10.21 ādityānām ahaṁ viṣṇur (Original)

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Chapter 10

<< Chapter 10 verse 20

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ādityānām ahaṁ viṣṇur
jyotiṣāṁ ravir aṁśumān
marīcir marutām asmi
nakṣatrāṇām ahaṁ śaśī

‘Of the Ādityas I am Vishṇu: of the luminous orbs, the radiant Sun; of the Maruts, I am Marīchi: of the stars I am the Moon.’

Of the Adityas, who are twelve1 in number, the chief one bearing the name Vishṇu is Myself.

Of the shining lights in the Universe, I am the Solar group. Of the Maruts2-, the chief, by name Marīchi is Myself.

I am the Moon of the asterisms. The genetive case ‘of’ here is not used as specifying one out of many, but as one over all; Moon in the present instance being the Lord over all the stars; as exemplified again in ‘I am the intelligence of beings’ (Gītā: X-22) where, it means that what exists as intelligence in beings as apart from beings, is Myself.

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  1. Vish: Pur: (1) Dhātṛi (2) Aryamā (3) Mitra (4) Varuṇa (5) Indra, (6) Vivasvān, (7) Pūshan, (8)
    Parjanya, (9) Amśu, (10) Bhāga, (11) Tvashtṛi (12) Vishṇu.
  2. The Seven Maruts are: (1) Āvaha (2) Pravaha (3) Nivaha (4) Paravaha (5) Udvaha (6) Samvaha (7) Parivaha (=Marīchi)

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