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Vaikuṇṭha


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The name of Viṣṇu's heaven or loka. (So Viṣṇu himself is sometimes known as Vaikuṇṭhanātha—‘Lord of Vaikuṇṭha’.) In Purāṇic cosmology, Vaikuṇṭha is located at the top of the cosmic egg (Brahmāṇda), or on Mount Meru. Through Viṣṇu's grace, his devotees may join him there in a perfected body and an eternally loving relationship.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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