CC Adi 3.22

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 22

yadā yadā hi dharmasya
glānir bhavati bhārata
abhyutthānam adharmasya
tadātmānaṁ sṛjāmy aham


SYNONYMS

yadā yadā—whenever; hi—certainly; dharmasya—of religious principles; glāniḥ—decrease; bhavati—there is; bhārata—O descendant of Bharata; abhyutthānam—increase; adharmasya—of irreligion; tadā—then; ātmānam—Myself; sṛjāmi—manifest; aham—I.


TRANSLATION

“‘Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.