Indian Mythology According to the Mah Bh Rata; In Outline

Indian Mythology According to the Mah Bh Rata; In Outline

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...a reconciliation unless they promise him invulnerability against dry or wet, stone or wood, sword or javelin, by day and by night. Peace was made on these terms and both Vritra and Indra were satisfied. But it was nevertheless Indra's secret and constant wish to kill Vritra. So meeting him once on the sea-shore, he said to himself: now it is neither day nor night, now he can be killed by me, and seeing at the same time a quantity of froth on the sea, he said to himself: this is neither dry nor wet, neither is it a weapon; and he took the froth and cast it towards Vritra together with NAHUSA KING. THE GODS SEEK THE ADVICE OF VISNU. 91 the thunderbolt which Visnu had entered, and thus did he kill Vritra. But shortly afterwards he became depressed in spirits and downhearted when he reflected on his own duplicity and the Brahmana-murder he had committed. He flew to the farthest corners of the earth, .where he lived hidden in the stalk'of a lotus in a lake. Then the earth became desolate, for it had no king. The forest withered. The rivers ceased to flow, and the animals perished for waDt of rain. Then gods and rsis went to Nahusa and persuaded him to be king, But when N. had been crowned a king he also abandoned himself to sensual pleasures. And seeing one day the ravishing Qaci, Indra's wife, he desired her. Qaci asked Vrhaspati to protect her. And Vrhaspati said: thou shalt not be afraid, Indra will soon come back. But Nahusa defended his conduct and said: Indra violated Ahalya, why did you not prevent that? Vrhaspati then advised Qaci to ask for delay in satisfying his importunity. Qaci went and asked for postponement, for no one knows what has become of Indra," she said, and she succeeded in getting postponement. In more

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