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SB 12.12.20

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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

kaurmaṁ mātsyaṁ nārasiṁhaṁ
vāmanaṁ ca jagat-pateḥ
kṣīroda-mathanaṁ tadvad
amṛtārthe divaukasām


SYNONYMS

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


TRANSLATION

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.



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