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SB 11.2.16

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


tam āhur vāsudevāṁśaṁ
avatīrṇaṁ suta-śataṁ
tasyāsīd brahma-pāragam


tam—Him; āhuḥ—they call; vāsudeva-aṁśam—a plenary expansion of the Supreme Lord, Vasudeva; mokṣa-dharma—the process of attaining liberation; vivakṣayā—with the desire to teach; avatīrṇam—appeared in this world; suta—sons; śatam—one hundred; tasya—His; āsīt—there were; brahma—the Vedas; pāra-gam—who perfectly assimilated.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Śrī Ṛṣabhadeva is accepted as an expansion of the Supreme Lord, Vāsudeva. He incarnated in this world to propagate those religious principles that lead living entities to ultimate liberation. He had one hundred sons, all perfect in Vedic knowledge.

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