tasminn akṣe kṛtamūlo dvitīyo ’kṣas turyamānena sammitas taila-yantrākṣavad dhruve kṛtopari-bhāgaḥ.
tasmin akṣe—in that axle; kṛta-mūlaḥ—whose base is fixed; dvitīyaḥ—a second; akṣaḥ—axle; turyamānena—by one fourth; sammitaḥ—measured; taila-yantra-akṣa-vat—like the axle of an oil-pressing machine; dhruve—to Dhruvaloka; kṛta—fixed; upari-bhāgaḥ—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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