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Item Code: IDF394
Author: M. N. Dutta
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 9788171101962
Pages: 6415
Cover: Hardcover
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From the Jacket :

The Mahabharata is a curious mixture of history and mythology, though the former aspect is the subject of grave doubts in the minds of the professional historians. This is called the fifth Veda and it is universally acknowledged to be of pre-eminent importance. It extols its greatness itself in the following words: yad ihasti tad anyatra yan nehasti na tat kvacit (whatever is here is also elsewhere; whatever is not here is extant nowhere). It contains not only the celebrated Gita but also a large number of other texts, which are themselves independent treatises. It is a valuable product of the ancient Indian literature of the post-Vedic age and seems to go back to the prehistoric stage of the human society.

This is first time that English translation with Sanskrit text is being published. The translation is based on M.N. Dutta, which is very lucid and accurate according to the Sanskrit text. It was translated according to that time available text of Kolkata edition. However, this text is not available now and we have arranged it through the text of Chitrashala Press, Pune, which is an authentic and complete text of the Mahabharata. And according to this, sometimes, we do not find the translation of many slokas, that translation has been completed by the editors.


Vedic literature has been written in Vedic Sanskrit. The main feature of this Sanskrit was the accent, which slowly and steadily faded out in contemporary period and completely vanished after the age of the Upanishadas. This language void of accent is known as classic Sanskrit. There is a lot of difference between classic and Vedic Sanskrit.

The Mahabharata has been written in classic Sanskrit. It is regarded as the store-house of political wisdom, the repository of philosophical doctrine, the container of religious dogma and, at the same time, a specimen of literary art, exercising a tremendous influence on different forms of subsequent literary compositions in Sanskrit.

The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are two gems in Indian literature. Both these epics are the basis of Indian culture and the Sumeru mountain of gold of Sanskrit literature. The Mahabharata holds the pride of place and it is the most popular epic after the Ramayana.

The Mahabharata is known to the best history since the ancient period, as it gives a complete picture of the contemporary society, literature and culture of the India. The Mahabharata contains the main history of Kauravas and Pandava and other various kings.

Moreover, the Mahabharata has literary importance also. It is an epic. It is clearly said in the Mahabharata that this epic is like an ocean which carries out all types of compositions pertaining to all kinds of knowledge. Indeed it is a beautiful poetic work on the one hand and a code of conduct on the other.

The story of Mahabhartah

The short Story of the Mahabharata has been arranged in the following words:

1. Adi Parva - The story begins with the account of the genealogy of the Bharatas. This contains the history of Chandra Vansha and elaborately describes the origin of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The ancestor of the royal house of Kuru is 'Shantanu' who married Ganga and their son is Bhishma.

Shantanu takes as his second wife Satyavati who gives him two sons - Chitrangada and Vichitravirya. Both die without children. As a result of begetting with the help of Vyasa, the illegitimate son of Satyavati, the widows get sons - Dhritarashtra and Pandu. Dhritarashtra, married to Gandhari, gets one hundred sons and Pandu has two wives: Kunti who had already one son, Kama, and who gave three more sons - Yudhishthira, Bhima and Arjuna and the other wife Madri who gives birth to two sons - Nakula and Sahadeva.

2. Sabha Parva - This describes the gambling. Duryodhana is full of envy and hatred. On an invitation from him, the game of gambling begins. Shakuni, the expert cheat, taunts Yudhishthira who loses each and everything. At last, he stakes his wife, Draupadi who faces the coarse and brutal treatment in the presence of not only her husbands, but Bhishma also.

3. Vana Parva - This describes the exile of the Pandavas. The defeated Pandavas leave for the forest. Krishna visits them and incites them to fight. Draupadi and Bhima support him.

4. Virat Parva - This gives the description of unknown living of the Pandavas during their last year of exile. They spend this time in Virat Nagar without being recognized. When the brother-in-law of king Virat tries to molest Draupadi, Bhima kills him. At the end of thirteenth year, the Pandavas reveal their identity.

5. Udyoga Parva - Shri Krishna makes a serious effort for reconciliation between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Duryodhana refuses this offer. Krishna tries to persuade Kama to take the side of the Pandavas, but Kama refuses. Armies from both sides march towards Kurukshetra.

6. Bhishma Parva - It describes the long preparation of the war of the Mahabharata. The world famous preaching of the Gita is related to this canvas. Krishna teaches Arjuna that he must not hesitate to fight, although his enemies are his own relatives. Bhishma refrains from/ fighting when face to face with by Shikhandi; Arjuna pierces Bhishma with arrows.

7. Drona Parva - It tells mainly the story of murdering Abhimanyu and Dronacharya. Here the fifteenth day of battle ends.

8. Karna Parva - Bhima kills Dussashan, thus avenging the honour of Draupadi. A terrible duel takes place between Kama and Arjuna. The wheel of Kama's chariot sinks into mud and Arjuna kills him.

9. Shalya Parva - This deals with the war and execution of Shalya who is killed by Yudhishthira. Sahadeva kills the old and mischievous Shakuni. Duryodhana is alone. He takes refuge in a lake where, through magical power, he hides himself under water.

10. Svastika Parva - It has the main story of slaughtering the five sons of the Pandavas.

11. Stri Parva - The ladies of the Kauravas visit the battle field and Gandhari describes her horrible vision. Her daughters-in-law, dishevelled and frantic, cry and lament near the corpses of their husbands.

12. Shanti Parva - The true story of Kama's birth having been revealed, Yudhishthira decides to expiate his fratricide by retiring to the forest. He is dissuaded from doing so and is installed on the throne.

13. Anushasana Parva - It has main events related to Bhishma's expiry. In the presence of a great concourse of people, Bhishma's spirit ascends to the skies.

14. Ashvamedhika Parva - Yudhishthira is advised to perform the Ashvamedha Yajna. Uttara, the wife of Abhimanyu, gives birth to Parikshita.

15. Ashramavasika Parva - This gives the description of Vanaprasthashrama of Dhritarashtra. For fifteen years, Dhritarashtra and Gandhari live with their nephews. Then they retire to the forest.

16. Mausala Parva - In Stri Parva, Gandhari blames Krishna for not having prevented the slaughter of her sons and curses Krishna. As a result thereof, the fight with the help of Musala, takes place between the Yadavas. In a club fight Balarama is killed. Also Krishna is killed by a hunter.

17. Mahaprasthanika Parva - It describes the Pandava's going to heaven. The five brothers accompanied by Draupadi retire to mount Meru. They all die except Yudhishthira.

18. Svargarohana Parva - Yudhishthira refuses to enter heaven if his brothers and his dog are not there with him. Yuclhishthira, on reaching heaven, sees Duryodhana seated on a throne, but does not see his brothers and Draupadi. But actually this was an illusion. He meets his brothers and Draupadi.

Volume 1st

  Adi Parva  
  Anukramanika Parva 1-22
  Parvasangraha Parva 22-46
  Paushya Parva 46-62
  Pauloma Parva 62-74
  Astika Parva 75-163
  Ansavatarana Parva 163-185
  Sambhava Parva 185-418
  Jatugriha Parva 418-438
  Hidimba-vadha Parva 439-451
  Baka-vadha Parva 451-466
  Chaitraratha Parva 466-511
  Svayamvara Parva 511-532
  Vaivahika Parva 532-550
  Viduragamana - Rajyalambha Parva 550-580
  Arjunavanavasa Parva 580-590
  Subhadraharana Parva 590-594
  Haranaharana Parva 594-600
  Khandava-daha Parva 600-632
  Sabha-Kriya Parva 633-642
  Lokapala Sabhakhyana Parva 642-659
  Rajasuyarambha Parva 671-686
  Jarasandha Vadha Parva 686-701
  Digvijaya Parva 701-717
  Rajasuyika Parva 717-726
  Arghyaharana Parva 726-732
  Shishupala Vadha Parva 732-746
  Dyuta Parva 746-813
  Anudyuta Parva 813-832

Volume 2nd

  Aranyaka Parva 1-30
  Kirmira Vadha Parva 30-36
  Arjunabhigamana Parva 36-112
  Kairata Parva 113-127
  Indralokagamana Parva 127-149
  Nalopakhyana Parva 149-225
  Tirtha - Yatra Parva 225-446
  Yaksha Yuddha Parva 446-465
  Nivatakavacha Yuddha Parva 465-494
  Ajagara Parva 494-512
  Markandeya-Samasya Parva 512-670
  Draupadi Satyabhama Samvada Parva 670-677
  Ghosha Yatra Parva 677-721
  Mriga Svapnodbhava Parva 721-722
  Vrihi Drounika Parva 722-731
  Draupadi Harana Parva 731-754
  Jayadratha Vimokshana Parva 754-759
  Ramopakhyana Parva 759-812
  Pativrata Mahatmya Parva 812-837
  Kundalaharana Parva 837-860
  Araneya Parva 860-876

