Are Prabhupada’s Books Been Changed To Support The Flat Earth Theory?

It seems that one particular purport from Srila Prabhupada’s original Srimad Bhagavatam has been changed to support the flat earth theory,


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NOTE: The text in red is totally missing from the changed book, there are also other sections added to the changed book note mentioned by Prabhupada in the original:

TRANSLATION: Mahārāja Parīkṣit then conquered all parts of the earthly planet-Bhadrāśva, Ketumāla, Bhārata, the northern Kuru, Kimpuruṣa, etc.-and exacted tributes from their respective rulers.

PURPORT: Bhadrāśva: It is an island near Meru Parvata. There is a description of this island in the Mahābhārata (Bhīṣma parva 7.16-18). The description was narrated by Sañjaya to Dhṛtarāṣṭra.

Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira also conquered this island, and thus the province was included within the jurisdiction of his empire. Mahārāja Parīkṣit was formerly declared to be the emperor of all lands ruled by his grandfather, but still he had to establish his supremacy while he was out of his capital to exact tribute from such states.

Ketumāla: This earth planet is divided into seven parts, and according to others it is divided into nine parts. This earth is called Jambūdvīpa and is divided into nine varṣas. Bhārata-varṣa is one of the above mentioned nine varṣas. Such varṣas are known as continents in the modern geographical context. Ketumāla is described as one of the above varṣas. It is said that in this varṣa, women are the most beautiful. This varṣa was conquered by Arjuna also. A description of this part of the world is available in the Mahābhārata (Sabhā Parva 286.32-33).

It is said that this part of the world is situated on the western side of the Meru Parvata, and the inhabitants of this province used to live up to ten thousands of years (Bhīṣma Parva 6.16.31-32). Human beings living in this part of the globe are of golden color, and the women resemble the angels of heaven. The inhabitants are free from all kinds of diseases and grief.

Bhārata-varṣa: This part of the world is also one of the nine varṣas of the Jambūdvīpa, or earthly planet. Each planet is also sometimes called a dvīpa because of its being an island in the fathomless outer space. Each planet is factually an island in the airy ocean of outer space. Jambūdvīpa is only one of such countless islands in this airy ocean of space. A description of Bhārata-varṣa is given in the Mahābhārata (Bhīṣma Parva, Chapters 9-10).

Uttarāḥ: According to Śrīdhara Svāmī these parts of the world are called Ilāvṛta-varṣa, or the mediterranean countries of Europe. The description of the Ilāvṛta-varṣa is given in the Mahābhārata (Sabhā Parva 28.7-8) as follows:

nagarāṁś ca vanāṁś caiva
nadīś ca vimalodakāḥ
puruṣān deva-kalpāṁś ca
nārīś ca priya-darśanāḥ
adṛṣṭa-pūrvān subhagān
sa dadarśa dhanañjayaḥ
sadanāni ca śubhrāṇi
nārīś cāpsarasāṁ nibhāḥ

It is twice mentioned here that the women are beautiful, and some of them are equal to the apsarās, or heavenly women. Therefore the countries mentioned are round about the Mediterranean coast.

Kimpuruṣa-varṣa: It is stated to be situated beyond the northern side of Darjelling Dhavala Giri and probably may be a country like Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and China. These parts of the world were also conquered by Arjuna (Sabhā Parva 28.1-2). The Kimpuruṣas are descendants of the daughter of Dakṣa. When Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira performed a horse sacrifice, the inhabitants of these countries were also present to take part in the festival, and they paid tributes to the Emperor. This part of the world is called Kimpuruṣa-varṣa, or sometimes the Himalayan provinces (Himavatī). It is said that Śukadeva Gosvāmī was born in these Himalayan provinces, and he came to Bhārata-varṣa after crossing the Himalayan countries.

In other words, Mahārāja Parīkṣit conquered all the world, namely all the continents adjoining all the seas and oceans in all directions, namely the eastern, western, northern and southern parts of the world.





Author: Mukunda dasa

I desire to fully surrender my life and soul to Srila Prabhupada. Then I can become instrumental in assisting him with his mission of delivering all the conditioned souls to the shelter of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and Sri Sri Radha Krishna.

17 Replies to “Are Prabhupada’s Books Been Changed To Support The Flat Earth Theory?

  1. Thank you very much for bringing this to attention prabhuji.
    Who knows what else has been changed, I hope AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s original text still exist with you.

