Adharmabhibhavat Krsna 1.41



adharmābhibhavāt kṛiṣṇa praduṣyanti kula-striyaḥ

strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇa-saṅkaraḥ 


adharmābhibhavāt – for the wrongdoing show now yourself

kṛiṣṇa – krishna

praduṣyanti – by appearing 

Kula-striyaḥ – to the women of the caste system

strīṣu – the womanhood 

duṣṭāsu – from being polluted or destroyed 

vārṣṇeya – the noble or the chief eminent man of the same lineage 

jāyate – to the glory of that worship

varṇa-saṅkaraḥ – the color of the doer of good deeds (blue)


Full meaning:

For the wrongdoing show now yourself krishna by appearing to the women of the caste system; The womanhood from being polluted or destroyed, the noble chief eminent man of the same lineage, to the glory of that worship, the color of the doer of good deeds. 

 In fact, this happens in the story of Mahabharata and is true. Krishna appears infront of drupadi for the wrong being done to her when she worships him during this instance. I am however fascinated by the poet use of varna-sankarah and what else it could mean in terms of how it is used here in this verse and for what the term means overall. I am fascinated because Sankara is name of Shiva. I am neither a sanskrit poet or a scholar. I want to say if you know about this term enough one could probably write a mini-book. 


What does it say in Gita?


This is what it says in Gita. What happened to the words jayate and varana Sankarah? 


About Iksvakave

I am on a quest to understand my religion --- Hinduism. I have decided to keep a log of my discoveries, and experiences and what I have come to learn in the process. I like to travel through people vicariously. To observe the working of the mind, body and spirit. And heart. The soul infact is what our bodies have and what we are ultimately or in the end! The pricelessness of the soul is a soul is only potentially divine. Our journey here is therefore to understand that divinity in our lives. The ideals of societies, language, culture religion, and spirituality, is what interests me. what we know and don't know and outside of our four walls, maybe the priceless truth of that journey here on earth also, our yoga to be learned and equally perfected in life. What this blog is about is the values of the mother tongue India. And the values and culture of India and my nationality America. Pricelessness of it one will come to know you see. The forehead, is the center of the Hindu conscious. veena kodali

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