nakulah sahadevas ca
kasyas ca paramesv-asah
sikhandi ca maha-rathah
dhrstadyumno viratas ca
drupado draupadeyas ca
saubhadras ca maha-bahuh
sankhan dadhmuh prthak prthak
Word for word:
ananta-vijayam — the conch named Ananta-vijaya; raja — the king; kunti-putrah — the son of Kunti; yudhisthirah — Yudhisthira; nakulah — Nakula; sahadevah — Sahadeva; ca — and; sughosa-manipuspakau — the conches named Sughosa and Manipuspaka; kasyah — the King of Kasi (Varanasi); ca — and; parama-isu-asah — the great archer; sikhandi — Sikhandi; ca — also; maha-rathah — one who can ﬁght alone against thousands; dhrstadyumnah — Dhrstadyumna (the son of King Drupada); viratah — Virata (the prince who gave shelter to the Pandavas while they were in disguise); ca — also; satyakih — Satyaki (the same as Yuyudhana, the charioteer of Lord Krishna); ca — and; aparajitah — who had never been vanquished; drupadah — Drupada, the King of Pancala; draupadeyah — the sons of Draupadi; ca — also; sarvasah — all; prthivi-pate — O King; saubhadrah — Abhimanyu, the son of Subhadra; ca — also; maha-bahuh — mighty-armed; sankhan — conchshells; dadhmuh — blew; prthak prthak — each separately.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
King Yudhisthira, the son of Kunti, blew his conchshell, the Ananta-vijaya, and Nakula and Sahadeva blew the Sughosa and Manipuspaka. That great archer the King of Kasi, the great ﬁghter Sikhandi, Dhrstadyumna, Virata, the unconquerable Satyaki, Drupada, the sons of Draupadi, and others, O King, such as the mighty-armed son of Subhadra, all blew their respective conchshells.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Sanjaya informed King Dhrtarastra very tactfully that his unwise policy of deceiving the sons of Pandu and endeavoring to enthrone his own sons on the seat of the kingdom was not very laudable. The signs already clearly indicated that the whole Kuru dynasty would be killed in that great battle. Beginning with the grandsire, Bhisma, down to the grandsons like Abhimanyu and others – including kings from many states of the world – all were present there, and all were doomed. The whole catastrophe was due to King Dhrtarastra, because he encouraged the policy followed by his sons.