(1998). A Map of the Solar System in the Bhagavata Purana
Richard Thompson | Bhaktivedanta Institute, Alachua, FL
Thompson, Richard. "A Map of the Solar System in the Bhagavata Purana." Alachua, FL: Bhaktivedanta Institute, 1998.
The Sanskrit text Bhagavata Purana gives a detailed account of the earth as a disk, divided into a series of concentric, ring-shaped oceans and islands. This paper explores the hypothesis that the earth disk can be interpreted as a geocentric map of the solar system, showing how the planets approach and recede from the earth.