Volume 3rd

  Virata Parva  
  Pandava Pravesha Parva (Chapter 1 to 13) 1-31
  The counsel of Yudhishthira and others 1
  Counsels of the Pandavas 5
  The advice of Dhaumya 7
  The entering into Virata's city 11
  The hymn of Durga 14
  Yudhishthira's entry in Pandava's camp 16
  The entry of Bhima 19
  The entry of Draupadi 20
  The entry of Sahadeva 23
  The entry of Arjuna 25
  The entry of Nakula 26
  The destruction of Jimuta 28
  Kichaka-Vadha Parva (Chapter 12 to 24) 31-67
  Conversation between Draupadi and Kichaka 31
  Draupadi going to bring wine 36
  Contempt of Draupadi 38
  Dialogue between Draupadi and Bhima 42
  Words of Draupadi 46
  The conversation between Bhima and Draupadi 51
  The destruction of Kichaka 55
  The destruction of minor Kichakas 62
  The queen's words to Sairandhri 64
  Goharana Parva (Chapter 25 to 69) 67-166
  The return of the spies 67
  The words of Karna and Dusshasana 68
  The words of Drona 69
  Bhishma's words 70
  The words of Kripa 73
  The going of Susharma and others to Matsya country 74
  The marching of the army 76
  The encounter between Susharma and Virata 78
  The discomfiture of Susharma 80
  The announcement of Virata's victory 84
  The praise of Uttara 86
  The proposal of making Brihannala 87
  The going out of Uttara 89
  The chastisement of Uttara 92
  The praise of Arjuna 95
  The description of Arjuna's weapon 97
  The attempt of getting down weapons 97
  The seeing of weapon by Uttara 98
  The description of weapons 100
  The recognition of Arjuna 101
  The beginnings of Arjuna's fighting 103
  The seeing of omens 106
  The words of Duryodhana 108
  The words of Karna 111
  The words of Kripa 112
  The words of Ashvatthama 114
  The words of Drona 116
  The arrangement of troops by Bhishma 118
  The return of the kine 120
  The discomfiture of Karna 121
  Arjuna's pointing out of Kurus to Uttara 125
  The arrival of the deities at the battle field 130
  The battle between Arjuna and Kripa 131
  The retreat of Drona 134
  The battle between Arjuna and Ashvathaman 139
  The retreat of Karna 140
  The battle between Arjuna and Dusshasana 142
  The carnage caused by Partha 146
  The fight of Arjuna, in the Goharana 147
  The defeat of Bhishma 148
  The retreat of Duryodhana 152
  The return of Uttara to his city 154
  The colloquy between Uttara and Virata 157
  Uttara's account of the battle 165
  Vaivahika Parva (Chapter 70 to 72) 167-174
  The description of Yudhishthira 167
  The proposal of the marriage of Uttara 169
  The marriage of Abhimanyu 172
  Udyoga Parva  
  Senodyoga Parva (Chapter 1 to 19) 1-16
  The speech of Krishna 1
  The speech of Baladeva 3
  The speech of Satyaki 5
  The speech of Drupada 7
  The mission of priest 9
  Instruction of priest 10
  The setting out of Krishna 11
  The speech of Shalya 14
  The defeat of Indra 18
  The assassination of Vritra 23
  The fear of the queen of Indra 27
  The defeat of Indra 28
  The gifts of Upashruti 31
  The prayer of the queen of Indra 33
  Agni's speech to Brihaspati 34
  Varuna and others' news to Indra 37
  Agastya's news to Indra 40
  The departure of Shalya 42
  The mission of the priest 44
  Sandayayana Parva (Chapter 20-32) 46-84
  The arrival of the priest 46
  The arrival of the Priest 47
  The mission from Dhritarashtra 49
  The queries of Yudhishthira 53
  The speech of Sanjaya 56
  The speech of Yudhishthira 59
  The speech of Sanjaya 62
  The speech of Yudhishthira 65
  Words of Krishna's 67
  The words of Yudhishthira 73
  The words of Yudhishthira 79
  The words of Sanjaya 81
  Prajagara Parva (Chapter 33-40) 84-133
  Code of morality of Vidura 84
  The principles of morality explained by Vidura 94
  The moral lessons as explained by Vidura 100
  The Principles of Morality explained by Vidura 107
  The speech of Vidura 123
  Morality as taught by Vidura 130
  Sanat-Sujata Parva (Chapter 41-46) 133-154
  The parley between Vidura and Dhritarashtra 133
  The speech of Sanat-Sajuta 134
  The speech as delivered by Sanat-Sujata 139
  On honest speech, in the Sanat-Sujata 145
  Yanasandhi Parva (Chapter 47-71) 154-216
  Sanjaya sent in message, in the Yanasandhi 154
  The speech of Arjuna, in the Yanasandhi 155
  The speech of Sanjaya, in the Yanasandhi 171
  The repentance of Dhritarashtra 174
  The speech of Dhritarashtra 180
  The speech of Sanjaya 181
  The speech of Duryodhana 181
  The speech of Sanjaya 181
  The speech of Dhritarashra 194
  The speech of Krishna 196
  The speech of Dhritarashtra 198
  The speech of Duryodhana 200
  The speech of Karna 202
  The speech of Vidura 204
  The speech of Dhritarashtra 207
  The speech of Sanjaya 209
  Arrival of Vyas and Gandhari 210
  Sanjay's description of lord 210
  Krishna's greatness to Dhritarashtra 211
  The speech of Sanjaya 212
  Bhagavad Yana Parva (Chapter 72-150) 216-389
  Dialogue between Yudhishthira and Krishna 216
  Speech of Krishna 223
  Speech of Bhima 226
  Speech of Krishna 228
  Speech of Arjuna 233
  Speech of Krishna 234
  Speech of Nakula 236
  Speech of Sahadeva and Satyaki 237
  Speech of Krishna 238
  The embassy of the God 246
  Speech of Dhritarashtra 250
  Speech of Vidura 251
  Speech of Duryodhana and others 252
  Embassy of Krishna 254
  The conversation between Kunti and Krishna 256
  The conversation between Krishna and Duryodhana 264
  The conversation between Krishna and Vidura 267
  Krishna's presence in the Assembly-Hall 271
  The speech of Krishna 275
  The story of Dambhodbhava 279
  The search of Matali 283
  The search of bridegroom by Matali 285
  The story of Galava 299
  The search of the region 302
  The story of Garuda 303
  Garuda's words 305
  The search of a bridegroom by Matali 306
  The story of Galava 309
  The turning out from heaven of Yayati 323
  The getting up to heaven of Yayati 325
  The ascension to heaven of Yayati 327
  The speech of Krishna 329
  The speech of Bhishma 333
  The speech of Bhishma and Drona 335
  The speech of Duryodhana 337
  The speech of Sri-Krishna 338
  The speech of Gandhari 342
  The speech of Vidura 346
  The exhibition of the universal form 350
  The speech of Kunti 353
  The injunctions of Vidura to his son 355
  The speech of Kunti 366
  The speech of Bhishma 371
  The speech of Krishna 372
  The word of Karna 375
  The speech of Krishna 379
  The meeting between Kunti and Karna 384
  The speech of Krishna 389
  Sainya Niryana Parva (Chapter 151-172) 400-461
  The entrance into Kurukshetra 400
  The preparation of tents 405
  The equipment of Duryodhana's army 407
  The conversation between Yudhishthira and Krishna 409
  Divisions of Duryodhana's army 411
  The appointment of Bhishma to the generalship 413
  The journey of Balarama to the sacred places 416
  The return of Rukmi 419
  The speech of Sanjaya 421
  The speech of Uluka 423
  Speech of Krishna and others 435
  Appointments of commanders 444
  Descriptions of Rathas and Atirathas 445
  Quarrel between Bhishma and Karna 451
  Counting of Rathas and Atirathas 454
  Words of Bhishma 456
  Ambopakshyana Parva (Chapter 173-197) 461-520
  Duryodhana enquires of Bhishma's refusal to strike Shikhandin 461
  The story of Amba 463
  Dialogue between Amba and Shaikhavati 464
  The fight between Rama and Bhishma 474
  Story of the fight between Rama and Bhishma 492
  Amba ascends the funeral pyre 499
  Story of Shikhandin's birth 501
  The exchanges of sexes and Shikhandin's return to his city 508
  Description of the strength of Pandavas 513
  Word of Yudhishthira 515
  Marching out of the armies 516
  Marching of soldiers 518

Volume 4rth

  Bhishma Parva  
  Jambukhanda Vinirmana Parva (Chapter 1-11) 1-29
  Placing of soldiers in the Jambukhanda 1
  Meeting with Vyasa in the Jambukhanda 3
  Various indications of the Jambukhanda 6
  Description of earth's attributes 12
  The description of Sudarshana dvipa 14
  Description of earth's measures 15
  Description of Malyavat 19
  Words of Dhritarashtra 22
  Description of Bharata 23
  Description of the duration of life in Bharatavarsha 28
  Bhumi Parva (Chapter 11-12) 29-35
  Description of Shakadvipa 29
  The Uttara Kurus in the Bhumi 32
  Bhagavadgita Parva (Chapter 13-42) 35-115
  The news of Bhishma's death 35
  Dhritarashtra's queries 36
  Colloquy between Duryodhana and Dushasana 42
  Description of the troops 43
  The array of the Pandava troops 49
  Description of troops 52
  Colloquy between Arjuna and Yudhishthira 55
  Colloquy between Krishna and Arjuna 56
  Hymn to Durga 58
  Colloquy between Dhritarashtra and Sanjaya 60
  Arjuna's dejection of mind 60
  Description of Samkhya-yoga 64
  Description of Karma-yoga 69
  Jnana-Karma-Sannyasayoga 73
  Renunciation of action 76
  Subjugation of Self 78
  Knowledge together with Science 82
  About Indestructible Brahman 84
  Chief science and the Chief mystery 86
  Emanations and mystic powers 89
  Vision of Divine Form 92
  Greatness of Devotion 97
  Descriptions of Kshetra and Kshetrajna 99
  Three qualities of Nature 101
  Description of Eternal power 103
  God-like and demoniac creation 105
  Three kinds of Faith 107
  Three types of Sannnyasa (Renunciation) 109
  Bhishma Vadha Parva (Chapter 43-124) 115-434
  Honour of Bhishma and others by Yudhisthira 115
  Commencement of the battle (First day) 123
  The single combats 125
  The great slaughter 131
  The fight with Civet 134
  The death of Shveta, 139
  First day's battle 147
  Krauncha Vyuha making of the Pandavas 151
  Making Kuru Vyuha 155
  Fight between Bhishma and Arjuna 157
  Fight between Dhrishtadyumna and Drona 162
  The death of the Kalinga King 165
  Second day of the battle 173
  Garuda and half-moon Vyuha making 176
  Commencement of the third day's battle 177
  Colloquy between Bhishma and Duryodhana 180
  Third day's battle 183
  Bhishma and Arjuna's single combat 195
  Slaughter of the son of Samyamani 198
  Display of Bhima's prowess 201
  Encounter between Satyaki and Bhurishravas 205
  Withdrawal of the troops at the end of the fourth day's combat 208
  The eulogy to Vishnu 214
  The story of the world's creation, 220
  Nativity and glory of Keshava 223
  The glory of Krishna 225
  The commencement of the fifth day's fight 227
  The fierce fight 229
  Prowess of Bhishma 235
  Single combats 237
  End of the fifth day's fight 240
  Commencement of the sixth day's fight 243
  The thoughts of Dhritarashtra 246
  Prowess of Drona 248
  Prowess of Bhima 254
  The fierce fight 255
  Withdrawal of the force after the Sixth day's fight 256
  Colloquy between Bhishma and Duryodhana 261
  Commencement of the seventh day's battle 263
  The single combats, 267
  Encounter between Arjuna and Susharma 276
  Breaking of Chitrasena's car 280
  Withdrawal of the troops after the seventh day's fight 284
  Commencement of the eighth day's combat 288
  Slaughter of Adityaketu and others 291
  Eighth day's fight 294
  Slaughter of Iravat 297
  Fight of Hidimba's son 304
  Display of illusion by Hidimba's son 313
  Prowess of Bhagadatta 316
  Withdrawal of the forces in the eighth day's fight 322
  Colloquy between Bhishma and Duryodhana 328
  Colloquy between Duryodhana and Dusshasana 331
  Sighting of Omens 335
  Commencement of the ninth day's fight 337
  The encounter between Drona and Arjuna 341
  Prowess of Bhima, 345
  General engagement 347
  Combat between Bhishma and Satyaki, 351
  Encounter between Shalya and Yudhishthira 354
  Termination of the ninth day's battle 356
  Consultation after the withdrawal of troops from the ninth day's fight 362
  Interchange of words between Bhishma and Shikhandin 370
  Colloquy between Bhishma and Duryodhana 375
  The encounter between Arjuna and Dusshasana 378
  Single-combats between the hostile heroes 381
  The colloquy between Drona and Ashvathama 385
  The prowess of Bhimasena 388
  The prowess of Bhishma and Arjuna 392
  The advice of Bhishma 395
  The dreadful battle and carnage 398
  The fierce battle and carnage 404
  The prowess of Bhishma 408
  Falling of Bhishma, 412
  The withdrawal of the forces after tenth day's fight 421
  Giving of a pillow to Bhishma 424
  The counsel of Bhishma 426
  Meeting of Bhishma and Karna 431


