1.15 – pAnchajanyam hrushikeSo

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SlOkam – Original

pAnchajanyam hrushikESO dhEvadhaththam dhananjaya: |
pauNdram dhadhmau mahASankam bhImakarmA vrukOdhara: ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

hrushikESa: – krishNa, the controller of senses
pAnchajanyam mahASankam – the great conch named pAnchajanyam
dhadhmau – blew
dhananjaya: – arjuna (the conqueror of wealth)
dhEvadhaththam – blew the great conch named dhEvadhaththam
bhImakarmA – one who performs terrifying acts
vrukOdhara: – bhImasEna
pauNdram – blew the great conch named pauNdram

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

hrushikESa (krishNa, the controller of senses) blew the great conch named pAnchajanyam. dhananjaya (arjuna, the conqueror of wealth) blew the great conch named dhEvadhaththam. bhImasEna who performs terrifying acts blew the great conch named pauNdram.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

“Hṛishīkeśa1 (blew) his Pāñchajanya2, and Dhanañjaya3 his Devadatta4, and Vṛikodara (Bhīma) of terrific deeds sounded his huge conch called Pauṇḍra.”

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  1. The 47th name of Vishṇu, lit. the “Ruler of the senses.” …
  2. The “nom de guerre” of Kṛishṇa’s conch, made from the bones of giant Pañchajana of the ocean”.
  3. Lit, “The conqueror of Wealth,” – an epithet of Arjuna.
  4. The “nom de guerre” of Arjuna’s conch (a Divine gift.)

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