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eṣāṁ madhye ilāvṛtaṁ nāmābhyantara-varṣaṁ yasya nābhyām avasthitaḥ sarvataḥ sauvarṇaḥ kula-giri-rājo merur dvīpāyāma-samunnāhaḥ karṇikā-bhūtaḥ kuvalaya-kamalasya mūrdhani dvā-triṁśat sahasra-yojana-vitato mūle ṣoḍaśa-sahasraṁ tāvat āntar-bhūmyāṁ praviṣṭaḥ.
Word for word:
eṣām — all these divisions of Jambūdvīpa; madhye — among; ilāvṛtam nāma — named Ilāvṛta-varṣa; abhyantara-varṣam — the inner division; yasya — of which; nābhyām — in the navel; avasthitaḥ — situated; sarvataḥ — entirely; sauvarṇaḥ — made of gold; kula-giri-rājaḥ — the most famous among famous mountains; meruḥ — Mount Meru; dvīpa-āyāma-samunnāhaḥ — whose height is the same measurement as the width of Jambūdvīpa; karṇikā-bhūtaḥ — existing as the pericarp; kuvalaya — of this planetary system; kamalasya — like a lotus flower; mūrdhani — on the top; dvā-triṁśat — thirty-two; sahasra — thousand; yojana — yojanas (eight miles each); vitataḥ — expanded; mūle — at the base; ṣoḍaśa-sahasram — sixteen thousand yojanas; tāvat — so much; āntaḥ-bhūmyām — within the earth; praviṣṭaḥ — entered.
Amidst these divisions, or varṣas, is the varṣa named Ilāvṛta, which is situated in the middle of the whorl of the lotus. Within Ilāvṛta-varṣa is Sumeru Mountain, which is made of gold. Sumeru Mountain is like the pericarp of the lotuslike Bhū-maṇḍala planetary system. The mountain’s height is the same as the width of Jambūdvīpa — or, in other words, 100,000 yojanas [800,000 miles]. Of that, 16,000 yojanas [128,000 miles] are within the earth, and therefore the mountain’s height above the earth is 84,000 yojanas [672,000 miles]. The mountain’s width is 32,000 yojanas [256,000 miles] at its summit and 16,000 yojanas at its base.