Mad anugrahaya paramam guhyam adhyatma-samjnitam
Yat tvayoktam vachas tena moho yam vigato mama
Arjun said an my request you have given spiritual advice and with you kind advice my ignorance has been removed.
Bhavapyayau hi bhutanam srutau vistaraso maya
Tvattah kamala-patraksa mahatmyam api chavyayam
Because, Kamalnetra Krishna, I have understood from you about the birth of beings and their destrustruction in detail and I have also listen about your immortal miracles.
Evam etad yathattha tvam atmanam paramesvara
Drastum icchami te rupam aisvaram purusottama
Almighty whatever you have explained about yourself I find you to be exactly like that. But Purushotaman, I want to physically see your devine power, your wisdom, your strength, your valour, your ‘tez’ and your godly form.
Manyase yadi tach chakyam maya drastum iti prabho
Yogesvara tato me tvam darsayatmanam avyayam
My lord, if you consider that I am in a position see your such a marvelour manifestation than kind grant me ‘davshan’ of your immortal presence – roop grace.
Sri bhagavan uvacha
Pasya me partha rupani sataso tha sahasrasah
Nana-vidhani divyani nana-varnakrtini cha
The Lord Krishna parth now you watch my hundreds and thousands of different kinds of forms and different kind of enchanting expositions.
Pasyadityan vasun rudran asvinau marutas tatha
Bahuny adrsta-purvani pasyascharyani bharata
Bharatvanshi Arjun now you see in Me the almighty all the, fwelre some of Aditi, eight Vasus and eleven Rudras both the Aswani Kumars, and fortynine Mriduganas. Besides, many other wonderful glorious forms which you have never seen before you can see now.
Ihaikastham jagat krtsnam pasyadya sa-characharam
Mama dehe gudakesa yach chanyad drastum icchasi
Arjun, now, you can see all the living beings and the entire universe and whatever else you desire to see only at one place i.e. in my Body.
Na tu mam sakyase drastum anenaiva sva-chaksusa
Divyam dadami te chaksuh pasya me yogam aisvaram
But you will not be able to see Me with these normal human eyes. Therefore I will now give you devine vision or the superhuman eyes. You will be able to view all my devine yoga shakti powers and the devine FORM.
Evam uktva tato rajan maha-yogesvaro harih
Darsayamasa parthaya paramam rupam aisvaram
Sanjay said, “King, the great Almighty and the destroyer of all sins said this, showed to Arjun his devine form with wonderful and great powers.
Sarvascharyamayam devam anantam visvato-mukham
Arjun saw the huge prime God the Almighty hawing numerous faces with devine eyes comprising wonderful sight, wearing many devine ornaments, and holding devine arms in the various hands, the many bodies in one wearing devine necklaces and clothes with the entire body smeared with devine perfume, the limitless wonderful forms looking in all the directions.
Divi surya-sahasrasya bhaved yugapad utthita
Yadi bhah sadrsi sa syad bhasas tasya mahatmanah
The light that will emirate from a thousand suns would perhaps be of lesser intensity that the teaching one out of the devine wonderful body of the almighty.
Tatraikastham jagat krtsnam pravibhaktam anekadha
Apasyad deva-devasya sarire pandavas tada
Panduputra Arjun sew, at that time, the lords of many worlds all located at one place i.e. the devine body of the Almighty.
Tatah sa vismayavisto hrsta-roma dhananjayah
Pranamya sirasa devam krtanjalir abhasata
Wonder struck and puzzed Arjun bowed and greeted with ‘Pranam’ with devotion and worship folded his hands and said.
Pasyami devams tava deva dehe
Sarvams tatha bhuta-visesa-sanghan
Brahmanam isam kamalasana-stham
Rsims cha sarvan uragams cha divyan
Arjun said Lord, I am able to see in your body all lords and flocks of human beings. I see Brahma sitting on a seat of Lotus. I see Mahadev and all the sages and also the devine reptiles.
Pasyami tvam sarvato nanta-rupam
Nantam na madhyam na punas tavadim
Pasyami visvesvara visva-rupa
Lord of the entire universe. I find you have many mighty arms, faces with devine eyes, and see you in may form from all the sides.You are the form of the universe. I cannot see you beginning, your middle or your end.
