brahmadayo loka-nathah
sva-nathaya samadrtah
sanuga balim ajahruh
brahma-adayahgreat personalities, headed by Lord Brahma; loka-nathahthe predominating deities of various planets; sva-nathayaunto their supreme master; samadrtahwith great respect; sa-anugahwith their respective followers; balimdifferent paraphernalia of worship; ajahruhcollected; sanksipta-atma-vibhutayeunto the Lord, who had expanded His personal opulence but had now reduced His size to the Vamana form.
Lord Brahma and all the predominating deities of the various planetary systems began to worship Lord Vamanadeva, their supreme master, who had reduced Himself from His all-pervading form to His original form. They collected all the ingredients and paraphernalia for this worship.
Vamanadeva first expanded Himself to the universal form and then reduced Himself to the original Vamana-rupa. Thus He acted exactly like Lord Krsna, who, at the request of Arjuna, first showed His universal form and later resumed His original form as Krsna. The Lord can assume any form He likes, but His original form is that of Krsna (krsnas tu bhagavan svayam). According to the capacity of the devotee, the Lord assumes various forms so that the devotee can handle Him. This is His causeless mercy. When Lord Vamanadeva resumed His original form, Lord Brahma and his associates collected various paraphernalia for worship with which to please Him.

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