yasyaikam cakram dvadasaram san-nemi tri-nabhi samvatsaratmakam samamananti tasyakso meror murdhani krto manasottare krtetara-bhago yatra protam ravi-ratha-cakram taila-yantra-cakravad bhraman manasottara-girau paribhramati.
yasya—of which; ekam—one; cakram—wheel; dvadasa—twelve; aram—spokes; sat—six; nemi—the segments of the rim; tri-nabhi—the three pieces of the hub; samvatsara-atmakam—whose nature is a samvatsara; samamananti—they fully describe; tasya—the chariot of the sun-god; aksah—the axle; meroh—of Sumeru Mountain; murdhani—on the top; krtah—fixed; manasottare—on the mountain known as Manasottara; krta—fixed; itara-bhagah—the other end; yatra—where; protam—fixed on; ravi-ratha-cakram—the wheel of the chariot of the sun-god; taila-yantra-cakra-vat—like the wheel of an oil-pressing machine; bhramat—moving; manasottara-girau—on Manasottara Mountain; paribhramati—turns.
The chariot of the sun-god has only one wheel, which is known as Samvatsara. The twelve months are calculated to be its twelve spokes, the six seasons are the sections of its rim, and the three catur-masya periods are its three-sectioned hub. One side of the axle carrying the wheel rests upon the summit of Mount Sumeru, and the other rests upon Manasottara Mountain. Affixed to the outer end of the axle, the wheel continuously rotates on Manasottara Mountain like the wheel of an oil-pressing machine.
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