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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 23

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 23

रूपं महत्ते बहुवक्त्रनेत्रं
महाबाहो बहुबाहूरुपादम्।
बहूदरं बहुदंष्ट्राकरालं
दृष्ट्वा लोकाः प्रव्यथितास्तथाऽहम्।।11.23।।

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

11.23 Having seen Thy immeasurable form with many mouths and eyes, O mighty-armed, with many arms, thighs and feet, with many stomachs and fearful with many teeth the worlds are terrified and so am I.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

11.23 रूपम् form? महत् immeasurable? ते Thy? बहुवक्त्रनेत्रम् with many mouths and eyes? महाबाहो O,mightyarmed? बहुबाहूरुपादम् with many arms? thighs and feet? बहूदरम् with many stomachs. बहुदंष्ट्राकरालम् fearful with many teeth? दृष्ट्वा having seen? लोकाः the worlds? प्रव्यथिताः are terrified? तथा also? अहम् I.Commentary Lokah The worlds -- all living beings in the world. Here is the cause of my fear. Arjuna describes below the nature of the Cosmic Form which has caused terror in his heart.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.23

Roopam mahat te bahuvaktranetramMahaabaaho bahubaahoorupaadam; Bahoodaram bahudamshtraakaraalamDrishtwaa lokaah pravyathitaastathaa’ham.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.23

rūpam—form; mahat—magnificent; te—your; bahu—many; vaktra—mouths; netram—eyes; mahā-bāho—mighty-armed Lord; bahu—many; bāhu—arms; ūru—thighs; pādam—legs; bahu-udaram—many stomachs; bahu-danṣhṭrā—many teeth; karālam—terrifying; dṛiṣhṭvā—seeing; lokāḥ—all the worlds; pravyathitāḥ—terror-stricken; tathā—so also; aham—I