Nalopákhyánam: Story of Nala, an Episode of the Mahábhárata: the Sanskrit Text, with a Copious Vocabulary and an Improved Version of Dean Milman's Translation, by Monier Williams

Clarendon Press, 1879 - 330 pàgines

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Pàgina 189 - Hari, the creator of the universe, being thus prayed to by the prostrate divinities, smiled, and thus spake: "With renovated energy, oh gods, I will restore your strength. Do you act as I enjoin. Let all the gods, associated with the Asuras, cast all sorts of medicinal herbs into the sea of milk; and then taking the mountain Mandara for the churning-stick, the serpent Vasuki for the rope, churn the ocean together for ambrosia; depending upon my aid. To secure the assistance of the Daityas, you must...
Pàgina 17 - ... girt with all her virgin bands ; In her glowing beauty shining — all excelling in her form ; Every limb in smooth proportion — slender waist and lovely eyes ; Even the moon's soft gleam disdaining — in her own o'erpowering light. As he gazed, his love grew warmer — to the softly smiling maid, Yet to keep his truth, his duty — all his passion he suppressed. Then Nishadha's king beholding — all those maids with beauteous limbs From their seats sprang up in wonder — at his matchless...
Pàgina 246 - ... and, like those abstemious men, a virtuous wife ascends to heaven, though she have no child, if, after the decease of her lord, she devote herself to pious austerity...
Pàgina 194 - AsViNS, the sons of the Sun according to later mythology, but of whose origin we have no such legend in the Veda, as far as we have yet gone. They are said, indeed, in one place, to have the sea (Sindhu) for their mother ; but this is explained to intimate their identity, as affirmed by some authorities, with the sun and moon, which rise, apparently, out of the ocean ; they are called Dasras, — destroyers either of foes or of diseases, for they are the physicians of the gods ; they are also called...
Pàgina 137 - Nala's self were there. Damayanti, too, the rushing — of king Nala's chariot heard. As a cloud that hoarsely thunders — at the coming of the rains. All her heart was thrilled with wonder — at that old familiar sound. On they seemed to come, as Nala — drove of yore his trampling steeds : Like it seemed to Bhima's daughter — and e'en so to Nala's steeds. On the palace roofs the peacocks — th' elephants within their stalls, And the horses heard the rolling — of the mighty monarch's car.
Pàgina 323 - The only explanation of which it is susceptible is the delight, as well as astonishment, which the discovery of the exhilarating, if not inebriating, properties of the fermented juice of the plant must have excited in simple minds on first becoming acquainted with its effects.
Pàgina 55 - I'm lost ! undone for ever — helpless in the wild wood left ; " Faithful once to every duty — wert thou not, and true in word. " Art thou faithful to thy promise — to desert me thus in sleep. " Could'st thou then depart, forsaking — thy devoted, constant wife; " Her in sooth that never wronged thee — wronged indeed, but not by her. " Keep'st thou thus thy solemn promise — oh, unfaithful lord of men, " There, when all the gods were present — plighted to thy wedded wife ? " Death is but...
Pàgina 189 - ... refreshed the gods with revivifying showers. In the midst of the milky sea, Hari himself, in the form of a tortoise, served as a pivot for the mountain, as it was whirled around. The holder of the mace and discus was present, in other forms, amongst the gods and demons, and assisted to drag the monarch of the serpent race; and, in another vast body, he sat upon the summit of the mountain.
Pàgina 159 - Moon that travels through the midst of all the World; Let her, too, of life bereave me, if in this 'gainst thee I've sinned. These three gods are those that govern the three worlds — so let them speak. If these gods can say with justice, " Cast her off,

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