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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 28

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 28

यथा नदीनां बहवोऽम्बुवेगाः
समुद्रमेवाभिमुखाः द्रवन्ति।
तथा तवामी नरलोकवीरा
विशन्ति वक्त्राण्यभिविज्वलन्ति।।11.28।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

11.28 As the numerous currents of the waters of rivers rush towards the sea alone so also do those heroes of the human world enter into Your blazing mouths.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

11.28 Verily, just as many torrents of rivers flow towards the ocean, even so these heroes in the world of men enter Thy flaming mouths.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.28. Just as many water-rapids of the rivers race heading towards the ocean alone, in the same manner these heroes of the world of men do enter into Your mouths flaming all around.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

11.28 यथा as? नदीनाम् of rivers? बहवः many? अम्बुवेगाः watercurrents? समुद्रम् to the ocean? एव verily? अभिमुखाः towards? द्रवन्ति flow? तथा so? तव Thy? अमी these? नरलोकवीराः heroes in the world of men? विशन्ति enter? वक्त्राणि mouths? अभिविज्वलन्ति flaming.Commentary Ami These warriors such as Bhishma. Arjuna is now seeing all these warriors,whom he did not wish to kill? rushing to death. His delusion has vanished. He thinks now This battle cannot be avoided. It has the sanction of the Supreme Lord. Why should I worry about the inevitable The Lord has already destroyed these warriors. I am only an instrument in His hands. No sin can touch me even if I kill them. This is a just cause also.Why and how do they enter Arjuna says --

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

11.28 Yatha, as; the bahavah, numerous; ambu-vegah, currents of the waters, particularly the swift ones; nadinam, of flowing rivers; dravanti abhimukhah, rush towards, enter into; the samudram, sea; eva, alone; tatha, so also; do ami, those; nara-loka-virah, heroes of the human world-Bhisma and others; visanti, enter into; tava, Your; abhi-vijvalanti, blazing, glowing; vaktrani, mouths. Why do they enter, and how? In answer Arjuna says:

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.28 Sri Abhinavagupta did not comment upon this sloka.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

11.28 - 11.29 These innumerable kings rush to their destruction in Your flaming mouths, even as many torrents of rivers flow towards the ocean and moths rush into a blazing fire.

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

No commentary by Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur.

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

As unlimited currents of water helplessly flow in innumerable rivers and are propelled from multiple channels into the ocean, the mighty warriors of the Kaurava and Pandava armies are seen to be helplessly propelled into the flaming, gnashing mouths of the visvarupa or divine universal form of Lord Krishna.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.28

Yathaa nadeenaam bahavo’mbuvegaahSamudramevaabhimukhaah dravanti; Tathaa tavaamee naralokaveeraahVishanti vaktraanyabhivijwalanti.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.28

yathā—as; nadīnām—of the rivers; bahavaḥ—many; ambu-vegāḥ—water waves; samudram—the ocean; eva—indeed; abhimukhāḥ—toward; dravanti—flowing rapidly; tathā—similarly; tava—your; amī—these; nara-loka-vīrāḥ—kings of human society; viśhanti—enter; vaktrāṇi—mouths; abhivijvalanti—blazing; yathā—as; pradīptam—blazing; jvalanam—fire; pataṅgāḥ—moths; viśhanti—enter; nāśhāya—to be perished; samṛiddha vegāḥ—with great speed; tathā eva—similarly; nāśhāya—to be perished; viśhanti—enter; lokāḥ—these people; tava—your; api—also; vaktrāṇi—mouths; samṛiddha-vegāḥ—with great speed