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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Geographical Span of Ancient India

This is another matter which has a bearing on the Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings (as does the part about Ancient Astrology and Astronomy also)

Geographical Span of Ancient India

Jambudveepe Bharathavarshe Bharathakhande


Geography of the Ancient World

As per the ancient Indian Purana & Itihasa texts, in the very ancient times the entire landmass in the northern hemisphere was surrounded by ocean in all the directions. This giant land mass on earth was called Jambudvipa. Dvipa in Sanskrit means an Island. Jambudveepa consisted of modern Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.[This is virtually the same as the "World Continent" or "Lemuria (Greater Lemuria)" as I defined it in my 1990 Atlantis Ms, reposted on this blog recently.-DD]
This Jambudvipa was divided into nine varshas (geographical regions) of which one was Bharatha Varsha. The other eight varshas were Ketumula Varsha, Hari Varsha, Ilavrita Varsha, Kuru Varsha, Hiranyaka Varsha, Ramyaka Varsha, Kimpurusha Varsha, Bhadrasva Varsha.
Of these, Ilavrita Varsha was at the present North Pole (the Arctic Region)! More about this could be found in the fantastic research done by Lokamayna Bal Gangadhar Tilak in his book “The Arctic Home in the Vedas”
Approximate Geography of the Ancient World

Above is the Geographical Map of the very ancient times mentioned in the Vedic texts. We have an approximate depiction of Jambudvipa and the nava varshas here. North Pole was at the exact center of Ilavrita Varsha. To the west of Ilavrita varsha was said to be Ketumula Varsha most of which is today under Atlantic Ocean. To the east of Ilvarita Varsha was Bhadrasva Varsha which is today under Pacific Ocean. On one side of the Ilavrita Varsha were Hari Varsha, Kimpurusha Varsha and Bharatha Varsha. On the other side of the Ilavrita Varsha were Ramyaka, Hiranyaka and Kuru Varsha. Kuru Varsha was hence on the opposite side of Bharatha Varsha on the globe.
It can be observed that in those times, most of South American continent, southern half of African Continent and entire Australia were submerged under water.[No, it is naiive to assume the areas designated were entirely above or below sea level. The Ancients referred to the lands below the equator as the "Underworld" and North of the Equator as "The Upper World"-DD] On the other hand most of modern day Atlantic ocean and Pacific ocean, and the entire Arctic ocean were above sea level. [The map in circular plan is one of the same series as the Ancient Sea Kings maps referenced to Babylon, I feel certain. The maps of this series are mostly postglacial and include a strait between Alaska and Siberia, and they do include a very extensive and exacting survey of China as noted by Charles Hapgood..-DD]
NOTE: What we believe to be accurate world map today is not that accurate after all either. See Incorrect Geographical Area Distribution in Modern World Map

The Ancient Greater India – Bharathavarsha

In the Ancient Times India was called Bharathavarsha and it extended in the west including modern Egypt, Afghanistan, Baluchistan, Iran, Sumeria upto Caspian Sea (which was called Kashyapa Samudra in those days). Bhratahvarsha was the Greater India while Bharatha Khanda referred to the Indian Subcontinent which lies at the heart of the Vedic Civilization and extended from Himalayas in the north to KanyaKumari in the South. So the aryan invasion theory of a migration of Aryans from Central Asia to modern northern India is a baseless theory, for the entire ancient aryan civilizational geography spanned across the above mentioned regions. The very term “arya” in Sanskrit refers not to any race, but actually means a “noble person”.
The Puranas and Ithihasas are full of historical developments in the Bharatha Varsha. The now dried up Saraswati river mentioned numerous times in the vedas is the heart of this vedic civilization, and it is from here the vedic civilization spread across the Bharatha Varsha during the vedic period. The “Out of India” theory talks about this. The Saraswati river dried up at the end of the Mahabharatha Period due to geological events in the region. It was around this time that the earlier lush green area of the present Rajasthan had got converted into a desert as we see it today.
During the ancient times Arabian sea did not exist, and the land mass stretched continuously from modern India to Africa. The mighty Saraswati river born in the Himalayas flowed for over 4500 miles into Africa before entering the Oceans. This was the largest and longest river in those days. This is the most mentioned and praised river in the Veda. Of the three Ganga Yamuna Saraswati – we know the existence of the first two rivers which flow even today, and Saraswati till recent times was thought to be a mythical river. But recent satellite photographs and geological data have proved the existence of an ancient mighty Saraswati river and its geographical span.



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  2. good article, but i have to disagree.

    THE WORLD devided into 7 continents, one of it named Jambu-dwipa. other continents are Plaksha-dwipa, Salmali-Dwipa, Kus'a-dwipa, Krauncha-dwipa, Saka-dwipa and Pushkara-dwipa. Every continent devided into nine(jambu-dwipa), seven or two (Pushkara-dwipa) varshas, depend on the number of the king's sons, and total 46 varshas. If varshas of Jambu-dwipa extend to almost all the world, where is the place for another 37 varshas?

    All this kings, are sons of Priyavrata, the eldest son of Swayambhuva Manu, and priyavrata was NOT the only son. he had at least one brother.

    read yourself the Vishnu Purana Book II Translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, [1840]. you can find it at sacred-texts dot com, and let me know your opinion.


  3. I know already separatrely the Vishnu Purana and it is a matter we have discussed before. I understand that basically the Jambu-dwipa is meant for what we commonly call Asia, and that is something I have known personally for several decades, since my school days.(Which I understand is unusual for a boy raised as a Christian in America) However this is another man's interprestation which I thought should be shared as possibly also having some value. I commented myself that the interpretation is probably wrong by reason of being too simplistic. BUT the general point is that the old Vedic texts DO describe other areas of the world, other continents and other oceans. I wanted this idea established before I added the identification of Central America as Patala (The Antipodes) and its people (Worshippers of Quetzalcoatl) being referred to as "Nagas" (Snake people). That article follws this one and it is also not my work but I thought the idea was worth considering. If you would have a complete world map you could develop from the information in the Puranas which we could add here, that would be the sort of thing we really need and something that these various articles are working towards.

  4. hi d,
    sorry if you feel insulted, i really don't mean that.

    but few people out there tend to accept everything on the net, so "yourself" i refer to in previous comment was for the reader, not for you.

    as for the map, let it become an open quest for cleverer people, i'm not that clever.

    again, i'm sorry.


  5. I have an unfortunate habit of coming on much too strong. I was not all that insulted, but I did want it to be clear that this article is not my own work. I get people writing in and criticising me for other people's opinions in articles which I sometimes run, and afterwards I have to make it clear that the author of the article and I are two different people and we may or may not actually be in agreement over several key areas of interpretation. So I was trying to impress that idea upon you, I am sorry if I was a mite heavy-handed in expressing that idea. I DO think reconstructing an accurate Vedic World Map is a key to understanding the whole Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings business and that connection has scarcely been considered thus far.

    And once again thank you for taking the time for writing, most people do not even bother. Forgive me for being something of a hothead.
    Best Wishes, Dale D.


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