TEXT 9
tam utthitaṁ vīkṣya kulācalaṁ punaḥ
samudyatā nirmathituṁ surāsurāḥ
dadhāra pṛṣṭhena sa lakṣa-yojana-
prastāriṇā dvīpa ivāparo mahān
SYNONYMS
tam—that mountain; utthitam—lifted; vīkṣya—observing; kulācalam—known as Mandara; punaḥ—again; samudyatāḥ—enlivened; nirmathitum—to churn the ocean of milk; sura-asurāḥ—the demigods and the demons; dadhāra—carried; pṛṣṭhena—by the back; saḥ—the Supreme Lord; lakṣa-yojana—one hundred thousand yojanas (eight hundred thousand miles); prastāriṇā—extending; dvīpaḥ—a big island; iva—like; aparaḥ—another; mahān—very big.
TRANSLATION
When the demigods and demons saw that Mandara Mountain had been lifted, they were enlivened and encouraged to begin churning again. The mountain rested on the back of the great tortoise, which extended for eight hundred thousand miles like a large island.

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