Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCVIII (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these various speeches, Dhritarashtra said,The learned Bhishma, the son of Santanu, and the illustrious Rishi Drona,and thyself also (O Vidura), have said the truth and what also is mostbeneficial to me. Indeed, as those mighty car-warriors, the heroic sonsof Kunti. are the children of Pandu, so are […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCIX (Viduragamana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of Vidura, Drupada said, ‘It iseven so as thou, O Vidura of great wisdom, hast said. Venerable one, Itoo have been exceedingly happy in consequence of this alliance. It ishighly proper that these illustrious princes should return to theirancestral kingdom. But it is not proper […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCX (Rajya-labha Parva) “Janamejaya said, ‘O thou possessed of ascetic wealth, what did thosehigh-souled ones, my grandsires, the illustrious Pandavas, do, afterobtaining the kingdom of Indraprastha? How did their wife Draupadi obeythem all? How is it also that no dissensions arose amongst thoseillustrious rulers of men, all attached to one wife, viz., Krishna? Othou […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXI (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of Yudhishthira, Narada replied,‘O son of Pritha, listen with thy brothers to me as I recite this oldstory, O Yudhishthira, exactly as everything happened. In olden days, amighty Daitya named Nikumbha, endued with great energy and strength wasborn in the race of the great Asura, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXII (Rajya-labha Parva continued) ‘Narada continued, ‘As soon as those festivities came to an end, thebrothers Sunda and Upasunda, desirous of the Sovereignty of the threeworlds, took counsel and commanded their forces to be arranged. Obtainingthe assent of their friends and relatives, of the elders of the Daityarace and of their ministers of state, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIII (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Narada continued, ‘Then the celestial Rishis, the Siddhas, and thehigh-souled Rishis possessing the attributes of tranquillity andself-restraint, beholding that act of universal slaughter, were afflictedwith great grief. With passions and senses and souls under completecontrol, they then went to the abode of the Grandsire, moved bycompassion for the universe. Arrived […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIV (Rajya-labha Parva continued) “Narada continued, ‘Meanwhile the Asura brothers having subjugated theearth were without a rival. The fatigue of exertion gone, they, havingbrought the three worlds under equal sway, regarded themselves as personsthat had nothing more to do. Having brought all the treasures of thegods, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXV (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The Pandavas, having established such a rule,continued to reside there. By the prowess of their arms they brought manykings under their sway. And Krishna became obedient unto all the fivesons of Pritha, those lions among men, of immeasurable energy. Like theriver Saraswati decked with elephants, which again take pleasure […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVI (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When that spreader of the renown of Kuru’s race, thestrong-armed Arjuna, set out (for the forest), Brahmanas conversant withthe Vedas walked behind that illustrious hero to a certain distance.Followed by Brahmanas conversant with the Vedas and their branches anddevoted to the contemplation of the Supreme Spirit, by persons […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVII (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then the son of the wielder of the thunderboltnarrated everything unto those Brahmanas (residing with him there), setout for the breast of Himavat. Arriving at the spot called Agastyavata,he next went to Vasishtha’s peak. Thence the son of Kunti proceeded tothe peak of Bhrigu. Purifying himself with ablutions […more]