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Vaikuntha Param Padam
(‘supreme abode’), or Paramapadam
is the abode of Lord Vishnu
Vishnu is the Supreme god in the Vaishnavite tradition of Hinduism. Smarta followers of Adi Shankara, among others, venerate Vishnu as one of the five primary forms of God....
. It is believed, in the tradition of Vaishnavites, to be the place of eternal bliss, exclusive to the Lord, His eternal consort
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, the Goddess Lakshmi
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, and the three-folded Serpent Sesha Naga, upon whom the Lord, and His Shakti
Shakti from Sanskrit shak - "to be able," meaning sacred force or empowerment, is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power, sometimes...
(Lakshmi), are believed to rest.
Rig Veda (1.22.20) states, Oṃ tad viṣṇoḥ paramam padam sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ:
"All the suras (i.e., the devas) look towards the feet of Lord Vishnu as the Supreme Abode", referring to Vaikuntam and the Supreme Abode. Vaikunta is considered by Vaishnavites to be the ultimate destination of souls who attain moksha
Within Indian religions, moksha or mukti , literally "release" , is the liberation from samsara and the concomitant suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of repeated death and reincarnation or rebirth.-Origins:It is highly probable that the concept of moksha was first developed in...
Vaikuntha beyond material sky
The Vaikuntha planets are located 26,200,000 yojanas (209,600,000 miles) above Satyaloka.