Agastya

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.2.386 Here also is recited the sacrificial magnificence of Gaya; then the story of Agastya in which the Rishi ate up the Asura Vatapi, and his connubial connection with Lopamudra from the desire of offspring.
Mbh.1.118.6326 Formerly, the Rishi Agastya, while engaged in the performance of a grand sacrifice, chased the deer, and devoted every deer in the forest unto the gods in general.
Mbh.1.118.6329 For his especial sacrifices Agastya performed the homa with fat of the deer'
Mbh.1.141.7526 One day, Drona, addressing Arjuna before the assembled Kaurava princes, said, There was a disciple of Agastya in the science of arms called Agnivesa.
Mbh.1.189.9468 Agastya by his Brahma energy drank off the fathomless ocean.
Mbh.1.217.10613 Those sacred waters were called Agastya, and Saubhadra and Pauloma of great holiness, and Karandhama of great propitiousness yielding the fruits of a horse-sacrifice unto those that bathed there, and Bharadwaja, that great washer of sins.
Mbh.2.8.350 And Agastya and Matanga, and Kala, and Mrityu Death, performers of sacrifices, the Siddhas, and many Yogins; the Prtris belonging to the classes, called Agniswattas, Fenapa, Ushampa, Swadhavat, and Verhishada, as also those others that have forms; the wheel of time, and the illustrious conveyer himself of the sacrificial butter; all sinners among human beings, as also those that have died during the winter solstice; these officers of Yama who have been appointed to count the allotted days of everybody and everything; the Singsapa, Palasa, Kasa, and Kusa trees and plants, in their embodied forms, these all, O king, wait upon and worship the god of justice in that assembly house of his.
Mbh.2.11.436 And Agastya of great energy, and Markandeya, of great ascetic power, and Jamadagni and Bharadwaja, and Samvarta, and Chyavana, and exalted Durvasa, and the virtuous Rishyasringa, the illustrious Sanatkumara of great ascetic merit and the preceptor in all matters affecting Yoga; Asita and Devala, and Jaigishavya acquainted with truth; Rishava, Ajitasatru, and Mani of great energy; and the Science of healing with its eight branches, all in their personified forms, O Bharata; the moon with all the stars and the stellar conjunctions; Aditya with all his rays; the winds; the Sacrifices, the Declarations of purpose in sacrifices, the Vital principles, these illustrious and vow-observing beings in their personified forms, and many others too numerous to mention, attend all upon Brahma in that mansion.
Mbh.3.11.552 And even as Agastya ate up and digested the mighty Asura Vatapi I will eat up and digest this Bhima'
Mbh.3.26.1218 The descendants of Bhrigu and Angiras, along with those of Vasishta and Kasyapa, the illustrious sons of Agastya, the offspring of Atri all of excellent vows, in fact, all the foremost Brahmanas of the whole, are now united with thee!
Mbh.3.82.4009 He that goeth to the lake of Agastya and occupieth himself with the worship of the Pitris and celestials, fasting for three nights, acquireth, O king, the fruit of the Agnishtoma.
Mbh.3.87.4796 In this direction, O foremost of kings, lieth the excellent asylum of Agastya, O monarch, and the forest called Tapasa, decked by many ascetics.
Mbh.3.87.4797 And there also is the great tirtha called Hiranyavinda on the Kalanjara hills, and that best of mountains called Agastya, which is beautiful, sacred and auspicious.
Mbh.3.88.4821 And, O Yudhishthira, in the country of the Pandyas are the tirthas named Agastya and Varuna!
Mbh.3.88.4829 There on that mountain is the asylum of Agastya abounding in fruits and roots and water
Mbh.3.95.5030 There on the banks of that lake had dwelt of yore the eternal god himself of justice, and it was thither that the illustrious Rishi Agastya had repaired to behold that deity.
Mbh.3.96.5056 SECTION XCVI Vaisampayana said, After this the royal son of Kunti who was ever distinguished for his profuse gifts unto Brahmanas, proceeded to the asylum of Agastya and took up his abode in Durjaya.
