by G.V. Tagare | 1958 | 319,243 words | ISBN-10: 8120838246 | ISBN-13: 9788120838246
This page describes notes on the fourteen worlds of the English translation of the Brahmanda Purana: one of the oldest puranas including common Puranic elements such as cosmogony, genealogy, ethics, geography and yoga. Traditionally, the Brahmandapurana is said to consist of 12,000 verses metrical Sanskrit verses.
These notes are extracted from the Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa chapter 1.2.20.
The Cosmic Egg consists of fourteen worlds arranged vertically as follows:
I. The Upper Regions:
II. The Middle Region:
III. The Lower Regions or Nether-worlds:
All these are supported by Lord Śeṣa, the Serpent-King.
These lower regions are not dark or devoid of sunlight. They are full of light and have the affluence and comforts of the world of gods. Cf. Bh. P.V.24, VP.V.2. Vā. P. 50.1-54.