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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 16

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 9 श्लोक 16

अहं क्रतुरहं यज्ञः स्वधाऽहमहमौषधम्।
मंत्रोऽहमहमेवाज्यमहमग्निरहं हुतम्।।9.16।।

हिंदी अनुवाद - स्वामी रामसुख दास जी ( भगवद् गीता 9.16)

।।9.16।।(टिप्पणी प0 503) क्रतु मैं हूँ? यज्ञ मैं हूँ? स्वधा मैं हूँ? औषध मैं हूँ? मन्त्र मैं हूँ? घृत मैं हूँ? अग्नि मैं हूँ और हवनरूप क्रिया भी मैं हूँ। जाननेयोग्य? पवित्र? ओंकार? ऋग्वेद? सामवेद और यजुर्वेद भी मैं ही हूँ। इस सम्पूर्ण जगत्का पिता? धाता? माता? पितामह? गति? भर्ता? प्रभु? साक्षी? निवास? आश्रय? सुहृद्? उत्पत्ति? प्रलय? स्थान? निधान तथा अविनाशी बीज भी मैं ही हूँ।

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

So in this verse Lord Krishna describes some of His qualities concerning Vedic rituals. He is Kratu or Vedic rituals like Jyotishtoma which awards Swarga the heavenly planets He is Yagna or the act of daily propitiation enjoined in the Vedic scriptures He is Sraddha the food oblations offered to the departed ancestors and presiding deities He is ausadham the potency within the healing medicinal herb He is the mantra or the sacred verses chanted at the performance of all Vedic rituals He is ajam or the ghee which is clarified butter extracted exclusively from cows milk. He is the fire known as Ahavaniyas the sacrificial fire ignited from the consecrated fire. He is hutam denoting homan or the oblations offered into the fire and the ritual itself.