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By Swami Harshananda

Svarloka is also known as Svarga. It is situated between the sun and the Dhruva-nakṣatra.[1] It is ruled by Indra[2] with his capital at Amarāvati. Gods and extremely meritorious human beings live here. It is the religious concept of heaven.


  1. Dhruva-nakṣatra means the pole-star.
  2. Indra is the king of gods.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore