Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- hiraṇyagarbho vedānāṁ
- mantrāṇāṁ praṇavas tri-vṛt
- akṣarāṇām a-kāro 'smi
- padāni cchandusām aham
hiraṇya-garbhaḥ—Lord Brahmā; vedānām—of the Vedas; mantrāṇām—of mantras; praṇavaḥ—the oṁkāra; tri-vṛt—consisting of three letters; akṣarāṇām—of letters; a-kāraḥ—the first letter, a; asmi—I am; padāni—the three-line Gāyatrī mantra; chandasām—among sacred meters; aham—I am.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Among the Vedas I am their original teacher, Lord Brahmā, and of all mantras I am the three-lettered oṁkāra. Among letters I am the first letter, "a," and among sacred meters I am the Gāyatrī mantra.