  2. Excellent findings prabhu.

    In my speculation, I think the places which have been omitted from Swami Prabhupada’s original text, just the place where Aryans inhabited or those places must be related to Aryans.

    I don’t know. I am confused, What is your take on this??? why do you think (((they))) have omitted these places which Swami Prabhupada mentioned????

    Please reply

  3. ISKCON is Entirely against flat earth….just look at the vedic planetarium…
    They even have their big “intellectual” men trying to refute Mayesvara prabhus findings on a flat motionless plane in relation to what the Vedas says.

    So who would be inserting these things? It doesnt make sense…
    Some mandela effect phenomenon? Because it certainly is NOT kikecon.

  4. ISKCON is Entirely against flat earth….just look at the vedic planetarium…
    They even have their big “intellectual” men trying to refute Mayesvara prabhus findings on a flat motionless plane in relation to what the Vedas says.

    So who would be inserting these things? It doesnt make sense…
    Some mandela effect phenomenon? Because it certainly is NOT kikecon.

  5. Earth can’t be flat as there are flights from Auckland to Santiago de Chile that lasts 12 hours. It could not be possible if the earth was flat. FE is PsyOp. The fact that Antarctica is a kind of taboo area is related to the Aryan base there, not that it would be the end of the flat earth.

  6. Sir, ISKCON themselves propagate global earth, not flat earth. Have a look at this channel:

    Other devotees/people do support flat earth, could you comment on these video’s please?

    Also, this devotee (Dhrutakarma Dasa) says it is about levels of consciousness:

    Could you please comment per channel/video?

    I thank you in advance and for your service.

    Hare Krishna!

  7. Prabhu, you can answer one thing. My ex wife has austrian blood, she has a very aryan appearance. but I recently saw a picture of her with reptile eyes. Has she become a naga? Incredible, she is a police officer. Maybe strange things are happening with these people. Hare. What you think ? Since I live in Brazil, Prabhupada spoke about a lot of nagas living here.

  8. Lets hear what Srila Prabhupada says when asked SPECIFICALLY the shape of the earth….

    If it is like a tree, then these things can be as dvīpa, island.
    Morning Walk — March 18, 1976, Mayapura:
    Satsvarūpa: Śrīla Prabhupāda, are the planets shaped liked balls or more like plates? Because it’s, it’s hard to understand, ’cause they’re called dvīpas, “islands.” Their roundness is the roundness of a plate or like a ball?
    Prabhupāda: Which one?

    Satsvarūpa: The earth planet?

    Prabhupāda: If it is like a tree, then these things can be as dvīpa, island.

    Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Wow. You know…

    Prabhupāda: Eh?

    Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: The scientists are getting smashed to bits by your statements, Śrīla Prabhupāda. This destroys their whole theory. Orbs, round spheres. I think that this Māyāpur building, we must build a big planetarium in it.

    Flight patterns actually prove a flat earth… I can prove this as well..

    Mukunda prabh, ive always followed your work….but if you cannot understand this subject matter you run the risk of being written into obscurity…atleast with myself and fellow Prabhupadanuga comrades… We cant understand how you are defending the kikes cosmology over the truth.

    The jews are pushing for the kike ancient monkey spinny ball model for the vedic planetarium concept…

    Which includes evolution…big bang… All that bullshit.

    Please try to over come your current predicament.

    Your concerned fan
    -janardana das

    1. To say that Bhu mandala only refers to Jambudvipa planet is false. The Bhu mandala is a PLANETARY system. Hence, PLANETARY system has to have PLANETS in it:

      Sometimes the PLANETS in outer space are called islands. We have experience of various types of islands in the ocean, and similarly the various planets, divided into fourteen lokas, are islands in the ocean of space. As Priyavrata drove his chariot behind the sun, he created seven different types of oceans and planetary systems, which altogether are known as Bhū–maṇḍala, or Bhūloka. In the Gāyatrī mantra, we chant, oṁ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tat savitur vareṇyam. Above the Bhūloka planetary system is Bhuvarloka, and above that is Svargaloka, the heavenly planetary system. All these planetary systems are controlled by Savitā, the sun-god. By chanting the Gāyatrī mantra just after rising early in the morning, one worships the sun-god.

