Bharata Varsha, Brahmanda, Cosmology, Mount Sumeru, Parallel Universe, Srimad Bhagavatam

Mysteries of the Sacred Universe – An Overview | Richard L. Thompson 

Mathomathis would like to present an article on: Mysteries of the Sacred Universe By Richard L. Thompson (The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana) – An Overview The inquisitive human mind naturally yearns to understand the universe and man’s place within it. Today scientists rely on powerful telescopes and sophisticated computers to formulate cosmological theories. In former times, people got their information from traditional books of wisdom. Followers of India’s ancient…

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…

Brahmanda, Cosmology, Dwapara Yuga, Jambudvipa, Mount Meru, Vedic Cosmology

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition | 103 

The following article on Cosmo Graphical Mapping by JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG is a continuation from the Previous article Cosmo Graphical Mapping | 102. The following article would be describing on Cosmographies In Hindu Tradition, Paintings and Ink Drawings. Compared with the surviving cosmographies of the Jain tradition-an exceedingly large number-those clearly identifiable with Hinduism are surprisingly few. The reasons for this seeming paradox are provided in the following section on…

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…