Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 18: Lord Vāmanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.18.6

dvādaśyāḿ savitātiṣṭhan

madhyandina-gato nṛpa

vijayā-nāma proktā

yasyāḿ janma vidur hareḥ

SYNONYMS

dvādaśyām — on the twelfth day of the moon; savitā — the sun; atiṣṭhat — was staying; madhyam-dina-gataḥ — on the meridian; nṛpaO King; vijayā-nāma — by the name Vijayā; — that day; proktā — is called; yasyām — on which; janma — the appearance; viduḥ — they know; hareḥ — of Lord Hari.

TRANSLATION

O King, when the Lord appeared — on dvādaśī, the twelfth day of the moon — the sun was at the meridian, as every learned scholar knows. This dvādaśī is called Vijayā.

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