Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIII (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Narada continued, ‘Then the celestial Rishis, the Siddhas, and thehigh-souled Rishis possessing the attributes of tranquillity andself-restraint, beholding that act of universal slaughter, were afflictedwith great grief. With passions and senses and souls under completecontrol, they then went to the abode of the Grandsire, moved bycompassion for the universe. Arrived […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIV (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Narada continued, ‘Meanwhile the Asura brothers having subjugated theearth were without a rival. The fatigue of exertion gone, they, havingbrought the three worlds under equal sway, regarded themselves as personsthat had nothing more to do. Having brought all the treasures of thegods, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXV (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The Pandavas, having established such a rule,continued to reside there. By the prowess of their arms they brought manykings under their sway. And Krishna became obedient unto all the fivesons of Pritha, those lions among men, of immeasurable energy. Like theriver Saraswati decked with elephants, which again take pleasure […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVI (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When that spreader of the renown of Kuru’s race, thestrong-armed Arjuna, set out (for the forest), Brahmanas conversant withthe Vedas walked behind that illustrious hero to a certain distance.Followed by Brahmanas conversant with the Vedas and their branches anddevoted to the contemplation of the Supreme Spirit, by persons […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVII (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the son of the wielder of the thunderboltnarrated everything unto those Brahmanas (residing with him there), setout for the breast of Himavat. Arriving at the spot called Agastyavata,he next went to Vasishtha’s peak. Thence the son of Kunti proceeded tothe peak of Bhrigu. Purifying himself with ablutions […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVIII (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then that bull of Bharata’s race went to the sacredwaters on the banks of the southern ocean, all adorned with the asceticsresiding there. And there lay scattered five such regions where alsodwelt many ascetics. But those five waters themselves were shunned by allof them. Those sacred waters were […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIX (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Varga continued, ‘We were then, O foremost one ofBharata’s race, deeply distressed at this curse. We sought to propitiatethat Brahmana of ascetic wealth that departed not from his vow.Addressing him, we said, ‘Inflated with a sense of our beauty and youth,and urged by the god of desire, we […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXX (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Arjuna of immeasurable prowess saw, one afteranother, all the sacred waters and other holy places that were on theshores of the western ocean. Vibhatsu reached the sacred spot calledPrabhasa. When the invisible Arjuna arrived at that sacred and delightfulregion, the slayer of Madhu (Krishna) heard of it. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXI (Subhadra-harana Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘O best of monarchs, within a few days after this,there commenced on the Raivataka mountain, a grand festival of theVrishnis and the Andhakas. At the mountain-festival of the Bhojas, theVrishnis and the Andhakas, the heroes of those tribes began to give awaymuch wealth unto Brahmanas by thousands. The region […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXII (Subhadra-harana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Dhananjaya, informed of the assent ofYudhishthira, and ascertaining, O Janamejaya, that the maiden had gone tothe Raivataka hill, obtained the assent of Vasudeva also, after havingsettled in consultation with him all that required to be done. Then thatbull of Bharata’s race, that foremost of men, with Krishna’s […more]