Asia. The first part being an accurate description of Persia, and the several provinces thereof : the vast empire of the Great Mogol, and other parts of India, and their several kingdoms and regions : with the denominations and descriptions of the cities, towns, and places of remark therein contain'd : the various customs, habits, religion, and languages of the inhabitants : their political governments, and way of commerce : also the plants and animals peculiar to each country
Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.

Matsjas or Matx Altar, the First.

*BRamma, who is represented sitting on a Water-Lilly, with four Heads, and as many Arms, and resides in the Air, hath the charge of the Vedam or Law-Book, which the Giant Sancasoor, otherwise call'd Bhensasar, taking from him, dived with them into the Sea; whereupon, Bramma complain'd to Mahadeu, or Wistnow, and desir'd his Assistance; who granting his Request, descended into the Sea in the shape of a Fish, and swam through the Ocean, to find out the Giant Sancasoor, whom he slew, and brought back the Book of the Law to Bramma; where∣with Matx Altar, which had lasted 2500 Years, ended.