|Chapter 11||The Vision of the Universal Form||Verse 26, 27|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
This verse relates to verse seven where Lord Krishna states any reality one would care to see is present in His visvarupa or divine universal form. In the visvarupa can be seen the coming victory and defeat in the battle of Kuruksetra which Arjuna will soon be fighting and indeed he sees all the 100 sons of King Dhritarastra with all the kings fighting for the Kauravas along with all the kings and princes and principle warriors on the Pandava side such as Dhristadyumna and Sikhandi rushing into the gaping, fierce mouths and teeth of multitudinous faces of the almighty visvarupa . Arjuna can clearly see Bhishma, Drona and Karna as well entering into these gnashing mouths along with the others. It is not that they are individually entering separately but both sides are speedily entering different mouths at the same time and can be seen to be destroyed therein.
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
The Supreme Lord Krishna was requested by Arjuna in verse 25 with the word prasida meaning be merciful and grace him to be free from fear; yet Lord Krishna exhibited His visvarupa or divine universal form to indicate that there was nothing to fear for His devotees and that the battle of the two armies and the whole material manifestation was completely under His control. The visvarupa was revealed to assure Arjuna of his definite victory and resultant fame by the Pandavas victory over the Kauravas. This victory arranged and orchestrated by Lord Krishna was to rid the burden on Earth of the Kauravas along with other demons in the guise of kings who were slain previously during the great war with the demigods and had now taken rebirth again as millions of warriors dispersed throughout both armies. In verse seven Lord Krishna told Arjuna that he could see any reality he would want to see in the visvarupa and now he is seeing his enemies defeat and his own victory which would soon transpire. Duryodhana, Bhishma who was educated in the heavenly planets, Drona who had received divine weapons from Parasurama, Karna the son of Surya the sungod along with the principle warriors on the Pandava side such as Dhristadyumna and Sikhandi are all seen rushing headlong directly into the innumerable mouths of the visvarupa where they are gnashed by the fearsome teeth and perish.