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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 Verse 42

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 1 श्लोक 42

सङ्करो नरकायैव कुलघ्नानां कुलस्य च।
पतन्ति पितरो ह्येषां लुप्तपिण्डोदकक्रियाः।।1.42।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

1.42. Confusion of castes leads to hell the slayers of the family, for their forefathers fall, deprived of the offerings of rice-ball and water (libations).

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

1.42 Sri Sankaracharya did not comment on this sloka. The commentary starts from 2.10.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 1.42

Sankaro narakaayaiva kulaghnaanaam kulasya cha; Patanti pitaro hyeshaam luptapindodakakriyaah.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 1.42

saṅkaraḥ—unwanted children; narakāya—hellish; eva—indeed; kula-ghnānām—for those who destroy the family; kulasya—of the family; cha—also; patanti—fall; pitaraḥ—ancestors; hi—verily; eṣhām—their; lupta—deprived of; piṇḍodaka-kriyāḥ—performances of sacrificial offerings