Ketumaladvipa, Ketumala-dvipa, Ketumāladvīpa: 1 definition

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Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Ketumāladvīpa (केतुमालद्वीप):—This dvīpa is to the west of the Niṣadha mountain. The seven Kula mountains in this dvīpa are:

  1. Viśāla,
  2. Kambala,
  3. Kṛṣṇa,
  4. Jayanta,
  5. Hari,
  6. Aśoka
  7. and Vardhamāna.

These mountains have their own numerous ranges.

The janapadas which are ‘mixed’ (vimisrāḥ) with these mountains and which are protected by many kings are as follows:—Paura (sometimes replaced with Saura), Gomanuṣya, Kapotaka, Tatsukha, Bhramara (or, Bhrāmara), Yūtha, Māheya, Acalakūṭaka, Sumaula, Stāvaka, Krauñca, Kṛṣṇāṅga, Maṇipuñjaka (or: Maṇiyuñjaka), Kuṭa, Kambala, Mauṣīya, Karambhava, Kuca, Śveta (or: Śyena), Suvarṇakaṭaka (or: Suvarṇataṭaka), Śvetāṅga, Kṛṣṇāpāda, Viha (or, Vida, Vinda), Kapilakarṇika, Atyākarālagojvāla, Hīnāna, Vanapātaka (or, Vānapātaka), Mahiva, Kumudābha, Karavāta, Utkaca, Śunakāsa (or: Śukanāsa), Mahānāsa, Vanāsagajabhūmika, Karañja, Mañjama, Vāha, Kiṣkiṇḍī, Pāṇḍubhūmika, Kubera, Dhūmaja, Jaṅga (or: Jangha), Vaṅga, Rājīvakokila (or: Rājīva and Kokila), Vācāṅga, Mahāṅga, Madhaureya, Surecaka, Pittala, (or: Pittata), Kācala, Śravaṇa, Mattakāsika (or: Mattavāsika), Godāva, Vakula, Vāṅga, Vaṅga, Kāmodaka and Kala.

They drink the waters of the following rviers: Suvaprā (or: Suvakṣā), Kambalā, Tāmasī, Śyāmā, Sumedhā, Bakulā (or: Bahulā), Vikīrṇā, Śikhimālā, Darbhāvati, Bhadrā, Śukanadī, Palāśā, Bhīmā, Prabhañjanā, Kāñcī, Cuśāvatī, Dakṣā, Śākavatī, Puṇyodā, Bhāratī, Brāhmī, Viśālā, Pīvarī, Kumbhakārī, Ruṣā, Mahiṣī, Mānuṣī and Daṇḍā. Such is this western mahādvīpa.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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