Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXIV (Khandava-daha Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The Pandavas, after they had taken up their abode atIndraprastha at the command of Dhritarashtra and Bhishma began to bringother kings under their sway. All the subjects (of the kingdom) livedmost happily depending upon Yudhishthira the just, like a soul livinghappily depending upon a body blest with auspicious marks […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXV (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then that Brahmana addressed Arjuna and Vasudeva ofthe Satwata race, saying, ‘Ye who are now staying so near unto Khandavaare the two foremost of heroes on earth. I am a voracious Brahmana thatalways eateth much. O thou of the Vrishni race, and O Partha, I solicityou to gratify […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXVI (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Havyavahana (Agni) in anger and disappointment,with his ailment uncured, went back to the Grandsire. And he representedunto Brahman all that had happened: The illustrious deity, reflecting fora moment, said unto him, ‘O sinless one. I see a way by which thou mayestconsume the forest of Khandava today […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXVII (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana, said, ‘Thus addressed by Arjuna, the smoke-banneredHutasana, desirous of an interview with Varuna, recollected that son ofAditi,–that deity protecting one of the points of the heavens and havinghis home in the water and ruling that element. Varuna, knowing that hewas thought of by Pavaka, immediately appeared before that deity. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXVIII (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those foremost of car-warriors (Krishna andArjuna), riding in their cars and placing themselves on opposite sides ofthat forest, began a great slaughter, on all sides, of the creaturesdwelling in Khandava. At whatever point any of the creatures residing inKhandava could be seen attempting to escape, thither rushed […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXIX (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Vibhatsu, the son of Pandu, invoking hisexcellent weapons, prevented that shower of rain by Indra, by means of ashower of his own weapons. And Arjuna of immeasurable soul soon coveredthe forest of Khandava with innumerable arrows like the moon covering theatmosphere with a thick fog. When the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXX (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the inhabitants of the forest of Khandava, theDanavas and Rakshasas and Nagas and wolves and bears and other wildanimals, and elephants with rent temples, and tigers, and lions withmanes and deer and buffaloes by hundreds, and birds, and various othercreatures, frightened at the falling stones and extremely […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXXI (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O Brahmana, tell me why and when that forest burnt inthat way, Agni consumed not the birds called Sarngakas? Thou hast, OBrahmana, recited (to us) the cause of Aswasena and the Danava Maya nothaving been consumed. But thou hast not as yet said what the cause was ofthe […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXXII (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the fire blazed forth in the forest ofKhandava, the infant birds became very much distressed and afflicted.Filled with anxiety, they saw not any means of escape. Their mother, thehelpless Jarita, knowing that they were too young to escape, was filledwith sorrow and wept aloud. And she said, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXXIII (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing those words of her sons Jarita continued,‘The little mouse that had come out of this hole was seized by a hawkwith his claws and carried away hence. Therefore, ye may fearlessly enterthis hole now.’ The young ones replied, ‘We are not by any means certainof that mouse […more]