Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gita As It Is 10.29

anantas casmi naganam

varuno yadasam aham

pitrinam aryama casmi

yamah samyamatam aham


anantah -- Ananta; ca -- also; asmi -- I am; naganam -- of the many-hooded serpents; varunah -- the demigod controlling the water; yadasam -- of all aquatics; aham -- I am; pitrinam -- of the ancestors; aryama -- Aryama; ca -- also; asmi -- I am; yamah -- the controller of death; samyamatam -- of all regulators; aham -- I am.


Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death.


Among the many-hooded Naga serpents, Ananta is the greatest, as is the demigod Varuna among the aquatics. They both represent Krishna. There is also a planet of Pitas, ancestors, presided over by Aryama, who represents Krishna. There are many living entities who give punishment to the miscreants, and among them Yama is the chief. Yama is situated in a planet near this earthly planet. After death those who are very sinful are taken there, and Yama arranges different kinds of punishments for them.

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