Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
anantas casmi naganam
varuno yadasam aham
pitrnam aryama casmi
yamah samyamatam aham
anantaù—Ananta; ca—also; asmi—I am; nägänäm—of all serpents; varuëaù—the demigod controlling the water; yädasäm—of all aquatics; aham—I am; piöènäm—of the ancestors; aryamä—Aryäma; ca—also; asmi—I am; yamaù—the controller of death; saàyamatäm—of all regulators; aham—I am.
Of the celestial Näga snakes I am Ananta; of the aquatic deities I am Varuëa. Of departed ancestors I am Aryamä, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, lord of death.
Among the many celestial Naga serpents, Ananta is the greatest, as is Varuëa among the aquatics. They both represent Kåñëa. There is also a planet of trees presided over by Aryamä, who represents Kåñëa. 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, and after death those who are very sinful are taken there, and Yama arranges different kinds of punishments for them.