Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 457

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Opulence of the Absolute
Chapter 10: Verse-26

asvatthah sarva-vrksänäm devarsinäm ca näradah
gandharvänäm citrarathahsiddhänäm kapilo munih[1]


Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of the sages among the demigods I am Närada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila.


The banyan tree[2] is one of the highest and most beautiful trees, and people in India often worship it as one of their daily morning rituals. Amongst the demigods they also worship Närada, who is considered the greatest devotee in the universe. Thus he is the representation of krsna as a devotee. The Gandharva planet is filled with entities who sing beautifully, and among them the best singer is Citraratha. Amongst the perfect living entities, Kapila, the son of Devahüti, is a representative of Krsna. He is considered an incarnation of Krsna, and His philosophy is mentioned in the Srimad-Bhägavatam. Later on another Kapila became famous, but his philosophy was atheistic. Thus there is a gulf of difference between them.



  1. asvatthah=the banyan tree; sarva-vrksänäm=of all trees; deva-rsinäm=of all the sages amongst the demigods; ca=and; näradah=Närada; gandharvänäm=of the citizens of the Gandharva planet; citrarathah=Citraratha; siddhänäm=of all those who are perfected; kapilah munih=Kapila Muni.
  2. asvattha

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