Arjuna Vishada Yogam Chapter1:15 to 20



 Srimad Bhagavat Geeta

Chapter1:15 -20

 In chapter 1 till verse 15 Sanjay explains the arrangements done by Kouravas and Pandavas. From Verse 15 Sanjay starts a detailed description about Pandavas strength and how they are supported by Lord Krishna.

 Verse 15 goes like this

 pancajanyam hrsikeso
devadattam dhananjayah
paundram dadhmau maha-sankham
bhima-karma vrkodarah

  pancajanyam–the conchshell named Pancajanya; hrsika-isah–Hrsikesa  is tge other name of Maha Vishnu and Lord Krishna is the transformed image of Maha Vishnu. Hrishikesh means the one who control the senses, or the lord of all senses.

devadattam–the conchshell named Devadatta; dhanam-jayah–Dhananjaya (Arjuna, the winner of wealth); paundram–the conch named Paundra; dadhmau–blew; maha-sankham–the terrific conchshell; bhima-karma–one who performs herculean tasks; vrka-udarah–the voracious eater (Bhima)

  Here Sanjay says, how Pandavas raising their war cry.

 Then, Lord Krishna blew His conchshell, called Pancajanya; Arjuna blew his, the Devadatta; and Bhima  blew his terrific conchshell called Paundram.

Till I read this verse I didn’t know that Pandavas also had conch shells. Arjun’s conshell is Dev datt, Bhima’s conchshell is Paundram.  Even Yudhishitr and Madri brothers also had conchells of their own.

Chapter1: 16-18

anantavijayam raja

kunti-putro yudhisthirah

nakulah sahadevas ca


kasyas ca paramesv-asah

sikhandi ca maha-rathah

dhrstadyumno viratas ca

satyakis caparajitah

drupado draupadeyas ca

sarvasah prthivi-pate

saubhadras ca maha-bahuh

sankhan dadhmuh prthak prthak


ananta-vijayam–the conch named Ananta-vijaya; raja–the king; kunti-putrah–the son of Kunti;yudhisthirah–Yudhisthira; nakulah–Nakula; sahadevah–Sahadeva; ca–and; sughosa-manipuspakau–the conches named Sughosa and Manipuspaka; kasyah–the King of Kasi (Varanasi); ca–and; parama-isu-asah–the great archer; sikhandi–Sikhandi; ca–also; maha-rathah–one who can fight alone against thousands;dhrstadyumnah–Dhrstadyumna (the son of King Drupada); viratah–Virata (the prince who gave shelter to the Pandavas while they were in disguise); ca–also; satyakih–Satyaki (the same as Yuyudhana, the charioteer of Lord Krsna); ca–and; aparajitah–who were never vanquished before; drupadah–Drupada, the King of Pancala;draupadeyah–the sons of Draupadi; ca–also; sarvasah–all; prthivi-pate–O King; saubhadrah–the son of Subhadra (Abhimanyu); ca–also; maha-bahuh–mighty-armed; sankhan–conchshells; dadhmuh–blew; prthak prthak–each separately.

King Yudhisthira, the son of Kunti, blew his conchshell, the Ananta-vijaya, and Nakula and Sahadeva blew the Sughosa and Manipuspaka. That great archer the King of Kasi, the great fighter Sikhandi, Dhrstadyumna, Virata and the unconquerable Satyaki, Drupada, the sons of Draupadi, and the others, O King, such as the son of Subhadra, greatly armed, all blew their respective conchshells.

Total game of conch shells. Atleast these ancient men had the manners to announce war, that they are giving the notion to the enemies that they are getting ready to attack their enemies. Now the civilized world is showering shells and bombs without any information and not giving people a room to escape. The US didn’t give any intimation on attacking Japan with nuclear bombs, Japanese also didn’t give any hint to women in Nanking that they are going to attack them. I donno what world is this. Humanity has vanished. Everyone wants to overpower others. Men want overpower women and women want to break the chains.

Yudhishtira’s conch was Ananth Vijay, Nakul’s was Sughosh and Sahdev’s conchshell was Manipushpak.

Sanjay is keep on explaining what is happening in the war front.




sa ghoso dhartarastranam
hrdayani vyadarayat
nabhas ca prthivim caiva
tumulo ‘bhyanunadayan

  sah–that; ghosah–vibration; dhartarastranam–of the sons of Dhrtarastra; hrdayani–hearts; vyadarayat–shattered; nabhah–the sky; ca–also; prthivim–the surface of the earth; ca–also; eva–certainly; tumulah–uproarious; abhyanunadayan–by resounding.

It means, after they hear this terrible and strong sound of this conch shells, Kauravas got discouraged. Or Sanjay is giving hints that Kouravas will get defeated.



 atha vyavasthitan drstva
dhartarastran kapi-dhvajah
pravrtte sastra-sampate
dhanur udyamya pandavah
hrsikesam tada vakyam
idam aha mahi-pate

 atha–thereupon; vyavasthitan–situated; drstva–looking upon; dhartarastran–the sons of Dhrtarastra; kapi-dhvajah–one whose flag is marked with Hanuman; pravrtte–while about to engage; sastra-sampate–the arrows released; dhanuh–bow; udyamya–after taking up; pandavah–the son of Pandu (Arjuna); hrsikesam–unto Lord Krishna; tada–at that time; vakyam–words; idam–these; aha–said; mahi-pate–O King.

Sanjay describes how Arjun is ready for the war.

 Actually from verse 20 onwards the real essence of Srimad Bhagavd Geeta starts. Arjun, gets deep desire to view the entire enemy gang and he is asking Lord Krishna to place him between two armies to see who has come to the battle front.

Truly a difficult situation for anyone, to fight with dear and near ones. From this chapter onwards the true beauty of Srimad Bhagavd Geeta starts. Till verse 20 , it is just a mere description of battle front, who are the warriors and how they are seeing the war.

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