- mātā śiśūnāṁ nidhanaṁ sutānāṁ
- niśamya ghoraṁ paritapyamānā
- tadārudad vāṣpa-kalākulākṣī
- tāṁ sāntvayann āha kirīṭamālī
mātā—the mother; śiśūnām—of the children; nidhanam—massacre; sutānām—of the sons; niśamya—after hearing; ghoram—ghastly; paritapyamānā—lamenting; tadā—at that time; arudat—began to cry; vāṣpa-kala-ākula-akṣī—with tears in the eyes; tām—her; sāntvayan—pacifying; āha—said; kirīṭamālī—Arjuna.
Draupadī, the mother of the five children of the Pāṇḍavas, after hearing of the massacre of her sons, began to cry in distress with eyes full of tears. Trying to pacify her in her great loss, Arjuna spoke to her thus: