SB 12.8.35

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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


te vai bhagavato rūpe
nara-nārāyaṇāv ṛṣī
nanāmāṅgena daṇḍa-vat


te—They; vai—indeed; bhagavataḥ—of the Personality of Godhead; rūpe—the personal manifestations; nara-nārāyaṇau—Nara and Nārāyaṇa; ṛṣī—the two sages; dṛṣṭvā—seeing; utthāya—standing up; ādareṇa—with respect; uccaiḥ—great; nanāma—bowed down; aṅgena—with his entire body; daṇḍa-vat—just like a stick.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


These two sages, Nara and Nārāyaṇa, were the direct personal forms of the Supreme Lord. When Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi saw Them, he immediately stood up and then with great respect offered Them obeisances by falling down flat on the ground like a stick.

Facts about "SB 12.8.35"
Spoken bySūta Gosvāmī +
Spoken toSages of Naimiṣāraṇya +