In abode of the greatest one

vishvasmAd indra uttaraH |
indra is greater than all!

vishvAmitro ha vA indrasya priyaM dhAmopjagAma shastreNa cha vratacharyayA |
vishvAmitra indeed went to the dear abode of indra due to his vedic compositions and rites.

taM hendra uvAcha vishvAmitra varaM vR^iNIShveti |
To him indra said, “vishvAmitra, choose a boon”.

sa hovAcha vishvAmitras tvAM eva vijAIyAM iti |
vishvAmitra said: “let me know you”.

dvitIyaM iti | tvAm eveti | tR^itIyaM iti | tvAM eveti |
i: [choose] the second time. v: You only. i: [choose] the third time. v: “You only”

taM hendra uvacha mahAMshcha mahatI chAsmi |
To him indra said: “I am the great (male) and the great (female)”

devashcha devI chAsmi |
I am the god and the goddess

brahma cha brAhmaNI chAsmIti |
I am [the] brahma power [male] the female brahma power.

tata u ha vishvAmitro vijiGYAsAM eva chakre |
vishvAmitra verily still worked to know more.

taM hendra uvAcaitad vA ahaM asmi yad etad avochaM yad vA R^iShe .ato bhUyo.atapAs tadeva tat syAd yad ahaM iti |

To him indra said: “I am that which I have said but what is more, he who does no tapas may [know what I am].

tad vA indro vyAhR^itIr Uche tA upA.a.aptA Asanniti |
Then indeed did indra proclaim the vyAhR^itis. They sufficed for him.

Indeed the chant of the vyAhR^itis is : bhur-bhuva-svaroM |
They fully describe the universe. Hence the shruti states: “yó víshvasya pratimaánam babhuúva”- the universe is the image of indra.

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