Dvipantara-Myth or Reality?

plutoboyz

Ad Honorem
Sep 2009
5,436
Hinterland
Anyone know about this? so far, I know Dvipantara is earliest record about Indonesian kingdom. but I can't found anything in internet.

Thanks.
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
You may alreay have some of this stuff Pluto, but I hope this helps a little.


Vaishnavism of Suvarnabhumi and Nusantara (Indonesia)

Indonesia once was part of The Greater India or Suvarnabhumi. The Hindus for centuries called her Dvipantara, “the islands between”, perhaps extended from Jambudvipa (modern Indian subcontinent) to Astralaya (Australia in archaic Javanese). The Indonesians, especially Javanese and Balinese Hindus, also use the name Nusantara for this magnificent archipelago, which has same meaning as Dvipantara in Kavi language (a Sanskritized Ancient Javanese language, may be seven out of ten words was Sanskrit).
http://vasuntara.blogspot.com/2009/06/prayers-to-lord-ramacandra-in-javanese.html

It is also mentioned in the Ramayana, but good luck pinpointing that epic without doing more research:
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rama/index.htm

Dvipantara is synonymous with Nusantara, so maybe a wider search on Nusantara might help:
http://www.mail-archive.com/ppiindia@yahoogroups.com/msg56923.html
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
There is a multitude of books about Nusantara on GoogleBooks, but alas, not a single free preview I could find.