maharsinam bhrgur aham
giram asmy ekam aksharam
yajnanam japa-yajno ’smi
sthavaranam himalayah

"Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas."

Here again the Lord mentions Four groups. In each group the Lord tells He is the more important among them. Just like among various Crowns the Lord has, Vairamudi has a special place. Maharsinam = among the great ascetics [maharishis], aham = I [Sri Krishna] am, bhrugu = sage Brughu. He is Brughu among Maharishis such as Marichi, Angiras, Vasishta, etc. In most temples we can see either sage Brughu or Markandeya. In many temples sage Brughu had meditated and saw in Person the Lord and got His idol installed. Rishi means he who could 'see' the mantra. Maharishi is the one who makes avvailable that mantra for the welfare of people. Apart from being a maharishi, Brughu has another glory also. In Venkatesa Mahatmyam [ the Glory of Lord Sri Venkatesa of Thirumala], all sages assembled and performed yagna. At that time there was argument as to Who should be offered the havis or the sacred offerings. They decided that havis should be offered to Satvika God. Sage Brughu was deputed to search the most sattvik God. When he visited Kshirabdi, the Lord was reclining along with Sri MahaLakshmi. The sage thought the Lord was indifferent to him and so kicked on His chest, where Sri MahaLakshmi resides. Sri MahaLakshmi could not bear this insult and so departed and came to Kolhapur, in Maharashtra. But the sage later realized the Lord was the God to recieve the havis. Meanwhile, the Lord left Kshirabdi and came to Thirumala. Giram = among intelligible words, asmy = I [Sri Krishna] am, ekam aksharam = mono syllable Pranavam, AUM [ॐ]. There are many sounds which carry no intelligence. But there are many sounds which are having meanings. In such sounds or words, He is AUM. Pranavam has enormous meaning and it should be learnt from a proper teacher, after making a request. Very precisely it can be said that it represents Jivatman is always servant of Paramatman. 'A' [அ] indicates Lord Sri Vishnu and 'M' [ம] indicates Jivatman. 'U' [உ] indicates Jivatman is servant to the Lord. This noble meaning can not be found in other words. in Srirangam, the vimanam is called Pranavakara vimanam [பிரணவாகார விமானம்]. Yajnanam = among religious sacrifices [yagna], japa yajna = meditation. Yagnas are many types. Chanting mantras and dropping havis in sacrificial fire is one type. Deva pooja is Yagna. But the Lord says He is japa yagna, where persons sit and meditate on the Divine names of the Lord. In sacrificial fire type, sometimes one has to kill some animals. Though on the outer glimpse it might look violent, it is not so. But japa yagna is without any such ordeal. Sthavaranam = among rocks, himalaya = Himalaya mountain. We will now move to an adjacent Kshetram.