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A Chapter by Chapter summary of the great Indian epic, as an aid to finding passages within the original 18 Volumes. Written by Duncan Watson.
Translations by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and Pratap Chandra Roy. The Pratap Chandra Roy version published by Munshiram Monoharlal, New Delhi, India (Post Box 5715, 54 Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi-55): Third edition, September 1972. Mahabharata was written down by the great sage Krishna Dvaipayana (Vyasa) about 5000 years ago. It records events that occurred at the transition from the Bronze (Dwapara Yuga) to Iron Age (Kali Yuga). It tells of a battle between two great Indian ruling families, brought about through a game of dice, which resulted in great destruction. There are 18 Volumes or Parva's (there are 18 Chapters in the Bhagavad Gita, the battle last 18 days):
Book Volume Part
I II III IV V VI VII
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII
Adi Parva Sabha Parva Vana Parva Virata Parva Udyoga Parva Bhishma Parva
VIII IX X XI XII
I II III I II
XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII
Introduction of characters, including birth and lineage. Dicing and exile of the Pandava's. Adventures of Pandava's in the forest. (Includes the Ramayana.) Pandava's 13th year of exile. Declaration of war. Battle begins. First ten days, until Bishma (Generalissimo of Kuru army) falls. The Bhagavad-Geeta occurs at the start of this part. Drona Parva Next five days, until Drona is slain. Karna Parva Two more days, until death of Karna. Salya Parva Salya falls after half a day. End of battle with most of hero's slain, including Duryodhana. Sauptika Parva Aswatthaman destroys remaining Pandava army. Stree Parva Reuniting of Pandava's with king Dhritarashtra after battle. Shanti Parva The dying Bhisma speaks on all aspects knowledge. Shanti Parva (ctnd) Shant Parva (ctnd) Anusasana Parva (ctnd) Anusasana Parva (ctnd) Aswamedhika Parva Counselling of grief stricken Yudhishthira. Pandava's return home. Asramavasika Parva Dhritarashtra retires into woods and dies after three years. Vyasa's boon recalling troops from battle for one night. Mausala Parva 36 years after battle, death of Krishna and other hero's. Mahaprasthanika Parva Pandava's die successively. Swargarohnika Parva Yudhishthira attains heaven. Completion of story.
[Book=one of 12 physical books; Volume=one of 18 major chapters/volumes; Part=major divisions] The story is related by Sauti at a sacrifice of Saunaka. Sauti repeats the story given in full by Vaisampayana, a student of Vyasa, to Janamejaya, the great-grandson of Arjuna, at a Snake-sacrifice. Much of the battle is related to Dhritarashtra as seen by Sanjaya through divine in-site.
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Summary, Dhritarashtra's lament "no hope of success". Overview of Chapters and contents Janamejaya, son of Parikshit, Brahman trials, story of Utanka and earings. Leads to snake sacrifice. Sauti makes ready to begin. Bhrigu, Rakshasa designs to take his wife Puloma. Birth of Chyavanna. Curse on Agni (for informing the Rakshasa). Resolution of Agni's curse by Bhrahma. Ruru, and maiden Pramadvara. Her death. Pramadvara restored to life. Ruru does not kill a snake who was once a Brahman, now cursed. Snakes' story - comes back to human form. Ruru asks why Janamejaya wants to destroy snakes. Jaratkaru, Astika's Father - told he must beget a child. Is offered a daughter, sister of king of snakes. Astika left by Jaratkaru. Daughters of Prajapati in Golden Age - thousand sons and two sons. Saunaka asks re churning of the milk ocean. Churning of the ocean. Battle with Asuras over Amrita. Kadru and Vinata bet. Description of ocean. Description of ocean. Vinata loses bet, and becomes a slave. Garuda becomes a huge bird. Surya's resolve to burn the worlds. Garuda and his mother, Vinata. Divisions of time. Indra causes rain to fall on Nagas. Garuda's questions bidding of snakes. Garuda attacks the Nishadas for the Amrita. Garuda hears tale of Elephant and Tortoise. Garuda devours elephant and tortoise. Gods prepare to defend Soma. Indra's act of carelessness. Garuda battles with the Gods. Garuda takes Amrita. Narayana grants him boons. Indra asks for friendship. Garuda frees his mother from curse. Soma taken back to heaven. Snakes tongues divided by licking Kusa grass. Names of snakes are recited. Eldest snake, Sesha, supports the world. Vasuki consults with the snakes how to avoid their curse. Snakes are told how Astika will abort the sacrifice. Vasuki to bestow sister on Jaratkaru. King Parikshit out hunting throws a snake on a Muni. He is cursed. The curse. Parikshit prepares to avoid the snake bite. Parikshit is bitten. Janamejaya is crowned. Jaratkaru told to beget children by his ancestors. Jaratkaru is offered Vasuki's sister. Jaratkaru's wife conceives. Jaratkaru leaves her. Astika grows up. Janamejaya asks re his Father's death. Repeat of Parikshit's death; Janamejaya's resolve to destroy snakes. Preparations for the sacrifice. Sacrifice - snakes burn. Rishi's at the sacrifice. Astika is advised of his mission, and sent. Praise of the sacrifice. Astika is granted a boon to stop the sacrifice. Names of the snakes taken by the sacrifice.
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Snake sacrifice ends. Saunaka asks for the Mahabharata to be narrated. Krishna-Dvaipayana comes to Janamejaya after the sacrifice, and is asked to relate story of Kuru's and Pandavas. Summary of story. Summary of story. King Vasu, birth of Satyavati, birth of Vyasa. Birth summary of other major characters. Creation from Parasurama. Krita Age. Earth goes to Brahma as becoming overcrowded. Brahma promises incarnations. Birth of all creatures. Genealogy of Gods and creatures. Account of deities incarnation of earth, including five Pandavas. Dushmanta, founder of Paurava line. Life of Dushmanta, hunting. Dushmanta enters forest of ascetics. Rishi's daughter, Sakuntala, relates her birth. Completes story of Sakuntala's birth. Dushmanta wed's Sakuntala. Rishi returns. Eight types of marriage. Sakuntala presents son to Dushmanta, who refuses her. She talks on the wife, the son, truth. Voice from heaven confirms her words. Dushmanta accepts her and names the child Bharata. Genealogy from Daksha. Yati exchanges age with Puru. Sukra, Kacha, Devayani. Eaten and restored to life. Kacha refuses Devayani, who asks him to marry her. Devayani is thrown in the well. Sukra to Devayani. Sarmishtha is made to wait on Devayani. Yayati marries Devayani. Yayati causes Sarmishtha to conceive. Yayati is cursed to Sukra. To avoid decreptitude, Yayati may transfer it to another, who will be the successive rules. Puru is the only son to accept Yayati's old age. Puru receives back his youth, and the kingdom. Yayati in the forest. Asked by Indra, Yayati relates what he told Puru. Yayati is cast down from heaven. Yayati questioned by Ashtaka. Yayati relates birth. Ashtaka asks re Grihasthas, Bhikshus, Brahmacharins, Vanaprashthas and Muni ways of living. Ashtaka and Pratardana offer Yayati gifts - Yayati refuses. Vasumat and Sivi also offer to Yayati - they all ascend to heaven. Lineage from Puru to Santanu. Further lineage in greater detail. Ganga and Mahabhisha are cursed to be born on Earth. Pratipa promises Santanu to Ganga. Ganga drowns first 7 children, leaves when eighth is born. Explanation of sin (cow of plenty) which caused their birth. Santanu, Bhishma, and Satyavati married to Santanu. Santanu dies. Chitranganda dies in battle with Ghandharvas. Bhishma steals three daughters of King of Kasi. Bestows two on Vichitravirya, who dies childless soon after. Eight types of marriage. Bhishma relates story of Vali. Vyasa is called to Father children by Ambika, Ambalika. Vyasa Fathers three sons. Story of how Dharma came to be born. Impaling of Mandavya. God of Justice is cursed. No sin for first 14 years of childs life. Growth of three sons. Pandu becomes king. Dhritarashtra receives a wife. Kunti receives boon to invoke Gods. Karna is born. Kunti chooses Pandu. Pandu receives Madri. Pandu starts conquering the world.
Pandavas decide to go to Varanavata. Bhima kills the Rakshasa. Daughter of Dhritarashtra. Kunti begs children from Pandu.CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX CL CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI CLXVII CLXVIII CLXIX CLXX Hundred sons for Dhritarashtra. Summary of Draupadi story to come. Pandavas in house of lac. Madri ascends funeral pyre. Miner comes to the Pandavas. First three sons are born to Kunti. Birth of Kripa and Kripi. Draupadi (Krishna) and Dhrishtadyumna are born for Drupada. having been warned by Vidura. Pandu dies in intercourse with Madri. but must now adhere to one man. Duryodhana arranges for house of lac to be constructed. Drona receives weapon knowledge. Vyasa advises Satyavati of the annihilation of the race. Arjuna and Karna make ready for combat. Arjuna rescues Drona from Alligator. Dhritarashtra's sons. Madri bears the Aswins: Nakula. burning a Nishada woman. birth of Ghatotkacha. They escape. Pandavas dwell in Brahmana's house. Six kinds of sons. Kunti promises Bhima will deliver food. crowned King of Anga. Bhima marries Hidimva. Pandavas escape in a boat. Tournament to show feats of the Princes. Adorations when Arjuna born. Bhima fights Hidimva (Rakshasa). Kurus learn from Drona. Drupada refuses friendship with Drona. Review of Drona and Drupada (and lineage). Speech from Kanika to Dhritarashtra on how to deal with foes (bad!). Brahmana family give moralistic speeches of who should be sacrificed. Karna enters ring. Tournament. - . Duryodhana and Dhritarashtra plot to exile Pandavas. Drona is accepted by Bhisma for training the Kurus. Pandu becomes an ascetic. Drupada is brought to Drona as preceptor's fee. Pandu relates how women were once free. Receives Brahmasira weapon. Karna. All boys sent to study under Gautama (Kripa). Funeral. Pandavas set fire to house. Pandavas set out for Varanavata. Daughter and son beg to be sacrificed. Kunti is commanded to call the God of Justice. Rest of family return to Kurujungala. He is advised to abandon Duryodhana. but gives right thumb when asked. Test with bird in tree. Duryodhana plots against the Pandavas. Aswatthaman. Brahmana tells Kunti of Vaka. Vyasa directs them to Ekachakra. Bhima returns after drinking nectar of strength. Bhima gets water for brothers. Nishada prince practices in forest. Tries to kill Bhima. Four debts we have in this world. Sahadeva. Rakshasas sister falls in love with Bhima. Summary of plot to burn Pandavas in house of lac. Pandu is cursed for killing a deer. Pandu commands Kunti to bring forth offspring. Birth of Drona. Fight with Vaka. They sleep out on the ground.
Reconciled with Kalmashapada. Vasishtha unable to kill himself. Arjuna and Bhima stand to protect him. Parasara's Rakshasa destroying sacrifice is stopped. Fire starts. Prepare for wedding. continued. Krishna comes to them. Monarchs rush at Drupada with rage. Narada visits Pandavas. Sons of all Pandavas. . Story of Tapati. Drupadi's jealousy. Maya is protected. . Vidura invites Pandavas back to kingdom. and Gods from whence Drupaudi and Pandavas sprung. Arjuna has a son by Chitrangada. Ceremony begins: test is to shoot five arrows through a mark. Names of those who will try. Vyasa explains about the five Indras. Pandavas select Dhaumya for their priest. Vasishtha consoles son with story of Kshatriyas destroying Bhrigu's. Krishna quietens crowd. All five decide to wed Draupadi.. Drona and Karna speak. Legend of Viswamitra and Vasishtha (lineage). Arjuna enters chamber where Yudhishthira was with Draupadi. Asura brothers conquer world and heavens. Ulupi takes Arjuna for one night. Pandavas are given half the kingdom. Arjuna falls in love with Bhada. Tilottama is created. . In order to catch robbers. . Dhrishtadyumna follows Draupadi to Pandavas residence. Drupada consents. Marriage takes place. Krishna and Arjuna prevent creatures escaping. Picnic and revelry.kingdom to be divided in half. They build Indraprastha. Arjuna has to go to woods. Karna is refused by Draupadi. They battle with the celestials. Pandavas releal their identity. Bhishma gives verdict . Pandavas set out to Draupadi's swayamvara. Aurva is appeased by the Pitris. Arjuna steals Bhadra. Vidura speaks. Tries at stringing bow.. Arjuna shoots and wins Draupadi.CLXXI CLXXII CLXXIII CLXXIV CLXXV CLXXVI CLXXVII CLXXVIII CLXXIX CLXXX CLXXXI CLXXXII CLXXXIII CLXXXIV CLXXXV CLXXXVI CLXXXVII CLXXXVIII CLXXXIX CLXL CLXLI CLXLII CLXLIII CLXLIV CLXLV CLXLVI CLXLVII CLXLVIII CLXLIX CC CCI CCII CCIII CCIV CCV CCVI CCVII CCVIII CCIX CCX CCXI CCXII CCXIII CCXIV CCXV CCXVI CCXVII CCXVIII CCXIX CCXX CCXXI CCXXII CCXXIII CCXXIV CCXXV CCXXVI CCXXVII CCXXVIII CCXXIX CCXXX Pandavas set out for Panchala. Plot. Krishna's sister. continued. Plot against the Pandavas. . Confusion over how to marry five men! Vyasa turns up to explain five marriage to Drupada. continued. Krishna and Arjuna receive car and weapons. Story of Vaga and four companions who were turned into crocodiles. Kalmashapada is cursed for devouring a Brahmana. Agni comes to Krishna and Arjuna. Aurva becomes set on destruction of all creatures.. Story of Tapati. Fire continues. Story of Tapati. Arjuna and Krishna meet. Arjuna defeats King of Gandharvas. News carried to Duryodhana and Dhritarashtra. Explanation of why Agni must burn forest. Asura brothers destroy themselves in jealosy. continued. Re-united. Story of Sunda and Upasunda. Battle stops..
Are taken into the palace. Krishna and Maya on bank of the river. Resolve to fight. Tributes brought. Sisupala continues reproaching Bhishma . Sahadeva in the South. Monarchs go home except Duryodhana and Sakuni. Enter the city. Jarasandha attains throne. Imprisoned kings are freed. Maya constructs the palace. Yudhishthira and Bhishma speak to Sisupala. Sisupala stirs up the monarchs to disrupt the sacrifice.CCXXXI CCXXXII CCXXXIII CCXXXIV CCXXXV CCXXXVI Four birds. Arjuna.he brayed like an ass. Yudhishthira asks about celestial meeting-halls. Meeting with Jarasandha. Parent birds return.North. Yudhishthira hears of Rajasaya sacrifice. VOLUME II I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV - SABHA PARVA Maya asked to build a Palace in return for safety from fire. Narada is mindful of the true position of Krishna and the incarnate gods. . He asks Krishna. South. Pushkaramalini (Indra's) meeting-house. Agni burns forest. speaks against offer of Arghya to Krishna. Harischandra's deeds to get him to Sakra's hall.compares him to Bhulinga bird. Varuna's assembly house. Story. Father scolds Mother for rejecting him. Nakula in the West. Yudhishthira consults about the sacrifice. Krishna warns him of the might of Jarasandha. set out to fight Jarasandha. Arjuna goes north. Presents made to Yudhishthira. King of Chedi. Pandavas set out to subjugate world . Sisupala reproaches Bhishma. Sisupala. Yudhishthira consults Bhishma. Fight begins. Mandapala's children. Narada questions Yudhishthira on the actions/duties of a king. Arjuna speaks . Jarasandha is killed. escaped.opinion is to fight. King Nila and Agni put up a fight. Break down a peak. Krishna relates birth of son of King Vrihadratha. Bhima becomes angry. Krishna leaves the Pandavas. They discuss attaching Jarasandha. Agni leaves the four birds who address him with a hymn. Yudhishthira enters the palace. Bhima. Sacrifice completes. Arjuna. Bhima goes east. Mother bird leaves. Krishna beheads Sisupals with his discuss. Four infant birds and Mother. Kuvera's assembly house. Grant Arjuna and Krishna boons. Story of Sisupala's birth . Krishna. Sabha of Brahma. which preaches against rashness but eats out of lions mouth. including Dhritarashtra and Duryodhana. Leaves Arjuna. Bhishma challenges Kings to battle Krishna. Yudhishthira begins the sacrifice. Bhima. Yama's assembly house. East and West. Jarasandha tires on the 14th day. Kings come.
