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Title: yugaavatara for satyayuga

User: Anonymous    Date: 2007-04-13 11:25:41


Hare Krishna Revered Maharaj

Please accept my fallen obesiances! All Glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!


I wanted to know who is the  yugaavatara for satyayuga?


Your aspiring servant,



Title: Re: yugaavatara for satyayuga

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-22 08:30:53


Shrimad Bhagavatam SB 11.5.21


In Satya-yuga the Lord is white and four-armed, has matted locks and wears a garment of tree bark. He carries a black deerskin, a sacred thread, prayer beads and the rod and waterpot of a brahmacari.


SB 11.5.22


People in Satya-yuga are peaceful, nonenvious, friendly to every creature and steady in all situations. They worship the Supreme Personality by austere meditation and by internal and external sense control.




In Satya-yuga the Supreme Lord incarnates as a four-armed brahmacari described in the previous verse and personally introduces the process of meditation.


SB 11.5.23


In Satya-yuga the Lord is glorified by the names Hamsa, Suparna, Vaikuntha, Dharma, Yogesvara, Amala, Isvara, Purusa, Avyakta and Paramatma.




The sage Karabhajana Muni is replying to Videharaja Nimi's questions about the varieties of the Lord's incarnations. In Satya-yuga the Lord's color is white, and He wears tree bark and a black deerskin as an ideal meditative brahmacari. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura has explained the Lord's various names in Satya-yuga as follows. Those who are self-realized know this supreme reality of the Personality of Godhead as Paramatma, Those souls who are situated in the religious system of varnasrama glorify Him as the hamsa who is transcendental to all the varnas and asramas. Persons absorbed in gross matter consider Him to be Suparna, "the beautifully winged" basis of the conceptions of cause and effect who flies within the subtle sky of the soul, as described in Chandogya Upanisad. Persons accustomed to wandering within this universe of subtle and gross matter created by the Lord's illusory potency chant His name Vaikuntha. Persons deprived of the power of transcendental meditation (dharana), who are thus subject to falling from the path of religion, glorify Him as Dharma, or religion personified. Those who are forced to submit to the illusory modes of material nature and whose minds are uncontrolled and disturbed glorify Him as the most perfectly self-controlled Yogesvara. Persons tainted by a mixture of the modes of passion and ignorance call Him Amala, or the uncontaminated. Persons devoid of potency call Him Isvara, and those who consider themselves to be under His shelter chant His glories by the name Uttama Purusa. Those who know that this material manifestation is only temporary call Him Avyakta. In this way, in Satya-yuga Lord Vasudeva appears in various four-armed transcendental forms, and the jiva souls worship Him, each by their own particular process of devotional service. Therefore the Supreme Lord has many different names.


Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata Adi-khanda 2.161


satya-yuge tumi, prabhu, subhra varna dhari'

tapo-dharma bujhao apane tapa kari'



"O my Lord, in Satya-yuga You have appeared with a white complexion to preach the principles of austerity by Your personal example.



The word subhra indicates the white color accepted by the incarnations for Satya-yuga.


Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata Adi-khanda 2.162


krsnajina, danda, kamandalu, jata dhari'

dharma sthapa' brahmacari-rupe avatari'



"You wear a deerskin and carry a danda and waterpot, and You wear matted locks of hair. In this way You incarnate as a brahmacari to reestablish the principles of religion.



The word krsnajina refers to the skin of the spotted deer, worn by brahmacaris at the time of sacrificial performances. The word danda indicates either ekadanda or tridanda, which are made from the sticks of the palasa, khadira, or bamboo trees. In other words, vajra-danda, indra-danda, brahma-danda, and jiva-danda are combined together and known as tridanda. The word kamandalu refers to a waterpot made from wood or a gourd. The word jata refers to a bunch of hair that has matted due to not shaving.


The brahmacaris do not always get an opportunity to shave like the pleasure-seeking grhasthas. Therefore they often keep their hair and nails uncut. For those who live at home in comfort, keeping hair and nails uncut is the symptom of an uncultured person, but brahmacaris have some concession in this regard. Those not in the brahmacari asrama have no right in this matter.


Title: Re: yugaavatara for satyayuga

User: Anonymous    Date: 2007-04-24 14:49:48


Dear Maharaj


My pranams


many thanks for your reply and infformation.

Like in Treta Yuga , the yugavatar were Lord SriRam and in Dvapara Lord Balram or lord Krishna,can we also name some one incarnation for Satyayuga?


Humble obesiances



Title: Re: yugaavatara for satyayuga

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-24 15:42:34


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! The name of the incarnation in Satya Yuga is given in Shrimad Bhagavatam: Shukla, Subhra, Hamsa, Suparna, Vaikuntha, Dharma, Yogesvara, Amala, Isvara, Purusa, Avyakta and Paramatma. He appears with any of these forms and names.


In this Satya Yuga, Lord Kapila also appeared as the son of Shrila Kardama Muni. Lord Raam is not a yuga avataara but He is a lilaa avataara which means that He does not appear in all Treta yugas just once or in a few Treta Yugas in one day of Brahma (2000 Treta Yugas). The Yuga avatara of Treta is Yagya who is reddish carrying a sacrificial ladle and spoon in His hands and encouraging everyone to perform the fire sacrifices. Please read Shrimad Bhagavatam 11.5 and Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata Adi Khanda 2.164 for further information.