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Excluding the Upanishads and Aranyakas and the Brahamanas and focusing only on the four vedas which deities have been referred to by the title - "Bhagavaan" ?

I am looking for the word Bhagvaan in the four vedas. Unfortunately I do not have a Sanskrit index of the Vedas which I can search and if one exists I would appreciate that as well.

Apart from this reference as seen in this answer - Which scripture does Bhagavaan appear first are there any other references in the four vedas alone?

  • Every deity in the Vedas can be referred to as Bhagavan, either through etymological meaning or as Antaryami of that particular deity. – Ikshvaku Mar 26 at 13:12
  • @Ikshvaku No that is an interpretation. I am asking for the shruti. Not a subjective interpretation. – gansub Mar 26 at 13:14
  • It is not a "subjective" interpretation. It is an interpretation arrived at through inference. For example, "Prajapati" is commonly known to be the four-faced Brahma, but Prajapati is also used as a name for the supreme Brahman in many places. How does one know which Prajapati is being referred to? Through context of the passage. – Ikshvaku Mar 26 at 13:17
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    @gansub To show that no other deities are addressed as Bhagavan in the Vedic Samhitas is difficult So, I can't answer this one – Rickross Mar 26 at 13:30
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    ayam me hasta bhagavan ayam me bhagavattarah | ayam me vishva bheshajah ayam me bhagattarah || I checked the Rig veda translation by Griffiths and it is not clear to me if any god is referred to here. – Lazy Lubber Mar 26 at 13:34

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