Pūrvavideha ［弗婆提・勝身洲］ (; Hotsubadai or Shōshin-shū): One of the four continents of the world, according to the ancient Indian worldview. Pūrvavideha is located to the east of Mount Sumeru in the outermost of the eight concentric seas surrounding the mountain, which is at the center of the world. Within Pūrvavideha, there are two large states, Deha and Videha, and five hundred smaller states. Pūrvavideha is said to be in the shape of a semicircle. See also four continents.