isvara ha-iya kahaya maha-bhagavata
veda-dharmatita hana veda-dharme rata
isvara—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; ha-iya—being; kahaya—calls Himself; maha-bhagavata—great devotee; veda-dharma—the principles of Vedic religion; atita—transcendental; hana—being; veda-dharme—in the Vedic system; rata—engaged.
Although Virabhadra Gosani was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He presented Himself as a great devotee. And although the Supreme Godhead is transcendental to all Vedic injunctions, He strictly followed the Vedic rituals.
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