1.24 – Evam ukthO hrishIkESO

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SlOkam – Original

sanjaya uvAcha –
EvamukthO hrishikESO gudAkESEna bhAratha |
sEnayOr ubhayOr madhyE sthApayithvA rathOththam ||

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

sanjaya uvAcha – sanjaya said
bhAratha – Oh dhritharAshtra who is born in the bharatha clan!
hrishikESa – krishNa who is the controller of senses
gudAkESEna – arjuna who has won over sleep
Evam – in this manner
uktha: – spoke
ubhayO: sEnayO: madhyE – in-between the line-ups of both armies
rathOththamam – the best chariot (of arjuna)
sthApayithvA – positioned it

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

sanjaya said to dhritharAshtra – Oh dhritharAshtra who is born in the bharatha clan! krishNa (controller of senses) spoke the following to arjuna (who has won over sleep) and positioned the best chariot (of arjuna) in-between the line-ups of both armies.

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

(Sanjaya continues) “O Bhārata1 (i.e. Dhṛitarāshtra)! Gudākesa2 thus addressing, Hṛishīkeśa planted the splendid chariot between the two armies,”

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  1. The descendant of Bharata.
  2. A name of Arjuna, Lit., “Curl-haired or Sleepless”.

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