Volume 5th


  Drona Parva  
  Dronabhisheka Parva (Chapter 1-16) 1-52
  The questions of Dhritarashtra 1
  The setting out of Karna 5
  The eulogy of Karna 9
  The consolation afforded by Karna 11
  The counsel of Karna 13
  The request of Duryodhana 14
  The display of Drona's prowess 15
  The audition of the account of Drona's death 19
  The grief of Dhritarashtra 22
  The words of Dhritarashtra 25
  The lamentation of Dhritarashtra 31
  The granting of a boon by Drona 35
  The solemn declaration of Drona to capture Yudhishthira 37
  The prowess of Abhimanyu 39
  The defeat of Shalya 46
  The victory of Arjuna 49
  Samshaptaka-Vadha Parva (Chapter 17-32) 53-111
  The departure of Dhananjaya 53
  The slaughter of Sudhaman 56
  The fight of Arjuna 58
  The fierce fight 61
  The fight of Drona 66
  The description of standards 73
  The words of Dhritarastra 80
  The description of single combats 81
  The fighting of Bhagadatta 86
  The slaughter of the Samshaptakas 91
  The fight of Bhagadatta 94
  The slaughter of Bhagadatta 96
  The retreat of Shakuni 100
  The terrible carnage 105
  Abhimanyu-Vadha Parva (Chapter 33-71) 112-189
  The consultation for forming the circular array 112
  The construction of the Circular array 114
  The determination of Abhimanyu 116
  The display of Abhimany's prowess 118
  The encounter between Dushasana and Abhimanyu 126
  The defeat of Karna and Dushasana 129
  The display of Abhimanyu's prowess 131
  The fight between Jayadratha and the Pandavas 133
  The display of Abhimanyu's prowess 137
  The defeat of Duryodhana 138
  The slaughter of Kratha's son 140
  The defeat and death of Brihadbala 143
  The fight of Abhimanyu 144
  The slaughter of Abhimanyu 148
  The description of the field of battle 151
  The lamentations of Yudhishthira 152
  The consolation of Yudhishthira's grief 154
  The story of the origin of Death 158
  The colloquy between Death and the Lord of Creation 160
  The story of Shvaitya 165
  The story of Suhotra 168
  The story of King Paurava 169
  The story of King Sini 170
  The story of Rama 172
  The story of Bhagiratha 174
  The story of King Dilipa 175
  The story of Mandhata 176
  The story of Yayati 177
  The story of Ambarisha 178
  The story of Shasshabindu 180
  The story of Gaya 181
  The story of Rantideva 182
  The story of Bharata 184
  The story of Prithu 185
  The story of Jamadagni's son 187
  The conclusion of the story of the sixteen sovereigns 189
  Pratijna Parva (Chapter 72-84) 192-231
  The wrath of Arjuna 192
  The oath of Arjuna 198
  The consolation given to Jayadratha 202
  The counsel of Krishna 205
  The words of Arjuna 207
  The consolation of Subhadra 209
  The lamentations of Subhadra 212
  The colloquy between Krishna and Daruka 215
  Arjuna's dream 218
  The obtaining of the Pashupata weapon 223
  The decoration of Yudhishthira 225
  The words of Krishna 228
  The words of Arjuna 230
  Jayadratha-Vadha Parva (Chapter 85-152) 233-497
  The repentance of Dhritarastra 233
  The words of Sanjaya 237
  The arraying of the Kaurava troops 238
  The appearance of Arjuna on the field of battle 241
  The fight of Arjuna 243
  The defeat of Dushasana's Division 245
  Arjuna's passing through Drona's division 248
  The slaughter of Shrutayusha and Sudakshina 252
  The slaughter of Ambashtha king and others 257
  The donning of the armour on Duryodhana by Drona 262
  The fierce fight 268
  The battle between Drona and Satyaki 277
  The slaughter of Vinda and Anuvinda 281
  The surprise of the troops 286
  The arrival of Duryodhana 289
  The boastful words of Duryodhana 292
  The defeat of Duryodhana 295
  The fierce-fight 298
  The description of the standards 301
  The escape of Yudhishthira 304
  The fight of Satyaki 307
  The defeat of Alambusha 310
  The slaughter of Alambusha 313
  The words of Yudhishthira 316
  The worlds of Yudhishthira 323
  The penetration of Satyaki into the Kaurava troops 327
  The penetration of the Kaurava host by Satyaki 333
  The display of the prowess of Krittavarman 337
  The slaughter of Jalasandha 345
  The defeat of Kritavarman 349
  The display of Satyaki's prowess 353
  The slaughter of Sudarshana 355
  The defeat of the Janavas 358
  The defeat of Duryodhana 362
  The defeat of the mountaineers 365
  The display of Drona's prowess 369
  The defeat of Dushasana 374
  The fierce fight 377
  The display of Drona's prowess 380
  The anxiety of Yudhishthira 386
  The entrance of Bhima in the Kaurava host and the display of his prowess 389
  The joy of Yudhishthira 395
  The defeat of Karna 398
  The battle between Duryodhana and the panchalas princes 401
  The defeat of karna 404
  The battle between Bhima and Karna 408
  The flight of Karna 415
  The display of Bhima prowess 417
  The flight between Bhima and Karna 420
  The fight between karna and Bhima 427
  The slaughter of Alambusa 437
  satyaki’s seeing of Arjuna 440
  The lopping Bhurisrava arm 443
  The slaughter of Bhurisravas 448
  The praise of satyako 454
  The fierce fight between Arjuna and Karna 456
  The slaughter of Jayadratha vadha 463
  The battle between karna and satyaki 474
  The showing of the field of battle 780
  Informed of destruction of Jayadratha 484
  The remorse of Duryodhana 489
  The reply of Drona 492
  The commencement of a fresh battle 495
  Ghatotkacha-Vadha Parva (Chapter 153-184) 497-629
  The defeat of Duryodhana 497
  The fight by Drona 500
  The prowess displayed by Bhima 503
  Ashvatthama fight 507
  The battle between Drona and Yudhishtira 521
  The colloquy between kripa and karna 524
  The address of Duryodhana 529
  The prowess of Ashvatthama 537
  The close engagement 541
  The slaughter of Somadatta at the nocturnal fight 543
  The lighting up of the troops 547
  The close fight 550
  The retreat of Yudhisthtira 553
  The retreat of Duryodhana 556
  Prowess of Sahadeva 561
  Fight of Sahadeva 562
  The fight by Satnika and others 564
  The hand of hand nocturnal fight 568
  The fierce fight 571
  The charge of Ghatokacha against karna 583
  The slaughter of Alambusha 588
  The combat between Karna and Ghatotkacha 591
  The battle between Alayudha and the Pandavas 600
  The battle fought by Alayudha 601
  The slaughter of Alayudha 605
  The slaughter of Ghatotkacha 608
  The joy of Krishna 615
  Words of Krishna 617
  The words of Krishna 620
  The words of Vyasa 624
  Drona-Vadha Parva (Chapter 185-193) 629-667
  The sleep of the soldiers 629
  The division of the troops 633
  The fierce battle 639
  The battle between Nakula and Duryodhana 640
  The fierce fight 644
  The fierced fight 648
  The utterance of the untruth by Yudhishtira 653
  The battle between Drona and Dhristadyumna 657
  The Slaughter of Drona 661
  Narayanastramoksha Parva (Chapter 194-203) 667-724
  Communication of the intelligence of Drona death to Ashvatthama 667
  The wrath of Ashvatthaman 672
  The wrath of Ashvatthaman 673
  The words of Arjuna 677
  The words of Dhristadyumna 681
  The rage of Dhristadyumna and Satyak 685
  The laying aside of weapons by the Pandava troops 790
  The display of Ashvatthaman prowess 694
  The words of Vyasa 704
  History of Naryana weapon 712

