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PURIS (Shiva Puri, Brahama Puri, Vishnu Puri and Indra Puri) Death will ultimately come in Indra Puri (heaven of Indra), Brahma Puri (heaven of Brahma) will not be there for ever;Shiva Puri (heaven of Shiva) will also come to an end..... (Gauri M. 5, p. 237) All the Puris, regions and worlds of Jivas are under the Command of the Lord. The Greatness and Acts of such Command are Indescribable. (Var Sarang M. 4, Shalok M. l, p. 1241) The word Puri is ordinarily used for a town or city. Mythologically it is related to gods.

Their abodes or heavens are known as Puris. The abode of Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu is known as Puri Dwara or Dwarka Puri. Jagannatha Puri in Orissa is the city of Jagannatha. The heavens of Indra, Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu are known as Indra Puri, Brahma Puri, Shiva Puri and Vishnu Puri respectively. According to Guru Granth Sahib, all the Puris of gods are temporary heavens like gods, who are also prone to death. Only the Lord-God is immortal and His Writ runs everywhere throughout His Creation

References :

1. Kohli,Surindar Singh ed,Dictionary of Mythological References in Guru Granth Sahib 1993

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