A REMEDY FOR ALL MISERIES

Srimath Bhagwatham

Canto one- Chapter -3

Krishna is the Source of All incarnations

Verse-28 and 29

Suthji  (The Narrator) further discusses the Incarnations of the Lord. He mentions 22 Avtaras of Lord Vishnu.They are

The Purusha from whose navel springs the lotus that carries Brahma. Brahma first had 4 sons called the Sanat Kumaras .

Bhagavan (God) then took the form of a boar (Sukara, Varaha)

In the era of the rshis, he took the form of Devarshi (Narada)

The twins Nara-Naryana were born of the wife of Dharma and performed severe penance.

The fifth Avatar Kapila .

The sixth Avatar was the son of Atri and Anasuya (Dattatraya),.

In the seventh Avatar he was the son of Ākūti and PrajāpatiRuci.

The eighth avatar was Rshabha, .

The ninth avatar was Pruthu .

The tenth avatar was Matsya, the fish, .

*The eleventh was Kurma, the tortoise .

The twelfth was Dhanvantari. and the thirteenth was Mohini,

The fourteenth was Narasimha,

The fifteenth avatar as Vamana,  .

In his 16th avatar as Bhargava Rama (Parasurama).

In his 17th Avatar as Vyasa, the son of Parasara and Satyavati .

The  18th Avatar is Sri Rama ..

In the 19th and 20th Avatars, he was Balarama and Sri Krishna.

The 21st avatar is that of Buddha. (This is in the predictive tone and indicates the early period of the Kaliyuga).

Thereafter, at the conjunction of two yugas, the Lord of the creation will take His birth as Kalki. These incarnations are dealt in detail  later.

All these 22Avtaars are either Kalavathar or Ansh avathar .

Ansh avatar or partial manifestation is when God appears only for a specific purpose for the good of common man and then suspends the form as soon as that objective is attained e.g. Narsingha, Varuna etc.

Kala Avatar or the Art deification is not as potent as Anshavtar as it is for promotion of art and knowledge amongst common folks and the example that can be cited are Sankied, Rishi Manu, Kashyap etc.

Avesh avatar- is also emergence in the human form yet certain acts are inexplicable or extraordinarily phenomenal. As an example we can cite the names of  Devarshi, Narad, Maharaja Prithu.

He Further says in 28th verse:

ete camsa-kalah pumsah

krishnas tu bhagavan svayam

indrari-vyakulam lokam

mridayanti yuge yuge

All the above mentioned  avtars are either Kalaavthar or Anshavathar. But Lord Krishna is Avthari (Original personality of Godhead) He comes to protect us when disturbance is created by the atheists.  Lord Krisna is the original Personality of Godhead.

In 29 th Verse the solution for all our miseries  is clearly specified.

janma guhyaḿ bhagavato

ya etat prayato naraḥ

sāyaḿ prātar gṛṇan bhaktyā

duḥkha-grāmād vimucyate

Whoever carefully recites the mysterious appearances of the Lord, with devotion in the morning and in the evening, gets relief from all miseries of life.

Our Acharyan  Srimath Nigamatha Desikan of Sri Vaishnava Sampradhaya has summed up all 10 Avtars of  in one Verse.

Thisis 12th Shloka of the Dasavtaraa stotra. Chanting this with strong Faith and Convictions will have no room for miseries.

icch¯a m¯ına vih¯ara kacchapa mah¯a
potrin yadr. cch¯a hare
raks.¯a v¯amana ros.a r¯ama karun. ¯a
k¯akutstha hel¯a halin Á
kr¯ıd. ¯a vallava kalka v¯ahana da´s¯a
kalkinniti pratyaham.
jalpantah. purus.¯ah. punanti bhuvanam.
pun. yaugha pan. y¯apan. ¯ah.

Let us continue to drink this nectarean juice .

The next will be a verse from Canto 1 Chapter 4. Of Srimath Bhagwatham with Lord Krishna’s blessings.

Hare Krishna , Hari Bol

Courticy :1.  Spritual Master  His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakthi Vedantha Swami Prabhu Paada. http://vedabase.net/sb/1/2/28-29/


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