I have seen actual Geeta shlokas and their translation . I have seen many speakers give lecture on Geeta. I have never seen anyone discussing chapter one and it's first 8 or 10 shlokas. If one reads them and reads the meanings , the translation of Sanskrit to English or any other language , one wonders why would the God ''waste '' time describing names of the ' WARRIORS ' in these part of the Geeta . It t almost feels like beginning of the basket ball game . " 6-10 power forward, from -------is ------- " . Let me give the word by word meaning of these shlokas and then tell the real meaning of these .
1 Dritharashtra asked, "on the holy grounds of Kurushetra my sons and Pandu's sons have gathered , eager to fight, what did they do ? "
2 Sanjay said, "At that time seeing the army of the Pandawas, drawn up for the battle and going to the Dronacharya , prince Drurodhana spoke these words."
3 "O master( teacher ) behold, the mighty army of sons of Pandu arranged in the battle by your talented student son of Drupada."
4 There are in this army heroes with mighty bows and equal to Bhishma and Arjuna, such as Satyaki and Viraja and Maharathi.
5 Drishtaketu , Chekitana and the valiant king of Kashi and Purujit.Kuntibhoja and Saibya, the best of men,
6 And mighty Yudhamanyu, and valiant Uttamauja,Abhimanyu, the son of Shubhada,and the 5 sons of Draupadi, -all of them great warriors.
7 " O best of Brahamanas, and now our side principle warriors , generals of my army, I will mention them for your information --"
8 Yourself and Bhishma and Karna and Kripa , who are always victorious in the war Ashwathama, Vikarna and Burishwara, the son of Somadatta.