TEXT 6
yasmin nava varsani nava-yojana-sahasrayamany astabhir maryada-giribhih suvibhaktani bhavanti.
SYNONYMS
yasmin—in that Jambudvipa; nava—nine; varsani—divisions of land; nava-yojana-sahasra—72,000 miles in length; ayamani—measuring; astabhih—by eight; maryada—indicating the boundaries; giribhih—by mountains; suvibhaktani—nicely divided from one another; bhavanti—are.
TRANSLATION
In Jambudvipa there are nine divisions of land, each with a length of 9,000 yojanas [72,000 miles]. There are eight mountains that mark the boundaries of these divisions and separate them nicely.
PURPORT
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura gives the following quotation from the Vayu Purana, wherein the locations of the various mountains, beginning with the Himalayas, are described.
dhanurvat samsthite jneye dve varse daksinottare; dirghani tatra catvari caturasram ilavrtam iti daksinottare bharatottara-kuru-varse catvari kimpurusa-harivarsa-ramyaka-hiranmayani varsani nila-nisadhayos tirascinibhuya samudra-pravistayoh samlagnatvam angikrtya bhadrasva-ketumalayor api dhanur-akrtitvam; atas tayor dairghyata eva madhye sankucitatvena nava-sahasrayamatvam; ilavrtasya tu meroh sakasat catur-diksu nava-sahasrayama-tvam sambhavet vastutas tv ilavrta-bhadrasva-ketumalanam catus-trimsat-sahasrayamatvam jneyam.

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