Mbh.3.96.5057 It was here that that foremost of speakers, king Yudhishthira asked Lomasa as to why Agastya had slain Vatapi there.
Mbh.3.96.5072 Meanwhile, the illustrious Agastya beheld his deceased ancestors hanging in a pit with heads downwards.
Mbh.3.96.5077 If O Agastya, thou canst beget us a good son, we may then be saved from this hell and thou also wilt obtain thy blessed state of those having offspring'
Mbh.3.96.5078 Endued with great energy and observant of truth and morality Agastya replied, saying, Ye Pitris, I will accomplish your desire.
Mbh.3.97.5093 SECTION XCVII Lomasa continued, When Agastya thought that girl to be competent for the duties of domesticity, he approached that lord of earth-the ruler of Vidharbhas-and addressing him, said, I solicit thee, O king, to bestow thy daughter Lopamudra on me'
Mbh.3.97.5101 Bestow me on Agastya, and, O father, save thyself, by giving me away'
Mbh.3.97.5102 And at these words of his daughter, O monarch, the king gave away Lopamudra unto the illustrious Agastya with due rites.
Mbh.3.97.5103 And obtaining her as wife, Agastya addressed Lopamudra, saying, Cast thou away these costly robes and ornaments'
Mbh.3.97.5108 And the exalted Agastya also began to manifest great love for his wife.
Mbh.3.97.5117 Hearing these words of his wife, Agastya replied, O blessed girl, O thou of slender waist, I have not wealth like what thy father hath, O Lopamudra'
Mbh.3.97.5119 Agastya said, It is even so as thou hast said.
Mbh.3.97.5125 Agastya then said, O blessed girl, if this be the resolve that thou hast settled in thy heart, I will go out in quest of wealth.
Mbh.3.98.5127 SECTION XCVIII Lomasa continued, Agastya then, O son of the Kuru race, went to king Srutarvan who was regarded as richer than other kings, to beg for wealth.
Mbh.3.98.5130 And Agastya answered saying, O lord of the earth, know that I have come to thee, desirous of wealth.
Mbh.3.98.5138 And Agastya said, O lord of earth, know that we have come to thee desirous of wealth.
Mbh.3.98.5142 Agastya and Srutarvan, with king Vradhnaswa then went to Purokutsa's son, Trasadasyu, of enormous wealth.
Mbh.3.98.5145 And Agastya answered, O lord of earth, know that we have all come to thee, desirous of wealth.
Mbh.3.99.5156 But that best of Rishis, Agastya, addressing those royal sages, said, Yield ye not to grief, I will eat up the great Asura'
Mbh.3.99.5158 And Agastya ate up the whole of the meat supplied by Vatapi transformed into a ram.
Mbh.3.99.5162 Then that best of Munis, Agastya, bursting out in laughter, said, How can he come out?
Mbh.3.99.5165 And Agastya smilingly answered Ilwala, saying, We know thee, O Asura, to be possessed of great power and also enormous wealth.
Mbh.3.99.5169 Hearing this Agastya said, O great Asura, thou hast even purposed to give unto each of these kings ten thousand kine and as many gold coins.
Mbh.3.99.5174 And those steeds, O Bharata, took those kings and Agastya and all that wealth to the asylum of Agastya within the twinkling of an eye.
Mbh.3.99.5176 And Agastya also with that wealth did all that his wife Lopamudra had desired.
Mbh.3.99.5179 And Agastya replied unto her, saying, O blessed and beauteous one, I have been much gratified with thy conduct.
Mbh.3.99.5191 And it was thus, O Bharata, that Agastya begat an excellent son in consequence of which his ancestors, O king, obtained the regions they desired.
Mbh.3.99.5192 And it is from that time that this spot hath become known on the earth as the asylum of Agastya.
Mbh.3.99.5193 Indeed, O king, this is the asylum graced with numerous beauties, of that Agastya who had slain Vatapi of Prahrada's race.
