The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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each of lightning effulgence, and not bigger than the thumb.  And on his forehead appeared Brahman, and on his breast Rudra.  And on his arms appeared the regents of the world, and from his mouth issued Agni, the Adityas, the Sadhyas, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Marutas, with Indra, and the Viswedevas.  And myriads of Yakshas, and the Gandharvas, and Rakshasas also, of the same measure and form, issued thence.  And from his two arms issued Sankarshana and Dhananjaya.  And Arjuna stood on his right, bow in hand, and Rama stood on his left, armed with the plough.  And behind him stood Bhima, and Yudhishthira, and the two sons of Madri, and before him were all the Andhakas and the Vrishnis with Pradyumna and other chiefs bearing mighty weapons upraised.  And on his diverse arms were seen the conch, the discus, the mace, the bow called Saranga, the plough, the javelin, the Nandaka, and every other weapon, all shining with effulgence, and upraised for striking.  And from his eyes and nose and ears and every part of his body, issued fierce sparks of fire mixed with smoke.  And from the pores of his body issued sparks of fire like unto the rays of the sun.  And beholding that awful form of the high-souled Kesava, all the kings closed their eyes with affrighted hearts, except Drona, and Bhishma, and Vidura, endued with great intelligence, greatly blessed Sanjaya, and the Rishis, possessed of wealth of asceticism, for the divine Janardana gave unto them this divine sight on the occasion.  And beholding in the (Kuru) court that highly wonderful sight, celestial drums beat (in the sky) and a floral shower fell (upon him).  And the whole Earth trembled (at the time) and the oceans were agitated.  And, O bull of the Bharata’s race, all the denizens of the earth were filled with great wonder.  Then that tiger among men, that chastiser of foes, withdrew that divine and highly wonderful, and extremely varied and auspicious form.  And arm-in-arm with Satyaki on one side and Hridika’s son (Kritavarman) on the other, and obtaining permission of the Rishis, the slayer of Madhu went out.  And during the uproar that then took place, the Rishis, Narada and others vanquished, for repairing to their respective places.  And this also was another wonderful incident that happened.  And seeing that tiger among men leave the court, the Kauravas with all the kings followed him, like the gods following Indra.  Sauri, however, of immeasurable soul, without bestowing a single thought on those that followed him, issued from the court, like a blazing fire mixed with smoke.  And he beheld (at the gate his charioteer) Daruka waiting with his large white car, furnished with rows of tinkling bells, decked with golden ornaments, and endued with great speed, the clatter of whose wheels resounded like the rumbling of the clouds, and which was covered all over with white tiger-skins, and unto which were harnessed his steeds Saivya (and others).  And there also appeared, mounted on his car, that favourite hero of
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