The next shloka (#8) of Soundaryalahari describes her location, her own world in the Cosmic Geography. Just as Shiva has Kailas, VishNu has Vaikuntham, She has Her own, but there are actually two locations for Her. One is the central peak, called the peak of Meru. The other is called the City of ShrI (ShrI-puraM or ShriI-nagaraM) in the Ocean of Nectar (amRta-sAgaraM). But the descriptions of the residence of ambaal in either of them is the same.
This shloka (#8) – ‘sudhA-sindhor-madhye …’ gives the description of the ShrI-nagaraM. Right in the centre of the Ocean of Nectar; surrounded by the forest of five kinds of divine trees; in the island called maNi-dvIpaM; therein in the Garden of kadamba trees; in the palace of gems called cintAmaNi. right on the seat of the five brahmAs;
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