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…

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…

Brahmanda, Buddhism, Cosmography, Markandeya Purana, Vedic Science, Vedic Universe

Cosmo Graphical Mapping | Jambudvipa | 101 

Mathomathis would like to publish an article on Cosmos Graphical Mapping presented by Author: JOSEPH E. SCHWARTZBERG. Author in one of his text starts with a category of Underlying Cosmological Conceptions as follows: Commenting on the relative unpopularity of cosmological investigations among modern Indologists, R. F. Gombrich has opined that “the most discouraging feature of traditional Indian cosmology is not its fantastic and uncritical character, but its complexity.” He explains…