The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 eBook

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Vaisampayana said, “Hearing those words of that high-souled one, Bhimasena with a cheerful heart answered Hanuman, saying, ’O foremost of monkeys, I take all this as already performed by thee.  Good happen to thee.  O mighty-armed one!  I ask of thee this,—­be thou well pleased with me.  O powerful one, on thy having become our protector, the Pandavas have found help.  Even by thy prowess shall we conquer all foes.’  Thus addressed, Hanuman said unto Bhimasena, ’From fraternal feeling and affection, I will do good unto thee, by diving into the army of thy foes copiously furnished with arrows and javelins.  And, O highly powerful one, O hero, when thou shall give leonine roars, then shall I with my own, add force to shouts.  Remaining on the flagstaff of Arjuna’s car will I emit fierce shouts that will damp the energy of thy foes.  Thereby ye will slay them easily.’  Having said this unto Pandu’s son, and also pointed him out the way.  Hanuman vanished at that spot.”

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Vaisampayana said, “When that foremost of monkeys had gone away, Bhima, the best of strong men, began to range the huge Gandhamadana along that path.  And he went on, thinking of Hanuman’s body and splendour unrivalled on earth, and also of the greatness and dignity of Dasaratha’s son.  And proceeding in search of the place filled with lotuses of that kind, Bhima beheld romantic woods, and groves, and rivers, and lakes graced with trees bearing blossoms, and flowery woodlands variegated with various flowers.  And, O Bharata, he beheld herds of mad elephants besmeared with mud, resembling masses of pouring clouds.  And that graceful one went on with speed, beholding by the wayside woods wherein there stood with their mates deer of quick glances, holding the grass in their mouths.  And fearless from prowess, Bhimasena, as if invited by the breeze-shaken trees of the forest ever fragrant with flowers, bearing delicate coppery twigs, plunged into the mountainous regions inhabited by buffaloes, bears and leopards.  And on the way, he passed by lotus-lakes haunted by maddened black-bees, having romantic descents and woods, and on account of the presence of lotus-buds, appearing as if they had joined their hands (before Bhima).  And having for his provisions on the journey the words of Draupadi, Bhima went on with speed, his mind and sight fixed on the blooming slopes of the mountain.  And when the sun passed the meridian, he saw in the forest scattered over with deer, a mighty river filled with fresh golden lotuses.  And being crowded with swans and Karandavas, and graced with Chakravakas, the river looked like a garland of fresh lotuses put on by the mountain.  And in that river that one of great strength found the extensive assemblage of Saugandhika lotuses, effulgent as the rising sun, and delightful to behold.  And beholding it, Pandu’s son thought within himself that his object had been gained, and also mentally presented himself before his beloved worn out by exile.”

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