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Hindu mythology, Vedic and Purânic (1882) (14801239223)


Hindu mythology, Vedic and Purânic (1882) (14801239223)



Identifier: hindumythologyve00wilk (find matches)
Title: Hindu mythology, Vedic and Purânic
Year: 1882 (1880s)
Authors: Wilkins, William Joseph, 1843-1902
Subjects: Mythology, Hindu Legends, Hindu
Publisher: Calcutta, Thacker, Spink & co. London, W. Thacker & co. (etc., etc.)
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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hna to ask his aid in the coming struggle ; and on thesame day, Arjuna, the Pandu prince, arrived there for the samepurpose. And it happened that they both reached the door ofKrishnas apartment, where he was asleep, at the same moment.Duryodhana succeeded in entering first, and took up his stationat Krishnas head ; Arjuna followed, and stood reverently athis feet. Krishna, on awaking, first saw Arjuna ; and whenthe cousins mentioned the object of their visit, he gave the rightof choice to Arjuna. He offered himself to one side, but said heshould not himself fight; and to the other side his army of ahundred million warriors. Arjuna at once chose Krishna, andDuryodhana was delighted with the prospect of having Krishnasimmense army on his side. Duryodhana then asked Balaramasaid, but was informed that both the brothers had decided to takeno active part in the conflict. Krishna, however, consented to actas Arjunas charioteer, and joined the Pandus at Viratas capital. The Inferior Deities.
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y.< is. D O The Demigods of the Mahabharata. ^^ 3D J Fresh negotiations were commenced, and Krishna himself wentas mediator to the Kurus ; but although in the assembly heassumed his divine form, and Brahma appeared in his forehead,Rudra on his breast, the guardians of the world issued from hisarms, and Agni from his mouth,—although the other gods werevisible in and about his person, his attempt at reconciliation failed.War was determined on between the cousins. Bhishma wasmade the commander-in-chief of the Kuru army ; and Dhrishta-dyumna, son of Drupada, was leader of the Pandus. Vyasaoffered to give sight to Dhritarashtra, to enable him to witness theconflict, but, as the blind man declined the offer, Vyasa gave tohis charioteer, Sanjaya, the faculty of knowing everything thattook place, made him invulnerable, and bestowed on him thepower to transport himself by a thought to any part of the fieldof battle. The armies met on Kurukshetra, a plain to the north-west ofthe modern Del





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