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Namaskar,
sir i want to ask about the relation between the terms 14 lokas and  multiple brahmandas does one loka equal to one brahmanda or one brahmanda equal to 14 lokas?
Thanks!

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Dear Amit,

Namaskar.

Brahmanda means the "Egg of Brahma" or the Primal Source from which the universe has come. This word is also used to mean the universe in its entirety. So, all the lokas or different spheres are in this Brahmanda. All lokas existing exist in this one brahmanda. In other words, there is only one brahmanda which is much more than the sum total of all lokas.

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Swami Narasimhananda

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A Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Writes and speaks on Hinduism, Gita, Upanishads, Vedanta, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Sarada Devi.

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