Geographical data beyond Jaya in the Mahābhārata
When we analyze the geographical data in the whole of Mahābhārata beyond the Jaya portion, we will be able to find out the data distribution in each book (Parva) of Mahābhārata. Each noun found in Mahābhārata is analyzed and it is classified as the name of a place, such as a village, town, city, pilgrim places (tīrthastāna), province, kingdom, region etc.) or as the name of a river, lake, mountain, mountain peak, forest or sea. The spectral analysis of each of these nouns are also done. This will show how many times these noun is repeated in each of the 18 books of the Māhābharata. This entire data is published in the author’s site AncientVoice.
Data on the villages towns and cities mentioned in the Mahābhārata
Around 100 names of Villages, Towns and Cities are analyzed
Data on the forests mentioned in the Mahābhārata
Around 30 forests are identified and analyzed.
Data on the lakes mentioned in the Mahābhārata
Around 30 lakes are identified and analyzed.
Data on the mountain ranges and peaks in the Mahābhārata
Around 80 mountain ranges and peaks are identified and analyzed. Only a part of it are shown below.
Data on the geographical regions in the Mahābhārata
Around 60 geographical regions are identified and analyzed. Only a part of it are shown below.
Data on the Tīrthas in the Mahābhārata
Around 300 Tīrthastānās (pilgrim places) are identified and analyzed. Only a part of it are shown below.
Data on the Kingdoms in the Mahābhārata
Around 80 kingdoms are identified and analyzed. Only a part of it are shown below.
Detailed Maps of Bhāratavarsha
Based on the analysis of these extensive geographical data, detailed maps of Bhāratavarsha are created at province level of details and at village, towns and city level of details. All of these are published in the author’s website AncientVoice and uploaded as reference maps in Wikipedia. The first set of maps is published in 2004 and the second set of maps in 2007.
The paper was presented as part of the Mahābhārata Manthan International Conference Delhi – July 19th to 21st, 2017.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi is the founder of the Website AncientVoice which contains 23500 pages on Mahabharata,Ramayana, the four Vedas and Vishnu Purana. It contains ancient India maps, analysis articles, lineage maps, the full text of English translation of these texts in Wikified form with 7000 plus nouns analysed creating huge information networks of Indic texts. The author additionally hosts websites like Naalanda, Takshasila and RecentVoice, focusing on Greek, Avestan and Tamil literature. He was a former ISRO scientist (2001-2006) and an artist who loves to paint events from Mahabharata.