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But I want to know form scripture point of view, who holds the earth/bhumi? Chapter 15 of Umasamhita of Shiva Purana says Adi Sesha holds the Earth. तस्याधारः स्थितो नागः स च विष्णुः प्रकीर्तितः। ब्रह्मणो वचसो हेतोबिभर्तिं सकलं त्विदम्।।११।। Sesa is the base of the globe, who is also called Visnu, who according to Brahma preserves the universe....


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The story is full of twist and turns. I will give the information i know. It is very interesting. To know more about the story, you should know the god Tvastar. Tvastar is referred as the god who created sky and the earth, created different creatures. He created different objects like the soma cup that was used to drink soma (a vedic ritual drink), created ...


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Here are scriptural sources that describe different kinds of animals supporting the Earth: World Elephants: In the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana, Indra steals the horse of Ashwamedha Yagna of Rama's ancestor Sagara, and so Sagara tells his sons to dig the Earth to find the horse, as described in this chapter of the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana: "Let the earth ...


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Apart from the puranas the theory of earth being supported or upholded by four elephents is mentioned in "Brihatsamhita" by Varaha-Mihira". Chapter 32 " Bhukampa Laxan Adhyay , Signs of an earthquake. क्षितिकंम्पमाहुरेके बृहदन्तर्जलनिवासिसत्वकृतम् । भूभारखिन्नदिग्गजविश्रामसमुद्भवं चान्ये ॥१॥ Some hold that an earth-quake is caused by huge ...


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Only Richa 4.17.4 from mentioned Richas in question is dedicated to Indra but there seems some translation issue. Here is the Richa in Sanskrit and it's word-to-word translation by Arya Sahitya Mandala: Richas 1.164.33 and 1.191.6 are no where related to Indra, even your source also doesn't say that they are dedicated to Indra. So they are not talking ...


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There must some Puranic stories saying something or the other. But in Vedas its clearly stated that its truth that upholds or supports the earth. So I am only answering the following question of yours. But I want to know form scripture point of view, who holds the earth/bhumi? satyena uttabhita bhumihi. ........ The earth is supported by the ...


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