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    In sankalpam for tharpanam, what I should say for residing in Delhi. Meroho, Dakshineparsve ....



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    Re: Sankalpam for residents of Delhi

    Originally posted by amudhan239 View Post

    In sankalpam for tharpanam, what I should say for residing in Delhi. Meroho, Dakshineparsve ....


    Dear Sri.Aravamudhan,
    No need to change anything in sankalpam for this
    because there are lot of debates going on about the location of the Mount Meru!
    You can find it by searching google with "Location of Mount Meru"
    Below I am giving the Wikipedia reference from which if you could come to a decision follow it:
    Mount Meru
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    For other uses, see Mount Meru (disambiguation).
    Painting of Mount Meru as per Jain cosmology from Jain text Samghayanarayana loose-leaf manuscript
    Bhutanese thanka of Mount Meru and the Buddhist Universe, 19th century, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan
    A mural depicting Mt. Meru, in Wat Sakhet, Bangkok, Thailand

    Mount Meru (Sanskrit: मेरु), also called Sumeru i.e. the "Excellent Meru" and Mahameru i.e. "Great Meru", is a sacred mountain in Jain cosmology, Hindu as well as Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes. It is also the abode of Lord Brahma and the Demi-Gods (Devas).

    The mountain is said to be 84,000 Yojanas high (which is around 1,082,000 km (672,000 mi), or 85 times the Earths's diameter). Many famous Jain and Hindu temples have been built as symbolic representations of this mountain. The highest point (the finial bud) on the pyatthat, a Burmese-style multi-tiered roof, represents Mount Meru.

    For the equivalent central mountain in Buddhist cosmology, see Sumeru.

    1 Location
    1.1 Geographical
    2 Height
    3 Puranic legends
    4 Javanese legends
    5 Notes
    6 Sources
    7 See also
    8 External links

    [edit] Location

    Mount Meru of Hindu traditions has clearly mythical aspects, being described as 84,000 Yojanas high, and having the Sun along with all its planets and stars in the Solar System revolve around it as one unit.
    [edit] Geographical

    The dimensions attributed to Mount Meru, all the references to it being as a part of the Cosmic Ocean, along with several statements like that the Sun along with all the planets (including Earth itself) circumbulate the mountain, make determining its location most difficult, according to most scholars.[1][2] However, a small handful number of western scholars have tried quite hard to identify Mount Meru or Sumeru with the Pamirs, north-east of Kashmir.[3]

    The Suryasiddhanta mentions that Mt Meru lies in 'the middle of the Earth' ("bhugola-madhya") in the land of the Jambunada (Jambudvipa). Narpatijayacharyā, a 9th century text, based on mostly unpublished texts of Yāmala Tantra, mentions "Sumeruḥ Prithvī-madhye shrūyate drishyate na tu" ('Su-meru is heard to be in the middle of the Earth, but is not seen there').[4] Vārāha Mihira, in his Panch-siddhāntikā, claims Mt Meru to be at the North Pole (though no mountain exists there as well). Suryasiddhānta, however, mentions a Mt Meru in the middle of Earth, besides a Sumeru and a Kumeru at both the Poles.

    There exist several versions of Cosmology in existing Hindu texts. In one of them, cosmologically, the Meru mountain was also described as being surrounded by Mandrachal Mountain to the east, Supasarva Mountain to the west, Kumuda Mountain to the north and Kailash to the south.[5]
    [edit] Height

    One Yojana can be taken to mean about 11.5 km (9 mi) though its magnitude seems to differ over time periods. E.g. the Earth's circumference is 3,200 Yojanas according to Vārāhamihira and slightly less so in the Āryabhatiya, but is given to be 5,026.5 Yojanas in the Suryasiddhānta. The Matsya Purana and the Bhāgvata Purāna along with some other Hindu texts consistently give the height of 84,000 Yojanas to Mount Meru which translates into 672,000 miles or 1.082 million kilometers.
    [edit] Puranic legends

    Mount Meru finds mention innumerable times in Hindu lore. Some of the better-known legends are recounted here. Legends say that Mount Meru and the wind god Vayu were good friends. However, the sage Narada approached Vayu and incited him to humble the mountain. Vayu blew with full force for one full year, but Meru was shielded by Garuda with his wings (he was flying high). However, after a year Garuda took respite for some time. Thus the apex of the mountain was broken and it fell into the sea and created the island of Lanka.

