Q) Why did GOD create the world?
A) Jivas are inherently ignorant. In order to facilitate the Jivas to get rid of the ignorance and obtain supreme bliss, GOD, in his infinite wisdom, created this world.
Q) Where is Vaikunta?
A) Vaikunta is above Brahma Loka
Q) What are the other places which are “Mukta Stanas” (Places of Mukti or Liberation)?
A) Anantasana and Shweta Dvipa
Q) Where is Anantasana?
A) Outside of the earth and space-worlds, Anantasana is in the northern direction. Brahmanda is like fermented milk and is in the form of a mountain of 1 lakh Yojanas. Anantasana is on top of this.
Note: 1 Yojana = 16 kilometres
Q) Where is Sweta Dvipa?
A) In the Milky Way, on Earth, in between Pushkara Dvipa and Shaka Dvipa, if one travels 1.5 lakh Yojanas, Sweta Dvipa is found.
Q) How many forts does Vaikunta have?
A) Vaikunta has 7 forts outside and 7 inner forts. Inside, one can find ‘Ayodhyanagara”.
Q) What is in the middle of the 7 inner forts?
A) Inside the 7 inner forts, there are 3 Prakaras inside which the divine abode of Sri Hari is to be found.
Q) What is the spread of Vaikunta?
A) From East to West, it is 28 crore Yojanas. From South to North, it is 23 crore Yojanas.
Q) What is the extent of Bhu-bhaga and Durga-bhaga? (bhaga – portion; Sri, Bhu and Durga are three manifestations of Maha Lakshmi)
A) Bhu bhaga is 2.5 crore Yojanas to the south of Vaikunta and Durga bhaga is 2.5 crore Yojanas to the north of Vaikunta
Q) What is the extent of Sri Bhaga?
A) The entire 28×23 crore yojana spread of Vaikunta is Sri Bhaga
Q) What constitutes Sri Bhaga?
A) Sri Bhaga constitutes pure Sattva Tattva
Q) Where is Viraja Nadi (river)?
A) Viraja river flows around the 7 forts of Sri Bhaga
Q) What constitutes the inside of the Viraja Nadi area?
A) Chidatmaka Lakshmi Swarupa
Q) Who has access to Ayodhya Nagara?
A) Only those who have shed the Linga Shareera (which represents ignorance – hence only those who are liberated)
Q) Where will those who have finished their cycle but are not liberated reside?
A) In Satya Loka
Q) Where will Sri Hari appear to those residing in Satya Loka?
A) Outside of the Viraja river
Q) Who has seen Vaikunta?
A) Many, one of the main is Narada Muni
Q) What is the distance and spread of the various Lokas between Bhu Loka and Vaikunta?
A) All numbers in Yojanas.
1) Bhu loka – gap – 0 – spread – 1,00,000
2) Antariksha loka – gap – 1,00,000 – spread – 36,00,000
3) Svarga loka – gap – 50,000 – spread – 13,00,000
4) Maha loka – gap – 1,25,00,000 – spread – 75,00,000
5) Jana loka – gap – 1,50,00,000 – spread – 1,12,50,000
6) Tapa loka – gap – 1,50,00,000 – spread – 1,68,75,000
7) Satya loka – gap – 1,50,00,000 – spread – 4,06,25,000
8 ) Vaikunta loka – gap – 2,98,50,000 – spread – 8,12,50,000
Q) What is the distance between Bhu loka and Vaikunta loka?
A) 15,38,25,000 Yojanas
Q) During pralaya, what doesn’t get destroyed?
A) Only Vaikunta loka
Q) Where are Jaya – Vijaya (gatekeepers of Vishnu – the unliberated ones) located?
A) Among the outer 7 forts of Vaikunta, Jaya Vijaya are gatekeeping the first outer fort.
Q) Who are the gatekeepers of the 7 inner forts?
a) First fort – Lord Brahma
b) Second fort – Lord Shesha
c) Third fort – Indra and Kama
d) Fourth fort – Surya
e) Fifth fort – Maruts
f) Sixth fort – Parjanya and Karmaja devatas
g) Seventh fort – Jaya Vijaya (liberated ones)
Q) How many doors does Vaikunta have?
A) The seven forts have 4 doors each. The three inner Prakaras have 4 doors each. Plus the abode has one door. Thus, there are 41 doors.
Q) What are the types of Mukti (liberation)?
A) Sayujya, Sameepya, Salokya and Sarupya.
Q) Who gets Sayujya mukti?
A) Brahma and other higher devatas
Q) What is Sayujya mukti?
A) Depending upon the calibre of the liberated soul, one gets to live in one of the Angas of Vasudeva.
Q) Where do those who get Sameepya mukti reside?
A) They reside in the three lokas and also in the Ksheera sagara
Q) What is salokya mukti?
A) Residing in Sri Hari’s lokas and obtaining his darshana always and consequent bliss.
Q) What is Sarupya mukti?
A) Obtaining the privilege of wearing Srivatsa and Kaustubha and Shankha and Chakra and the opportunity to serve Sri Hari eternally
Q) What are the eight types of activities performed by Sri Hari?
A) Srushti, Sthithi, Laya, Niyamana, Jnana, Ajnana, Bandha, Moksha
Q) Which temple on earth is built on the lines of the structure of Vaikunta?
A) The Sri Ranganatha Temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu.