The Bhagavadgita - Chapter 1, Verse 11

ayaneṣu ca sarveṣu yathābhāgam avasthitāḥ bhīṣmam evābhirakṣantu bhavantaḥ sarva eva hi

Annie Besant

Therefore in the rank and file let all, standiDg firmly in their respective divisions, guard Bhishma, even all ye generals.

Jayaram V

"Therefore all of you should now give full protection to Bhishma, in all the strategic places, as arranged."

Swami Sivananda

“Therefore, do ye all, stationed in your respective positions in the several divisions of the army, protect Bhishma alone”.

Adi Shankaracharya

" And therefore do ye all, occupying your respective positions in the several divisions of the army, support Bhishma only."

Swami Swarupananda

"(Now) do, being stationed in your proper places in the divisions of the army, support Bhishma alone.

Shri Purohit Swami

Therefore in the rank and file, let stand firm in their posts, according to battalions; and all you generals about Bheeshma.

American/International Gita Society

Our army is invincible, while their army is easy to conquer. Therefore all of you, occupying your respective positions, protect our commander-in-chief. (1.10-11)

Edwin Arnold

Have care our captains nigh to Bhishma's ranks Prepare what help they may! Now, blow my shell!

Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Stationing yourselves then in the entrances of the divisions that have been assigned to you, all of you protect Bhishma alone

Kashinath Trimbak Telang

And therefore do ye all, occupying respectively the positions 1 assigned to you, protect Bhîshma only.

Grahman Sceweig

T hus in all maneuvers from your respective positions, You must certainly guard Bhlshma— indeed, every one o f you

Vladimir Antonov

Therefore, let everyone, standing in his place in troops, and you, chiefs, guard Bhishma.

Duryodhana knew that since Bhishma was invincible, he a major asset to his side. Bhishma received a boon from his mother Ganga that he would die by his will and desire only when he wanted but not by any other means. As long as Bhishma was alive, Pandavas would not be able to win.

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