|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 23: Devahūti's Lamentation|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.47
tasyām ādhatta retas tāḿ
nodhā vidhāya rūpaḿ svaḿ
tasyām — in her; ādhatta — he deposited; retaḥ — semen; tām — her; bhāvayan — regarding; ātmanā — as half of himself; ātma-vit — a knower of spirit soul; nodhā — into nine; vidhāya — having divided; rūpam — body; svam — his own; sarva-sańkalpa-vit — the knower of all desires; vibhuḥ — the powerful Kardama.
The powerful Kardama Muni was the knower of everyone's heart, and he could grant whatever one desired. Knowing the spiritual soul, he regarded her as half of his body. Dividing himself into nine forms, he impregnated Devahūti with nine discharges of semen.
Since Kardama Muni could understand that Devahūti wanted many children, at the first chance he begot nine children at one time. He is described here as vibhu, the most powerful master. By his yogic power he could at once produce nine daughters in the womb of Devahūti.
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