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Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 2 - Sabha Parva

Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 2 - Sabha Parva

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The Mahabharata is one of the two epics of India, the other being The Ramayana. This book was sourced from www.sacred-texts.com, in a text form which I thought was too cumbersome to read.
Hence I have reformatted and pdfed the same. This should make reading easier.
Whatever I have done is for my pleasure, the real thanks should go to sacredtexts for their commendable efforts.
The Mahabharata is one of the two epics of India, the other being The Ramayana. This book was sourced from www.sacred-texts.com, in a text form which I thought was too cumbersome to read.
Hence I have reformatted and pdfed the same. This should make reading easier.
Whatever I have done is for my pleasure, the real thanks should go to sacredtexts for their commendable efforts.

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Vaisampayana said,--“the ever-victorious Nakula, the son of
Pandu, having reached Hastinapura, formally invited Bhishma
and Dhritarashtra. The elder of the Kuru race with the preceptor
at their head, invited with due ceremonies, came with joyous
hearts to that sacrifice, with Brahmanas walking before them.
And, O hull of the Bharata race, having heard of king
Yudhishthira’s sacrifice, hundreds of other Kshatriyas acquainted
with the nature of the sacrifice, with joyous hearts came there
from various countries, desiring to behold king Yudhishthira the
son of Pandu and his sacrificial mansion, and brought with them
many costly jewels of various kinds. And Dhritarashtra and
Bhishma and Vidura of high intelligence; and all Kaurava
brothers with Duryyodhana at their head; and Suvala the king of
Gandhara and Sakuni endued with great strength; and Achala,
and Vrishaka, and Karna that foremost of all charioteers; and
Salya endued with great might and the strong Valhika; and
Somadatta, and Bhuri of the Kuru race, and Bhurisravas and Sala;
and Aswatthama, Kripa, Drona, and Jayadratha, the ruler of
Sindhu; and Yajnasena with his sons, and Salya that lord of earth
and that great car warrior king Bhagadatta of Pragjyotisha
accompanied by all Mlechcha tribes inhabiting the marshy
regions on the sea-shore; and many mountain kings, and king
Vrihadvala; and Vasudeva the king of the Paundrayas, and the
kings of Vanga and Kalinga; and Akastha and Kuntala and the
kings of the Malavas and the Andhrakas; and the Dravidas and

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the Singhalas and the king of Kashmira, and king Kuntibhoja of
great energy and king Gauravahana, and all the other heroic kings
of Valhika; and Virata with his two sons, and Mavella endued with
great might; and various kings and princes ruling in various
countries; and, O Bharata king Sisupala endued with great energy
and invincible in battle accompanied by his son—all of them came
to the sacrifice of the son of Pandu. And Rama and Aniruddha
and Kanaka and Sarana; and Gada, Pradyumna, Shamva, and
Charudeshna of great energy; and Ulmuka and Nishatha and the
brave Angavaha; and innumerable other Vrishnis—all mighty car-
warriors—came there.

“These and many other kings from the middle country came, O
monarch, to that great Rajasuya sacrifice of the son of Pandu.
And, O king, at the command of king Yudhishthira the just,
mansions were assigned to all those monarchs, that were full of
various kinds of edibles and adorned with tanks and tall trees.
And the son of Dharma worshipped all those illustrious monarchs
as they deserved. Worshipped by the king they retired to
mansions that were assigned to them. Those mansions were
(white and high) like the cliffs of Kailasa, and delightful to behold,
and furnished with every kind of furniture. They were enclosed on
all sides with well-built and high white-washed walls; their
windows were covered with net-works of gold and their interiors
were furnished with rows of pearls, their flights of stairs were easy
of ascent and the floors were all laid over with costly carpets. They
were all hung over with garlands of flowers and perfumed with

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excellent aloes. White as snow or the moon, they looked
extremely handsome even from the distance of a yojana. Their
doors and entrances were set uniformly and were wide enough to
admit a crowd of persons. Adorned with various costly articles
and built with various metals, they looked like peaks of the
Himavat. Having rested a while in those mansions the monarchs
beheld king Yudhishthira the just surrounded by numerous
Sadasyas (sacrificial priests) and ever performing sacrifices
distinguished by large gifts to Brahmanas. That sacrificial
mansion wherein were present the kings and Brahmanas and
great Rishis looked, O king, as handsome as heaven itself crowded
with the gods!”

Thus ends the thirty-fourth section in the Rajasuyika Parva of the
Sabha Parva.

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