Friends, have you ever wondered what the shape of the universe
is? How many other worlds are there? Are there any differences
amongst the different worlds? Let us learn more about this universe
that we live in.
The whole universe is shaped like a man standing with his legs
apart and with both his hands on his waist.
The upper world
• The top most part of the upper world is called Siddha
Kshetra. Infinite Siddha Bhagwans(all the beings that have attained
moksh) reside in Siddha Kshetra.
• Siddha Kshetra is the connecting point between 'lok'
(where the six eternal elements exist)and 'alok'(where there is
• Below Siddha Kshetra, there are twelve types of
heavens. Those living beings who have high merit karmas from their
past lives get birth in heaven as celestial beings(devs and
The middle world
In the middle world, there are fifteen worlds where human beings
like us live. There are five worlds called Bharat Kshetra. Planet
Earth is one of the Bharat Kshetras.
Five worlds called Mahavideh Kshetra and five worlds called
Airavat Kshetra. Planet Earth is one of the Bharat Kshetras.
Differences between these worlds:
• In both Bharat Kshetra and Airavat Kshetra, Tirthankar
Bhagwans are present only for a specific time period. In Mahavideh
Kshetra, Tirthankar Bhagwans are always present.
• Simandhar Swami is one of the 20 Tirthankars currently present
in Mahavideh Kshetra. He has an obligation (runa nu bandhan)
towards the living beings of Bharat Kshetra. We can reach Simandhar
Swami by acquiring the knowledge of the Self via Akram Vignan.
The Lower world
There are seven hells in the lower world. Those living beings
who have more demerit karmas in their past lives get birth in hell
This is the structure of the universe. Friends, did you know
that it is possible to be free from all these worlds and attain
permanent bliss in Siddha Kshetra! By doing darshan of current
living Tirthankars in Mahavideh Kshetra, we can attain moksh
(permanent bliss). To be born in Mahavideh Kshetra in our next
life, we need to make strong our intention of wanting to attain
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