Chapter 11, Verse 46

किरीटिनं गदिनं चक्रहस्त- मिच्छामि त्वां द्रष्टुमहं तथैव । तेनैव रूपेण चतुर्भुजेन सहस्रबाहो भव विश्वमूर्ते ॥४६॥


kirīṭinaḿ gadinaḿ cakra-hastam icchāmi tvāḿ draṣṭum ahaḿ tathaiva tenaiva rūpeṇa catur-bhujena sahasra-bāho bhava viśva-mūrte

Word Meanings

kirīṭinam — with helmet; gadinam — with club; cakra-hastam — disc in hand; icchāmi — I wish; tvām — You; draṣṭum — to see; aham — I; tathā eva — in that position; tena eva — in that; rūpeṇa — form; catuḥ-bhujena — four-handed; sahasra-bāho — O thousand-handed one; bhava — just become; viśva-mūrte — O universal form.


O thousand-armed one, though you are the embodiment of all creation, I wish to see you in your four-armed form, carrying the mace and disc, and wearing the crown.


In the Brahma-saṁhitā (5.39) it is stated, rāmādi-mūrtiṣu kalā-niyamena tiṣṭhan: the Lord is eternally situated in hundreds and thousands of forms, and the main forms are those like Rāma, Nṛsiṁha, Nārāyaṇa, etc. There are innumerable forms. But Arjuna knew that Kṛṣṇa is the original Personality of Godhead assuming His temporary universal form. He is now asking to see the form of Nārāyaṇa, a spiritual form. This verse establishes without any doubt the statement of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam that Kṛṣṇa is the original Personality of Godhead and all other features originate from Him. He is not different from His plenary expansions, and He is God in any of His innumerable forms. In all of these forms He is fresh like a young man. That is the constant feature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One who knows Kṛṣṇa becomes free at once from all contamination of the material world.