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Gaṇitānanda pp 119-128 | Cite as

Circumference of the Jambūdvīpa in Jaina Cosmography

  • K. RamasubramanianEmail author
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Abstract

In Jain cosmography, the periphery of the Jambu Island is taken to be a circle of diameter 100,000 yojanas. The circumference of a circle of this size, as stated in Jain canonical and geographical works like the Anuyogadvāra-sūtra and Triloka-sāra etc. is equal to 316227 yojanas, 3 krośas, 128 daṇḍas and \(13\frac{1}{2}\) aṅgulas nearly.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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