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User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-11-05 11:32:00
In the above reply, I see that Kalki avatar is Shaktyavesha. In the book, Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, I happened to read that Kalki incarnation is Lila avatar of the Lord. Is it possible that Kalki could be both Shaktyavesha and Lila avatar?
21/12 14:43:06 Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Madhya laila 6.99
kali-yuge lilavatara na kare bhagavan
ataeva ‘tri-yuga’ kari’ kahi tara nama
“In this Age of Kali there is no lila-avatara of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; therefore He is known by the name Triyuga."
In the above verse, it is described by Shrila Gopinatha Acharya to Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya that the Lord is known as Triyuga because there is no Lila incarnation in Kali Yuga. So Shri Kalki falls under the category of a Shaktyavesha incarnation more appropriately. Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu is also not a Lila incarnation as He is Avatari Himself, the origin of all other incarnations. The typical example of a Lila Avatara is Lord Ramachandra who is Vishnu Tattva and is not a Yuga Avatara as He does not appear in every Treta Yuga.