The Bhagavadgita - Chapter 1, Verse 15
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pāñcajanyaṃ hṛṣīkeśo devadattaṃ dhanañjayaḥ pauṇḍraṃ dadhmau mahāśaṅkhaṃ bhīmakarmā
Pauchrjanya by Hrishikesha, and Devad by Dhananjaya.r Vrikodara § of terrible deeds
blew his mighty conch, Paundra ;
Panchajanyam, by Hrisikesa, Devadatta by Arjuna, Paundram by Bhima, the voracious
eater and performer of mighty deeds.
Hrishikesa blew the “Panchajanya” and Arjuna blew the “Devadatta”, and Bhima, the
doer of terrible deeds, blew the great conch, “Paundra”.
Hrlshikesa blew the Panchajanya, and Arjuna blew the Devadatta. Bhima, (the doer)
of terrible deeds, blew his great conch Paun^ra.
Hrishikesha blew the Pânchajanya, Dhananjaya, the Devadatta, and Vrikodara, the
doer of terrific deeds, his large conch Paundra.
Lord Shri Krishna blew his Panchajanya and Arjuna his Devadatta, brave Bheema his
renowned shell, Poundra.
Krishna blew His conch first, and then Arjuna and all other commanders of various
divisions of the army of Pandavas blew their respective conches. The tumultuous
uproar, resounding through the earth and sky, tore the hearts of your sons. (1.15-19)
Krishna, with knotted locks, blew his great conch Carved of the "Giant's bone;"
Arjuna blew Indra's loud gift; Bhima the terrible-- Wolf-bellied Bhima-blew a long
And Hrishikesha blew (the conch called) Panchajanya and Dhananjaya (that called)
Devadatta; and Vrikodara of terrible deeds blew the huge conch (called) Paundra.
Hrishîkesa 3 blew the Pâñkaganya 4, and Dhanañgaya the Devadatta, and Bhîma, (the
doer) of fearful deeds, blew the great conch Paundra.
H rishikesha [Krishna] blew the conch Panchajanya; Dhananjaya [Arjuna] blew the
conch Devadatta; And Bhlma, the voracious eater who is terrifying in action, blew
the great conch Paundra.
Hrishikesha blew the Panchajanya, Dhananjaya blew the Devadatta9, and a man of great
exploits Vrikodara blew his conch shell, the Pandura
Hrisikesa is an epithet of Krishna and Dhananjaya of Arjuna. It was a tradition
in ancient India for the warriors to carry their own conches to the battlefiled
and blow them during the start of war or to challenge someone.