yadyapi kahiye tanre krsnera 'kala' kari
matsya-kurmady-avatarera tinho avatari
yadyapi—although; kahiye—I say; tanre—to Him; krsnera—of Lord Krsna; kala—part of the part; kari—making; matsya—the fish incarnation; kurma-adi—the tortoise incarnation and others; avatarera—of all these incarnations; tinho—He; avatari—the original source.
Although Ksirodasayi Visnu is called a kala of Lord Krsna, He is the source of Matsya, Kurma and the other incarnations.
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