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SB 12.3.17

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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 17

yugāni yuga-dharmāṁś ca
mānaṁ pralaya-kalpayoḥ
kālasyeśvara-rūpasya
gatiṁ viṣṇor mahātmanaḥ


SYNONYMS

yugāni—the ages of the universal history; yuga-dharmān—the special qualities of each age; ca—and; mānam—the measurement; pralaya—of annihilation; kalpayoḥ—and of universal maintenance; kālasya—of time; īśvara-rūpasya—the representation of the Personality of Godhead; gatim—the movement; viṣṇoḥ—of Lord Viṣṇu; mahā-ātmanaḥ—the Supreme Soul.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Please explain the different ages of universal history, the special qualities of each age, the duration of cosmic maintenance and destruction, and the movement of time, which is the direct representation of the Supreme Soul, the Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu.



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