SB 1.12.1

शौनक उवाच
अश्वत्थाम्नोपसृष्टेन ब्रह्मशीर्ष्णोरुतेजसा ।
उत्तराया हतो गर्भ ईशेनाजीवितः पुनः ॥१॥


śaunaka uvāca
uttarāyā hato garbha
īśenājīvitaḥ punaḥ


śaunakaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśaunakaḥ

of the name Śaunaka; Śaunaka; Śrī Śaunaka.
uvācaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biguvāca

answered; described; explained; he recited; he said; inquired; prayed; replied; said; she said; she spoke; spoke; talked with them.
—the sage Śaunaka said; aśvatthāmnaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaśvatthāmna

of Aśvatthāmā (the son of Droṇa).
—of Aśvatthāmā (the son of Droṇa); upasṛṣṭenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigupasṛṣṭena

by release of.
—by release of; brahmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahma

brahma; brāhmaṇas; mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ); Veda; Vedas; absolute; Absolute Truth; all my brahminical qualifications; all the Vedas; all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge; all the Vedas; all transcendental literatures; and brahma; Being; brahma; Brahmaloka; Brahman; brahminical civilization; brahminical culture; by Lord Brahmā; called by the name Brahman; from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; Gāyatrī hymns; impersonal Brahman; impersonal Brahman realization; is the brāhmaṇas; knowledge of Brahman; Kṛṣṇa; Lord Brahmā; of a brāhmaṇa; of impersonal Brahman; of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth; of Lord Brahmā; of the brāhmaṇas; of the impersonal effulgence; spirit; spiritual; spiritual kingdom; spiritual knowledge; spiritual nature; spiritual power; Supreme; the brāhmaṇas; the Vedas; the Absolute; the Absolute Truth; the all-pervading Absolute Truth; the brahminical culture; the greatest; the Gāyatrī mantra; the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa); the impersonal Brahman; the impersonal Brahman effulgence; the impersonal feature; the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa; the personified Vedas; the Supreme; the Supreme Absolute Truth; the Supreme Brahman; the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the supreme spirit; the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literatures; the Vedic wisdom; Transcendence; transcendental; truth; unlimited; Vedic; Vedic knowledge; Vedic sound; without change; You are known as Brahman.
-śīrṣṇāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśīrṣṇā

by the head; with his head; with my head.
—the invincible weapon, brahmāstra; uruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biguru

big; broad; great; greatly; greatly powerful; having very strong; heavy; high; many; more; more and more; much; strong; thighs; Uru; very great; very greatly; very important; very much; very strong and high.
-tejasāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtejasā

all their power; and with fire; by brilliance; by influence; by its effulgence; by prowess; by the effulgence; by the power; by the power of austerity; by the prowess; by the semen; by the Sudarśana cakra; effulgence; energy; of the strength of; power; power of advanced knowledge; prowess; strength of consideration; temperature; with all power; with prowess; with spiritual power.
—by high temperature; uttarāyāḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biguttarāyāḥ

of Uttarā (mother of Parīkṣit).
—of Uttarā (mother of Parīkṣit); hataḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighatah

being killed; being spoiled; curbed; destroyed; has been killed; killed; slain; struck; was killed; wounded by.
—being spoiled; garbhaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biggarbhah

embryo; pregnancy; the child within the womb; the embryo; the offspring; total energy; womb.
—womb; īśenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigīśena

by the Supreme Lord.
—by the Supreme Lord; ājīvitaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigājīvitaḥ

brought to life.
—brought to life; punaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpunaḥ

again (at home); again (is to be said); again (their son); again; again and again; again, for the second time; again, the second; but; then; yet.


The sage Śaunaka said: The womb of Uttarā, mother of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, was spoiled by the dreadful and invincible brahmāstra weapon released by Aśvatthāmā. But Mahārāja Parīkṣit was saved by the Supreme Lord. 


The sages assembled in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya inquired from Sūta Gosvāmī about the birth of Mahārāja Parīkṣit, but in the course of the narration other topics like the release of the brahmāstra by the son of Droṇa, his punishment by Arjuna, Queen Kuntīdevī’s prayers, the Pāṇḍavas’ visit to the place where Bhīṣmadeva was lying, his prayers and thereafter the Lord’s departure for Dvārakā were discussed. His arrival at Dvārakā and residing with the sixteen thousand queens, etc., were narrated. The sages were absorbed in hearing such descriptions, but now they wanted to turn to the original topic, and thus the inquiry was made by Śaunaka Ṛṣi. So the subject of the release of the brahmāstra weapon by Aśvatthāmā is renewed.