Further discussion. Sanjaya addresses Dhritarashtra. Duryodhana returns home. Bhima is angry. etc.Dharma replaces the robes. Duryodhana tries to sway his Father. Draupadi pours out all her woes to Krishna. Yudhishthira and a Brahman discuss eight causes of misery. Dhritarashtra disregards Gandhari. Vyasa relates story of Indra and Suravi (Mother of Cows). Plot to play again and exile the Pandavas. Krishna says that dicing would not have commenced if he had been there. Pandavas and Draupadi. Yudhishthira losing all. 108 names for sun. Vidura begs Dhritarashtra to let Duryodhana be slain. Leaving. Vidura complains. Duryodhana retorts. Vidura speaks out against the winning. Yudhishthira sings hymn to sun to secure food for the Brahmana's. Dhritarashtra agrees to let gambling game commence with the Pandavas. Play. The Pandavas are freed. Story of how Bhima killed Rakshasa Kirmira. etc. attachment to wealth. Pandavas go to Hastinapura. Duryodhana and gang set out to slay Pandavas. Dhritarashtra requests Vidura to return home. atmospherical and terrestial regions. deluded in the Pandavas palace from Maya). . Yudhishthira loses rest of wealth. Play begins. promising to destroy Kurus in battle. jealous and embarrassed (after falling in lake. VOLUME III (Part I) VANA PARVA I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII Pandavas leave Hastinapura followed by citizens. Dhritarashtra offers Draupadi two boons. Depresses Yudhishthira who vows never to argue with anyone. Dhritarashtra agrees disregarding Drona. Drona predicts great calamity from the evil omens. Pandavas called on to speak. ending with fall of Kshatriyas. Kunti mourns. Draupadi dragged into the room. Dhritarashtra disregards him. Vyasa turns them back. Duryodhana and Sakuni plot against the Pandavas. Dhritarashtra resigns to fate. Sakuni draws Yudhishthira into playing. Hall built.XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX Vyasa tells Yudhishthira that for 13 years there will be portents in celestial. Vidura speaking. Dhritarashtra frees the Pandavas. Vidura comes to the Pandavas. Rishi Maitreya arrives. Vyasa speaks to Dhritarashtra. Attempt to disrobe Draupadi . Duryodhana describes tributes made to Yudhishthira. Pandavas sent for. inaction. Dhritarashtra tries to dissuade Duryodhana. Bhima speaks. Pandavas leaving. Vidura talks with Dhritarashtra. Quote on Prahlada re answering Draupadi's question. (ditto) (ditto) Dhritarashtra again addresses Duryodhana. Dhritarashtra concedes. Vidura sent to Pandavas. Curses Duryodhana. Bhishma questioned by Draupadi as to whether she was won. Return to dice and play for exile.
Nala. Siva gives Arjuna the Bhramasira weapon. Pradyumna tells charioteer to drive back into battle. Krishna destroys Salwa. but is prevented from slaying him. Draupadi speaks more. leaves Damayanti with half of their garment. Arjuna battles Siva. A snake grabs her. Dice game begins . Dhritarashthra hears of Arjuna in heaven. Bhima again asks Yudhishthira to right. Urvasi sent to Arjuna. Pradyumna falls in battle. Bites Nala so he changes form. . Gods and Nala set off. Accepted by queen mother. Lomasa sent as messenger from Indra to Yudhishthira. prosperity. after several attempts. pleasure. urging patience. and loses. Meets Rishis who assure her all will end well. Granted boons by celestials. Yudhishthira speaks on forgiveness and anger. Nala chosen. Yudhishthira speaks back on religion and fruits of virtue. Chitrasena teaches him music and singing. Runs looking for Nala. Fight. Go to Lake Dwaitawana. Arjuna refuses Urvasi.Virata Parva XI). Arjuna taken up to abode of Indra (chariot => aeroplane?). Battle discussed more (between Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya). Salwa attacking Dwaravate (whilst Krishna was away). Kali possesses Nala in 12th year when he failed to wash his feet. disregarded. then sets out and begins battle with Salwa. Nala banished. Children removed to Vidarbha. Sleeping in a shed. Practices austerities. Krishna's son fighting the Danavas. Pradyumna knocks Salwa down. destiny from former lives. Brahmanas come to Pandavas. Return from Pandavas to Dwaraka. Arjuna's journey through the forests. Bhima speaks long on virtue. Draupadi uses Vali-Prahlada discussion to talk on forgiveness. Obtains weapons. but Damayanti chooses Nala at the ceremony. Bhima still angry . He tries to rape her . Nala sent by Gods to Damayanti as a messenger. Damayanti awakes. Vyasa arrives and advises Yudhishthira that Arjuna will obtain weapons. on fate. Rishi Vrihadswa arrives to relate story of Nala and Damayanti (most miserable person). Nala gives message. Nala and Damayanti hear of each other. Nala disregards all. on success. Arjuna leaves. Food Pandavas ate in the wilderness. Sees Siva.XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI Krishna describes his encounter with Salwa and Danavas. (--. Arjuna meets Indra in heaven. Damayanti has a son and a daughter (both called Indrasena).Nala & Damayanti ---) Birth of Damayanti of Bhima. Birds fly off with his cloth. Pandavas head further into the forest. Gods meet Kali on their way back to heaven. Markandeya comes by: "I am mighty" speech. She curses him to spend time among women. Pushkara wins all. Nala instructed on where to go.Nala loses everything.her curse kills him. Arjuna goes to heaven. Draupadi complains to Yudhishthira. Journeys north till meets Sakra.urges action. Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya discuss coming fate in battle. Caravan train is destroyed by herd of elephants. but she is freed by a huntsman. Damayanti wanders in to city of Chedis. Damayanti is to have her swayamvara. what to do. Arjuna receives weapons from the Gods. Yudhishthira replies. as a dancer (useful in the 13th year of exile . Meets up with caravan train. Bhima is pacified. Krishna returns. Nala frees a Rishi from snake form. Draupadi complains further. wealth. Kali becomes angry. Encourages Yudhishthira to fight.
Vasishtha. Abandoned other son. fire. plus one son. Vibhandaka appeased. Kesini recognises Nala by way of water. Tour of lakes. Send him away to his old city. Ganga falls to earth. Description of where to visit the sacred shrines. Sudeva sent with message about Damayanti's second swayamvara.sixty thousand sons. Rituparna arrives and is welcomed. Story from Krita age. Rishyasringa goes to Anga. Dhaumya begins to relate tirthas in the south to Yudhishthira. Dhaumya continues (west). Nala and Damayanti reunited. Javali. Asita. Bestows son Drishasyu on Lopamudra. Kasyapa. Married to Santa. Lomasa relates story of Ilwala. Narada. Ends at Prayaga. Bharadwaja. Indra slays Vritra. Woman goes to tempt Rishyasringa. Saunaka. Tour of sacred fords. Story completed. Kesini sent by Damayanti to discover chariot-drivers identity. Rituparna returns home. Rain falls. Nala is charioteer to Rituparna. Pulastya completes description to Bhishma. All kings have equal income and expenditure.son describes the visit. Atreya. ------------------Pandavas grieve for Arjuna's return. plus Munis: Uddalaka. descriptions of (Purusa-)Rama and Mankamada (vegetable juice flowed from his hand). Damayanti returned to parents. Sagara's horse sacrifice. Viswamitra. floods ancestors spot. but also great sorrow. Also story of Rama losing his strength. Rama meets Rama. No swayamvara. but Agastya cannot bring it back! Story of Sagara . Agastya goes out in search of wealth. Durvasas. Go to Ilwala. No sign of Nala to Damayanti. Celestial to rid worlds of Vritra. Danavas start eating Munis at night. . fills the sea. Markandeya. Narada comes to Pandavas. Rituparna suspects him to be Nala. (Part II) CXIV Sacred fords. Nala exchanges knowledge of horses for dice knowledge. Yudhishthira asks how it is he has merit. Yudhishthira leans science of dice from Vrihadaswa.LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII Nala taken on in city of Rituparna.is digested by Agastya. Set out. Damayanti is at last found. Nala traced. Danavas retire to the sea and plot destruction. Agastya prevents Vindhya from obstructing path of sun. Story of King of Anga and Rishyasringa .000 sons burnt by Kapila. Parvata and Narada. Start of tour of tirthas.000 ancestors to heaven. Lomasa). Vyasa. Galava. Vatapi (come out of people after being eaten by them). with blessings of Lomasa. Lineage from grandson. Lomasa comes and relates Sakra's message to Yudhishthira. Vatapi cooked and offered . Vyasa. Rishi returns . Kali leaves his body. Mention of great rishis (Valmiki. Agastya marries Lopamudra. 60. Ask Agastya (son of Mitra and Varuna) to dry up ocean. Shamatha tells of Gaya's sacrifices. taste of meat he cooks.to relieve draught. Story of Bhishma and Pulastya. Kundajathara. Given wealth. Pandavas set out to tour the sacred tirthas. Bhagiratha through austerities asks Ganga to carry 60. Sea drunk. Lopamudra. Siva to hold Ganga's return to earth. Gautama. Dhaumya continues (south). Dhaumya continues (north). Yudhishthira desires to move on from woods. She desires comfortable bed for intercourse. Nala beats Pushkara in dice. Search for Nala strengthened. Bhima sends Brahmanas to search for Nala and Damayanti. Devala.
Sacred fords. Chayavana paralyses his arm and turns a demon on him.Jantu. Bhima cannot shift the Monkey's tail. curses Raivya. King later joins priest in hell for committing the sin. Bhima sets out towards golden lotus lake. Carried by Rakshasas to lovely hermitage of Nara and Narayana. Indra relents. Bhima slays him. Rama exterminates all followers of the military cast. He promises them Soma juice. lightending. Kuvera (god of wealth) permits this. Mentions Treta and Kali ages. Hanuman gives story of Rama in brief. Story of Chayavana. Approaches lake. Sories of Vishnu slaying Daitya Naraka. Krishna and Yudhishthira speak. . Arjuna's return is close. Rama's father killed. Demon released (becomes alcohol. Stone. 13. Egg doth not move when produced. Indra tries to prevent soma offering to Aswins. gathers lotuses. Fight begins. then restores her to life. Yavakri does austerities in order to learn vedas. Greeted by sage Arshtishena. misery. Pandavas arrive. Jantu sacrificed for 100 sons. Birth of Mandhata from his father's side.CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX CL CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI CLXVII CLXVIII Story of Rama (Jamadagni's son) and Arjuna (Haihaya). . Draupadi asks Bhima to go to summit. Hawk and Dove and Usinara.. and frees him from curse of Agastya. gambling. Ashtavakra gains admittance to Vandin by answering questions: Thunder. lord of treasures arrives. day and night. King Somaka has one son . Relates as predestiny. cloud or mind. Bharadwaja and Raivya. Arshtishena and Dhaumya talk of gods. Lomasa warns Yudhishthira to take care in next stage of journey. Hanuman describes the 4 Yuga's. Ashtavakra defeats Vandin in discussion going up 1. Bhima calls up Ghatotkacha. Describes Kshatriya duties to Bhima. Monkey (Hanuman) obstructs his path. Arjuna receives weapons from Indra. Bharadwaja grieves. no heart as a soul which has renounced connection with body. Satyaki. Tour. Hanuman shows hil full form. Kuvera. Not angry with Bhima. son of dispiple of Uddalaka. Aswins make Chayavana young again. women). Leaves. Rama kills his Mother. Bhima and Hanuman depart. and then renounces life. Fish = male being ever conscious. Leaves 5 lakes of blood. Draupadi sinks from exhaustion. Signs of battle. Kuvera speaks to Yudhishthira. and bear lifting up a sunken world in Krita Yuga. Bhima goes in search of flowers for Draupadi. Bhima beats guards. Pandavas journey to romantic forest mountains to expect Arjuna. Bhima is joined by brothers and Draupadi. Kuru field Daksha pronounced that all that die on it will go to heaven. Death of Yavakri. death. Head for Mt Gandhamadana.. Balarama speaks against Duryodhana. Krishna and Balarama come to Pandavas. Ashtavakra. after drinking sacrificial water. Purandara visits the Pandavas. Return to hermitage of Nara and Narayana. River increases at own speed. Charioteer wind. Tour continues. Sent to slay Danavas. Father defeated in controversy with Vandin and drowned. as a heart of a Yogi. Most austere part of journey so far begins. eyes being pierced by Sukanya. Arjuna begins to relate tale: fight with Siva. Bhima wars with Rakshasas. Challenged by Rakshasa guards.. Arjuna returns.2. Rakshasa Jatasura carries off Pandavas. All restored to life.
Arjuna also destroys Asuras in floating city. Return home. and why. Brahmana advised to return to parents. Fowler relates birth and death. Agni and Indra as Hawk and Dove. Indra pierces Skanda with thunderbolt. Greatness of Kshatriyas. Greatness of the Brahmanas. Women become mothers of the world. Kuvalaswa slays Dhundhu. Fruit of actions. and the woman. Brahmanas. Tarkshya questioning Saraswati what is best to do. Fowler discusses virtue with Kausika. Concludes story. Vital fires (prana). Narada and Markandeya all come to Pandavas. Vrihadaswa met by Utanka. Guatama and Atri. dissolution of the Universe. Fowler discusses Karma with Kausika. Grabbed by a serpent. Yudhishthira asks re duties of chaste women. Rainy season begins. History of Dhundhumara. ) References to 3rd. Bhima wishes to return to fight Duryodhana. Manu with Ark (similar to Noah). Gods. Agni weds Swaha. New Skanda. Krishna. tortoise. Legend of the Fish. ) of the Sakra's duties. . etc. ) lunar month. Powerful Skanda born (6 wives of 7 Rishis). More discussion on transmigration of soul.story of Vamadeva and Varni steeds. Self restraint. Yudhishthira answers questions of snake (sage Nahusha) on recognition of Brahmana. Yudhishthira also asks of his duty. Sakra afraid to slay Skanda. Indra searches for husband for Devasena. Power of Brahmanas . Atharvan brings back fire. Vishnu talks to Utanka. Fire sons of Vrishaspati. Markandeya speaks on deeds of men and fruits in this world and the next. Guna. Greatness of Kshatriyas. Bhima is powerless. Brahmana returns home. 5 major elements. Creator addressing Markandeya. Pandavas leave. mind and intellect. King Sivi. ) 4th. Ask about oldest lived. Followers of Skanda. Bhima sporting in hills. 5th day. Snake explains curse. Creation from Vishnu. More on fires. Karma. Story of Brahmana Kausika and the crane. Greatness of Kshatriyas. 17 subtle elements. Kali Yuga description. Story of Kartikeya. Madhu and Kaitabha (Son Dhundhu). Many more questions: charity. Indra defeats Kesin.CLXIX CLXX CLXXI CLXXII CLXXIII CLXXIV CLXXV CLXXVI CLXXVII CLXXVIII CLXXIX CLXXX CLXXXI CLXXXII CLXXXIII CLXXXIV CLXXXV CLXXXVI CLXXXVII CLXXXVIII CLXXXIX CLXL CLXLI CLXLII CLXLIII CLXLIV CLXLV CLXLVI CLXLVII CLXLVIII CLXLIX CC CCI CCII CCIII CCIV CCV CCVI CCVII CCVIII CCIX CCX CCXI CCXII CCXIII CCXIV CCXV CCXVI CCXVII CCXVIII CCXIX CCXX CCXXI CCXXII CCXXIII CCXXIV CCXXV CCXXVI CCXXVII CCXXVIII Fight. crane. Skanda marries Devasena. Description of the end of Kali Yuga. Yudhishthira asks re fire and fire-gods. including those that obstruct sacrifices (note Persian Mitra). Fowlers previous existence. Arjuna is prevented from displaying weapons. Fight concluded. owl. Story of Indradyumna. Vaka answers Indra on Joy and Sorrow of immortals. Taken to Fowler's parents. Children of Angiras and Subha. Narada relates to four great kings who will fall from heaven first. Leave mountain and head over Himalayas. Fight with illusion. Dawning of Krita age.
Battle begins. Meets up with Kama. Draupadi explains to Satyabhama how she treats her husbands. Jayadratha goes and invites Draupadi to leave with him. Draupadi is forcefully abducted. Sita is abducted. Duryodhana plot to bisit cattle near Pandavas. Duryodhana relates his defeat and release. (--. Duryodhana approaches lake where Yudhishthira is. Invitations to all Kings. Vyasa comes to Pandavas. Names of Skanda. Karna. Vibhishana comes to Rama. who run off before feast. Sita. Prepare to sacrifice. Birth of Gods for destruction of Ravana. Karna vows to kill Arjuna in battle. Yudhishthira asks Markandeya how it was Draupadi was taken. Battle ends abruptly. Sent to Pandavas. Battle between Gods with Skanda.CCXXIX CCXXX CCXXXI CCXXXII CCXXXIII CCXXXIV CCXXXV CCXXXVI CCXXXVII CCXXXVIII CCXXXIX CCXL CCXLI CCXLII CCXLIII CCXLIV CCXLV CCXLVI CCXLVII CCXLVIII CCXLIX CCL CCLI CCLII CCLIII CCLIV CCLV CCLVI CCLVII CCLVIII CCLIX CCLX CCLXI CCLXII CCLXIII CCLXIV CCLXV CCLXVI CCLXVII CCLXVIII CCLXIX CCLXX CCLXXI CCLXXII CCLXXIII CCLXXIV CCLXXV CCLXXVI CCLXXVII CCLXXVIII CCLXXIX CCLXXX CCLXXXI CCLXXXII CCLXXXIII CCLXXXIV CCLXXXV CCLXXXVI CCLXXXVII Evil spirits that dwell over men: less than 16. They approach Draupadi. Mudgala refuses and sets mind on attaining Para Brahma. Duryodhana released . Battle between Arjuna and Gandharvas. Monkeys triumphing. Draupadi speaks. Duryodhana wishes to die. Jatayu (Vulture king) attacks Ravana and is slain. Indrajit fights. Draupadi tells how to worship Krishna as a husband. 16-70. fruit of actions. Hero's match with each other. Karna tries to cheer him up. Dhritarashtra is swayed into giving permission. Duryodhana and followers plunged into sorrow. Ravana tries to tempt Sita. . Rama and Lakshmana drop. Sakuni. Ravana rouses Kumbhakama. Exile.ashamed. Released. Jayadratha captured and disgraced. Mudgala and Drona's corn. opposing Pandavas sacrifice. Bridge built over sea. Rama aids fight between Sugriva and Vali. Avindhyu restrains Ravana from killing Sita.Ramayana story ---) Birth of Ravana. Talk in Kuru court of the Pandavas. Completion. Durvasa visits Duryodhana. Sita is reassured by Rakshasa woman of coming of Rama. Rama. King of Sindhu comes across Draupadi. Sakuni speaks of going to look down on the Pandavas. Battle with Gandharvas. More plotting against Pandavas. Sugrivas troops search for Sita. Yudhishthira promises help. Jayadratha flies. Pandavas are asked for help after Duryodhana is taken captive. Karna subjugates neighbouring cities. Indrajit killed. free from 70. Description of heaven. Meets Gandharvas. Krishna and Satyabhama leave. and Asuras. Talk on rebirth. Pandavas come back and take chase. Hanuman returns with a sighting. Ravana and his brothers gain boons from Brahma. Fruit of actions. Duryodhana brought before Danavas. Story of Rama. Duryodhana influenced by Danavas to fight. Deer ask Yudhishthira to leave forest. Krishna takes one grain of rise and satisfy Durvasa and followers. Pandavas are seen approaching. Kumbhakama killed. Draupadi released in fight.
