Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXVII (Chaitraratha Parva) After this citizens returned to their respective houses and the Pandavascontinued to dwell at Ekachakra as before. “Janamejaya said, ‘O Brahmana, what did those tigers among men, thePandavas, do after they had slain the Rakshasa Vaka?’ “Vaisampayana said, ‘The Pandavas, O king, after slaying the RakshasaVaka, continued to dwell in the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXXVIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘When the spectators, with eyes expanded withwonder, made way for that subjugator of hostile cities, Karna, that herowith his natural mail and face brightened with ear-rings, took up his bowand girded on his sword, and then entered the spacious lists, like awalking cliff. That far-famed destroyer of hostile […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXVIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Brahmana said, ‘At that region where the Ganga entered the plainsthere lived a great Rishi, devoted to the austerest of penances. Of rigidvows and great wisdom, he bore the name Bharadwaja. One day, on coming tothe Ganga to perform his ablutions, the Rishi saw the Apsara Ghritachi,who had come […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXXXIX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘After this, with his sheet loosely hanging down,Adhiratha entered the lists, perspiring and trembling, and supportinghimself on a staff. “Seeing him, Karna left his bow and impelled by filial regard bowed downhis head still wet with the water of inauguration. And them thecharioteer, hurriedly covering his feet with […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXIX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Brahmana continued, ‘King Drupada (after this), distressed at heart,wandered among many asylums of Brahmanas in search of superior Brahmanaswell-skilled in sacrificial rites. Overwhelmed with grief and eagerlyyearning for children, the king always said, ‘Oh, I have no offspringsurpassing all in accomplishments.’ And the monarch, from greatdespondency, always said ‘Oh, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXL (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Beholding the Pandavas and the son ofDhritarashtra accomplished in arms, Drona thought the time had come whenhe could demand the preceptorial fee. And, O king, assembling his pupilsone day together, the preceptor Drona asked of them the fee, saying,‘Seize Drupada, the king of Panchala in battle and bring […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Hearing these words of the Brahmana, the sons ofKunti seemed to be, as it were, pierced with darts. Indeed, all thosemighty heroes lost their peace of mind. Then the truthful Kunti,beholding all her sons listless and inattentive, addressed Yudhishthiraand said, ‘We have now lived many nights in the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLI (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘After the expiration, O king, of a year fromthis, Dhritarashtra, moved by kindness for the people, installedYudhishthira, the son of Pandu, as the heir-apparent of the kingdom onaccount of his firmness, fortitude, patience, benevolence, frankness andunswerving honesty (of heart). And within a short time Yudhishthira, theson of Kunti, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘Then Kunti spoke unto Bhimasena and Arjuna andthe twins regarding the journey to Panchala. They all said, ‘So be it.’Then, O king, Kunti with her sons saluted the Brahmana (in whose housethey had dwelt) and set out for the delightful town of the illustriousDrupada.’ “Vaisampayana said, ‘While the […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana continued, ‘On hearing that the heroic sons of Pandu enduedwith excess of energy had become so mighty, king Dhritarashtra becamevery miserable with anxiety. Then summoning unto his side Kanika, thatforemost of minister, well-versed in the science of politics and anexpert in counsels the king said, ‘O best of Brahmanas, […more]