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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 20

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 20

द्यावापृथिव्योरिदमन्तरं हि
व्याप्तं त्वयैकेन दिशश्च सर्वाः।
दृष्ट्वाऽद्भुतं रूपमुग्रं तवेदं
लोकत्रयं प्रव्यथितं महात्मन्।।11.20।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

11.20 Indeed, this intermediate space between heaven and earth as also all the directions are pervaded by You alone. O exalted One, the three worlds are struck with fear by seeing this strange, fearful form of Yours.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

11.20 The terms, heaven and earth, imply all the upper and lower worlds. The Antara, or that between heaven and earth, denotes the space between them in which are located all the worlds. You alone pervade all the space and all the arters. Beholding Your marvellous and teriible form, beholding Your form of infinite length and extent, marvellous and terrible, the three worlds are trembling. Gods headed by Brahma, the Asuras, the manes, the Siddhas, the Gandharvas, the Yaksas, and Raksasas have come with a desire to see the battle. All the three worlds consisting of these friendly, antagonistic and neutral beings are extremely frightened. Mahatman means one, the dimension of whose mind has no limits. It has to be understood that like Arjuna, other beings also were granted by the Lord the divine eye capable of directly perceiving the Form which supports the universe. If it be asked why, the reply is that it was for demonstrating to Arjuna His sovereignty. Hence it is stated here: Beholding Your marvellous and terrible form, O Mahatman, the three worlds are greatly overwhelmed with fear.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.20

Dyaavaaprithivyoridamantaram hiVyaaptam twayaikena dishashcha sarvaah; Drishtwaa’dbhutam roopamugram tavedamLokatrayam pravyathitam mahaatman.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.20

dyau-ā-pṛithivyoḥ—between heaven and earth; idam—this; antaram—space between; hi—indeed; vyāptam—pervaded; tvayā—by you; ekena—alone; diśhaḥ—directions; cha—and; sarvāḥ—all; dṛiṣhṭvā—seeing; adbhutam—wondrous; rūpam—form; ugram—terrible; tava—your; idam—this; loka—worlds; trayam—three; pravyathitam—trembling; mahā-ātman—The greatest of all beings