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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 20.330

śukla-rakta-kṛṣṇa-pītakrame cāri varṇa

cāri varṇa dhari' kṛṣṇa karena yuga-dharma

SYNONYMS

śukla — white; rakta — red; kṛṣṇa — black; pīta — yellow; krame — one after another; cāri varṇa — four colors; cāri varṇa dhari' — accepting these four colors; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; karena yuga-dharma — manifests His pastimes in different millenniums.

TRANSLATION

"In the four yugas — Satya, Tretā, Dvāpara and Kali — the Lord incarnates in four colors: white, red, black and yellow respectively. These are the colors of the incarnations in different millenniums.

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