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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.15
tata upariṣṭād dvi-lakṣa-yojanāntara-gatā bhagavān bṛhaspatir ekaikasmin rāśau parivatsaraḿ parivatsaraḿ carati yadi na vakraḥ syāt prāyeṇānukūlo brāhmaṇa-kulasya
tataḥ — that (Mars); upariṣṭāt — above; dvi-lakṣa-yojana-antara-gatāḥ — situated at a distance of 1,600,000 miles; bhagavān — the most powerful planet; bṛhaspatiḥ — Jupiter; eka-ekasmin — in one after another; rāśau — sign; parivatsaram parivatsaram — for the period of Parivatsara; carati — moves; yadi — if; na — not; vakraḥ — curved; syāt — becomes; prāyeṇa — almost always; anukūlaḥ — very favorable; brāhmaṇa-kulasya — to the brāhmaṇas of the universe.
Situated 1,600,000 miles above Mars, or 10,400,000 miles above earth, is the planet Jupiter, which travels through one sign of the zodiac within the period of a Parivatsara. If its movement is not curved, the planet Jupiter is very favorable to the brāhmaṇas of the universe.
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