Posted: 27.12.2011
 
Nandishwar Dwip The 'continent of rejoicing', where the gods come together to celebrate festivities, is the eighth dwip. At the four cardinal points stand the four mountains of antimony (anjana) which are crowned by sanctuaries of the Siddhas. Additionally, there is one Anjanagiri mountain in the centre of this Dwip. To the east is Dev Raman, to the south is Nityadyoth, to the west is Swyam prabh and to the...
Posted: 27.12.2011
 
Meru Mountain The whole wide universe is seen by the knowledge of omni-knowledge. There is a Tircha Lok within it. The road leading to it is both long and wide. The height is 1800 y ojans, of which 900 y ojans are on flat land, while the other 900 y ojans are on height. In this 900 yojans the last 110 Yojans contain a jyotis circle, where the Jyotishi g ods abode. The aircrafts of these gods move around the...
Posted: 21.12.2011
 
Shri Astapadji Tirth The first Tirthankara lord Rishabhdev died on this place. If one can visit this place of pilgrimage once in a life, he gets ultimate salvation and liberation in that birth only. Such a very significant place of Astapad is located in north of Himalya. It is 185,000 gau (one say 1 gau is equal to 2 miles or 3-2 km) far from Shri Siddh Giri (Palitana). It is located at the south gate of...
Posted: 20.12.2011
 
Kshetras, Mountains and Oceans 1. Kshetras Kshetra (area) means a place for human habitation on earth. In Jambudwip, there are seven Kshetras. Between each of two Kshetras are one Varshdhar, i.e. a mountain range. There are six big mountains; the names of the seven Kshetras are: Bharat Kshetra Hemvant Kshetra Hari Varsh Kshetra Mahavideh Kshetra Ramyak Kshetra Hiranya Vant Kshetra Airavat Kshetra The Mahavideh...
Posted: 20.12.2011
 
Mahavideh Kshetra The Mahavideh Kshetra is located in the middle of Jambudwip. It is situated between two mountain ranges: in the north Mahavideh Kshetra is bordered by Nishadh mountain range and in the south by the Nilvant mountains. Additionally, it touches Lavan ocean on its both sides, East and West. The size of Mahavideh Kshetra is 1 lakh Yojans both East and West and North and South. Its shape is like a...
Posted: 14.12.2011
 
The world of men (Manusya-loka) The middle world (Madhya-loka) is the only one of the three worlds where it is possible for men to be born. Even there, rebirth and death are restricted to a relatively small area. It comprises: Jambū-dvīpa and Lavana-samudra, the continent (Dvipa) of Dhātakīkhanda surrounded by the 'Black-water ocean' (Kālodadhi), and the inner half of the third continent, called...
Posted: 13.12.2011
 
The Universe Universe according to Jainism is compound of the four primary ingredients, viz. time, space, soul and pudgal. These are resolvable into minutest of minutest parts. They - every one of them - are instinct, with definite power by the virtue of which they are capable being developed in numerable ways through the processes of permutation and combination of these four original ingredients which form the...
Posted: 13.12.2011
 
Areas of the Universe 1. The middle world (Madhya loka) This is also known a the animal world (tiryancha loka). It lies on the circular upper surface in the center of Universe. It is one Rajju broad and long. The other worlds, with their hells lie below it; and the heavenly world, the Dev Lokas, at the height of 100,000 Yojans above it. Mount Meru is at the center of the middle world. The continent, known as...

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