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Adharmabhibhavat Krsna 1.41

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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. 

 

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?