Shakdvipa


Shakdvipa

Surrounded by the sea of whey is Shakdvipa (Devnagari: शाक्द्वीप) with an extent of thirty-two lakh Yojans. It has a huge tree of Shaka, hence its name. With a sweet fragrance of this tree, the whole island emits a pleasant scent. The ruler of this island, Medhatithi was also a son of Priyvrata. He too had seven sons- Purojav, Manojav, Pawamana, Dhumranik, Chitraref, Bahurup and Vishwdhar. They were made the rulers of the seven divisions of the island. People of the island use Pranayama to weaken their Rajoguna and Tamoguna, and worship Hari (Vishnu) in Vayu (form) through meditation. [ Bhagavad Gita (5.20.3-42)]

Kumara Purana: "Shakdvipa located inside Chira sea and in the mid, there is a White Island where Lord Vishnu resides."Fact|date=July 2008

Visnu Purana: "Shakdvipa located inside Chira sea and Shakdwipis are friends" [ [http://vishnu-purana.puranas.org/ The Puranas: Vishnu Purana ] ]

Mahabharata 6.604 = Bhagavad Gita 5.20.3-42: "In Shakdvipa, caste system is same as Jambudvipa. There was four caste in Shakdvipa 1. Maga 2. Mushus 3. Manus 4 Mandak" [ [http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/maha/index.htm Sacred-Texts: Hinduism ] ]

ee also

*Jambudvipa
*Shakdvipi
* Uttara Kurava
*Bhagavad Gita

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