who will die in one years time. (ditto). Savitri obtains boons from Yama. Crane permits one to live. Grants boons to Yudhishthira. VOLUME IV I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI - VIRATA PARVA Pandavas decide to spend time in Virata. Arjuna a eunoch. and restores life to Satyavan. Draupadi asks for 13 days. Yudhishthira takes up post as dice-player with king. Kuntibhoja's daughter to serve Brahmana's. Yudhishthira as courtier. Chaste merit of Savitri. Kichakas death known. Yudhishthira answers questions from crane. kine. Nakula takes up chief horse keeper. Invoke and worship goddess Durga. Satitri goes to woods with him. Bhima takes up post in kitchen. Story of Karna. Story completes. Rama and Sita reunited. Four Pandavas in turn go in search of water. Bhima slays 105 of them. Instructed on how to behave in front of a king. bluntness of mortal feeling. Yudhishthira chooses Nakula . 2 in third part of life). Store arms in tree. Crane identified as Lord of Justice. Draupadi asks Bhima to slay Kichaka. Kunti gives birth. Savitri marries. Sun tries to dissuade Karna from giving away earings and mail. Good fortune to all. leaving her chaste.CCLXXXVIII CCLXXXIX CCLXL CCLXLI CCLXLII CCLXLIII CCLXLIV CCLXLV CCLXLVI CCLXLVII CCLXLVIII CCLXLIX CCC CCCI CCCII CCCIII CCCIV CCCV CCCVI CCCVII CCCVIII CCCIX CCCX CCCXI CCCXII CCCXIII Ravana is slain. Sun bestows son on Kunti. sorrow. thirst. Alarm in kingdom. Brahmana leaves giving Kunti boon. Return home. Meets Bhima instead who crushes Kichaka. Prepare to live 13th year of exile in disguise. Draupadi as maidservant to queens daughter. . Bhima will be a cook. Asked to leave. Karna gives to Indra his mail and ear-rings in exchange for a dart which will destroy one powerful foe. Complains of the grief in court. Savitri chooses Satyavan. death . More spies sent to search. Enter city. Arjuna eunoch teaching singing and dancing to kings daughter. Sun recommends Karna accept an infallible dart in exchange for mail. Bhima made to wrestle and beat top athletes.all are revived. Pritha waits upon Brahmana. Karna grows up. Story begins. (Six: hunger. Arrange to meet Kichaka in dancing hall. Pandavas set out after a deer with sticks stuck in its antlers.2 first. decreptitude. Duryodhana spies return home. Krishna a serving woman. Draupadi sent to bring wine to Kichaka. Day of Satyavan's death arrives. Sahudeva. Draupadi goes to Bhima's chamber. They free Draupadi. -------------------Yudhishthira comforted by Markandeya. Nakula to train horses. She escapes to court. Kunti invokes sun god. Relative make to burn Draupadi on funeral pyre. Kichaka fights to take Draupadi. General Kichaka tries to woo Draupadi. set child down river in a basket. 2 second. (ditto). Each drop dead by lake. (ditto). Sahadeva as chief cow herd.
Fight with Drona.XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII Drona speaks. Bhima speaks. Kripa argues with Karna. Drona concurs. Prepare for battle. Fighting begins. Karna. Arjuna leaves battle. Retrieve Gandiva bow.Karna wounded and runs. Son enters and Virata apologises. Savyasachin. Aswatthaman enters allowing Drona to leave. Uttara climbs tree and finds bows. Face foe. Checks hero's. Krishna. Arjuna cuts down thousands of warriors. of tactics for coming encounter. Attack Bhishma. Fight with Karna again . Krishna comes. Praise of Pandavas. Bhishma faints and is taken away. Bhisma appeases all and encourages to fight. Set out. Strip Drona. Kings assembling on each side. Dhanajaya). Swetavahana. Recognise Arjuna while riding chariot. Ten names of Arjuna (Arjuna. Baladeva speaks. suggesting a messenger should go to Duryodhana and request half of kingdom. Prepare for battle. who wound him in return. Pandavas send messenger for peace. Gods come to watch. Pandavas rescue Virata. Uttara funs in fear. Yudhishthira and the Matsya king talk. Aswatthaman refuses to fight Arjuna. Starts to praise son. Markes toward Kripa. Kripa vanquished. . Duryodhana and Karna disregard Drona. VOLUME V I II III IV V VI - UDDYOGA PARVA Krishna speaks at assembly. Drupada speaks to messenger priest. but prepares to fight. Vibhatsu. Decide to invade King of Matsya. Married to Arjuna's son. Bhisma agrees 13 year vow fulfilled. flagstaffs. Strikes Yudhishthira in face. King is angry at praise of Vrihannala. Drona notes bod omens for Kurus. requesting battle. Uttara marvels at the weapons. Bhishma and Arjuna have terrible fight. Kripa of robes. Duryodhana flies. Falguma. Battle. Karna prepares to fight Arjuna. Virata's daughter offered. Arjuna heads for Duryodhana. Satyaki speaks. Arrive at Sami tree. Arjuna returns to city. Kiritin. Arjuna drags him back and prepares to fight. Array soldiers to battle. Arjuna routes hero's. Neighbouring kings bring tribute. Also sons of Dhritarashtra are wounded. Fight with Aswatthaman. including Karna. Arjuna explains weapons. of qualities of place where Pandavas reside. Jishnu. Fight. Five Pandava's reveal themselves. Vijaya. Pandavas join battle against Trigartas (13 years completed). Return to city. Uttara tells of Arjuna's deeds. suffering broken Gandiva string. Meanwhile Duryodhana has stolen royal cattle from city. Krips speaks. Arjuna asked to be charioteer to bring back kine. Duryodhana wounds Arjuna. Arjuna mounts chariot with Uttara. Drupada speaks. Kurus return home. capture Susarman (King of Trigartas).
Further advice from Vidura.VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV Duryodhana and Arjuna come to Krishna for aid. More council. Yudhishthira replies and refers to Krishna. Duryodhana an army. Allies with Kuvera. Further advice. Vidura instructs Dhritarashtra in ways of virtue. Dhritarashtra asks Duryodhana to make peace. Vidura . Sanjaya continues (peace). Delivers Arjuna's speech. Turns to sensual pleasures. Armies come to Duryodhana and Yudhishthira. Dhritarashtra intervenes. and fight with Twashtri's offspring. Supreme Soul. Advice re friends. Sanjaya sent to Pandavas. Mentions duties of the four castes. CLXXVIX). (ditto). Krishna speaks for peace. Call up Rishi Sanat-sujata. Questions on attainment of Brahmana. Dhritarashtra begs again for peace. Story of Indra. Grants Yudhishthira to dispirit Karna in battle. Fight between Indra and Vritra. Bhishma and Drona speak. Dhritarashtra says Destiny is responsible. By sacrifice Indra is freed from sin. Description of how Pandavas shared out Kuru kings to be slain. Sanjaya comes to Dhritarashtra. After Indra's victory he is concealed due to Brahmanicide. Sanjaya relates Krishna's message. Sanjaya begs Yudhishthira under no cirnumstances to go to war. Sachi obtains Vrihaspati's protection. returns home. Sanjaya states that lamenting is useless. but Duryodhana replies not.] Sachi requests vehicle to carry Nahusha to her. is offended. lays down his weapons. Seven and 10 kinds of men. Sanjaya relates steeds. . They give up all hope of life. More council. Grants boon to Duryodhana to fight. Persues Indra's queen Sachi. Dhritarashtra asks re high families. Salya comes. Dhritarashtra says he wishes for peace. Indra restored to form. three. Nahusha becomes King of celestials. Yudhishthira speaks . seven. Goddess of Divination brings Sachi to Indra. Yudhishthira gives departing message to Sanjaya. Duryodhana keen to fight. Varuna to overthrow Nahusha. Salya. Dhritarashtra forsees destruction of Kurus. four. Story of Virochana and Sudhanwan. Vidura counsels. Agastya meanwhile hurls Nahusha to earth as a snake (see Vana Parva. for peace. Supreme soul. Yama. Questions on austerities.asks for peace.asks for Indraprastha as kingdom. Arjuna obtains Krishna. Karna speaks. Priest comes to Dhritarashtra . Bhishma and Karna argue. six. One. Story completes of Sorrow of Indra and wife. Gods persuade her to go to Nahusha. Duryodhana speaks out in pride. Council of Kurus meet to hear message from Sanjaya. Vidura on prosperity.story of two birds in a net. king of Madras. Sanjaya relates size of battle force. Dhritarashtra's message of peace is related. five. Dhritarashtra questions Rishi on virtue and vice. two. Other kings take sides. Duryodhana refuses and is abandoned by Dhritarashtra. Vidura talks further on virtue. Agni. Yudhishthira speaking. Duryodhana asks re Pandavas. Yudhishthira replies. renunciation.
Garuda to devour Sumukha. on distress caused by obstinacy and vanity. No gifts. Galava laments of having to find 800 white steeds. Narada speaks on obstinacy. Garuda comes to Galava. Narada describes region. Arrangements made for Krishna's visit. North. Description of fourth quarter. Obtain 200 steeds. but then disregards the celestials. Sumukha and Gunakesi marry. Madhavi brings one son. Description of third quarter. Satyaki keen to fight. where the mother of cows dwells. Description of second quarter. Garuda loses and regains his wings by Sandili on peak of Rishabha. Vyasa present. Krishna speaks expecting battle. Krishna relates story of Nara and Narayana. maiden goes home. Same for Usinara (of Bhojas). and is a maiden again. Krishna passes them. Falls among Madhavi and her 4 sons. Nakula speaks. He ascends to heaven. Bhima asks Krishna to ask for peace. Council ended. Kanwa relates story of Matali. wanting war. Krishna goes to Kurus. Same for Divodasa.LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII Dhritarashtra pleads further. South. Krishna insults Bhima. Dhritarashtra seeks refuge in Krishna. Garuda leaves. Bhima replies angrily. Leave there. Attributes of Lady's. Sahadeva keen for battle. Matali and Narada go to Varuna. Region of birds descended from Garuda. saying it uncharacteristic of him. Dhritarashtra set up pavilions on the way. Sent back to heaven by austerities of his grandsons. Krishna explains his purpose in coming. Duryodhana laughs and disregards him. Krishna delivers message of peace. Meanings of names of Krishna. Kanwa concludes recommending peace. Obtain a maiden Madhavi. Maiden accepted by Viswamitra as remaining 200 steeds. Dines only with Vidura. Sanjaya relates Arjunas last words. Narada concludes. Arjuna asks for peace. and explains it as he and Arjuna. Offers to take him to the quarters. Vidura discusses Duryodhana with Krishna. East. Refuses food of Duryodhana. Go to Yayati. Yudhishthira asks Krishna for help. Krishna sets out for Kurus. destiny and exertion. Rasatala. Krishna visits Kunti. . Draupadi speaks. Duryodhana states that he will imprison Krishna. Story of Viswamitra and Galava. West. After delivering a son. Matali sees youth Sumukha. Krishna says do not expect peace. Consider city of Daityas and Danavas. Vidura counsels Dhritarashtra in proper reception. Garuda humbled by Vishnu. Omens along the way. Matali cannot find a bridegroom there. Yayati gives Madhavi to the forest. Bhishma leaves the assembly. Krishna replies on acts. Sanjaya talks of Krishna. Region of Nagas. Garuda takes Galava towards the East at high speed. Krishna comes to the assembly. Dhritarashtra enquires about Pandavas from Sanjaya. Go to King Haryyaswa. Krishna is welcomed in Hastinapura. Dhritarashtra asvised in path of salvation.
Son talks to him mother. Prepare for first encounter with Bhishma. Kunti reveals to Karna his true birth. Duryodhana prepares for battle. Pritha gives message to Krishna. adhering to duty. Krishna rounds off. Duryodhana sends terrible speech to Pandavas. Devoted to truth. Sanjaya addresses Yudhishthira and Arjuna with Duryodhana's words. Rama withdraws from the fight.CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX CXLX CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI CLXVII CLXVIII CLXIX CLXX CLXXI CLXXII CLXXIII CLXXIV CLXXV CLXXVI CLXXVII CLXXVIII CLXXIX CLXXX CLXXXI CLXXXII Krishna requests peace directly from Duryodhana. Also Gandhari. Karna's speech accepting Pandava victory. Messages back from Pandavas to Kurus. on Aswatthaman and others. Visit from Rama and Vrishni race. Bhishma continues. of his own death in the battle sacrifice. Krishna relates Bhima's words to Duryodhana. Plead with Duryodhana. Tent description. Sanjaya discourses with Dhritarashtra. rejecting Pandu brothers. Duryodhana leaving for battle. with lineage and statement of Yudhishthira as rightful king. Vidura and Kunti speak. Bhishma speaks of greatness of Pandavas. (ditto). Maharathas in Pandavas and ally kings. Bhishma. Battle between Rama and Bhishma. Krishna speaks. Karna speaks. Completion of story. Krishna recommends imprisoning Duryodhana and his immediate counsellors. Vidula rebukes son on duties of Kshatriya. Long discussion over best course of action. Rama and Bhishma disagree. Bhishma finishes. Krishna leaves city. Will not fight Sikhandin (formerly a woman). Gandhari rebukes Duryodhana. Bhishma explains Rathas and Atirathas to Duryodhana. Yudhishthira talks to Krishna on eve of battle. Advisors to Duryodhana tell of bad omens. Set out for battle. Hotravahana sends Amva to Rama. King Rukmi with 3rd celestial bow also withdraws from battle. Bhishma explains why he will not fight Sikhandin. Dhrishtadyumna matches marriors and arrays troops. Selection of Dhrishtadyumna as leader. Krishna gives Duryodhana sight of his full form. Description of Duryodhana's army. and Duryodhana leaves the court. Plot to imprison Krishna. Amva goes to ascetics. Rama falls. Duryodhana advised against it. . Drona and Vidura command Duryodhana to do as Krishna wishes. Makes arrangements for leaving. Amva wishes death of Bhishma. Kunti goes to Karna. and Vidura speak (repeated by Krishna). Dhritarashtra's speech. King of Salwas rejects Amva. Bhishma general of Kuru army. Duryodhana flatly refuses. Bhishma and Drona address a silent Duryodhana. Ganga tries to intervene. Kunti gives story of Vidula and her son. Is known and Satyaki prepares. Rama is told. Rama sets out to Bhishma with Amva. son's despair removed. Karna states his position to fight Arjuna. Krishna tells Karna of his real birth. Angrily replies from Pandavas and Yudhishthira. On way. Karna and Bhishma argue over who is best. Bhishma pitied. Eldest daughter requested rules of Salwas (after Bhishma kidnapped them). Merits as Maharatha or Ratha. Kunti finishes message to Krishna. Krishna instructs Karna of the day battle is to start. Come to battle on Kurukshetra. Drona. (ditto).
Rama forced to quit. Drupada takes council with his wife. Sankhya Yoga . Drona. Abhyasa Yoga . Dhyana Yoga . Pandavas troops arrayed. Sikhandin enters forest where Yaksha Sthunakarna grants her a boon. Samnyasa Yoga . Wedding of Sikhandin (a woman) to daughter of King Hiranyavarman. Way open for Kshatriya's heaven. Time. She enters a fire with her body. More combat. War appeased when Yaksha exchanges sex with Sikhandin. (Bhagavat-Gita Parva follows) XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII Sanjaya relates that Bhishma has been slain by Sikhandin. Battle rules. Sanjaya speaks on types of creatures (7 wild. Yudhishthira's army also sets out. Dhritarashtra laments long and asks Sanjaya how it happened. VOLUME VI I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII - BHISHMA PARVA Armies arrayed. Further regions (probably Asia).The Path of Action. Sovereign Wisdom and Secret. Dhritarashtra refuses sight of battle. etc. .The Path of Wisdom. Bhishma completes saying will not fight Amva (Sikhandin). 5 basic elements. Why Earth so vital. King Drupada's queen gives birth to a girl who becomes a boy. (Start of Bhagavad-Gita Chapter I) The Despondency of Arjuna. Dhritarashtra asks who dealt dirst blow. Bhishma observes Pandava troops. Urged to pacify Duryodhana. Names of rivers. omens. Panthas face east. Troops arise at sunrise ready for battle. Arjuna says righteousness will win. Yaksha cursed to keep sex until death of Sikhandin. Celestial weapons used. Fight until Bhishma uses Praswapa weapon. Description of Northern and Eastern Kuru areas. Description of the island (places in Indra region). Gods forbid fight to continue. 7 domestic. 4 Yugas.Self Control.Renunciation of Action. Dhritarashtra yields to turn of Time. Aswatthaman. so Vyasa gives Sanjaya celestial vision. Duryodhana's army sets out.Knowledge and Experience. Jnana Yoga . Bhishma. Sanjaya starts: Duryodhana looks to protection of Bhishma.CLXXXIII CLXXXIV CLXXXV CLXXXVI CLXXXVII CLXXXVIII CLXXXIX CXC CXCI CXCII CXCIII CXCIV CXCV CXCVI CXCVII CXCVIII CXCIX Fierce battle. Noise set up. Karna state times to destroy Pandava army. Vijnana Yoga . Island called Sudarsana (mind). Bhishma is told in a dream how to vanquish Rama. Yudhishthira concerned over larger force of Bhishma. Kingdoms.). Battle continues for 23 days. Troops appearance. Dhritarashtra's west. Princess practices austerities. Karma Yoga . Vyasa discourses battle. Hiranyavarman challenges Drupada. Vyasa describes bad omens. Arjuna recites hymn to Durga and obtains boon on victory. Kripa. Rudra grants Amva a boon. Bhishma told that Arjuna will be his slayer. Summary of construction of Universe concluded.The Philosophy of Discrimination. Description ends with Him. Disturbances in sky and on earth. both leaders wounded.The Life Everlasting. Take up positions. Only Karna not fighting. Eventually turns into half a river. Arjuna states he has celestial weapon to annihilate all instantly. provinces.
