Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 1: Questions by Vidura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.1.33

kaccic chivaḿ devaka-bhoja-putryā

viṣṇu-prajāyā iva deva-mātuḥ

vai sva-garbheṇa dadhāra devaḿ

trayī yathā yajña-vitānam artham

SYNONYMS

kaccit — whether; śivam — everything well; devaka-bhoja-putryāḥ — of the daughter of King Devaka-bhoja; viṣṇu-prajāyāḥ — of she who gave birth to the Personality of Godhead; iva — like that of; deva-mātuḥ — of the mother of the demigods (Aditi); — one who; vai — indeed; sva-garbheṇa — by her own womb; dadhāra — conceived; devam — the Supreme Lord; trayī — the Vedas; yathāas much as; yajña-vitānam — of spreading the sacrifice; artham — purpose.

TRANSLATION

As the Vedas are the reservoir of sacrificial purposes, so the daughter of King Devaka-bhoja conceived the Supreme Personality of Godhead in her womb, as did the mother of the demigods. Is she [Devakī] doing well?

PURPORT

The Vedas are full of transcendental knowledge and spiritual values, and thus Devakī, the mother of Lord Kṛṣṇa, conceived the Lord in her womb as the personified meaning of the Vedas. There is no difference between the Vedas and the Lord. The Vedas aim at the understanding of the Lord, and the Lord is the Vedas personified. Devakī is compared to the meaningful Vedas and the Lord to their purpose personified.

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