Ādi-līlāChapter 5: The Glories Of Lord Nityānanda Balarāma

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 5.153

rāma-lakṣmaṇakṛṣṇa-rāmera aḿśa-viśeṣa

avatāra-kāle dońhe dońhāte praveśa

SYNONYMS

rāma-lakṣmaṇaRāmacandra and Lakṣmaṇa; kṛṣṇa-rāmera aḿśa-viśeṣa — particular expansions of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Balarāma; avatāra-kāle — at the time of incarnation; dońhe — both of Them (Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa); dońhāte praveśa — entered into Them both (Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma).

TRANSLATION

Śrī Rāma and Śrī Lakṣmaṇa, who are plenary portions of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Balarāma respectively, entered into Them at the time of Kṛṣṇa's and Balarāma's appearance.

PURPORT

With reference to the Viṣṇu-dharmottara, the Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta explains that Rāma is an incarnation of Vāsudeva, Lakṣmaṇa is an incarnation of Sańkarṣaṇa, Bharata is an incarnation of Pradyumna, and Śatrughna is an incarnation of Aniruddha. The Padma Purāṇa describes that Rāmacandra is Nārāyaṇa and that Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna are respectively Śeṣa, Cakra and Śańkha (the conchshell in the hand of Nārāyaṇa). In the Rāma-gīta of the Skanda Purāṇa, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna have been described as the triple attendants of Lord Rāma.

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