Within Bharata-varsa, there are nine khandas. They are known as (1) Aindra, (2) Kaseru, (3) Tamraparna, (4) Gabhastimat, (5) Kumarika, (6) Naga, (7) Saumya, (8) Varuna and (9) Gandharva
People from all over the universe, including the seven islands, the nine khaṇḍas, the planets of the demigods, Gandharvaloka and Kinnaraloka, would go there in the forms of human beings.
For an explanation of sapta-dvīpa, see Madhya-līlā, Chapter Twenty, verse 218, and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Fifth Canto, Chapters Sixteen and Twenty. In the Siddhānta-śiromaṇi, Chapter One (Golādhyāya), in the Bhuvana-kośa section, the nine khaṇḍas are mentioned as follows:
- aindraṁ kaśeru sakalaṁ kila tāmraparṇam
- anyad gabhastimad ataś ca kumārikākhyam
- nāgaṁ ca saumyam iha vāruṇam antya-khaṇḍaṁ
- gāndharva-saṁjñam iti bhārata-varṣa-madhye
"Within Bhārata-varṣa, there are nine khaṇḍas. They are known as (1) Aindra, (2) Kaśeru, (3) Tāmraparṇa, (4) Gabhastimat, (5) Kumārikā, (6) Nāga, (7) Saumya, (8) Vāruṇa and (9) Gāndharva."