Angaraka Loka | Abode of Mangala | Planet Mars, the Red Planet

Angaraka also known as Mangala, and Mars, is the red planet, and he is the god of war, and he is considered as an aspect of Lord Muruga. In one legend, he was mentioned as the son of Lord Varaha and Ma Bhudevi, whereas in another legend, he is believed to have been born from […]

Saptarishi Mandalam

Saptarishi are the seven ancient divine sages who were mentioned in ancient puranas. Saptharishis would change in every Yuga. The names of the Saptarshis in the present Kali Yuga are, Kashyapa, Atri, Vasistha, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Bharadwaja. The life span of the Saptarishis is very long due to their spiritual powers, which they obtained […]

Niruti Loka | Abode of Niruti

Niruti is one among the AshtaDikpalakas such as Kubera, Yama, Indra, Varuna, Ishana, Agni and Vayu. Niruti Deva is also considered as a female aspect of Ma Shakti Devi, but in most of the texts he is mentioned as a male deity, and he is the god of south west direction. Niruti is residing in […]

Brihaspati Loka | Planet Jupiter | Guru Graha

Brihaspati is one among the Navagrahas, and he is also a Guru for the Devas. He is also known as Planet Jupiter. He guided Lord Indra and other demigods, and taught Vedic subjects to them. His father was Rishi Angarisa, and his consort is Ma Tara, and his children are Kacha and Bharadwaja Maharishi. He […]

Budha Loka | Budha Graha | Planet Mercury

Budhagraha is one among the Navagrahas, and he is the planet Mercury. He is mentioned in various Puranas and in Vedas. Budha is the son of Lord Chandra and Ma Tara. His consort is Ila, and his son is Pururavas, and he resides in the Budha Loka. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, […]

Yama Loka | Naraka Loka | Hell in Hinduism

Yama Loka also known as Naraka and Hell is the place where sinners would be subjected to severe punishment after their death. Yama Loka is the abode of Lord Yama. It is believed that this loka is located in the bottom of the earth. As per Hindu texts, it is believed that there are totally […]

Vayu Loka | Gandhavati Loka | Abode of Vayu Bhagavan

The great Vayu Loka is known as Gandhavati Loka, and it is situated some distance away from the Swarga Loka. Vayu Loka contains very good features, and it is covered with full of gardens, trees and peculiar kind of animals and birds are also found. It is a big place, and contains several palaces for […]

Agni Loka | Abode of Agnideva, Vedic Fire God in Hinduism

Agni is the god of fire,he is a Vedic deity, and he contains powers similar to Lord Indra and Chandra. He receives the oblation from the fire sacrifices and passes it to the respective demigods like Indra, Surya, Vayu, Chandra and Varuna. His parents are Rishi Kashyapa and Aditi, and his consort is Swaha and […]

Patala Loka

Patala is situated under the earth, and it is also called as Naga Loka and as the underworld. Out of the seven lower worlds situated in the bottom of the earth, Patala is the last loka. The lower worlds situated above the Pathala are: Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasatala, Talatala and Mahatala. Patala appears more beautiful […]

Alakapuri, Abode of Lord Kubera

Alakapuri is the abode of Lord Kubera, and he is the king of Yakshas and the Wealth god, and his attendants are called as Yakshas. He was mentioned in the Mahabharata, Vedas and in various other Puranas. Alakapuri appears similar to Deva Loka with regard to its art and architecture. Kubera is the son of […]

Sutala Loka | One of Seven Lower Worlds

Sutala Loka is one among the seven lower worlds situated in the bottom of the earth. Sutala Loka is ruled by the great king Mahabali, who is the grandson of Bhakta Prahalada. During the Treta Yuga, Mahabali had defeated Lord Indra, and began to rule the Indra Loka. Due to that, Lord Indra and other […]