, a nickname given by Yashoda to Shri Krishna, which means “very big belly”.
(ten doors) +
(chariot): human body.
: body. It is derived from
, “that which is constantly burning”. The body is constantlyburning with desires and attachments.
. Cousin of Buddha. His name literally means, ‘the gift of God’.
: (a.k.a. Ashtavakra):
(he who roams in vacuum) +
(man of right vision)
(wealth, i.e. delusion) +
: 6 negative qualities: fearof birth, death, happiness, sorrow, hunger and thirst)
: explained as
dhárayati yáà sáà dharma,
“that which supports is
”. Religion,righteousness. True meaning: breath.
: another name for the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It comes from
, whichmeans spirituality, and
: he is the brother of Draupadi and the son of Drupada.
means“obstinacy, restlessness”, and
means the power to control the obstinacy whichcomes from the external world.
: a great warrior on the side of Pandava.
dh^äóan ketava yaà saà
means without head, having only a body, while
is a dragon's tail.So Dhristhaketu is always seeking his head.
“to hold, to control” and
, “the kingdom”.
Dhritam raätra yena sadhritaraätra
: “The one who wants to rule the kingdom is Dhritarashtra.”
comes from the word
, which means something that rolls this way and that,like water on the leaf of a lotus. It is restlessness.
is a king, as well as the father-in-law of the Pandavas, father of Draupadi,Dhrishtadyumna, and Shikhandin. His name is short for
, which means you areto walk quickly and to finish your duty. A more specific meaning is that you shouldmeditate and complete your technique to realize the superconsciousness within youwithout wasting time.
means “with difficulty”, the root verb
, “to control, to discipline, toadministrate”, and the suffix
“one”. Thus Duàäasana symbolizes anger. He isdominant in the eyes (red, blood-shot eyes).
Durga: durge durgati náçinyai namaà
: one who relieves you from all difficulties (
: “to fight”, with prefix
: “difficult” and suffix
: “one who”. In theGita it is said
yahi shatru mahabaho kama-rupa dura sadam
: “O mighty-armed, fightwith your greatest enemy,
(desire)”. Thus Duryodhana is the symbol of
“second.” Arjuna was thus known as the second Krishna.
is the king of eagles, and Viäòu’s mount. He is one who can digest even poison.
(bell) represents the
or divine primordial sound,
traditionally is translated as “beef”. But metaphorically it breaks down into
means “the whole universe”,
“to me”, and
means He, the SupremeAlmighty Lord. Hence
means “He, who is abiding in the whole universe, istaking me to God.”