Mbh.3.100.5244 SECTION C Yudhishthira said, O best of regenerate ones, I desire again to hear of the achievements in detail of Agastya, that illustrious Rishi endued with great intelligence
Mbh.3.100.5245 Lomasa said, Listen now, O king, to the excellent and wonderful and extraordinary history of Agastya, as also, O monarch, about the prowess of that Rishi of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.3.103.5354 Who save Agastya is capable of drying up the sea.
Mbh.3.103.5356 Hearing these words of Vishnu, the gods took the permission of Brahma, who lives at the best of all regions, and went to the hermitage of Agastya.
Mbh.3.103.5357 Then they beheld the high-souled Agastya, the son of Varuna, of resplendent mien, and waited upon by saints, even as Brahma is waited upon by celestials.
Mbh.3.104.5376 And then all the assembled gods went to the saint, living in the hermitage, engaged in the practice of austerities, and the very best of persons devoted to virtue; and stated all that happened to Agastya, possessed of exceeding marvellous power.
Mbh.3.104.5388 Thus have I, asked by thee, narrated to thee why Vindhya doth not increase in bulk, by reason of the power of Agastya.
Mbh.3.104.5390 hear how the Kalakeyas were killed by the gods, after they had obtained their prayer from Agastya.
Mbh.3.104.5391 Having heard the words of the gods, Agastya, the son of Mitra, and Varuna, said, Wherefore are ye come?
Mbh.3.104.5400 And the deities accompanied by Agastya and celestial choristers and huge snakes and highly-gifted saints, approached the immense watery waste
Mbh.3.109.5633 Vatapi, the slayer of Brahmanas, was destroyed by Agastya
Mbh.3.113.5862 Santa obediently waited upon him as in the firmament the star Rohini waits upon the Moon, or as the fortunate Arundhati waits upon Vasishtha, or as Lopamudra waits upon Agastya.
Mbh.3.130.6624 O conqueror of foes, here is that sacred spot known by the name of Sindhu, where Lopamudra accepted the great sage Agastya as her lord and, O thou whose effulgence is like unto that of the sun, here is the sacred tirtha called Prabhasa, the favoured spot of Indra and which removeth all sins.
Mbh.3.160.8158 For some offence, that great Rishi, Agastya, had cursed me in anger.
Mbh.3.160.8162 Yudhishthira said, O divine one, why wast thou cursed by the high-souled Agastya?
Mbh.3.160.8167 And on the way, I saw that foremost of sages, Agastya, engaged in the practice of severe austerities on the bank of the Yamuna, abounding in various birds and graced with blossoming trees.
Mbh.3.161.8210 As the intelligent Agastya had fixed this period as the limit of the duration of his curse, so being slain in conflict, the Rakshasas were freed from the imprecation.
Mbh.3.178.8824 As I was falling rapidly from Sakra's throne placed on the front of his palace, I spake unto that worshipful sage Agastya, Do thou free me from this curse'
Mbh.3.179.8888 And, O lord of the earth, by Agastya have I been reduced to this pass!
Mbh.3.179.8890 And, O king, even by the favour of that high-souled Agastya, during the sixth division of the day have I got for meal thy younger brother.
Mbh.3.180.8969 Among them, Agastya was one day drawing my conveyance, and my feet came in contact with his body; Agastya then pronounced this curse on me, in anger, Ruin seize thee, do thou become a snake'
Mbh.3.205.10526 It was for his having disregarded the Brahmanas that the great Asura, the wicked and evil-minded Vatapi was digested when he came in contact with Agastya.
Mbh.4.21.870 Lopamudra also, O timid one, endued with youth and beauty, followed Agastya, renouncing all the objects of enjoyment unattainable by men.
Mbh.5.17.752 SECTION XVII Salya said, Now when the great Indra, the intelligent chief of the gods, was deliberating with the guardians of the world and other deities upon the means of slaying Nahusha, there appeared at that spot the venerable ascetic Agastya.
Mbh.5.17.753 And Agastya honoured the lord of the gods and said, How fortunate that thou art flourishing after the destruction of that being of universal form, as also that of Vritra.
Mbh.5.17.760 Agastya said, Listen, O Indra, to the pleasant narrative how the wicked and vicious Nahusha, intoxicated with pride of strength, had been hurled from heaven.
