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SECTION CXXI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed, Kunti replied unto her heroic lord,king Pandu, that bull amongst the Kurus, saying, ‘O virtuous one, itbehoveth thee not to say so unto me. I am, O thou lotus-eyed one, thywedded wife, devoted to thee. O, Bharata of mighty arms, thyself shalt,in righteousness, beget upon me […more]

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SECTION CXXV (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, “Beholding his five handsome sons growing up beforehim in that great forest on the charming mountain slope, Pandu felt thelast might of his arms revive once more. One day in the season of springwhich maddens every creature the king accompanied by his wife (Madri),began to rove in the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLIV (Hidimva-vadha Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Not far from the place where the Pandavas wereasleep, a Rakshasa by name Hidimva dwelt on the Sala tree. Possessed ofgreat energy and prowess, he was a cruel cannibal of visage that was grimin consequence of his sharp and long teeth. He was now hungry and longingfor human flesh. […more]

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SECTION CXXVI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The godlike Rishis, wise in counsels, beholding thedeath of Pandu, consulted with one another, and said, ‘The virtuous andrenowned king Pandu, abandoning both sovereignty, and kingdom came hitherfor practising ascetic austerities and resigned himself to the asceticsdwelling on this mountain. He hath hence ascended to heaven, leaving hiswife […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed by his loving wife, king Pandu,well-acquainted with all rules of morality, replied in these words ofvirtuous import, ‘O Kunti, what thou hast said is quite true. Vyushitaswaof old did even as thou hast said. Indeed he was equal unto thecelestials themselves. But I shall now tell […more]

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SECTION CLV (Hidimva-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hidimva, the chief of the Rakshasas, seeing that hissister returned not soon enough, alighted from the tree, proceededquickly to the spot where the Pandavas were. Of red eyes and strong armsand the arms and the hair of his head standing erect, of large open mouthand body like unto […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXVII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Dhritarashtra then said, ‘O Vidura, celebratethe funeral ceremonies of that lion among kings viz., Pandu, and of Madrialso, in right royal style. For the good of their souls, distributecattle, cloths, gems and diverse kinds of wealth, every one receiving asmuch as he asketh for. Make arrangements also for […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLVI (Hidimva-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Roused from sleep, those tigers among men, withtheir mother, beholding the extraordinary beauty of Hidimva, were filledwith wonder. And Kunti, gazing at her with wonder at her beauty,addressed her sweetly and gave her every assurance. She asked, ‘O thou ofthe splendour of a daughter of the celestials, whose […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘O Janamejaya, when Gandhari’s conception had been afull year old, it was then that Kunti summoned the eternal god of justiceto obtain offspring from him. And she offered without loss of time,sacrifices unto the god and began to duly repeat the formula that Durvasahad imparted to her some […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXVIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Bhishma and Kunti with their friends celebratedthe Sraddha of the deceased monarch, and offered the Pinda. And theyfeasted the Kauravas and thousands of Brahmanas unto whom they also gavegems and lands. Then the citizens returned to Hastinapura with the sonsof Pandu, now that they had been cleansed […more]