SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
SlOkam – Original
nimiththAni cha paSyAmi viparIthAni kESava |
na cha SrEyOnupaSyAmi hathvA svajanamAhavE ||
kESava – Oh kESava!
viparIthAni nimiththAni cha – inauspicious omens which indicate evil occurrences
paSyAmi – I am seeing
AhavE – in the battle
svajanam – my own people
hathvA – killing
SrEya: – benefit
na cha anupaSyAmi – not seeing
Oh kESava (kESava means one who has beautiful locks, one who killed kESi demon, one who removes sufferings, one who is the creator of brahmA and rudhra)! I am seeing inauspicious omens which lead to evil occurrences; I am not seeing any benefit in killing my own people in the battle.
Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam
Keśava[1. The 23rd and 654th name of God…]! Also do I perceive inauspicious omens; What good can follow from my people’s carnage in war?
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