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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.4.41
ṛṣir nārāyaṇo 'vyayaḥ
nāradāya purā prāha
purāṇa — of all the Purāṇas; saḿhitām — the essential compendium; etām — this; ṛṣiḥ — the great sage; nārāyaṇaḥ — Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa; avyayaḥ — the infallible; nāradāya — to Nārada Muni; purā — previously; prāha — spoke; kṛṣṇa-dvaipāyanāya — to Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vedavyāsa; saḥ — he, Nārada.
Long ago this essential anthology of all the Purāṇas was spoken by the infallible Lord Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi to Nārada, who then repeated it to Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vedavyāsa.
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