Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas
Duryodhana mentioned the great warriors of the two armies but Dronacarya did not utter any word. So Duryodhana became sad. Then Bhisma blew his conch loudly to cheer Duryodhana. Hearing the sound of his conch, the conchs, drums and cow-horns etc., of the Kaurava army and the Pandava army blared forth. Afterwards (from the twentieth verse) the dialogue between Lord Krsna and Arjuna began.
Arjuna asked Lord Krsna to place his chariot between the two armies. The Lord, having placed the chariot between the two armies in front of Bhisma and Drona asked Arjuna to behold those Kurus. Having seen his kinsmen he was filled with so much of compassion and sadness that he casting away his bow and arrows, sat on the seat of the chariot.
Sanjaya starts the second chapter in order to tell Dhrtarastra what Lord Krsna said to Arjuna when latter was overwhelmed with grief.
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