Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 1

Bhagavad Gita 1.1


Bhagavad Gita 1.1

dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca
dharma-kṣetre kuru-kṣetre
samavetā yuyutsavaḥ
māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś caiva
kim akurvata sañjaya

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.1

Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukshetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?

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Bhagavad Gita 1.2


sañjaya uvāca
dṛṣṭvā tu pāṇḍavānīkaḿ
vyūḍhaḿ duryodhanas tadā
ācāryam upasańgamya
rājā vacanam abravīt

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.2

Sanjaya said: O King, after looking over the army arranged in military formation by the sons of Pandu, King Duryodhana went to his teacher and spoke the following words.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.3


paśyaitāḿ pāṇḍu-putrāṇām
ācārya mahatīḿ camūm
vyūḍhāḿ drupada-putreṇa
tava śiṣyeṇa dhīmatā

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.3

O my teacher, behold the great army of the sons of Pandu, so expertly arranged by your intelligent disciple the son of Drupada.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.6


yudhāmanyuś ca vikrānta
uttamaujāś ca vīryavān
saubhadro draupadeyāś ca
sarva eva mahā-rathāḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.6

There are the mighty Yudhamanyu, the very powerful Uttamauja, the son of Subhadra and the sons of Draupadi. All these warriors are great chariot fighters.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.7


asmākaḿ tu viśiṣṭā ye
tān nibodha dvijottama
nāyakā mama sainyasya
saḿjñārthaḿ tān bravīmi te

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.7

But for your information, O best of the brahmanas, let me tell you about the captains who are especially qualified to lead my military force.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.8


bhavān bhīṣmaś ca karṇaś ca
kṛpaś ca samitiḿ-jayaḥ
aśvatthāmā vikarṇaś ca
saumadattis tathaiva ca

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.8

There are personalities like you, Bhishma, Karna, Kripa, Asvatthama, Vikarna and the son of Somadatta called Bhurisrava, who are always victorious in battle.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.9


anye ca bahavaḥ śūrā
mad-arthe tyakta-jīvitāḥ
nānā-śastra-praharaṇāḥ
sarve yuddha-viśāradāḥ

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.9

There are many other heroes who are prepared to lay down their lives for my sake. All of them are well equipped with different kinds of weapons, and all are experienced in military science.

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Bhagavad Gita 1.10


aparyāptaḿ tad asmākaḿ
balaḿ bhīṣmābhirakṣitam
paryāptaḿ tv idam eteṣāḿ
balaḿ bhīmābhirakṣitam

Translation of Bhagavad Gita 1.10

Our strength is immeasurable, and we are perfectly protected by Grandfather Bhishma, whereas the strength of the Pandavas, carefully protected by Bhima, is limited.

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