Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of the Brahmana, the sons ofKunti seemed to be, as it were, pierced with darts. Indeed, all thosemighty heroes lost their peace of mind. Then the truthful Kunti,beholding all her sons listless and inattentive, addressed Yudhishthiraand said, ‘We have now lived many nights in the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘After the expiration, O king, of a year fromthis, Dhritarashtra, moved by kindness for the people, installedYudhishthira, the son of Pandu, as the heir-apparent of the kingdom onaccount of his firmness, fortitude, patience, benevolence, frankness andunswerving honesty (of heart). And within a short time Yudhishthira, theson of Kunti, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Then Kunti spoke unto Bhimasena and Arjuna andthe twins regarding the journey to Panchala. They all said, ‘So be it.’Then, O king, Kunti with her sons saluted the Brahmana (in whose housethey had dwelt) and set out for the delightful town of the illustriousDrupada.’ “Vaisampayana said, ‘While the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘On hearing that the heroic sons of Pandu enduedwith excess of energy had become so mighty, king Dhritarashtra becamevery miserable with anxiety. Then summoning unto his side Kanika, thatforemost of minister, well-versed in the science of politics and anexpert in counsels the king said, ‘O best of Brahmanas, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After Vyasa had gone away, those bulls among men,the Pandavas, saluted the Brahmana and bade him farewell, and proceeded(towards Panchala) with joyous hearts and with their mother walkingbefore them. Those slayers of all foes, in order to reach theirdestination, proceeded in a due northerly direction, walking day andnight […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Arjuna said, ‘Thou hast addressed me (more than once) as Tapatya. Itherefore wish to know what the precise significance of this word is, Ovirtuous Gandharva, being sons of Kunti, we are, indeed, Kaunteyas. Butwho is Tapati that we should be called Tapatyas?’ “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Thus addressed, the Gandharva related toDhananjaya, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLIII (Jatugriha Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the son of Suvala (Sakuni), king Duryodhana,Duhsasana and Kama, in consultation with one another, formed an evilconspiracy. With the sanction of Dhritarashtra, the king of the Kurus,they resolved to burn to death Kunti and her (five) sons. But that wiseVidura, capable of reading the heart by external signs, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXIV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘When that maiden disappeared, that feller ofhostile ranks deprived of his senses by Kama (concupiscence) himself felldown on the earth. And as the monarch fell down, that maiden of sweetsmiles and prominent and round hips appeared again before him, andsmiling sweetly, said unto that perpetuator of Kuru’s […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLIV (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, “King Dhritarashtra whose knowledge only was hiseyes, on hearing these words of his son and recollecting everything thatKanika had, said unto him, became afflicted with sorrow, and his mindalso thereupon began to waver. Then Duryodhana and Karna, and Sakuni, theson of Suvala, and Duhsasana as their fourth, held […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLV (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, Then prince Duryodhana, along with his brothers beganto gradually win over the people to his side by grants of wealth andhonours. Meanwhile, some clever councillors, instructed by Dhritarashtra,one day began to describe (in court) the town of Varanavata as a charmingplace. And they said, The festival of Pasupati […more]