    Mount Meru was said to be the residence of King Padamja Brahma in antiquity.[5]

    The Puranas and Hindu epics, often state that Surya, i.e. the sun-God, along with all its planets and stars together as one unit, circumambulate Mount Meru every day.
    [edit] Javanese legends

    This mythical mountain of gods was mentioned in Tantu Pagelaran, an Old Javanese manuscript written in Kawi language from 15th century Majapahit period. The manuscript is describing the mythical origin of Java island, and the legend of moving some parts of mount Meru to Java. The manuscript explained that Batara Guru (Shiva) has ordered the god Brahma and Vishnu to fill the Java island with human beings. However at that time Java island was floating freely on the ocean, ever tumbling and always shaking. To make the island still, the gods decided to nail the island upon the earth by moving the part of Mahameru in Jambudvipa (India) and attaching it upon Java.[6] The resulting mountain is Mount Semeru, the tallest mountain of Java.
    [edit] Notes

    ^ Sachau, Edward C. (2001). Alberuni's India. Psychology Press. p. 271. ISBN 978-0-415-24497-8.
    ^ "The Devi Bhagavatam: The Eighth Book: Chapter 15". Retrieved 2012-03-02.
    ^ The Geopolitics of South Asia: From Early Empires to the Nuclear Age, 2003, p 16, Graham P. Chapman - Social Science; The Pamirs and the Source of the Oxus, p 15, George Nathaniel Curzon; The Hindu World: An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism, 1968, p 184, Benjamin Walker - Hinduism; Ancient Indian Tradition & Mythology: Purāṇas in Translation, 1969, p 56, Jagdish Lal Shastri, Arnold Kunst, G. P. Bhatt, Ganesh Vasudeo Tagare - Oriental literature; Journal of the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute, 1928, p 38, K.R. Cama Oriental Institute - Iranian philology; The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture, 1997, p 175, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal - History; Geographical Concepts in Ancient India, 1967, p 50, Bechan Dube - India; Geographical Data in the Early Purāṇas: A Critical Study, 1972, p 2, Dr M. R. Singh - India; Studies in the Proto-history of India, 1971, p 17, Dr Dvārakā Prasāda Miśra - India.
    ^ cf. second verse of Koorma-chakra in the book Narpatijayacharyā
    ^ a b J.P. Mittal, History of Ancient India: From 7300 BC to 4250 BC, page 3
    ^ Soekmono, Dr R. (1973). Pengantar Sejarah Kebudayaan Indonesia 2. Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Penerbit Kanisius. p. 119. ISBN 979-413-290-X.

    [edit] Sources
    Further information: Jyotiṣa bibliography

    Narpatijayacharyā, commentary by Ganeshdatta Pathak, Cublished by Chowkhambha Sanskrit Sansthana, Varanasi, India, PIN-221001

    [edit] See also

    Twelve Olympians

    [edit] External links
    Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Mount Meru (mythology)

    Below is another version by another pandit

    Arjun ji,
    I have provided proofs of location of Mt Meru in numerous postings. I think you
    have not read them. Among all the ancient texts, only Suryasiddhanta gives a
    definite clue : " bhoogolamadhya " in the region of " Zamboonada " (>Zamboonadi >
    Zamboonazi > Zamboozi > Zambezi ) abounding in jewels. That region of
    Zamboodvipa has many countries like Mu-Zambique (Mu is an Arabic prefix later
    added to an older name), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo (from Zambo > Zamgo > Gongo >
    Congo), Gabon (from Zambon), etc.

    Burgess translated " bhoogolamadhya " as centre of earth globe, instead of
    bhoomadhyarekhaa, because he wanted to make a fun of Hindus by showing that
    Hindus believed in mountains and rivers inside Earth. In this light, may I
    mention that the real Mt Meru was renamed as Mt Kenya by Britishers, but could
    not rename the town Meru at the foot of that mountain, or the tribe Meru living
    around that mountain which speaks a language known as Meru ?? These tribals
    have now become Christians, and they are now being told by bishops & c that their
    ancestors came to central Africa from north (ie, Israel).

    Biologists say modern family of mankind " Homo " started nearly 4 million years
    ago in central Africa. Suryasiddhanta says last Pralaya ended 3893109 saura
    years before now. Is it a coincidence ?

    Read THIS_PAGE , which gives a practical example of weather forecasting from Mt
    Meru, by a HOD of Jyotisha of a recognized university. All past data of IMD are
    explained with 100% accuracy by means of annual horoscopes drawn from Mt Meru.
    It is astrological North Pole. It is centre of all worlds. It is the seat of
    Lord Brahmaa from where He created everything.


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