tasminn akse krtamulo dvitiyo ’ksas turyamanena sammitas taila-yantraksavad dhruve krtopari-bhagah.
tasmin akse—in that axle; krta-mulah—whose base is fixed; dvitiyah—a second; aksah—axle; turyamanena—by one fourth; sammitah—measured; taila-yantra-aksa-vat—like the axle of an oil-pressing machine; dhruve—to Dhruvaloka; krta—fixed; upari-bhagah—upper portion.
As in an oil-pressing machine, this first axle is attached to a second axle, which is one-fourth as long [3,937,500 yojanas, or 31,500,000 miles]. The upper end of this second axle is attached to Dhruvaloka by a rope of wind.
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