TEXT 113
yuga-manvantare dhari' nana avatara
dharma samsthapana kare, adharma samhara
yuga-manu-antarein the ages and millenniums of Manu; dhari'-accepting; nanavarious; avataraincarnations; dharma samsthapana kareestablishes the principles of religion; adharma samharavanquishing 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 x 4,320,000 years). Fourteen such Manus take their birth and die, to yield a place for the next, during one day of Brahma.

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