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Sūryadvīpa, aka: Surya-dvipa; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Sūryadvīpa can be transliterated into English as Suryadvipa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Sūryadvīpa (सूर्यद्वीप).—Name of a celestial region (dvīpa) situated to the north of Kuruvarṣa, covering a hundred yojanas, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 84. From the mountain in the middle of this region arises a river named Sūryāvartā. Kuruvarṣa is the name of a region (varṣa) situated near the Triśṛṅga peak

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

about this context:

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

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Sūryadvīpa (सूर्यद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka), encircled by the ocean named Sūryasamudra (or simply Sūrya), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born. Sūryadvīpa is also known as plainly Sūrya.

Sūryadvīpa is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.

Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism

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