TEXT 9
jnatva tad danavendrasya
hayagrivasya cestitam
dadhara saphari-rupam
bhagavan harir isvarah
SYNONYMS
jnatva—after understanding; tat—that; danava-indrasya—of the great demon; hayagrivasya—of Hayagriva; cestitam—activity; dadhara—accepted; saphari-rupam—the form of a fish; bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; harih—the Lord; isvarah—the supreme controller.
TRANSLATION
Understanding the acts of the great demon Hayagriva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is full of all opulences, assumed the form of a fish and saved the Vedas by killing the demon.
PURPORT
Because everything was inundated by water, to save the Vedas it was necessary for the Lord to assume the form of a fish.

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