A clarification regarding planetary system?

Hare Krishna!
Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada,

It is nicely described here in the website about the 14 Loka / planetary system based on the Srimad Bhagavatam.
There it is decribed that, the Sun and the Moon are in the Higher Planetary system,

On every planet, even in the higher planetary systems, including the moon and the sun, as well as on this earth, the same principles of animal life exist.
(Srimad Bhagavatam------3:17:1------purport).

1. My questions is that, Are these two higher and Lower planetary system with respect to the Earth itself? i.e, 7 are above the earth and 7 are below the earth?

If so, will someone clarify me the fact that, the Earth is moving round the sun. So the Sun is sometimes above the earth and sometimes below the earth. So How the Sun can be always above the Earth?

2. Is a Loka (say Bhuvarloka or Svaloka) is expanded horizontally or like a circle in the universe? If it is expanded like a circle, then it could be possible for a Higher Loka to be below the Earth at certain point of time?

3. Below these lower planets by 30,000 yojanas, Se?a Naga is lying on the Garbhodaka Ocean. That ocean is 249,800,000 yojanas deep.
(Srimad Bhagavatam------5:23:9------purport).

Is the Occean is in the universe itself, means the occean is flying in the universe? Or this occean is in a Planet?

Actually I feel very hard time to understand this so when reading it raised in my mind.
I am sorry and please forgive me if I have put a wrong question.

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  • Volunteer

    1. My questions is that, Are these two higher and Lower planetary system with respect to the Earth itself? i.e, 7 are above the earth and 7 are below the earth?

    If so, will someone clarify me the fact that, the Earth is moving round the sun. So the Sun is sometimes above the earth and sometimes below the earth. So How the Sun can be always above the Earth?

    There are 14 planetary systems in one universe. So from the above down 7th are Earthly planets.

    Because Sun is not Earthly planet but heavenly it is above the Earth. 

    Sun moves very slow it is not Sun who comes below the Earth but it is Earth which travels faster. Maybe Earth moves in the shape of spiral so half year there is winter in the south and half year winter in the north. 

    This can be seen especially in the Northern part of the Earth where there is night for 6 months and day for six month.

    2. Is a Loka (say Bhuvarloka or Svaloka) is expanded horizontally or like a circle in the universe? If it is expanded like a circle, then it could be possible for a Higher Loka to be below the Earth at certain point of time?

    Lotus petal which comes out from the navel of Lord Vishnu is mount Meru. Sun moves around that mount. All other planets also move around the Sun. 

    Universe is in the shape of an egg horizontally. Half filled with water. 

    So higher planets move above the Earthly planets they never come below them.

    They are all rounded in shape. 

    Is the Occean is in the universe itself, means the occean is flying in the universe? Or this occean is in a Planet?

     

    please imagine egg filled half with water so that is Garbhodaka ocean where Lord Vishnu lies on the Shesha Naga.

    Your servant, 

  • 1. and 2. The entire model is with respect to the earth. The model that is taught in the school syllabus is with respect to the sun. So from the reference point of view it is entirely different. Please don't confuse these two models.

    3. Yes, the Garbodhaka ocean fills the bottom half of the universe. The universe has many shells or layers each ten times thicker than the other starting with the element earth and then water, fire, air and ether respectively as explained in the Bhagavatam. Therefore the ocean is neither flying nor in a planet.

  • You should post this question to @ www.thespiritualscientist.com and you will get the explanation .

    Hare Krishna , 

    Your Servant

    Suren

  • Volunteer

    For more info on cosmology - check out: http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/planetarium/

    As much as I would love to answer your questions, I'm afraid I'm far from qualified. The above link should answer some if not most of your questions. 

    Please forgive my inability to help significantly. 

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