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10.23 rudhrANAm SankaraS chAsmi

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Chapter 10

<< Chapter 10 verse 22

SlOkam – Original

rudhrANAm SankaraS chAsmi viththESO yaksharakshasAm |
vasUnAm pAvakaS chAsmi mEru: SikhariNAm aham ||

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

rudhraNAm – among the 11 rudhras
Sankara cha asmi – I am Siva (who is their leader).
yaksha rakshasAm – among yakshas and rAkshsasas
viththESa: (asmi) – I am kubEra (the presiding deity for wealth).
vasUnAm – among the 8 vasus
pAvaka: cha asmi – I am pAvaka (who is the best).
SikariNAm – among the mountains which have amazing peaks
mEru: (asmi) – I am mEru.

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

Among the 11 rudhras, I am Siva (who is their leader). Among yakshas and rAkshsasas, I am kubEra (the presiding deity for wealth). Among the 8 vasus, I am pAvaka (who is the best). Among the mountains which have amazing peaks, I am mEru.

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

‘Of the Rudras, I am Śankara; of the Yakshas and Rakshas, I am Vitteśa; of the Vasus, I am Pāvaka; of the mountains, I am Meru.’

Of the eleven Rudras1, I am Śankara; of the Yakshas and Rakshas, I am Vitteśa=(lit: the Lord of Riches)= Vaiśravaṇa=Kubera.

Of the eight Vasus2, I am Pāvaka.

Among the mountains crowned with peaks, I am Meru.

>> Chapter 10 verse 24

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  1. Vāyu: Pur (1) Ajaikapād, a (2) Ahvi-bradhna, (3) Hara, (4) Nir-ṛita, (5) Īśvara, (6) Bhuvana, (7) Angarāka (8) Ardha-ketu, (9) Mṛityu, (10) Sarpa, (11) Kapālin.
  2. (1) Apa, (2)Dhruva, (3) Soma, (4) Dhava, (5) Anila, (6) Anala or Pāvaka, (7) Pratyūsha, (8) Prabhāsa. (See Vish: Pur:).

10.23 rudrāṇāṁ śaṅkaraś cāsmi (Original)

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Chapter 10

<< Chapter 10 verse 22

Simple

rudrāṇāṁ śaṅkaraś cāsmi
vitteśo yakṣa-rakṣasām
vasūnāṁ pāvakaś cāsmi
meruḥ śikhariṇām aham

‘Of the Rudras, I am Śankara; of the Yakshas and Rakshas, I am Vitteśa; of the Vasus, I am Pāvaka; of the mountains, I am Meru.’

Of the eleven Rudras1, I am Śankara; of the Yakshas and Rakshas, I am Vitteśa=(lit: the Lord of Riches)= Vaiśravaṇa=Kubera.

Of the eight Vasus2, I am Pāvaka.

Among the mountains crowned with peaks, I am Meru.

>> Chapter 10 verse 24

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pramANam (scriptures) – http://granthams.koyil.org
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SrIvaishNava education/kids portal – http://pillai.koyil.org

  1. Vāyu: Pur (1) Ajaikapād, a (2) Ahvi-bradhna, (3) Hara, (4) Nir-ṛita, (5) Īśvara, (6) Bhuvana, (7) Angarāka (8) Ardha-ketu, (9) Mṛityu, (10) Sarpa, (11) Kapālin.
  2. (1) Apa, (2)Dhruva, (3) Soma, (4) Dhava, (5) Anila, (6) Anala or Pāvaka, (7) Pratyūsha, (8) Prabhāsa. (See Vish: Pur:).