SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
vrushNInAm vAsudhEvO’smi pANdavAnAm dhananjaya: |
munInAm apyaham vyAsa: kavInAm uSanA kavi: ||
word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
vrushNInAm – among the yAdhavas who are part of the vrushNi clan
vAsudhEva asmi – I am vAsudhEva
pANdavAnAm – among pANdavas
dhananjaya – I am arjuna
munInAm api – among the munis (those who meditate)
aham vyAsa: – I am vyAsa
kavInAm – among the kavis (revolutionary thinkers/poets)
uSanA kavi: – I am SukrAchArya
Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)
I am vAsudhEva among the yAdhavas who are part of the vrushNi clan; I am arjuna among pANdavas; I am vyAsa among the munis (those who meditate); I am SukrAchArya among the kavis (revolutionary thinkers/poets).
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
‘Of the Vṛishṇis1 I am Vāsudeva; of the Pāndavas, Dhanañjaya2; of the Munīs also, I am Vyāsa; (and) of Sages, I am Uśanas3.’
The being the son of Vasudeva is the manifested expression of the Lord, Vāsudeva being the Lord direct.
Of the Pandavas, I am (2) Dhanañjaya=Arjuna.
Munis are those who in silent meditation realize truths. Of them I am Vyāsa.
Kavayaḥ are sages or savants.
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