79th meridian east
The meridian 79° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole. The 79th meridian east forms a great circle with the 101st meridian west.
Ancient India and 79th meridian
Seven ancient Shiva temples are lined up on this meridian. In ancient India, this was considered the 0 meridian.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Kara Sea Passing just west of Ushakov Island, Russia
Passing just west of Uyedineniya Island, Russia
Russia Nosok Island Kara Sea Russia Sibiryakov Island Kara Sea Yenisei Gulf Russia Kazakhstan Passing through Lake Balkhash Kyrgyzstan People's Republic of China Xinjiang Aksai Chin Disputed between India and People's Republic of China People's Republic of China Tibet Aksai Chin Disputed between India and People's Republic of China People's Republic of China Tibet India Jammu and Kashmir People's Republic of China Tibet Aksai Chin Disputed between India and People's Republic of China India Uttarakhand
Maharashtra - passing just west of Nagpur
Indian Ocean Palk Strait India Tamil Nadu Indian Ocean Southern Ocean Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by Australia
- "Kedarnath to Rameswaram Ancient Siva Temples on Straight Line". Video Must See. Retrieved 17 May 2018.