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Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 14 - Aswamedha Parva

Kisari Mohan Ganguli - Mahabharata - Book 14 - Aswamedha 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, “With such speeches as these, was the
royal saint Yudhishthira, bereft of his friends, consoled by
those sages of great ascetic merits. And O monarch, that
lord of men exhorted by the worshipful Viswarasraba
himself, and by Dwaipayana (Vyasa), Krishna Devasthana,
Narada, Bhima, Nakula, Krishna (Draupadi), Sahadeva, and
the sharpwitted Vijaya, as well as by other great men, and
Brahmanas versed in the Sastras, became relieved of all
mental affliction and sorrow arising from the death of his
dear relations. And that monarch Yudhishthira after
performing the obsequial ceremonies of his departed
friends, and honouring the Brahmanas and Devas (gods),
brought the kingdom of the earth with its girdle of oceans,
under his sway. And that prince of Kuru’s race having
regained his kingdom, with a tranquil mind, thus addressed
Vyasa, Narada and the other sages who were present. I have
been comforted by the words of so great, ancient and aged
saints as yourselves, and I have now no cause left for the
least affliction. And likewise, I have attained great wealth,
with which I may worship the gods. Therefore, with your
assistance, I shall now perform the sacrifice, O the best of

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regenerate beings. We have heard that those (Himalayan)
regions are full of wonders. Therefore, O Brahmana, saint
and grandsire do thou so ordain that under thy protection
we may safety reach the Himalaya mountains, the
performance of my sacrifice being entirely within thy
control, and then the adorable celestial saint Narada and
Devasthana have also addressed exquisite and well-meaning
words for our well being. No unlucky man in times of great
tribulation and distress, has ever the good fortune to secure
the services of such preceptors and friends approved by all
virtuous men. Thus addressed by the king, those great
saints, bidding the king and Krishna and Arjuna to repair to
the Himalayan regions, then and there vanished in the
presence of the assembled multitude, and the king, the
lordly son of Dharma, then seated himself there for a while.
And the Pandavas then in consequence of the death of
Bhishma, were engaged in performing his funeral
ceremonies. And their time, while thus engaged, seemed too
long in passing and performing the last rites to the mortal
remains of Bhishma, Karna and other foremost Kauravas,
they gave away large presents to Brahmanas. And then the
foremost descendant of Kuru again performed with
Dhritarashtra the funeral rites (of the heroes slain in battle),
and having given away immense wealth to the Brahmanas,

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the Pandava chief with Dhritarashtra in advance, made this
entry into the city of Hastina Nagar, and consoling his lordly
uncle, possessed of eyes of wisdom, that virtuous prince
continued to administer the earth with his brothers.

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