Fourteen levels of Existence are described in the Hindu Texts,especially in the Puranas.
I am providing excerpt towards the close of the Post.
The Devas, Divine Beings and the Asuras, the wicked ones used to travel along these.
The Asuras are placed in the Heavens along with the Devas while the Rakshasas were reported to be living in the nether world.
For the difference between Rakshas and Asuras please read my posts on these.
These Asuras and Devas frequent the earth.
Some of them have their abodes in the Earth.
While they travel, they go through very high temperatures in these areas and they had adequate preparations to counter this.
The measures taken by them is not clear in the physical level and it looks as though they were involved in some sort of mental conditioning.
Let me check more and share
One such was built by Maya, the Divine architect in the Vindhya Mountains, which was a Wormhole.
Hanuman, while searching for Sita encountered this and a detailed description is found in the Kishkinda Kanda of The Ramayana.
There Hanuman and others became disoriented .
They found, inside the cave verdant flowers and spring, Swans leaving with drenched bodies.
‘On entering the Cave, they the monkeys beheld choicest mansions everywhere made out of gold and silver, some with golden and some with silver domes, while some with golden and some with silver multi-stories, but all are studded with lapis gems with golden windows covered with laceworks of pearls. They have also seen everywhere flowered and fruited trees that are similar in shine to red corals and rubies, and golden honeybees, as well as honeys.
They beheld everywhere diverse and capacious beds and seats that are amazingly crafted with gemstones and gold, and stacks of utensils made of gold, silver and bell metal. They saw the stockpiles of heavenly aloe vera substances and sandalwood sticks and depurated eatables, tubers and fruits. They have also seen top-grade soft drinks, luscious honeys, heaps of finest quality clothing, exotic blankets and sheaves of deerskins. Vanara-s have also observed mounds of undefiled gold stockpiled here and there glowing with the glow of ritual fire’
Hanuman also noted that the Time was lapsing.
Remembering that the deadline given by Sugreeva was nearing, He requested the Lady Maya, Swayam Prabha, to deliver all the Vanaras from the Pit.
‘Monkeys enter Riksha cavity, an unsightly and gloomy one, during their search in southern direction. While groping in that dark they loose time set by Sugreeva. Finally, they see luminosity and extraordinarily built mansions, woodlands, trees and lakes. Thereupon they catch sight of an elderly sainted lady and they all approach her asking after the legend of that cavity.
saha taaraa a.ngadaabhyaam tu sa.ngamya hanumaan kapiH |
vicinoti ca vindhyasya guhaaH ca gahanaani ca || 4-50-1
1. kapiH hanumaan= monkey, Hanuma; taaraa angadaabhyaam saha= Lt. Tara, Angada and others, along with; sangamya= associated with; vindhyasya guhaaH ca gahanaani ca= Vindhya’s, caves, also, thick forests, also; vicinoti ca= searched, also.’
For more on Wormhole in Ramayana Read here.
And the Puranas describe these places as Tubular Structure.
The Fourteen worlds.
Amongst the 14 worlds thus mentioned, the 7th one viz. Bhu-loka is Earth..
‘Bhu’ means ‘Earth’ and ‘loka’ means the surface of planet Earth, where we live.
Vishnu Purana: Chapter 7:- The region that extends from the earth to the sun, in which the Siddhas and other celestial beings move, is the atmospheric sphere (Bhuvar Loka), which also I have described.
Bhuvar-loka is identified with Earth’s atmosphere and sometimes with the space which is in the immediate neighborhood of Earth.
In other words Bhuvarloka is the near-Earth space including Earth’s atmosphere.
This is the region were all the aircrafts fly and where all the artificial-satellites and space-stations that orbit around the Earth are situated.
This region can be equated to the Geospace, the space dominated by Earth’s magnetic field.
Vishnu Purana: Chapter 7:- The interval between the sun and Dhruva, extending fourteen hundred thousand leagues, is called by those who are acquainted with the system of the universe the heavenly sphere (Suvar Loka)
Suvar-loka (alternatively Swar-loka) is beyond Bhuvarloka.
Some description makes it a planet inhabited by the Devaswith their king Indra.
Some references make it equivalent to the Swarga
Some Puranic references to equate Suvarloka to the Solar System.
As per these the Suvar loka is consisted of nine sub divisions or sectors called….
Link provided at the end of this Post.
Hindu Purans, Ramayana and Mahabharata speak of traveling in the sky by Beings through tube likee structure.
Now Astronomers have found that there ae tube like structures above us in the Iona sphere and in between the Galaxies/Stars.
TORONTO, ON [1 June 2015] – By observing galaxies billions of light-years away, a team of astronomers has detected tube-like structures mere hundreds of kilometres above the Earth’s surface.
“For over 60 years, scientists believed these structures existed but by imaging them for the first time, we’ve provided visual evidence that they are really there,” said Cleo Loi of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) at the University of Sydney and lead author of a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters last week.
The astronomers—including Prof. Bryan Gaensler, former director of CAASTRO and the current director of the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto—made their observations with the Murchison Widefield Array. The MWA is a radio telescope in Western Australia designed to observe the early Universe and distant galaxies, as well as stars and nebulae within our own Milky Way Galaxy.
As light from a galaxy passes through layers in the Earth’s magnetosphere, the light’s path—and hence the galaxy’s apparent position—is altered by variations in density in the layers. The effect is like looking up from the bottom of a swimming pool at the distortions caused by waves on the surface.
Mapping the variations in the positions of multiple radio sources over the course of a night revealed the shape and dimensions of the tube structures. As well, by exploiting the MWA’s rapid “snapshot” capabilities, Loi and her colleagues created a movie—effectively capturing the real-time motions of the tubes.
According to Gaensler, “We were trying to understand if the motions of the ionosphere were random or had a pattern, both to see if the MWA could be used to study the ionosphere, and also to be able to correct for its effect and study the sources behind it.”
In addition, the astronomers made their observations using the east and west halves of the MWA’s array of antennas as separate instruments. “This is like turning the telescope into a pair of eyes, and by doing that we were able to probe the 3D nature of these structures and watch them move around,” said Loi.