11.39 and 11.39.5 namO namas thE’sthu sahasrakruthva:

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Chapter 11

<< Chapter 11 verse 38.5

SlOkam – Original

namO namas thE’sthu sahasrakruthva: punaS cha bhUyO’pi namO namas thE ||
nama: purasthAdh atha prushtathas thE namO’sthu thE sarvatha Eva sarva |

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

sarva! – Oh one who is everything!
thE – to you
sahasra kruthva – thousands of times
namO nama: asthu – let my obeisances belong
thE – for you
punaS cha – again
bhUya api: – and again
namO nama: (asthu) – let my obeisances belong
thE purasthAth – in front of you
nama: (asthu) – let my obeisances belong
atha: prushtAth – behind you
nama: (asthu) – let my obeisances belong
sarvatha: Eva – in all sides at all times
nama: (asthu) – let my obeisances belong

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

Oh one who is everything! Let my obeisances belong to you thousands of times; let my obeisances belong to you again and again. Let my obeisances belong to you in front of you, behind you and in all sides at all times.

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

‘Homage, homage to You! a thousand times again and again homage, homage to You; homage before, and homage behind to You; homage to You, O All1, from every side’.

Beholding the most Majestic Pageant of the Lord, I prostrate to Him from every side, with joy-elated eyes and reverent with fear.

>> Chapter 11 verse 40

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  1. Sarvaḥ=The twenty fifth name of Vishṇu, Vide Mahābhā: Ud:Parva: 70-13. ‘Asatascha sataschaiva sarvasya prabhavāpyayaḥ sarvasyacha parijñānāt Sarvam enam prachakshate.’ and Tait: Nārā VI-50: ‘Sa vai sarvam idam.’ Gita. XI-40, explains the term.

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