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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 1,319 pages of information about The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4.
becomes cleansed of all sins.  Bathing in the tirtha called Maha-hrada with a purified heart and after observing a fast for one month, one is sure to attain to the end which was the sage Jamadagni’s.  By exposing oneself to heat in the tirtha called Vindhya, a person devoted to truth and endued with compassion for all creatures should then betake himself to austere penances, actuated by humility.  By so doing, he is sure to attain to ascetic success in course of a single month.  Bathing in the Narmada as also in the tirtha known by the name of Surparaka, observing a fast for a full fortnight, one is sure to become in one’s next birth a prince of the royal line.  If one proceeds with restrained senses and a concentrated soul to the tirtha known under the name of Jamvumarga, one is sure to attain to success in course of a single day and night.  By repairing to Chandalikasrama and bathing in the tirtha called Kokamukha, having subsisted for sometime on potherbs alone and worn rags for vestments, one is sure to obtain ten maidens of great beauty for one’s spouses.  One who lives by the side of the tirtha known by the name of Kanya-hrada has never to go to the regions of Yama.  Such a person is sure to ascend to the regions of felicity that belong to the celestials.  One who bathes with restrained senses on the day of the new moon in the tirtha known by the name of Prabhasa, is sure, O thou of mighty arms, of at once attaining to success and immortality.  Bathing in the tirtha known by the name of Ujjanaka which occurs in the retreat of Arshtisena’s son, and next in the tirtha that is situate in the retreat of Pinga, one is sure to be cleansed of all one’s sins.  Observing a fast for three days and bathing in the tirtha known as Kulya and reciting the sacred mantras that go by the name of Aghamarshana, one attains the merit of a horse-sacrifice.  Observing a fast for one night and bathing in Pindaraka, one becomes purified on the dawn of the next day and attains to the merit of an Agnishtoma sacrifice.  One who repairs to Brahmasara which is adorned by the woods called Dharmaranya, becomes cleansed of all one’s sins and attains to the merit of the Pundarika sacrifice.  Bathing in the waters of the Mainaka mountain and saying one’s morning and evening prayers there and living at the spot for a month, restraining desire, one attains to the merit of all the sacrifices.  Setting out for Kalolaka and Nandikunda and Uttara-manasa, and reaching a spot that is hundred yojanas remote from any of them, one becomes cleansed of the sin of foeticide, One who succeeds in obtaining a sight of image of Nandiswara, becomes cleansed of all sins.  Bathing in the tirtha called Swargamarga one is sure to proceed to the regions of Brahman.  The celebrated Himavat is sacred.  That prince of mountains is the father-in-law of Sankara.  He is a mine of all jewels and gems and is the resort of the Siddhas and Charanas.  That regenerate person who is fully conversant with the Vedas and who, regarding this life to be exceedingly
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