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ādityānām ahaṁ viṣhṇur jyotiṣhāṁ ravir anśhumān
marīchir marutām asmi nakṣhatrāṇām ahaṁ śhaśhī
ādityānām—amongst the twelve sons of Aditi; aham—I; viṣhṇuḥ—Lord Vishnu; jyotiṣhām—amongst luminous objects; raviḥ—the sun; anśhu-mān—radiant; marīchiḥ—Marichi; marutām—of the maruts; asmi—(I) am; nakṣhatrāṇām—amongst the stars; aham—I; śhaśhī—the moon
Of the Ādityas I am Vishnu; of lights I am the radiant sun. I am Marichi of the Maruts, and among the orbs of night I am the moon.
The Adityas, sons of Aditi, are twelve (1) Dhata, (2) Mitra, (3) Aryama, (4) Sakra, (5) Varuna, (6) Amsu, (7) Bhaga, (8) Vivasvan, (9) Pusha, (10) Savita, (11) Tvashta, (12) Vishnu. These names are mentioned in the Adi Parva of Mahabharata.
The Lord declares that He is Vishnu among the Adityas, implying that His glory is most manifest in Vishnu. The other beings mentioned should be understood in a similar manner. The Lord has stated that He would mention the most powerful of the manifestations. In the small heap of stones as well as in the Himalayas, He is equally present. Both are His manifestations. And yet, in the Himalayas we see a vaster and mightier manifestation which will satisfy the seeker’s imagination and give him an immediate perception of His Glory.
The Marut Devas are seven: (1) Ahava, (2) Pravaha, (3) Nivaha, (4) Paravaha, (5) Udvaha, (6) Samvaha, (7) Parivaha (Marichi).