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SB 11.16.19

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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

TEXT 19

nāgendrāṇām ananto 'haṁ
mṛgendraḥ śṛṅgi-daṁṣṭriṇām
āśramāṇām ahaṁ turyo
varṇānāṁ prathamo 'nagha


SYNONYMS

nāga-indrāṇām—among the best of many-hooded snakes; anantaḥ—Anantadeva; aham—I am; mṛga-indraḥ—the lion; śṛṅgi-daṁṣṭriṇām—among animals with sharp horns and teeth; āśramāṇām—among the four social orders of life; aham—I am; turyaḥ—the fourth, sannyāsa; varṇānām—among the four occupational orders; prathamaḥ—the first, the brāhmaṇas; anagha—O sinless one.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

O sinless Uddhava, among the best of snakes I am Anantadeva, and among those animals with sharp horns and teeth I am the lion. Among the social orders I am the fourth, or the renounced order of life, and among the occupational divisions I am the first, the brāhmaṇas.



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