|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 5: The Glories Of Lord Nityānanda Balarāma|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 5.98
jale bhari' ardha tāńhā kaila nija-vāsa
āra ardhe kaila caudda-bhuvana prakāśa
jale — with water; bhari' — filling; ardha — half; tāńhā — there; kaila — made; nija-vāsa — own residence; āra — other; ardhe — in the half; kaila — did; caudda-bhuvana — fourteen worlds; prakāśa — manifestation.
After filling half the universe with water, He made His own residence therein and manifested the fourteen worlds in the other half.
The fourteen worlds are enumerated in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Second Canto, Fifth Chapter. The upper planetary systems are (1) Bhū, (2) Bhuvar, (3) Svar, (4) Mahar, (5) Janas, (6) Tapas and (7) Satya. The seven lower planetary systems are (1) Tala, (2) Atala, (3) Vitala, (4) Nitala, (5) Talātala, (6) Mahātala and (7) Sutala. The lower planets as a whole are called Pātāla. Among the upper planetary systems, Bhū, Bhuvar and Svar constitute Svargaloka, and the rest are called Martya. The entire universe is thus known as Triloka.
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