Chapter 11, Verse 26-27



अमी च त्वां धृतराष्ट्रस्य पुत्राः सर्वे सहैवावनिपालसंघैः । भीष्मो द्रोणः सूतपुत्रस्तथासौ सहास्मदीयैरपि योधमुख्यैः ॥२६॥ वक्त्राणि ते त्वरमाणा विशन्ति दंष्ट्राकरालानि भयानकानि । केचिद्विलग्ना दशनान्तरेषु संदृश्यन्ते चूर्णितैरुत्तमाङ्गैः ॥२७॥

Transliteration

amī ca tvāḿ dhṛtarāṣṭrasya putrāḥ sarve sahaivāvani-pāla-sańghaiḥ bhīṣmo droṇaḥ sūta-putras tathāsau sahāsmadīyair api yodha-mukhyaiḥ vaktrāṇi te tvaramāṇā viśanti daḿṣṭrā-karālāni bhayānakāni kecid vilagnā daśanāntareṣu sandṛśyante cūrṇitair uttamāńgaiḥ

Word Meanings

amī — these; ca — also; tvām — You; dhṛtarāṣṭrasya — of Dhṛtarāṣṭra; putrāḥ — the sons; sarve — all; saha — with; eva — indeed; avani-pāla — of warrior kings; saṅghaiḥ — the groups; bhīṣmaḥ — Bhīṣmadeva; droṇaḥ — Droṇācārya; sūta-putraḥ — Karṇa; tathā — also; asau — that; saha — with; asmadīyaiḥ — our; api — also; yodha-mukhyaiḥ — chiefs among the warriors; vaktrāṇi — mouths; te — Your; tvaramāṇāḥ — rushing; viśanti — are entering; daṁṣṭrā — teeth; karālāni — terrible; bhayānakāni — very fearful; kecit — some of them; vilagnāḥ — becoming attached; daśana-antareṣu — between the teeth; sandṛśyante — are seen; cūrṇitaiḥ — with smashed; uttama-aṅgaiḥ — heads.

Translation

I see all the sons of Dhritarashtra, along with their allied kings, including Bheeshma, Dronacharya, Karn, and also the generals from our side, rushing headlong into your fearsome mouths. I see some with their heads smashed between your terrible teeth.

Purport

In a previous verse the Lord promised to show Arjuna things he would be very interested in seeing. Now Arjuna sees that the leaders of the opposite party (Bhīṣma, Droṇa, Karṇa and all the sons of Dhṛtarāṣṭra) and their soldiers and Arjuna’s own soldiers are all being annihilated. This is an indication that after the death of nearly all the persons assembled at Kurukṣetra, Arjuna will emerge victorious. It is also mentioned here that Bhīṣma, who is supposed to be unconquerable, will also be smashed. So also Karṇa. Not only will the great warriors of the other party like Bhīṣma be smashed, but some of the great warriors of Arjuna’s side also.


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