(Salmalidvipa) is found in the Vishnu Purana. It is one among the important
seven islands (dvipa). This is a huge island and is surrounded on four sides by
sugarcane juice. (Some texts claim that the island is surrounded by sura
(liquor). Salmali Island
There are seven mountains in the
They provide shelter to various living beings including human beings. The seven
mountains separate the island into seven regions and they contain rare trees,
creepers, plants, flowers and herbs. It is also said that the mountains have
huge deposits of precious stones. Salmali Island
There are seven holy rivers in the Salmalidvipa – Yoni, Toya, Vitrna, Chandra, Mukta, Vimochani and Nirvrti. It is said that merely remembering the name of the rivers will give redemption from sins.
The people in the island worship Vishnu in the form of Vayu (wind god).
The island takes the name from a tree which grows here known as Salmali. It is said that the tree provides comfort to the mind.