Patala Loka is the lowest of the seven netherworlds in Hindu religion. This city below the surface of earth was built by Maya and is occupied by serpent chief or important Nagas. The glittering gems on the hoods of the Nagas light up the place.
Stories about Patala Loka are mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Skanda Purana, Brahmanda Puranda, Kurma Purana and other Hindu scriptures.
As per Skanda Purana a rare murti of the Hatakeshvara form of Shiva is found in Patala Loka.
As per Brahmanda Purana, dharmic people who visit Patala Loka are received by the daughters of the serpent chiefts and are entertained with music. During their stay, they are provided with divine elixir which helps the person to regain strength and vitality. The person will then have a strong and powerful body.
It is said that Sage Narada who had visited Patala Loka commented that Patala was more enjoyable that the heaven of Indra.
At the end of the cycle of creation, Patala Loka is also destroyed. It appears again during the next cycle of creation.
Famous stories about Patala Loka –
King Bali was pushed to the Patala Loka by Vishnu.There is also a famous demon named Patal Ravana