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CC Madhya 20.328

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 328

indra-sāvarṇye ‘bṛhadbhānu’ abhidhāna
ei caudda manvantare caudda ‘avatāra’ nāma


SYNONYMS

indra-sāvarṇye—in the Indra-sāvarṇya-manvantara; bṛhadbhānu—the avatāra named Bṛhadbhānu; abhidhāna—named; ei caudda manvantare—in the fourteen manvantaras; caudda—fourteen; avatāra—of the incarnations; nāma—different names.


TRANSLATION

“In the Indra-sāvarṇya-manvantara, the avatāra is named Bṛhadbhānu. These are the names of the fourteen avatāras in the fourteen manvantaras.


PURPORT

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, in his Anubhāṣya, gives a list of Manus and their fathers’ names: (1) Svāyambhuva Manu, the son of Lord Brahmā; (2) Svārociṣa, the son of Svarocis, or Agni, the predominating deity of fire; (3) Uttama, the son of King Priyavrata; (4) Tāmasa, the brother of Uttama; (5) Raivata, the twin brother of Tāmasa; (6) Cākṣuṣa, the son of the demigod Cakṣus; (7) Vaivasvata, the son of Vivasvān, the sun-god (whose name is mentioned in the Bhagavad-gītā [4.1]); (8) Sāvarṇi, a son born to the sun-god and his wife Chāyā; (9) Dakṣa-sāvarṇi, the son of the demigod Varuṇa; (10) Brahma-sāvarṇi, the son of Upaśloka; (11-14) Rudra-sāvarṇi, Dharma-sāvarṇi, Deva-sāvarṇi and Indra-sāvarṇi, the sons of Rudra, Ruci, Satyasahā and Bhūti respectively.