[Advaita-l] Jambudveepa in our saMkalpa
Venkata sriram P
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Thu Sep 5 12:52:46 CDT 2013
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 siddhi.
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 brahma.
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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