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SWARGA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] The heaven of Indra, the abode of the inferior gods and of beatified mortals, supposed to be situated on Mount Meru. It is called also Sairibha, Misrakavana, Tavisha, Tridivam, Tripishtapam, and Urdhwaloka. Names of heaven or paradise in general are also used for it.

DEVA-LOKA [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] The world of the gods, i.e., Swarga, Indra's heaven.

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