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SB 5.21.1

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 1

śrī-śuka uvāca
etāvān eva bhū-valayasya sanniveśaḥ pramāṇa-lakṣaṇato vyākhyātaḥ


SYNONYMS

śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; etāvān—so much; eva—certainly; bhū-valayasya sanniveśaḥ—the arrangement of the whole universe; pramāṇa-lakṣaṇataḥ—according to measurement (fifty crores of yojanas, or four billion miles in width and length) and characteristics; vyākhyātaḥ—estimated.


TRANSLATION

Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: My dear King, I have thus far described the diameter of the universe [fifty crores of yojanas, or four billion miles] and its general characteristics, according to the estimations of learned scholars.



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