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Adhi Dwip (Two and Half Island)


F3 3.3.1 Adhi Dwip (Two and Half Island)

           

 

            Adhi Dwip (Two and Half Island) is several times long and wide and spacious as compared to the modern Geography. The 45 lakhs yojans wide and 45 lakhs yojans lengthy 2 areas in form of ocean is also called Manushaya Lok

 

            Adhi (2 and half) Dwip comprise as this;

1.    Jambu Dwip

2.    Ghatkikhanda Dwip and

3.    Half portion ofPuskarvar Dwip.

 

There are two oceans – Lavan and Kalodadhi ocean surrounding them. This entire region is known as Manushyalok (Human Habitat)

This portion is known as Manushyalok because the birth / death of human beings take place here only.

Five Bharatkshetras, five Arihantkshetras and five Mahavidehkshetras (Totally 15 Kshetras) are known as land of work and efforts. Here people use i.e. the weapons, the machinery and equipments and agriculture. There are 30 No-act lands which include 5 Harivarshkshatra, 5 Devkuru, 5 Hemvantkshetra and 5 Uttarkurukshetra. (here people do not have work) Besides, there are 56 inner islands. Thus, there are 15+30+56 = 101 kshetras, where human life is possible.

But, not out side the Adhi Dwip (Two and half islands) there has ever been a birth of human being in past, it will list take place in present and also not in future. No body will ever take any human being outside the Adhi Dwip. Evenif God or Vidhyadhar can do it, but they won’t do it. Thus, no birth or death of any human being will ever be out side Adhi Dwip.

Some Vidhyādhars, with their specific achievement can visit places like Nandishwardwip outside Adhi Dwip; but the birth and death will be inside the Adhi Dwip only.

The Adhi Dwip surrounded by two oceans. It round in shape and 45 Lakh Yojans in area.

 

The details;

Jambu Dwip                                      1 lakh yojans

Lavan Ocean (both sides)              4 lakh yojans

GhatkiKhand (both sides)               8 lakh yojans

Kalodadhi (Black)ocean                16 lakh yojans

Pushkarvar Dwip (1/2)                     16 lakhs yojans

                                                Total   45 lakhs yojans

 

 

 

 

 

 

F3 3.3.2 Jambu Dwip

 

            Jambu Dwip has an area of one lakh yojans. Our Bharatkshetra is a part of Jambudwip. In Jambudwip there are 13 Kshetras (areas) mountains (7 great areas and six mountains). It has 190 continents. The universal and _____________ areas are 10 in number. They are:

 

1.    190 continents

2.    seven Ksetras

3.    Six ________

4.    269 mountains

5.    467 Peaks + 60 Bhoomi Khands

6.    102 places of ______

7.    136 Vaitadhya series

8.    34 victories (for chakravartis)

9.    12 Daha lakes

10.10 Great Rivers + 1456000 ______ rivers.

 

There are 13 Kshetras in Jambudwip. Bharatkshetra is one of them. Its area is 526 yojans 6 kala.

The other 189 continents have 99494 yojans. We are residing in one (and first) of total 6 continents of Bharatkhand. Our area is known as Dakshinardh Bharat (Southern Bharat). The whole world known to us is covered in too Dakshina Dharat. We have no access to other 5 continents of Bharatkhand.

 

Jambu Dwip includes :

1.         Bharat Kshetra                      2.         Airawat Kshetra

3.         Himvant Kshetra                  4.         Hiranyavant Kshetra

5.         Harivarsha Kshetra              6.         Ramyakvarsh Kshetra and             7.         Mahavideh Kshetra.

 

            Name of 6 rainy mountains

            1          Laghu Himvant                     2.         Shikhari

            3.         Maha Himvant                      4.         Rukmi

            5.         Nishadh and                                     6.         Nilvant

 

            In the middle of Jambudwi, there is Golden Jambudwip with a Blue-Red. (Violet) colour. There, in the middle, the Vyantar God Anadatta’s palace. There is also a Jambu Tree. It is universal and permanent. It has brought the name Jambudwip to this kshetra

 

 

 

 

 

 

F3 3.3.3 Kshetras (Areas) and mountains

 

            Kshetra means the world worth habitate for human beings. There are six great Kshetra in Jambudwip. Between two Kshetras, there is big mountain, there are totally 6 big mountains. The seven Kshetras are;

 

1.         Bharat Kshetra                      2.         Hemvant Kshetra

3.         Harivarsha Kshetra              4.         Mohavideh Kshetra

5.         Ramyak Kshetra                  6.         Hiranyavant Kshetra and

7.         Airavat Kshetra

 

