अश्वत्थः सर्ववृक्षाणां देवर्षीणां च नारदः |
गन्धर्वाणां चित्ररथः सिद्धानां कपिलो मुनिः ||१०-२६||


aśvatthaḥ sarvavṛkṣāṇāṃ devarṣīṇāṃ ca nāradaḥ .
gandharvāṇāṃ citrarathaḥ siddhānāṃ kapilo muniḥ ||10-26||



10.26. Of all trees, I am the Pipal-tree; and of the divine seers, Narada; of the Gandharvas (the celestial musicians), Citraratha; of the perfected ones, the sage Kapila.

Shri Purohit Swami

10.26 Of trees I am the sacred Fig-tree, of the Divine Seers Narada, of the heavenly singers I am Chitraratha, their Leader, and of sages I am Kapila.

Sri Abhinav Gupta

10.26 See Comment under 10.42

Sri Ramanuja

10.26 - 10.29 Of trees I am Asvattha which is worthy of worship. Of celestial seers I am Narada. Kamadhuk is the divine cow. I am Kandarpa, the cause of progeny. Sarpas are single-headed snakes while Nagas are many-headed snakes. Aatic creatures are known as Yadamsi. Of them I am Varuna. Of subdures, I am Yama, the son of the sun-god.

Sri Shankaracharya

10.26 Sarva-vrksanam, among all trees, (I am) the Asvatta; and Narada devarsinam, among the divine sages-those who were gods and became sages by virtue of visualizing Vedic mantras; among them I am Narada. Gandharvanam, among the gandharvas, I am the gandharva called Citraratha. Siddhanam, among the perfected ones, among those who, from their very birth, were endowed with an abundance of the wealth of virtue, knowledge and renunciation; (I am) munih, the sage Kapila.

Swami Adidevananda

10.26 Of trees I am the Asvattha. Of celestial seers, I am Narada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha. Of the perfected, I am Kapila.

Swami Gambirananda

10.26 Among all trees (I am) the Asvatha (peepul), and Narada among the divine sages. Among the dandharvas [A class of demigods regarded as the musicians of gods.] (I am) Citraratha; among the perfected ones, the sage Kapila.

Swami Sivananda

10.26 Among all the trees ( I am) the Peepul; among the divine sages, I am Narada; among Gandharvas, Chitraratha; among the perfected, the sage Kapila.


Swami Sivananda

10.26 अश्वत्थः Asvattha? सर्ववृक्षाणाम् among all trees? देवर्षीणाम् among Divine Rishis? च and? नारदः Narada? गन्धर्वाणाम् among Gandharvas? चित्ररथः Chitraratha? सिद्धानाम् among the Siddhas or the perfected? कपिलः Kapila? मुनिः sage.Commentary Devarshis are gods and at the same time Rishis or seers of Mantras.Siddhas are the perfected ones those who at their very birth attained without any effort Dharma (virtue)? Jnana (knowledge of the Self)? Vairagya (dispassion) and Aisvarya (lordship).Muni is one who does Manana or reflection one who meditates.