The Bhagavadgita - Chapter 1, Verse 1
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dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca: dharmakṣetre kurukṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś
caiva kim akurvata sañjaya
Dhritarashtra said : On the holy plain, on the field of Kuru,* gathered together,
eager for battle, what did they, ) Sanjaya, my peopk and the Paodavas?
Asked Dhritarashtra, " In the field of righteousness called Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya,
doing what are my sons and Pandavas, assembled and excited to fight?
Dhritarashtra said: What did the sons of Pandu and also my people do when they had
assembled together, eager for battle on the holy plain of Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya?
Dhntarash/ra said : What did the sons and mine do when they assembled together on
the sacred plain of Kurukshetra eager for battle, O Sanjaya ?
Dhritarâshtra said: Tell me, O Sanjaya! Assembled on Kurukshetra, the centre of
religious activity, desirous to fight, what indeed did my people and the Pândavas
The King Dhritarashtra asked: “O Sanjaya! What happened on the sacred battlefield
of Kurukshetra, when my people gathered against the Pandavas?”
The King inquired: Sanjaya, please now tell me, in detail, what did my people (the
Kauravas) and the Pandavas do in the battlefield before the war started?
Dhritirashtra: Ranged thus for battle on the sacred plain-- On Kurukshetra--say,
Sanjaya! say What wrought my people, and the Pandavas?
Dhritarashtra said,-Assembled together on the sacred plain of Kurukshetra from desire
of fighting what did my sons and the Pandavas do. O Sanjaya.
Dhritarâshtra said What did my (people) and the Pândavas do, O Sañgaya! when they
assembled together on the holy field of Kurukshetra, desirous to do battle?
Dhritarashtra: The hard-hearted king of the Kurus, blind from birth, while sitting
in his palace, desires to know what is occurring on the batdefield, where a civil
war between his sons and nephews, the heroic sons of his brother Pandu, is about
Dhritarashtra said: On the field of Dharma, on the sacred field of Kuru, my sons
and the sons of Pandu have gathered desiring to battle; what are they doing, O Sanjaya?
Dhritarashtra was the father of the Kauravas. He was blind. Hence, he sought the
help of Sanjaya, who was a clairvoyant to update him with the events in the battlefield