TEXT 9
jñātvā tad dānavendrasya
hayagrīvasya ceṣṭitam
dadhāra śapharī-rūpaṁ
bhagavān harir īśvaraḥ
SYNONYMS
jñātvā—after understanding; tat—that; dānava-indrasya—of the great demon; hayagrīvasya—of Hayagrīva; ceṣṭitam—activity; dadhāra—accepted; śapharī-rūpam—the form of a fish; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; hariḥ—the Lord; īśvaraḥ—the supreme controller.
TRANSLATION
Understanding the acts of the great demon Hayagrīva, 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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