|Canto 5: The Creative Impetus||Chapter 21: The Movements of the Sun|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 5.21.14
tasminn akshe kritamulo dvitiyo 'kshas turyamanena sammitas taila-yantrakshavad dhruve kritopari-bhagah
tasmin akshe -- in that axle; krita-mulah -- whose base is fixed; dvitiyah -- a second; akshah -- axle; turyamanena -- by one fourth; sammitah -- measured; taila-yantra-aksha-vat -- like the axle of an oil-pressing machine; dhruve -- to Dhruvaloka; krita -- fixed; upari-bhagah -- upper portion.
As in an oil-pressing machine, this first axle is attached to a second axle, which is one-fourth as long [3,937,500 yojanas, or 31,500,000 miles]. The upper end of this second axle is attached to Dhruvaloka by a rope of wind.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness