TEXT 5
yasya pucchagre ’vaksirasah kundali-bhuta-dehasya dhruva upakalpitas tasya langule prajapatir agnir indro dharma iti puccha-mule dhata vidhata ca katyam saptarsayah; tasya daksinavarta-kundali-bhuta-sarirasya yany udagayanani daksina-parsve tu naksatrany upakalpayanti daksinayanani tu savye; yatha sisumarasya kundala-bhoga-sannivesasya parsvayor ubhayor apy avayavah samasankhya bhavanti; prsthe tv ajavithi akasa-ganga codaratah.
SYNONYMS
yasya—of which; puccha-agre—at the end of the tail; avaksirasah—whose head is downward; kundali-bhuta-dehasya—whose body, which is coiled; dhruvahMaharaja Dhruva on his planet, the polestar; upakalpitah—is situated; tasya—of that; langule—on the tail; prajapatih—of the name Prajapati; agnihAgni; indrahIndra; dharmahDharma; iti—thus; puccha-mule—at the base of the tail; dhata vidhata—the demigods known as Dhata and Vidhata; ca—also; katyam—on the hip; sapta-rsayah—the seven saintly sages; tasya—of that; daksina-avarta-kundali-bhuta-sarirasya—whose body is like a coil turning toward the right side; yani—which; udagayanani—marking the northern courses; daksina-parsve—on the right side; tu—but; naksatrani—constellations; upakalpayanti—are situated; daksina-ayanani—the fourteen stars, from Pusya to Uttarasadha, marking the northern course; tu—but; savye—on the left side; yatha—just like; sisumarasya—of the dolphin; kundala-bhoga-sannivesasya—whose body appears like a coil; parsvayoh—on the sides; ubhayoh—both; api—certainly; avayavah—the limbs; samasankhyah—of equal number (fourteen); bhavanti—are; prsthe—on the back; tu—of course; ajavithi—the first three stars marking the southern route (Mula, Purvasadha and Uttarasadha); akasa-ganga—the Ganges in the sky (the Milky Way); ca—also; udaratah—on the abdomen.
TRANSLATION
This form of the sisumara has its head downward and its body coiled. On the end of its tail is the planet of Dhruva, on the body of its tail are the planets of the demigods Prajapati, Agni, Indra and Dharma, and at the base of its tail are the planets of the demigods Dhata and Vidhata. Where the hips might be on the sisumara are the seven saintly sages like Vasistha and Angira. The coiled body of the Sisumara-cakra turns toward its right side, on which the fourteen constellations from Abhijit to Punarvasu are located. On its left side are the fourteen stars from Pusya to Uttarasadha. Thus its body is balanced because its sides are occupied by an equal number of stars. On the back of the sisumara is the group of stars known as Ajavithi, and on its abdomen is the Ganges that flows in the sky [the Milky Way].

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