[Advaita-l] Jambudveepa in our saMkalpa
Dr D Bharadwaj
dr.d.bharadwaj at gmail.com
Thu Sep 5 20:44:37 CDT 2013
Excellent, very pictorial sharing, Sri Sriram.. It made a very interesting
and a comprehensible reading. I am sure that that way you re-shared what
you had internalized made the it so interesting.
Much meaning will ooze out of this seeming 'text of mere geography of the
subtle worlds' as the true meanings of some of the words/expressions (
which are actually esoteric and 'only for the selected few' though they may
seem quite the other way for many upon casual browsing ) dawns on the
reader. Of course, as I learnt, by interactions with some exalted ones
during my study of some Original Indian Texts, much depends on the way the
text (and the RShi that gave the text to the world) allows us to learn and
lends itself to be understood ( as if out of compassion ) perhaps
responding to the respect (and love?) for truth and a non-utilitarian
attitude on the part of the seeker.
Can you please share here, when you find time, the text or the texts from
which you had studied all this??
Thank you once again, Sri Sriram.
Dr. D. Bharadwaj
On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Jambudveepa can refer to location in celestial space
> True. It is bhAvanAtmaka tattva. King Priyavrata, son of Swayambhuva
> manu drives his chariot across the globe. The wheels of the chariot create
> 7 oceans (sapta samudrAs) which in turn create 7 dvIpAs.
> At the centre of these 7 dvIpAs, is the jambUdvIpa. When this is
> contemplated as a lotus, at the centre is ilAvruta-varsha. When this
> ilAvruta-varsha is contemplated as a lotus, at the middle of it is found
> bhU-maNDala. At the middle of this bhU-maNDala, a mEru-parvata is found.
> At the north of this ilAvruta-varsha, there are 3 kula parvatAs called
> nIla, shvEta, shrungavat respectively. Through these kula-parvatAs are
> formed ramyaka varsha, hiraNmaya varsha, kuru varsha respectively.
> At the south of this ilAvruta-varsha, situated are the 3 parvatAs called
> nishEdha, hEmakUTa, himAlaya respectively. Through these kula-parvatAs are
> formed hari varsha, kimpurusha varsha and bharata varsha respectively.
> At the west of this ilAvruta-varsha, is found a kula parvata named
> mAlyavanta. Through this parvata is formed the kEtumAla varsha.
> At the est of this ilAvruta-varsha, is found gandhamAdana parvata.
> Through this parvata, is formed bhadrAshwa varsha.
> Across the mEru parvata, there are 4 upa-parvatAs called mandara,
> mEru-mandara, supArshva, kumuda respectively. These are placed at 4
> corners of the mEru-parvata.
> On the top of these 4 parvatAs are found 4 trees that are chUta, jambU,
> kadamba, vaTa vrikSAs respectively. There are 4 divya saras (rivers) that
> flow constantly that are made of milk, honey, sugarcane juice and pure
> water. These are surrounded by 4 celestial gardens namely nandana,
> chaitra-ratha, vaibhrAjika, vishwatObhadra.
> The madhura Amra-rasa from the chUta vrikSa becomes the amritadhAra during
> the aruNOdaya kAla; the madhura jambU-rasa from jambU vrikSa becomes the
> suvarNa in the earth; the kadamba-phala rasa becomes the aushadhAs; the
> kumuda phala rasa pravAha is sarva-kAma-prada which confers amritatva
> At the top of mEru-giri-shrunga, is brahmapuram. At 8 directions of this
> puram, reside aSTa-dikpAlakAs.
> Nava (9) varshAdhipatIs :
> 1) ilAvruta varsha : The shiva in the form of bhava is the adhipati of
> this varsha
> 2) bhadrAshwa varsha : Hayagriva is the adhipati of this varsha
> 3) hari varsha : Sri Narasimha is the adhipati of this varsha
> 4) kEtumAla varsha : manmatha is the adhipati of this varsha
> 5) ramyaka varsha : sUtrAtma in the form of hiraNyagarbha is the adhipati
> of this varsha
> 6) hiraNmaya varsha : Sri Kurma is the adhipati of this varsha
> 7) uttara kuru varsha : varaha is the adhipati of this varsha
> 8) kimpurusha varsha : Lord Anjaneya is the adhipati of this varsha
> 9) bhArata varsha : Lord Narayana of Badari Kshetra is the adhipati of
> this varsha
> Now, there are 8 upa-dvIpAs for jambU-dvIpa that were formed by digging of
> King Sagara while searching for his yajna ashwa. They are:
> 1) plakSa dvIpa - it has again 7 upa-dvipas and 7 parvatas. chAturvarNa
> system is maintained in the form of hamsa, patanga, gOrdhvAyana, satyAnga.
> All all nityAgnihOtris and sUryOpAsakAs
> 2) shAlmali dvIpa - it has again 7 upa-dvipas and 7 parvatas. chAturvarNa
> system is maintained in the form of shrutadhara, vidyAdhara, vasundhara,
> idhmadhara. All the sOmayAjIs.
> 3) kusa dvIpa - There is a huge pillar made of kusa and hence the name
> kusa dvIpa. it has again 7 upa-dvipas and 7 parvatas. chAturvarNa system is
> maintained in the form of kushala, kOvida, abhiyukta, kulaka. All are
> upAsakAs of jAtavEdas.
> 4) krauncha dvIpa - it has again 7 upa-dvipas and 7 parvatas. chAturvarNa
> system is maintained in the form of guru, riSabha, draviNaka, dEvaka. All
> are upAsakAs of ApaH.
> 5) shAka dvIpa - it has again 7 upa-dvipas and 7 parvatas. chAturvarNa
> system is maintained in the form of rutavrata, satyavrata, dAnavrata,
> suvrata. All are upAsakAs of prANa dEvata.
> 6) puSkara dvIpa : There is no chAtur varNa dharma in this dvIpa. This
> was ruled by veetihOtra, the son of priyavrata. All are worshippers of
> Rest of the two are lOka and alOka respectively. 4 mahAgajAs protect the
> alOka viz., riSabha, puSkara-chUDa, vAmana, aparAjita.
> These 4 mahAgajAs are the 4 pillars on which rest this mahA-brahmANDa.
> The visions of all these dvIpAs can be achieved through astral vision
> inside us.
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