TEXT 28
meror mūrdhani bhagavata ātma-yoner madhyata upakḷptāṁ purīm ayuta-yojana-sāhasrīṁ sama-caturasrāṁ śātakaumbhīṁ vadanti.
SYNONYMS
meroḥ—of Sumeru Mountain; mūrdhani—on the head; bhagavataḥ—of the most powerful being; ātma-yoneḥ—of Lord Brahmā; madhyataḥ—in the middle; upakḷptām—situated; purīm—the great township; ayuta-yojana—ten thousand yojanas; sāhasrīm—one thousand; sama-caturasrām—of the same length on all sides; śāta-kaumbhīm—made entirely of gold; vadanti—the great learned sages say.
TRANSLATION
In the middle of the summit of Meru is the township of Lord Brahmā. Each of its four sides is calculated to extend for ten million yojanas [eighty million miles]. It is made entirely of gold, and therefore learned scholars and sages call it Śātakaumbhī.

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