Kiritinam gadinam chakrinam cha
Tejorasim sarvato diptimantam
Pasyami tvam durniriksyam samantad
I see your incomprehensible appearance understandably shape, look with many mukuts, with Gadas, chakras illuminated from all sides, with devine tej, and brightness unmatched by biggest fire or the sun and I look at the most incmrprehesible appearance.
Tvam aksaram paramam veditavyam
Tvam asya visvasya param nidhanam
Tvam avyayah sasvata-dharma-gopta
Sanatanas tvam puruso mato me
You are the only one worthy of knowledge prime letter or the prime lord, you are the only saviour of this universe, endless, saviour of the religion and indestructible immortable Man in this universe. This is my opinion about you.
Pasyami tvam dipta-hutasa-vaktram
Sva-tejasa visvam idam tapantam
I see you beyond the beginning beyond the middle and endless, of infinite abilities, countless armo, with eyes like sun and moon and mouths like fire and you have engulfed the entire universe with you devine spectacle.
Dyav aprthivyor idam antaram hi
Vyaptam tvayaikena disas cha sarvah
Drstvadbhutam rupam ugram tavedam
Loka-trayam pravyathitam mahatman
Great Atman, sky between the heaven and the earth ad all the directions are filled with your unonderful form. In fact all the three worlds are worrderstruck to see your frightful appearance and are extremely perturbed.
Ami hi tvam sura-sangha visanti
Kechid bhitah pranjalayo grnanti
Svastity uktva maharsi-siddha-sanghah
Stuvanti tvam stutibhih puskalabhih
The flocks of the demigods are entering your body. Some are extremely frightened and with folded hands they are chanting your names and manifestations. And flocks of sages and the ‘Sidhas’ worship you with world like ‘Kalyan Ho’ ‘Kalyan Ho’.
I he Deity First cause Eternal presence glory majesty infinity God the father the maker creator Persevere.
Rudraditya vasavo ye cha sadhya
Visve svinau marutas chosmapas cha
Viksante tvam vismitas chaiva sarve
The eleven Rudras and the twelves sons of Aditi and eigh vasus, Sadhyagans, Ashwani Kunars, Mridganas and flocks of fore fathers, heavenly beings, demons; all are extremely worrdevstruck and are looking at you in a state of perplexity.
Rupam mahat te bahu-vaktra-netram
Drstva lokah pravyathitas tathaham
Mahabaho, looking at your infinite perplexing appearance with many faces, eyes, many hands, thighs and feet, many stomachs and similar other parts of the body, everyone is very upset and I am also very upset.
Nabhah sprsam diptam aneka-varnam
Drstva hi tvam pravyathitantaratma
Dhrtim na vindami samam cha visno
Because Vishno, looking at the huge body which is touching the sky with mouth wide open and light emitting huge eyes; the body which is so frightening I am etremely afraid and I have lost my peace.
Damstra-karalani cha te mukhani
Diso na jane na labhe cha sarma
Prasida devesa jagan-nivasa
Very frightened due to huge beards and as bright as destructive fire, I have lost sense of direction and I am hardly happy. Therefore I implore you to be satisfied and happy.
Ami cha tvam dhrtarastrasya putrah
Bhismo dronah suta-putras tathasau
Sahasmadiyair api yodha-mukhyaih
Vaktrani te tvaramana visanti
Kechid vilagna dasanantaresu
Sandrsyante churnitair uttamangaih
All these sons of Dhritrashatra and flocks of other kings and entering your mamoth body. Bhishmpitama, Drouacharya, Karna and the great warriors on our side; all are extremely frightened due to your huge beards and are entering your various mouths with great spead and many appear to have been powdered and I see them and their head stuck to your huge teeth.
Yatha nadinam bahavo mbu-vegah
Samudram evabhimukha dravanti
Tatha tavami nara-loka-vira
Visanti vaktrany abhivijvalanti
Just like waters of rivers naturally appear to be flowing fast into the sea, in the same mamer all these great warriors appear to be entering your various mouths.
Yatha pradiptam jvalanam patanga
Visanti nasaya samrddha-vegah
Tathaiva nasaya visanti lokas
Tavapi vaktrani samrddha-vegah
Just as the moths, act of sheer attraction, fly fast to enter the burring fire, just in the same mamer all these people, remaining fast, are entering your various mouths for their own destruction.
Lelihyase grasamanah samantal
Lokan samagran vadanair jvaladbhih
Tejobhir apurya jagat samagram
Bhasas tavograh pratapanti visno
Your are making morsels of all these world into your mouths and appear to licking them. Vishnu your uncommon light, due to extreme light, is making the entire universe unbearably hot.
