The fourth purusha incarnation, and four-handed expansion of the
Supreme Lord, Krishna; a great sage. He and his twin brother, Nara (q.v.) are described in
in the Srimad Bhagavatam, thus:
akarot dushcaram tapah
In the fourth incarnation, the Lord became Nara and Narayana, the
twin sons of the wife of King Dharma. Thus He undertook severe and exemplary
penances to control the senses."
Bhag., Canto 1, Ch. 3, Text 9
"dharmasya daksha-duhitary ajanishta murtyam
narayano nara iti sva-tapah-prabhavatah
drishtvatmano bhagavato niyamavalopam
devyas tv ananga-pritana ghatitum na shekuh
To exhibit His personal way of austerity and penance, He appeared in twin forms
as Narayana and Nara in the womb of Murti, the wife of Dharma and the
daughter of Daksha. Celestial beauties, the companions of Cupid, went to try to
break His vows, but they were unsuccessful, for they saw that many beauties like
them were emananting from Him, the Personality of Godhead."
Bhag., Canto 2, Ch. 7, Text 6
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