11.29 yathA pradhIptha jvalana pathangA

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Chapter 11

<< Chapter 11 verse 28

SlOkam – Original

yathA pradhIptha jvalana pathangA viSanthi nASAya samrudhdhavEgA: |
thathaiva nASAya viSanthi lOkAs thavApi vakthrANi samrudhdhavEgA: ||

word-by-word meaning

samrudhdhavEgA: – having great speed
pathangA: – moths
pradhIptha jvalanam – in flaming fire
yathA nASaya viSanthi – how they enter to die
thathaiva – similarly
samrudhdha vEgA lOkA: api – the warriors with great speed
thava – your
abhijvalanthi vakthrANi – blazing mouths
nASAya viSanthi – enter to die

Simple Translation

Just as the moths enter flaming fire with great speed to die, the warriors enter your blazing mouths with great speed to die.

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

‘Like unto the moths, precipitating into the
flaming fire, to die, so do these men hurl headlong into Your mouths.’

Like unto the rapid currents of river-waters speeding into the ocean, and like unto the moths fleeing into the blazing fire, so do these countless kings of men furiously rush into Your fiery mouths, to meet annihilation.

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