CC Adi 5.100-101

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Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta - Ādi-līlā - Chapter 5: The Glories Of Lord Nityānanda Balarāma
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXTS 100-101

ananta-śayyāte tāṅhā karila śayana
sahasra mastaka tāṅra sahasra vadana
sahasra-caraṇa-hasta, sahasra-nayana
sarva-avatāra-bīja, jagat-kāraṇa


SYNONYMS

ananta-śayyāte—on Lord Ananta as a bed; tāṅhā—there; karila śayana—lay down; sahasra—thousands; mastaka—heads; tāṅra—His; sahasra vadana—thousands of faces; sahasra—thousands; caraṇa—legs; hasta—hands; sahasra-nayana—thousands of eyes; sarva-avatāra-bīja—the seed of all incarnations; jagat-kāraṇa—the cause of the material world.


TRANSLATION

He lay there with Ananta as His bed. Lord Ananta is a divine serpent having thousands of heads, thousands of faces, thousands of eyes and thousands of hands and feet. He is the seed of all incarnations and is the cause of the material world.


PURPORT

In the reservoir of water first created by the perspiration of Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, the Lord lies on the Śeṣa plenary expansion of Viṣṇu, who is described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and in the four Vedas as follows:

sahasra-śīrṣā puruṣaḥ sahasrākṣaḥ sahasra-pāt
sa bhūmiṁ viśvato vṛtvātyatiṣṭhad daśāṅgulam

The Viṣṇu form called Ananta-śayana has thousands of hands and legs and thousands of eyes, and He is the active generator of all the incarnations within the material world.


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