Antya-līlāChapter 7: The Meeting of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Vallabha Bhaṭṭa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Antya 7.15

santv avatārā bahavaḥ

puṣkara-nābhasya sarvato-bhadrāḥ

kṛṣṇād anyaḥ ko latāsv

api prema-do bhavati"

SYNONYMS

santu — let there be; avatārāḥ — incarnations; bahavaḥ — many; puṣkara-nābhasya — of the Lord, from whose navel grows a lotus flower; sarvataḥ bhadrāḥ — completely auspicious; kṛṣṇāt — than Lord Kṛṣṇa; anyaḥ — other; kaḥ — who possibly; latāsu — on the surrendered souls; api — also; prema-daḥ — the bestower of love; bhavati — is.

TRANSLATION

"'There may be many all-auspicious incarnations of the Personality of Godhead, but who other than Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa can bestow love of God upon the surrendered souls?'"

PURPORT

This is a verse written by Bilvamańgala Ṭhākura. It is quoted by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī in his Laghu-bhāgavatāmṛta (1.5.37).

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