Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- kaurmaṁ mātsyaṁ nārasiṁhaṁ
- vāmanaṁ ca jagat-pateḥ
- kṣīroda-mathanaṁ tadvad
- amṛtārthe divaukasām
kaurmam—the incarnation as a tortoise; mātsyam—as a fish; nārasiṁham—as a man-lion; vāmanam—as a dwarf; ca—and; jagat-pateḥ—of the Lord of the universe; kṣīra-uda—of the ocean of milk; mathanam—the churning; tadvat—thus; amṛta-arthe—for the sake of nectar; diva-okasām—on the part of the inhabitants of heaven.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The Bhāgavatam also tells of the appearances of the Lord of the universe as Kūrma, Matsya, Narasiṁha and Vāmana, and of the demigods' churning of the milk ocean to obtain nectar.