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SB 11.16.13

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


indro 'haṁ sarva-devānāṁ
vasūnām asmi havya-vāṭ
ādityānām ahaṁ viṣṇū
rudrāṇāṁ nīla-lohitaḥ


indraḥ—Lord Indra; aham—I am; sarva-devānām—among the demigods; vasūnām—among the Vasus; asmi—I am; havya-vāṭ—the carrier of oblations, the fire-god Agni; ādityānām—among the sons of Aditi; aham—I am; viṣṇuḥ—Viṣṇu; rudrāṇām—among the Rudras; nīla-lohitaḥ—Lord Śiva.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Among the demigods I am Indra, and among the Vasus I am Agni, the god of fire. I am Viṣṇu among the sons of Aditi, and among the Rudras I am Lord Śiva.


Lord Viṣṇu appeared among the sons of Aditi as Vāmanadeva.

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