TEXT 1
rājovāca
yad etad bhagavata ādityasya meruṁ dhruvaṁ ca pradakṣiṇena parikrāmato rāśīnām abhimukhaṁ pracalitaṁ cāpradakṣiṇaṁ bhagavatopavarṇitam amuṣya vayaṁ katham anumimīmahīti.
SYNONYMS
rājā uvāca—the King (Mahārāja Parīkṣit) inquired; yat—which; etat—this; bhagavataḥ—of the most powerful; ādityasya—of the sun (Sūrya Nārāyaṇa); merum—the mountain known as Sumeru; dhruvam ca—as well as the planet known as Dhruvaloka; pradakṣiṇena—by placing on the right; parikrāmataḥ—which is going around; rāśīnām—the different signs of the zodiac; abhimukham—facing toward; pracalitam—moving; ca—and; apradakṣiṇam—placing on the left; bhagavatā—by Your Lordship; upavarṇitam—described; amuṣya—of that; vayam—we (the hearer); katham—how; anumimīmahi—can accept it by argument and inference; iti—thus.
TRANSLATION
King Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: My dear lord, you have already affirmed the truth that the supremely powerful sun-god travels around Dhruvaloka with both Dhruvaloka and Mount Sumeru on his right. Yet at the same time the sun-god faces the signs of the zodiac and keeps Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on his left. How can we reasonably accept that the sun-god proceeds with Sumeru and Dhruvaloka on both his left and right simultaneously?

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