Bharatakhanda, aka: Bharata-khanda, Bhāratakhaṇḍa; 4 Definition(s)
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Bhāratakhaṇḍa (भारतखण्ड) refers to one of the seven regions (navakhaṇḍa) situated within Jambūdvīpa, according to Parākhyatantra 5.61. It is also known as plainly Bhārata. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents situated within the world of the earth (pṛthivī). These continents are located above the seven pātālas and may contain even more sub-continents within them, are round in shape, and are encircled within seven concentric oceans.
According to the Parākhyatantra, “to the south of that is the landmass Bhārata, like the landmass Hari. Here the suffering was borne (bhṛta) by Bharata because of his sons,who followed bad paths”.
In the middle of these nine regions (eg., Bhāratakhaṇḍa) is situated the golden mountain named Meru which rises above the surface of the earth by 84,000 yojanas while it penetrates the circle of the earth to a depth of sixteen yojanas.
The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखंड).—n (S) bharatavarṣa n S A division of the globe,--that from the Himalaya range to the ocean, India.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखंड) [-varṣa, -वर्ष].—n India.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Bharatakhaṇḍa (भरतखण्ड).—Name of a part of India; भरतवर्षे भरतखण्डे जम्बुद्वीपे दण्डकारण्ये (bharatavarṣe bharatakhaṇḍe jambudvīpe daṇḍakāraṇye).
Derivable forms: bharatakhaṇḍam (भरतखण्डम्).
Bharatakhaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bharata and khaṇḍa (खण्ड).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 19 - The greatness of the Jyotirliṅga Kedareśvara < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 34 - The Story of Anaraṇya < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]