11.28 yathA nadhInAm bahavO’mbuvEgA:

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Chapter 11

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SlOkam – Original

yathA nadhInAm bahavO’mbuvEgA: samudhram EvAbhimukhA dhravanthi |
thathA thavAmI naralOkavIrA viSanti vakthrANyabhivijvalanthi ||

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

bahava – many
nadhInAm ambuvEgA: – waters of rivers flowing
samudhram Eva abhimukhA: – towards the sea
yathA dhravanthi – how they flow
thathA – similarly
amI naralOkha vIrA – the warriors of this world
thava abhi vijvalanthi vakthrANi – in your blazing mouths
viSanthi – entering

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

Just as the waters of many rivers flowing toward the sea, the warriors of this world are entering into your blazing mouths.

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

‘Like unto the waters of rivers flowing rapidly seaward, so do these heroes of the human world pour into Your blazing mouths.’

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