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CC Madhya 20.245

Text

avatāra haya kṛṣṇera ṣaḍ-vidha prakāra
puruṣāvatāra eka, līlāvatāra āra

Synonyms

avatāra — incarnations; haya — there are; kṛṣṇera — of Lord Kṛṣṇa; ṣaṭ-vidha prakāra — six kinds; puruṣa-avatāra — incarnations of Viṣṇu; eka — one; līlā-avatāra — incarnations for the execution of pastimes; āra — also.

Translation

“There are six types of incarnations [avatāras] of Kṛṣṇa. One comprises the incarnations of Viṣṇu [puruṣa-avatāras], and another comprises the incarnations meant for the performance of pastimes [līlā-avatāras].