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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.21.17
tathā vālikhilyā ṛṣayo 'ńguṣṭha-parva-mātrāḥ ṣaṣṭi-sahasrāṇi purataḥ sūryaḿ sūkta-vākāya niyuktāḥ saḿstuvanti
tathā — there; vālikhilyāḥ — Vālikhilyas; ṛṣayaḥ — great sages; ańguṣṭha-parva-mātrāḥ — whose size is that of a thumb; ṣaṣṭi-sahasrāṇi — sixty thousand; purataḥ — in front; sūryam — the sun-god; su-ukta-vākāya — for speaking eloquently; niyuktāḥ — engaged; saḿstuvanti — offer prayers.
There are sixty thousand saintly persons named Vālikhilyas, each the size of a thumb, who are located in front of the sun-god and who offer him eloquent prayers of glorification.
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