Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 15: Description of the Kingdom of God

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.15.13

ta ekadā bhagavato


yayur vaikuṇṭha-nilayaḿ



te — they; ekadā — once upon a time; bhagavataḥ — of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; vaikuṇṭhasya — of Lord Viṣṇu; amala-ātmanaḥ — being freed from all material contamination; yayuḥ — entered; vaikuṇṭha-nilayam — the abode named Vaikuṇṭha; sarva-loka — by the residents of all the material planets; namaskṛtam — worshiped.


After thus traveling all over the universes, they also entered into the spiritual sky, for they were freed from all material contamination. In the spiritual sky there are spiritual planets known as Vaikuṇṭhas, which are the residence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His pure devotees and are worshiped by the residents of all the material planets.


The material world is full of cares and anxieties. In any one of the planets, beginning from the highest down to the lowest, Pātāla, every living creature must be full of cares and anxieties because in the material planets one cannot live eternally. The living entities, however, are actually eternal. They want an eternal home, an eternal residence, but because of accepting a temporal abode in the material world, they are naturally full of anxiety. In the spiritual sky the planets are called Vaikuṇṭha because the residents of these planets are free from all anxieties. For them there is no question of birth, death, old age and diseases, and therefore they are not anxious. On the other hand, the residents of the material planets are always afraid of birth, death, disease and old age, and therefore they are full of anxieties.

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