10.35 bruhathsAma thathA sAmnAm

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Chapter 10

<< Chapter 10 verse 34

SlOkam – Original

bruhathsAma thathA sAmnAm gAyathrI chandhasAm aham |
mAsAnAm mArgaSIrshO’ham ruthUnAm kusumAkara: ||

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

thathA – in the same manner
samnAm – among sAma vEdham chants
bruhathsAma – (I am) bruhath sAma.
chandhasAm – among chandhas (meters)
gAyathrI aham – I am gAyathri
mAsanAm – among months
mArgaSIrsha aham – I am mArgazhi month
ruthUnAm – among seasons
kusumAkara: – I am spring season.

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

In the same manner, among sAma vEdham chants, I am bruhath sAma; among chandhas (meters), I am gAyathri; among months, I am mArgazhi month; among seasons, I am spring season.

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

‘Similarly, of Sāma-chants, I am the Bṛihat-Sāma;
of poetic metres, I am Gāyatrī; of months, I am Mārgaśīrsha1; of seasons, I am the Flowery2.’

Of Sāma-chants (Vide X-22), I am Bṛihat-Sāma; of Vedic (holy) metres, I am Gāyatrī.

Kusumākara, or the Season of flowers = Vasanta3.

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  1. November-December, called the Agrahāyaṇa, or the month with which the year commenced at one time.
  2. April-May (Vasanta).
  3. April-May (Vasanta).

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