Bhagavad Gita -Srila Prabhupada 14

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is -Shri Shrimad A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
Chapter 1: Verse-19

sa ghoso dhartarastranam
hrdayäni vyadärayat
nabhas ca prthivim caiva
tumulo ’bhyanunädayan[1]


The blowing of these different conchshells became uproarious. Vibrating both in the sky and on the earth, it shattered the hearts of the sons of Dhrtarastrah.


When Bhisma and the others on the side of Duryodhana blew their respective conchshells, there was no heart-breaking on the part of the Pandavas. Such occurrences are not mentioned, but in this particular verse it is mentioned that the hearts of the sons of Dhrtarastrah were shattered by the sounds vibrated by the Pandavas’ party. This is due to the Pandavas and their confidence in Lord Krsna. One who takes shelter of the Supreme Lord has nothing to fear, even in the midst of the greatest calamity.



  1. sah=that; ghosah=vibration; dhartarastranam=of the sons of Dhrtarastrah;
    hrdayäni=hearts; vyadärayat=shattered; nabhaù=the sky; ca=also; prthivim=the surface of the earth; ca=also; eva=certainly; tumulah=uproarious; abhyanunädayan=resounding.

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