The Bhagavadgita - Chapter 1, Verse 13

tataḥ śaṅkhāś ca bheryaś ca paṇavānakagomukhāḥ sahasaivābhyahanyanta sa śabdas tumulobhavat 1.13

Annie Besant

Then conches and kettledrums, tabors and drums and cowhorns, suddenly blared forth, and the sound was tumultuous.

Jayaram V

Then many conches, large drums, small drums, kettle drums, and horns were all at once blown suddenly resulting in a tumultuous noise.

Swami Sivananda

Then (following Bhishma), conches and kettle-drums, tabors, drums and cow-horns blared forth quite suddenly (from the side of the Kauravas); and the sound was tremendous.

Adi Shankaracharya

Then, all at once, conches and kettledrums, cymbols, drums and horns were played upon, and the sound was a tumultuous uproar.

Swami Swarupananda

Then following Bhishma, conches and kettle-drums, tabors, trumpets and cowhorns blared forth suddenly from the Kaurava side and the noise was tremendous.

Shri Purohit Swami

And immediately all the conches and drums, the trumpets and horns, blared forth in tumultuous uproar.

American/International Gita Society

Soon after that; conches, kettledrums, cymbals, drums, and trumpets were sounded together. The commotion was tremendous.

Edwin Arnold

And, at the noise of it, Trumpets and drums, cymbals and gongs and horns Burst into sudden clamour; as the blasts Of loosened tempest, such the tumult seemed!

Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Then conches and drums and cymbals and horns were sounded at once and the noise (made) became a loud uproar.

Kashinath Trimbak Telang

And then all at once, conchs, and kettledrums, and tabors, and trumpets were played upon; and there was a tumultuous din.

Grahman Sceweig

Then conches and kettledrums, cymbals, drums, and trumpets Were all sounded at once— the vibration became tumultuous.

Vladimir Antonov

Right away, conch shells and cymbals, drums and horns blared in response producing a tumultuous noise.


Making war noises signify the readiness and preparedness of each side and their level of enthusiasm and determination.

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