Asuras

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.144 When I heard that Arjuna, the chastiser of enemies, having gone to the regions of Indra for the destruction of the Asuras, had returned thence successful, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.17.1339 Seeing the celestial assembly in anxious mood Nara-yana said to Brahman, Do thou churn the Ocean with the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.1.18.1358 And the gods and the Asuras made of Mandara a churning staff and Vasuki the cord, and set about churning the deep for amrita.
Mbh.1.18.1359 The Asuras held Vasuki by the hood and the gods held him by the tail.
Mbh.1.18.1361 And in consequence of the stretch Vasuki received at the hands of the gods and the Asuras, black vapours with flames issued from his mouth.
Mbh.1.18.1386 And seeing him, the Asuras set up a loud cry, saying, It be ours'
Mbh.1.18.1394 Seeing all these wondrous things, the Asuras were filled with despair, and got themselves prepared for entering into hostilities with the gods for the possession of Lakshmi and Amrita.
Mbh.1.19.1409 And thus on the shores of the salt-water sea, commenced the dreadful battle of the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.1.19.1411 And mangled with the discus and wounded with swords, darts and maces, the Asuras in large numbers vomited blood and lay prostrate on the earth.
Mbh.1.19.1413 Their bodies drenched in gore, the great Asuras lay dead everywhere.
Mbh.1.19.1430 Then the divine Nara appeared at the scene of the dreadful conflict between the Asuras and the Ganas the followers of Rudra, and reducing to dust those rocks by means of his gold-headed arrows, he covered the heavens with dust.
Mbh.1.21.1459 On their way they saw the Ocean, that receptacle of waters, vast and deep, rolling and tremendously roaring, full of fishes large enough to swallow the whale, and abounding with huge makaras and creatures of various forms by thousands, and rendered inaccessible by the presence of other terrible, monster-shaped, dark, and fierce aquatic animals, abounding with tortoises and crocodiles, the mine of all kinds of gems, the home of Varuna the water-God, the excellent and beautiful residence of the Nagas, the lord of all rivers, the abode of the subterranean fire, the friend or asylum of the Asuras, the terror of all creatures, the grand reservoir of water, and ever immutable.
Mbh.1.21.1467 It is the refuge of Mainaka fearful of falling thunder, and the retreat of the Asuras overcome in fierce encounters.
Mbh.1.22.1482 And on their way they saw the Ocean, that receptacle of waters, incapable of being easily disturbed, mightily agitated all of a sudden by the wind, and roaring tremendously; abounding with fishes capable of swallowing the whale and full of makaras; containing also creatures of diverse forms counted by thousands; frightful from the presence of horrible monsters, inaccessible, deep, and terrible, the mine of all kinds of gems, the home of Varuna the water-god, the wonderful habitations of the Nagas, the lord of rivers, the abode of the subterranean fire; the residence of the Asuras and of many dreadful creatures; the reservoir of water, not subject to decay, aromatic, and wonderful, the great source of the amrita of the celestials; immeasurable and inconceivable, containing waters that are holy, filled to the brim by many thousands of great rivers, dancing as it were in waves.
Mbh.1.23.1498 And Agni replied, O, ye persecutors of the Asuras, it is not as ye imagine.
Mbh.1.30.1773 Such a thing had never happened even during the war between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.1.30.1795 Capable of splitting the towns of the Asuras, all displayed themselves in forms resplendent as the fire.
Mbh.1.39.2094 And much time did not elapse from this, when the gods and the Asuras, assembling together, churned the abode of Varuna.
Mbh.1.64.3224 And, O bull of the Bharata race, when such was the blessed state of the terrestrial world, the Asuras, O lord of men, began to be born in kingly lines.
Mbh.1.64.3226 And, O king, the Asuras being possessed of great powers, and desirous of sovereignty began to be born on earth amongst various creatures, such as kine, horses, asses, camels, buffaloes, among creatures such as Rakshasas and others, and among elephants and deer.
