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SB 5.20.7

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 7

plakṣaḥ sva-samānenekṣu-rasodenāvṛto
yathā tathā dvīpo 'pi śālmalo
dvi-guṇa-viśālaḥ samānena surodenāvṛtaḥ parivṛṅkte


SYNONYMS

plakṣaḥ—the land known as Plakṣadvīpa; sva-samānena—equal in width; ikṣu-rasa—of sugarcane juice; udena—by an ocean; āvṛtaḥ—surrounded; yathā—just as; tathā—similarly; dvīpaḥ—another island; api—also; śālmalaḥ—known as Śālmala; dvi-guṇa-viśālaḥ—twice as big; samānena—equal in width; surā-udena—by an ocean of liquor; āvṛtaḥ—surrounded; parivṛṅkte—exists.


TRANSLATION

Plakṣadvīpa is surrounded by an ocean of sugarcane juice, equal in breadth to the island itself. Similarly, there is then another island—Sālmalīdvīpa—twice as broad as Plakṣadvīpa [400,000 yojanas, or 3,200,000 miles] and surrounded by an equally broad body of water called Surāsāgara, the ocean that tastes like liquor.



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