Mbh.5.17.779 How fortunate, that the intelligent Agastya hath killed the vicious Nahusha!
Mbh.5.18.796 The vicious Nahusha, that enemy of Brahmanas, of evil mind, was overthrown by the curse of Agastya, and reduced to nothing for endless years.
Mbh.5.117.5285 And the royal sage then sported with her, as Surya with Prabhavati, Agni with Swaha, Vasava with Sachi, Chandra with Rohini, Yama with Urmila, Varuna with Gauri, Kuvera with Riddhi, Narayana with Lakshmi, Sagara with Jahnavi, Rudra with Rudrani, the Grandsire with Saraswati, Vasishtha's son Saktri with Adrisyanti, Vasishtha with Arundhati called also Akshamala, Chyavana with Sukanya, Pulastya with Sandhya, Agastya with the princess of Vidarbha Lopamudra, Satyavan with Savitri, Bhrigu with Puloma, Kasyapa with Aditi, Richika's son Jamadagni with Renuka, Kusika's son Viswamitra with Himavati, Vrihaspati with Tara, Sukra with Sataprava, Bhumipati with Bhumi, Pururavas with Urvasi, Richika with Satyavati, Manu with Saraswati, Dushyanta with Sakuntala, the eternal Dharma with Dhriti, Nala with Damayanti, Narada, with Satyavati, Jaratkaru with Jaratkaru, Pulastya with Pratichya, Urnayus with Menaka, Tumvuru with Rambha, Vasuki with Satasirsha, Dhananjaya with Kamari, Rama with the princess of Videha Sita, or Janardana with Rukmini.
Mbh.5.143.6435 I saw also, O thou of mighty arms, that those mighty car-warriors Bhishma and Drona, ascending on a vehicle drawn by camels, and by myself, and Dhritarashtra's son, proceeded, O lord, to the quarter, O Janardana, ruled by Agastya.
Mbh.10.12.847 One day, after he had taken up his abode in Dvaraka, he came to me, without a companion and when I myself was without anybody by my side, on the seacoast, and there smilingly addressing me said, O Krishna, that weapon, called brahmashira, worshipped by gods and gandharvas, which my sire, the preceptor of the Bharatas, of prowess incapable of being baffled, and obtained from Agastya after performing the austerest penances, is now with me, O Dasharha, as much as it is with my sire.
Mbh.12.140.8533 Viswamitra said, The great Rishi Agastya, while hungry, ate up the Asura named Vatapi.
Mbh.12.140.8550 The Chandala said, Solicited by the Brahmanas, the Rishi Agastya did that act.
Mbh.12.165.9828 That religion was accepted by the gods, with their preceptors, priests, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas, the Maruts, the Aswins, Bhrigu, Atri, Angiras, the Siddhas, Kasyapa rich in penances, Vasishtha, Gautama, Agastya, Narada, Parvata, the Valikhilya Rishis, those other Rishis known under the names of Prabhasas, the Sikatas, the Ghritapas, the Somavayavyas, the Vaiswanaras, Marichipas, the Akrishtas, the Hansas, those born of Fire, the Vanaprasthas, and the Prasnis.
Mbh.12.207.12590 Unmucha, Vimucha, Svastyatreya of great energy, Pramucha, Idhmavaha, and the divine Dridhavrata, and Mitravaruna's son Agastya of great energy, these regenerate Rishis all reside in the south.
Mbh.12.235.14588 By lordship over Water, one can like Agastya drink up rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Mbh.12.243.15020 Agastya, the seven Rishis viz, Atri, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Vasishtha, Narada, and Kratu, Madhucchandas, Aghamarshana, Sankriti Sudivatandi who lived withersoever he pleased and was content to take what came without ever seeking for anything
Mbh.12.342.22519 The foremost of Rishis, viz, Agastya, born within a jar, of the vital seed of Maitravaruna, beheld those foremost of Rishis insulted by Nahusha in that way.
Mbh.12.342.22521 Unto him, Agastya said, Wretch, as thou hast betaken thyself to a highly improper act, do thou fall down on the Earth.
