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  SECTION CLXXX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Then, O Partha, Adrisyanti, who had beenresiding in Vasishtha’s asylum, brought forth (when the time came) a sonwho was the perpetuator of Saktri’s race and who was a second Saktri ineverything. O foremost of Bharatas, that best of Munis, the illustriousVasishtha himself performed the usual after-birth […more]

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SECTION CLXXXI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vasishtha continued, ‘The Brahmana lady, thus addressed by them, said,‘Ye children, I have not robbed you of your eye-sight, nor am I angrywith you. This child, however, of the Bhrigu race hath certainly beenangry with you. There is little doubt, ye children, that ye have beenrobbed of your sight by […more]

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SECTION CLXXXII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva said, ‘Vasishtha after this, continued the narrationsaying, ‘Hearing these words of the Pitris, Aurva, O child, replied untothem to this effect: ‘Ye Pitris, the vow I have made from anger for the destruction of all theworlds, must not go in vain. I cannot consent to be one whose […more]

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SECTION CLXXXIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘The Brahmana sage (Parasara) thus addressed bythe illustrious Vasishtha restrained his wrath from destroying theworlds. But the Rishi Parasara endued with great energy–the son ofSaktri–the foremost of all persons acquainted with the Vedas–performeda grand Rakshasa sacrifice. And remembering the slaughter of (his father)Saktri, the great Muni began […more]

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SECTION CLXXXIV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Arjuna asked, ‘What for, O Gandharva, did king Kalmashapada command hisqueen to go unto that foremost of all persons conversant with theVedas–the master Vasishtha? Why also did that illustrious and greatRishi Vasishtha himself who was acquainted with every rule of moralityknow a woman he should not have known? O friend, […more]

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SECTION CLXXXV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Arjuna asked, ‘O Gandharva, thou art acquainted with everything. Tellus, therefore, which Veda-knowing Brahmana is worthy to be appointed asour priest.’ “The Gandharva replied, ‘There is in these woods a shrine of the name ofUtkochaka. Dhaumya, the younger brother of Devala is engaged there inascetic penances. Appoint him, if ye […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXVI (Swayamvara Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those tigers among men–those brothers–thefive Pandavas, set out for Panchala to behold that country and Draupadiand the festivities (in view of her marriage). And those tigers amongmen–those oppressors of all enemies–in going along with their mother,saw on the way numerous Brahmanas proceeding together. And thoseBrahmanas who were all […more]

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SECTION CLXXXVII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed by the Brahmanas, the Pandavas, OJanamejaya, proceeded towards the country of the southern Panchalas ruledover by the king Drupada. And on their way those heroes beheld theillustrious Dwaipayana–that Muni of pure soul, and perfectly sinless.And duly saluting the Rishi and saluted by him, after their conversationwas […more]

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SECTION CLXXXVIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Dhrishtadyumna said, ‘Duryodhana, Durvisaha, Durmukha andDushpradharshana, Vivinsati, Vikarna, Saha, and Duhsasana; Yuyutsu andVayuvega and Bhimavegarava; Ugrayudha, Valaki, Kanakayu, and Virochana,Sukundala, Chitrasena, Suvarcha, and Kanakadhwaja; Nandaka, and Vahusali,and Tuhunda, and Vikata; these, O sister, and many other mighty sons ofDhritarashtra–all heroes–accompanied by Karna, have come for thy hand.Innumerable other illustrious monarchs […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXIX (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those youthful princes adorned with ear-rings,vying with one another and each regarding himself accomplished in armsand gifted with might, stood up brandishing their weapons. Andintoxicated with pride of beauty, prowess, lineage, knowledge, wealth,and youth, they were like Himalayan elephants in the season of rut withcrowns split from […more]