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Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 454 pages of information about Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1.
Virochana.  Thou art spoken of as swift of speed and the destroyer of darkness, and the possessor of yellow steeds.  He that reverentially adoreth thee on the sixth or the seventh lunar day with humility and tranquillity of mind, obtaineth the grace of Lakshmi.  They that with undivided attention adore and worship thee, are delivered from all dangers, agonies, and afflictions.  And they that hold that thou art everywhere (being the soul of all things) living long, freed from sin and enjoying an immunity from all diseases.  O lord of all food, it behoveth thee to grant food in abundance unto me who am desirous of food even for entertaining all my guests with reverence.  I bow also to all those followers of thine that have taken refuge at thy feet—­Mathara and Aruna and Danda and others, including Asani and Kshuva and the others.  And I bow also to the celestial mothers of all creatures, viz., Kshuva and Maitri and the others of the class.  O, let them deliver me their supplient.’”

    [7] 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.

    [8] The 8 Vasus, the 11 Rudras, the 12 Adityas,
   Prajapati, and Vashatkara.

    [9] An order of celestials.

    [10] Celestial flowers of much fragrance.

    [11] The ascetic properties are Anima, Laghima, etc.

    [12] The bow of Vishnu, as that of Siva is called Pinaka.

    [13] 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

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