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Re: Fwd: kshetra called vasubhANDa?

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 14:02:24 PDT

At 03:41 PM 6/1/01 -0700, you wrote:
>> 
>> Dear Bhakta-s:
>> 
>> SrI ParASara BhaTTar has referred to a place, a part of this earth,
>> called vasubhANDa.  He indicates that bhagavAn is present as
>> aniruddha
>> in this place - bhUbhAge vAsubhANDAkhye nitya sannihitah sthitah. 
>> Some
>> translators have translated this as referring to a kshetra called
>> vAsubhANDa.  I would appreciate any information on what the reference
>> here is.
>> 
>> -dAsan kRshNamAcAryan

Dear Sriman Krishnamachari:

Srimad BhAgavatham describes in detail
the seven Ocean-girdled Dhveepams . 
One of the Dhveepam is Jambhu Dhveepam 
surrounded by Salty ocean.This dhveepam 
has 9 KhaNdams ( Divisions).Eacj of these KhaNDams 
have Lords and the main UpAsakaas, the manthrams 
for these Lords and their dhyAna slOkams.

Here is a sampling of the Nine Lords and their KhANDams:

1.ILAvrutham:SankarshaNa Moorthy / UpAsakar: Parama Sivan
2.BhadrAsvam: HayagrIvan/UpAsakars: Bhadrasrava Vasus
3.Harivarsham: Sri Narasimhan/PrahlAdhan
4.KethumAlam: KaamadEvan(Name for Lord NarAyanan here/
UpAsakAs: MahA Lakshmi and sambvathsara Devathias
5.Ramyakam: Matsya Moorthy/ Upasakar: Manu
6.HiraNmayam: Koorma Moorthy/ UpAsakar:Aryama ( Pithru Devathai)
7.Uttharakuru: Yaj~na Varahar/ UpAsakar: BhUmi Devi
8.Kimppurusham/Raamar, UpAsakar: HanumAn
9.Bharatham:Nara NaarAyanan/ UpAsakar: Naaradar et al
  at BhadrikAsramam

In the remaining 6 Dhveepams, the Lords worshipped are:

Plakshath : Sooryan
Saalamalam: Chandra
Kusa dhveepam: Agni
Krouncham: Appu Roopam/Jalam
Saakam: Vaayu
Pushakaram: Brahma Roopam

Vasubhandha and Aniruddha Moorthy are not mentioned 
in this listing. Aniruddhan is one of the Vyuha Moorthy.
Aniruddhan (Unobstructed ) is also the gandson of
Krishnan and son of Pradhyumnan in PurANams.You
might recall the UshA PariNayam and BaaNAsurs
Vadham. Vasubhandha might therefore be the RaajadhAni
of KrishNA's grandson , Aniruddhan.

BTW, which Sri Sookthi of ParAsara Bhattar 
did you come across this reference?

V.Sadagopan 
 


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