The tumultuous clamor of the Kaurava army had begun to subside. Then, seated on a resplendent chariot, the Supreme Lord Shree Krishna and Arjun both fearlessly sounded their conch shells, igniting a surge of enthusiasm within the Pandava ranks.
Here, Sanjay reverentially addresses Lord Shree Krishna as “Madhav,” a union of two words – “Mā,” signifying Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of prosperity, and “dhav,” representing husband. This verse conveys that the benevolent presence of the goddess of prosperity, an embodiment of Lord Vishnu, who is none other than Shree Krishna, graced the Pandavas. Through her divine favor, they were destined to achieve triumph in this war and soon reclaim their kingdom.
The term “Pandava” typically refers to any of the five brothers, sons of King Pandu. In this context, it specifically alludes to Arjun, the third among the five. Arjun, a formidable warrior and a master archer, rode upon a magnificent chariot bestowed to him by Agni, the celestial god of fire.