Mbh.1.64.3234 And the earth, thus oppressed by the mighty Asuras endued with great strength and energy and possessed of abundant means, began to think of waiting on Brahman.
Mbh.1.64.3240 And, O Bharata, Creator as he is of the universe, why should he not know fully what is in the minds of his creatures including the very gods and the Asuras?
Mbh.1.64.3244 And the Creator then commanded all the gods saying, To ease the Earth of her burden, go ye and have your births in her according to your respective parts and seek ye strife with the Asuras already born there.
Mbh.1.65.3252 And the dwellers in heaven gradually became incarnate on earth for the destruction of the Asuras and for the welfare of the three worlds.
Mbh.1.65.3284 And Danayu also had four sons who were bulls among the Asuras.
Mbh.1.65.3290 And Sukra, the son of a Rishi, was the chief priest of the Asuras.
Mbh.1.65.3291 And the celebrated Sukra had four sons who were priests of the Asuras.
Mbh.1.65.3294 Thus hath been recited by me, as heard in the Purana, of progeny of the gods and the Asuras, both of great strength and energy.
Mbh.1.66.3360 And Kasyapa's offspring are the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.1.66.3377 And after Sukra was thus employed by Brahman in seeking the welfare of the gods and the Asuras, Bhrigu begot another excellent son.
Mbh.1.67.3437 The five great Asuras gifted with great energy, Ayahsira, Aswasira, the spirited Aysanku, Gaganamurdhan, and Vegavat, were all born in the royal line of Kekaya and all became great monarchs.
Mbh.1.67.3446 And that first of Asuras who was known by the name of Tuhunda, became noted on earth as the monarch, Senavindu.
Mbh.1.67.3459 That best of Asuras who was known as Mritapa became on earth, O best of kings, the monarch, Pascimanupaka.
Mbh.1.67.3469 That best of Asuras who was known by the name of Valina became on earth the monarch Paundramatsyaka.
Mbh.1.67.3485 And, O king, from the tribe of Asuras called Krodhavasa, of whom I have already spoken to thee, were born many heroic kings on earth.
Mbh.1.67.3489 And he who was known among the Asuras by the name of Devaka and was besides in splendour like unto Indra himself, was born on earth as the foremost king of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.67.3529 The destruction of the Asuras on earth is the work of the celestials, and, therefore, it is our work as well.
Mbh.1.67.3571 And Sakra accepting the gift presented to the giver a dart, surprised at his open handedness, and addressed him in these words, O invincible one, amongst the celestials, Asuras, men, Gandharvas, Nagas, and Rakshasas, he at whom thou hurlest this weapon, that one shall certainly be slain'
Mbh.1.67.3590 Thus, O king, have I recited to thee all about the incarnation, according to their respective portions, of the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, and of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.76.4197 Between the celestials and the Asuras, there happened, of yore, frequent encounters for the sovereignty of the three worlds with everything in them.
Mbh.1.76.4202 The Asuras also slew on the field of battle many of the celestials.
Mbh.1.76.4215 Kacha, thus sent by the gods, soon went to the capital of the chief of the Asuras, and beheld Sukra there.
Mbh.1.76.4250 The Asuras, beholding me, asked Who art thou'
Mbh.1.76.4260 Then slaying him for the third time and burning him and reducing him to ashes, the Asuras gave those ashes to the preceptor himself, mixing them with his wine.
Mbh.1.76.4270 Thou art indeed, O daughter, in consequence of my prowess, worshipped thrice a day during the ordained hours of prayer, by Brahmanas, the gods with Indra, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Asuras, in fact, by the whole universe.
Mbh.1.76.4276 Vaisampayana continued, The great Rishi Kavya, then, afflicted by what Devayani said, cried in anger, Certainly, the Asuras seek to injure me, for they slay my disciple that stayeth with me.
