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The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 1,984 pages of information about The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2.
think the Pandavas as already slain, with all their friends and kinsmen, O king, by myself alone.’  Thus addressed by Karna, thy son Duryodhana then said unto his brother Dussasana these words, ’See, O Dussasana, that without delay that all who walk in my train be dressed.’  Having said these words, O monarch, the king addressed Karna, saying, ’Having caused Bhishma, that foremost of men, to consent to this, I will, without delay, come to thee, O chastiser of foes.  After Bhishma will have retired from the fight, thou wilt smite (the foe) in battle’.  Then thy son, O monarch, set out without delay, accompanied by his brothers like He of a hundred sacrifices (accompanied) by the gods.  Then his brother Dussasana caused that tiger among king, endued, besides, with the prowess of a tiger, to mount on his horse.  Graced with bracelets, with diadem on head, and adorned with other ornaments on his arms.  O king, thy son shone brightly as he proceeded along the streets.  Smeared with fragrant sandal-paste of the hue of the Bhandi flower and bright as burnished gold, and clad in clean vestments, and proceeding with the sportive gait of the lion, Duryodhana looked beautiful like the Sun of brilliant radiance in the firmament.  And as that tiger among men proceeded towards the tent of Bhishma, many mighty bowmen, celebrated over the world, followed him behind.  And his brothers also walked in his train, like the celestials walking behind Vasava.  And others, foremost of men, mounted upon steeds, and others again on elephants, O Bharata, and others on cars, surrounded him on all sides.  And many amongst those that wished him well, taking up arms for the protection on his royal self, appeared there in large bodies, like the celestials surrounding Sakra in heaven.  The mighty chief of the Kurus, adored by all the Kauravas, thus proceeded, O king, towards the quarters of the renowned son of Ganga.  Ever followed and surrounded, by his uterine brothers, he proceeded, often raising his right arm, massive and resembling the trunk of an elephant and capable of resisting all foes.  And with that arm of his, he accepted the regards that were paid to him from all sides by by-standers who stood raising towards him their joined hands.  And he heard, as he journeyed, the sweet voices of the natives of diverse realms.  Of great fame, he was eulogised by bards and eulogists.  And in return that great king paid his regards unto them all.  And many high-souled persons stood around him with lighted lamps of gold fed with fragrant oil.  And surrounded with golden lamps, the king looked radiant like the Moon attended by the blazing planets around him.  And (attendants) with head-gears decked with gold, having canes and Jhariharas in hand, softly caused the crowd all around to make way.  The king then, having reached the excellent quarters of Bhishma, alighted from his horse.  And arrived at Bhishma’s presence, that ruler of men saluted Bhishma and then sat himself down on an excellent seat
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