Bhagavad Gita -Madhvacharya 267

Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya

(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)


Chapter 11
Vishvarupadarshana Yoga

22 – 23 – 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 . The Rudras, Adityas, Vasus, Sadhyaas, Vishwadevas, Ashvins, Maruts, the ancestors, Gandharvas, Yakshas, Asuras and the Siddhas all gaze at You in amazement. Seeing Your great form, with multitude of mouths and eyes, with multitude of arms, thighs and feet, bellies and terrible tusks, the world O Mighty armed, trembles and so do I.Touching the sky and blazing with mighty colours, with mouth opened wide, with eyes large and glowing, seeing this form of Yours, my innermost soul trembles in fright and I find myself neither stable nor peaceful.. Seeing Your mouth terrible with tusks, like devouring flames of Time, I know not the directions, nor peace. Be gracious, 0 Lord of the Gods, refuge of the worlds.I see Dhritarashtra‟s sons together with hosts of kings and also Bhishma, Drona, Karna and also many chiefs from our side too are rushing into Your fearful mouth, with terrible tusks. Some are seen dangling between your teeth with their heads crushed to powder.
Tatparya Nirnaya :- Like other activities of the Lord eternal waters of dissolution at the time of creative cycle, people were entering His mouth. Established in the middle of the armies with mouths directed both ways, both the armies were entering His mouth. Those who were about to die at the commencement of the war, their heads were seen turning to powder between the teeth of the Lord. Since the sight being subtle can be seen only by few, all others cannot see it. Like a pot which is broken can be seen by ordinary people only when the pieces fall down, this sight is visible to ordinary eyes. It is similar to the case of Puru whose old age was seen only by Ashwins and not by others.