Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- manye tvāṁ deva-devānāṁ
- trayāṇāṁ puruṣarṣabham
- yad bādhase guhā-dhvāntaṁ
- pradīpaḥ prabhayā yathā
manye—I consider; tvām—You; deva-devānām—of the chief of the demigods; trayāṇām—three (Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva); puruṣa—of the personalities; ṛṣabham—the greatest; yat—because; bādhase—You drive away; guha—of the cave; dhvāntam—the darkness; pradīpaḥ—a lamp; prabhayā—with its light; yathā—as.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
I think You are the Supreme Personality among the three chief gods, since You drive away the darkness of this cave as a lamp dispels darkness with its light.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī points out that with His effulgence Lord Kṛṣṇa dispelled not only the darkness of the mountain cave but also the darkness in Mucukunda's heart. In Sanskrit the heart is sometimes metaphorically referred to as guha, "cavern," a deep and secret place.