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SB 10.89.1

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda

TEXT 1

śrī-śuka uvāca
sarasvatyās taṭe rājann
ṛṣayaḥ satram āsata
vitarkaḥ samabhūt teṣāṁ
triṣv adhīśeṣu ko mahān


SYNONYMS

śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; sarasvatyāḥ—of the river Sarasvatī; taṭe—on the bank; rājan—O King (Parīkṣit); ṛṣayaḥ—sages; satram—a Vedic sacrifice; āsata—were performing; vitarkaḥ—a disagreement; samabhūt—arose; teṣām—among them; triṣu—among the three; adhīśeṣu—chief lords; kaḥ—who; mahān—the greatest.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Once, O King, as a group of sages were performing a Vedic sacrifice on the banks of the Sarasvatī River, a controversy arose among them as to which of the three chief deities is supreme.


PURPORT

The three chief deities mentioned here are Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva.



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