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.
on which the Rishis that subsisted on the rays of the sun used to wait upon the sun and the presiding deity of the sun, for that very object they used to wait upon the lord Bhagiratha, that ornament of the three worlds.  When he died, O Srinjaya, who was superior to thee, as regards the four cardinal virtues, and who, superior to thee, was much superior to thy son, thou shouldst not grieve, saying ‘Oh, Swaitya, Oh, Swaitya,’ for the latter who performed no sacrifice and made no sacrificial present.’”

SECTION LXI

“Narada said, ’Dilipa, the son of Havila, too, O Srinjaya, we hear, fell a prey to death.  Brahmanas, vested in knowledge of Truth, devoted to the performance of sacrifices, blessed with children and children’s children and numbering myriads upon myriads, were present at his hundreds of sacrifices.  King Dilipa, having performed various sacrifices, gave away this earth, filled with treasures, unto the Brahmanas.  At the sacrifices of Dilipa, the roads were all made of gold.  The very gods, with Indra at their head used to come to him regarding him as Dharma himself.  The upper and lower rings of his sacrificial stake were made of gold.  Eating his Raga-khandavas, many persons, at his sacrifices, were seen to lie down on the roads.  While battling over the waters, the two wheels of Dilipa’s car never sank in that liquid.  This seemed exceedingly wonderful, and never occured to other kings, Even those that saw king Dilipa, that firm bowman, always truthful in speech and giving away profuse gifts at his sacrifices, succeeded in ascending to heaven.  In the abode of Dilipa, called also Khattanga, these five sounds were always to be heard, viz., the sound of Vedic recitations, the twang of bows, and Drink, Enjoy, and Eat!  When he died, O Srinjaya, who was superior to thee in respect of the four cardinal virtues and who superior to thee, was much superior to thy son, thou shouldst not, saying, ‘Oh, Swaitya, Oh, Swaitya,’ grieve for thy son who performed no sacrifice and made no sacrificial gifts.’"[102]

SECTION LXII

“Narada said, ‘Mandhatri’ the son of Yuvanaswa, O Srinjaya, we hear, fell a prey to death.  That king vanquished the gods, the Asuras and men.  Those celestials, viz., the twin Aswins, brought him out of his father’s womb by a surgical operations.  Once on a time, king Yuvanaswa while chasing the deer in the forest, became very thirsty and his steeds also became exceedingly fatigued.  Beholding a wreath of smoke, the king (directed by it) went to a sacrifice and drank the sacred sacrificial butter that lay scattered there. (The king, thereupon, conceived).  Beholding that Yuvanaswa was quick with child, those best of physicians, viz., the twin Aswins among the celestials, extracted the child from the king’s womb.  Seeing that child of celestial splendour lying on the lap

Copyrights
Project Gutenberg
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook