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namah purastad atha prsthatas te
SYNONYMSnamah--offering obeisances; purastat--from the front; atha--also; prsthatah--from behind; te--You; namah astu--offer my respects; te--unto You; sarvatah--from all sides; eva sarva--because You are everything; ananta-virya--unlimited potency; amita-vikramah--unlimited force; tvam--You; sarvam--everything; samapnosi--cover; tatah asi--therefore You are; sarvah--everything.
TRANSLATIONObeisances from the front, from behind and from all sides! O unbounded power, You are the master of limitless might! You are all-pervading, and thus You are everything!
PURPORTOut of loving ecstasy for Krsna, his friend, Arjuna is offering his respects from all sides. He is accepting that He is the master of all potencies and all prowess and far superior to all the great warriors assembled on the battlefield. It is said in the Visnu Purana: yo 'yam tavagato deva-samipam devata-ganah sa tvam eva jagat-srasta yatah sarva-gato bhavan. "Whoever comes before You, be he a demigod, is created by You, O Supreme Personality of Godhead."
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada