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CC Madhya 20.250

Text

prathamei kare kṛṣṇa ‘puruṣāvatāra’
seita puruṣa haya trividha prakāra

Synonyms

prathamei — in the beginning; kare — does; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; puruṣa-avatāra — the incarnation of the three Viṣṇus (Mahā-Viṣṇu, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); seita — that; puruṣa — Viṣṇu; haya — becomes; tri-vidha prakāra — three different manifestations.

Translation

“In the beginning, Kṛṣṇa incarnates Himself as the puruṣa-avatāras, or Viṣṇu incarnations. These are of three types.

Purport

Up to this verse, the many types of expansions have been described. Now the manifestations of the Lord’s different potencies will be described.