TEXT 16
mandarotsanga ekadasa-sata-yojanottunga-devacuta-siraso giri-sikhara-sthulani phalany amrta-kalpani patanti.
SYNONYMS
mandara-utsange—on the lower slopes of Mandara Mountain; ekadasa-sata-yojana-uttunga—1,100 yojanas high; devacuta-sirasah—from the top of a mango tree named Devacuta; giri-sikhara-sthulani—which are as fat as mountain peaks; phalani—fruit; amrta-kalpani—as sweet as nectar; patanti—fall down.
TRANSLATION
On the lower slopes of Mandara Mountain is a mango tree named Devacuta. It is 1,100 yojanas high. Mangoes as big as mountain peaks and as sweet as nectar fall from the top of this tree for the enjoyment of the denizens of heaven.
PURPORT
In the Vayu Purana there is also a reference to this tree by great learned sages:
aratninam satany astav
eka-sasty-adhikani ca
phala-pramanam akhyatam
rsibhis tattva-darsibhih

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