The History of India from the Earliest Ages, Volum 1

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Súdras
32
Exaggerations and embellishments of the Kshatriya bards
38
CHAPTER I
42
Womens apartments
43
Breaking up of the Council
45
Foundation of the great Raj of Bhárata by Raja Bharata
48
Gandharva marriage a union without marriage ceremonies
49
Review of the foregoing description of the Aswamedha
54
Distance of Benares from Hastinápur
56
Brahmanical myth that Vyása was the father of Dhritarashtra
60
Krishnas excuses
63
CHAPTER II
73
Krishnas visit to Duryodhana
74
Swordfighting
87
Improbability of the legend but religious significance of
95
Defeat of the Kauravas and victory of the Pandavas
96
Data by which the fact of an interpolation can be established
100
Familiar to the age when the Bráhmans persecuted
103
Life of the Pandavas as mendicant Brahmans in the city
110
Grand reception of the Pándavas by Raja Drupada
115
Engage Dhaumya to be their family priest and leave Kuntí
118
Declares that Draupadí must marry the five brethren
126
Woman
128
Question of whether Drona was a Bráhman or a Kshatriya
129
Alarm of the Kauravas at the alliance
136
CHAPTER VIII
138
Memory of the incident preserved in a later myth
140
Visit to Parasu Ráma
146
The modern Munnipurees a genuine relic of the Scythic Nágas
149
Viduras objections to Krishnas visit to Hastinápur
150
Brahmanical revival 800 A D et
159
Probable character of the sacrificial rites
167
4 Jealous wrath of Duryodhana
172
Morning of the gambling match
178
Mythical losses of Yudhishthira
179
Tradition of the twelve years of jungle life to be distinguished
187
Historical significance of the foregoing myths
193
Preparations of the Pándavas for dwelling disguised in
204
Draupadí enters the presence of the Rání
207
Youth and ignorance of Uttar
221
Difficulty as regards the Gandharvas
228
Necessity for the Raja to control his passions for an entire
233
Futile efforts of the Brahmanical compilers to associate
234
Bhíma serving as cook PAGE
235
Life of the Pandavas in the jungle
236
Subsequent negotiations and preparations carried on in the city
241
The message sent by the Pandavas
249
Reverence paid to Krishna by the people of Hastinapur
262
Mythical references to Krishna
271
Yudhishthira sends public messages by Sanjaya to the elders
275
Dubious incidents
278
Krishna rebukes Duryodhana
283
Foregoing rules apparently of modern date
284
Hidimbis proposals to Bhíma
322
Arjuna taunted by Yudhishthira
326
Extraordinary counsel of Krishna that Bhíma should strike
344
Reproaches Aswattháma for the murder of the innocent sons
352
THE RECONCILIATION OF THE LIVING AND BURIAL OF THE DEAD
359
Sanjaya delivers his messages to the Maharaja
364
Krishna returns to Hastinápur
415
Identification of their country with Malabar
421
Extraordinary meeting between the Raja and Arjuna
423
Jewels
424
Scythian tradition of a golden plough
434
Review of the foregoing narrative
441
Death of Vasudeva
450
Perfect bliss involved in the description in the Mahá Bhárata
452
PART III
457
Conquest of Jarasandha Raja of Magadhá a myth appertain
458
Personal character of Krishna
459
Suspicious details respecting Pándus marriages
460
Flight of the Hot Season
466
Krishna slays the warders of the bow
472
Each of the four gods assumes the form of Nala
484
Wrath of Kali at finding that Nala was chosen
485
Nala takes service with Rituparna Raja of Ayodhyá under
491
Approach to the city of Vidarbha
498
Damayantí sends her children to Nala
499
Gambling not regarded as a vice
505
Sports of the daughter of the Minister and daughter of
528
Picture of the gambling scene in the pavilion
533
Review of the foregoing narrative of the capture of the horse
535
Krishna promises to give Subhadrá in marriage to Arjuna
536
Combination of war and gambling
537
Surprises Dhrishtadyumna and slaughters
538
Extraordinary extent to which the original Kshatriya tradition
539
Slays the Raja and his elephant at a single blow 303
540
Bhíma fights Drona until sunrise 316
541
Explains how Yudhishthira has in every case prohibited
542
Bhíma retorts that Krishnas stomach contains the universe
543
Question of how far the elements of an opposition of classes
544
Horrible death of the Asura
546
Takes service under conditions
548
Narrative reverts from fiction to authentic tradition
549
Draupadí prays to the Sun for succour
550
Mild answer of Yudhishthira
551
Horrible character of the jungle fire 443
552
4th Public exhibition of arms at Hastinápur
553
Hidimbi entreats Bhíma to take her as his wife
554
154
555
His wicked proposals to Draupada
557
Contrast between the historical traditions of Krishna and
558
343
559
Encouraged by Krishna
560
Exaggerations and embellishments to be treated with
561
Mythical character of the legend respecting Ambá
562
Married to a Rishi but refuses to fulfil her duties
563
Extraordinary plot of the Kauravas to burn the Pándavas
564
Difficulties in reference to the authenticity of the story
565
2 The sacrifice and feast
567
Change in the religious sentiment Simple idea of propitiating
569
Krishna revenges his death
570
Public rejoicings
571
Mysterious attributes of water
572
Invasion of Susarman in the northern quarter
573
The narrative
575
Bards and eulogists chaunt the praises of Yudhishthira
576

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Pàgina 158 - Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom! Give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah! To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me ? saith the Lord. I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of
Pàgina 158 - unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth ; they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them
Pàgina 158 - beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats. When you come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts ? Bring no more vain oblations! Incense is
Pàgina 29 - God above all gods :—Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " May He not destroy us, He, the creator of the earth; or He, the righteous, who created the heaven; He who also created the bright and mighty waters:—Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice
Pàgina 29 - Wherever the mighty water-clouds went, where they placed the seed and lit the fire, thence arose He who is the only life of the bright gods :—Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who by his might looked even over the waterclouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice, He who
Pàgina 19 - the gods. He is felt, at the time, as a real divinity—as supreme and absolute, in spite of the necessary limitations which, to our mind, a plurality of gods must entail on every single god. All the rest disappear for a moment from the vision
Pàgina 23 - as follows :—" Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the godhead, who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our
Pàgina 29 - nay, the highest heaven : He who measured out the light in the air: —Who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He to whom heaven and earth, standing firm by his
Pàgina 455 - sages; who has bound human beings in a chain, of which one end is life and the other death; on whom the Rishis meditate, and a knowledge, of whom imparts unalloyed happiness to their hearts ; and for whose gratification and favour all the daily devotions are performed by all worshippers. If a man reads the
Pàgina 496 - The driving is like the driving of Jehu, the son of Nimshi, for he driveth furiously.

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