Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXVIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O Brahmana, I have, indeed, heard from thee thisaccount of the incarnation, according to their portions, of the gods, theDanavas, the Rakshasas, and also of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras. Ihowever, again desire to hear of the dynasty of the Kurus from the verybeginning. Therefore, O Brahmana, speak […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXIX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘I desire to hear from thee about the birth and life ofthe high-souled Bharata and of the origin of Sakuntala. And, O holy one,I also desire to hear all about Dushmanta–that lion among men–and howthe hero obtained Sakuntala. It behoveth thee, O knower of truth and thefirst of […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the king with his followers, having killedthousands of animals, entered another forest with a view to hunting. Andattended by a single follower and fatigued with hunger and thirst, hecame upon a large desert on the frontiers of the forest. And havingcrossed this herbless plain, the king came […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The monarch then, as he proceeded, left even hisreduced retinue at the entrance of the hermitage. And entering quitealone he saw not the Rishi (Kanwa) of rigid vows. And not seeing theRishi and finding that the abode was empty, he called loudly, saying,‘What ho, who is here?’ And […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXII (Sambhava Parva continued) Kanwa continued, ‘And Sakra, thus addressed by her, then commanded himwho could approach every place (viz., the god of the wind) to be presentwith Menaka at the time she would be before the Rishi. And the timid andbeautiful Menaka then entered the retreat and saw there Viswamitra whohad burnt, by […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘King Dushmanta, hearing all this, said,‘Well-spoken, O princess, this that thou hast said! Be my wife, Obeautiful one! What shall I do for thee? Golden garlands, robes,ear-rings of gold, white and handsome pearls, from various countries,golden coins, finest carpets, I shall present thee this very day. Let thewhole […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXIV (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After Dushmanta had left the asylum having madethose promises unto Sakuntala, the latter of tapering thighs broughtforth a boy of immeasurable energy. And when the child was three yearsold, he became in splendour like the blazing fire. And, O Janamejaya, hewas possessed of beauty and magnanimity and every […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXV (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hear now, as I recite the recorded genealogy, thatis sacred and subservient to religion, profit and pleasure, of theseroyal sages–Daksha, the lord of creation, Manu, the son of Surya,Bharata, Ruru, Puru, and Ajamidha. I shall also recite to thee, O sinlessone, the genealogies of the Yadavas and of […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXVI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Janamejaya said, ‘O thou of the wealth of asceticism, tell me how ourancestor Yayati, who is the tenth from Prajapati, obtained for a wife theunobtainable daughter of Sukra. I desire to hear of it in detail. Tell mealso, one after another, of those monarchs separately who were thefounders of dynasties.’ […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXVII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After the expiry of the period of his vow, Kacha,having obtained his preceptor’s leave, was about to return to the abodeof the celestials, when Devayani, addressing him, said, ‘O grandson ofthe Rishi Angiras, in conduct and birth, in learning, asceticism andhumility, thou shinest most brightly. As the celebrated […more]