#Jambudweepa is generally understood as the name of ancient India rich with Jambol trees. But is is not so. Jamba means a bear. It is apparent that after Vaijayantam was abandoned by its inhabitants and the city was infested with wild bears by the end of Treta Yuga. That is why the place was referred to as Rukshabilam in Ramayanam. And it would not be an exaggeration to say that the present day epithet of India as Jambudweepa / Jambudwipa derived its name from the erstwhile Rikshabilam of Ramayana, which must be the cave of Jambavanta of Mahabharata.
(The following texts are extracts from Chapter 15, Vaijayantam in author's BOOK: "A Tribute to the Ancient World of India")
And given the references in Ramayana and elsewhere, the city of Vaijayanatam should be the Golden city of Tripura fame built by Maya. But let us not mistakenly think that the city was rich in gold. But we have to understand that this city was rich as gold in terms of Divinity measured in the scale of Sanatana Dharma.
Let us look at the following hymn,
ब्रह्मास्य शीर्षं बृहदस्य पृष्ठं वामदॆव्यमुदरमॊदनस्य
छन्दांसि पक्षौ मुखमस्य सत्यं विष्टारी जातस्तपसॊ धि यज्ञः
brahmAsya SIrShaM bRuhadasya pRuShThaM vAmadEvyamudaramOdanasya
ChandAMsi pakShau muKamasya satyaM viShTArI jAtastapasO dhi yaj~jaH
(Sloka 853, sUkta 34,kaaMDa 4)
Above Sloka says that SatyalOka is the face of Yajna of Panchaudana. So Yaj~ja rituals should have originated in Vaijayantam of Matsyaraajya only.
During Mahabharata times there are three historical people related to the name of Krishna. They are Lord Krishna, Draupadi and Veda #Vyasa. Name of Lord Krishna is well known. Draupadi is also called as Krishna . Whereas Veda Vyasa is called as Krishna Dwaipayana (Son of Krishna Dwipa). . . . . .
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