1.18 – drupadhO dhraupadhEyAS cha

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Chapter 1

<< Chapter 1 Verse 17

SlOkam – Original

dhrupadhO dhraupdhESyAScha sarvatha: pruthivIpathE |
saubhadhraScha mahAbAhu: SankAn dhadhmu:pruthak pruthak ||

word-by-word meaning

pruthivI pathE – Oh Lord of earth [king dhrutharAshtra]!
dhrupadhO – dhrupada [king of pAnchAli]
dhraupadhEyA: cha – and the sons of dhraupadhi
mahAbAhu: – one with long hands
saubhadhra: – son of subhadhrA [abhimanyu]
sarvatha: – in all directions
pruthak pruthak – individually
SankAn – their respective conches
dhadhmu: – blew them

Simple Translation

Oh king dhrutharAshtra! the king of pAnchAli (dhrupadha), the sons of dhraupadhi and the son of subhadhrA [abhimanyu] who has long (powerful) hands, indvidually blew their respective conches.

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

“Drupada and Draupadeyāḥ, Saubhadra the mighty-armed, all sounded, each his conch-shell, O Lord of Earth (Dhṛitarāshtra)!.”

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