Jan 102015
 

SECTION LVIII (Astika Parva, continued) “Sauti said, ‘Listen now to another very wonderful incident in connectionwith Astika. When king Janamejaya was about to gratify Astika by grantingthe boon, the snake (Takshaka), thrown off Indra’s hands, remained in midair without actually falling. King Janamejaya thereupon became curious,for Takshaka, afflicted with fear, did not at once fall […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LIX (Adivansavatarana Parva) “Saunaka said, ‘O son, thou hast narrated to me this extensive and greathistory commencing from the progeny of Bhrigu. O son of Suta, I have beenmuch gratified with thee. I ask thee again, to recite to me, O son of aSuta, the history composed by Vyasa. The varied and wonderful narrationsthat […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LX (Adivansavatarana Parva continued) ‘Sauti said, ‘Hearing that Janamejaya was installed in thesnake-sacrifice, the learned Rishi Krishna-Dwaipayana went thither on theoccasion. And he, the grand-father of the Pandavas, was born in an islandof the Yamuna, of the virgin Kali by Sakti’s son, Parasara. And theillustrious one developed by his will alone his body as […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXI (Adivansavatarana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Bowing down in the first place to my preceptor withthe eight parts of my body touching the ground, with devotion andreverence, and with all my heart, worshipping the whole assembly ofBrahmanas and other learned persons, I shall recite in full what I haveheard from the high-souled and great […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXII (Adivansavatarana Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O excellent Brahmana, thou hast, indeed, told me, inbrief, the history, called Mahabharata, of the great acts of the Kurus.But, O thou of ascetic wealth, recite now that wonderful narration fully.I feel a great curiosity to hear it. It behoveth thee to recite it,therefore, in full. I am […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXIII (Adivansavatarana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘There was a king of the name of Uparichara. Thatmonarch was devoted to virtue. He was very much addicted also to hunting.That king of the Paurava race, called also Vasu, conquered the excellentand delightful kingdom of Chedi under instructions from Indra. Some timeafter, the king gave up the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXV (Sambhava Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Indra had a consultation with Narayana aboutthe latter’s descent on the earth from heaven with all the gods accordingto their respective parts. And, having commanded all the dwellers inheaven, Indra returned from the abode of Narayana. And the dwellers inheaven gradually became incarnate on earth for the destruction […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXVI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘It is known that the spiritual sons of Brahman werethe six great Rishis (already mentioned). There was another of the nameof Sthanu. And the sons of Sthanu, gifted with great energy, were, it isknown, eleven. They were Mrigavayadha, Sarpa, Niriti of great fame:Ajaikapat, Ahivradhna, and Pinaki, the oppressor […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXVII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O worshipful one, I wish to hear from thee in detailabout the birth, among men, of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, theRakshasas, the lions, the tigers, and the other animals, the snakes, thebirds, and in fact, of all creatures. I wish also to hear about the actsand […more]