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Ilāvṛtam – n. irayā āvṛtam (Surrounded by water). 1. Name of a varṣa among the nine varṣa-s of Jambudvīpa - trikāṇḍaśeṣa. According to the Bhāgavata, the ilāvṛta-varṣa lies surrounding the Sumeru mountain. It is bounded by Nīla mountain in the North, Niṣadha in the South, Malyavān in the West and mount Gandhamādana in the East. The son of Agnīdhra, famous by the same name ilāvṛta, inherited a varṣa called ilāvṛta from his father.  
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{{Author|M. A. Alwar}}
Viṣṇupurāṅa 2|1|16,17,18 says ,
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Trans. “Oh great sage! Agnīdhra was the ruler of Jambudvīpa. He had nine sons equalling Prajāpati-s. They were Nābhiḥ, Kiṁpuruṣaḥ, Harivarṣaḥ, Ilāvṛtaḥ, Ramyaḥ, Hiraṅvān, Kuruḥ, Bhadrāśvaḥ, and another, Ketumāla, a virtuous king.”
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Ilāvṛta is one of the nine divisions of Jambudvīpa.<ref>Jambudvīpa is one of the seven continents surrounding mount Meru.</ref> It was ruled by a king Ilāvṛtam, son of Agnīdhra.
• Notes by the editor: Ilāvṛta is one of the nine divisions of Jambudvīpa (one of the seven continents surrounding mount Meru). It was ruled by a king of the same name, son of Agnīdhra.
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==Gender==
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Ilāvṛtam is a neutral form.
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==Origin==
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It is derived from "irayā āvṛtam" which means 'Surrounded by water'.  
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==Perspective from Rishis and Purānas==
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===Ilāvṛtam As per Trikāṇḍaśeṣa===
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Ilāvṛtam is the name of a varṣa among the nine varṣas of Jambudvīpa.
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===Ilāvṛtam As per Bhāgavata===
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* The ilāvṛta-varṣa lies surrounding the Sumeru mountain.
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* It is bounded by Nīla mounain in the North, Niṣadha in the South, Malyavān in the West and mount Gandhamā[[dana]] in the East.
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* He was the son of Agnīdhra who inherited a varṣa called ilāvṛta from his father.
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===Ilāvṛtam As per Viṣṇupurāṅa===
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Viṣṇupurāṅa says:<ref>Viṣṇupurāṅa 2|1|16,17,18</ref><blockquote>“Oh great sage! Agnīdhra was the ruler of Jambudvīpa. He had nine sons equaling [[Prajāpati]]-s. They were Nābhiḥ, Kiṁpuruṣaḥ, Harivarṣaḥ, Ilāvṛtaḥ, Ramyaḥ, Hiraṅvān, Kuruḥ, Bhadrāśvaḥ, and Ketumāla.”</blockquote>
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==See also==
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*[[History of ancient geography]]
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==References==
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* Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu
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[[Category:Shabdakalpadrumah]]
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[[Category: Sacred geography]]

Latest revision as of 20:23, 16 September 2018

By M. A. Alwar


Sometimes transliterated as: Ilavrtam, IlAvRtam, Ilaavrritam


Ilāvṛta is one of the nine divisions of Jambudvīpa.[1] It was ruled by a king Ilāvṛtam, son of Agnīdhra.

Gender

Ilāvṛtam is a neutral form.

Origin

It is derived from "irayā āvṛtam" which means 'Surrounded by water'.

Perspective from Rishis and Purānas

Ilāvṛtam As per Trikāṇḍaśeṣa

Ilāvṛtam is the name of a varṣa among the nine varṣas of Jambudvīpa.

Ilāvṛtam As per Bhāgavata

  • The ilāvṛta-varṣa lies surrounding the Sumeru mountain.
  • It is bounded by Nīla mounain in the North, Niṣadha in the South, Malyavān in the West and mount Gandhamādana in the East.
  • He was the son of Agnīdhra who inherited a varṣa called ilāvṛta from his father.

Ilāvṛtam As per Viṣṇupurāṅa

Viṣṇupurāṅa says:[2]
“Oh great sage! Agnīdhra was the ruler of Jambudvīpa. He had nine sons equaling Prajāpati-s. They were Nābhiḥ, Kiṁpuruṣaḥ, Harivarṣaḥ, Ilāvṛtaḥ, Ramyaḥ, Hiraṅvān, Kuruḥ, Bhadrāśvaḥ, and Ketumāla.”

See also

References

  1. Jambudvīpa is one of the seven continents surrounding mount Meru.
  2. Viṣṇupurāṅa 2|1|16,17,18
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu