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09:28 Dec 19, 2000
Hindi to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Explanation: If you tried looking this up in an abridged dictionary, you may have had trouble because both nouns are Persian, a language whose vocabulary often supplants Urdu/Hindi.
This might well be an idiom. These nouns are used together in some idioms to suggest great obstacles. For instance, "zamin-aseman ek karna" means "to make great efforts".
Bhargava's Standard Illustrated Dictionary of the Hindi Language