Difference between Goloka and Vaikuntha Dham
Both Gauloka and Vaikuntha are such places respectively, which are necessary for both Vishnu devotees and Krishna devotees to attain. The difference mentioned between these two dhams is only the difference, not a comparison of these Eternal dhams.
WHAT IS GOLOKA DHAAM AND VAIKUNTH DHAAM?
Golok Dham is the abode of Lord Shri Krishna. Lord Krishna is Parambrahma and his abode is Nitya and Sanatan. It is also very difficult to imagine how beautiful Goloka Dham is. But this supernatural Dham has been envisaged by many devotees.
Whereas Vaikunth Dham is the divine abode of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and Narayana who are the maintainers of this Entire Creation.
Scriputres Mention of GOLOKA DHAM AND BAIKUNTHA DHAM
We have received information about Goloka from texts like Garga Samhita, Brahma Samhita, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, and Shrimad Bhagavatam.
Whereas the divine description of Vaikunth Lok is found in the Padma Purana and especially from the Uttar Khand of the Padma Purana.
BASIS OF DIFFERENCE
In fact, there is only one difference between these two Divya Dhams, opulence and melodiousness.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPULENCE AND MELODIOUSNESS–
1- OPULENCE (Aishwarya)-
(i)- In the Uttar section of Padma Purana, a description of Lord Vishnu’s position in Vaikunth Dham, the position of Mata Laxmi, Gad, Swaroop, and Vibhuti have been given.
(ii) Where the supernatural Aishwarya has spread all around because this is the place where the Goddess Laxmi, the presiding deity of auspicious qualities like wealth, wealth, prosperity, etc., resides.
For this reason, because of the unique brilliance of Lord Vishnu and Mother Laxmi, every particle of the entire Vaikunth is endowed with opulence.
The people residing in Vaikunth are known as councilors, whose form is similar to that of Lord Vishnu and every woman here is like a fast of Mother Laxmi.
2- MELODIOUSNESS (Madhuryata)
Now if we talk about Golok Dham, then this Dham is full of complete melody. As soon as the word melody is uttered, an adorable image of Shri Krishna appears.
Think for yourself that when we see Lord Krishna, we get lost in his beauty. He is Tribhuvan beautiful, there is no one like him. From this, we can understand that the place where Shri Krishna resides will be so beautiful and delightful.
The Difference Between The Entrance Of The Both Dhams
To enter Vaikunth, 7 gates have to be crossed, where different gatekeepers are present at different gates. A gatekeeper and a Digpal are stationed outside Vaikunth Dham.
At the same time, before entering Goloka Dham of Shri Krishna you will meet the main gatekeeper of the Dham, whose name is Shakhchandralala.
Golok Dham is so beautiful that when all the deities had seen it for the first time, all were mesmerized.
Overall, If we see, at both these places are very important and full of joy. If only out of curiosity we try to understand their difference, then Lord Vishnu’s Vaikuntha is the place of opulence and Goloka is the place of melody.