Volume 6th

  Karna Parva  
Chapter 1 The speech of Janamejaya 1
Chapter 2 The parley between sanjaya and Dhritarashtra 3
Chapter 3 The speech of Sanjaya 5
Chapter 4 The bewailing of Dhritarastra 7
Chapter 5-7 The speech of sanjaya 8-15
Chapter 8 The speech of Dhritarashtra 18
Chapter 9 The repentance of Dhritarashtra 21
Chapter 10 The installation of karna 28
Chapter 11 The commencement of the battle 33
Chapter 12 The slaying of Kshemadhurti 36
Chapter 13 The slaying of Vinda and Anuvinda 40
Chapter 14 The slaying of Chitra 42
Chapter 15 The encounter between Ashvatthaman and Bhima 46
Chapter 16 The encounter between Ashvatthaman and Arjuna 49
Chapter 17 The defeat of Ashvatthaman 53
Chapter 18 The slaughter of Dandadhara 57
Chapter 19 The general encounter 60
Chapter 20 The fall of Pandya 65
Chapter 21 The general encounter 70
Chapter 22 The encounter between several heroes 73
Chapter 23 The encounter between Shahadeva and Dushasana 76
Chapter 24 The prowess of karna 77
Chapter 25 The encounter between shutasome and the son of Subala 83
Chapter 26 The retreat of Shikandin 87
Chapter 27 The victory gained by Arjuna 90
Chapter 28 The general encounter of several heroes 93
Chapter 29-30 The general encounter 97-100
Chapter 31 The parley between karna and Duryodhana 104
Chapter 32 Shalya acceptance of the charioteership karna 110
Chapter 33 The history of the three cities of the Danavas 116
Chapter 34 The history of destruction of the triple city belonging to the Asuras 121
Chapter 35 Shalyas accepting the charioteer ship of karna 134
Chapter 36 The conversation between karna and shalya 138
Chapter 37 The conversation between karna and shalya on the eve of the battle 141
Chapter 38 Kanra offering to give rewards 145
Chapter 39 Shalya reviling 147
Chapter 40 The discourse of Karna and shalya 150
Chapter 41 The Story of the swan and crow 154
Chapter 42 The Conversation between karna and shalya 160
Chapter 43-44 Fight between Jayadratha and Pandavas 165
Chapter 45 The end of wordy war fare between karna and shalya 169
Chapter 46 The beginning of battle 173
Chapter 47 Battle between kauravas and Pandavas 179
Chapter 48 The fight between karna and Yudhishthira 180
Chapter 49 The combat fight 185
Chapter 50 The defeat of karna 191
Chapter 51 The confused fight 194
Chapter 52 The thick fight 200
Chapter 53 Destruction of ten thousand Samsptakas by Arjuna 202
Chapter 54 The battle of Samsaptakas 205
Chapter 55 The retreating of Yudhishthira from the battle the battle field 208
Chapter 56 The battle of Sankula 211
Chapter 57 Pledge of Ashvatthama 221
Chapter 58 The words of Krishna 223
Chapter 59 Defeat of ashavathama 226
Chapter 60 The conversation between Sri Krishna and Arjuna 231
Chapter 61-62 Dreadful battle 237-241
Chapter 63 Escaping of Yudhishthira 244
Chapter 64 Search of the Yudhishthira 246
Chapter 65 The arrival of Krishna and Arjuna to Yudhisthira 251
Chapter 66 The words of Yudhishthira 253
Chapter 67 The words of arjuna 257
Chapter 68 The harsh words of Yudhishthira 260
Chapter 69 The conversation between Krishna and Arjuna 263
Chapter 70 Assurance to Yudhishthira 270
Chapter 71 The vows of Arjuna 276
Chapter 72 The conversation between Krishna and Arjuna 279
Chapter 73 The words of Sri Krishna 282
Chapter 74 The words of Arjuna 291
Chapter 75 Fight of both armies 296
Chapter 76 The conversation between bhimasena and vishoka 298
Chapter 77 The defeat of shakuni 302
Chapter 78-81 Dreadful battle 309-324
Chapter 82 Fight between Dushasana and Bhimasena 328
Chapter 83 Dushasana death 332
Chapter 84 Battle of Vrishasena and defeat of Nakula 337
Chapter 85 Death of vrishasena 341
Chapter 86 The words of Sri Krishna 346
Chapter 87 Krishna and Arjuna meeting in dual battle 348
Chapter 88 The words of Ashvatthama 355
Chapter 89 The dual battle between karna and Arjuna 359
Chapter 90 Karna car swallowed up by earth 370
Chapter 91 Killing of karna 381
Chapter 92 Shalya pursued from the battlefield 387
Chapter 93 Kuru soldiers fled away from battle field 389
Chapter 94 Description of battle field 393
Chapter 95 Kuru soldiers returned to his camp 399
Chapter 96 The joy of Yudhishthira 401
  Shalya Parva  
Chapter 1 Durodhana grief after the death of Karna. Sanjya described to Dhritarastra the battle. Dhritarastra falls senseless 406
Chapter 2 Dhritarastra bewailing 409
Chapter 3 Account of the field after karna death the joy of the pandavas and the depression of the Kuru. Duryodhana relies his army 414
Chapter 4 Kripa ask Duryodhana to make peace 418
Chapter 5 Duryodhana reply to kripa and his unwillingness to make peace. His army takes rest. 421
Chapter 6 Ashvatthaman askas Duryodhana to make shlya the commander and Duryodhana requests him accordingly 425
Chapter 7 Shalya accepts the command of the army 427
Chapter 8 The arrangement of kuru troops under shalya and the preparation of both parties for a first battle 430
Chapter 9 The battle between the kurus and srinjayas 433
Chapter 10 Shalyas relies his army and goes against Yudhisthira and the Pandavas. The encounter between the Nakula and Chtra sena. The former kills the latter. Nkula Satyasena and Sushena 436
Chapter 11 Shalya strikes the Pandavas who in return strike him. Kritavarma and kripa go to help Shalya. The fight between various kuru and pandava leader 441
Chapter 12 The fight between shalya and Bhima. Shalya strike Yudhishthira the death of Chekitan 445
Chapter 13 Satyaki, Bhima, Nakula and sahadeva come to Yudhishthira resue Bhima Strikes shalya heavily 449
Chapter 14 The fight between Arjuna and Drona son. The late kills Suratha 452
Chapter 15 The fight between Duryodhana and Dhrishtadyumna. The encounter between shalya and Nakula and satyaki 456
Chapter 16 The fight between Arjuna and kripa and kritavarman. Shalya alone fight between shalya and yudhishthira 458
Chapter 17 The encounter between shalya and Yudhishthira. The latter kills shlaya 463
Chapter 18 The followers of shalya try to kill Yudhishthira the routing of the kuru army 471
Chapter 19 The fight between Shakuni and Nakula and shadeva and other leaders 474
Chapter 20 The death of Shalya the king of Mlechchhas 478
Chapter 21 The fight between the various leaders of both the armies 481
Chapter 22 The fight between Duryodhana and the sons of Pandu 483
Chapter 23 The fight between Yudhishthira and the Kurus. The fight of Shakuni 487
Chapter 24 Arjuna bewails before Krishna Arjuna goes to the field for killing Duruodhana 493
Chapter 25 The fight between Dhristadyumna and Duryodhana 497
Chapter 26 Bhima kills Duryodhana brother 501
Chapter 27 The fights between bhima and sudarsha and the encounter of other warriors 504
Chapter 28 Shadeva fights with Shakuni and kills him 508
Chapter 29 Sanjaya greif and colloquy between vidhura and sanjaya 512
Chapter 30 Duryodhana lives in a lake. Drona, kripa and Ashvatthaman meet him there. The pandavas learn the whereabout of Duryodhana form the hunters. They go to the lake and vilify him 419
Chapter 31 Yudhishthira abuses Duryodhana 524
  Gadayuddha Parva  
Chapter 32 The battle of words between Yudhishthira and Duryodhana 529
Chapter 33 The exchange of angry words between Bhima and durodhana 534
Chapter 34 The arrival of Balarama to witness the mace encounter between bhima and Duryodhana 538
Chapter 35 The origin of Prabhasa described by Vaishampayana 539
Chapter 36 The history of Udapana 545
Chapter 37 The history of the Tirthas Vinashana, Gargashrota, Shakuha, Subhumika 549
Chapter 38 The history of sapta saraswati and mankanaka 553
Chapter 39 The origin of the name of Kapalamochana 557
Chapter 40 The attainment of Brahmanahood by Arshtisena sindhuvipa, Devapi and Vishvamitra 560
Chapter 41 The story of Dalvya valla the history of the Tirtha yayata 562
Chapter 42 The history of the tirtha Vasisthapavaha 565
Chapter 43 The history of Indra cues and expiation 568
Chapter 44 The investiture of Kartikeya. His companions 571
Chapter 45 The companions of Kartikeya 575
Chapter 46 The history of the Tirtha Raijasa and that of the installation of the king of waters; the history of Agnitirtha 582
Chapter 47 The story of the tirtha vadarapachana and of bharadvaja daughter sravati 589
Chapter 48 The story of Indra Tirtha 591
Chapter 49 The story Indra Tirtha 596
Chapter 50 The story of the rishi Asita Devala 598
Chapter 51 The story of Dadhicha 602
Chapter 52 The story of old maiden 606
Chapter 53 The story of samanta panchaka 608
Chapter 54 Baladeva meets narada 610
Chapter 55 The encounter between Bhima and Duryodhana and Baladeva presence there 613
Chapter 56 The preparation for fight 616
Chapter 57 The encounter between bhima and duryodhana 619
Chapter 58 The fall of Duryodhana 624
Chapter 59 Bhima tries to crush Dhuryodhana head with his foot and Yudhishthira prevents him 628
Chapter 60 The anger of Rama at seeing the unfair fight. Krishna pacifies him 631
Chapter 61 The praise of Bhimasena. The lamentation of Duryodhana 634
Chapter 62 Yudhishthira praises Krishna 639
Chapter 63 Krishna departure Hstinapur 642
Chapter 64 Dhritarasthra enquiring how Duryodhana met his death with his thighs broken and the last worlds the fell from him. 647
Chapter 65 The three surviving kaurava warrior arrival at the battlefield. 650
  Sauptika Parva  
Chapter 1 Three survivors of the Kuru army proceed to south. They see a huge banian tree sleep under it 654
Chapter 2 Kripa reply promising to help Ashvatthaman if the latter would fight the next morning 658
Chapter 3 Ashvatthaman reply 661
Chapter 4 Kripa promises to help Ashvatthavaan and speaks of the latter resolution 663
Chapter 5 Kripa tries to prevent AShvatthama. The latter reply and Exhortation 666
Chapter 6 Ashvatthaman goes to the Pandavas camps and sees a huge being who devours all his weapons 668
Chapter 7 Asvatthaman hymn to Mahadeva a goden alter appears before him. 671
Chapter 8 Asvatthaman enters Dhristadyumna camp and attacks him. 676
Chapter 9 The three heroes go to Duryodhana and find him still alive. 686
Chapter 10 The lamentation of Yudhishthira. Nakula his driver Bhima sets out in pursuit of Ashvatthaman. 691
Chapter 11 Nakula brings Draupadi from upaplavya city. She falls down in a swoon. 694
Chapter 12 The Pandavas with Krishna follow Bhima. They ask him to stop but he refuses. 696
Chapter 13 The Pandavas with Sri Krishna follow Bhima. They ask him to stop 698
Chapter 14 The extraordinary portents of nature. 700
Chapter 15 Arjuna revives the child. The curse of Krishna cures. 701
Chapter 16 Krishna curse on Ashvatthaman he accepts the curse and give up the gem of his head 704
Chapter 17 Yudhishthira asks Krishna about the cause of ashvatthaman success 406
Chapter 18 The great sacrifice of the gods in the Krita age. 108
  Stree Parva  
Chapter 1 Lamentation of Dhritarastra after the loss of his hundred sons and the lose of his hundred sons and consolation 711
  Jalapradanika Parva  
Chapter 2 Consolation to Dhritarashtra by Vidura. The power of death 714
Chapter 3 The frailty of bodies described 717
Chapter 4 The same subject 718
Chapter 5 The forest of life described 719
Chapter 6 The same subject 721
Chapter 7 How men can free themselves from the fetters of the world 722
Chapter 8 Dhritarashtra becomes senseless and bewails. The mission of Yudhishthira. 724
Chapter 9 Sanjaya return and consolation to the blind king 728
Chapter 10 The lamentation of Kuru ladies and of the inhabitants of Hastinapura 729
Chapter 11 Meeting between Dhritarashtra ad kripa, Ashvatthama and Kritavarma. 731
Chapter 12 The Pandavas appear before Dhritarashtra who embraces an iron image of Bhima for killing him 732
Chapter 13 Krishna consolation Dhritarasthra 735
Chapter 14 Krishna with the Pandavas approaches Gandahri and consoles her 736
Chapter 15 Bhima admits that he killed Duryodhana unfairly. Yudhishthira lamentation. 737
Chapter 16 Gandahari saw the battle field with her spiritual eye 741
Chapter 17 Gandhari bewails at seeing Duryodhana addressing Krishna 745
Chapter 18-20 Gandhari lamentation continued 747-750
Chapter 21 Gandhari laments for the death of Karna 753
Chapter 22 Gandhari laments for the death of the king of Avanti 754
Chapter 23 Gandhari laments the death of shalya 755
Chapter 24-25 Gandhari lamentations 758-760
Chapter 26 Krishna consoles Gandhari. Dhritarastra asks Ydhishthira about the ends of the warrior killed and the latter reply 764
Chapter 27 Karna birth disclosed to the Pandavas. The water rite is performed 767

