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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]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXVIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘The dwellers in heaven became exceedingly glad inwelcoming Kacha who had mastered the wonderful science. And, O bull ofBharata’s race, the celestials then learnt that science from Kacha andconsidered their object already achieved. And assembling together, theyspoke unto him of a hundred sacrifices, saying, ‘The time hath come […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXIX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Sukra continued, ‘Know, then, O Devayani, that he that mindeth not theevil speeches of others, conquereth everything! The wise say that he is atrue charioteer who without slackening holdeth tightly the reins of hishorses. He, therefore, is the true man that subdueth, without indulgingin his rising wrath. Know thou, O […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXX (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then Kavya, the foremost of Bhrigu’s line, becameangry himself. And approaching Vrishaparvan where the latter was seated,began to address him without weighing his words, ‘O king,’ he said,‘sinful acts do not, like the Earth, bear fruit immediately! Butgradually and secretly do they extirpate their doers. Such fruit visitetheither […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXXI (Sambhava Parva continued) Vaisampayana said, ‘After some length of time, O best of monarchs,Devayani of the fairest complexion went into the same woods for purposesof pleasure. And accompanied by Sarmishtha with her thousand maids shereached the same spot and began to wander freely. And waited upon by allthose companions she felt supremely happy. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXXII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Yayati then, on returning to his capital which waslike unto the city of Indra, entered his inner apartments and establishedthere his bride Devayani. And the monarch, directed by Devayani,established Vrishaparvan’s daughter Sarmishtha in a mansion especiallyerected near the artificial woods of Asokas in his gardens. And the kingsurrounded […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION LXXXIII (Sambhava Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘When Devayani of sweet smiles heard of the birth ofthis child, she became jealous, and O Bharata, Sarmishtha became anobject of her unpleasant reflections. And Devayani, repairing to her,addressed her thus, ‘O thou of fair eye-brows, what sin is this thou hastcommitted by yielding to the influence of […more]