Akhyahi me ko bhavan ugra-rupo
Namo stu te deva-vara prasida
Vijnatum icchami bhavantam adyam
Na hi prajanami tava pravrttim
Kindly tell me who are you with this terrorising appearance. Great among Gods oh Lord I humbly greate you. Kindly be happy. The original human I particularly want to to know you because I do not understand your basic natwce.
Sri bhagavan uvacha
Kalo smi loka-ksaya-krt pravrddho
Lokan samahartum iha pravrttah
Rte pi tvam na bhavisyanti sarve
Ye vasthitah pratyanikesu yodhah
Lord Krishna said, I am the destroyer of the worlds known as ‘Mahakal’. At this moment I have appeared emerged to destroy these people. These fore the worriers belonging to the apposite army will not survive even without your fighting the battle. They have to be finished.
Tasmat tvam uttistha yaso labhasva
Jitva satrun bhunksva rajyam samrddham
Mayaivaite nihatah purvam eva
Nimitta-matram bhava savyasachin
Therefore you should get up. Have victory over the enemy and earn name, wealth and enjoy your kingdom. All these great warriors, in fact, have already been killed by me. ‘Savyasachi’ you will only become the killer for name sake.
Dronam cha bhismam cha jayadratham cha
Karnam tathanyan api yodha-viran
Maya hatams tvam jahi ma vyathistha
Yuddhasva jetasi rane sapatnan
Dronacharya and Bhishma; Jaydrath and Karn and Mamy other great worriers who have already been killed by me in reality you just kill them. Donot be afraid. Undoubtedly, you will win the enemies. Therefore fight your battle.
Etach chrutva vachanam kesavasya
Krtanjalir vepamanah kiriti
Namaskrtva bhuya evaha krsnam
Sagadgadam bhita-bhitah pranamya
Sanjay said, Arjun listens carefully to these words of the grant lord and with folded hands and trembling body being extremely afraid said to the lord.
Sthane hrsikesa tava prakirtya
Jagat prahrsyaty anurajyate cha
Raksamsi bhitani diso dravanti
Sarve namasyanti cha siddha-sanghah
Arjun said, “It is just worthy that the entire world is happy with your name, attributes, devotional songs and love and attention. The demons are running in all directions and the ‘Sidha’ men are greeting you with namaskar.
Kasmach cha te na nameran mahatman
Gariyase brahmano py adi-kartre
Ananta devesa jagan-nivasa
Tvam aksaram sad-asat tat-param yat
Mahalman, you are the beginner at the Brahman, and the greatest among all. How can they avoid greeting to with Namaskar? You are the infinite of the gods, omnipresent and someone who is beyond the truth and the lie. You are the truly almighty in this cosmos.
Tvam adi-devah purusah puranas
Tvam asya visvasya param nidhanam
Vettasi vedyam cha param cha dhama
Tvaya tatam visvam ananta-rupa
You are the original god and immortal being you are responsible for this world and worthy of understanding. You are omnipresent and this entire universe is full of your attributes.
Vayur yamo gnir varunah sasankah
Prajapatis tvam prapitamahas cha
Namo namas te stu sahasra-krtvah
Punas cha bhuyo pi namo namas te
You are the lord of air, yamraj, fire, sea, moon and the king of the subject and you are the father of Brahma. Namaskar to you many many times many many namaskars to you.
Namah purastad atha prsthatas te
Namo stu te sarvata eva sarva
Sarvam samapnosi tato si sarvah
You are of infinite abilities. Namaskar to you from front and from the back and from all directions. Because being of infinite valour you have pervaded this entire world therefore you are present every where.
Sakheti matva prasabham yad uktam
He krsna he yadava he sakheti
Ajanata mahimanam tavedam
Maya pramadat pranayena vapi
Yach chavahasartham asatkrto si
Eko thavapy achyuta tat-samaksam
Tat ksamaye tvam aham aprameyam
Without knowing these denive attributes and influence of your and considering that you are my own deav friend, in whatever manner without giving serious thought I have said that belittled your grandeur and dignity I beg to be excused. Without knowledge I would have insulted you in lighter moments are while resting or while taking meals while alone on in presence of other friends I request you to kindly pardon my actions.
