The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 eBook

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“Vaisampayana continued, ’After the sons of Pandu had been married, Hari (Krishna) sent unto them (as presents) various gold ornaments set with pearls and black gems (lapis lazuli).  And Madhava (Krishna) also sent unto them costly robes manufactured in various countries, and many beautiful and soft blankets and hides of great value, and many costly beds and carpets and vehicles.  He also sent them vessels by hundreds, set with gems and diamonds.  And Krishna also gave them female servants by thousands, brought from various countries, and endued with beauty, youth and accomplishments and decked with every ornament.  He also gave them many well-trained elephants brought from the country of Madra, and many excellent horses in costly harness, cars drawn by horses of excellent colours and large teeth.  The slayer of Madhu, of immeasurable soul, also sent them coins of pure gold by crores upon crores in separate heaps.  And Yudhishthira the just, desirous of gratifying Govinda, accepted all those presents with great joy.’”

SECTION CCII

(Viduragamana Parva)

“Vaisampayana said, ’The news was carried unto all the monarchs (who had come to the Self-choice of Draupadi) by their trusted spies that the handsome Draupadi had been united in marriage with the sons of Pandu.  And they were also informed that the illustrious hero who had bent the bow and shot the mark was none else than Arjuna, that foremost of victorious warriors and first of all wielders of the bow and arrows.  And it became known that the mighty warrior who had dashed Salya, the king of Madra, on the ground, and who in wrath had terrified the assembled monarchs by means of the tree (he had uprooted), and who had taken his stand before all foes in perfect fearlessness, was none else than Bhima, that feller of hostile ranks, whose touch alone was sufficient to take the lives out of all foes.  The monarchs, upon being informed that the Pandavas had assumed the guise of peaceful Brahmanas, wondered much.  They even heard that Kunti with all her sons had been burnt to death in the conflagration of the house of lac.  They, therefore, now regarded the Pandavas in the light of persons who had come back from the region of the dead.  And recollecting the cruel scheme contrived by Purochana, they began to say, ‘O, fie on Bhishma, fie on Dhritarashtra of the Kuru race!’

“After the Self-choice was over, all the monarchs (who had come thither), hearing that Draupadi had been united with the Pandavas, set out for their own dominions.  And Duryodhana, hearing that Draupadi had selected the owner of white steeds (Arjuna) as her lord, became greatly depressed.  Accompanied by his brothers, Aswatthaman, his uncle (Sakuni), Karna and Kripa the prince set out with a heavy heart for his capital.  Then Duhsasana, blushing with shame, addressed his brother softly and said, ’If Arjuna had not disguised himself as a Brahmana, he could never

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