TEXT 42
sri-suka uvaca
ity abhistuya purusam
yad-rupam anidam yatha
brahmesanau purodhaya
devah pratiyayur divam
SYNONYMS
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti—in this way; abhistuya—offering prayers; purusam—unto the Supreme Personality; yat-rupam—whose form; anidam—transcendental; yatha—as; brahma—Lord Brahma; isanau—and Lord Siva; purodhaya—keeping them in front; devah—all the demigods; pratiyayuh—returned; divam—to their heavenly homes.
TRANSLATION
After thus offering prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Visnu, the Transcendence, all the demigods, with Lord Brahma and Lord Siva before them, returned to their homes in the heavenly planets.
PURPORT
It is said:
The incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead appear continuously, like the waves of a river or an ocean. There is no limit to the Lord’s incarnations, but they can be perceived only by devotees who are fortunate. The devatas, the demigods, fortunately understood the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and thus they offered their prayers. Then Lord Siva and Lord Brahma led the demigods in returning to their homes.
The word kuksi-gatah, meaning “within the womb of Devaki,” has been discussed by Sri Jiva Gosvami in his Krama-sandarbha commentary. Since it was said at first that Krsna was present within the heart of Vasudeva and was transferred to the heart of Devaki, Sri Jiva Gosvami writes, how is it that Krsna was now in the womb? He replies that there is no contradiction. From the heart the Lord can go to the womb, or from the womb He can go to the heart. Indeed, He can go or stay anywhere. As confirmed in the Brahma-samhita (5.35), andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami. The Lord can stay wherever He likes. Devaki, therefore, in accordance with the desire of her former life, now had the opportunity to seek the benediction of having the Supreme Personality of Godhead as her son, Devaki-nandana.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Tenth Canto, Second Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb.”

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