Amaravati is the city of Indra, located in the center of Swargaloka. It is situated on the peak of Mount Meru (Mount Sumeru). This city is filled with unimaginable riches. In the center of Amaravati is Vaijayanta (the palace of Indra). Surrounding that are other palaces and gardens. The main gardens of Amaravati are known as the Nandana gardens. Amaravati was built by Vishwakarma, the architect of the devas. Amaravati is 800 miles in circumference and 40 miles in height. Amaravati also has a huge court called Indrasabha. Here the devas and rishis meet for court. Amaravati’s palaces are made of gold and diamonds. There are pleasant breezes here and the air is always fresh.
The residents of Amaravati include Indra and his wife Shachi, many devas, the Marutas, and various Yakshas, Gandharvas and Apsaras.