|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.16
dvīpa-varṣa-samudrāṇām — of the continents, great islands and oceans; giri-nadī — of the mountains and rivers; upavarṇanam — the detailed description; jyotiḥ-cakrasya — of the celestial sphere; saḿsthānam — the arrangement; pātāla — of the subterranean regions; naraka — and of hell; sthitiḥ — the situation.
The Bhāgavatam gives an elaborate description of the earth's continents, regions, oceans, mountains and rivers. Also described are the arrangement of the celestial sphere and the conditions found in the subterranean regions and in hell.
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