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Title: 20 Chp Vishnu Purana about Navadvipa
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-16 18:16:12
bharatasyasya varshasya nava bhedan nisamayah;
indradvipah kaserus ca, tamraparnau gabhastiman.
nagadvipas tatha saumyo, gandharvastha varuna;
ayam tu navamas* tesham, dvipah sagara sambhritah.
yojananam sahashrantu, dvipoh ayam dakshinottaram.
In the Vishnu Purana (2.3.6-7) it stated:† “Please hear about the nine islands of Bharata-varsha, known as Indradvipa, Kaseru, Tamraparna, Gabhastiman, Nagadvipa, Saumya, Gandharva, Varuna, and the ninth, Navadvipa*, which is situated near the ocean in the midst of the other eight islands. Navadvipa extends 1,000 yojanas from north to south.”