The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 eBook

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SECTION LXVII

(Sambhava Parva continued)

“Janamejaya said, ’O worshipful one, I wish to hear from thee in detail about the birth, among men, of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, the lions, the tigers, and the other animals, the snakes, the birds, and in fact, of all creatures.  I wish also to hear about the acts and achievements of those, in due order, after they became incarnate in human forms.’

“Vaisampayana said, ’O king of men, I shall first tell thee all about those celestials and Danavas that were born among men—­The first of Danavas, who was known by the name of Viprachitti, became that bull among men, noted as Jarasandha.  And, O king, that son of Diti, who was known as Hiranyakasipu, was known in this world among men as the powerful Sisupala.  He who had been known as Samhlada, the younger brother of Prahlada, became among men the famous Salya, that bull amongst Valhikas.  The spirited Anuhlada who had been the youngest became noted in the world as Dhrishtaketu.  And, O king, that son of Diti who had been known as Sivi became on earth the famous monarch Druma.  And he who was known as the great Asura Vashkala became on earth the great Bhagadatta.  The five great Asuras gifted with great energy, Ayahsira, Aswasira, the spirited Aysanku, Gaganamurdhan, and Vegavat, were all born in the royal line of Kekaya and all became great monarchs.  That other Asura of mighty energy who was known by the name of Ketumat became on earth the monarch Amitaujas of terrible deeds.  That great Asura who was known as Swarbhanu became on earth the monarch Ugrasena of fierce deeds.  That great Asura who was known as Aswa became on earth the monarch Asoka of exceeding energy and invincible in battle.  And, O king, the younger brother of Aswa who was known as Aswapati, a son of Diti, became on earth the mighty monarch Hardikya.  The great and fortunate Asura who was known as Vrishaparvan became noted on earth as king Dirghaprajna.  And, O king, the younger brother of Vrishaparvan who was known by the name of Ajaka became noted on earth as king Salwa.  The powerful and mighty Asura who was known as Aswagriva became noted on earth as king Rochamana.  And, O king, the Asura who was known as Sukshma, endued with great intelligence and whose achievements also were great, became on earth the famous king Vrihadratha.  And that first of Asuras who was known by the name of Tuhunda, became noted on earth as the monarch, Senavindu.  That Asura of great strength who was known as Ishupa became the monarch Nagnajita of famous prowess.  The great Asura who was known as Ekachakra became noted on earth as Pritivindhya.  The great Asura Virupaksha capable of displaying various modes of fight became noted on earth as king Chitravarman.  The first of Danavas, the heroic Hara, who humbled the pride of all foes became on earth the famous and fortunate Suvahu.  The Asura Suhtra of great energy

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