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CC Madhya 20.175

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 175

vaibhava-prakāśa yaiche devakī-tanuja
dvibhuja-svarūpa kabhu, kabhu haya caturbhuja


vaibhava-prakāśa—the feature of vaibhava-prakāśa; yaiche—just as; devakī-tanuja—the son of Devakī; dvi-bhuja—two-handed; svarūpa—form; kabhu—sometimes; kabhu—sometimes; haya—is; catur-bhuja—four-handed.


“An example of vaibhava-prakāśa is the son of Devakī. He sometimes has two hands and sometimes four hands.


When Lord Kṛṣṇa took His birth, He appeared outside the womb as four-handed Viṣṇu. Then Devakī and Vasudeva offered their prayers to Him and asked Him to assume His two-handed form. The Lord immediately assumed His two-handed form and ordered that He be transferred to Gokula, on the other side of the river Yamunā.