Chapter 1. Despondency of Arjuna: Verse 15
पौण्ड्रं दध्मौ महाशङ्खं भीमकर्मा वृकोदर: ||
paundram dadhmau mahaa-shankham bheemaKarmaa vrikodarah
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.
|Paanchajanyam||Conch of Krishna named paanchajanya;|
|Hrishikesha||Lord of the Senses; Krishna; short haired|
|Devadatta||Name of the Arjuna's Conch; God Given|
|Dhananjaya||Arjuna; he who has conquered wealth|
|Paundra||Conch of Bhima named Paundra; that which disintegrates lower states|
|Bheema-Karma||Of great deeds; Bhima=great, Karma=actions|