TEXT 13
jaleṣu māṁ rakṣatu matsya-mūrtir
yādo-gaṇebhyo varuṇasya pāśāt
sthaleṣu māyāvaṭu-vāmano ’vyāt
trivikramaḥ khe ’vatu viśvarūpaḥ
SYNONYMS
jaleṣu—in the water; mām—me; rakṣatu—protect; matsya-mūrtiḥ—the Supreme Lord in the form of a great fish; yādaḥ-gaṇebhyaḥ—from fierce aquatic animals; varuṇasya—of the demigod known as Varuṇa; pāśāt—from the arresting rope; sthaleṣu—on the land; māyā-vaṭu—the merciful form of the Lord as a dwarf; vāmanaḥ—named Vāmanadeva; avyāt—may He protect; trivikramaḥTrivikrama, whose three gigantic steps took the three worlds from Bali; khe—in the sky; avatu—may the Lord protect; viśvarūpaḥ—the gigantic universal form.
TRANSLATION
May the Lord, who assumes the body of a great fish, protect me in the water from the fierce animals that are associates of the demigod Varuṇa. By expanding His illusory energy, the Lord assumed the form of the dwarf Vāmana. May Vāmana protect me on the land. Since the gigantic form of the Lord, Viśvarūpa, conquers the three worlds, may He protect me in the sky.
PURPORT
This mantra seeks the protection of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the water, land and sky in His incarnations as the fish, Vāmanadeva and the Viśvarūpa.

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