Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Bhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.29

anantaś cāsmi nāgānām

varuno yādasām aham

pitrinām aryamā cāsmi

yamah samyamatām aham

SYNONYMS

anantahAnanta; ca — also; asmiI am; nāgānām — of the many-hooded serpents; varunah — the demigod controlling the water; yādasām — of all aquatics; ahamI am; pitrinām — of the ancestors; aryamāAryamā; ca — also; asmiI am; yamah — the controller of death; samyamatām — of all regulators; ahamI am.

TRANSLATION

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

PURPORT

Among the many-hooded Nāga serpents, Ananta is the greatest, as is the demigod Varuna among the aquatics. They both represent Krishna. There is also a planet of Pitās, ancestors, presided over by Aryamā, 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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