Airavata

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Feb 2010 06:19 and updated at 11 Mar 2010 14:22

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.3.875 And Utanka then glorified the serpents by the following slokas: Ye Serpents, subjects of King Airavata, splendid in battle and showering weapons in the field like lightning-charged clouds driven by the winds!
Mbh.1.3.876 Handsome and of various forms and decked with many coloured ear-rings, ye children of Airavata, ye shine like the Sun in the firmament!
Mbh.1.3.879 Who except Airavata would desire to move in the burning rays of the Sun?
Mbh.1.3.881 Ye who move near him and ye who stay at a distance from him, I adore all of you that have Airavata for your elder brother.
Mbh.1.3.930 The bull that thou hast seen on the road is Airavata, the king of elephants; the man mounted thereon is Indra; and the dung of the bull which was eaten by thee was Amrita.
Mbh.1.18.1387 And at length rose the great elephant, Airavata, of huge body and with two pair of white tusks.
Mbh.1.35.1966 Then were born Airavata, Takshaka, Karkotaka, Dhananjaya, Kalakeya, the serpent Mani, Purana, Pinjaraka, and Elapatra, Vamana, Nila, Anila, Kalmasha, Savala, Aryaka, Ugra, Kalasapotaka, Suramukha, Dadhimukha, Vimalapindaka, Apta, Karotaka, Samkha, Valisikha, Nisthanaka, Hemaguha, Nahusha, Pingala, Vahyakarna, Hastipada, Mudgarapindaka, Kamvala Aswatara, Kaliyaka, Vritta, Samvartaka, Padma, Mahapadma, Sankhamukha, Kushmandaka, Kshemaka, Pindaraka, Karavira, Pushpadanshtraka, Vilwaka, Vilwapandara, Mushikada, Sankhasiras, Purnabhadra, Haridraka, Aparajita, Jyotika, Srivaha, Kauravya, Dhritarashtra, Sankhapinda, Virajas, Suvahu, Salipinda, Prabhakara, Hastipinda, Pitharaka, Sumuksha, Kaunapashana, Kuthara, Kunjara, Kumuda, Kumudaksha, Tittri, Halika, Kardama, Vahumulaka, Karkara, Akarkara, Kundodara, and Mahodara.
Mbh.1.37.2016 He held a consultation with all his brothers, Airavata and others, intent upon doing what they deemed best for themselves'
Mbh.1.57.2819 And Paravata, Parijata, Pandara, Harina, Krisa, Vihanga, Sarabha, Meda, Pramoda, Sauhatapana, these born in the race of Airavata fell into the fire.
Mbh.1.66.3411 And Bhadramana begot the celestial elephants, Airavata.
Mbh.1.114.6215 The handsome Pandu with his two wives wandered in those woods like Airavata accompanied by two she-elephants.
Mbh.1.215.10535 Hearing these words of Arjuna, Ulupi answered, There is a Naga of the name of Kauravya, born in the line of Airavata.
Mbh.3.3.236 When the time of universal dissolution cometh, the fire Samvartaka born of thy wrath consumeth the three worlds and existeth alone And clouds of various hues begotten of thy rays, accompanied by the elephant Airavata and the thunderbolt, bring about the appointed deluges.
Mbh.3.41.2188 And there came in a moment the illustrious Sakra also, accompanied by his queen, seated on the back of the celestial elephant Airavata, and surrounded also by all the deities.
Mbh.3.42.2284 Then Arjuna saw standing at the gates Indra's region the handsome and ever victorious elephant, Airavata, furnished with four tusks, and resembling the mountain of Kailasa with its summits.
Mbh.3.192.9823 And he of a hundred sacrifices, the chief of the gods seated on the back of his elephant Airavata, surveyed his happy subjects, and he cast his eyes on delightful asylums of Rishis, on various auspicious rivers, towns full of prosperity, and villages and rural regions in the enjoyment of plenty.
Mbh.3.224.11342 And hearing that sound which seemed like the rumbling of a mass of big clouds, the great Nagas, Chitra and Airavata, were shaken with fear.
Mbh.3.226.11401 And the illustrious sovereign of the gods, desirous of victory but believing success to be doubtful mounted his elephant Airavata and attended by the other gods advanced towards Skanda.
Mbh.3.230.11594 Airavata Indra's elephant is known to have had two bells of the name of Vaijayanti, and the keen-witted Sakra had them brought to him, and personally gave them to Guha.
Mbh.3.230.11610 And Sakra too riding on his elephant Airavata and accompanied by other gods brought up the rear of Mahadeva, the granter of boons, marching in this way at the head of the celestial army.
Mbh.4.2.52 Even as the sun is the foremost of all heat-giving bodies, as the Brahmana is the best of all bipeds, as the cobra is the foremost of all serpents, as Fire is the first of all things possessed of energy, as the thunderbolt is the foremost of all weapons, as the humped bull is the foremost of all animals of the bovine breed, as the ocean is the foremost of all watery expanses, as clouds charged with rain are the foremost of all clouds, as Ananta is the first of all Nagas, as Airavata is the foremost of all elephants, as the son is the foremost of all beloved objects, and lastly, as the wife is the best of all friends, so, O Vrikodara, is the youthful Gudakesa, the foremost of all bowmen.
Mbh.5.18.781 SECTION XVIII Salya said, Then Indra, glorified by the bands of Gandharvas and celestial nymphs, mounted on Airavata, the king of elephants, characterised by auspicious marks.
