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Commentaries on 5th Canto Bhagavatam Cosmology

Commentaries on 5th Canto Bhagavatam Cosmology
$52.00
Item Code: IDK585
Author: Vaisnava Acaryas, Edited by DanavirGoswami
Publisher: Kansas City Rupanuga Vedic College Missouri
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 9781934405000
Pages: 856
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.3" X 6.3"
weight of the book: 1.325 kg
Back of the Book

The structure of the universe and calculations of planetary movements have been a matter of great interest to many ancient civilizations. The Vedic scriptures give ample evidence of this interest. The ancient calculations give similar results to modern methods. Whereas the Vedic description of the structure of the universe differs greatly from the modern conception. Some persons will thus reject the Vedic conception as imaginary. At least some explanation for the difference seems needed. This can only be done by first examining the available scriptures on this subject to obtain accurate knowledge of the conceptions. Since the Bhagavatam devotes many chapters to the structure of the universe, Bhagavatam should be studied. Thus the translation of the various commentaries on the chapters dealing with this subject is valuable. The present publication of these commentaries is a major step to help us properly understand the Vedic conception of the universe and based upon this, we can attempt to correlate it with modern conceptions, or let it stand on its own merits. That will be left for the reader to judge.

Foreword

The structure of the universe and calculations of planetary movements have been a matter of great interest to many ancient civilizations. The Vedic scriptures give ample evidence of this interest. The ancient calculations give similar results to modern methods, whereas the Vedic description of the structure of the universe differs greatly from the modern conception. Some persons will thus reject the Vedic conception as imaginary. At least some explanation for the difference seems needed. This can only be done by first examining the available scriptures on this subject to obtain accurate knowledge of the conceptions since the Bhagavatam devotes many chapters to the structure of the universe, Bhagavatam should be studied. Thus the translation of the various commentaries on the chapters dealing with this subject is valuable. The present publication of the se commentaries is a major step to help us properly understand the Vedic conception of the universe and based upon this, we can attempt to correlate it with modern conception, or let it stand on its own merits. That will be left for the reader to judge.

Contents

Introductionix
Acknowledgementsxvi
1Description of Jambudvipa1
2The Descent of the River Ganges73
3The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa139
4A Description of the island of Jambudvipa273
5Studying the Structure of the Universe371
6The Movements of the Sun467
7The Orbits of the Planets517
8The Sisumara Planetary Systems557
9The Subterranean Heavenly Planets583
10The Glories of Lord Ananta657
11Description of the Hellish Planets695

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