This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
In Indian religions, a devaloka or deva loka is a plane of existence where gods and devas exist. The deva lokas are usually described as places of eternal light and goodness, similar to the concept of Heaven. Teachers of different Hindu denominations may call such homes of the gods by other names, including Svarga, each differing in non-fundamental aspects.
To Hindus, Devaloka is a plane of blissful existence that can be reached as soon as one is sufficiently attuned to light and good. However, to become even better and to learn more, one must return to a life on Earth, until all the learning possibilities here have been exhausted. Then, any other lives become unnecessary and liberation (moksha) is achieved. When that happens, the practitioner can even reach higher planes, such as Vishnuloka (Vaikuntha), Brahmaloka (Satyaloka) and Sivaloka (Kailasa), places of union with Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva.
|This Hindu mythology-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|