Mbh.5.99.4682 It is from here that the celestial elephant Airavata, for the benefit of the universe, taketh up cool water in order to impart it to the clouds, and it is that water which Indra poureth down as rain.
Mbh.5.99.4689 Here in the race of the celebrated elephant Supratika were born those best of elephants known by the names of Airavata, Vamana, Kumuda and Anjana, the first being the king of his tribe.
Mbh.5.103.4776 They are Vasuki, Takshaka, Karkotaka, Dhanjaya, Kaliya, Nahusha, Aswatara, Vakyakunda, Mani, Apurana, Khaga, Vamana, Elapatra, Kukura, Kukuna, Aryaka, Nandaka, Kalasa, Potaka, Kalilasaka, Pinjaraka, Airavata, Sumanmukha, Dadhimukha, Sankha, Nanda, Upanandaka, Apta, Kotaraka, Sikhi, Nishthuraka, Tittiri, Hastibhadra, Kumuda, Maylapindaka, the two Padmas, Pundarika, Pushpa, Mudgaraparnaka, Karavira, Pitharaka, Samvritta, Vritta, Pindara, Vilwapatra, Mushikada, Sirishaka, Dilipa, Sankha-sirsha, Jyotishka, Aparajita, Kauravya, Dhritarashtra, Kuhara, Krisaka, Virajas, Dharana, Savahu, Mukhara, Jaya, Vidhira, Andha, Visundi, Virasa, and Sarasa.
Mbh.5.103.4787 And he said, Born in the race of Airavata this prince of Nagas is named Sumukha.
Mbh.5.104.4809 Although this youth hath lost his father, yet we choose him for his virtues, and for the respectability of Airavata and thy own.
Mbh.5.109.5034 In this region is the city called Bhogavati that is ruled by Vasuki, by the Naga Takshaka and also by Airavata.
Mbh.5.168.7623 Skilled in fight from the elephant's neck, this king will fight in battle, like Vasava among the celestials, fighting from his Airavata
Mbh.6.6.365 Beyond Hiranyaka is the Varsha called Airavata covered with provinces.
Mbh.6.6.368 Amongst these seven Varshas the five already mentioned and Airavata and Bharata that which is further north excels the one to its immediate south in respect of these attributes, viz, the period of life, stature, health, righteousness, pleasure, and profit.
Mbh.6.12.663 They are, O best of the Bharatas, Vamana, and Airavata, and another, and also Supratika
Mbh.6.34.1600 Know me to be Uchchaisravas among horses, brought forth by the churning for nectar, Airavata among princely elephants, and the king among men.
Mbh.6.62.3377 Then the ruler of the Magadhas, in that battle, urged his elephant resembling Airavata himself, towards the car of Subhadra's son.
Mbh.6.64.3476 Himself riding on an Airavata created by his powers of illusion, the other Dik-elephants, viz, Anjana, Vamana, and Mahapadma of blazing glory, followed him.
Mbh.6.71.3835 And many car-shafts, O king, were seen to be broken in that battle by huge elephants using their trunks, each of which resembled the trunk of the prince of elephants called Airavata.
Mbh.6.96.5068 And he came, O sinless one, scattering thousands of arrows from the head of Supratika whereon he stood like the illustrious Purandara himself on his Airavata.
Mbh.7.24.1292 Indeed, Bhagadatta, mounted on that elephant of his, began to smite down the Pandavas, like the chief of the celestials mounted on Airavata smiting down the Danavas in days of old
Mbh.7.34.1758 Sakra himself on his Airavata and aided by all the celestials, I would encounter in battle.
Mbh.7.109.5200 Those other huge elephants, sprung from the race of Arjuna, of impenetrable hides, well-trained, and adorned, and from whose mouths the juicy secretions are trickling down, and which are well-adorned with armour made wholly of gold are very formidable in battle and resemble Airavata himself.
Mbh.7.145.7622 Like mountains shedding through their caves and fissures streams of liquid chalk, these elephants, resembling Airavata himself and huge as mountains, are shedding profuse streams of blood through the openings in their bodies caused by weapons.
Mbh.8.87.5296 Airavata and his children, the offspring of Surabhi, the offspring of Vaisali, and the Bhogins sided with Arjuna.
Mbh.9.20.1244 SECTION Sanjaya said, After the Kuru army had been rallied, Shalva, the ruler of the Mlecchas, filled with rage, rushed against the large force of the Pandavas, riding on a gigantic elephant, with secretions issuing from the usual limbs, looking like a hill, swelling with pride, resembling Airavata himself, and capable of crushing large bands of foes.
Mbh.9.20.1257 The illustrious Dhrishtadyumna then, with great speed, proceeded for vanquishing the elephant, even as the Asura Jambha had proceeded against Airavata, the prince of elephants that Indra rode in the course of his encounter with Indra.
Mbh.12.222.13471 Bhishma continued, Thus addressed by the divine Creator, Indra roamed over the earth, seated on the back of Airavata and attended by circumstances of great splendour.
Mbh.12.226.13772 At that time, accompanied by the Rudras, the Vasus, the Adityas, the Aswins, the celestial Rishis, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, and other superior orders of beings, the puissant Sakra, seated in splendour on his four-tusked prince of elephants, called Airavata, made a progress through all the worlds.
Mbh.12.226.13775 Beholding the chief of the deities, viz, Indra, thus seated on the back of Airavata and surrounded by the several orders of the celestials, the prince of the Daityas showed no signs of sorrow or agitation.
Mbh.13.158.13223 He is the elephant Airavata.
Mbh.14.58.2657 That snake belonged to the race of Airavata.
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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