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CC Madhya 20.290

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 290

‘rudra’-rūpa dhari kare jagat saṁhāra
sṛṣṭi, sthiti, pralaya haya icchāya yāṅhāra


rudra-rūpa dhari—accepting the form of Lord Śiva; kare—performs; jagat saṁhāra—dissolution of the universal creation; sṛṣṭi—creation; sthiti—maintenance; pralaya—and dissolution; haya—take place; icchāya—by the will; yāṅhāra—of whom.


“The Supreme Lord in His form of Rudra [Lord Śiva] brings about the dissolution of this material creation. In other words, only by His will are there creation, maintenance and dissolution of the whole cosmic manifestation.