Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXVIII (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then that bull of Bharata’s race went to the sacredwaters on the banks of the southern ocean, all adorned with the asceticsresiding there. And there lay scattered five such regions where alsodwelt many ascetics. But those five waters themselves were shunned by allof them. Those sacred waters were […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXIX (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Varga continued, ‘We were then, O foremost one ofBharata’s race, deeply distressed at this curse. We sought to propitiatethat Brahmana of ascetic wealth that departed not from his vow.Addressing him, we said, ‘Inflated with a sense of our beauty and youth,and urged by the god of desire, we […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXX (Arjuna-vanavasa Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Arjuna of immeasurable prowess saw, one afteranother, all the sacred waters and other holy places that were on theshores of the western ocean. Vibhatsu reached the sacred spot calledPrabhasa. When the invisible Arjuna arrived at that sacred and delightfulregion, the slayer of Madhu (Krishna) heard of it. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXI (Subhadra-harana Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘O best of monarchs, within a few days after this,there commenced on the Raivataka mountain, a grand festival of theVrishnis and the Andhakas. At the mountain-festival of the Bhojas, theVrishnis and the Andhakas, the heroes of those tribes began to give awaymuch wealth unto Brahmanas by thousands. The region […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXII (Subhadra-harana Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Dhananjaya, informed of the assent ofYudhishthira, and ascertaining, O Janamejaya, that the maiden had gone tothe Raivataka hill, obtained the assent of Vasudeva also, after havingsettled in consultation with him all that required to be done. Then thatbull of Bharata’s race, that foremost of men, with Krishna’s […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXIII (Haranaharana Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When the heroes of the Vrishni race began to speakrepeatedly in this strain, Vasudeva uttered these words pregnant withdeep import and consistent with true morality. Gudakesa (the conqueror ofsleep or he of the curly hair), by what he hath done, hath not insultedour family. He hath without doubt, rather […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXIV (Khandava-daha Parva) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The Pandavas, after they had taken up their abode atIndraprastha at the command of Dhritarashtra and Bhishma began to bringother kings under their sway. All the subjects (of the kingdom) livedmost happily depending upon Yudhishthira the just, like a soul livinghappily depending upon a body blest with auspicious marks […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXV (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then that Brahmana addressed Arjuna and Vasudeva ofthe Satwata race, saying, ‘Ye who are now staying so near unto Khandavaare the two foremost of heroes on earth. I am a voracious Brahmana thatalways eateth much. O thou of the Vrishni race, and O Partha, I solicityou to gratify […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXVI (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Havyavahana (Agni) in anger and disappointment,with his ailment uncured, went back to the Grandsire. And he representedunto Brahman all that had happened: The illustrious deity, reflecting fora moment, said unto him, ‘O sinless one. I see a way by which thou mayestconsume the forest of Khandava today […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CCXXVII (Khandava-daha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana, said, ‘Thus addressed by Arjuna, the smoke-banneredHutasana, desirous of an interview with Varuna, recollected that son ofAditi,–that deity protecting one of the points of the heavens and havinghis home in the water and ruling that element. Varuna, knowing that hewas thought of by Pavaka, immediately appeared before that deity. […more]