Brahmanda Drawn to Proportion


Brahmanda Proportions – Bhu-mandala to scale

Aug 06, 2019 — BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (SUN) —

For your reference I have properly drafted a view of Bhu-mandala to scale, shown above. Following is a detail 'bird's eye view' of Brahmanda:

Brahmanda from a bird's eye view

Also provided here is a Family Tree of the Srimad Bhagavatam (in two parts, below). This Bhagavatam Family Tree is typeset at 11 point font and at 100% size measures 16' wide x 6' High. It contains approximately 3,000 names from approx 563 slokas -- all from A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami's Bhagavatam. Each name is paired-up to its sloka number.

Each part of the Family Tree is a one-page document, done on a single MS Excel spreadsheet, including over a hundred color pictures of the very same personalities discussed in the Puranas. A multi-tiered timeline is displayed, including the brahma-madhva-gaudiya-sampradaya which is shown.

The images of the two Family Tree documents immediately below, are for quick reference only. To properly view the Family Tree documents, you must view the PDF versions linked at bottom. These will expand to very large format, clearly readable PDF documents.

Family Tree of the Srimad Bhagavatam – Page 1

Family Tree of the Srimad Bhagavatam - Page 2

Family Tree of the Srimad Bhagavatam - Page 1 (PDF)

Family Tree of the Srimad Bhagavatam - Page 2 (PDF)

Technical Notes:

I started the layout of these documents in approx 1998. It took me 8 total revisions to arrive at the format as seen now, left to right.

Each revision found me cutting and pasting branches of names by hand and scotch tape. Even the 90 degree set wordage was a struggle to accept as the defacto layout.

Each revision was proof read for accuracy and inclusion of the correct Chap/Verse sloka #.

I also did a post final alteration on the time line so as to show that Ramacandra lived in the 24 Munu's epoch.

Finally, the chart as you have it is the First Galley edition, with a final proof/edit still to be done.

I am happy to give these documents away to public domain for the interest of devotees and scholars. I do consider the chart to be esoteric and best seen by those who already familiar with contents.


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