tasya ha va ete slokah——
ko nu kuryad vinesvaram
yo nemi-nimnair akaroc
chayam ghnan sapta varidhin
tasya—his; ha va—certainly; ete—all these; slokah—verses; priyavrata—by King Priyavrata; krtam—done; karma—activities; kah—who; nu—then; kuryat—can execute; vina—without; isvaram—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; yah—one who; nemi—of the rim of the wheels of his chariot; nimnaih—by the depressions; akarot—made; chayam—darkness; ghnan—dissipating; sapta—seven; varidhin—oceans.
There are many famous verses regarding Maharaja Priyavrata’s activities:
“No one but the Supreme Personality of Godhead could do what Maharaja Priyavrata has done. Maharaja Priyavrata dissipated the darkness of night, and with the rims of his great chariot, he excavated seven oceans.”
There are many excellent verses, famous all over the world, concerning the activities of Maharaja Priyavrata. He is so celebrated that his activities are compared to those of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes a sincere servant and devotee of the Lord is also called bhagavan. Sri Narada is called bhagavan, and Lord Siva and Vyasadeva are also sometimes called bhagavan. This designation, bhagavan, is sometimes conferred upon a pure devotee by the grace of the Lord so that he will be very highly esteemed. Maharaja Priyavrata was such a devotee.
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