अदृष्टपूर्वं हृषितोऽस्मि दृष्ट्वा
भयेन च प्रव्यथितं मनो मे |
तदेव मे दर्शय देवरूपं
प्रसीद देवेश जगन्निवास || 45||
adṛiṣhṭa-pūrvaṁ hṛiṣhito ’smi dṛiṣhṭvā
bhayena cha pravyathitaṁ mano me
tad eva me darśhaya deva rūpaṁ
prasīda deveśha jagan-nivāsa
adṛiṣhṭa-pūrvam—that which has not been seen before; hṛiṣhitaḥ—great joy; asmi—I am; dṛiṣhṭvā—having seen; bhayena—with fear; cha—yet; pravyathitam—trembles; manaḥ—mind; me—my; tat—that; eva—certainly; me—to me; darśhaya—show; deva—Lord; rūpam—form; prasīda—please have mercy; deva-īśha—God of gods; jagat-nivāsa—abode of the universe
Having seen Your universal form that I had never seen before, I feel great joy. And yet, my mind trembles with fear. Please have mercy on me and again show me Your pleasing form, O God of gods, O Abode of the universe.
Arjuna was delighted and at the same time struck with terror by the Cosmic Form of the Lord. The full manifestation of the Lord should be terrifying indeed, when the Lord appears as Time, the Destroyer. Even Arjuna was fear-struck and distressed. So he wishes to see the Lord in His former pleasing form.
Prasida: In the 25th verse, Arjuna makes the same appeal.
Tadeva rupam: Some interpret the words to mean the four-armed form of Vishnu.
Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 11 🔻 (55 Verses)