|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 11: Summary Description of the Mahāpuruṣa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.11.14-15
mukhya-tattvaḿ gadāḿ dadhat
apāḿ tattvaḿ dara-varaḿ
asiḿ carma tamo-mayam
kāla-rūpaḿ dhanuḥ śārńgaḿ
ojaḥ-sahaḥ-bala — with the power of the senses, the power of the mind and the power of the body; yutam — conjoined; mukhya-tattvam — the principle element, air, which is the vital force within the material body; gadām — His club; dadhat — carrying; apām — of water; tattvam — the element; dara — His conchshell; varam — excellent; tejaḥ-tattvam — the element fire; sudarśanam — His Sudarśana disc; nabhaḥ-nibham — just like the sky; nabhaḥ-tattvam — the element ether; asim — His sword; carma — His shield; tamaḥ-mayam — composed of the mode of ignorance; kāla-rūpam — appearing as time; dhanuḥ — His bow; śārńgam — named Śārńga; tathā — and; karma-maya — representing the active senses; iṣu-dhim — the quiver holding His arrows.
The club the Lord carries is the chief element, prāṇa, incorporating the potencies of sensory, mental and physical strength. His excellent conchshell is the element water, His Sudarśana disc the element fire, and His sword, pure as the sky, the element ether. His shield embodies the mode of ignorance, His bow, named Śārńga, time, and His arrow-filled quiver the working sensory organs.
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