Canto 5: The Creative ImpetusChapter 1: The Activities of Mahārāja Priyavrata

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.1.39

tasya ha ete ślokāḥ

priyavrata-kṛtaḿ karma

ko nu kuryād vineśvaram

yo nemi-nimnair akaroc

chāyāḿ ghnan sapta vāridhīn

SYNONYMS

tasya — his; ha — certainly; ete — all these; ślokāḥ — verses; priyavrata — by King Priyavrata; kṛtam — done; karma — activities; kaḥ — who; nu — then; kuryāt — can execute; vinā — without; īśvaram — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; yaḥ — one who; nemi — of the rim of the wheels of his chariot; nimnaiḥ — by the depressions; akarotmade; chāyām — darkness; ghnan — dissipating; sapta — seven; vāridhīn — oceans.

TRANSLATION

There are many famous verses regarding Mahārāja Priyavrata's activities: "No one but the Supreme Personality of Godhead could do what Mahārāja Priyavrata has done. Mahārāja Priyavrata dissipated the darkness of night, and with the rims of his great chariot, he excavated seven oceans."

PURPORT

There are many excellent verses, famous all over the world, concerning the activities of Mahārāja Priyavrata. He is so celebrated that his activities are compared to those of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes a sincere servant and devotee of the Lord is also called bhagavān. Śrī Nārada is called bhagavān, and Lord Śiva and Vyāsadeva are also sometimes called bhagavān. This designation, bhagavān, is sometimes conferred upon a pure devotee by the grace of the Lord so that he will be very highly esteemed. Mahārāja Priyavrata was such a devotee.

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