Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 12

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 1
The Yoga of Despondency

12 - 19. To inspire and make him cheerful, the Grandsire, the aged Kuru roared like a lion and blew his conch. Then conches, kettle drums, cymbals, drums and trumpets blared all of sudden, making tumultuous sound. Then stationed in the Chariot yoked to the white horses, Madhva and Arjuna blew their respective divine conches. Sri Krishna blew Panchajanya, Arjuna (blew) Devadatta and Bhima, of brave deeds, his; mighty conch Paundra. Yudhishthira, the King, the son of Kunti (blew) Anantavijaya; Nakula and Sahadeva, the Sughosha and Manipushpaka. The King of Kasi, chief of archers, Shikhandi great warrior Dhrishtadyumna, Virata and the invincible Satyaki. Drupada and sons of Draupadi, O King, and the strong shouldered son of Subhadra blew their respective conches.The tumultuous sound resounding through the sky and the earth made the hearts of Dhritarashtra's sons tremble.
20 - 23. Then seeing sons of Dhritarashtra thus arrayed and ready for the battle, O King, Arjuna whose banner was crest of Hanuman, thinking battle is now about to start, took up his bows and (Arjuna said) these words to Sri Krishna: Draw up my chariot O Achyuta, between the two armies, so that I may look at those who are assembled here eager for battle with me and with whom I have to contend in war. And I shall observe also those gathered here and about to commence the war, eager to please the evil minded son of Dhritarashtra.