Mahabharata Book Four: Virata (Clay Sanskrit Library) by Vyasa, Kathleen Garbutt

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By Vyasa, Kathleen Garbutt

The publication of Vir?ta information the P?ndavas’ thirteenth 12 months in exile, once they reside disguised in King Vir?ta's court docket. They endure the humiliation of turning into servants; a subject explored either via comedy and pathos. Having maintained their hide till the very finish of the 12 months, then their issues quite commence. Bhima is pressured to return to Dr?upadi's rescue whilst King Vir?ta's normal, K?chaka, units his attractions on her. Dury?dhana and the Tri·gartas choose to invade the defeated Vir?ta's nation, unaware the P?ndavas are hidden there. within the resulting battles the P?ndavas play a very important function, shop Vir?ta and exhibit their actual identities. The ebook results in party, with the P?ndavas able to go back from exile and reclaim their nation. although, the battles in “Vir?ta” foreshadow the battle to return, proving it is going to no longer be easy.Co-published by way of manhattan college Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this name and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Ayam . pr¯apya yath¯aAk¯amam . yatha. yudhis. t. a¯h. sma, bhadram . te. te m¯ataram . no, Viduram . v¯a mah¯aAmatim. yad ev’ aˆnAantaram . k¯aryam . khasya, prasth¯an¯aya, jay¯aya ca. vais´am. pa¯ yana uv¯aca: evam uktas tato r¯aj˜na¯ Dhaumyo ’tha dvijaAsattamah. akarod vidhivat sarvam . , prasth¯ane yad vidh¯ıyate. a¯m . samidhya t¯an agn¯ın mantravac ca juh¯ava sah. thiv¯ıAvijay¯aya ca. a¯m . ´s ca tapoAdhan¯an, A kr tya s ad ev’ a tha pravavrajuh.. Y¯aj˜nasen¯ım puras ˆ . . 48 disguises for vira´ ta’s court One should not wear similar clothing, laugh excessively loudly or divulge a secret.

Vais´am. pa¯ yana uv¯aca: evam uktas tato r¯aj˜na¯ Dhaumyo ’tha dvijaAsattamah. akarod vidhivat sarvam . , prasth¯ane yad vidh¯ıyate. a¯m . samidhya t¯an agn¯ın mantravac ca juh¯ava sah. thiv¯ıAvijay¯aya ca. a¯m . ´s ca tapoAdhan¯an, A kr tya s ad ev’ a tha pravavrajuh.. Y¯aj˜nasen¯ım puras ˆ . . 48 disguises for vira´ ta’s court One should not wear similar clothing, laugh excessively loudly or divulge a secret. This is how one becomes dear to the king. When undertaking tasks, one should not take any bribes, for if one takes money one suffers either incarceration or death.

36 disguises for vira´ ta’s court yudhi·shthira said: Saha·deva, how will you spend your time in his proximity? What service will you perform to pass the time in disguise? saha·deva said: I will be King Vir´ata’s cowherd, for I am skilled in milking and skilled in herding cattle. I will be called Tanti·pala by name, and since I am properly trained, I will conduct myself capably. Abandon the fever in your mind. 10 cattle. I’ve learned thoroughly all about their health, lord of earth, their markings and even their behavior, as well as what makes them happy.

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