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]

Jan 102015
 

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]

Jan 102015
 

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]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXL (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘When all the monarchs had desisted fromstringing that bow, the high-souled Jishnu arose from among the crowd ofBrahmanas seated in that assembly. And beholding Partha possessing thecomplexion of Indra’s banner, advancing towards the bow, the principalBrahmanas shaking their deer-skins raised a loud clamour. And while somewere displeased, there […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLI (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the king (Drupada) expressed his desire ofbestowing his daughter on that Brahmana (who had shot the mark), allthose monarchs who had been invited to the Swayamvara, looking at oneanother, were suddenly filled with wrath. And they said, ‘Passing us byand treating the assembled monarchs as straw this […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those bulls among Brahmanas shaking theirdeer-skins and water-pots made of cocoanut-shells exclaimed, ‘Fear not,we will fight the foe!’ Arjuna smilingly addressing those Brahmanasexclaiming thus, said, ‘Stand ye aside as spectators (of the fray)Showering hundreds of arrows furnished with straight points even I shallcheck, like snakes with mantras, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those illustrious sons of Pritha, on returningto the potter’s abode, approached their mother. And those first of menrepresented Yajnaseni unto their mother as the alms they had obtainedthat day. And Kunti who was there within the room and saw not her sons,replied, saying, ‘Enjoy ye all (what […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLIV (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the Kuru princes (Bhima and Arjuna) werewending towards the abode of the potter, Dhrishtadyumna, the Panchalaprince followed them. And sending away all his attendants, he concealedhimself in some part of the potter’s house, unknown to the Pandavas. ThenBhima, that grinder of all foes, and Jishnu, and the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLV (Vaivahika Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed Dhrishtadyumna, that foremost of theLunar princes, cheerfully said unto his father all that had happened andby whom Krishna had been won. And the prince said, ‘With large, red eyes,attired in deer-skin, and resembling a celestial in beauty, the youth whostrung that foremost of bows and brought down […more]