Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLVII (Hidimva-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Bhima, beholding Hidimva following them, addressedher, saying, ‘Rakshasas revenge themselves on their enemies by adoptingdeceptions that are incapable of being penetrated. Therefore, O Hidimva,go thou the way on which thy brother hath gone.’ Then Yudhishthirabeholding Bhima in rage, said, ‘O Bhima, O tiger among men, howeverenraged, do not […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXIX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Meanwhile the Kauravas and the Pandavas, afterhaving thus sported there, set out, without Bhima, for Hastinapura, someon horses, some on elephants, while others preferred cars and otherconveyances. And on their way they said to one another, ‘Perhaps, Bhimahath gone before us.’ And the wicked Duryodhana was glad at […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLVIII (Hidimva-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Those mighty car-warriors, the heroic Pandavas, thenwent, O king, from forest to forest killing deer and many animals (fortheir food). And in the course of their wanderings they saw the countriesof the Matsyas, the Trigartas, the Panchalas and then of the Kichakas,and also many beautiful woods and lakes […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O Brahmana, it behoveth thee to relate to meeverything about the birth of Kripa. How did he spring from a clump ofheath? Whence also did he obtain his weapons?’ “Vaisampayana said, ‘O king, the great sage Gautama had a son namedSaradwat. This Saradwat was born with arrows (in […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLIX (Vaka-vadha Parva) “Janamejaya asked, ‘O first of Brahmanas, what did the Pandavas, thosemighty car-warriors, the sons of Kunti, do after arriving at Ekachakra?’ “Vaisampayana said, ‘Those mighty car-warriors, the sons of Kunti, onarriving at Ekachakra, lived for a short time in the abode of a Brahmana.Leading an eleemosynary life, they behold (in course […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXXI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Desirous of giving his grandsons a superioreducation, Bhishma was on the look-out for a teacher endued with energyand well-skilled in the science of arms. Deciding, O chief of theBharatas, that none who was not possessed of great intelligence, none whowas not illustrious or a perfect master of the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLX (Vaka-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, “On hearing these words of the Brahmana, his wifesaid, ‘Thou shouldst not, O Brahmana, grieve like an ordinary man. Nor isthis the time for mourning. Thou hast learning; thou knowest that all menare sure to die; none should grieve for that which is inevitable. Wife,son, and daughter, all […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXI (Vaka-vadha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘On hearing these words of her afflicted parents, thedaughter was filled with grief, and she addressed them, saying, ‘Why areyou so afflicted and why do you so weep, as if you have none to lookafter you? O, listen to me and do what may be proper. There is […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXXII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then, O king, the mighty son of Bharadyaja presentedhimself before Drupada, and addressing that monarch, said, ‘Know me forthy friend.’ Thus addressed by his friend, the son of Bharadwaja, with ajoyous heart, the lord of the Panchalas was ill-able to bear that speech.The king, intoxicated with the pride […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXII (Vaka-vadha Parva continued) ‘Kunti said, ‘I desire to learn from you the cause of this grief, for Iwill remove it, if possible.’ “The Brahmana replied, ‘O thou of ascetic wealth, thy speech is, indeedworthy of thee. But this grief is incapable of being removed by any humanbeing. Not far from this town, there […more]