1.5 – dhrushtakEthu

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SlOkam – Original

dhrushtakEthuSchEkithAna: kASIrAjaScha vIryavAn|
purujith kunthibhOjaScha SaibhyaScha narapungava: ||

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

dhrushtakEthu: – King named dhrushtakEthu
chEkithAna: – chEkithAna (another king)
vIryavAn – one who has valour
kASirAja:cha – king of kASi too
purujith – and King purujith
kunthibhOja:cha – and King kunthibhOja
narapungava: – best among men
Saibya: – descendant of Emperor Sibi

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

King named dhrushtakEthu, chEkithAna (another king), king of kASi who has valour, King purujith, King kunthibhOja, descendant of Emperor Sibi who is best among men … (are all mahArathas; mahAratha is a title for great warrior).

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

“Dhṛishtakeṭu and Chekitāna, the Kāśi’s1 valiant king and Purujit, Kunti-bhoja and Śaibya, the best of men.”

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  1. Kāśi = Vārāṇāsi = Benares

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