Pitasi lokasya characharasya
Tvam asya pujyas cha gurur gariyan
Na tvat-samo sty abhyadhikah kuto nyo
Loka-traye py apratima-prabhava
You are the father of this living world. You are the greatest guru, worthy of worship. Lord Almighty in all the three worlds there is none equal to your and there is no question of anyone being greater than you.
Tasmat pranamya pranidhaya ka
Prasadaye tvam aham isam idyam
Piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuh
Priyah priyayarhasi deva sodhum
Therefore O Lord, I bestow my body and boring with all devotion at my command I request you to kindly have mercy on me and be happy. O Lord, just as father tolerates wrongdoings of his son, the man of his wife and friend of his dear friend I request to tolerate and excuse all my earlier wrongdoings.
Adrsta-purvam hrsito smi drstva
Bhayena cha pravyathitam mano me
Tad eva me darsaya deva rupam
Prasida devesa jagan-nivasa
I am overjoyed to see this wonderful appearance of yours which I had never seen before. My mind is full of fear and completely perplexed. Therefore kindly come back to your earlier Vishnu roap with four arms. God of gods the omnipresent I invoke your mercy.
Kiritinam gadinam chakra-hastam
Icchami tvam drastum aham tathaiva
Tenaiva rupena chatur-bhujena
Sahasra-baho bhava visva-murte
I once again want to see you with your mukut with your gada and chakra in your hand. Therefore god of the entire universe having thousands of arms assume once again your Chaturbhuj presence.
Sri bhagavan uvacha
Maya prasannena tavarjunedam
Rupam param darsitam atma-yogat
Tejomayam visvam ananatam adyam
Yan me tvad-anyena na drsta-purvam
The Lord Krishna said, “Arjun on your request I have shown you with the capabilities of my yogashakti, this most brilliant, cause of beginning of everything limitless mamoth body of mine which no one has ever seen except you.
Na veda-yajnadhyayanair na danair
Na cha kriyabhir na tapobhir ugraih
Evam rupah sakya aham nrloke
Drastum tvad-anyena kuru-pravira
Arjun, in this human world there is no way – through vedas or yajna, or donations or performance of other good deeds that anyone other than you can see this universal conformation of mine.
Appearance shape body pageant physique conformation posture.
Ma te vyatha ma cha vimudha-bhavo
Drstva rupam ghoram idrn mamedam
Vyapetabhih prita-manah punas tvam
Tad eva me rupam idam prapasya
Looking at this mamoth frightening conformation of Mine you should neither be perplexed nor get into any kind of confusion. You should be fearless full of love and attention and once again you see my very same Chaturbhuj body with shankh-gada-chakra and Padma.
Ity arjunam vasudevas tathoktva
Svakam rupam darsayamasa bhuyah
Asvasayamasa cha bhitam enam
Bhutva punah saumya-vapur mahatma
Sanjay said God Vasudev told Arjun all this and once again he appeared in this chaturbhuj form full of peace and tranquility and thus consoled the frightened Arjun.
Drstvedam manusam rupam tava saumyam janardana
Idanim asmi samvrttah sa-chetah prakrtim gatah
Arjun said Lord, I am now relaxed, once again looking at your peaceful and tranquil human form. In fact, I have regained my normal senses.
Sri bhagavan uvacha
Sudurdarsam idam rupam drstavan asi yan mama
Deva apy asya rupasya nityam darsana-kanksinah
Lord Almighty said my ‘Chaturb huj’ appearance that you have seen is indeed extremely rare and uncommon. The demigods too are always anxious to have a darshan at this rave and unique spectacle.
Naham vedair na tapasa na danena na chejyaya
Sakya evam-vidho drastum drstavan asi mam yatha
There is no way through vedas, tapas or donations or yajnas that this chaturbhuj ‘roop’ of mine can be seen the way you have seen, Arjuna.
Bhaktya tv ananyaya sakya aham evam-vidho rjuna
Jnatum drastum cha tattvena pravestum cha parantapa
But Paratamp Arjun, with unstinted worship, and keen desire to see this ‘Chaturbhuj’ roop and to know my fundamental nature and the desire to attain my form is indeed very rare and difficult.
Mat-karma-krn mat-paramo mad-bhaktah sanga-varjitah
Nirvairah sarva-bhutesu yah sa mam eti pandava
Arjun, people who wholeheartedly dedicates all this deeds, and completes resigns unto me, who are my ardent devotees and have no attachments and are free from envy or hate towards any human beings are worthes of attaining Me or worthy of salvation.