पिताहमस्य जगतो माता धाता पितामह: | वेद्यं पवित्रमोङ्कार ऋक्साम यजुरेव च || 17||
pitāham asya jagato mātā dhātā pitāmahaḥ vedyaṁ pavitram oṁkāra ṛik sāma yajur eva cha।।17।।
Of this universe, I am the Father; I am also the Mother, the Sustainer, and the Grandsire. I am the purifier, the goal of knowledge, the sacred syllable Om. I am the Ṛig Veda, Sāma Veda, and the Yajur Veda.||17||
जाननेयोग्य,पवित्र ओंकार,ऋग्वेद, सामवेद और यजुर्वेद भी मैं ही हूँ। इस सम्पूर्ण जगत्का पिता,धाता,माता, पितामह, गति,भर्ता, प्रभु,साक्षी, निवास,आश्रय,सुहृद्,उत्पत्ति,प्रलय, स्थान,निधान तथा अविनाशी बीज भी मैं ही हूँ।।17।।
In these verses, Shree Krishna gives a glimpse into the various aspects of His infinite personality. Kratu means yajña (sacrifice), such as agnihotra yajñas mentioned in the Vedas. It also refers to the yajñas, such as vaiśhva deva that are described in the Smṛiti scriptures. Auṣhadham refers to the potency in medicinal herbs.
Creation emanates from God, and hence He is its Pitā (Father). Before creation, He holds the unmanifested material energy in His womb, and so He is also its Mātā (Mother). He maintains the universe and nourishes it, and thus He is its Dhātā (Sustainer). He is also the Father of Brahma, who is the creator, and hence, He is the Grandfather of this universe.
The Vedas have emanated from God. The Ramayan states: jākī sahaja svāsa śhruti chārī “God manifested the Vedas by His breath.” They are the knowledge potency of God, and hence an aspect of His unlimited personality. Shree Krishna states this truth dramatically by saying that He is the Vedas.