Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode

Vaikunta: Lord Vishnu’s abode. Vaikunta Lokam is the abode of Lord Vishnu where he stays with Lakshmi on Ocean. Vaikunta Loka in Scriptures, Vaikunta Mahatmya.

Lord Vishnu is largely described as having four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, shankha (conch) and chakra (discus) and the divine blue colour of water-filled clouds. This description is given in the Puranas. In the Bhagavad Gita, Vishnu is also broadly described as having a ‘Universal Form’ (Vishvarupa) that is much beyond the ordinary limits of imagination or human perception.

Vishnu’s supreme and eternal abode beyond the material universe is known as Vaikuntha that is a realm of happiness and eternal bliss. It is also called as Parandhama. It means highest or final place for liberated souls, where they enjoy happiness for eternity and eternal bliss prevails.

It is to be highly noted that Vaikuntha is located beyond the material universe. Therefore it can’t be measured or perceived by material logics and science.

Ksheera Sagara is another abode within the material universe for Lord Vishnu. It is where the Lord reclines and rests on Ananta Shesha. In the material universe, it is the topmost realm. It is also higher than Satyaloka where one of the Lord of Trimurthi, Brahma resides. It is strongly believed that Lord Vishnu manages and sustains the universe from this particular place. Therefore, Ksheera Sagara is also called as local Vaikuntha of the material universe by the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

It is to be highly noted that the Lord is successfully approachable by demigods in case of any disturbance or emergency in universal balance. The Lord is worshipped by the devotees of Hinduism with lot of dedication and devotion.

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