Vaikuntha (Sanskrit: वैकुण्ठ, IAST: Vaikuṇṭha), also called Vishnuloka (Viṣṇuloka), is the abode of Vishnu, the supreme god in Vaishnavite Hinduism and his consort goddess Lakshmi the supreme goddess

Vaikuntha is an abode presided over on high exclusively by him, accompanied always by his feminine partner, consort and goddess Lakshmi

According to Ramanuja, Parama Padam or Nitya Vibhuti is an eternal heavenly realm and is the divine imperishable world that is God’s abode

It is the highest state beyond all worlds and nothing else beyond it

It is guarded by the twin deities, Jaya and Vijaya (guardians of Vishnu’s realm)

The Vaikuntha planets are full of golden palaces and hanging gardens that grow fragrant sweet scented fruits and flowers

The Vaikuṇṭha planets begin 26,200,000 yojanas (209,600,000 miles) above Satyaloka

In most of the extant Puranas and Vaishnava traditions, Vaikuntha is located in the direction of the Makara Rashi which coincides with the constellation of Capricorn

One version of the cosmology states that Vishnu’s eye is at the South Celestial Pole from where he watches the cosmos