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CC Madhya 20.168


mahiṣī-vivāhe haila bahu-vidha mūrti
‘prābhava prakāśa’ — ei śāstra-parasiddhi


mahiṣī-vivāhe — in the matter of marrying 16,108 wives at Dvārakā; haila — there were; bahu-vidha mūrti — many forms; prābhava prakāśa — called prābhava-prakāśa; ei — this; śāstra-parasiddhi — determined by reference to the revealed scriptures.


“When the Lord married 16,108 wives at Dvārakā, He expanded Himself into many forms. These expansions and the expansions at the rāsa dance are called prābhava-prakāśa, according to the directions of revealed scriptures.