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CC Madhya 20.175

Text

vaibhava-prakāśa yaiche devakī-tanuja
dvibhuja-svarūpa kabhu, kabhu haya caturbhuja

Synonyms

vaibhava-prakāśa — the feature of vaibhava-prakāśa; yaiche — just as; devakī-tanuja — the son of Devakī; dvi-bhuja — two-handed; svarūpa — form; kabhu — sometimes; kabhu — sometimes; haya — is; catur-bhuja — four-handed.

Translation

“An example of vaibhava-prakāśa is the son of Devakī. He sometimes has two hands and sometimes four hands.

Purport

When Lord Kṛṣṇa took His birth, He appeared outside the womb as four-handed Viṣṇu. Then Devakī and Vasudeva offered their prayers to Him and asked Him to assume His two-handed form. The Lord immediately assumed His two-handed form and ordered that He be transferred to Gokula, on the other side of the river Yamunā.