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KRSNA AND ARJUNA SOUND THEIR TRANSCENDENTAL CONCHSHELLS

KRSNA AND ARJUNA SOUND THEIR TRANSCENDENTAL CONCHSHELLS

1.14: On the other side, both Lord Krishna and Arjuna, being situated on a chariot yoked with white horses, sounded their transcendental conchshells.
PURPORT
IN CONTRAST with the conchshell blown by Bhismadeva, the conchshells in the hands of Krishna and Arjuna are described as transcendental. The sounding of the transcendental conchshells indicated that there was no hope of victory on the other side, because Krishna was with the Pandavas. Yayastu padu putranam yesam pakse janardana. Victory is always with persons like the sons of Pandu, because Lord Krishna is associated with them. And whenever the Lord is present, the Goddess of Fortune is also there because the Goddess of Fortune never lives alone without her husband. Therefore, Victory and Fortune were awaiting Arjuna, as is indicated by the transcendental sound produced by the conchshell of Vishnu, or Lord Krishna. Besides that, the chariot on which both the friends were seated was donated by the Agni (Firegod) to Arjuna, and this indicated that that chariot was meant for conquering all sides, wherever it was drawn, over all the three worlds.

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