Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 506

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

The Universal Form
Chapter 11: Verse-40

namah purastäd atha prsthatas te namo ’stu te sarvata eva sarva
ananta-viryämita-vikramas tavm sarvam samäpnosi tato ’si sarvah[1]


Obeisances to You from the front, from behind and from all sides! O unbounded power, You are the master of limitless might! You are all-pervading, and thus You are everything!


Out of loving ecstasy for Krsna, his friend, Arjuna is offering his respects from all sides. He is accepting that He is the master of all potencies and all prowess and far superior to all the great warriors assembled on the battlefield. It is said in the[2]

yo ’yam tavägato deva samipam devatä-ganah
sa tvam eva jagat-srastä
yatah sarva-gato bhavän

“Whoever comes before You, be he a demigod, is created by You, O Supreme Personality of Godhead.”



  1. namah=offering obeisances; purastät=from the front; atha=also; prsthatah=from behind; te=unto You; namah astu=I offer my respects; te=unto You; sarvatah=from all sides; eva=indeed; sarva=because You are everything; ananta-virya=unlimited potency; amita-vikramah=and unlimited force; tvam=You; sarvam=everything; samäpnosi=You cover; tatah=therefore; asi=You are; sarvah=everything.
  2. Visnu Puräna 1.9.69

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