Madhya-līlāChapter 20: Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu Instructs Sanātana Gosvāmī in the Science of the Absolute Truth

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.299

matsyāśva-kacchapa-nṛsiḿha-varāha-haḿsa-

rājanya-vipra-vibudheṣu kṛtāvatāraḥ

tvaḿ pāsi nas tri-bhuvanaḿ ca tathādhuneśa

bhāraḿ bhuvo hara yadūttama vandanaḿ te

SYNONYMS

matsyain the form of a fish; aśvain the form of a horse; kacchapain the form of a tortoise; nṛsiḿhain the form of Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva; varāhain the form of a boar; haḿsain the form of a swan; rājanyain the form of Lord Rāmacandra; viprain the form of Lord Paraśurāma; vibudheṣu — and in the form of Vāmanadeva; kṛta-avatāraḥ — who have accepted incarnation; tvam — You; pāsi — please protect; naḥ — us demigods; tri-bhuvanam ca — and the three worlds; tathāas well; adhunā — now; īśaO Lord; bhāram — the burden; bhuvaḥ — of the universe; hara — kindly take away; yadu-uttamaO best of the Yadu dynasty; vandanam teto You we offer our prayers.

TRANSLATION

"'O Lord of the universe, best of the Yadu dynasty, we are offering our prayers unto You mainly to diminish the heavy burden of the universe. Indeed, You diminished this burden formerly by incarnating in the form of a fish, a horse [Hayagrīva], a tortoise, a lion [Lord Nṛsiḿha], a boar [Lord Varāha] and a swan. You also incarnated as Lord Rāmacandra, Paraśurāma and Vāmana, the dwarf. You have always protected us demigods and the universe in this way. Now please continue.'

PURPORT

This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.2.40).

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