Volume 7th

Chapter 1 The period of mourning, Yudhishthira wants to know everything about Karna’s birth 1
Chapter 2 The account of karna life. Drona’s curse Karna become Rama pupil 4
Chapter 3 Karna tral. Jamadagni sleeps on his lap things is bored. Jamadagni curse 6
Chapter 4 Svayamvara of chitrangada daughter. Karma success 9
Chapter 5 Karna defeats Jarasandha 10
Chapter 6 Yudhishthira despair 11
Chapter 7 Yudhishthira bewails to Arjuna for the destruction of Kinsmen 12
Chapter 8 Arjuna cheers up Yudhishtira by saying that it is by prowess that one acquired kingdom 16
Chapter 9 Yudhishthira is bent upon following Renunciation. 19
Chapter 10 Arjuna urges upon him the necessity of performing the duties of kings 22
Chapter 11 An account of certain ascetics who taking instruction from a bird give up Renunciation and live like house holders 24
Chapter 12 Nakula advocates the necessity of action 26
Chapter 13 Sahadeva also urges upon the king the necessity of action 29
Chapter 14 Exhortation by Draupadi 30
Chapter 15 Arjuna again asks Yudhishthira to exercise the Rod of Punishment 33
Chapter 16 Bhima also asks Yudhishthira to follow their fore father and govern the kingdom 38
Chapter 17 Yudhishthira denounces worldly enjoyments and activities. The real vision of men described. 40
Chapter 18 The discourse between king Janaka and queen the latter finding fault with the life of mendicancy. 42
Chapter 19 Yudhishthira decision. He holds that it is a mistake to think that there is nothing superior to wealth. 45
Chapter 20 The ascetic Devasthana also advocates the acquisition of wealth. 47
Chapter 21 The discourse between Indra and Brihaspati. The ideal of true religion 49
Chapter 22 The duties of a kshatriya described by Arjuna. 50
Chapter 23 Vyasa also urges upon Yudhishthira to live like a house holder. The hsiotry of the king Sudymna. 52
Chapter 24 Vyasa points out the duties of a king. The history of the king Hayagriva. 55
Chapter 25 Vyasa describes the time. 58
Chapter 26 Yudhishthira describe the two paths to heaven. The necessity of Sacrifices and Vedic study. The proper use of wealth. 62
Chapter 27 Yudhishthira lamentation for the death of his people. Vyasa consoles him by saying that all this is the work of Destiny. 64
Chapter 28 Conversation between Janaka and Ashma as to how should a man act upon the accession and destruction of both Kinsmen and wealth. 67
Chapter 29 Krishna consoles the king. The discourse between Narada and Shanjaya. 72
Chapter 30 Account of the Rishis Narada and Parvata 83
Chapter 31 The story of the birth of the child whose excreta were gold. 86
Chapter 32 Vyasa consoles Yudhishthira saying that he has merely done his duties. 90
Chapter 33-34 Vyasa exhorts him to caste off his grief and rule his kingdom 92-95
Chapter 35 The necessary rites of expiation of sin are describe 98
Chapter 36 The same subject 102
Chapter 37 Vyasa describes what food is clean and what unclean 106
Chapter 38 Vyasa ask Yudhishthira being asked of the four orders. 110
Chapter 39 The Pandavas enter the city. Charvaka condemns the king. 113
Chapter 40 Krishna consoles the king. 114
Chapter 41 Yudhishthira installation. 115
Chapter 42 Yudhishthira requests all to treat Dhritarasthra as king Distribution of offices. 117
Chapter 43 the funeral rites of the departed kings men. 118
Chapter 44 Yudhishthira describes the various manifestation of Krishna. 120
Chapter 45 The distribution of houses 121
Chapter 46 Yudhishthira eulogizes Krishna 123
Chapter 47 Vasudeva asks Yudhishthira to receive instructions from Bhishma 126
Chapter 48 Pandavas go to Bhishma who describes the prowess of Krishna. 134
Chapter 49 Yudhishthira asks Bhishma about how to Kshatriyas multiplied after being exterminated by Rama. 136
Chapter 50 The fresh birth of Kshatriyan on earth described. 143
Chapter 51 Krishna and Yudhisthira approach the bed of arrows and the former acquired of Bhisma if his understanding was all right. 146
Chapter 52 Bhishma describes the universal from of Krishna who asks the former to deliver instructions. 147
Chapter 53 Bhishma expresses his inability but Krishna presses him. Then the Pandavas leave the camp. 150
Chapter 54 Yudhishthira with all the Pandavas go again to Bhishma. 152
Chapter 55 Bhishma says that he remembers all the duties. Krishna says that Bhisma saying (by his favour) will be an authority 155
Chapter 56 The duties of Kshatriyas described. 157
Chapter 57-58 Royal duties. 162-165
Chapter 59 The history of sovereignty. 167
Chapter 60 The duties of the four orders described 178
Chapter 61 The four modes of life described. The duties of the Brahmanas. 183
Chapter 62 The position of the Brahmana who performs the duties of the other three orders. 185
Chapter 63 The duties of the Brahmana and of the Kshatriyas. 186
Chapter 64 The Kshatriya duties. 189
Chapter 65 The duties of other races described such as Yavanas etc. 192
Chapter 66 Royal duties further described 195
Chapter 67 The duties of a king; why is he called a god. 199
Chapter 68 The duties of a king further described 202
Chapter 69 The thirty six virtues of a King. 207
Chapter 70 How should a king protect his subjects 215
Chapter 71 The divine right of the king. How should he appoints a priest. 216
Chapter 72 The appointment of a priest. 219
Chapter 73 The discourse between Aila’s son and Kashyapa 221
Chapter 74 The necessity of a priest to a king. The discourse between Muchakuda and Vaisravana. 224
Chapter 75 The virtues by wihc aking acquires happiness in the next world. 226
Chapter 76 The difference between the Brahamans following the duties of their own ordered those following other duties. 229
Chapter 77 The wealth of which the king is master. 231
Chapter 78 Can a Brahmana follow the duties of Vaishya? 234
Chapter 79 The appointment of sacrificial priests and their duties. 237
Chapter 80 The necessity of co-operation for king. 239
Chapter 81 The means for acquiring the hearts of both friends and foes. The discourse between Vasudeva and Narada on this subject. 242
Chapter 82 The second manes described. 245
Chapter 83 The appointment of law makers ministers of wars commanders counselors etc. 250
Chapter 84 The one things for which a man becomes famous 255
Chapter 85 The deeds for which a king acquires eternal fame 256
Chapter 86 The description of the city of which a king should live. 259
Chapter 87 How a kingdom should be protected. 262
Chapter 88 How should a king collect money from his subjects 265
Chapter 89 The duties of king described. 268
Chapter 90 The duties of king a described by Utathya. 270
Chapter 91 The same subject continued 273
Chapter 92 The conduct of king who seeks virtues and described by Vasudeva. 278
Chapter 93 How should a king guard himself. 279
Chapter 94 The same subject 283
Chapter 95 The should a king fight with another king 284
Chapter 96 The duties of a king to wars his enemy. 286
Chapter 97 The acts by which a king acquires blessed regions. 288
Chapter 98 The regions which a hero acquires acquires by meeting with death in battle. 290
Chapter 99 The duties of heroes as described by king Janaka. 294
Chapter 100 How should king lead their armies in the battle field 296
Chapter 101 The conduct and dress of the warriors 300
Chapter 102 The signs of a further success. 301
Chapter 103 How should a king treat his enemies. 305
Chapter 104 The duties of a king who is opposed by his own officers 310
Chapter 105 The same subjects 314
Chapter 106 The advice of Janaka to king of Kosala 316
Chapter 107 How should a king treat his allies 319
Chapter 108 The most important duties described by Bhishma 321
Chapter 109 The superiority of truth false hood 324
Chapter 110 How to get over difficulties. 326
Chapter 111 How to distinguish between men of tranquil souls and otherwise. The story of the discourse between a tiger and a jackal. 329
Chapter 112 The work of a king. Te story of a camel 336
Chapter 113 The conduct of a king towards a powerful enemy 338
Chapter 114 The conduct of a learned man when insulted with harsh words in a court 339
Chapter 115 The selection of servant and ministers by a king. 341
Chapter 116 The story of the dog and leopard 343
Chapter 117 The same story 345
Chapter 118 The qualifications of minister and a king 347
Chapter 119 The fruits of appointing right men in right places 349
Chapter 120 An abridgement of royal duties 351
Chapter 121 A true account of punishment 356
Chapter 122 The story of Vasuhoma 361
Chapter 123 An account of virtue profit and pleasure 365
Chapter 124 The characteristics of virtuous conduct and how it can be acquired. 367
Chapter 125-126 An account of hope 373-365
Chapter 127 The story of Rishava 376
Chapter 128 The discourse on hope. 378
Chapter 129 The discourse on morality between gotama and yama 381
Chapter 130 The conduct of a king when he has no friends or when he is surrounded by wicked ministers 382
Chapter 131 The conduct of king who is weak and whose kingdom is divided 386
Chapter 132 When robbers attack a kingdom how should a Brahman maintain his own people 387
Chapter 133 How should a king replenish his treasury in emergency 389
Chapter 134 The acquisition of power by a Kshtriya 391
Chapter 135 The story of a robber 392
Chapter 136 How should a king fill his treasury 394
Chapter 137 The excellent story of an idle man 395
Chapter 138 How should a king act when attacked by any enemies with whom should he make war. 397
Chapter 139 How should a king act without trusting others 413
Chapter 140 The duty of a king when his kingdom is attacked by robbers 422
Chapter 141 The duties of a king when sin prevails in his kingdom 428
Chapter 142 The means by which kings should collect wisdom 438
Chapter 143 The merit of a person who supports a beseeching men. 441
Chapter 144 The story of a pigeon on the subject 233
Chapter 145-149 The same story 444-450
Chapter 150 The purification of a person who commits sin from want of discrimination 451
Chapter 151 The fruit of satisfying the Brahmanas 453
Chapter 152 The purificatory rites of a king 454
Chapter 153 Whether a man revives after death. The conversation between a vulture and a Jackal 458
Chapter 154 The duties of a king when a neighboring but a powerful enemy is offended by him 467
Chapter 155 The conversation between Narada and shalmali 468
Chapter 156-157 The same story 470-471
Chapter 158 The source and basis of sin 473
Chapter 159 Covetousness in the root of all evils 476
Chapter 160 The most important duties 477
Chapter 161 Penance is the most important 480
Chapter 162 The marks of truth 481
Chapter 163 The source anger and lust 483
Chapter 164 The acts of malevolent person 485
Chapter 165-166 (Mistake) The distribution of wealth among Brahamasn 486-493
Chapter 167 The question of Nakula the first creation of the sword and the author there of 499
Chapter 168 Vidura discourse on virtue profit and pleasure. An account of men gentle by nature and of true friends 504
Chapter 169 Sojourn of Goutama 509
Chapter 170 The hospitality of goutama by Rajadharma 511
Chapter 171 The meeting of Goutama with the Rakshasa chief 513
Chapter 172-173 The same subjects 515-517

