Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 487

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

The Universal Form
Chapter 11: Verse-15

arjuna uväca
pasyämi deväms tava deva dehe sarväms tathä bhüta-visesa-sanghän
brahmänam isam kamaläsana-stham rsims ca sarvän uragäms ca divyän [1]


Arjuna said: My dear Lord Krsna, I see assembled in Your body all the demigods and various other living entities. I see Brahmä sitting on the lotus flower, as well as Lord Siva and all the sages and divine serpents.


Arjuna sees everything in the universe; therefore he sees Brahmä, who is the first creature in the universe, and the celestial serpent upon which the Garbhodakasäyi Visnu lies in the lower regions of the universe. This snake bed is called Väsuki. There are also other snakes known as Väsuki. Arjuna can see from the Garbhodakasäyi Visnu up to the topmost part of the universe on the lotus-flower planet where Brahmä, the first creature of the universe, resides. That means that from the beginning to the end, everything could be seen by Arjuna, who was sitting in one place on his chariot. This was possible by the grace of the Supreme Lord, Krsna.



  1. arjunah uväca=Arjuna said; pasyämi=I see; devän=all the demigods; tava=Your; deva=O Lord; dehe=in the body; sarvän=all; tathä=also; bhüta=living entities; visesa-sanghän=specifically assembled; brahmänam=Lord Brahmä; isam=Lord Siva; kamala-äsana-stham=sitting on the lotus flower; rsin=great sages; ca=also; sarvän=all; uragän=serpents; ca=also; divyän=divine.

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