The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa; Vana Parva

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa; Vana Parva

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...other romantic tirthas. And having passed the source of the Ganga, have we seen many a lovely hill, and the Himalaya mountain, inhabited by various species of birds, and also the jujube named Vicala, where there is the hermitage of Nara and Narayana. And (finally) we have beheld this unearthly lake, held in veneration by the Siddhas, the gods and the sages. In fact, O foremost of Brahmanas, we have one by one carefully seen all celebrated and sacred spots in company with the high-souled Lomaca. Now, 0 Bbinia, how shall we repair to yon sacred abode of Vaicravana, inhabited by the Siddhas? Do thou think of the means of entering (the same).'" Vaicampayana said.--" When that king of kings had said this, an aerial voice spake, saying, --'Thou wilt not be able to go to that inaccessible spot. By this very way, do thou repair from this region of Kuvera to the place whence thou hadst come, --even to the hermitage of Nara and Narayana, known by the name of Vadari. Thence, O Kaunteya, thou wilt repair to the hermitage of Vrishaparva, abounding in flowers and fruits, and inhabited by the Siddhas and the Charanas. Having passed that, O Partha, thou wilt sojourn to the hermitage of Arshnisena, and from thence thou wilt behold the abode of Kuvera.' Just at this moment the breeze became fresh, and gladsome, and cool, and redolent of unearthly fragrance; and it showered blossoms. And on hearing the celestial voice from the sky, they all were amazed, --more specially those earthly rishis and the Brahmanas. On hearing this mighty marvel, the Brahmana Dhaumya, said, --'This should not be gainsaid. 0 Bharata, let this be so/ Thereupon, king Yudhishthira obeyed him. And having returned to the hermitage of Nara and Narayana, he began to dwell pleasantly, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497384
  • 9781236497383