(also Svarga /ˈsvɑːɡə/)
Heaven, specifically the heaven presided over by the god Indra, where virtuous souls reside before reincarnation.
- Above the earth are six heavens called Swarga, with increasing beatitude as one ascends.
- Deserving Swarga, one must perform sacrifices.
- The most cherished land for all civilizations, in all times, was the land ascribed to gods, popularly known as Swarga.
Mid 18th century: from Sanskrit Svarga.
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