Arjuna arrays battle as a large bird. In answer. Hero's fight against each other. Sanjaya censures Dhritarashtra for causing the battle. Foot soldiers in combat. Pandavas battle formation Makara (Hawk). Night. Salya. (2) Troops ready for battle. Yudhishthira pays tribute to Bhishma. Evening. who is carried away. Brahman tells of plan to slay Daityas and Rakshasas born amongst men. Briefly fights with Bhishma. Arjuna and son in battle. (** Bold numbers indicate the days of the battle **) (1) Battle begins amid terrible din. Bhima v Duryodhana. equally mathched. Arjuna confounds foes with Aindra. Arjuna rescues his son durrounded by Drona. Brahman praises the Divine Being . The Threefold faith. Kripa. Bhishma again advises peace. Sankha and Arjuna fight Bhishma. Night. Sahadeva wounds and drives Bhagadatta from field. Bhima destroys elephant division and checks advance of whole army. Kripa. Dhritarashtra questions Sanjaya as to why Pandavas win. Dhritarashtra explains great preparations of army. Prince of Panchala kills Samyamani's son. Bhakti Yoga . Matter and Spirit. Spirituality and Materialism. (5) Battle. Bhishma and Arjuna fight. Drona.the Path of Love. Pandavas strike carnage amongst Kauravas. Iravat fights two Avanti princes. Ghatotkacha attacks with energy. (3) Next day fight begins. Bhishma kills Sweta. next day of battle. Drona kills Sankha. Sanjaya relates Bhishma's answer to Duryodhana. Battle. Dushkama slain. Afternoon battle. Bhishma tells Duryodhana. Fierce battle at sunset. Arjuna brings him back. Bhishma avoids Sikhandin. Abhimanyu v Lakshmana. Bhima encounters Kalingas army. (7) Bhishma leads army. Bhima and Dhrishtadyumna reek havoc. (4) Next day battle begins. Arjuna v Aswatthaman. Pandavas victorious again. Duryodhana asks who Krishna is. Krishna jumps from car and rushes towards Bhishma. Drona appears.The Spirit of Renunciation. Ghatotkatcha flees from Bhagadatta. Major kings head for each other.asks Krishna to be born to slay Asuras. Bhima kills several sons on Dhritarashtra. cheering Duryodhana. Afternoon. The Three Gunas. Bhima battles with mace. Ten sons of Satyaki slain by Bhurisravas. Drona and Dhrishtadyumna battle.XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV Divine Manifestations. The Universal Form. Whilst swooned in battle. Bhishma. . Evening. Hero v hero. Kripa. Karna joins Pandavas for time being. Arjuna goes to battle Bhishma. Sikhandin fights Aswatthaman. Conclusion . Yudhishthira talks to Krishna of defeat. New day. Battle. After fierce battle. etc. Bhishma orders retreat for the day. backed by Abhimanyu. Death of Satyaki's charioteer causes fear in Pandavas. Some fight between Arjuna's son and Bhishma. (6) New day. Pandavas routing army with Duryodhana. Drona. Hesitates. The Supreme Spirit. Bhima v Duryodhana. Bhima and Bhishma fight. Bhishma creates havoc. Retire for night. and why fighting Krishna is useless.
celestials. Kauravas retreat slowly. Arjuna battling Susarman and others. Noon. Chekitan v Kripa. Fierce battle with all hero's. Fighting ceases. Prepare for big battle. Arjuna retrieves him. Drona and Arjuna combat. Rishi's. Arjuna moves towards Bhishma. Drupada retreats from Drona. Arjuna causes Dursasana to retreat. he will certainly slay the Pandavas. Talks to Bhishma. Night. Arjuna grieved over this duty to slay the Grandsire. Salya. Arjuna fights mildly and Krishna runs at Bhishma. Turns to Bhishma. is checked by Yudhishthira. Vivingsati). Dussasana fights valiantly for Bhishma. Holds his life till sun reaches northern solstice (many months hence). Iravat. (11) In morning all repair to the Grandsire. Duryodhana under pressure. He asks for a pillow. Battle till sunset. Drona notes omens. By Bhishma's choice (due to boon) he gave up life.for sake of Arjuna or Bhishma. Evening. Krishna tells Arjuna to fight Bhishma who is destroying Pandavas. Bhishma lies of bed of arrows. Afternoon. Bhagadatta battles Pandavas. Bhishma vows to slay Somakas. Arjuna rinally routes attacking kings (Kripa. son of Arjuna by daughter of Naga King. Arjuna told of Iravat's death. Abhimanyu fights Rakshasa Alamvusha. Arjuna get water for him by striking ground with arrow. Karna is called for. Fierce battle. Ganga watches. Duryodhana does not listen. Bhishma gives up desire of life. Bhima destroys an elephant troop. Abhimanyu refrains from fighting Duryodhana's brothers. who relates Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra's discussion. Bhishma advises Duryodhana to desist from fight. (10) Bhishma forms battle array of Asuras or Rakshasas. Bhishma fight Dhrishtadyumna and Sikhandin. VOLUME VII I II III - DRONA PARVA Story continues. Bhishma repeatedly hit. Karna states if Bhishma withdraws from battle.avoids Sikhandin. Bhishma kills Satanika (Virata's brother). Sends his son into battle. or slay the Pandavas. . Ghatotkacha given aid. heroically fights slaying great warriors (sons of Suvala) until he is himslef slain by Rakshasa Alumvusha. Salya.into battle. using Celestial weapons. Bhima kills a number of Dhritarashtra's sons. sent to protect Bhishma. Karna prepares his car. Yudhishthira checks Sikhandin fleeing. Ghatotkacha attacks Duryodhana. (8) Next day . Both sides fighting . Bhima attacks Chitrasena on foot. Vikarna. Bhima battling hero's of Kauravas. battle raging. Dussasana. Fierce battle round Bhishma. Arjuna battles Drona. Karna comes to Bhishma and obtains permission to fight. All rush towards Bhishma. Arjuna and Sikhandin proceed against Bhishma. Ghatotkacha route's army near sunset with an illusion. (9) Omens as both sides go to battle.LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV Yudhishthira puts Srutayush to flight. Bhishma vows to be slain. Abhimanyu routes Rakshasa. Drona and rest of Pandavas/Kauravas go to Bhishma on a bed of arrows not touching the ground. Pandavas counsel Bhishma as to how they may kill him! He advises Arjuna and Sikhandin. Janamejaya asks Vaisampayana. Pandavas slowly closing. Hit countless times he fell near sunset. Arjuna makes pillow out of arrows. Duryodhana goes to Bhishma. Bhishma encounters Yudhishthira .
Karna. Jayadratha checks approaching Pandavas. Troops retire. Karushas. Bhima borne off field by frightened steeds. Arjuna comes into battle. behold good and evil deeds. near. Arjuna slays thousands of Narayanas and Samsaptakas. Kratha. Drona reeks havoc. Faces Karna: kill Karna's 3 sons. Vrihatkshatra.approaches Yudhishthira. Battle begins started by Vrishasena (Karna's son). Dhritarashtra recites Krishna's victories. Drona kills Satanika (Matsya's). action. Dhritarashtra enquires as to him death.IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV Bhishma tells Karna to fight. wounds Salya. Aswatthaman slays King Nila. He slays Kumara. Abhimanyu wound Karna. Kritavarman rescues Salya. Singhasena. Slays Rukmaratha (son of Salya). Abhimanyu slaughters.explains to Arjuna on account of former boon from Earth it was infallible. Karna mounts car. Kshatradeva. Yudhishthira asks Abhimanyu to penetrate circular array of Drona. Drona grants boon provided Partha not in battle. Pandavas only one to stay. Drona attacks Yudhishthira. Battle. Description of steeds. Drona. Abhimanyu penetrates into circle. Duhsasana declares he will slay Abhimanyu. Hero's arrayed and resisting one another. Hero's fight. Abhimanyu slays Vasatiya. (12) Duryodhana's troops plot. Drighalochana. Pandavas have upper hand till Drona approaches. Yudhishthira flees. Ruchiparvan. For fair fight. Praise of Abhimanyu. but flees when counteracted by Arjuna. goes back and wipes out Samsaptakas with Brahma weapon. Kshema. Rest of Pandava army approach. Duryodhana asks Drona to be leader. Abhimanyu slays Karna's younger brother. led by Bhima. Krishna re his four forms ( practise of austerities. Battle begins. Dhrishtadyumna kills Charmavarman. Duryodhana asks Drona to capture Yudhishthira. States Prishata's son (Dhrishtadyumna) will kill him. Sushena. Arjuna slays Vrishaka and Achala. Arjuna drawn in battle away from Yudhishthira so Drona can attack. Arjuna fights Trigartas. Aswatthaman. Slays Satyajit and Vrika. Krips. Battle starts. Dhritarashtra swoons. Arjuna drawn away. Uses Gandharva weapon. . Vyaghradatta . Duryodhana turns back. Arjuna wavers. but was at last killed himself. Bhima attacks elephant division. Vasudeva. Kritavarman. Bhagadatta attacks Arjuna. fourth lies in sleep for 1000 years). Kills Salya's younger brother. Sakuni uses illusions. Vrihadvala. Almost whole army routed. Abhimanyu causes Duhsasana to faint and be carried off. Krishna receives it and neutralises it . In consequence of boon. Bad omens. Abhimanyu takes Vrindaka. Overview of Drona crushing most divisions. Battle rages. Duryodhana's brother Bhimaraths kills Salwa. slays son of Asmaka. Bhagadatta on huge elephant destroying men: King of Dasarnas. asks how Drona was slain. Slays Lakshmana (son of Duryodhana). Karna struggling against Abhimanyu. Karna flees. Returns for Bhagadatta. Dhritarashtra laments. asked by Duryodhana. Asks about battle. recommends Drona as new leader. Arjuna returns again against Trigartas. Kundavedhin. Krishna turns Arjuna towards Bhagadatta. Kills Sudhanwan. Arjuna foregoes an opportunity to slay him. Drona accepts. Rally to battle. Arjuna slays elephant and Bhagadatta. Kaikeyas. Dhrishtadyumna protecting King. Rest of Pandava army come in. Fighting concentrates round Drona. Jayadratha battles with 4 Pandavas. Battle begins. Yugandhara. Arjuna saves the day. Night approaches. Bhagadatta hurls Vaishnava weapon at Arjuna. maiming Susarman. Continues slaughter. rules of Kosala (Vrihadvala). Abhimanyu excells. Sanjaya relates Abhimanyu was slain that day. Bhima and Salya battle with mace. Karna. Chedis. Srinjayas: Dridhasena. Kuru's start to turn. Panchalas. Partha promises to protect Yudhishthira.
Noon. Mandhatri (fed from fingers of Indra). Duryodhana reassures Jayadratha. King Paurava. Regaining senses. Discuss battle. Arjuna moves forward as fight gets tough. Vyasa comes. Yudhishthira asks about death. King Rama (Dasaratha's son). Yayati. Subhadra laments. He takes up a sword on the ground. Fight with Drona. Arjuna returns and laments. Arjuna swears to kill Jayadratha next day. In sleep Arjuna and Krishna go to Bhava for Pasupata. rules of Magadhas. Satyaki and Drona fight. King Dilipa. Arjuna makes ready for battle . Arjuna checks advancing enemy. (13) Drona forms battle array. Battle. Jayadratha seeks to leave. Fire subsides. Vyasa relates story of Switya. car are cut. still avoiding Drona. All the Mlecchas. but woman death is born . Bhoja prince Martikavata.XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII Slays 6 of Karna's counsellors. Slays Vinda and Anuvinda. steeds. Then revives his son. Sasavindu. Bharata. also broken. Duhsasana attacks. With mace slays Kalikeya. Narada has comforted Srinjaya. Duhsasana goes to Drona for protection. Siva comes to Brahma who is destroying creatures. Arjuna receives weapon. Duryodhana comes to Drona for advice. Krishna cautions Arjuna. Welcome Krishna. Krishna comforts Subhadra. Satrunjaya. Arjuna reiterates promise. Story ends. Yudhishthira grieves for Abhimanyu.goes to South quarter. Chandraketu. Jackals and Rakshasas to the corpses. Arjuna stupefied by a lance. Krishna predicts Jayadratha's death. Arjuna advances and battles with Durmarshana division. Sanjaya explains to Dhritarashtra that he is to blame. Boon from Brahma . Rantideva. asks re battle next day. Krishna meditates on battle next day. Suvarchas. Niyatayus and Dirghayus. . Suryobhasa. Recitation of King Akampana and advice from Narada. Drona goes again after Yudhishthira. Creates lake for drink. Amvarisha. Sthanu begs Brahma let creatures live. Restless night. Death practices austerities. On Drona's advice Abhimanyu's bow.she does not take creatures. Kurus take counsel. Aswaketu. King Bhagiratha (Ganga and salvation of ancestors Kapila cursed). Vyasa completes story to Yudhishthira. Arjuna passing swiftly through enemy. but Buhsasan hits on head and kills him with mace. Slays Srutayudha and Sudakshina. Evening. Sleepless night. King Sivi. but is dissuaded by Duryodhana. Dhritarashtra reflects how situation developed. is routed. Satyaki checks Drona. Dhrishtadyumna briefly fights with Drona in Drona's chariot. Rama (son of Jamadagni). they destroy themselves. (No text) (No text) King Suhotra related by Narada. Gaya.auspicious omens around. Horses rest. gives Duryodhana armour for fighting Arjuna. Narada and Parvata. Drona v Pandavas headed by Dhrishtadyumna. Mahamegha. Yudhishthira rises. slays Srutayus and Achyutayus. Prithu (Milking of earth).
Satyaki beats. Duryodhana approaches. Satyaki stronger. Sahadeva kills Niramitra. Pandavas comes into battle after Satyaki. Arjuna notes Satyaki approaching. Drona rebukes Duhsasana. Drona slays Vrihatkshatra. News brought to Yudhishthira.XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX Horses rested. Drona battles with Yudhishthira. Battle with six protectors of Jayadratha. Drona kills Viraketu. Yudhishthira sends Bhima after Arjuna and Satyaki. Reach Arjuna. Bhima refrains from battle for Arjuna's vow. Arjuna rebukes Karna. Arjuna routes Kripa and Aswatthaman. Satyaki turns back. vanquishes Durmukha. Dhrishtaketu (Chedi ruler). maiming Kritavarman. Dhrishtaketu slays Viradhanwan. Karna fights with Arjuna. Arjuna recognises impenetrable armour. Vrihatkshatra slays Kshemadhurti. Very fierce battle between Bhima and Karna. Satyaki about to be defeated by Bhurisravas. Slays Jalasandha. Somadatta gets boon that his son will strike down Sini's descendant. Krishna falsely causes sun to set. Karna repeatedly beaten. but slays not. Set off again for Jayadratha. Joyful. Durjaya slain. Slays thousands of Mlecchas on the way. Wishes to give up life. Fierce battle. Tales of descent how. son of Dhrishtaketu. Seven more sons fall. Bhima slays Durmarshana. Praise Krishna. Bhima battles Rakshasa Alamvusha and routes him. Duryodhana laments to Drona. including Chitrasena and Vikarna for whom Bhima grieves (31 sons of Dhritarashtra now slain). Chekitana stopped. More of Dhritarashtra's sons slain. Standards of both sides. Arjuna cuts off head of Jayadratha and send it onto lap of father (Vriddhakshatra) whose head then cracked into 100 pieces. Karna finally flees. Duhsana. leaving him carless and retreating. checking Duryodhana. Battle with Kritavarman. Vows to slay Karna's son. Yudhishthira is relieved to hear shouts from Arjuna and Bhima. Dhrishtadyumna encounters Drona. Jaya. Durmada. Battle between Bhima and Karna continues. Waiting for sunset. Yudhishthira still sends him off. Durdhara. Durmukha slain. Duhsasana (Bhima's vow). . Moral argument. Reach Jayadratha. Bhurisravas takes ascetic vow. then grieves. Finally destroys Duryodhana's car. Neither winning. Bhima briefly checked by Karna. sends him back to Satyaki. Yudhishthira sends Satyaki (Yuyudhana) to aid Arjuna. Kshatradharman (Dhrishtadyumna's son). Drona and Duryodhana decide to aid Jayadratha. Satyaki rises and beheads him. Satyaki draws Yudhishthira's attention to his protection as ordered by Arjuna. Satyaki fights with Duhsasana and stone throwers. Sikhandin swoons. Karna rebukes Bhima close at hand. Duryodhana challenges Arjuna. Satyaki sets off towards Arjuna. Satyaki slays Alamvusha. Battle against troops coming from behind. Arjuna cuts off Bhurisravas' arm. Aswatthaman cuts off his once-only penetrating arrows. Karna and Bhima battle on. Karna almost vanquished. steeds. Karna and Satyaki battle. Slays Sudarsana on way to Arjuna. at Devakis swayamvara. slaying Duryodhana's brothers. Breaks through ranks of Drona and Kritavarman Dhritarashtra laments. Checks Drona. Bhima sets off. Karna flees when Arjuna approaches. Night. Ghatotkacha finally dashes Alamvusha to death. Closing on Jayadratha.
