Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 5: The Demigods Appeal to the Lord for Protection

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.5.35

agnir mukhaḿ yasya tu jāta-vedā

jātaḥ kriyā-kāṇḍa-nimitta-janmā

antaḥ-samudre 'nupacan sva-dhātūn

prasīdatāḿ naḥ sa mahā-vibhūtiḥ


agniḥ — fire; mukham — the mouth through which the Supreme Personality of Godhead eats; yasya — of whom; tu — but; jāta-vedāḥ — the producer of wealth or of all necessities of life; jātaḥ — produced; kriyā-kāṇḍa — ritualistic ceremonies; nimitta — for the sake of; janmā — formed for this reason; antaḥ-samudre — within the depths of the ocean; anupacan — always digesting; sva-dhātūn — all elements; prasīdatām — may be pleased; naḥ — upon us; saḥHe; mahā-vibhūtiḥ — the supremely powerful.


Fire, which is born for the sake of accepting oblations in ritualistic ceremonies, is the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Fire exists within the depths of the ocean to produce wealth, and fire is also present in the abdomen to digest food and produce various secretions for the maintenance of the body. May that supremely powerful Personality of Godhead be pleased with us.

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