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Sumeru Parvata

Sumeru Parvata Yasodanandana: It is mentioned that this Sumeru Parvata, the mountain’s height is the same as the width of Jambudvipa. So this mountain comes up to here, the same distance as this, 100,000 yojanas. So it’s perfectly… This is the same length on this side and also like this. It’s made like a big, a big cone on top. It describes, “Of that mountain, Sumeru Parvata, 16,000 yojanas, or 128,000 miles, are within, under.” So Sumeru is like this, and it also goes under the Jambudvipa planetary system. And therefore the mountain’s head above the earth, above here, there is 84,000 yojanas, 672,000 miles above the level. And the mountain’s width, the mountain on top, is considered to be 32,000 yojanas, or 256,000 miles. And in the bottom it’s 16,000 yojanas. Scientists cannot conceive of this. Their estimation of a mountain is that it must be bigger in the bottom and end up smaller at the top, but Mount Meru is twice as big in the top than it is in the bottom. They cannot understand. Next verse, it describes the different divisions. “Just north of Ilavrta-varsa and going further northward, one after another, are three mountains, namely Nila Mountain, Sveta Mountain, and Srngavan Mountain. These mark the borders of the three varsas, namely Ramyaka, Hiranmaya, and Kuru, and separate them from one another. The width of these mountains is…” http://www.sivaramaswami.com/?cat=5 Sumeru Parvat - Indra lives here. Sumeru mountain has four mountains around it - Mandar Parvat, Gandhmaadan Parvat, Vipul Parvat and Supaarshwa Parvat. These four mountains jointly are called Vishkambh Parvat. http://www.geocities.com/reldictionary/locations/mountains.htm To the South of Meru Parvat, the first Varsh is Bhaarat Varsh, the second one is Kimpurush Varsh and the third one is Hari Varsh. To the North of Meru Parvat ae Ramyak, Hiranyamaya, and Uttar Kuru Varsh which is like Bhaarat Varsh. Each of them is 9,000 Yojan wide and in the center of them is Ilaavrit Varsh, in which the gold mountain Sumeru Parvat is stnding. Around Sumeru Parvat are 4 mountains - Mandaraachal in East, Gandhmaadan in the South, Vipul in West, and Supaarshwa is in North. These all mountains are 10,000 Yojan wide each. On these mountains, there are Kadamb, Jamboo, Peepal and banyan trees - each 1,100 Yojan wide. Because of Jamboo tree, Jamboo Dweep is called Jamboo Dweep. Its fruits are as big as elephant. Its juice forms a river and from it comes out Jaamboonad gold. http://www.geocities.com/hindupuraan/8agni/9-bhuvankosh.htm
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