Mbh.13.26.3510 There were also Angiras and Gotama and Agastya and Sumati of well-restrained soul, and Viswamitra and Sthulasiras and Samvarta and Pramati and Dama.
Mbh.13.33.4048 Some amongst them are very cunning like Agastya who devoured the Asura Vatapi, and Rishis of that class.
Mbh.13.33.4056 Some amongst them are competent to achieve all feats, ordinary and extraordinary like Agastya drinking up the entire ocean, as if it were a palmful of water.
Mbh.13.66.6288 Then there came to that place Agastya and Kanwa and Bhrigu and Atri and Vrishakapi, and Asita and Devala.
Mbh.13.68.6405 One day, Yama, the ruler of the dead, commanded a messenger of his, who was clad in black, endued with blood-red eyes and hair standing erect, and possessed of feet, eyes, and nose all of which resembled those of a crow, saying, Go thou to the town inhabited by Brahmanas and bring hither the person known by the name of Sarmin and belonging by birth to the race of Agastya.
Mbh.13.84.7514 Repairing then to Vasishtha and Agastya and Kasyapa, that delighter of the Bhrigus, endued with great energy, asked them that question, Ye foremost of Brahmanas, even this is the wish that has arisen in my heart.
Mbh.13.94.8550 There were Sakra and Angiras and Kavi of great learning and Agastya and Narada and Pravata; and Bhrigu and Vasishtha and Kasyapa and Gautama and Viswamitra and Jamadagni, O king!
Mbh.13.94.8556 Soon they found that the stalks extracted by Agastya and deposited on the bank had been taken away by somebody.
Mbh.13.94.8557 The foremost of Rishis, Agastya, addressing them all, said, Who has taken away the good stalks which I had extracted and deposited here?
Mbh.13.94.8636 Bhishma continued, After the Rishis and the royal sages had sworn these diverse oaths, O Kuru king, the thousand-eyed chief of the deities, filled with joy, cast his looks on the angered Rishi Agastya.
Mbh.13.94.8644 Agastya said, Thou hast, O slayer of Vala, uttered a benediction instead of a curse!
Mbh.13.94.8655 Bhishma continued, Thus addressed by the chief of the deities, the ascetic, viz, Agastya, who had been very angry, took back his stalks.
Mbh.13.99.8903 Bhishma said, In this connection is recited the old narrative of the discourse between Nahusha and Agastya and Bhrigu.
Mbh.13.99.8918 At that time, Bhrigu, that foremost of all persons conversant with Brahma, repaired to the presence of Agastya while the latter was seated in his asylum, and addressing him, said, O great ascetic, why should we patiently put up with such indignity inflicted on us by this wicked-souled Nahusha who has become the chief of the deities'
Mbh.13.99.8919 Agastya said, How can I succeed in cursing Nahusha, O great Rishi?
Mbh.13.99.8938 Thus addressed by Bhrigu, Mitravaruna's son Agastya of unfading puissance and glory, became highly gratified and freed from every anxiety
Mbh.13.100.8943 Bhishma said, Even thus did those two Rishis, viz, Bhrigu and Agastya, converse with each other.
Mbh.13.100.8962 It was at this time that Nahusha yoked that foremost of Rishis, viz, Agastya, to his car.
Mbh.13.100.8965 Having said this, Bhrigu of unfading glory and mighty energy entered into the matted locks of Agastya who stood still like a wooden post for hurling king Nahusha from the throne of Heaven.
Mbh.13.100.8966 Soon after Nahusha saw Agastya approach him for bearing his vehicle.
Mbh.13.100.8967 Beholding the lord of the deities Agastya addressed him, saying, Do thou yoke me to thy vehicle without delay.
Mbh.13.100.8971 Bhrigu, who was staying within the matted locks of Agastya, became highly pleased at this act of Nahusha.
Mbh.13.100.8974 Agastya also, though treated by Nahusha in this way, did not give way to wrath.
Mbh.13.100.8975 Then, O Bharata, king Nahusha urged Agastya on with, his goad.
Mbh.13.100.8977 The lord of the deities, himself giving way to anger, then struck Agastya on the head with his left foot.
