Cosmology, Jambudvipa, Mount Sumeru, Vedic Cosmology, Vedic Universe

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Celestial Mappings 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG. The following article would start a conversation on a topic called as: Celestial Mappings To speak of celestial mapping as a part of the cosmographical tradition of traditional Hindu culture is perhaps to extend the meaning of “mapping” beyond its customary limits. Nevertheless, attempts have been made, since ancient times, to present orderly graphic portrayals of…

Buddhism, Cosmography, Cosmology, Hinduism, Jambudvipa, Mount Sumeru, Vaishnavism, ...

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | (Conclusion) 

The following article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG is a continuation from the Previous article Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | 103. Apart from painted cosmographies, a half-dozen cosmographic globes (bhugolas), all based largely on Puranic texts, are known to exist. These are of types described by Hindu astronomers, as far back as Aryabhata (b. A.D. 476).  Two of these five globes are found…

Astronomy, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Buddhism, Jyotisha, Vedic Cosmology, Vedic Science, Vedic Universe...

Yajnavalkya and the Origins of Puranic Cosmology 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on: Yajnavalkya and the Origins of Puranic Cosmology By Author Subhash Kak Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5901, USA (May 30, 2018) The prehistory of Puranic astronomy is not well understood. Although it is known that the Puranas contain very old material, some modern historians of astronomy have believed that the cosmology presented there has no…

Aitareya Brahmana, Buddhism, Indian Epics, Lord Buddha, Yojana

Buddhist Conception Of The World | Uttarakuru | 103 (Conclusion) 

In the following article Mathomathis would present a discussion on continent of Uttarakuru which is the most mysterious and mythical in character. Before proceeding further, readers are advised to read the previous article Buddhist Conception Of The World | Western Continents | 102. Though the name Uttarakuru is common between the Brahmanical and the Buddhist literature, there is a distinct difference in its treatment in these texts just as it…

Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy, Western Philosophy

Buddhist Conception Of The World | Western Continents | 102 

The following article is a continuation from the previous article Buddhist Conception Of The World | 101 users are expected to read the previous article before proceeding further. Jambudvipa is around 10,000 or 7,000 yojanas in extent. It is therefore called Maha or Great. Of the 10,000 yojanas of the Jambudvipa 4,000 are covered by the ocean, 3,000 by the Himalayas, and 3,000 are inhabited by men. Jambudvipa has 500…

Aryabhata, Buddhism, Garga Samhita, Varahamihira, Vedic Cosmology, Vedic Universe

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | 102 

In the previous article Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Jambudvipa | 101 author has discussed on concepts of Jambudvipa, saptadvipa, catur dvipa and more. The following article would be a continuity topic on the same. Readers are expected to read the previous article before reading the following one. Figure shown above is a reproduction of the kurmavibhaga from a modem edition of a medieval astrological text, the Narapatijayacarya, which was intended…