Bhima v Karna. Karna says Drona blameless. Drona and Aswatthaman have angry words with Karna. Drupada. enters Yoga. Explains to Arjuna that Karna may now be slain. Nakula fights Duryodhana. Moment of silence in battle. Karna. Drona slays Virata. Krishna advises Yudhishthira against fighting Drona. Ghatotkacha slain by Karna's once-only dart. Karna and Duryodhana talk. Krishna rejoices. Aswatthaman stays. Sotrunjaya. Drona's celestial weapons depart. Jayarata. Prishdhra. Ghatotkacha also falls. Bhima used fists to slay prince of Kalinga's. at midnight. Karna and Arjuna battle. Satyaki slays Somadatta. Matsyas. Advised by Krishna Yudhishthira lies. but is slain by Ghatotkacha. Ghatotkacha using illusion against Karna. Bhima struggles against Alayudha. Sets off to battle at night. Drona arrays ready for battle. friend of Vaka. Ghatotkacha fights Aswatthaman. Dhrishtadyumna fights fiercly with him hima tells Drona Aswatthaman is dead. Satrunjaya. and argues with Kripa who rebukes him. Arjuna. Krishna organises troops. Drona and Yudhishthira battle. Srutayus. Satyaki slays Bhuru (Sini's grandson). Drona told. 5 brothers of Sakuni. Dushkarna. Virata and ruler of Madras battle. Kurus winning. Sakuni. Kritavarman vanquishes Yudhishthira. as he used Brahma weapon indiscriminantly. Slain by Dhrishtadyumna and (seen by 5 only) ascends by stellar path. and brother Dhruva. (No text) Duryodhana fights with childhood friend Satyaki. Drona slays sons of Dhrishtadyumna. slays his son Anjanaparvan. Arjuna routes Alamvusha. Drumasena slain. Krishna explains might of Jarasandha. to Brahma region (85 years old). Aswatthaman battles Ghatotkacha and Dhrishtadyumna. Aswatthaman angry. Praise of Aswatthaman. Ghatotkacha sent against raging Karna. Ghatotkacha slays Alayudha. Nakula's son bits Chitrasena. Fierce battle in the night. Alamvusha is sent by Duryodhana. Aswatthaman is restrained from attacking Karna. assail Drona. Jayanika. His car descends to earth. Kripa maims Sikhandin. Kurus surround Satyaki. Bhima leads Dhrishtadyumna against Drona. Nakula beats Sakuni. Kurus flee. Tired armies. Panchalas. Duhsasana fights Prativindhya. invokes Narayana weapon. Arjuna routes opposition. Slay Valhika. An elephant called Aswattaman is killed. Pandavas triumphing. Somadatta battles Satyaki. Bhima vanquishes Duryodhana. Rakshasa Alayudha. Yudhishthira against Karna. Duryodhana fighting fiercely.CL CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI CLXVII CLXVIII CLXIX CLXX CLXXI CLXXII CLXXIII CLXXIV CLXXV CLXXVI CLXXVII CLXXVIII CLXXIX CLXXX CLXXXI CLXXXII CLXXXIII CLXXXIV CLXXXV CLXXXVI CLXXXVII CLXXXVIII CLXXXIX CXC CXCI CXCII CXCIII CXCIV CXCV CXCVI Drona replies. Aswatthaman battles Ghatotkacha. Bhima and Satyaki battle Somadatta. Sakuni. 10 sons of Kuntibhoja. Krips tells of Drona's deceitful death. Nishada (deprived of thumb. (15) Before dawn fighting begins. Drupada maimed by Vrishasena (Karna's son). Arjuna and Drona battle equally. Drona's son slays Drupada's son Suratha. Aswatthaman battling victoriously. Durmada. Bhima arrives. Chandrasena. Drona becomes cheerless. Withdraw from Aswatthaman. Jaya. Fierce battle. Sivi. Sleep on fields. Headed by Dhrishtadyumna. Sahadeva beaten and scolded by Karna. Drona asks Yudhishthira re his son. . Valanika. Karna driven to Kripa's car. Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra discuss misuse of dart. ruler of Chedis) and how special means needed to slay them. as Kuru army completely routed. 10 sons of Dhritarashtra. ordained to kill Dhrishtadyumna. Arjuna v Duryodhana. Aswatthaman restrains Duryodhana from fighting Arjuna. comes to slay Bhima. Rishis begging Drona to stop. Drona lays down weapons. plus Chedis. Troops light lamps on all cars. Karna boasts. Pandavas rebegin battle. Karna and Drona create havoc. Satanika is slain. Vyasa tells Yudhishthira he will be king in 5 days. Satachandra. Duryodhana anxious. call troops back from fight. Drona still grinding Panchalas.
Battles with Bhima. Arjuna slays Dandadhara and Danda. Bhima and son of Panchala king justify and argue case with Arjuna. Summary of Kuru deaths thus far. on whom Agneya weapon is counteracted by Brahma weapon. Karna summarises Arjuna's superiority and inferiority as he prepares to battle with him. Dhritarashtra swoons. Arjuna slays Satrunjaya. but finally slain. Karna bragging. Karna vanquishes Nakula. Noon. Duryodhana. Prativindhya slays Chitra. Sanjaya explains how Karna was made Generalissimo. Narayana weapon used by Aswatthaman. Arjuna slays Samsaptakas. with difficulty. Chitravarman. Hero's fighting. Arjuna approaches. Satyaki restrained from fighting Dhrishtadyumna. Bhima slays Kshemadhurti. Praise Salya. Weapon pacified (cannot be used twice). Dhritarashtra laments Karna's death. Night and armies retire.CXCVII CXCVIII CXCIX CC CCI CCII CCIII Arjuna angrily points deceit and lie out to Yudhishthira. Nakula and Sahadeva slay Angas force. Sahadeva vanquishes Dussasana. Satyaki slays Kaikaya princes Vinda and Anuvinda. Aswatthaman slays Pandya. convinces Salya to be Karna's driver. (16) Sunrise. Arjuna and Aswatthaman. Sunset. Summary of Kuru's still alive. Salys angers him with reply. Susruta's son. Chandradeva. Array for battle. Battle. Salya provokes him. comparing him with conduct of Madraka woman. Troops withdraw. All do so except Bhima who receives it on his head. Duryodhana relates story of battle with Asuras and Daityas. Srutakarman slays Chitrasena. Abuses him. Summary of Pandava deaths thus far. Aswatthaman runs from battle. Vyasa explains with names and feats of Siva (note: one name is Sankara). Sankara destroys 3 cities of wicked Asuras. Aswatthaman retreats to Karna's force. He agrees to hold reins for Karna. Bhima v Aswatthaman. Karna brags. Next story of how Rama (son of Jamadagni) got his weapons. Satyasena. who is lamenting. Karna in battle. Evenly matched. Dhrishtadyumna justifies. Kripa routes Dhrishtadyumna. Aswatthaman vanquishes Dhrishtadyumna. Arjuna notices it is not he who is taking lives. (ditto) Karna installed as general by Duryodhana. Satyaki angry with Dhrishtadyumna. Arjuna v Aswatthaman. Satyaki comes to rescue. Slay Sudarsana. Bhima rescued. . - VOLUME VIII I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL - KARNA PARVA Vaisampayana gives summary of Karna's death after 2 days. Karna replies angrily. Krishna tells that it is baffled by drowing down weapons. Back to battle. Kritavarman routes Sikhandin. into Vyasa who explains origin of Krishna. Battle against Karna. but be allowed to talk as he likes (promise made to Yudhishthira to demoralise Karna). Salys and Karna set off. Grandsire (Brahma) drives the chariot. Yudhishthira vanquishes Duryodhana. Sanjaya and Dhritarashtra.
Suvarchasas. Yudhishthira asks how Arjuna vanquished Karna in battle. Karna brags. Dussasana drops Bhima briefly. Battle between Arjuna and Karna. Karna slays Chandradeva and Dandadhara. Karna vanquishes Sikhandin. Yudhishthira maims Karna. Alolupa. Sahadeva and Nukula take Yudhishthira to his bed after Karna severely maimed him. Krips slays prince of Kulindas. Chitra. Dundadhara. Arjuna slays Samsaptakas. . Senavindu. Krishna and Arjuna approach Karna. Vrishasena v Nakula. Arjuna slays Yudhishthira and himself with harsh words. Tapana.Karna knocked senseless. Bhima comes against Karna . Uttamaujas slays Karnas son Sushema. Bhima made carless. Salya addresses Karna. Two sides comes together. Dussasana v Dhrishtadyumna. Battle. Karna speaks of Vahika people and their base behaviour. with Sudarkshina. Kurus routed. Sikhandin rescues from Kripa by Suketu. Bhima slays about 20 of Duryodhana's brothers. Reveals curses on him from Rama. then Kama. Aswatthaman vows to slay Dhrishtadyumna. Fights Karna again. Rochamana. who is slain. Aswatthaman begs Duryodhana for peace. Yudhamanyu slays Chitrasena (Karna's son). Arjuna regains confidence. Nakula driven back by Vrishasena. Saha.XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX Salya tells story of crow and swan. Resolved and forgiven. Yudhishthira retreats. fall. Karna slays Bhanudeva. Bhima slays Dussasana and quaffs his blood. Yudhishthira replies angrily. Ulaka v Sahadeva. Arjuna routes Aswatthaman. Salys turns Karna to save Duryodhana from Bhima. Bhima slays Bhanusena (son of Karna). Arjuna joins Bhima in battle. Karna destroying Pandavas. Arjuna routes Kurus from Bhima. Arjuna comes to Yudhishthira. Arjuna says he will go for Karna immediately. Aswatthaman triumphs for a while over Arjuna. Bhima defeats Sakuni. Arjuna makes to slay Yudhishthira. Krishna stops him and instructs him in morality. Sikhandin slays Prasena (Kama's son). Surasena. Salya vows to slay Arjuna if Karna fails. slays a son of Dhrishtadyumna. Bhima slays Nishada prince. Krishna reaches suitable compromise for Arjuna. After fierce encounter. Kavachin. Kurus routed. Jishnukarman. Krishna relates parts of battle to Arjuna. Celestial weapons. Krishna cautions Arjuna re Karna's prowess. when carless. Dhunurgraha. All creatures take sides. Arjuna slays Vrishasena (Karna's son). (17) Krishna summarises battle for Arjuna. Arjuna saves Dhrishtadyumna from Aswatthaman. Pasin. Wordy battle goes on until Duryodhana intervenes. Karna cuts off Yudhishthira's armour. Vatavega. Battle. Story of Valaka and Kausika. Yudhishthira retreats after fight with Karna. Arjuna battles Samsaptakas. Karna slays Visoka. Bhima left in charge of army. Vows to slay Karna. Yudhishthira rebukes Aswatthaman for battling as as Brahmana. Arjuna surveys battle on way to Yudhishthira. Karna slays Jishnu. Other Kulindas killed. held by Karna. Karna sends Krips and Kritavarman to weaken Arjuna. and a Brahmana which will cause wheel of car to sink into earth. slays army with celestial weapons. Salabha. Karna rebukes Salys harshly. Chitrasena. Battle recommences. Devapi. Arjuna goes to see Yudhishthira. Shanda. Battle. Chitrayudha. Kuru hero's Nishangin. Battle starts. Sighaketu. Karna battles with celestial weapons. Karna touches and abuses him. Karna and his sons in battle. Hari. Bhima vanquishes Duryodhana. Ugrakarman.
Duryodhana rallies army . Duryodhana retreats. Duryodhana fights alone. Bhima slays (Duryodhana's brothers) Durmarshana. Kripa. Karna fights on. and Duryodhana who enters a lake. Salya and Bhima. Yudhishthira slays younger brother of Salya. Karna is wounded. Summary of remaining troops. Duryodhana rises from lake and prepares to fight. wants peace. Krishna's brother). Bhima attacks. Bhima makes ready to fight. Dhritarashtra laments blaming destiny. Duryodhana still resolved to fight. Ladies wail. Arjuna slays Satyakarman. Asks for story to be continued. Krishna rebukes him. Wounds Arjuna. Ravi. Battle rages. who kills Suratha. Karna will not shoot snake twice. Arjuna slays Karna with Anjalika weapon whilst trying to free wheel. Kuru leaders return to camp. slays Chekitana. All Kurus slain. Balarama. Bhurivala. as site Udapana. Evening. Yuyutsu also goes to Hastinapura. Arjuna kills snake. . Jayatsena. Kala tells Karna his end is near. Sushena (Karna's sons). Visits field of battle. Story of Trita in hole. Satyaki and Salya fight. Srutarvan (after some fight). Kritavarman vanquished. Dhritarashtra sad. Kurus being destroyed. but counters Arjuna's weapons. Kripa tries to dissuade Duryodhana. Sanjaya who is released by Vaisa. Yudhishthira slays Chandrasena and Drumasena (wheel protectors of Salya). Huntsmen reveal Duryodhana's whereabouts to Bhima. Sujata. Kurus retreating. Krishna asks Yudhishthira to slay Salya (Madras ruler). Duryodhana and Sudarsa only two unslain. Satyeshu. Earth seemed to rise with affection to take Salya's body. Madrakas rush to avenge death of Salya.Sakuni recalls words of Vidura. Yudhishthira prepares to attack Salya. Duryodhana rallies them. troops of Duryodhana rally. rushes against Yudhishthira who slays Salya with a dart. he begs Arjuna to stay while he frees it. except Aswatthaman. Battle. Satyasena. Dushpradharsha. Durvimochana. carless. Durvishaha. causes Duryodhana to retire for day. Karna's wheel sinks into the earth. Jaitra. Susarman. kills Salya's driver. (18) Go to battle.repeat of XCIII. Rama comes to watch (viz. Salwa and elephant prince is slain after forceful attack. Night. Salya steedless. Kripa takes Salya away. Krishna rebukes Yudhishthira's rash words to Duryodhana. Satyaki slays Kshemakirti.XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI Arjuna v Karna. Arjuna and Krishna return to camp. Duryodhana attacks. Salys describes scene. Srutanta. Bhima causes Duryodhana to faint. Light goes from Karna to the sun. Sakuni attacks from behind. Arjuna goes into battle. but Krishna causes car to sink to only Arjuna's diadem is destroyed. Nakula slays Chitrasena. Kritavarman rallies troops. Janamejaya asks re Valarama's pilgrimage to Saraswati and sacred fords. Though forbidden by Duryodhana. Kritavarman. Death of most of troops. Daksha's curse of phthisis on Soma (Waxing and waning of moon). Yudhishthira told. Fierce battle. Both fall at same time. Duryodhana tries to rally routed troops. Arjuna v Aswatthaman. Bhima slays 21. Kurus depressed. Sahadeva kills Salya's son. Bhima slays Sudarsana. fights Kritavarman (son of Hridika). Salya holds Pandavas at bay. Salya agrees. VOLUME IX I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI - SALYA PARVA Summary of rest of battle. Salya asked to be Generalissimo. Sahadeva slays Ulaka . Mace battle. Sahadeva slays Sakuni. Kuru's routed. Sanjaya taken by Satyaki. Yudhishthira summons Duryodhana from lake. Snake Aswasena enters Karna's quiver.000 soldiers. Salya attacks.
Aswatthaman. O Sanjaya. and is struck down. Skanda battles and destroys Daityas. Balarama angry. Aswatthaman offers his body to Siva. decides to attack Pandavas in camp. Take Kuru's camp. Bhima takes many blows. Draupadi resolves to practice Praya until gem on Aswatthaman's head is brought to her. Installation of Varuna as Lord of Waters (in a former Kalpa). Aswatthaman careers throughout camp. Companions (all warriors) given to Kartikeya. or by abstaining from food with senses awake. Sutasoma. Yudhishthira indifferent. Mankanka and vegetable juice flowing from his wound. Finally breaks both of Duryodhana's thinghs.. Srutakirti (5 sons of Draupadi). Dhrishtadyumna's car driver relates carnage to Yudhishthira. Is reprimanded by Yudhishthira. Bhima and Nakula set off. Pandavas and Satyaki leave camp for night. Krips and Kritavarman stand at gate and take those who flee. my heart is made of adamant. Kripa. He enters Aswatthaman's body.XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV Through Tirthas . Krishna goes to Hastinapura and pacifies Ghandari and Dhritarashtra. Prativindya. How Vaka almost destroyed Dhritarashtra's kingdom. King Duryodhana moans to Sanjaya. Kripa against. being held intact only by power of Krishna. praises Duryodhana. God explains Pandavas time is over. Kripa advises going to Dhritarashtra and Vidura. Duryodhana dies. Mahadara is struck on thigh by head of Rakshasa cut off by Rama (of Dasaratha). Daughter of Kuni-Ganga lives till old age before 1 night of marriage.a His son Saraswat teaches Brahman's for 12 years during time of drought. Sikhandin. Curses Bhima. Indra's Tirtha. Why Saraswati twists in one spot. go to heaven. Aswatthaman now installed as Generalissimo. Devapi and Viswamitra acquired status of Brahman's."The Corsair"). Kritavarman in forest resting after sunset. Gifts given to Kartikeya.. they go to Samantapanchaka (on Kuru plain) for battle. Satanika. Names of Mothers there (Kartikeya=Kumara=Skanda).". Yudhamanyu. relate their carnage. Cleansing of river when flowing blood for Rakshasas. . Slays Dhrishtadyumna without a weapon. Viswamitra and Vasishtha. VOLUME X I II III IV V VI VII VIII - SAUPTIKA PARVA IX X XI "Without doubt. Aswatthaman. Three go to Duryodhana. (Quote from Byron . Krishna notes that Bhima must fight unfairly to win. All Gods come to Generalissimo ceremony. Aswatthaman states his resolution. Fierce creatures follow. Kripa. Bhima reminds Duryodhana of his evil deeds.Garga (astronomer) mentioned. Cautioned by Rudra. He immidiately goes to witness Bhima and Duryodhana. Aswatthaman sees owl attack sleeping crows. Dadhicha gives up bones to Indra. On Balarama's advice. Seed of Maheswara grows to strong son. At next Tirtha Narada appears and relates battle to Balarama.those that die in battle. Bhima kicks Duryodhana in the head. Sruvavati becomes spouse of Sakra. slaying all. Seven Saraswatis. since it breaks not into a thousand fragments even after hearing . Indra freed from sin of Brahmanicide. How Sindhudwipa. Uttamanjas. Srutakarman. At gates Aswatthaman encounter large being on whom his weapons are useless. As they leave Duryodhana censures Krishna. Kuru tilling soil of Kurukshetra . Set fire to camp. Arjuna's car reduced to Ashes. Kripa promises to fight in morning. Agni and Bhrigu's curse. Jaigishavy and Devala. Kritavarman come to Duryodhana. Four types of ascetics living on corn. but he and Kritavarman follow Aswatthaman when he goes. Battle.
