Monday, June 16, 2008

#009 I stand in the midst of the plundered wealth

4-39-1 Sanskrit verse
Viraat`a Parva, Volume 4
Sarvaan jana padaan jitvaa
vittam aachchhidya keevalam
madhye dhanasya tisht`haami

tenaahurmaan Dhananjayam


Meanings
1. vittam = money.
2. dhanam = vittam = money.
3. sarvaan = all (in dative case).
4. jitvaa = having defeated (Subordinated clause end)
5. jana padaan = States (or city states. In Objective case).
6. madhyee = amidst (after inflection for the preposition 'in')
7. tisht`aami = I sit (tisht` = infinitive of verb meaning to sit; aami = verb conjugation for first
person simple present tense).

CONTEXT
Arjuna was in Virata Kingdom for one year. At the end of the 'incognito' period, he revealed himself to Uttara s/o Virata. When asked by Uttara to explain the meaning of Arjuna's ten names, he explained the meaning of his name 'Dhananjaya'.

ENGLISH GIST
"Having defeated all the countries, having pooled up money, I sit amidst the heaps. Hence I am called Dhanamjaya."

BLOGGER'S VIEWS
*What a great plunderer!

COMPARISON WITH WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR:
In 1066, William the Conqueror, The Duke of Normandy invaded England. He could anoint himself as the king of England only after burning and plundering the South East England.
Plundering and burning was a part of conquering of ancient races including Asian and European races like Danes, Germans, French, Aryans, Chinese.

3 comments:

  1. Hi

    I read your comments on Karna at:

    http://rajeev2004.blogspot.com/2007/04/karna-syndrome-and-chindia.html

    I have similar views and have published a blog on this.

    http://alamsha.sulekha.com/blog/post/2009/05/had-karnan-the-great-warrior-and-hero-of-mahabharata.htm

    KIndly read the comments and one of the members, Surya8181, says that there is no proof in Mahabharata that Drona rejected Karnan on the basis of his low caste. I would appreciate, if you can share your views in my blogsite

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  2. My blogsite:

    http://alamsha.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm

    My Karnan blog:

    http://alamsha.sulekha.com/blog/post/2009/05/had-karnan-the-great-warrior-and-hero-of-mahabharata.htm

    Please read the comments in Karnan blog and share your views for the comments by @Surya8181. Thanks.

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  3. It was the custom of brave kshatriyas to conquer wealth. Arjuna did not steal wealth. He vanquished enemies in the battle field and won their wealth. You should remember he could not have acted in any other way, for that was the purpose of his birth itself - his father did penance for 2 years wishing a son that will become famous like no other.

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