Mbh.13.100.8984 Agastya also, filled with compassion, joined Nahusha in pacifying Bhrigu for bringing about an end of the course.
Mbh.13.100.8989 Agastya also, of mighty energy, having thus accomplished the business of the true Indra, that performer of a hundred sacrifices, returned to his own asylum, worshipped by all members of the regenerate order.
Mbh.13.100.8995 Deprived, however, of that sovereignty by the enraged Agastya, he has been hurled on the earth.
Mbh.13.115.10335 Desirous of benefiting all men, the high-souled Agastya, by the aid of his penances, dedicated, once for all, all wild animals of the deer species to the deities.
Mbh.13.116.10391 All deer of the wilderness were dedicated to the deities and the Pitris in days of old, O king, by Agastya.
Mbh.13.137.11347 King Nimi of Vidarva, attained to heaven with his sons, friends and cattle, by giving his daughter and kingdom to the high-souled Agastya.
Mbh.13.149.12534 He that has created all the Sastras CDLXXV, CDLXXXV; He that exists, in the form of the Sun, as the centre of innumerable rays of light; He that dwells in all creatures; He that is possessed of great prowess; He that is the Master of even Yama and others of similar puissance; He that is the oldest of the deities existing as He does from the beginning; He that exists in His own glory, casting off all conditions; He that is the Lord of even all the deities; He that is the ruler of even him that upholds the deities viz, Indra CDLXXXVI, CDXCIII; He that transcends birth and destruction; He that tended and protected kine in the form of Krishna; He that nourishes all creatures; He that is approachable by knowledge alone; He that is Ancient; He that upholds the elements which constitute the body; He that enjoys and endures weal and woe, in the form of Jiva; He that assumed the form of a vast Boar; or, He that, in the form of Rama, was the Lord of a large monkey host; He that gave plentiful presents unto all in a grand sacrifice performed by Him CDXCIV, DII; He that drinks Soma in every sacrifice; He that drinks nectar; He that, in the form of Soma Chandramas, nourishes all the herbs and plants; He that conquers foes in a trice when even they are infinite in number; He that is of universal form and is the foremost of all existent entities; He that is the chastiser; He that is victorious over all; He whose purposes are incapable of being baffled; He that deserves gifts; He that gives what His creatures have not and who protects what they have DIII, DXII; He that holds the life-breaths; He that beholds all His creatures as objects of direct vision; He that never beholds anything beside His own Self; He that gives emancipation; He whose footsteps three in number covered Heaven, Earth, and the Nether regions; He who is the receptacle of all the water; He that overwhelms all Space, all Time, and all things; He that lies on the vast expanse of waters after the universal dissolution; He that causes the destruction of all things DXIII, DXXI; He that is without birth; He that is exceedingly adorable; He that appears in His own nature; He that has conquered all foes in the form of wrath and other evil passions; He that delights those that meditate on Him; He that is joy; He that fills others with delight; He that swells with all causes of delight; He that has truth and other virtues for His indications; He whose foot steps are in the three worlds DXXII, DXXX; He that is the first of the Rishis being conversant with the entire Vedas; He that is identical with the preceptor Kapila; He that is the knower of the Universe; He that is Master of the Earth; He that has their feet; He that is the guardian of the deities; He that has large horns in allusion to the piscatory form in which He saved Manu on the occasion of the universal deluge by scudding through the waters with Manu's boat tied to His horns; He that exhausts all acts by causing their doers to enjoy or endure their fruits; or, He that grinds the Destroyer himself DXXXI, DXXXVIII; the great Boar: He that is understood or apprehended by the aid of the Vedanta; He that has beautiful troops in the form of His worshippers; He that is adorned with golden armlets; He that is concealed being knowledge with the aid of the Upanishads only; He that is deep in knowledge and puissance; He that is difficult of access; He that transcends both word and thought, that is armed with the discus and the mace DXXXIX, DXLVII; the Ordainer; He that is the cause in the form of helper of the universe; He that has never been vanquished; He that is the Island-born Krishna; He that is enduring in consequence of His transcending decay: He that mows all things and is Himself above deterioration; the Varuna the deity of the waters; the son of Varuna in the form of Vasishtha or Agastya; He that is immovable as a tree; He that is displayed in His own true form in the lotus of the heart; He that creates, preserves, and destroys by only a fiat of the mind DXLVIII, DLVIII; He that is possessed of the sixfold attributes of sovereignty etc;
Mbh.13.150.12616 Unmachu, Pramchu, Swastyatreya of great energy, Dridhavya, Urdhvavahu, Trinasoma, Angiras, and Agastya of great energy, the son of Mitravaruna, these seven are the Ritwiks of Yama the king of the dead, and dwell in the southern quarter.
