TEXTS 26–27
visnur virinco girisa
indro vayur yamo ravih
parjanyo dhanadah somah
ksitir agnir apampatih
ete canye ca vibudhah
prabhavo vara-sapayoh
dehe bhavanti nrpateh
sarva-devamayo nrpah
SYNONYMS
visnuh—Lord Visnu; virincah—Lord Brahma; girisah—Lord Siva; indrah—Lord Indra; vayuhVayu, the director of the air; yamahYama, the superintendent of death; ravih—the sun-god; parjanyah—the director of rainfall; dhana-dahKuvera, the treasurer; somah—the moon-god; ksitih—the predominating deity of the earth; agnih—the fire-god; apam-patihVaruna, the lord of waters; ete—all these; ca—and; anye—others; ca—also; vibudhah—demigods; prabhavah—competent; vara-sapayoh—in both benediction and curse; dehe—in the body; bhavanti—abide; nrpateh—of the king; sarva-devamayah—comprising all demigods; nrpah—the king.
TRANSLATION
Lord Visnu; Lord Brahma; Lord Siva; Lord Indra; Vayu, the master of air; Yama, the superintendent of death; the sun-god; the director of rainfall; Kuvera, the treasurer; the moon-god; the predominating deity of the earth; Agni, the fire-god; Varuna, the lord of waters, and all others who are great and competent to bestow benedictions or to curse, all abide in the body of the king. For this reason the king is known as the reservoir of all demigods, who are simply parts and parcels of the king’s body.
PURPORT
There are many demons who think of themselves as the Supreme and present themselves as the directors of the sun, moon and other planets. This is all due to false pride. Similarly, King Vena developed the demonic mentality and presented himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Such demons are numerous in this age of Kali, and all of them are condemned by great sages and saintly persons.

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