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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.
are said to dwell in heaven.  O hero, one should reside there, O thou foremost of warriors, for a month.  There, O lord of earth, the gods with Brahma at their head, the Rishis, the Siddhas, the Charanas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas and the Nagas, often repair, O Bharata, to the highly sacred Brahmakshetra.  O foremost of warriors, the sins of one that desireth to repair to Kurukshetra even mentally are all destroyed, and he finally goeth into the region of Brahma.  O son of the Kuru race, by repairing to Kurukshetra in a pious frame of mind, one obtaineth the fruit of the Rajasuya and horse sacrifices.  By saluting next the Yaksha called Mankanaka, that mighty gate-keeper (of Kuvera), he obtaineth the fruit of giving away a thousand kine.  O virtuous king, one should next repair to the excellent region of Vishnu, where Hari is always present.  Bathing there and bowing down unto Hari, the Creator of the three worlds, one obtaineth the fruit of the horse-sacrifice and repaireth to the abode of Vishnu.  One should next repair to Pariplava, that tirtha celebrated over the three worlds, and (bathing there), O Bharata, one obtaineth merit that is greater than that of the Agnishtoma and the Atiratra sacrifices.  Repairing next to the tirtha called Prithivi, one obtaineth the fruit of the gift of a thousand kine.  The pilgrim should next, O king, proceed to Shalukini and bathing there in the Dasaswamedha one obtaineth the merit of ten horse-sacrifices.  Proceeding next to Sarpadevi, that excellent tirtha of the Nagas, one obtaineth the merit of the Agnishtoma sacrifice and attaineth to the region of the Nagas.  O virtuous one, one should next proceed to Tarantuka, the gatekeeper, and residing there for one night one obtaineth the merit of giving away a thousand kine.  Proceeding next with subdued senses and regulated diet to Panchananda and bathing in the tirtha there, called Koti, one obtaineth the fruit of the horse-sacrifice.  Proceeding then to the tirtha of the twin Aswins one obtaineth personal beauty.  O virtuous one, one should next proceed to the excellent tirtha called Varaha, where Vishnu formerly stood in the form of a boar.  Bathing there one obtaineth, O foremost of men, the merit of the horse-sacrifice.  One should next, O king, repair to the tirtha called Sama in Jayanti.  Bathing there one obtaineth the merit of Rajasuya sacrifice.  By bathing in Ekahansa, a man obtaineth the merit of giving away a thousand kine.  O king, a pilgrim repairing to Kritasaucha obtaineth the lotus-eyed deity (Vishnu) and perfect purity of soul.  One should next proceed to Munjavata, that spot sacred to the illustrious Sthanu.  Residing there without food for one night, one obtaineth the status called Ganapatya.  There, O king, is the celebrated tirtha called Yakshini.  O king, repairing to that tirtha and bathing
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