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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Verse 5

भगवद् गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 5

श्री भगवानुवाच
पश्य मे पार्थ रूपाणि शतशोऽथ सहस्रशः।
नानाविधानि दिव्यानि नानावर्णाकृतीनि च।।11.5।।

English Translation - Swami Gambirananda

11.5 The Blessed Lord said O son of Prtha, behold My forms in (their) hundreds and in thousands, of different kinds, celestial, and of various colours and shapes.

English Translation - Swami Sivananda

11.5 The Blessed Lord said Behold, O Arjuna, forms of Mine, by the hundreds and thousands, of different sorts, divine, and of various colours and shapes.

English Translation - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.5. The Bhagavat said Behold, O son of Prtha, My divine forms in hundreds and in thousands and of varied nature and of varied colours and varied shapes.

English Commentary - Swami Sivananda

11.5 पश्य behold? मे My? पार्थ O Partha? रूपाणि forms? शतशः by hundreds? अथ and? सहस्रशः by thousands? नानाविधानि of different sorts? दिव्यानि divine? नानावर्णाकृतीनि of various colours and shapes? च and.Commentary Divyani Divine supernatural.Satasah? Sahasrasah By the hundreds and thousands -- countless.O Arjuna? I want you to behold the Cosmic Form. All beings and entities are there. The fat and the lean? the short and the tall? the red and the black? the active and the passive? the rich and the poor? the intelligent and the dull? the healthy and the sick? the noisy and the silent? those that are awake? those that are asleep? the beautiful and the ugly? and all grades of beings with their distinctive marks are all there. The blueness of the sky? the yellowness of the silk? the redness of the twilight? the blackness of the coal? the whiteness of the snow? and the greenness of the leaves will be seen by you. You will also behold the objects of various shapes.

English Translation of Sanskrit Commentary By Sri Shankaracharya's

11.5 O son of Prtha, pasya, behold; me, My; rupani, forms; satasah, in (their) hundreds; atha, and; sahasrasah, in thousands, i.e. in large numbers. And they are nana-vidhani, of different kinds; divyani, celestial, supernatural; and nana-varna-akrtini, of various colours and shapes-forms which have different (nana) colours (varna) such as blue, yellow, etc. as also (different) shapes (akrtayah), having their parts differently arranged.

English Translation of Commentary - Dr. S. Sankaranarayan

11.5 Sri Abhinavagupta did not comment upon this sloka.

English Translation of Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary

11.5 The Lord said Behold My forms which are the foundation of all, hundreds upon thousands, varied and possessing manifold modes. They are divine, i.e., supernatural. They are multi-formed and multi-coloured like white, black etc. And they are of varied configurations. Behold that form!

Commentary - Chakravarthi Ji

“First I will show him that form described in the purusa sukta as sahasra-sirsa purusah sahasraksah sahasrapat: that form with a thousand heads, a thousand eyes and a thousand feet. It is my own expansion, the first purusa avatara (Maha Visnu), the antaryami of prakrti. Later, by having the necessary qualification, I will show him my form of time.” Considering in this way in his mind, the Lord faced Arjuna, telling him to pay attention. Thus he speaks this verse. “See these hundreds and thousands of forms (rupani). In my one form, my svarupa, see hundreds of my svarupas, which are my vibhutis.”

Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Being so requested the Supreme Lord Krishna proceeds to advise Arjuna about what His omnipotent visvarupa or divine universal form will be exhibiting and inferring that he should pay attention. The word pasya means behold. Although the form is one it has unlimited features and innumerable different personalities are manifested within it. The word rupani meaning forms is plural and denotes various, divine, supernatural forms of variegated types and multicoloured hues such as black, blue, yellow, red, green and white as well as particular and specific arrangements of many diverse parts and unique shapes of divine expansions harmoniously connected in the satasotha sahasrasah or hundreds of thousands infinite in number.

Brahma Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Shri Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna is instructing to behold His all encompassing, all sustaining transcendental visvarupa or divine universal form in hundreds of thousands of unique transcendental manifestations. The word d?vy?ni means divine denoting non-material spiritual colours and forms never seen before.

Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya - Commentary

Lord Krishna is instructing to behold His all encompassing, all sustaining transcendental visvarupa or divine universal form in hundreds of thousands of unique transcendental manifestations. The word d?vy?ni means divine denoting non-material spiritual colours and forms never seen before.

Transliteration Bhagavad Gita 11.5

Pashya me paartha roopaani shatasho’tha sahasrashah; Naanaavidhaani divyaani naanaavarnaakriteeni cha.

Word Meanings Bhagavad Gita 11.5

śhrī-bhagavān uvācha—the Supreme Lord said; paśhya—behold; me—my; pārtha—Arjun, the son of Pritha; rūpāṇi—forms; śhataśhaḥ—by the hundreds; atha—and; sahasraśhaḥ—thousands; nānā-vidhāni—various; divyāni—divine; nānā—various; varṇa—colors; ākṛitīni—shapes; cha—and