Description of Ketumala ||44||
1Suta said: The natural characteristics of the Bhadrasvas have been narrated precisely. Now Listen to a detailed description of Ketumala.
2-3It behoves you to hear in detail the description of the seven principal mountain ranges, countries and rivers in particular, situated in all the quarters to the west of the western lordly mountain Nisadha.
4The seven ranges of Kulaparvatas axe Visala, Kambala, Kysna, Jayanta, Hariparvata, Asoka and Vardhamana.
5There are other hills by hundreds, thousands and crores of other massive and extensive mountains, the offshoots of the seven ranges of Kulaparvatas.
6In and near them, there are lands and kingdoms where people of various castes and creeds dwell and which are governed by many rulers.
7They are famous on the earth, well-known by their names and valour. They are embellished (as it were) by the praises of their exploits (sung) by the people of the country they occupy.
8Their kingdoms are established on even and uneven lands among mountains. They are known by their own respective and varied names.
9-15The nationalities are: Gomanusya, Kopataka, Tatsukhas, Bhramara, Yutha, Maheya, Acalakutaka, Sumaula, Stavaka, Kraunca, Krshnariga, Manipunjaka, Kutakambala, Mausiya, Samudrantaraka, Karambhava, Kuca, Sveta, Suvarna- kataka, Subha, Svetanga, Krshnapada, Viha, Kapilakarnika, Atyakarala, Gojvala, Hinana, Vanapataka, Mahisa, Kumudabha, Karavata, Sahotkaca, Sukanasas, Mahanasa, Vanasa, Gaja- bhumika, Karanja, Manjama, Vaha, Kiskindi, Pandubhumika, Kubera, Dhumaja, Jariga, Vanga, Rajiva, Kokila, Vacanga, Mahanga, Madhaureya, Surecaka, Pittala, Kacala, Sravana, Mattakasika, Godava, Bakula, Vanga, Vangaka, Modaka and Kala.
16These blessed people drink the holy waters of the river Suvapra resorted to by Nagas.
17-23They also drink the waters of the rivers Kambala, Tamasi, Syama, Sumedha, Bakula, Vikirna,Sikhimala, Darbha- vati, Bhadra, Sukanadi, Palasa, Bhima, Prabhanjana, Kanci, Kusavati, Daksha, Sakavati, Punyoda, Candravati, Sumula, Rsabha, Samudramala, Campavati, Ekaksa, Puskala, Vaha, Suvarna, Nandini, Kalindi, Bharati, Sitoda, Patika, Brahmi, Visala, Pivari, Kumbhakari, Rusa, Mahisi, Manusi and Danda. These are excellent rivers frequented by Devas, Siddhas and sages. Their waters are holy and auspicious and they dispel sins.
24The land is flourishing with various countries. It is beautified by great rivers. It is full of many gems and jewels. It is perpetually rejoicing and splendid.
25The whole continent is prosperous with wealth, food grains, and other articles and abodes of human beings spread all around. This is the abode of pious persons. Thus the natural characteristics of Ketumala have been narrated to you.