Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya

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  • Did you know: This verse was described by Lord Sri Krishna in Mahabharata, when Arjuna had refused to fight in Kurukshetra.

This verse is one of the major and famous verses (slok) of the Hindu holy book Gita. This verses are 7 and 8 of Chapter 4 of the Gita. This verse was described by Lord Sri Krishna in Mahabharata when Arjuna had refused to fight in Kurukshetra.

Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata |
Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham ||

Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritam |
Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge ||

Meaning - I am coming, I am coming, when there is a loss of religion, then I am coming, when the iniquity increases, then I am coming to protect the gentlemen, to destroy the wicked I am coming in to establish religion and I am born in the age of era.

Meaning of Sanskrit word in English—

Verse 7 :
Yada= when
 Hi = indeed
 Dharmasya = of religion/duty
 Glani = decay
 Bhavati = is
 Bharata = O Bharata (name of Arjuna)
 Abhuthanam = rising up
 Adharmasya = of sin/chaos (note, the word "Dharma" means "religion", "a+dharma" means "not religion" or something against religion.)
 Tada = Then
 Atmanam = Myself
 Srijami = Create ("Srijami" means "I create")
 Aham = I

Verse 8:
Paritranay = to protect/save
Sadhunang =of the good or good people
Vinashay = to destroy/for the destruction
Cha = And
Dushkritam = of the evil or evil-doers
Dharma = religion
Sangsthapan = to establish
Arthay = to/for the sake of
Sambhabami = I am born
Yuge = In age

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