Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 17: The Supreme Lord Agrees to Become Aditi's Son

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.17.17

athāpy upāyo mama devi cintyaḥ

santoṣitasya vrata-caryayā te

mamārcanaḿ nārhati gantum anyathā

śraddhānurūpaḿ phala-hetukatvāt


atha — therefore; apiin spite of this situation; upāyaḥ — some means; mama — by Me; deviO goddess; cintyaḥ — must be considered; santoṣitasya — very pleased; vrata-caryayā — observing the vow; te — by you; mama arcanam — worshiping Me; na — never; arhati — deserves; gantum anyathāto become otherwise; śraddhā-anurūpam — according to one's faith and devotion; phala — of the result; hetukatvāt — from being the cause.


Yet because I have been satisfied by the activities of your vow, O goddess Aditi, I must find some means to favor you, for worship of Me never goes in vain but certainly gives the desired result according to what one deserves.

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