Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 461

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

The Opulence of the Absolute
Chapter 10: Verse-30

prahlädas cäsmi daityänäm kälah kalayatäm aham
mrgänäm ca mrgendro ’ham vainateyas ca paksinäm[1]


Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahläda, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda.


Diti and Aditi are two sisters. The sons of Aditi are called Ädityas, and the sons of Diti are called Daityas. All the Ädityas are devotees of the Lord, and all the Daityas are atheistic. Although Prahläda was born in the family of the Daityas, he was a great devotee from his childhood. Because of his devotional service and godly nature, he is considered to be a representative of Krsna. There are many subduing principles, but time wears down all things in the material universe and so represents Krsna. Of the many animals, the lion is the most powerful and ferocious, and of the million varieties of birds, Garuòa, the bearer of Lord Visnu, is the greatest.



  1. prahlädah=Prahläda; ca=also; asmi=I am; daityänäm=of the demons; kälah=time; kalayatäm=of subduers; aham=I am; mrgänäm=of animals; ca=and; mrga-indrah=the lion; aham=I am; vainateyah=Garuda; ca=also; paksinäm=of birds.

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