अथाख्याहि हरेर्धीमन्नवतारकथाः शुभाः।
लीला विदधतः स्वैरमीश्वरस्यात्ममायया॥१८॥

Athākhyāhi harerdhīmannavatārakathāḥ śubhāḥ|
Līlā vidadhataḥ svairamīśvarasyātmamāyayā||18||

Now (atha), oh wise one (dhīman), tell (us) (ākhyāhi) about the splendid (śubhāḥ) stories (kathāḥ) related to the incarnations (avatāra) of Hari --Viṣṇu-- (hareḥ). (Those) Plays or Pastimes (līlāḥ) of the Doer (vidadhataḥ) (are produced) by the essential (ātma) Māyā --i.e. Power-- (māyayā) of the Lord (īśvarasya) according to (His) own Will (svairam)1||18||

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अथाख्याहि हरेर्धीमन्नवतारकथाः शुभाः।
लीला विदधतः स्वैरमीश्वरस्यात्ममायया॥१८॥

Athākhyāhi harerdhīmannavatārakathāḥ śubhāḥ|
Līlā vidadhataḥ svairamīśvarasyātmamāyayā||18||

Now (atha), oh wise one (dhīman), tell (us) (ākhyāhi) about the splendid (śubhāḥ) stories (kathāḥ) related to the incarnations (avatāra) of Hari --Viṣṇu-- (hareḥ). (Those) Plays or Pastimes (līlāḥ) of the Doer (vidadhataḥ) (are produced) by the essential (ātma) Māyā --i.e. Power-- (māyayā) of the Lord (īśvarasya) according to (His) own Will (svairam)1||18||

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