Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 15

Sanskrit Verse


पाञ्चजन्यं हृषीकेशो देवदत्तं धनञ्जय: |
पौण्ड्रं दध्मौ महाशङ्खं भीमकर्मा वृकोदर: ||

Transliteration


Paanchajanyam hrisheekesho devadattam dhananjayah
paundram dadhmau mahaa-shankham bheemaKarmaa vrikodarah

English Translation


The Lord Of senses(Krishna) Blew his conch named Panchajanya, The conqueror of wealth (Arjuna) blew Devadutta, And Bhima, the voracious eater and doer of great deeds blew the great conch Paundra

Commentary & Explanation

Panchajanya is the name of the conch used by Krishna, Panchajanya was captured from a demon named Panchajana, the demon had captured Krishna's teacher Sandipani Rishi's son, Krishna frees him as Guru Dakshina.

HrishiKesha is another name of Lord Krishna, Hrishikesha means 'Lord of the Senses'. It indicates Krishna superconscious state.

Deva Dutta is the name of the conch gifted by demi-God Varuna (Deity of Rain) to Arjuna when Arjuna sat in penance during exile in forest. Devaduta literally means Divine Gift.

Dhananjaya is another name of Arjuna, he won great wealth for his brother Yudhisthira in the wars. Dhananjaya literally means conqueror of wealth/ money.

Paundra is the name of the conch used by Bhima. Bhima was also called Vrikodarah because he was a voracious eater.


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Glossary

PaanchajanyamConch of Krishna named paanchajanya;
HrishikeshaLord of the Senses; Krishna; short haired
DevadattaName of the Arjuna's Conch; God Given
DhananjayaArjuna; he who has conquered wealth
PaundraConch of Bhima named Paundra; that which disintegrates lower states
DadhmauBlew
MahaGreat
ShankhamConch
Bheema-KarmaOf great deeds; Bhima=great, Karma=actions
VrikodarahVoracious eater(Bhima)