      Link to this page:

      Note: There ARE other earthly planets ALSO: not only just one earth planet Jambudvipa. The reference to the seven Islands(dvipas) are explained further on to refer to PLANETS.

      TEXT 2


      My dear Lord, the rolling wheels of Mahārāja Priyavrata’s chariot created seven ditches, in which the seven oceans came into existence. Because of these seven oceans, Bhū-maṇḍala is divided into seven islands. You have given a very general description of their measurement, names and characteristics. Now I wish to know of them in detail. Kindly fulfill my desire.

      Link to this page:

      Note: Sapta dvipa (seven Islands) sapta means seven – are described here as PLANETS:

      Seated on His chariot with Arjuna, Kṛṣṇa began to proceed north, crossing over many planetary systems. THESE ARE DESCRIBED IN THE ŚRĪMAD-BHĀGAVATAM AS SAPTA–DVĪPA. Dvīpa means island. ALL THESE PLANETS are sometimes described in the Vedic literature as dvipas. THE PLANET ON WHICH WE ARE LIVING IS CALLED JAMBŪDVĪPA. Outer space is taken as a great ocean of air, and within that great ocean of air there are many islands, which are the different planets. IN EACH AND EVERY PLANET THERE ARE OCEANS ALSO. In some of the PLANETS, the oceans are of salt water, and in some of them there are oceans of milk. In others there are oceans of liquor, and in others there are oceans of ghee or oil. There are different kinds of mountains also. Each and every planet has a different type of atmosphere.

      Link to this page:

    2. Anda means it is egg-shaped, round, egg-shaped. Therefore it is called anda, brahmanda. Bhu-gola. Gola means round. I have heard that before the science, the people were under the impression that this world is square. Is it not?
      Devotees: Flat.
      Prabhupada: Flat. Flat, yes. But in the Vedic sastra, millions of years ago it is mentioned: bhu-gola. Gola means round. Just see. And these rascals say that formerly people were not so intelligent. They are intelligent because they are thinking that this world is flat. And those who have spoken millions of years ago, “It is round,” they will have less intelligence. Just see. Bhu, gola. Gola means round. Bhu-gola. Similarly, jagad-anda. Abda means round, just like egg. Anda means egg. Jagad-anda. This universe is egg-shaped. And we can see also, the sky is round. This is the wall of this universe.

      Prabhupada Lecture Bhagavad-gita 1.43 London, July 30, 1973

    3. Real enjoyer or proprietor is Krsna. Bhoktaram yajna-tapasam sarva-loka-mahesvaram. He’s the proprietor. Sarva loka, not only of this loka, earthly planet, but there are innumerable planets within this universe and there are innumerable universes also, not one universe. Yasya prabha prabhavato jagad-anda-koti. Jagad-anda means universe. It is just like egg shape. anda. You can see this universe, the sky is…, horizon. So it is just like egg shape. ALL THE PLANETS AND THE UNIVERSES, THEY ARE EGG SHAPED.
      Prabhupada Lecture Bhagavad-gita 13.8-12 Bombay, September 30, 1973
      Jagad-anda means… Anda, it is round. Anda means egg shape. WE DON’T SAY IT IS FLAT. SASTRA NEVER SAYS, “FLAT.” Then you correct, “No, no, it is not flat. It is round.” This is sastra. Long, long years, in the beginning, it was called round, anda. Goloka, go, Goloka, BHURLOKA. GOLOKA MEANS ROUND. GOLOKA VRNDAVANA. EVERYTHING IS ROUND. So jagad-anda. Anda, anda means egg shape. Jagad-anda-koti. The each and every universe is egg shape; it is covered.
      Prabhupada lecture Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.28.21 Nairobi, November 1, 1975


      It was not a metaphor, even though describing the world as being reflected in the anatomy of the eye certainly is. (To read more about talmudic astronomy and the path of the sun around the flat earth, see here.) THE RABBIS OF THE TALMUD WERE FOLLOWING A LONG HELD BELIEF THAT THE WORLD IS FLAT, which we can trace all the way back to the earliest known map, found in Babylon and made in the 6th century BCE. It shows a flat, disk like earth surrounded by waters. And that is the picture most people had, because, well, that’s what it looks like to us. But that changed when the great Greek mathematician and astronomer Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth, a figure that was within about 10% of its true value.

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