Posted by: Venkat | March 23, 2008

Gita Dhyana Sloka 3

Gita Dhyana Sloka 3

prapanna parijAtAya totravetraikapAnaye
gnanamudrAya krishnAya gitAmruta duhe nama:

word to word meaning:
namah- salutations(to him who is ) ; parijataya- granter of
desires; prapanna- (to those who) surrender (to him); panaye- (one
who) carries in hand ; totra vetrai- the stick to goad cows ;
gnanamudraya- (one who) shows the mudra of wisdom (with his
hand); krishnaya- (who is) dark colured; duhe- (who is the)
milker ; gitamruta- (of)the nectar of Gita

sloka meaning:
salutations to him who is the granter desires to those who surrender
to him, one who carries in hand the stick to goad the
cows, who shows the mudra of wisdom with his hand,who is dark
coloured, him who is the milker of the nectar of Gita.

Points to ponder:

Will some one find out what is the gnana mudra ?
Also, in my distionary totra and vetrai- mean the same- that is the
staff or cane or stick to goad the cows. But why they are

clubbed ? Will someone find out ?

Hare krishna



  1. Jnana mudra (used in yoga): the gesture of knowledge – in this the index finger is bent so that its tip is joined with the tip of the thumb, the other three fingers are spread out.


  2. Here cows represent all he Jivas or the Indriyas & the stick in the hand represent one who is the controller (of all the jivas ) which is God

  3. In Jnana Mudra the index finger is bent to join the tip of the thump, all other fingers opened up. This way only is the cow is milked. Jnana being milked out is indicated

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