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SB 11.13.20

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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 20

dṛṣṭvā mām ta upavrajya
kṛtva pādābhivandanam
brahmāṇam agrataḥ kṛtvā
papracchuḥ ko bhavān iti


SYNONYMS

dṛṣṭvā—thus seeing; mām—Me; te—they (the sages); upavrajya—approaching; kṛtvā—offering; pāda—at the lotus feet; abhivandanam—obeisances; brahmāṇam—Lord Brahmā; agrataḥ—in front; kṛtvā—keeping; papracchuḥ—they asked; kaḥ bhavān—"who are You, sir?"; iti—thus.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Thus seeing Me, the sages, placing Brahmā in the lead, came forward and worshiped My lotus feet. Then they frankly asked Me, "Who are You?"


PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura comments, "When Brahmā was unable to answer the question placed by the sages, he fixed his mind in thought of the Supreme Lord. The Lord then assumed the form of Haṁsa and appeared before Lord Brahmā and the sages, who proceeded to inquire about the specific identity of the Lord."



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