Ilāvṛtam

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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. Viṣṇupurāṅa 2|1|16,17,18 says , 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.” • 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.