srsti-hetu yei murti prapance avatare
sei isvara-murti 'avatara' nama dhare
srsti-hetu—for the purpose of creation; yei murti—which form of the Lord; prapance—in the material world; avatare—descends; sei—that; isvara-murti—form of the Lord; avatara—incarnation; nama dhare—takes the name.
"The form of the Lord that descends into the material world to create is called an avatara, or incarnation.
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