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pavanah pavatam asmi
SYNONYMSpavanah--the wind; pavatam--of all that purifies; asmi--I am; ramah--Rama; sastra-bhrtam--of the carriers of weapons; aham--I am; jhasanam--of all aquatics; makarah--shark; ca asmi--I am also; srotasam--of flowing rivers; asmi--I am; jahnavi--the River Ganges.
TRANSLATIONOf purifiers I am the wind; of the wielders of weapons I am Rama; of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges.
PURPORTOf all the aquatics the shark is one of the biggest and is certainly the most dangerous to man. Thus the shark represents Krsna. And of rivers, the greatest in India is the Mother Ganges. Lord Ramacandra, of the Ramayana, an incarnation of Krsna, is the mightest of warriors.
Copyright (c) 1972 by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada