Eight subcontinents

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Eight subcontinents (Tib. gling phran brgyad) - there are two subcontinents for each of the four continents which surround Mount Meru according to the cosmology of the Abhidharma. The eight subcontinents are:

  1. Deha
  2. Videha
  3. Camara
  4. Aparacamara
  5. Satha
  6. Uttaramantrina
  7. Kurava
  8. Kaurava