Volume 8th

Chapter 174 An account of Religion 1
Chapter 175 The duties of men in view of approaching death 6
Chapter 176 The root of happiness and misery 9
Chapter 177 The root of happiness the story of Manki 11
Chapter 178 Value of wealth. The various instructions 16
Chapter 179 The roots of success. The story of Praharda 17
Chapter 180 Relatives acts riches and wisdom which is them should be the refuge 21
Chapter 181 Whether gifts sacrifices penance and dutiful services to preceptors yield wisdom and bliss 25
Chapter 182 The origin of the universe. The creator and the living creature 27
Chapter 183 The creation of the unicerse 30
Chapter 184 The five element 31
Chapter 185 The work of fire and wind 35
Chapter 186 The work of air 36
Chapter 187 Death is only a change of form 37
Chapter 188 The creation of the Prajapatis of Duty, truth, Penance etc no distinction of castes 40
Chapter 189 The characteristics of the four varnas 42
Chapter 190 Truth and untruth 44
Chapter 191 The four modes of life 46
Chapter 192 The same subject 48
Chapter 193 The ordinances about conduct 51
Chapter 194 The spiritual science 54
Chapter 195 The four kids of yoga 59
Chapter 196 The rules of silent recitation 61
Chapter 197-198 The end f the recitors 61-64
Chapter 199 The discourse of the subjects b Savitri 65
Chapter 200 The reply of the Brahmana to virupa 77
Chapter 201 The fruits of Jnana Yoga 79
Chapter 202 The origin of the elements and the formation of the bodies 83
Chapter 203 The soul and the three Gunas 86
Chapter 204 The same subject 88
Chapter 205 Worthlessness of physical and mental sorrow he value of wisdom 90
Chapter 206 The divine Vishnu 92
Chapter 207 An account of the creator 95
Chapter 208 The patriarchs 98
Chapter 209 The various names of Vishnu 101
Chapter 210 The creation: The Brahma 104
Chapter 211 The soul understanding mind 108
Chapter 212 Acts and knowledge 109
Chapter 213 Knowledge of the supreme soul 11
Chapter 214-215 The means of conquering the sense 117-117
Chapter 216 A yogin should give up sleep 119
Chapter 217 The knowledge of supreme Brahma 121
Chapter 218 The acquiring of liberation by janaka 124
Chapter 219 The conversation between and misery 129
Chapter 220 The acquiring of happiness and misery 135
Chapter 221 Is fasting a penance 136
Chapter 222 Is the man doer of good and bad acts 138
Chapter 223 By following what intelligence can a king born of prosperity live on earth 141
Chapter 224-225 The dialogue between Shakra and vali on the subject 141-148
Chapter 226 Words of Namuchi 152
Chapter 227 What is the good for a man who is the distress fro loss of friends of Kingdom 154
Chapter 228 The marks of future greatness and degeneration 164
Chapter 229 Ow does a man attain to Brahma 172
Chapter 230 The conversation between Krishna land ugrasena about the man who pleases all 174
Chapter 231 The origin and end of all creatures 176
Chapter 232 The account of Brahma 179
Chapter 233 The night and day of Brahma 182
Chapter 234 The duties of a Brahmana 184
Chapter 235 The same subject 187
Chapter 236 How knowledge is to be acquired 190
Chapter 237 Knowledge by which birth and death may be avoided 193
Chapter 238 The Vedas 196
Chapter 239 The means by which Brahma can be known 198
Chapter 240 The doctrine of knowledge according the yoga system 200
Chapter 241-243 The injunctions about knowledge and act 203-208
Chapter 244 The duties of the Vanaprashta mode of life 210
Chapter 245 The means for acquiring the highest subject of acquisition 213
Chapter 246 The various principle 217
Chapter 247 The various elements ego understanding 219
Chapter 248 Mind and understanding 221
Chapter 249 The knowledge of soul 223
Chapter 250 The foremost of all duties 225
Chapter 251 The account of true Yogin 227
Chapter 252 The subject of spirituality the formation of elements 229
Chapter 253 The account of self 230
Chapter 254 The tree of desire 232
Chapter 255 The enumeration of the principle 233
Chapter 256 What is death 234
Chapter 257 The creation of death 236
Chapter 258 The colloquy between death and Brahma 238
Chapter 259 An account of righteousness 241
Chapter 260 Question by Yudhsithira about virtue and duties 244
Chapter 261-264 The story of Tuladhara and Jajali 246-258
Chapter 265 The story of king Vicharakhu about sacrifices 260
Chapter 266 The determination of an obligatory act 261
Chapter 267 How should a king protect his subjects without harming any body. 268
Chapter 268 Religion of enjoyment and liberation 271
Chapter 269 Various religious rites described by Kapila 274
Chapter 270 The important of the Vedas and the vedic rights 281
Chapter 271 Religion profit and pleasure which of them is superior. The discourse of Kundadhara 286
Chapter 272 The sacrifice performed for virtue 290
Chapter 273 Description of liberation renunciation sin and virtue 292
Chapter 274 The means for acquiring liberation 294
Chapter 275 The discourse between Narada and Asita devala about creation 296
Chapter 276 How the thirst for riches can be removed. The discourse between Janaka and Mandavya 299
Chapter 277 The duty of a man as knowing that the life of a man runs speedily 300
Chapter 278 How should a man attain to Brahma 304
Chapter 279 Yudhisthira asks when he should renounce sovereignty and adopt a life a renunciation 306
Chapter 280 The greatness of Vishnu described 309
Chapter 281 The defeat of vitra 317
Chapter 282 The destruction of vitra 320
Chapter 283 The origin of fever 325
Chapter 284 The destruction Of the sacrifice of Daksha by Mahadeva 329
Chapter 285 The origin and nature of all spiritual science 347
Chapter 286 How death and sorrow may be avoided. The discourse between Narada and Samanga 351
Chapter 287 What tends to the good of one who is not acquainted with scriptures 353
Chapter 288 How grief may be avoided and happiness enjoyed the conversation between sagara and Arishthanimi 358
Chapter 289 The history of Ushanas 362
Chapter 290 The mean by which one acquires the greatest good both in this world and in the next 365
Chapter 291 Parasara discourse on acts and expiation of sin 367
Chapter 292 Discourse on virtue and wealth: The duties of Brahmanas and Kshtriyas 369
Chapter 293 The duties of the Brahmanas 371
Chapter 294 The duties of the sudras. The figt of Brahmanas 373
Chapter 295 The ordinance about penance as described by Parasar 376
Chapter 296 The origin of difference of color amongst different order. The birth of various castes 379
Chapter 297 Discourse on Kshatriyas duties and death 382
Chapter 298 What yield good. What is the best Path? 386
Chapter 299 Merits of truth self control forgiveness and wisdom 391
Chapter 300 The difference between sankhay and yoga systems of philosophy 395
Chapter 301 The principles of Sankhya philosophy 400
Chapter 302 Mistake in chapter mark). How this universe is destroyed. That which was never destroyed and will never be destroyed 409
Chapter 303 The nature of the sould 414
Chapter 304 Soul passage through briths 418
Chapter 305 Individual soul nature and supreme soul 419
Chapter 306 The practices of yoga the nature of the supreme soul 422
Chapter 307 Description of Vidya (Knowledge) and Avidya (Nescience) 426
Chapter 308 The supreme soul and the Individual soul 430
Chapter 309 The discourse between vasuman and the Brahamana about what is of the highest good to a man both in his world and the next 435
Chapter 310 The origin of the principles of the sankhaya system 437
Chapter 311 The duration of time of the supreme Purusha 439
Chapter 312 The destruction of the universe 441
Chapter 313 The spiritual element and accidental 442
Chapter 314 The three qualities of nature 444
Chapter 315 What is with qualities and what is without qualities 446
Chapter 316 The science of the Yogins 447
Chapter 317 The places to which the dead go 450
Chapter 318 Yajnavalka attainment of knowledge he describes the manifest and unmanifest 451
Chapter 319 How a man can avoid death and decrepitude the narrative of Panchashika 461
Chapter 320 The excellence of liberation one can quire it in domestic mode of life. 462
Chapter 321 How sukha was won over to renunciation 478
Chapter 322 The efficacy of gifts sacrifice and penance 486
Chapter 323-325 The history of suka 488-492
Chapter 326 The conversation between shuka and sanaka 495
Chapter 327 The study of self by self 499
Chapter 328 The suspension of the Vedas the disciple of Vyasa go down for subdividing them 503
Chapter 329 Narada instruction to suka 508
Chapter 330 Narada preaches the important of yoga and knowledge of self 513
Chapter 331 The eternal situation free from sorrows suka leaves his house 515
Chapter 332 The practice of yoga by suka. 520
Chapter 333 Suka passes through the mountain to Mandakini. Vyays follow him. 523
Chapter 334 Who is the god of gods. The discourse between narad and rishi naryana o this subject 526
Chapter 335 Narada goes to see Narayana born in the hosue of Dharma. The characteristic of liberation men 530
Chapter 336 The birth of Brhiaspati the description of the white island 535
Chapter 337 The discussion whether goats should be sacrificed the fail of king vasu 540
Chapter 338 Narada worshipt Narayana in the while island 543
Chapter 339 Naryana appears before Narada and tell him that those who have implicit faith in Naryana become liberated 546
Chapter 340 The creation of Rudras etc. The religion of Renunciation 557
Chapter 341 The names of Nraryana 567
Chapter 342 The attainment of uniformity by agni and soma the birth of gods manus etc. 572
Chapter 343 Why did Narada succeed in seeing Naryana? Why did go to see Nara and Naryana 588
Chapter 344 Nara and Narayan said to Narada that for his devotion the great god showed himself to him 593
Chapter 345 The origin of panda 596
Chapter 346 An account of Vishnu 598
Chapter 347 The replacement of the Vedas description of Narayana 600
Chapter 348 The practices of men who are devoted to Naryana 608
Chapter 349 The story that Vyasa was Narayan son 615
Chapter 350 Account of soul 621
Chapter 351 Nature and action of sould 624
Chapter 352-353 Duties of several modes 626-627
Chapter 354 Householders duties 628
Chapter 355-365 The story of the naga king padma 629-642

