A form of Yoga
that is said to consist in the mingling of
some of the air supposed to exist in every animal body. These
airs are five: Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana, and Vyana.
 The 8 Vasus, the
11 Rudras, the 12 Adityas,
Prajapati, and Vashatkara.
 An order of celestials.
 Celestial flowers of much fragrance.
 The ascetic properties are Anima, Laghima, etc.
 The bow of Vishnu, as that of Siva is called Pinaka.
 The words of the text
are Adhana, Pashubandha, Ishti
Mantra, Yajana and Tapa-kriya.
Vaisampayana said, “Thus, O great king, was the sun that purifier of the world, adored (by Yudhishthira). And pleased with the hymn, the maker of day, self-luminous, and blazing like fire showed himself to the son of Pandu. And Vivaswan said, ’Thou shall obtain all that thou desirest. I shall provide thee with food for five and seven years together. And, O king, accept this copper-vessel which I give unto thee. And, O thou of excellent vows, as long as Panchali will hold this vessel, without partaking of its contents fruits and roots and meat and vegetables cooked in thy kitchen, these four kinds of food shall from this day be inexhaustible. And, on the fourteenth year from this, thou shall regain thy kingdom.’”
Vaisampayana continued, “Having said this, the god vanished away. He that, with the desire of obtaining a boon, reciteth this hymn concentrating his mind with ascetic abstraction, obtaineth it from the sun, however difficult of acquisition it may be that he asketh for. And the person, male or female, that reciteth or heareth this hymn day after day, if he or she desireth for a son, obtaineth one, and if riches, obtaineth them, and if learning acquireth