Adi-lilaChapter 5: The Glories Of Lord Nityananda Balarama

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Adi 5.153

rama-lakshmana -- krishna-ramera amsa-visesha

avatara-kale donhe donhate pravesa

SYNONYMS

rama-lakshmana -- Ramacandra and Lakshmana; krishna-ramera amsa-visesha -- particular expansions of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama; avatara-kale -- at the time of incarnation; donhe -- both of Them (Rama and Lakshmana); donhate pravesa -- entered into Them both (Krishna and Balarama).

TRANSLATION

Sri Rama and Sri Lakshmana, who are plenary portions of Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama respectively, entered into Them at the time of Krishna's and Balarama's appearance.

PURPORT

With reference to the Vishnu-dharmottara, the Laghu-bhagavatamrita explains that Rama is an incarnation of Vasudeva, Lakshmana is an incarnation of Sankarshana, Bharata is an incarnation of Pradyumna, and Satrughna is an incarnation of Aniruddha. The Padma Purana describes that Ramacandra is Narayana and that Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrughna are respectively Sesha, Cakra and Sankha (the conchshell in the hand of Narayana). In the Rama-gita of the Skanda Purana, Lakshmana, Bharata and Satrughna have been described as the triple attendants of Lord Rama.

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