आख्याहि मे को भवानुग्ररूपो
नमोऽस्तु ते देववर प्रसीद।
न हि प्रजानामि तव प्रवृत्तिम्।।11.31।।
।।11.31।। (कृपया) मेरे प्रति कहिये? कि उग्ररूप वाले आप कौन हैं हे देवों में श्रेष्ठ आपको नमस्कार है? आप प्रसन्न होइये। आदि स्वरूप आपको मैं (तत्त्व से) जानना चाहता हूँ? क्योंकि आपकी प्रवृत्ति (अर्थात् प्रयोजन को) को मैं नहीं समझ पा रहा हूँ।।
Now there is greater curiosity. An enquiry for more details is beseeched to understand further who Lord Krishna actually is. In normal existence one knows another by their attributes and how one represents themselves but one does not know them by their actual inherent nature as it is not disclosed. It is not that Arjuna did not know otherwise he would have not addressed Lord Krishna in this verse as Vishnu meaning He who is all pervasive and in previous verses as Acutya meaning He who is infallible, Keshava meaning He who controls Brahma and Shiva, Vasudeva meaning He from whom everything emanates, etc. The purpose of the query is know the special attributes inherent within the Supreme Lord Krishnas divine transcendental nature and their qualities and activities.