tata uparistad usana dvi-laksa-yojanata upalabhyate puratah pascat sahaiva varkasya saighrya-mandya-samyabhir gatibhir arkavac carati lokanam nityadanukula eva prayena varsayams carenanumiyate sa vrsti-vistambha-grahopasamanah.
tatah—from that bunch of stars; uparistat—above; usana—Venus; dvi-laksa-yojanatah—200,000 yojanas (1,600,000 miles); upalabhyate—is experienced; puratah—in front; pascat—behind; saha—along with; eva—indeed; va—and; arkasya—of the sun; saighrya—speedy; mandya—slow; samyabhih—equal; gatibhih—the movements; arkavat—exactly like the sun; carati—rotates; lokanam—of all the planets within the universe; nityada—constantly; anukulah—offering favorable conditions; eva—indeed; prayena—almost always; varsayan—causing rainfall; carena—by infusing the clouds; anumiyate—is perceived; sah—he (Venus); vrsti-vistambha—obstacles to rainfall; graha-upasamanah—nullifying planets.
Some 1,600,000 miles above this group of stars is the planet Venus, which moves at almost exactly the same pace as the sun according to swift, slow and moderate movements. Sometimes Venus moves behind the sun, sometimes in front of the sun and sometimes along with it. Venus nullifies the influence of planets that are obstacles to rainfall. Consequently its presence causes rainfall, and it is therefore considered very favorable for all living beings within this universe. This has been accepted by learned scholars.
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