yuga-manvantare dhari' nana avatara
dharma samsthapana kare, adharma samhara
yuga-manu-antare—in the ages and millenniums of Manu; dhari'-accepting; nana—various; avatara—incarnations; dharma samsthapana kare—establishes the principles of religion; adharma samhara—vanquishing irreligious principles.
In the ages and millenniums of Manu, He appears as different incarnations to establish the principles of real religion and vanquish the principles of irreligion.
Lord Visnu, who lies in the ocean of milk, incarnates Himself in various forms to maintain the laws of the cosmos and annihilate the causes of disturbance. Such incarnations are visible in every manv-antara (i.e., in the course of the reign of each Manu, who lives for 71
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