TEXT 9
evaṁ dakṣiṇenelāvṛtaṁ niṣadho hemakūṭo himālaya iti prāg-āyatā yathā nīlādayo ’yuta-yojanotsedhā hari-varṣa-kimpuruṣa-bhāratānāṁ yathā-saṅkhyam.
SYNONYMS
evam—thus; dakṣiṇena—by degrees to the southern side; ilāvṛtam—of Ilāvṛta-varṣa; niṣadhaḥ hema-kūṭaḥ himālayaḥ—three mountains named Niṣadha, Hemakūṭa and Himālaya; iti—thus; prāk-āyatāḥ—extended to the east; yathā—just as; nīla-ādayaḥ—the mountains headed by Nīla; ayuta-yojana-utsedhāḥ—ten thousand yojanas high; hari-varṣa—the division named Hari-varṣa; kimpuruṣa—the division named Kimpuruṣa; bhāratānām—the division named Bhārata-varṣa; yathā-saṅkhyam—according to number.
TRANSLATION
Similarly, south of Ilāvṛta-varṣa and extending from east to west are three great mountains named (from north to south) Niṣadha, Hemakūṭa and Himālaya. Each of them is 10,000 yojanas [80,000 miles] high. They mark the boundaries of the three varṣas named Hari-varṣa, Kimpuruṣa-varṣa and Bhārata-varṣa [India].

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