The emperor of Krauncha was Dyutirnan. It had seven boundary mountains, each in succession twice as lofty as the one preceding it. The names of the mountains are Kraunch, Pavan, Devavrit, Devishtha, Devanand, Govind and Pundareek. There are also six prominent rivers flowing in this island--Gauri, Kumudwati, Ratri, Manojava, Khyati and Pundarika. Kraunch dweepa is surrounded by an ocean of clarified butter on all its sides.
The residents of this place inhabited there without apprehension, associating with the bands of divinities. The Brahmans living there were called Pushkaras, the Kshatriyas, Pushkalas and the Vaishyas were termed as Dhanyas. The Sudras inhabiting in Krauncha was called Trishyas.
The Hindu mythology believes that the seven dwipas represent the earth and the six other invisible companion worlds. Jambu Dwipa represents the earth and the Plaksha, Salmala, Kusa, Krauncha, Saka, and Pushkara symbolizes the six higher and invisible globes of the planetary chain.
The seven dwipas together also corresponds to the geographical continents of the seven great root-races and even to the dry-land divisions of the earth during the period of one root-race. Thus, Krauncha Dwipa corresponds to the fifth root-race continent.
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