Analogy of chariot. Arjuna's daughter-in-laws son. Vidura on ties of the world. Sees Duryodhana and laments.Edited by Foxit Reader Copyright(C) by Foxit Software Company. 660 million and 20 thousand men died. Gandhari sees Bhurisravas. Dhritarashtra mounts car . Gandhari sees hero's. Once Aswatthaman begged discus from Krishna in order to slay him. All go to Ganges and perform water rite. Kripi with Drona. One billion. Gem is brought to Draupadi. How Karna obtained weapons. Split and go their ways. on grief and death. . including Salya. 24. Krishna scolds Dhritarashtra. who starts his powerful celestial weapon. Explains how Rudra was gratified by Aswatthaman. Encounter 3 Kurus returning. Vidura on birth. throws weapon into wombs of Pandava women. suffering and death of all creatures. Arjuna shoots neutralising weapon. Vidura comforts Dhritarashtra.ladies from house follow.2005-2008 For Evaluation Only. Pandavas grieve for their brother Karna. will die but be reborn and rule the kingdom. Aswatthaman sentenced to 3000 years lonely wandering with pus and blood stench. Yudhishthira addresses Narada re Karna. Burn the dead. and was cursed for killing a Brahmana's cow.165 escaped. Gandhari. Reach Aswatthaman. Aswatthaman cannot. and how Aswatthaman was aided. drinking honey on verge of death. Arjuna withdraws weapon. Parikshit. I II III Karna parasurama IV Pandavas comes to Kuru city. Vyasa and Narada appear. Gandhari beholds Karna on ground. Narada relates purpose of Karna's birth. Vyasa cautions Gandhari against cursing Pandavas. Gandhari beholds Abhimanyu's wife weeping. and to himself die in 36 years time in wilderness. to sees his own kinsmen die. Story of Bhramana on brink of pit. Duryodhana abducts a maiden from her swayamvara. Grief of Dhritarashtra is finally appeased. Offers up his gem. (ditto) seeing each son in turn. Vidura speaks on curing grief. VOLUME XI I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII - STREE PARVA Sanjaya comforts Dhritarashtra. Explanation of similes from Vidura. Vyasa explains battle was ordained by the gods. Whilst Rama is sleeping on lap of Karna. Sakuni. Sanjaya returns to Dhritarashtra . Bhima questioned by Gandhari. Ladies wailing. Gandhari continues lamenting. worm bores into Karna's thigh. Gandhari beholds battlefield with divine site. VOLUME XII (Part I) SHANTI PARVA 2534. Worm is released from curse: Asura Dansa from Krita age. Dhritarashtra in rage crushes an iron statue of Bhima. Rama then knows Karna to be a Kshatriya as Brahmana could not stand the pain.insite removed. Krishna explains Rudra. Gandhari finally curses Krishna. Her wrath causes a sore on Yudhishthira's toe. XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII Krishna warns of danger from Aswatthaman. Karna cursed to lose Brahma weapon when he most needs it. Meet with Pandavas.
Purushartha . They set out. Yudhishthira comes to Krishna. Brahmana's use sound Hun to slay Rakshasa Charvaka who wishes evil on Yudhishthira. Go to Kurukshetra plane. States he will go into the woods. V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII Karna beats Jarasandha in single combat. Bhishma starts discourse on kingly duties. Devasthana speaks. They however. Treta=Renunciation and Lordship. Clean and unclean foods (Brahmana does not eat cow. End of day. Krishna meditating on Bhishma who is thinking of him. Draupadi speaks. Appoints duties to brothers. Sahadeva speaks. Vyasa speaks of events as course of time. Krishna enters his soul. Krishna gives Bhishma boon to speak without pain. How to becomes cleansed of sin: men and women. Rama's birth from Jamadagni. Gives away wealth for those slain. Tale of Sakra and rahmana's trying to live life of mendicant. fear of next world. Krishna comes to Bhishma (56 days for Bhishma . life. Night. Narada falls in love. and restored to life. Yudhishthira says Arjuna incapable of understanding. property. Next day Yudhishthira comes to Bhishma. Dwapara=Prosperity and fame). Yudhishthira is installed on the throne.2005-2008 For Evaluation Only. More on kingly duties. Vyasa recites story of King Sudyumna. Yudhishthira curses Kunti and women to keep no secret in future. Yudhishthira talks further of life of a mendicant. Kings . Four types of ways of punishing people (censure/society. Arjuna relates story of Videha ruler scolded by Queen. Yudhishthira asks re Rama slaying Kshatriyas. More on kingly duties. Grief. and curse from Parvata. Vayasa again speaks. Devasthana encourages Yudhishthira to sacrifice. Vyasa on acts incurring sin. Yudhishthira speaks to Arjuna re wealth. Yudhishthira replies stating their attachment to wealth. Arjuna speaks. Yudhishthira advised to go to Bhishma. Arjuna speaks of upholding rod of chastisement. Joy grief. Nakula talks re domesticity as highest mode of life. hard work). Krishna and Yudhishthira make ready to go to him. Vyasa on acts incurring sin. Princes retire to respective palaces for night. that occupy an intermediary place suffer misery. etc. milk). Yudhishthira grieves to Arjuna. Krishna explains Charvaka's boon in Krita age. Vyasa quotes Senajit on happiness and misery. Yama's rod. Arjuna speaks of wealth.remove possessions. Gave away ear-rings.Edited by Foxit Reader Copyright(C) by Foxit Software Company. Vyasa speaks further on duty of king. Sankha and Likhita. Six things all should avoid. history of Hayagriva. Bhima speaks re mental and physical health. Bhishma adores Krishna. fatigue. Yudhishthira praises Krishna (Yugas Krita=Virtue and Knowledge. Destroying of Kshatriyas. Yudhishthira approaches Bhishma with permission to question. Janaka questions Asma. to Yudhishthira re rod of chastisement. Krishna asks Bhishma to discourse on morality. They that are highly stupid and they that are masters of their souls enjoy happiness here. Yudhishthirs rails more grief. Vyasa speaks sternly back to him. Narada relates story of Srinjaya's son killed. Arjuna discounts his words. Krishna relates to Yudhishthira story of Narada relating to Srinjaya death of many great kings.his knowledge will go with him). companions like travellors in an inn.
First is crowning a king. Consolidation of kingdom. Rakshasa tried to take King of Kaikeyas. Bhishma describes duties of Sudra. King Mandhatri asks Indra for sight of Vishnu. Yudhishthira asks of ordinary persons. Story of rishi transorming dog-leopard-tiger. Attendant of king. Kings and 4 ages. Preceptor. Truth and falsehood.Edited by Foxit Reader Copyright(C) by Foxit Software Company. Conciliation with powerful foe. Brief summary of how king should protect his subjects.. Four modes of life (for Brahmanas). Finally cursed back to a dog. . To elephant. Vaisya. How a king takes taxes from kingdom. Narada and Krishna on winning hearts of friends and foes. Priest appointed by a king: relationship of Brahmana to Kshatriya. Behaviour of king . How king conducts himslef with servants.. employed in arraying army. who was fully observant of duties.2005-2008 For Evaluation Only. United with Janaka. (ditto) (ditto) Kshatriya duties in battle. Vrihaspati inspires Vasumanas. Camel with long neck. Duties to Father. Discourse from Indra on Kshatriya duties . . What a conquoring king should take. Duties of a kingdom. Duties of the four orders. lion. How men should act. Yudhishthira from that moment rules according to teaching. Special duties of a king. Story of Tiger and Jackal.non-trustfulness. Yudhishthira asks how to rule a kingdom with ministers and servants. Cane in river as analogy of coping with a powerful foe. from science of chastisement handed down (and abridged) from Brahman. 36 virtues. Omens of success. how to regain kingdom by weakening enemy via treasury. Kshemadarsin and Kalakavrikshiya on renunciation and happiness. King of Kosala.foremost of all castes. Aila and Kasyapa on Kshatriya-Brahmana relationship. or . Mother. Life in forest. Sacrifice of Kshatriyas in battle. and Kshatriya. Mandhatri and Utathya on righteousness and duty of king. courtiers and consultations. LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII Next day. Death in battle is meritous. Yudhishthira asks re acquisition of merit. Janaka showed troops heaven and hell. Breakdown of duties of the orders. How disunion arises between King and Aristocracy. Kalakavrikshiya and the crow.. Kings Muchukunda and Vaisravana. Yudhishthira questions further on kingly duties. superiority over others. How to cope with abusers. Brahmanas not engaged in duty. Science of chastisement. Origin of Rajan.. City in which king shourl recide. on how a king is a god. Sarabha. Disposition of troops. Four kinds of friends of a king. king. Brahmana rights. Vamadeva to King Vasumanas on kingly behavious. Agreeableness of speech. Utathya further on kingly duties. Vrihaspati to Indra on coping with mild and strong enemies. Two kinds of wisdom. Priests at sacrifices.
Malevolent people. lust. pleasure and their proper measures. Kayavya the robber. King Viradyumna arrives hoping to find his son. Arjuna. Behaviour of a king as Yuga lapses into unrighteousness. Yudhishthira for emancipation. wealth and pleasure. Injury between friends. Duty when attacked by unrighteous king. Trust: Brahmadatta and Pujani bird whose daughter was killed by Brahmadatta's son. 13 kinds of foes: wrath. precious metals. wife. pleasure: Vidura . contemplation. Hostility 1) woman (Krishna and Sisupala) 2) Land (Kurus and Pandavas) 3) harsh words (Drona and Drupada) 4) Natural incompatibility (cat and mouse) 5) injury (bird and king). Friends and story of Gautama among robbers. abstention from injury. Secondary: houses. compassion. Story of cat and mouse.wealth. Return for night. fortitude. Summary of kingly duties. dignity. Productive of merit. Reply from creation of universe . Sahadeva. Nakula asks about sword and the superiority of weapons. Truth. fear. Nakula . 13 kinds of truth: impartiality.both ascend to heaven. Prahlada grants boon of righteous behaviour to Indra: Righteousness. root of misery. Natural friends: knowledge.abstention from food being highest kind. Penance . Janamejaya asks for help. unkindness. Story of wicked fowler and pigeon. Story of procrastinating Sakula fish. Good deeds.Desire. Virtue. Ignorance. tendancy to do evil. Salmali drops its branches in shame before wind approaches. Salmali boasts against god of wind to Narada. Sumitra hunting deer. Foremeost of weapons. Bharadwaja and Satrunjaya. self-control. Leaves when addressed by an old friend. How sin proceeds from covetousness. Bhima . Enters fire as food for fowler. pride. Filling of treasury at such times. Might. Instructed and cleansed of sins by Indrota. courage.virtue. Prosperity. Virtue. Slenderness of hope. cleverness. Chastisement and Morality.drought at fall of Treta to Dwapara age. sorrow.CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX CL CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI CLXVII CLXVIII Duties towards servants. strength. profit. Deer has escaped. Morality should be tied back to sense and reason. renunciation. She pigeon also enters fire . goodness. Duty of king with depleted treasury and kingdom. Teaching of Vasuhoma re chastisement. . friends. Merit of one who cherishes a suppliant that craves protection. Kshatriya taking wealth. Story of Viswamitra and Chandala's dog meat . Kshatriya should maintain duty. endurance. Comes to ascetic asylum. relation to covetousness. jealousy. incapacity to bear good. modesty. Discourse between Salmali and Pavana (Narada).dead person restored to life. Fault in self-control is regarded as weak by men. slander. Captured pigeon addresses her husband. wealth. Wind states it will blow over Salmali. Morality. Fowler also attains heaven. Lord pigeon offers homage to fowler. land. Action when in worst of circumstances. Sins and their expiation. Hope. Yudhishthira asks his brothers re virtue. Vulture and jackal . Janamejaya (of yore) reproved by Indrota for Brahmanicide. loss of judgement. The wife. forgiveness. How light-hearted person copes with powerful foe. patience. Bhishma relates Dhritarashtra instructing Duryodhana in virtuous behaviour.sword used by Rudra against the Danavas. envy. malice. Son returned to Viradyumna. Fowler repents his ways.
soft. thick. passion. Crane send him to city of Rakshasa king. (Part II) CLXXIV CLXXV CLXXVI CLXXVII CLXXVIII CLXXIX CLXXX CLXXXI CLXXXII CLXXXIII CLXXXIV King Senajit receives counselling dispelling his grief. disagreeable. Receives food and gifts from sacrifice. Bharadwaja asks re when life goes when elements part. death. Touch (11) warm. Misery and happiness. Trees have five senses. attachment to senses. dry.moon used as allegory. Krishna. Returns to crane. Story of reciter and Ikshavaku. Truth. CLXXXV CLXXXVI CLXXXVII CLXXXVIII CLXXXIX CXC CXCI CXCII CXCIII CXCIV CXCV CXCVI CXCVII CXCVIII CXCIX CC CCI CCII CCIII CCIV CCV CCVI CCVII CCVIII CCIX CCX CCXI CCXII CCXIII CCXIV CCXV CCXVI CCXVII CCXVIII CCXIX CCXX CCXXI CCXXII . balck. far-going. water. Kills crane for food. Scent (9) agreeable. Manu on space. Knowledge of soul leading to emancipation. Names of great Gods and Rishis. reddish. Form (16) short. mild. Soul . and how it is eventually abandoned from Brahma (reciters). Life existing after the body falls. Yudhishthira asks re happiness and self-restraint. wind arose. agreeable. soul. Kasyapa addressed by Jackal (Indra) on reasons not to give up life. Manu to Vrihaspati on knowledge and fruits of acts. indifferent. Elements. Soul as separate from mind. Qualities of soul (purity. yellow. Hell for reciters who fail. Deep moral argument. sacrifices. Different ages. 5 elements. Four classes . darkness. understanding. Bharadwaja gets description from Bhrigu on creation of universe. Forest recluses. soft. True emancipation. Conduct. white. Words of Sampaka on superiority of renunciation over wealth and sovereignity. Breaths arise from this. darkness) and transmigration after death. Crow and Palmyra fruit. How earth. pungent. Fire and wind inside head. round. Supreme. Prahlada to Sakra on fruits of good and bad acts. Life of controlled action. Is recaptured by Rakshasa king. Both attain Brahma.CLXIX CLXX CLXXI CLXXII CLXXIII Comes to rest as a guest of Rakshasa king. eg of casting eyes on women. burning. Dreams arising from mind unconnected with tired senses. Taste (6) sweet. sour. smooth. Panchasikha speaks on emancipation and renunciation. Woman as Prakriti. light. men as souls. Purity. disagreeable. hard. Four modes of life. terrible. bright. vegetarian. Comparison of other heavenly regions as hell compared with Supreme. Soul separate from rest of elements. restrained senses. Women should not be persued. Acts of the four classes. Brahmana to Prahlada on freedom from grief. fire. King Janadeva lectured by Panchasikha on the soul. with Time. Gautama returns home cursed. Manki on freedom from desire and thirst for wealth. tall. astringent. 4-cornered. red. and incarnation as bear. Janaka and Yayati on tranquility of soul. cut up into pieces. Manu continues on sorrow. Sound (7) seven notes. Transmigration of soul. and proper duties. sweet. Speech of Medhavin on passing time. Creation of universe. Both returned to life. Their functions. Duct Manovaha. varied. oily. Meditation. Being free from passion. indifferent. Fasting. bitter. passion. Disciple of Kasyapa instructed in Atman. Eaten by none. 9 great elements. heavy. pungent. cold. Emancipation. Those who live to the north. Yoga meditation. How wisdom and felicity is obtained. saltish. Mrityu. Bhrigu and Bharadwaja's discourse ends. blue.of Brahmanas who fell away from truth. Yama and desire and wrath.