Mbh.13.150.12695 The sages of olden times, viz, Kasyapa, Gotama, and others, and Bhrigu Angiras and Atri and others, and Sukra, Agastya, and Vrihaspati, and others, all of whom are regenerate Rishis, have adored these Mantras.
Mbh.13.155.12923 The god of wind once more spoke to him, Listen now, O king, to the story of the greatness of the Brahmana Agastya.
Mbh.13.155.12928 One day, in course of their wandering they met Agastya of high vows, that Brahmana, O king, who was endued with great energy and splendour which was as blazing as that of the sun.
Mbh.13.155.12932 Thus informed of the plight to which the deities had been reduced, Agastya became highly incensed with the Danavas.
Mbh.13.155.12936 Burning with the energy of Agastya, the Danavas, abandoning both heaven and earth, fled towards the southern direction.
Mbh.13.155.12941 Thus solicited by the gods, Agastya replied unto them, saying, Yes, I am fully competent to consume those Asuras that are dwelling underneath the earth; but if I achieve such a feat, my penances will suffer a diminution.
Mbh.13.155.12944 Even thus did Agastya of cleansed soul, O monarch, accomplish that feat with the aid of his penances.
Mbh.13.155.12945 O sinless one, even so was Agastya as described by me!
Mbh.13.155.12948 Is there any Kshatriya who is greater than Agastya'
Mbh.13.165.13701 Others, viz, Unmuchu, Pramuchu, all highly blessed, Swastyatreya of great energy, Agastya of great prowess, the son of Mitra and Varuna; Dridhayu and Urdhavahu, those two foremost and celebrated of Rishis, these live in the southern region.
Mbh.14.92.4298 Vaisampayana said, In this connection is cited this old narrative, O chastiser of foes, of what occurred in former days in the great sacrifice of Agastya.
Mbh.14.92.4299 In olden days, O king, Agastya of great energy, devoted to the good of all creatures, entered into a Diksha extending for twelve years
Mbh.14.92.4309 The illustrious Rishi Agastya acquired the food that was collected in that sacrifice and that came up to the required measure, by lawful means according to the best of his power.
Mbh.14.92.4311 As Agastya, however, was engaged in that sacrifice of his, the thousand-eyed Indra, O best of the Bharatas, ceased to pour rain on the Earth.
Mbh.14.92.4312 At the intervals, O king, of the sacrificial rites, this talk occurred among those Rishis of cleansed souls about the high-souled Agastya, viz, This Agastya, engaged in sacrifice, is making gifts of food with heart purged of pride and vanity.
Mbh.14.92.4317 Reflecting on this, it behoveth you to do some favour unto this Rishi of great intelligence, viz, Agastya of severe penances'
Mbh.14.92.4318 When these words were said, Agastya of great prowess, gratifying those ascetics by bending his head, said, If Vasava does not pour rain for those twelve years, I shall then perform the mental sacrifice.
Mbh.14.92.4336 After the ascetic had uttered these words, everything happened as he wished, in consequence of his penances, for Agastya was endued with a mind that resembled a blazing fire and was possessed of extraordinary energy.
Mbh.14.92.4352 Placing Vrihaspati before him, the chief of the deities came there, O royal sage, and gratified the Rishi Agastya.
Mbh.14.92.4353 On the completion of that sacrifice, Agastya, filled with joy, worshipped those great Rishis duly and then dismissed them all'
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