Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Saying this, Tapati of faultless features,ascended the skies. The monarch thereupon again fell down on the earth.His ministers and followers searching for him throughout the forest atlength came upon him lying on that solitary spot, and beholding thatexcellent king, that mighty bowman, thus lying forsaken on the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLVI (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The wicked Duryodhana became very pleased when theking, O Bharata, had said so unto Pandavas. And, O bull of Bharata’srace, Duryodhana, then, summoning his counsellor, Purochana in private,took hold of his right hand and said, ‘O Purochana, this world, so fullof wealth, is mine. But it is thine […more]

Jan 102015
 

Section CLXXVII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Hearing this, Arjuna said, ‘O Gandharva, whencearose the hostility between Viswamitra and Vasishtha both of whom dweltin a celestial hermitage? O, tell us all about it.’ “The Gandharva replied, ‘O Partha, the story of Vasishtha is regarded asa Purana (legend) in all the three worlds. Listen to me […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLVII (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Meanwhile the Pandavas got into their cars, yokingthereto some fine horses endued with the speed of wind. While they wereon the point of entering their cars, they touched, in great sorrow, thefeet of Bhishma, of king Dhritarashtra, of the illustrious Drona, ofKripa, of Vidura and of the other […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXVI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘That bull among the Bharatas, Arjuna, hearing thesewords of the Gandharva, was inspired with feelings of devotion and stoodshes (???–JBH), killing deer and wild boars. Once on a time, while outin quest of deer, the king became weak with exertion and thirst. Themonarch arrived in that state at […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLVIII (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then all the citizens (of Varanavata) on hearingthat the son of Pandu had come, were filled with joy at the tidings,speedily came out of Varanavata, in vehicles of various kinds numberingby thousands, taking with them every auspicious article as directed bythe Sastras, for receiving those foremost of men. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXVIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘There was, O Partha, a king in this world,named Kalmashapada, who was of the race of Ikshvaku and was unequalled onearth for prowess. One day the king went from his capital into the woodsfor purposes of hunting, and this grinder of foes pierced (with hisarrows) many deer […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXIX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Beholding his asylum bereft of his children,the Muni afflicted with great grief left it again. And in course of hiswandering he saw, O Partha, a river swollen with the waters of the rainyseason, sweeping away numberless trees and plants that had grown on itsmargin. Beholding this, O […more]

Jan 102015
 

  SECTION CLXXX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Then, O Partha, Adrisyanti, who had beenresiding in Vasishtha’s asylum, brought forth (when the time came) a sonwho was the perpetuator of Saktri’s race and who was a second Saktri ineverything. O foremost of Bharatas, that best of Munis, the illustriousVasishtha himself performed the usual after-birth […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vasishtha continued, ‘The Brahmana lady, thus addressed by them, said,‘Ye children, I have not robbed you of your eye-sight, nor am I angrywith you. This child, however, of the Bhrigu race hath certainly beenangry with you. There is little doubt, ye children, that ye have beenrobbed of your sight by […more]