11.38.5 vAyur yamO’gnir varuNa: SaSAnka:

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Chapter 11

<< Chapter 11 verse 38

SlOkam – Original

vAyur yamO’gnir varuNa: SaSAnka: prajApathis thvam prapithAmahaS cha |

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

prapithAmaha: thvam – you are the father of brahmA, the grandsire
vAyu: – as vAyu (deity for air)
yama: – as yama (deity for dharma)
agni: – as agni (deity for fire)
varuNa: – as varuNa  (deity for water)
SaSAnka: – as chandhra (the deity for moon)
prajApathi: cha – as prajApathis (progenitors) and their father brahmA

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

You are the father of brahmA, the grandsire; you appear as vAyu, yama, agni, varuNa, chandhra and prajApathis and their father brahmA,

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Vāyu, and Yama, Agni and Varuṇa, and the moon are You; the Grand-sire and the Great Grand-sire’.

You are the Great Grand-sire: The Prajāpatis are the Patriarchs of all creatures. The Father of the Prajāpatis is Hiraṇyagarbha, and therefore You are the Grand-Sire= Pitāmaha. Of Hiraṇyagarbha also, You are the Father and therefore the great Grand-sire of creatures=Prapitāmaha; the sense being that every term such as Pitāmaha, is Your name by the fact of Your being the indwelling Soul of all viz., Hiraṇyagarbha etc.,

>> Chapter 11 verses 39 and 39.5

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