मया प्रसन्नेन तवार्जुनेदं
रूपं परं दर्शितमात्मयोगात्।
यन्मे त्वदन्येन न दृष्टपूर्वम्।।11.47।।
।।11.47।। हे अर्जुन तुम पर प्रसन्न होकर मैंने अपनी योगशक्ति (आत्मयोगात्) के प्रभाव से यह अपना परम तेजोमय? सबका आदि और अनन्त विश्वरूप तुझे दर्शाया है? जिसे तुम्हारे पूर्व किसी ने नहीं देखा है।।
The Padma Purana states that the Supreme Lord Krishna is known as visvam or all pervasive because of the maximum fullness and completeness of His attributes. The visvarupa or divine universal form had not been seen before on Earth previous to Arjuna, the son of Indra seeing it. This does not preclude that it had never been seen anywhere else in earlier ages but at no other time did His visvarupa exhibit unlimitedly as much as Arjuna had witnessed. The Brahmanda Purana states that in previous ages in various planetary systems the visvarupa had been seen by Brahma and then after by Siva and later it had been seen by Indra. Therefore others had witnessed the visvarupa in special situations but Arjuna was the first to see it on Earth.