Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 15: King Prithu's Appearance and Coronation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 4.15.4

ayam tu prathamo rajnam

puman prathayita yasah

prithur nama maharajo

bhavishyati prithu-sravah


ayam -- this; tu -- then; prathamah -- the first; rajnam -- of kings; puman -- the male; prathayita -- will expand; yasah -- reputation; prithuh -- Maharaja Prithu; nama -- by name; maha-rajah -- the great king; bhavishyati -- will become; prithu-sravah -- of wide renown.


Of the two, the male will be able to expand his reputation throughout the world. His name will be Prithu. Indeed, he will be the first among kings.


There are different types of incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In the sastras it is said that Garuda (the carrier of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Siva and Ananta are all very powerful incarnations of the Brahman feature of the Lord. Similarly, Sacipati, or Indra, the King of heaven, is an incarnation of the lusty feature of the Lord. Aniruddha is an incarnation of the Lord's mind. Similarly, King Prithu is an incarnation of the ruling force of the Lord. Thus the saintly persons and great sages predicted the future activities of King Prithu, who was already explained as a partial incarnation of a plenary expansion of the Lord.

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