Monday, January 27, 2014

Devas live in the North Pole !!!!

Bhaskaracharya's treatise on astronomy called Siddhanta Siromani while describing the earth says :

लङ्का कुमध्ये यमकोटिरस्याः प्राक् पश्चिमे रोमकपत्तनं च ।
अधस्ततः सिद्धपुरं सुमेरुः सौम्येऽथ याम्ये वडवानलश्च ॥
कुवृत्तपादान्तरितानि तानि स्थानानि षड्गोलविदो वदन्ति ।

वसन्ति मेरौ सुरसिद्धसङ्घा और्वे च सर्वे नरकाः सदैत्याः ॥

Lanka is situated in the middle of the earth ( equator ). Yamakoti is on the east of Lanka and Romakapattanam to the west. Siddhapuram is undeneath ( on the other side of earth ). Sumeru is to the north and Vadavnala to the south. The distance between any two adjoining places is one fourth the circumference of the earth in the opinion of scholars of Geography. In Sumeru live all the devas and Siddhas and in  Vadavanala are the daityas,

Going by this description, Sumeru is the North Pole and Vadavanala the South Pole.

Another interesting point is that

रवेश्चक्रभोगोऽर्कवर्षं प्रदिष्टं द्युरात्रं च देवासुराणां तदेव ।

One solar year is one 'day and night' for the devas and asuras. Devas and Asuras have six month long day and six month long night. The day in the North Pole and South pole is six month long and so is the night. The sun rises in the North Pole around March 19th and sets around September 24th every year. While it is day in the North Pole, it is night in the South Pole.

In Mahabharath, the journey of the pandavas towards heaven is described as a northbound one beyond Himalayas.

Those princes proceeding to the north, crossed Himavat, that very large mountain. then a vast desert of sand. They then saw the mighty mountain Meru, the foremost of all high-peaked mountains. '

It should be possible to trace this journey from Rishikesh to Meru in the North Pole through the deserts beyond Himalayas.