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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.16.2
tatrāpi priyavrata-ratha-caraṇa-parikhātaiḥ saptabhiḥ sapta sindhava upakḷptā yata etasyāḥ sapta-dvīpa-viśeṣa-vikalpas tvayā bhagavan khalu sūcita etad evākhilam ahaḿ mānato lakṣaṇataś ca sarvaḿ vi-jijñāsāmi
tatra api — in that Bhū-maṇḍala; priyavrata-ratha-caraṇa-parikhātaiḥ — by the ditches made by the wheels of the chariot used by Priyavrata Mahārāja while circumambulating Sumeru behind the sun; saptabhiḥ — by the seven; sapta — seven; sindhavaḥ — oceans; upakḷptāḥ — created; yataḥ — because of which; etasyāḥ — of this Bhū-maṇḍala; sapta-dvīpa — of the seven islands; viśeṣa-vikalpaḥ — the mode of the construction; tvayā — by you; bhagavan — O great saint; khalu — indeed; sūcitaḥ — described; etat — this; eva — certainly; akhilam — whole subject; aham — I; mānataḥ — from the point of view of measurement; lakṣaṇataḥ — and from symptoms; ca — also; sarvam — everything; vijijñāsāmi — wish to know.
My dear Lord, the rolling wheels of Mahārāja Priyavrata's chariot created seven ditches, in which the seven oceans came into existence. Because of these seven oceans, Bhū-maṇḍala is divided into seven islands. You have given a very general description of their measurement, names and characteristics. Now I wish to know of them in detail. Kindly fulfill my desire.
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