1.4 – athra sUrA

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SlOkam – Original

athra sUrA mahEshvAsA bhImArjuna samA yudhi |
yuyuthAnO virAtaScha dhrupathaScha mahAratha: ||

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

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)

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

Great archers, those who are equivalent to bhIma and arjuna in matters related to battle/war, kings who are great warriors (are present) in this army.

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

“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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