Indra questions Vali now in form of an ass. Sthanu begs Grandsire to stop. referencing different ages. Forgiveness. Prana. Position of mind. . Those conversent with knowledge. Basic elements. Goat = Agni. Faith. Manas. Chitta. understanding. Brahmacharya mode of life. Yama. Vali tells Indra of his acts. Desire. hence absence from rebirth. Beholding Soul. Sheep = Varuna. Knowledge and duties in different yugas. cupidity. Non-attachment to sense objects. Taludhara on morality . Time the highest ruler. Four modes of life all have same end. activities. Briefly Adhyatma . Indra and vanquished Vali on superiority of time. Jaigishavya to Asita on path to attaining Brahma. Vasudeva explains virtues of Narada. Brahman. 5 elements. Yudhishthira asks re death. Description of sould as a bird with explanation (gold = chit. Eight goddesses with Sree: Jaya and Hope. not to brag. body to a city. Kratu. non-injury of creatures.CCXXIII CCXXIV CCXXV CCXXVI CCXXVII CCXXVIII CCXXIX CCXXX CCXXXI CCXXXII CCXXXIII CCXXXIV CCXXXV CCXXXVI CCXXXVII CCXXXVIII CCXXXIX CCXL CCXLI CCXLII CCXLIII CCXLIV CCXLV CCXLVI CCXLVII CCXLVIII CCXLIX CCL CCLI CCLII CCLIII CCLIV CCLV CCLVI CCLVII CCLVIII CCLIX CCLX CCLXI CCLXII CCLXIII CCLXIV CCLXV CCLXVI CCLXVII CCLXVIII CCLXIX CCLXX CCLXXI CCLXXII Example of monarch divested of presperity. Cow/calf = Soma). Men take a long time to reflect on acts: Gautama's son Chirakarin.5 action. Soul. Victory. Discourse on duties of emancipation. Contentment.elements. Duties. mind. Sacrifices. Soul standing apart from objects. Profit. Jajali rears birds on his head. Acts. 5 breaths. Vyasa instructs Suka on acts to follow . 5 knowledge. How a Brahmana should act. Vyasa speaks on third and fourth modes of life.do nothering wrong. duties in different ages. Death (Lady) comes forth from Brahman. Advancement. Suka asks whether acts should be done or abandoned. Lengths of time explained. Withdrawal at end of yuga. Faith. Intelligence. particularly of householder. Buddhi. Four modes of life of Brahmacharin. Jajali and Tuladhara on righteousness. Analogy of desire to a tree. Avidya. How Sree left Asuras when they became engaged in sinful behaviour. born of egg = belongs to Universe. to whom Narada related story (in Krita age). feathered = limbs presided on by deities. Improper killing of animals at sacrifices. Kings awarding punishment without execution.crossing river of life. Brahma finally directs that Death despatch Desire and Wrath against all creatures. Highest duty . fear. Syumarasmi to Kapila on sacrifice and duties of householder and yogin. Women are blameless (eg in adultry men only are stained).avoid desire. Horse = Surya. Suka asks what knowledge leads to Brahma. Yudhishthira asks re sacrifices that are only for virtue. Soul. 27 usual topics of philosophical discourse . within egg = in own heart. Adhyatma . Bhishma speaks on attributes of each element. sleep. Life of a householder. Bhishma relates story of Anukampaka. Chandramas. Vyasa to Suka on time and creation.topics on soul. Yudhishthirs speaks on righteousness. wrath.against slavery and cruelty to animals (All creatures have Surya. for Indra and Narada. Death practices austerities. Stages of a Yogin. Righteousness . Goddess of Prosperity leaves Vali for Indra. Pleasure. wings = absence of attachment plus joy and gladness). Namuchi to Purandara (Sakra) on bearing up sorrow and calamity. Story of Brahmana and cloud Kundadhara to explain how virtue is best of Religion. Earth = Virat. Grandsire of Universe burning it in fire.
Fruits of scriptures. Vasishtha. emancipation. Yoga . righteousness. 16 portions of Jiva. indestructable. Apsaras. Janamejaya questions more closely on how Mahadeva broke up sacrifice of Daksha. Adhyatma . Sulabha comes to Janaka to show him path of Emancipation. Length of different parts of creation. Narada on practice by one who doubts and does not know scriptures. trees. humanity. 8 elements called Prakriti. Birth of Suka. Death in battle. Jiva which realises supreme Brahma. 25 of Mahat-Soul. Behaviour of life of mendicant. Fall of men from righteousness through Asuras. Usanas to Vritra after Vritra's fall from power.discussion on understanding (female pronoun).CCLXXIII CCLXXIV CCLXXV CCLXXVI CCLXXVII CCLXXVIII CCLXXIX CCLXXX CCLXXXI CCLXXXII CCLXXXIII CCLXXXIV CCLXXXV CCLXXXVI CCLXXXVII CCLXXXVIII CCLXXXIX CCXC CCXCI CCXCII CCXCIII CCXCIV CCXCV CCXCVI CCXCVII CCXCVIII CCXCIX CCC CCCI Duties leading to sin. Yajnavalkya to King Daivarati on creation: numbers and elements of creation. How the Universe is retracted. Adhidaidaivatum. Indication of how long one has to live. Fourth part given to fire. Path as soul traverses hell. Abhibhuta. Acts. (ditto) Gifts. Adhyatma. Path of emancipation. Gunas.. Daksha fully praises Mahadeva. Acts bearing fruits in next life.. Four original races (Angiras. Gunas. Story of Usanas with angry Rudra. Bhrigu). Take 4th mode of life. Regions Jiva goes after death. Suka receives veda's. Swan and Sadhyas on truth. 16 modifications = 24. 10 properties of Sattva . Janaka compares Male and Female to Purusha and Prakriti. Attachment to wealth pertaining to the battle. Cleansing of sin of Brahmanicide from Indra. Vyasa to Suka and 25 years old. Parasara to Janaka on righteous acts.. Sanatkumara discourses on path of Jiva.. Samanga to Narada on freedom from sorrow and fear. Diet of yogins. water. Parasara to Janaka on path to emancipation. Arishtanemi to Sagara on attributes to avoid attachment. Prakriti and Purusha. Yajnavalkya explains how ge got his knowledge. Penances as pertaining to householder. Each caste doing respective duties. freeing from debts. body acquired in new birth. Course of time and death. Akshara = unity. Yogin practice and Sankhya philosophy. wandering. emancipation. then back to men.ways of practising breathing exercises. Narada and Asita-Devala on primal elements and creation. Difference between Prakriti and Purusha. . renunciation. to seek a teacher to find emancipation. Battle between Sakra and asura Vritra. Long talk. Difference between Sankhya and Yoga system. etc. Kshara = variety. deities. How Fever originated from Mahadeva. Kasyapa. Importance of distinguishing Purusha and Prakriti. 1 property of Sattva. Vasishtha on soul identifying. Panchasikha to Janaka on decreptitude and death. Emancipation or identification. Sage Vasishtha to King Karala on deteriorating and undeteriorating in the universe. Six hues. Also asks is there any recollection of previous lives after death. Purusha = 25th. Yudhishthira asks when his round of births will end. Vyasa's son. as opposed to identification with Prakriti. Vasishtha finishes with discussion of 25th and emancipation. through . Pandavas destined for Gods. King Vasuman instructed to withdraw mind from desire and pursue righteousness. (Part III) CCCII CCCIII CCCIV CCCV CCCVI CCCVII CCCVIII CCCIX CCCX CCCXI CCCXII CCCXIII CCCXIV CCCXV CCCXVI CCCXVII CCCXVIII CCCXIX CCCXX CCCXXI CCCXXII CCCXXIII CCCXXIV CCCXXV Yudhishthira asks re Sankhya system.
Yudhishthira asks who is the highest god to be worshipped. Creation of universe. 10 stages of life (old age > 48). Paila. Guest leaves. . Narada to Indra.waits in forest. Vaisampayana. Suka becomes emancipated. Brahmana departs resolving to follow Unccha vow. man with knowledge capable of living unattached in the world. Yudhishthira asks who is superior . a great Naga. First asks re Naga pulling Surya's wheel. Narada on dispelling sorrow. place of Brahman and Vishnu. Angry at not seeing Narayana. Agni and Shoma. Wife relates Brahmana's purpose. Appeased with story of pilgrims searching (Rome?). Names of Krishna (Krishna to Arjuna) with meanings.Narayana is above Brahman. Narada sees the Lord Narayana. Discuss renunciation all night. and final emancipation. Creation of veda's . Suka assumes position of Yoga. and necessity of first 3 modes of life.CCCXXVI CCCXXVII CCCXXVIII CCCXXIX CCCXXX CCCXXXI CCCXXXII CCCXXXIII CCCXXXIV CCCXXXV CCCXXXVI CCCXXXVII CCCXXXVIII CCCXXXIX CCCXL CCCXLI CCCXLII CCCXLIII CCCXLIV CCCXLV CCCXLVI CCCXLVII CCCXLVIII CCCXLIX CCCL CCCLI CCCLII CCCLIII CCCLIV CCCLV CCCLVI CCCLVII CCCLVIII CCCLIX CCCLX CCCLXI CCCLXII CCCLXIII CCCLXIV Suka comes to palace of King Janaka. Asks Padmanabha re jiva-soul. Jaimini. Mrityu. Narada concludes on inevitability of death. serpent. Janamejaya asks re one or many Purusha's. Starts journey. Narayana describes how he is born through the ages. Naga chief returns. stories of Sakra and Vishnu. Previous birth of Vyasa. Saunaka continues with Narada returned after seeing Self.regard this passage highly. Brahmana abstains from food during his wait. Brahma explains the one supreme Purusha. Answer re being entering Surya in former times (like a comet?). Kala. Wife recites duties of different modes of life. Janamejaya proceeding with horse sacrifice. Seven winds. Naga chief sets off to see him. Creation of Pitris from mud off tusks of boar (Vishnu). Four types of worshippers and the best. Advised to go to Padma. The object is a Brahmana attaining to heaven. Vyasa and Suka bade to recite veda's. Sauti to Saunaka on why Narayana took form of equine head. Narada devoted to Narayana. Vyasa answers 5 disciples (Sumanta. comforted by Siva. Yudhishthira asks Bhishma what is foremost duties of those in modes of life. Janamejaya asks Vaisampayana on devoted souls to Narayana. Suka). Saunaka completes relating story of Narayana. Narada goes on pilgramage to "White Island". Brahmana arrived at house to find lord was away . Story from Krita age of Nara and Narayana. Vyasa and Suka dwell together on mountainside. Vyasa grieves. Suka asks Janaka about emancipation. Narada relates story of Brahmana asking guest re highest duty of man. King Uparichara falls from heaven.put into care of Vrihaspati. Continues relating Vaisampayana to Janamejaya after same question. The Suta concludes this bid of story to Saunaka . dwells on Himavat with them. Gautami on who responsible for evil acts. Saunaka asks Sauti to describe how Narayana is doer and enjoyer of sacrifices. Rudra asks Brahman this question. King Uparichara sacrifices. VOLUME XIII - ANUSASANA PARVA (Part I) I Fowler. Suka sets his heart on emancipation. Narada recites words of Sanatkumara to Suka. Reply referring to Gita. Yudhishthira consoled in respect of instrument in battle. Rudra's battle with Nara and Narayana. Karma.
4 of speech. but wife is protected.boons from Gadhi. More on who owns sons. Narada to Vasudeva on those whose conduct is worshipped. intermixing of orders. giving away of daughters. Bhishma visited by many rishi's. Goddess of prosperity residing/avoiding certain men and women. Indra tries to deter Matanga. Yudhishthira asks how one may gain status of Brahmana.Devasarman asks Vipula to protect his wife from Indra. more affection for children. suitability of Brahmana's at funerals. Vasudeva hymns (at length) various names/forms of Mahadeva. Number of wives taken by each order. Birth of Viswamitra related . Vasudeva obtained sight of Mahadeva. 10 action). Yudhishthira asks on foremost of places to visit. and adherance to duties. rites. Upamanyu completes description of Rishi Tandi adoring Mahadeva. to Sudarsana. Giving of gifts. Earth to Vasudeva on worship of Brahmana's. Indra comes calling. No duties for lower orders. then Krishna also. Yudhishthira asks re duties of each and union of marriage.II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV History from Ikshwaku down. Worship of Brahmanas foremost of kingly duties. or misappropriating from Brahmanas. Bhishma states how highly he regards the Brahmanas. Marriage. 3 mind. Krishna starts on long description of how he obtained a son by adoring Mahadeva. Bhishma agrees women embodiment of sin. Yudhishthira asks how Viswamitra rose from Kshatriya to Brahmana. Krishna obtains boons. Mixing of castes giving 15 lower orders. Relieved of sins. Destiny and exertion. Rishi to Brahmana of Sila vow . Protection . Apsara Panchachuda to Narada on disposition and faults of women. Story of hawk. High born should not give instruction to low caste's. Yudhishthira asks why men associate with women. Matanga finally takes boon . Fruit of god and evil acts.she was sent to test hime. King Bhangaswana turned into a woman for punishment by Indra. What a man should do to pleasantly pass this life and hereafter (avoid 3 acts of body. Length of time in each caste. Suka (parrot) and tree to illustrate devotion and compassion. Story of Ashtavakra asking Vadanya for his daughter. How King Vitahavya obtained Brahmana status with words of Bhrigu. destined to be a great Brahmana. Obtains Vadanya's daughter. Bhishma concludes men should enjoy society of women with reluctance and free from attachment. pigeon and Vrishadarbha on merits of protection.allowed a Brahmana to enjoy his wife. (Part II) XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII XLIX Samvara (an Asura) instructs Sakra on conduct to Brahmana's. Krishna asked re names of Mahadeva. Conquoring of Mrityu by observing householder duties . Last words on treatment of Brahmanas. sharing on wealth to offspring from each wife. but trees exchanged so that although born in Kshatriya race. and so on. Lady is Brahmacharyya . Daksha on care and protection of women. Vyasa to Bhishma on acts equivalent to Brahmanicide. Only high-souled can protect women. Ashtavakra holds true . Jackal and Ape who fell from not making gifts. . Inheritance of wealth by daughters. Told to go up North: spends time with Kuvera and Apsaras (named).visit Ganga. also with lady in palace who approaches him for sex.cannot attain Brahmana status. Discourse between Yudhishthira and Bhishma on honouring Brahmana's with gifts. Angiras to Gautama on sacred Tirthas in which to bathe. Rishis recite to Yudhishthira how they were each freed from sin by worshipping Mahadeva. Righteous giving of gifts. Vipula hears that he has severely digressed. dowers. unrestrainable. Woman derive more pleasure than men through sexual intercourse. Story of she-ass and Matanga.desires to marry Rishi.
to Brahmana's. gold. Story of Jamadagni. Bought for cow. mistreating Rishis. water.Yama on gifts of kine. Chyavana and Kausika. Tale of Nrigra giving away kine. Ghee. about to annihilate the sun. Nahusha as leader of gods. Making the gift of earth. . Yudhishthira asks re worship of ancestors. Giving to Brahmana who do and do not solicit. gems. Length of time and merits of fasts. Bhishma on gifts of water. Different regions attainable after death. Offerings to Pitris and length of time they last. Nahusha hurled down as a snake when he struck Agastya on the head with his foot. Curses by Rishis and Indra when Agastya has his lotus stalks stolen. Chyavana dragged up with fish. Chyavana explains he has been trying to extract wrath. Behaviour of brothers to each other. Narada to Bhishma on giving of food. Manu and suvana on gifts of flowers and light. Optional Sraddha's. as lizard in well after death. Surya gives Jamadagni umbrellas and sandals for protection from heat. Lineage to birth of Rama from Jamadagni. and how to give away Kine. Merits attached to vows. Vasishtha to Daudasa on Kine. Gold is essence of fire and Soma. Gifts and sacrifices. Agastya and Bhrigu plot against him. Uddalaka. Kine desired to save the worlds. Yudhishthira asks about gold.L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII XCIII XCIV XCV XCVI XCVII XCVIII XCIX C CI CII CIII CIV CV CVI CVII Compassion for others. Kausika subjected to all sorts of pains by Chyavana. Sri. Goddess of Prosperity. Kausika gets boon of Brahmana grandson. Sinful and sanctifying Brahmana's and giving of gifts. Giving of gifts. eg Brahmacharya. Yudhishthira asks re umbrellas and sandals. etc. Grandsire to Sakra on regions attained by giving kine. Kausika makes it through trails set by Chyavana. and Nachiketa in Yama's abode . Merits of fasts as equal to sacrifice. and prophesy of fallout between Kshatriya's and Brahmana's. Sesame seeds (sacrifices for acts bearing fruit). Punishment for killing cows. More on merit. gift of land. wife Renuka. whilst practising penances. Indra instructed by Brahman on kine. Fasting as a penance. Actions which both lengthen and shorten ones life. Merit from planting trees and building ponds. Narada to Devaki on what gifts be given under which conditions. Bhishma conquors Yudhishthira's disgust at leading householders mode of life. resides in dung of kine. Creation of Kapila cow from Daksha. History of birth of gold for destruction of Asura Taraka. kine. light. End for those hwo take property of Brahmanas. Food and drink given together. Yama to Brahmana on gifts of sesame seeds. Fire should also be honoured alongst with Pitri's. Story of Rishi's not accepting gifts from unrighteous people even when hungry. Grandsire answers Sakra. Skanda slew Asura Taraka. Vasudeva instructed in way of the householder. Rites from Atri of first Sraddha explained. Yudhishthira asks re Rama's birth (of Jamadagni). Nimi performing Sradda for his son. Fasting as highest penance. Vyasa to Suka on worship of kine. Gift of Kine.
