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evam daksinenelavrtam nisadho hemakuto himalaya iti prag-ayata yatha niladayo ’yuta-yojanotsedha hari-varsa-kimpurusa-bharatanam yatha-sankhyam.
SYNONYMS
evam—thus; daksinena—by degrees to the southern side; ilavrtam—of Ilavrta-varsa; nisadhah hema-kutah himalayah—three mountains named Nisadha, Hemakuta and Himalaya; iti—thus; prak-ayatah—extended to the east; yatha—just as; nila-adayah—the mountains headed by Nila; ayuta-yojana-utsedhah—ten thousand yojanas high; hari-varsa—the division named Hari-varsa; kimpurusa—the division named Kimpurusa; bharatanam—the division named Bharata-varsa; yatha-sankhyam—according to number.
TRANSLATION
Similarly, south of Ilavrta-varsa and extending from east to west are three great mountains named (from north to south) Nisadha, Hemakuta and Himalaya. Each of them is 10,000 yojanas [80,000 miles] high. They mark the boundaries of the three varsas named Hari-varsa, Kimpurusa-varsa and Bharata-varsa [India].

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