Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLI (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the king (Drupada) expressed his desire ofbestowing his daughter on that Brahmana (who had shot the mark), allthose monarchs who had been invited to the Swayamvara, looking at oneanother, were suddenly filled with wrath. And they said, ‘Passing us byand treating the assembled monarchs as straw this […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those bulls among Brahmanas shaking theirdeer-skins and water-pots made of cocoanut-shells exclaimed, ‘Fear not,we will fight the foe!’ Arjuna smilingly addressing those Brahmanasexclaiming thus, said, ‘Stand ye aside as spectators (of the fray)Showering hundreds of arrows furnished with straight points even I shallcheck, like snakes with mantras, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then those illustrious sons of Pritha, on returningto the potter’s abode, approached their mother. And those first of menrepresented Yajnaseni unto their mother as the alms they had obtainedthat day. And Kunti who was there within the room and saw not her sons,replied, saying, ‘Enjoy ye all (what […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLIV (Swayamvara Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the Kuru princes (Bhima and Arjuna) werewending towards the abode of the potter, Dhrishtadyumna, the Panchalaprince followed them. And sending away all his attendants, he concealedhimself in some part of the potter’s house, unknown to the Pandavas. ThenBhima, that grinder of all foes, and Jishnu, and the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLV (Vaivahika Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Thus addressed Dhrishtadyumna, that foremost of theLunar princes, cheerfully said unto his father all that had happened andby whom Krishna had been won. And the prince said, ‘With large, red eyes,attired in deer-skin, and resembling a celestial in beauty, the youth whostrung that foremost of bows and brought down […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLVI (Vaivahika Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘The messenger said, ‘King Drupada hath, in viewof his daughter’s nuptials prepared a good feast for the bride-groom’sparty. Come ye thither after finishing your daily rites. Krishna’swedding will take place there. Delay ye not. These cars adorned withgolden lotuses drawn by excellent horses are worthy of kings. Riding […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLVII (Vaivahika Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the illustrious king of Panchala, addressingprince Yudhishthira in the form applicable to Brahmanas, cheerfullyenquired of that illustrious son of Kunti, saying, ‘Are we to know you asKshatriyas, or Brahamanas, or are we to know you as celestials whodisguising themselves as Brahmanas are ranging the earth and come […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLVIII (Vaivahika Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then all the Pandavas and the illustrious king ofthe Panchalas and all others there present stood up and saluted withreverence the illustrious Rishi Krishna (Dwaipayana). The high-souledRishi, saluting them in return and enquiring after their welfare, satdown on a carpet of gold. And commanded by Krishna (Dwaipayana) ofimmeasurable […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXLIX (Vaivahika Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Vyasa continued, ‘In days of yore, the celestialshad once commenced a grand sacrifice in the forest of Naimisha. At thatsacrifice, O king, Yama, the son of Vivaswat, became the slayer of thedevoted animals. Yama, thus employed in that sacrifice, did not (duringthat period), O king, kill a single […more]