Long nights propel one to yearn for Dawn and Long nights vice versa.
And the Veda speaks of Devayana and Pitruyana, the Pitru yana, the former denoting the Devas,Divine beings,the latter the deceased ancestors.
Ayana means Path as in Dakshinayana or Uttarayana,the ovement of s
Sun from North to South and from North to South.
Thecreferral points they take for this movement of the Sun are the,Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn,both related closely to the Poles.
2. The Uttarayana, movement to North period is considered auspicious, because the warmth reaches Arctic durig this period.
3.When the Indian texts speak of Bharatavarsha, they do
Dushyanta was the father of emperor Bharata; a verse explanatory of his name is chaunted by the gods; “The mother is only the receptacle; it is the father by whom a son is begotten. Cherish thy son, Dushyanta; treat not Śakuntalá with disrespect. Sons, who are born from the paternal loins, rescue their progenitors from the infernal regions
Where was India, then called Bharata varsha located, geographically during Dwapara Yuga,Mahabharata Period? Now that the Rig Veda has been assigned to have been around 5000 years ago and the Mahabharata date around 3000 BC, Kali Yuga around 3102 BC, one has to look at the world Map at that time as the present landmass… Continue reading Boundaries of Bharata Varsha Dwapara Yuga Map
Hindu Puranas and Epics describe various geographical locations in India and abroad(they a part of Bharatavarsha when these were composed)
It will be interesting and useful to know the current names of these places.
Here is a List.
The Purans distribute the Bharatvarsha as a part of Nine Divisions.
Ancient Name Present Name
1.Indra Dweep Andaman.
2.Naga Dweep Nicobar.
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