Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXVI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘That bull among the Bharatas, Arjuna, hearing thesewords of the Gandharva, was inspired with feelings of devotion and stoodshes (???–JBH), killing deer and wild boars. Once on a time, while outin quest of deer, the king became weak with exertion and thirst. Themonarch arrived in that state at […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CXLVIII (Jatugriha Parva continued) “Vaisampayana said, ‘Then all the citizens (of Varanavata) on hearingthat the son of Pandu had come, were filled with joy at the tidings,speedily came out of Varanavata, in vehicles of various kinds numberingby thousands, taking with them every auspicious article as directed bythe Sastras, for receiving those foremost of men. […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXVIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘There was, O Partha, a king in this world,named Kalmashapada, who was of the race of Ikshvaku and was unequalled onearth for prowess. One day the king went from his capital into the woodsfor purposes of hunting, and this grinder of foes pierced (with hisarrows) many deer […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXIX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Beholding his asylum bereft of his children,the Muni afflicted with great grief left it again. And in course of hiswandering he saw, O Partha, a river swollen with the waters of the rainyseason, sweeping away numberless trees and plants that had grown on itsmargin. Beholding this, O […more]

Jan 102015
 

  SECTION CLXXX (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘Then, O Partha, Adrisyanti, who had beenresiding in Vasishtha’s asylum, brought forth (when the time came) a sonwho was the perpetuator of Saktri’s race and who was a second Saktri ineverything. O foremost of Bharatas, that best of Munis, the illustriousVasishtha himself performed the usual after-birth […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXI (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Vasishtha continued, ‘The Brahmana lady, thus addressed by them, said,‘Ye children, I have not robbed you of your eye-sight, nor am I angrywith you. This child, however, of the Bhrigu race hath certainly beenangry with you. There is little doubt, ye children, that ye have beenrobbed of your sight by […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva said, ‘Vasishtha after this, continued the narrationsaying, ‘Hearing these words of the Pitris, Aurva, O child, replied untothem to this effect: ‘Ye Pitris, the vow I have made from anger for the destruction of all theworlds, must not go in vain. I cannot consent to be one whose […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXIII (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “The Gandharva continued, ‘The Brahmana sage (Parasara) thus addressed bythe illustrious Vasishtha restrained his wrath from destroying theworlds. But the Rishi Parasara endued with great energy–the son ofSaktri–the foremost of all persons acquainted with the Vedas–performeda grand Rakshasa sacrifice. And remembering the slaughter of (his father)Saktri, the great Muni began […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXIV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Arjuna asked, ‘What for, O Gandharva, did king Kalmashapada command hisqueen to go unto that foremost of all persons conversant with theVedas–the master Vasishtha? Why also did that illustrious and greatRishi Vasishtha himself who was acquainted with every rule of moralityknow a woman he should not have known? O friend, […more]

Jan 102015
 

SECTION CLXXXV (Chaitraratha Parva continued) “Arjuna asked, ‘O Gandharva, thou art acquainted with everything. Tellus, therefore, which Veda-knowing Brahmana is worthy to be appointed asour priest.’ “The Gandharva replied, ‘There is in these woods a shrine of the name ofUtkochaka. Dhaumya, the younger brother of Devala is engaged there inascetic penances. Appoint him, if ye […more]