prathamei kare kṛṣṇa 'puruṣāvatāra'
seita puruṣa haya trividha prakāra
prathamei—in the beginning; kare—does; kṛṣṇa—Lord Kṛṣṇa; puruṣa-avatāra—the incarnation of the three Viṣṇus (Mahā-Viṣṇu, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu and Kṣīrodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); seita—that; puruṣa—Viṣṇu; haya—becomes; tri-vidha pra-kāra—three different manifestations.
"In the beginning, Kṛṣṇa incarnates Himself as puruṣa-avatāras, or Viṣṇu incarnations. These are of three types.
Up to this verse, the many types of expansions have been described. Now the manifestations of the Lord's different potencies will be described.
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