1.4 – athra sUrA

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athra sUrA mahEshvAsA bhImArjuna samA yudhi |
yuyudhAnO virAtaScha dhrupadhaScha mahAratha: ||

word-by-word meaning

mahEshvAsA: – great archers
yudhi – in matters related to battle/war
bhImArjuna samA: – equivalent to bhIma and arjuna
sUrA: – kings who are great warriors
athra – in this army (are present)
yuyudhAnO – sAthyaki
virAta: cha – the king of virAta kingdom
mahAratha: – the great chairoteer
dhrupadha: – dhrupadha, the king of pAnchAla kingdom

Simple Translation

Great archers, those who are equivalent to bhIma and arjuna in matters related to battle/war, kings who are great warriors such as sAthyaki, the king of virAta kingdom and dhrupadha, the king of pAnchAla kingdom, who is a great charioteer are present in this army.

Purport

“Here are heroes, famous in archery, equal in fight to Bhīma1 and Arjuna; such as Yuyudhāna and Virāta and Drupada, the great-carred.”

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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