9 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
6) Sani Loka 11 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
7) Loka of Presiding Deity of Rasis 12 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
8) Loka of Deity of Stars 13 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
9) Sapta Rishi Loka 14 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
10) Dhruva Loka 15 Lakh Brahmanda Yojanas
In the same manner ‘Swarga Loka’, ‘Mahar Loka’, ‘Jana Loka’, ‘Tapo Loka’ and ‘SatyaLoka’ are situated at various distances from the central point of earth. The distance between the central point of earth and the wall encircling the ‘Brahmanda’ (Anda Bhitti) is 24 crores50 lakhs ‘Brahmanda Yojanas’. The distance between central point of earth and the outerwall of Anda Bhitti is 25 crores 50 lakhs ‘Brahmanda Yojanas’.
Bhooloka, Bhuvarloka andSuvarloka are destroyed during the great deluge. Maharloka above Suvarloka is partlydestroyed and partly remains. Janaloka, Tapoloka, and Satyaloka are not destroyed till the
life of Brahma expires. ‘Swarga’ comprises of ‘Suvarloka’, ‘Maharloka’, ‘Janaloka’, ‘Tapoloka’, ‘Satyaloka’ and area upto ‘Anda Bhitti’
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