In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.16-19)(Ch.I), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (Nos.16-19)(Ch.I) consists of the 16th 17th 18th and 19th Slokas of CH.1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita.
anantavijayam raja kunti-putra yudisthirah
nakulah sahadevas ca sughosa-manipuspakau
kasyas ca paramesv-asah sikhandi ca maha-rathah
dhrstadyumno viratas ca sataykis caparajitha
drupado draupadeys ca sarvash prithvi-pate
saubhadras ca maha-bahuh sankhan dadhmuh prthak prthak
Son of Kunti, Yudhishthira, the king blew Ananta Vijay, his conch shell. Nakula and Sahadeva blew their conch shell Sughosa and Manipuspaka respectively. Shikhandi, a great archer and fighter is present along with Dhrstadyumna, Virata, the unconquerable Satyki, and Drupada. Each one of them blew their own conch shells.
Sanjaya informed King tactfully that his unwise policy of deceiving the sons of Pandu and cleverly enthroning his sons is not a good policy. The situation clearly indicated that the whole Kuru dynasty would be destroyed in that great battle. Right from the grandsire, Bhisma, up to the grandson like Abhimanyu and others including Kings from many states of the world, all present there and all doomed. The whole catastrophe was due to King Dhritarashtra because he encouraged the policy followed by his sons.
sa ghoso dhartarastranam hrdayani vyadarayat
nabhas ca prthivim caiva tumulo bhyanunadayan
The blowing of these different conch shells became uncontrollably noisy. Vibrating both in the sky and on the earth, it shattered the heart of the sons of Dhritarashtra.
Pandavas not shaken by the sound of the conch shells of Bhisma and all others from Kaurava’s side because of the presence of Lord Krsna on their side. One who takes shelter from the Supreme Lord has nothing to fear, even in the midst of the greatest calamity.