Six Forms are Present in Deity Form of the Lord

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.16.31-32 - Six Forms are Present in Deity Form of the Lord (download mp3)
by Jananivas Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.16.31
vyavasayinam aham laksmih
 kitavanam chala-grahah
titiksasmi titiksunam
 sattvam sattvavatam aham

Among the enterprising I am fortune, and among the cheaters I am gambling. I am the forgiveness of the tolerant and the good qualities of those in the mode of goodness.

SB 11.16.32
ojah saho balavatam
 karmaham viddhi satvatam
satvatam nava-murtinam
 adi-murtir aham para

Of the powerful I am bodily and mental strength, and I am the devotional activities of My devotees. My devotees worship Me in nine different forms, among which I am the original and primary Vasudeva.

Generally, the Vaisnavas worship the Personality of Godhead as Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Narayana, Hayagriva, Varaha, Nrsimha and Brahma. It is understood that when a suitable living entity is not available to fill the post of Brahma, the Lord Himself assumes the position; therefore Lord Brahma is mentioned in the list. Lord Visnu sometimes appears as Indra and sometimes as Brahma, and it is Visnu appearing as Brahma who is indicated in this connection.

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