Category: cosmology

  • Priyavrata Makes “Seven Islands”

    Priyavrata Makes “Seven Islands”

    Bhāgavatam 5.1.30 yāvad avabhāsayati sura-girim anuparikrāman bhagavān ādityo vasudhā-talam ardhenaiva pratapaty ardhenāvacchādayati tadā hi bhagavad-upāsanopacitāti-puruṣa-prabhāvas tad anabhinandan samajavena rathena jyotirmayena rajanīm api dinaṁ kariṣyāmīti sapta-kṛt vastaraṇim anuparyakrāmad dvitīya iva pataṅgaḥ.⁠2 Prior to his [Priyavrata’s] reign, while the sun encircled the equator half the world would be overheated, while the other half was under-heated. He decided […]