avatara maya drsta
ramamanasya te gunaih
so ’ham tad drastum icchami
yat te yosid-vapur dhrtam
avatarah—incarnations; maya—by me; drstah—have been seen; ramamanasya—while You demonstrate Your various pastimes; te—of You; gunaih—by the manifestations of transcendental qualities; sah—Lord Siva; aham—I; tat—that incarnation; drastum icchami—wish to see; yat—which; te—of You; yosit-vapuh—the body of a woman; dhrtam—was accepted.
My Lord, I have seen all kinds of incarnations You have exhibited by Your transcendental qualities, and now that You have appeared as a beautiful young woman, I wish to see that form of Your Lordship.
When Lord Siva approached Lord Visnu, Lord Visnu inquired about the purpose for Lord Siva’s coming there. Now Lord Siva discloses his desire. He wanted to see the recent incarnation of Mohini-murti, which Lord Visnu had assumed to distribute the nectar generated from the churning of the ocean of milk.

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