pavanah pavatam asmi
ramah sastra-bhrtam aham
jhasanam makaras casmi
srotasam asmi jahnavi
Word for word:
pavanah — the wind; pavatam — of all that puriﬁes; asmi — I am; ramah — Rama; sastra-bhrtam — of the carriers of weapons; aham — I am; jhasanam — of all ﬁsh; makarah — the shark; ca — also; asmi — I am; srotasam — of ﬂowing rivers; asmi — I am; jahnavi — the river Ganges.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Of puriﬁers I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rama, of ﬁshes I am the shark, and of ﬂowing rivers I am the Ganges.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Of all the aquatics the shark is one of the biggest and is certainly the most dangerous to man. Thus the shark represents Krishna.