            The Mahavideh Kshetra is in middle of Jambudwip in its south, there are no 1 to 3 above, and in its north are no. 5 to 7

 

  1. Bharat Kshetra :The protector God is Bharat. His life span is 1 Palyopam. We live in this Kshetra.
  2. Hemvant Kshetra :This Kshetra is located between Himvant and Maha Himvant mountains. The term ‘Hem’ means Gold. All the items of use are golden. That is why the Kshetra is so named.
  3. Hari Varsha Kshetra :Hari means both sun as well as Moon. The Yuglias staying in this region located reddish like sun and some Yuglias witish like Moon-rays. The Kshetra is known as Hari Varsha.
  4. Mahavideh Kshetra:Videh means body. The body of people staying in this Kshetra is bigger; so this is known as Maha (Big) Videh. Even area-wise, this Kshetra is both lengthy and wide. Here the religioun is always present. The people have a level of 4th Arā, where they always tend to grow and develop.
  5. Ramyak Kshetra : The Yuglias of this region are always playing enjoying in a land where there is a Wish- Tree (Kalpavruksha) highly decorated with jewels etc.
  6. Hiranyavant Kshetra :The mountain Rukmi is made of all silver. The Shikhar mountain is golden. The Kshetra is located between these two _________and therefore the peaks look lovely.
  7. Airavat Kshetra:The protector God is named Airawat here the arrangements are similar to those in Bharat Kshetra.

 

 

Mountains

There are 6 big mountains in Jambudwip. They are;

1)    Himvant, 2) Maha Himvant, 3) Nishadh,

4) Nilvant, 5) Rukmi and 6) Shikhari

 

These 6 mountains are known as Kulgiri or Varshadhar. All six mountains are located between seven regious. Kul means a community. Because it is a six mountains range; it is known as Kulgiri. Each mountain has its protector God.

            These mountains touch the Lavan Ocean on East and West. On both the ends they touch Lavan Ocean.

            Where the Bharat Kshetra  ends, the Kshulla Himvant mountain is four times bigger- Maha Himvant mountain is still four times bigger. Thus they get doubled one by one.

            Kshulla Himvant mountain is comparatively smaller in length and wide than Maha Himvant, as the name indicates, is bigger in size.

            Nishadh mountain has some peaks shaped ox, which means Nishadh.

            Nilvant mountain is so known because of its total coverage by blue coloured beautiful jewels, diamonds etc.

            Rukmi mountain is silvery.

            Shikhari mountain have many peaks shaped Trees (Shikharis)

 

 

 

 

F3 3.3.4 Oceans and Big Rivers

           

            According to Jain belief, the entire middle land is situated permanently in the shape of a wheel. The 75% of this Middle land is full of water we  may not see the ocean like rivers, but there have been complete and detailed description of these oceans, rivers, regions and mountains in Jain scriptures.

            The Jambudwip has an area of one lakh yojan. The Lavan Ocean surround it an its area is 2 lakh yojans. Each condiment is covered by an ocean of almost  similar name. E.g. the Puskar Island is surrounded by Puskarvar ocean. Each surrounding ocean has double the area of its respective contiment. Thus, there are 32 island, and 32 ocean in middle land. The last ocean is known as Swayambhoo Raman ocean.

            It is said that the water of Lavan ocean is salty, that of Kshirkar ocean as sweet as best boiled milk, that of Dhritvar ocean like the taste of Ghee of best quality. The waters of Kalodadhi ocean, Puskarvat ocean and Swayambhoo Raman ocean are like fresh rain water. The taste of Varunivar ocean is like that of wine, and the rest of the ocean have the water tasting like sugar cane juice. Only Lavan ocean is like a wheel surrounding Jambudwip. Its water are salty and bitter, that is why, except the sea-creatures of that ocean, the water of Lavan ocean is not fit for drinking by anybody. The protector god is Susthit God

 

Rivers

            The Shita and Shitoda of Mahavideh have the width of 200 yojan at the beginning and 2000 yojan while they meet the ocean. There have been totally 180 big rivers stating from a lake. The Ganga and sindhu rivers of Bharat Kshetra are only 25 yojans in the beginning and when they meet the ocean they are 250 yojans.

            The rivers of Rohitonga and Rohitaof Himvat Kshetra are Suvarukola and Rupyakala from Himanyavant kshetra are 50 yojans wide at the beginning and 500 yojans when they meet the ocean the rivers Harikanta and Harisalila of Hari Varsha and the rivers Narikanta and Narkanta are 100 yojans wide in the beginning and again 100 yojan wide when they meet the ocean. All the rivers are double in width and depth. In four Vijayas of Mahavideh Kshetra there are 32 rivers, totaling 128 in a Vijayas.