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    यार्णवेऽधि सलिलमग्न आसीद्यां मायाभिरन्वचरन्मनीषिणः । यस्या हृदयं परमे व्योमन्त्सत्येनावृतममृतं पृथिव्याः । सा नो भूमिस्त्विर्षि बलं राष्ट्रे दधातूत्तमे ॥ ८॥

    Salutations to mother earth! sitting above sea as well as lying immersed in its waters (in meditation), the sages pursued her by supernatural powers (i.e. tried to understand her real nature by yogic powers), (they found that) the heart of mother earth lies in the highest vyoman (spiritual sky) enveloped by truth and immortality, may she, the mother earth, bestow her splendorous vigour on us and our great kingdom. ।। 8 ।।