Volume 9th

  Anushasana Parva  
Chapter 1 Yudhishthira despondency at the death of his relatives. The story of Mrityu Gautami, Kala the flower the serpent etc 1
Chapter 2 The story of Sudarshana and Oghavati. How death was conquered by a householder 8
Chapter 3 The story of Vishvamitra as being promoted from a Kshtriyas to a Brahmana 14
Chapter 4 The descendants of Vishvamitra 16
Chapter 5 The merits of mercy and the marks of devout men. The story of vasava and the great suka 20
Chapter 6 Exertion and destiny which is more powerful conversation between Brahman and Vasishta 22
Chapter 7 The fruits of good deeds 26
Chapter 8 Persons worthy of adoration 29
Chapter 9 The end of person who fail to make gifts to the Brahmanas after having promised them. The sotyr of the jackal and ape 31
Chapter 10 Whether any sin is committed if a person give instruction to a lowcaste person 34
Chapter 11 The kind of person in whom prosperity dwells. The conversation between rukshmini and the goddess shree 39
Chapter 12 Whether man or woman gets greater pleasure from an act of union 42
Chapter 13 The means for passing happily through this world and the next 46
Chapter 14 All the name of Shambhu. The duties of husband and wife 47
Chapter 15 Shiva gives boons to Krishna 82
Chapter 16 The story of Tandip 83
Chapter 17 Yoga and the name of the great god 89
Chapter 18 The hymn of maheshvara 109
Chapter 19 The declaration about joint duties on the occasion of a person marriage. The discourse between Arthavakra and Disha 116
Chapter 20 The declaration about joint duties on the cocasion of a person marriage. The discourse between Arhavakra and Disha 125
Chapter 21 The declaration about joint duties on the cocasion of a person marriage. The discourse between Arhavakra and Disha 127
Chapter 22 The proper object of gift 128
Chapter 23 The rites for the deities and departed manes on the occasion of the Shraddhas 133
Chapter 24 The circumstances under which a person becomes guilty of Brahminicide without actually killing him 142
Chapter 25 The merits of ablution in sacred water 143
Chapter 26 Countries provinces mountains and rivers most sanctified 419
Chapter 27 How can a man of any other casts acquire the dignity of a Brahmana 158
Chapter 28 The story of Indra and Matanga 161
Chapter 29 The story of Indra and Matanga on the subject 162
Chapter 30 How Vitahavya be came a Brahmana 165
Chapter 31 The discourse between Narada and Vasudeva 170
Chapter 32 Merits of persons granting protection to living creatures 173
Chapter 33 The deed by which a king succeeds in enjoying both this world and the next 176
Chapter 34-35 The adoration of the Brahmanas 178-181
Chapter 36 The conversation between shakra and shamvara on the same subject 183
Chapter 37 Which of the there is the proper party to make gits vis. 185
Chapter 38-39 The disposition of women 196-189
Chapter 40-43 The creation of woman and the object thereof. 191-201
Chapter 44 The story of vipula and devasharman 203
Chapter 45 The rites of marriage and all the particulars thereof 208
Chapter 46 How a maiden after she is left off b a man after promise should be treated. 211
Chapter 47 The duties of men toward women 212
Chapter 48 The rules of marriage and the law of inheritance 217
Chapter 49 The duties of person born in mixed castes 223
Chapter 50 The position of sons 225
Chapter 51 The nature of compassion and pity. The discourse between Nahusha and chyavana 228
Chapter 52-57 The history of jamadagni 223-248
Chapter 58 The rewards of the planting of trees and the digging of tanks 252
Chapter 59 A description of the gifts which fellows the giver to the next world 255
Chapter 60 The preference of gift one who solicits and to one who does not 258
Chapter 61 The rewards of gifts in his world and in the next 260
Chapter 62 A description of the best of all gift 263
Chapter 63 The fruits of gifts to Brahmana and others the replies of Narada 271
Chapter 64 The ordinances of the gifts of food 275
Chapter 65 The gifts of gold 278
Chapter 66 The merits of the gifts of a pair of sandals to a Brahmana. The gifts of sesame land kine, gold, etc 279
Chapter 67 The merits of the gifts of drink 284
Chapter 68 The gifts of sesame and lamps 286
Chapter 69 The gifts of earth. Vedic injunction on the objects of gifts 288
Chapter 70 The history of king Negra 291
Chapter 71 The merits of the gifts of kine. The discourse between Rishi Uddalaki and Nachiketa 293
Chapter 72 The end of persons who make gifts of kine 300
Chapter 73 The end of persons who make gifts of kine 301
Chapter 74-75 The merits of Vedic studies vows, teaching the Vedas gifts of knowledge of the satisfaction of one duties of serving the parents 306-307
Chapter 76 Ordinance about the gifts of kine 311
Chapter 77-80 The mysteries of the gifts of kine 314-322
Chapter 81 Description of sacred things 324
Chapter 82 The merits of cowdung. The conversation between kine and the goddess of prosperity 328
Chapter 83 The glory of kine 330
Chapter 84 An account of gold and its gifts 334
Chapter 85 The colloquies of the deities on the subject 340
Chapter 86 The history of the destruction of Taraka 353
Chapter 87 The ordinances about shraddha 356
Chapter 88 Eternal gifts to the departed manes 357
Chapter 89 Optional sharaddhas 359
Chapter 90 A description of Brahmanas to whom offers should be made as the time of sharaddha 359
Chapter 91-92 The history and particular rites of a Shraddha 365-368
Chapter 93 Whether a Brahmana eating havya at the invitation of Brahmana while fasting commits sin 370
Chapter 94 The history of oaths 384
Chapter 95 The introduction of umbrellas and sandals as gifts of shraddhas 390
Chapter 96 Jamadagni attempt to destroy the sun 392
Chapter 97 Duties of the domestic mode of life 394
Chapter 98 The history of the gifts of light 396
Chapter 99-100 The merits of the gifts of light incense. The discourse between Nahusha and Agastya on the subject 401-403
Chapter 101 The end of a person stealing a Brahmana goods. 407
Chapter 102 The various end of righteous person after death. The discourse between goutama and vasva 409
Chapter 103 The highest penance described. The discourse between Bhagiratha and Brahma 417
Chapter 104 Why a man becomes long: or short lived 422
Chapter 105 Fraternal duties 434
Chapter 106 Ordinances equivalent to sacrifices for poor men 436
Chapter 107 Ordinances equivalent sacrifices for poor men 441
Chapter 108 The foremost and purest of all tirthas described 452
Chapter 109 The most beneficial fruit of all fasts 454
Chapter 110 The means for acquiring beauty, prosperity, good temper and happiness 455
Chapter 111 The deeds by which one goes to heaven or hell 456
Chapter 112 The end of virtue 466
Chapter 113 Noninijury, observance of Vedic rituals, meditation, controlling senses penances 468
Chapter 114 The purification of ne who has injured others 470
Chapter 115 Ordinances about meat eating 471
Chapter 116 The merits of abstention from meat eating 477
Chapter 117 The end of person dying in battlefield. The discourse between Dvaipayan and a worm 480
Chapter 118 The end of person dying in battlefield. The discourse between Dvaipayan and a worm 483
Chapter 119 The end of person dying in battlefield. The discourse between Dvaipayan and a worm 485
Chapter 120-122 Knowledge penances and gifts which of them is superior 486-490
Chapter 123 The conduct of good and chaste women 491
Chapter 124 The efficacy of conciliation and gifts 493
Chapter 125 The mystery of duties and gifts 496
Chapter 126 Deeds pleasing to Vishnu 503
Chapter 127 The worship of sacred fire 507
Chapter 128 The observance of duties which produces happiness 509
Chapter 129 The condition of men who known others wives 510
Chapter 130 The mysteries of duty and religion 511
Chapter 131 The power fo the pramathas 515
Chapter 132 The mysteries of duty described by the elephant 516
Chapter 133-134 Duties as described by Maheshvara and Skanda 517-518
Chapter 135 The laws of diet the position of various castes about that 519
Chapter 136 The expiation of a Brahmana 521
Chapter 137 The superiority of charity and devotion 523
Chapter 138 The merits of gifts 526
Chapter 139-148 Religion and profit which bring on happiness in the next world. The history of Rudra and Uma 527-575
Chapter 149 An account of the one god 580
Chapter 150 The mantras for success in journey entry into new building and for propitiating malevolent spirits 598
Chapter 151 Persons worthy of adoration 605
Chapter 152 The fruit of the adoration of Brahmanas 607
Chapter 153-157 Superiorly of the Brahmanas over the element 609
Chapter 158-159 The prosperity following the worship of the Brahmanas 621-627
Chapter 160 Shata rudriya mantra 631