Uma questions her husband Mahadeva. Krishna praises Mahadeva. Eternal reward. viz. in worship of Krishna. fear. Vayu on certain observances. Knowledge and penances. Yudhishthira asks re Bhishma's fruit from worshipping Brahmana's. gifts. for destroying sins. Bhishma is clouded . profit. and how they rise and fall between lives. Maitreya on gifts of food. Yudhishthira asks about highest authority: scriptures or direct perception. Course from righteousness and unrighteousness. acts from past. How Brahmana's expiate their sins from improper taking of food. Maheswara on kindness to Kine. Lomasa on certain observances. Recitation of names of Gods and Rishis. attachment to life. which to hell. Bhishma relates story of Krishna burning a mountain top. Ascends back to heaven. pity). Acts and sacrifices gratifying Vishnu. Uma asks about duties of forest recluses. Indra and Vishnu finish discussion on religion and duty. Worship of Brahmanas. free choice. Replies to question on religion. Beauty and disposition . Vrihaspati relates highest good for humans. Duties of good and chaste women. esp of householder. Pitris explain high acts and merits associated with certain rights. Bhishma to Yudhishthira on abstention from meat. Uma asks further what acts lead to heaven. Fruits from sacrifices. Pramathas explain how they are kept away (ghostly wanderers). duty. Mahadeva recites glory of Krishna. Uma now asked to speak on the duty of women. Bhishma recites the 1000 names of Krishna.names of gods to parts of body. Feats of Atri and Chyavana.praises Krishna and asks him to answer. compassion. Arjuna acknowledges greatness of Brahmana's. attaining wealth. Completion of address Sankara and Uma. End of those who follow righteousness. Spouse of Vasishtha speaks. Worm and Vyasa on fear of death. Discourse on fortune. Vrihaspati relates to Yudhishthira on life after death and lives in hell. Finally attains to Brahman region. More on merits from the deities. Religion of compassion: example is abstention from meat. Pandavas take leave of Bhishma. Krishna relates who Durvasa is (god Mahadeva). penances. Duties of men. Merits of abstention from cruelty and meat. Brahmana concilliates with Rakshasa. Yudhishthira asks about the four orders accepting food. . Four orders. Renuka sent to question elephants upholding the world on religion and duty. Vyasa and Maitreya on knowledge. Arjuna counselled by the Wind god for not worshipping Brahmana's. Story of Pavana and Arjuna (not the Pandava). God of wind recites feats of great Brahmanas. Feats of Agastya and Vasishtha. Five types of gift (merit. Bhishma explains the Savitri Mantras.comes to Vyasa. Rewards for worshipping Brahmanas. Krishna speaks on rishi Durvasa residing in his house. Worm reborn as Kshatriya . Bhishma relates names of great householders attaining heaven through charity. Righteousness. Concilliation and gift.CVIII CIX CX CXI CXII CXIII CXIV CXV CXVI CXVII CXVIII CXIX CXX CXXI CXXII CXXIII CXXIV CXXV CXXVI CXXVII CXXVIII CXXIX CXXX CXXXI CXXXII CXXXIII CXXXIV CXXXV CXXXVI CXXXVII CXXXVIII CXXXIX CXL CXLI CXLII CXLIII CXLIV CXLV CXLVI CXLVII CXLVIII CXLIX CL CLI CLII CLIII CLIV CLV CLVI CLVII CLVIII CLIX CLX CLXI CLXII CLXIII CLXIV CLXV CLXVI Merit of sacred Tirtha (bathing in ones own soul).
Yudhishthira must obtain this gold. their objects and presiding deity's. Rishi's instructed by Brahman. etc. How Jiva enters a body. lassitude. Yudhishthira consoled. Bhishma dies. Krishna tells Yudhishthira to overcome the battle in his mind. skin. Envy of Indra for Marutta. wife his understanding). unable to ascertain what belongs to him (no idea of meum). mind. delusion (darkness). Indra gratified. but Marutta refuses them. Kasyapa asks for explanation as to how Jiva obtains and leaves the body. Asuras. Brahmana continues on Chaturhotra sacrifice: food reduced. Highest of plants. 7 priests. Krishna completes the story (Brahmana his mind. Counselled by Dhritarashtra. Completion of sacrifice. hatred (passion). King Ambarisha conquors cupidity. Arjuna asks Krishna of the truth told to Arjuna during the battle. Rest of the elements. Krishna asks leave to depart. rulers over different forms. wrath. Life of a recluse. fruits. satisfaction. Analogy of tree. Bhishma was one of the Vasu's. Pitris advise him to perform penances . Mahat as "I am all this". Advice of power of Kama over mind. Spouse of Brahmana asks husband where she repair after death. Narada instructs Marutta to search out Samvarta. Their independence. etc. two birds. Yati and Adhawaryu on sacrifice of a goat. trees. Marutta refused by Vrihaspati to officiate as priest. 5 life breaths. Janaka. Discussion on the 3 qualities in all things. Krishna relates story of Kasyapa meeting emancipated rishi from region of Grandsires.CLXVII CLXVIII Return after period to Bhishma who has been on bed 58 nights.great soul. mind. slays the senses. Counselled by Krishna and Vyasa. Analogy of life with a wheel. universe (Vishnu).Yoga. men. understanding). Krishna relates how Indra destroyed Vritra as he moved Earth-Ether. Arjuna asks Krishna to explain Brahma. deities. Vrihaspati. Krishna finishes by relating emancipation and science of Yoga. Bhishma asks his leave of Krishna. tongue. Qualities of Goodness. "Foes": exultation. cupidity. Answer includes life breaths. Creation of Word and Mind. Qualities of Passion. ear. Difference between Purusha and nature. Duty. fall and rise of a man from darkness. eye. Vyasa scolds Yudhishthira. until final emancipation. leading to emancipation. to Marutta. joy (Goodness). Brahmana to his wife (see XX). procrastination. Ganga consoled. Quality of Darkness. Mahat . Description of world as 7 hermitages. Rama (Jamadagni's son) destroying Kshatriyas. understanding). VOLUME XIV I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX XL XLI XLII XLIII XLIV XLV XLVI XLVII XLVIII - ASWAMEDHA PARVA Yudhishthira falls in grief. Vyasa talks about King Marutta. Samvarta agrees to perform sacrifice. . Indra send Agni. Sakra's body. 7 sorts of fuel (element. None of the 5 life-breaths are superior to each other. Funeral rites performed. Marutta obtains gold from Kuvera. 7 sacrificing priests (nose. etc. Snakes.
Wealth given away in abundance. Arjuna returns. Krishna returns home. Horse sacrifice begins. Krishna then leaves for his home city. Numerous kings come to sacrifice. Death of Abhimanyu discussed. VOLUME XV I II III IV - ASRAMAVASIKA PARVA Treatment of King Dhritarashtra. Dhritarashtra talks to Yudhishthira re going to forest. (ditto) Bhima secretly keeps Dhritarashtra in grief for 15 years. Arjuna goes through the South vanquishing many cities. Gifts made to child. Pandavas return one month later.to retire to woods. who threatens to curse hime for causing death of Kauravas. Krishna summarises the story (Bhishma 10 days. Krishna and Arjuna go to Yudhishthira and Dhritarashtra. Both restored to life. Grandsire answers. Vaisampayana to Janamejaya on sacrifices. being freed from curse. Pandavas also mourn for Abhimanyu. Vyasa advises Dhritarashtra now in old age . Krishna meets Utanka. Krishna explains who he is. and dig up wealth. Krishna returns. . as advised by Vyasa. Yudhishthira prepares to sacrifice. Defeats son of Sakuni (race of Gandharas) after a fierce battle. Utanka granted sight of Krishna. Arjuna follows horse. Only Bhima bears a grudge. Arjuna and son both fall in swoon on earth. but is forced to fight. Ladies ask for dead baby to be revived. Krishna attributes his constant misery to high cheek bones! Sacrifice proceeds. Krishna states the child will live. Arjuna encounters son of Bhagadatta. Karna 2. Analogy with chariot. Utanka obtains ear-rings. forces end to fight. Emancipation. Sakuni). Queen Dussala finally intercpets with Arjuna's grandson. Battles with kings during this time. Krishna comes to Draupadi. Krishna finishes instructing Arjuna. Relation of Nature and Purusha. Meets Saudasa. Arjuna to follow. recollecting Yudhishthiras words not to slaughter indiscriminantly.error with hunter. Utanka clouds. Boon of water granted to Utanka . Mongoose appears at sacrifice with golden head and relates story of hungry Brahmana family giving food to guest. Vyasa precides over ceremony. Son of Sahadeva gives battle and is beaten. Austerities of Utanka. as Parikshit is born from Uttara dead. Drona 5. and agrees to come back to be eaten after having obtained the ear-rings from his wife. Explanation of mongoose as Anger. but defeats the Saindhavas. Vabrwahana (a son of Arjuna) brings out gifts. Preparations for sacrifice: sacrificial ground is prepared. Arjuna fatigued. Sacrifice. Arjuna waits. Yudhishthira sends Pandavas for Marutta's buried wealth.XLIX L LI LII LIII LIV LV LVI LVII LVIII LIX LX LXI LXII LXIII LXIV LXV LXVI LXVII LXVIII LXIX LXX LXXI LXXII LXXIII LXXIV LXXV LXXVI LXXVII LXXVIII LXXIX LXXX LXXXI LXXXII LXXXIII LXXXIV LXXXV LXXXVI LXXXVII LXXXVIII LXXXIX XC XCI XCII Grandsire addressed by Brahmana's on hte conflicting duties. Qualities of elements. Sets off to get celestial ear-rings from King Saudasa. subjugates (does not slay) son of Bhagadatta. All set out and camp near mountains. Arjuna's fall explained as expiation of sin for slaying Bhishma unrighteously. Uttara laments. Presents them to Gautama's wife. losing them temporarily to snake in Naga region. Arjuna in trouble. Salya half. Fight for 3 days. Arjuna fight Trigartas.
whom attribute great battle to destiny. Vasudeva explains situation to Arjuna. Drona Vrihaspati. Two years later Narada comes to Yudhishthira and tells of death of Dhritarashtra. Pandavas try to dissuade her. Janamejaya questions Vaisampayana on how it was possible for dead to reappear in their physical bodies. Dwells with Satayupa. Vasudeva dies during the night. Wealth given to Brahamana's. and the 16.resolved to go. then he will attain to region of Kuvera. Given leave by people. Vyasa allows devoted ladies to join their husbands. Ladies wail as Dhritarashtra departs. Proceeds towards Dhritarashtra. Madira ascend Vasudeva's . Kunti. Kunti speaks . argument breaks out and Satyaki slays Kritavarman. Janamejaya finishes his sacrifice. Kunti and Gandhari in a forest fire.000 ladies of Krishna. Devaki. Dussasan and brothers plus Sikhandin were Rakshasa's. Arjuna sets out with ladies. Dhrishtadyumna from fire. Vyasa promises they will meet the dead. Narada relates that Dhritarashtra has 3 years left. At celebration. Next day Yudhishthira makes gifts to Brahmana's. Bhishma Vasu. Gandhari. Sanjaya points out Pandavas to Brahmana's in the retreat. struck in foot by Jara (a hunter). Yudhishthira assures Vidura of all wealth. Pandavas return to Hastinapura. Dhritarashtra and band spend first night in forest. Dhritarashtra instructs in war and peace. Bhima objects. Abhimanyu Soma. Pandavas set out in large train to visit Dhritarashtra. Kunti talks of her guilt over birth of Karna. Vidura asks Pandavas for wealth to perform Sraddha. Dhritarashtra initiated by Vyasa into forest mode of life. Bhima from Maruts. Dhritarashtra actually burnt from his own sacrificial fire. Rama (Naga) leaves his body and is received back in sea. Vyasa enquires of Dhritarashtra's well-being. As they leave Dwaraka is engulfed by sea. Arjuna is Nara. VOLUME XVI I II III IV V VI VII - MAUSALA PARVA Thirty-six years after battle Yudhishthira notes bad omens. Vyasa summons troops. twins from Aswins. when requested. Vabhra slain by iron mallet of hunter. All happily reconciled. Yudhishthira from Dharma. Satyaki and Krishna's son slain by crowd. Rama and Vasudeva cremated. Vidura dies and enters Yudhishthira's body . Sakuni from Dwapara. except for Krishna and Rama. Gifts given away on behalf of dead sons. Dhritarashtra addresses the Brahmana's. Vyasa wishes to grant Dhritarashtra any boon. Aswatthaman Rudra. then advises Yudishthira in rules of kingship. Hears that Vrishni's all slain by iron bolt. Duryodhana from Kali. Vidura returns to Dhritarashtra. then Krishna slays all with Kusa grass converted into an iron rod. Surya Karna. Vyasa shows Janamejaya his sire Parikshit. Pandu. at night. Kunti resolves to go to woods also.also part of Dharma. Pandavas lament. Pandavas plunged in grief. Bhadra. Rohini. grandsons. Explains origin of: Dhritarashtra from Gandharva king. Talks on Dharma. At daybreak troops leave. (ditto) Yudhishthira gives permission to Dhritarashtra to retire. He returns to his region. Evil omens noted by Krishna and Vrishni's. Funeral rites performed.V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII XXVIII XXIX XXX XXXI XXXII XXXIII XXXIV XXXV XXXVI XXXVII XXXVIII XXXIX Dhritarashtra eats with Pandavas. Daruka sent to fetch Arjuna for protecting Yadu women. Pandavas greet Dhritarashtra. Krishna dies. Arjuna comes to Dwaraka. Due to Brahmana's curse.
Draupadi and a dog leave for forest. qualities of reciter. etc. Vaisampayana finishes by explaining to Janamejaya how a person should hear the story. Yudhishthira and dog left. 1 by man. Vyasa composed 60 lakhs of Mahabharata: 30 held by dieties (Narada). He bathes in celestial Ganga and leaves behind all human grief. born of the fire Blind king of the Bharatas Drupada's fire-born daughter. wife to the 5 Pandavas preceptor at arms to the Kurus King of Panchala Dhritarashtra's only daughter Dhritarashtra's second-born son Dhritarashtra's first-born son . Good people first go through hell. but Yudhishthira refuses to ascend if it means abandoning the dog. Yudhishthira ascends to heaven and enquires after his brothers. Asks after his brothers. Yudhishthira is taken to hell where his brothers are in pain. Yuyutsu as minister. Kripa as preceptor. VOLUME XVIII I II III IV V - SWARGAROHANIKA PARVA VI Yudhishthira sees Duryodhana in heaven. Counciled by Vyasa that Pandava's time is near. Sahadeva (thought himself wise). Astika rescues snakes. Arjuna comes to Vyasa. one of the 5 Pandavas son of a Naga woman and a hermit Krishna's brother legendary Lunar King son of the Wind God. Janamejaya finishes sacrifice.Gandiva runs out of shafts. Arjuna (did not vanquish all foes in one day. Many women taken. with Parikshit on the throne. VOLUME XVII I II III - MAHAPRASTHANIKA PARVA Pandava's. 15 by Pitris (AsitaDevala). Second test of righteousness. Ulupi (Arjuna's wife) goes back to Naga regions. Yudhishthira's Father Drupada's son. Indra's car comes.VIII funeral pyre. bad people first through heaven. celestial weapons do not come. Sauti explains to Janamejaya how each person became reabsorbed (eg Bhishma was Vasu Dau). Yudhishthira passes third test. Arjuna returns to Yudhishthira. as he vowed). Introduced to Pandavas. what should be given away at each Parva. Draupadi drops down (due to her partiality for Arjuna). 14 Yakshas (Suka). All an illusion. Nakula (thought himself beautiful). Dog is Dharma. REFERENCE LIST OF CHARACTERS Amba Ambalika Ambika Arjuna Astika Balarama Bharata Bhima Bhishma Chitraratha Devi Dharma Dhrishtadyumna Dhritarashtra Draupadi Drona Drupada Duhsala Duhsasana Duryodhana eldest Princess of Banaras youngest Princess of Banaras third of the 3 Princesses of Banaras Indra's son. in their celestial forms. Robbers attack women under protection of Arjuna . God of fire compels Arjuna to relinquish Gandiva and quivers. recited by Vaisampayana. Bhima (not attending to others while eating). one of the 5 Pandavas King Santanu's son King of the Gandharvas (heavenly musicians) Shiva's wife God of Justice.
Ganga's husband and Father to Bhishma kinsman to Krishna Vyasa's Mother listener to the story in the forest teller of the story in the forest Narayana's serpent Great God. Bhima's Father Pandu's younger brother King of Matsya the divine poet who composed the Mahabharata God of the Dead eldest Pandava. by the Sun preceptor at archery for the Kurus Kripa's twin sister clan chief of the Yadavas. twin of Sahadeva the first man. Janamejaya's Father Bhishma's Grandfather one of the Pandavas. and the incarnation of the Lord Vishnu kinsman to Krishna Pandu's first wife. heavenly consort of Narayana (Vishnu) Pandu's second wife. destroyer of the Universe Drupada's son. Goddess of Evil God of Love Kunti's first child. originally born a woman (Amba in former life) Krishna's sister Sun God King of the Three Castles.Gandhari Ganga Hanuman Indra Janamejaya Jayadratha Kali Kama Karna Kripa Kripi Krishna Kritavarman Kunti Kuru Lakshmi Madri Maya Nakula Nara Narayana Pandu Parikshit Pratipa Sahadeva Sakuni Salwa Salya Sanjaya Santanu Satyaki Satyavati Saunaka Sauti Sesha Shiva Sikhandin Subhadra Surya Susarman Suyodhana Takshaka Ugrasena Urvasi Uttara Uttarah Vaisampayana Vaishravana Vayu Vidura Virata Vyasa Yama Yudhishthira Yuyutsu Dhritarashtra's queen Goddess of the River Ganges monkey-chief hero of the Ramayana Lord of Heaven (Sakra .sacker of cities) Bharata king ruling when this story is related King of Sindh God of Misfortune. Mother of Nakula and Sahadeva. Arjuna and Karna legendary Bharata king who gave his name to the people and the battlefield Kurukshetra Goddess of good fortune and wealth. uncle of Duryodhana western king. the Spirit of Man Lord Vishnu. sister of Salya an Asura one of the 5 Pandavas. Mother of Parikshit who told the story to Janamejaya God of Wealth God of the Wind. twin of Nakula Gandhari's brother. preserver of the Universe younger brother of Dhritarashtra Arjuna's son. chosen by Amba King of the Madra people Dhritarashtra's charioteer Pratipa's son. an ally of Duryodhana another name for Duryodhana ("Good Fighter") serpent who killed Parikshit Yadava King An Apsara Virata's son Virata's daughter. Dharma's son Dhritarashtra's son by a palace girl . Bhima. Mother of the Yudhishthira.