August 13, 2017
rūpaṁ mahat te bahuvaktranetraṁ
dṛṣṭvā lokāḥ pravyathitās tathā ’haṁ (XI-23)
nabhaḥspṛśaṁ dīptam anekavarṇaṁ
dṛṣṭvā hi tvāṁ pravyathitāntarātmā
dhṛtiṁ na vindāmi śamaṁ ca viṣṇo (XI-24)
XI/23. Having seen thy immeasurable form with many mouths and eyes, O mighty-armed, with many arms, thighs and feet, with many stomachs and fearful with many teeth – the worlds are terrified and so am I.
XI/24. On seeing thee touching the sky, shining in many colours, with mouths wide open, with large fiery eyes, I am terrified at heart and find neither courage nor peace, O Viṣṇu.