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evaṁ nava koṭaya eka-pañcāśal-lakṣāṇi yojanānāṁ mānasottara-giri-parivartanasyopadiśanti tasminn aindrīṁ purīṁ pūrvasmān meror devadhānīṁ nāma dakṣiṇato yāmyāṁ saṁyamanīṁ nāma paścād vāruṇīṁ nimlocanīṁ nāma uttarataḥ saumyāṁ vibhāvarīṁ nāma tāsūdaya-madhyāhnāstamaya-niśīthānīti bhūtānāṁ pravṛtti-nivṛtti-nimittāni samaya-viśeṣeṇa meroś catur-diśam.
Word for word:
evam — thus; nava — nine; koṭayaḥ — ten millions; eka-pañcāśat — fifty-one; lakṣāṇi — hundred thousands; yojanānām — of the yojanas; mānasottara-giri — of the mountain known as Mānasottara; parivartanasya — of the circumambulation; upadiśanti — they (learned scholars) teach; tasmin — on that (Mānasottara Mountain); aindrīm — of King Indra; purīm — the city; pūrvasmāt — on the eastern side; meroḥ — of Sumeru Mountain; devadhānīm — Devadhānī; nāma — of the name; dakṣiṇataḥ — on the southern side; yāmyām — of Yamarāja; saṁyamanīm — Saṁyamanī; nāma — named; paścāt — on the western side; vāruṇīm — of Varuṇa; nimlocanīm — Nimlocanī; nāma — named; uttarataḥ — on the northern side; saumyām — of the moon; vibhāvarīm — Vibhāvarī; nāma — named; tāsu — in all of them; udaya — rising; madhyāhna — midday; astamaya — sunset; niśīthāni — midnight; iti — thus; bhūtānām — of the living entities; pravṛtti — of activity; nivṛtti — and cessation of activity; nimittāni — the causes; samaya-viśeṣeṇa — by the particular times; meroḥ — of Sumeru Mountain; catuḥ-diśam — the four sides.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued; My dear King, as stated before, the learned say that the sun travels over all sides of Mānasottara Mountain in a circle whose length is 95,100,000 yojanas [760,800,000 miles]. On Mānasottara Mountain, due east of Mount Sumeru, is a place known as Devadhānī, possessed by King Indra. Similarly, in the south is a place known as Saṁyamanī, possessed by Yamarāja, in the west is a place known as Nimlocanī, possessed by Varuṇa, and in the north is a place named Vibhāvarī, possessed by the moon-god. Sunrise, midday, sunset and midnight occur in all those places according to specific times, thus engaging all living entities in their various occupational duties and also making them cease such duties.