The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 eBook

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and preventing with difficulty the Pandavas from following him further on foot, gladly proceeded towards his own city, like Indra going towards Amravati.  Out of the love and affection they bore him, the Pandavas gazed on Krishna as long as he was within sight, and their minds also followed him when he got out of sight.  And Kesava of agreeable person soon disappeared from their sight, unsatiated though their minds were with looking at him.  Those bulls among men, the sons of Pritha, with minds fixed on Govinda, desisted (from following him further) and unwillingly returned to their own city in haste.  And Krishna in his car soon reached Dwaraka followed by that hero Satyaki.  Then Sauri, the son of Devaki, accompanied by his charioteer Daruka reached Dwaraka with the speed of Garuda.”

Vaisampayana continued,—­“Meanwhile king Yudhishthira of unfading glory, accompanied by his brothers and surrounded by friends, entered his excellent capital.  And that tiger among men, dismissing all his relatives, brothers, and sons, sought to make himself happy in the company of Draupadi.  And Kesava also, worshipped by the principal Yadavas including Ugrasena, entered with a happy heart his own excellent city.  And worshipping his old father and his illustrious mother, and saluting (his brother) Valadeva, he of eyes like lotus-petals took his seat.  Embracing Pradyumna, Shamva, Nishatha, Charudeshna, Gada, Aniruddha and Bhanu, and obtaining the leave of all the elderly men, Janardana entered the apartments of Rukmini.”

SECTION III

“Vaisampayana said,—­“Then Maya Danava addressed Arjuna, that foremost of successful warriors, saying,—­’I now go with thy leave, but shall come back soon.  On the north of the Kailasa peak near the mountains of Mainaka, while the Danavas were engaged in a sacrifice on the banks of Vindu lake, I gathered a huge quantity of delightful and variegated vanda (a kind of rough materials) composed of jewels and gems.  This was placed in the mansion of Vrishaparva ever devoted to truth.  If it be yet existing, I shall come back, O Bharata, with it.  I shall then commence the construction of the delightful palace of the Pandavas, which is to be adorned with every kind of gems and celebrated all over the world.  There is also, I think, O thou of the Kuru race, a fierce club placed in the lake Vindu by the King (of the Danavas) after slaughtering therewith all his foes in battle.  Besides being heavy and strong and variegated with golden knobs, it is capable of bearing great weight, and of slaying all foes, and is equal in strength unto an hundred thousand clubs.  It is a fit weapon for Bhima, even as the Gandiva is for thee.  There is also (in that lake) a large conch-shell called Devadatta of loud sound, that came from Varuna.  I shall no doubt give all these to thee.  Having spoken thus unto Partha, the Asura went away in a north-easterly direction.  On the north of Kailasa in the mountains

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