Adhaidvipa ("two and a half continent") with detailed image of Jambudvipa (18)

Posted: 19.06.2010
Updated on: 30.11.2012

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Adhaidvipa ("two and a half continent") with detailed image of Jambudvipa

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In Jain cosmography, the innermost island-continent in the Middle realm (Madya-loka) is Jambudvipa.

It is named after the rose-apple tree (jambu) located atop Mount Meru.

This painting shows a close-up image of Jambudvipa.

This dvipa comprises of seven continents separated by six Mountain ranges.

Out of this seven continents only three are known as land of karmas (Karmabhumi) where humans reside. Jambudvipa is pictured with detailed geographical features while the outer one and a half continents are just simplified figured.

In Jain Cosmography, the Mount Meru is located at the centre of Jambudvipa.

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