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Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 20 Feb 2010 11:30 and updated at 20 Feb 2010 11:30

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.2.40.1637 Why then, O Bhishma, was that virtuous girl Amva, who had set her heart upon another, carried off by thee, so proud of wisdom and virtue?
Mbh.5.174.7808 At that time I heard, O thou of mighty arms, that three maidens, all unrivalled for beauty, daughters of the ruler of Kasi, by name Amva, Amvika, and Amvalika would select husbands for themselves, and that all the kings of the earth, O bull of the Bharata's race, had been invited.
Mbh.5.174.7809 Amongst those maidens Amva was the eldest, Amvika the second, while the princess Amvalika, O monarch, was the youngest.
Mbh.5.176.7835 SECTION CLXXVI Bhishma said, I then placed the matter before my mother Kali, otherwise called Gandhavati, as also all our counsellors, and also before our special and ordinary priests and then permitted, O king, the eldest of those maidens, Amva, to depart.
Mbh.5.176.7846 Hearing these words of his, Amva then, O king, afflicted with the arrows of the god of love, addressed Salwa, saying, Say not so, O lord of the earth, for it is not so!
Mbh.5.177.7866 SECTION CLXXVII Bhishma said, Issuing out of the city, Amva reflected sorrowfully in this strain.
Mbh.5.178.7919 Hearing these words, Amva said, I am incapable of going back to my father's abode in the city of Kasi, for without doubt I shalt then be disregarded by all my relatives.
Mbh.5.178.7927 Hearing the story of Amva and the king of Kasi, that royal sage of great energy became very anxious at heart.
Mbh.5.178.7968 The eldest daughter of the king of Kasi, she is known by the name of Amva.
Mbh.5.178.7985 After Hotravahana had ceased, Amva herself said, O holy one, it is even so as this lord of earth, this author of my mother's body, Hotravahana of the Srinjaya race hath said.
Mbh.5.179.7993 Hearing these words, Amva said, O holy one, abducted I was by Bhishma acting from ignorance, for, O regenerate one, Bhishma knew not that my heart had been given away to Salwa.
Mbh.5.179.8004 Hearing these words of the sage, Amva said, O regenerate one, this desire hath been cherished by me also in my heart, viz, that, if possible.
Mbh.5.179.8022 At these words, Amva approached Rama who resembled a blazing fire, and worshipping both his feet with her bent head, touched them with her two hands that resembled, in radiance, a couple of lotuses and stood silently before him.
Mbh.5.179.8027 Thus encouraged, Amva said, O thou of great vows, O holy one, today I seek thy protection!
Mbh.5.179.8037 Hearing these words of Rama, Amva said, Dismissed I was by Bhishma, O son of Bhrigu's race, as soon as he heard that my heart had previously been freely given away to the ruler of the Salwas.
Mbh.5.180.8054 Amva said, My misery, O holy one, should by any means be dispelled by thee.
Mbh.5.180.8058 Amva said, O Rama, slay in battle that Bhishma who roareth like an Asura.
Mbh.5.180.8061 Bhishma continued, While, O king, Rama and Amva were talking thus with each other, the Rishi Akritavrana of highly virtuous soul said these words, It behoveth thee not, O mighty-armed one, to desert this girl that seeketh thy protection!
Mbh.5.191.8571 I alone, through my spies and from Narada's words, knew the truth, informed as I previously was of the words of the god and of the ascetic austerities of Amva
Mbh.5.195.8762 And it was the eldest daughter of the ruler of Kasi, celebrated by the name of Amva, who was, O bull of Bharata's race, born in Drupada's line as Sikhandin.
Mbh.12.265.16130 For having nursed his young limbs into growth, she is called Amva.
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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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