Chapter 161 The same cont. 634
Chapter 162 The authority of direct perception inference the science of the scriptures 636
Chapter 163 Time for acquisition of wealth 642
Chapter 164 The influence of times 643
Chapter 165 The means of happiness source of wellbeing 644
Chapter 166 The instruction of Bhishma 649
Chapter 167 Yudhishthira comes to Bhishma 650
Chapter 168 Death of Bhishma 654
  Ashvamedhika Parva  
Chapter 1 Ydhishthira grief and consolation by Dhirtarashtra 659
Chapter 2 The conversation between Yudhishitira and Krishna 660
Chapter 3 Consolation offered by Vyasa 662
Chapter 4 The story of the Royal sage Marutta 663
Chapter 5-10 The story of Marutta and Brihaspati continued 665-679
Chapter 11 The story of vrita and Indra 684
Chapter 12 Mental and physical diseases as described by Krishna 685
Chapter 13 The means of Salvation described by Krishna 687
Chapter 14 The exhortation of the Rishis Yudhishthira for going to Himalayas 689
Chapter 15 Krishna desire of going to Dwarka 690
Chapter 16 The story of Anugita 692
Chapter 17 The dissolution of the body and the acquirement of another. The attainment of the soul to Brahman 696
Chapter 18 The fruits of human actions 699
Chapter 19 The characteristics of a liberated person 702
Chapter 20 The discourse of the married couple. The description of Brahman 707
Chapter 21 The ten hotris and two mind 409
Chapter 22 The seven sacrificing present 711
Chapter 23 The five sacrificing priests 714
Chapter 24 The first creation in a creature born 716
Chapter 25 The chaturhotra sacrifice 717
Chapter 26 Countries provinces mountains and rivers most sanctified 179
Chapter 27 The extensive forest of Brahma described 720
Chapter 28 Nature described 722
Chapter 29 The discourse between Kartavirya, Arjuna and the ocean 725
Chapter 30 Alarka discourse about controlling the various organs of the body 726
Chapter 31 The three enemies 729
Chapter 32 The means for destroying egoism. The discourse of Janaka 730
Chapter 33 The knowledge of self 732
Chapter 34 The source of the knowledge of self 733
Chapter 35 An account of Braman the highest object of knowledge 734
Chapter 36 The three qualities and the means in improvement 738
Chapter 37 The quality of darkness 741
Chapter 38 The quality of goodness 742
Chapter 39 The united state of the three qualities described 744
Chapter 40 An account of the great soul 746
Chapter 41 The principle of greatness 747
Chapter 42 The five great element 747
Chapter 43 The foremost objects in nature are enumerated 752
Chapter 44 The creation of day night stars etc 755
Chapter 45 The wheel of life 757
Chapter 46 The conduct of the twice born 759
Chapter 47 An account of renunciation 763
Chapter 48 The relation between nature soul 765
Chapter 49 Description of duty 766
Chapter 50 Abstention from injury association and disassociate of soul and nature 767
Chapter 51 The mind and the dissolution the body described 771
Chapter 52 The departure of Krishna 775
Chapter 53 The meeting of Krishna Utanka 780
Chapter 54 Spiritual science described by Krishna to Utanka 782
Chapter 55 Krishna shows his supreme form to Utanka 783
Chapter 56-58 The story of Utanka and Saudasa 786-792
Chapter 59 The return of Krishna to dwarka 796
Chapter 60 Krishna describes the wonderful battle 798
Chapter 61 An accont of Abhimanyu death 801
Chapter 62 Obsequial offerings Abhimanyu 804
Chapter 63-65 Yudhishthira acquisition of wealth turned into earth by Maruta 805-808
Chapter 66 Krishna return to Hastinapur 810
Chapter 67 Subhadra fomentation 812
Chapter 68 Krishna Is requested to restore Abhimanyu son to life 814
Chapter 69 Krishna restore him to life 815
Chapter 70 Great rejoicing 817
Chapter 71 The return of the pandavas 819
Chapter 72 Yudhishthira desire for horse sacrifice 821
Chapter 73 The horse is let loose and Yudhishthira is initiated 823
Chapter 74 The fight between Arujna and Trigartas 825
Chapter 75 The fight between Arjuna and Bhagadata 827
Chapter 76 The defeat of Bhagadatta 829
Chapter 77 The battle between arjuna and the remaining Saindhavas 831
Chapter 78 The speech of Dushala 833
Chapter 79 The arrival of arjuna at Manipur hearing of the death of her husband and son chitrangada goes to the field 837
Chapter 80 Ulupi the daughter of naga king also goes there she revives Arjuna 839
Chapter 81 She gives an account of the whole thing 844
Chapter 82 The return of the sacrifice horse homewards 846
Chapter 83 The return of the sacrificial horse to dwarka 848
Chapter 84 The battle between arjuna and gandhara king 850
Chapter 85 The beginning of the hose sacrifices of Arjuna 852
Chapter 86 The arrival of a messenger from arjuna 855
Chapter 87 Yudhishthira goes out to receive Arjuna 856
Chapter 88 The arrival of Babruvahana chitrangada and Ulupi 858
Chapter 89 The ceremony beings 861
Chapter 90 A description of the sacrifice 865
Chapter 91 The ordinance about the sacrifice 874
Chapter 92 The highest end of all sacrifice 877
  Ashrama Vasika Parva  
Chapter 1 The conduct of the Pandavas after regaining their kingdom 883
Chapter 2 The respectful treatment of the Pandavas towards Dhritarasthra 885
Chapter 3 Gruel act of Bhima the grief of Dhritarashtra and Yudhishthira 887
Chapter 4 Vyasa consolation to Dhritarashtra 893
Chapter 5 Dhritarashtra advice to Yudhishthira 895
Chapter 6 Royal duties described by Dhritarashtra 898
Chapter 7 Instruction about war and peace 900
Chapter 8 Dhritarashtra settles about returning into forest 902
Chapter 9 Dhritarashtra announces his intention and apologizes to the citizens 904
Chapter 10 The history of the war as described by a Brahmana 905
Chapter 11 Dhritarashtra distributes money 909
Chapter 12 Arjuna advices Bhima to give up his hostiles feelings 911
Chapter 13 Vidura communicates Dhritarashtra, Yudhishthira apology for Bhima conduct 912
Chapter 14 Distribution of gifts 913
Chapter 15 Dhritarashtra departure for the forest 915
Chapter 16 Kunit determination to follow the blind king 916
Chapter 17 Kuntis reply to her sons 918
Chapter 18 The arrival of the party at the forest 920
Chapter 19 Arrival at Vyas hermitage 922
Chapter 20 The arrival of ascetics to see the king 923
Chapter 21 The sorrows of the Pandavas 926
Chapter 22 Yudhishthira goes with his party to see the king forest 927
Chapter 23 The royal march 929
Chapter 24 The meeting of the Pandavas with their mother and the blind king 931
Chapter 25 The same contined 932
Chapter 26 Dhritarashtra enquires Yudhishthira of his well being and the latter reply 934
Chapter 27 The passing of a day in the forest by Ydhishthira 937
Chapter 28 The history of vidura 939
Chapter 29 The conversation of Vyasa and other ascetics 941
Chapter 30 The history of karna described by Kunti 945
Chapter 31-33 Gandhari sees her son 946-950
Chapter 34 How persons whose bodies have been destroyed re appears 952
Chapter 35 Janamejaya sees his father 954
Chapter 36 Vyasa consoles Dhritrashtra 955
Chapter 37 Narada comes to Yudhishthira and described the death of Dhritarasthra kunit and other 959
Chapter 38 Yudhishtra lamentations 962
Chapter 39 Narada describes the history of the death 964
  Mausala Parva  
Chapter 1 Ydhishthira marks many unusual portents 967
Chapter 2 Vasudeva orders the vrishnis to makes a pilgrimage to the seacoast for bathing in the sacred water of the ocean 969
Chapter 3 The vrishnis and the Andhakas start on a pilgrimage and meet with their doom 971
Chapter 4 Ascension of Vasudeva 975
Chapter 5 Arrival of Arjuna at Dwarka 978
Chapter 6 Arjuna stars to see his maternal uncle 979
Chapter 7 Arjuna departure from Dvaravati and his adventure in the Land of the five rivers 981
Chapter 8 Arjuna sees Vyasa at his hermitage and bemoans his loss. Vyasa counsels to arjuna 986
  Mahaprasthanika Parva  
Chapter 1 The king leaves the world after hearing Krishna departure 990
Chapter 2 The departure of Pandvas pricnes form the world 993
Chapter 3 Shakra comes to the king and informs that he will see al his relatives and kinsmen 995
  Svargarohanika Parva  
Chapter 1 Arrived at heaven king Yudhishthira sees Duryodhana Blazing with effulgence 999
Chapter 2 Yudhishthira solicitude for his brother and kinsmen and the princes of panchala 1001
Chapter 3 The advent of the deities and their adulation of the conduct of Yudhishthira plunges in the celestial 1005
Chapter 4 Yudhishthira sees Govinda in his effulgent Brahma form as also all his brother and relation 1008
Chapter 5 Janamejaya query regarding the period the heroes of Kurukshetra would remain in the celestial 1010
Chapter 6 Janameja query as the ordinances relating to the manner of hastening to a recitation 1015

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