Mbh.1.76.4285 Leaving the Asuras this very moment, I shall go over to the gods
Mbh.1.76.4290 O Kavya, slain by the Asuras and burnt and reduced to powder, I have been given to thee with thy wine.
Mbh.1.76.4291 When thou art present, O Brahmana, the art of the Asuras will never be able to vanquish, the science of the Brahmana'
Mbh.1.77.4336 O Kacha, when thou wert slain so many times by the Asuras, recollect today the affection I showed for thee.
Mbh.1.78.4405 Devayani then replied, I am the daughter of Sukra who brings back into life the Asuras slain by the gods.
Mbh.1.80.4466 Sukra then replied, Ye Asuras, whether ye go into the depths of the ocean or fly away to all directions.
Mbh.1.80.4474 Sukra then answered, If it is true, O great Asura, that I am the lord of all the wealth of the Asuras, then go and gratify Devayani'
Mbh.1.80.4484 Urged by Devayani, the Brahmana Sukra is on the point of leaving his disciples the Asuras.
Mbh.1.80.4488 Both Sukra and Devayani must not leave the Asuras through my fault'
Mbh.1.81.4512 Know that I am the daughter of Sukra, the spiritual guide of the Asuras.
Mbh.1.81.4577 And having received from Sukra this rich treasure of the excellent Devayani with Sarmishtha and those two thousand maidens, and duly honoured also by Sukra himself and the Asuras, the best of monarchs, then, commanded by the high-souled Bhargava, returned to his capital with a joyous heart
Mbh.1.100.5598 And, O Bharata, both the gods and the Asuras look upon him with favour.
Mbh.1.100.5600 And so is he the master of all those Sastras that the son of Angiras Vrihaspati adored by the gods and the Asuras, knoweth.
Mbh.1.101.5699 And beholding that he could vanquish men, Asuras, and the very gods, his namesake, the powerful king of the Gandharvas, approached him for an encounter.
Mbh.1.102.5739 The combat became so fierce with that dense shower of arrows and other missiles that it looked very much like the encounter between the celestials and the Asuras of old, and men of courage who took no part in it were struck with fear even to look at the scene.
Mbh.1.111.6140 He therefore, gave unto him a fine dart, saying, That one and one only among the celestials, the Asuras, men, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, and the Rakshasas, whom thou desirest to conquer, shall be certainly slain with this dart'
Mbh.1.118.6309 While reciting the incarnations on earth of the celestial, the Asuras, and the beings of other classes, thou saidst that the Pandavas were all illustrious and endued with the prowess of gods, and that they were incarnate portion of the celestials themselves.
Mbh.1.162.8439 He being the chief of the Asuras, this town and the country in which it is situate are protected by his might.
Mbh.1.173.8852 There was no woman amongst the celestials, the Asuras, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Apsaras, and the Gandharvas, who was equal to her in beauty.
Mbh.1.173.8876 The monarch thought that the artificer of so much beauty had created it only after churning the whole world of gods Asuras and human beings.
Mbh.1.175.8990 After the king had entered his capital, things became as before, for, when that tiger among kings came back to his own, the god of a thousand eyes, the slayer of Asuras, poured rain in abundance and caused corn to grow.
Mbh.1.180.9221 And desirous of gratifying his ancestors, the Rishi afflicted by his severe asceticism the three worlds with the celestials, the Asuras and human beings.
Mbh.1.188.9438 And crowded with celestial Rishis and Gandharvas and Suparnas and Nagas and Asuras and Siddhas, and filled with celestial perfumes and scattered over with celestial flowers, and resounding with the kettle-drum and the deep hum of infinite voices, and echoing with the softer music of the flute, the Vina, and the tabor, the cars of the celestials could scarcely find a passage through the firmament.
Mbh.1.209.10312 On hearing this, Yudhishthira asked, O great Muni, whose sons were Asuras called Sunda and Upasunda?
Mbh.1.210.10321 Both of them were mighty Asuras endued with great energy and terrible prowess.
Mbh.1.210.10344 At last the Grandsire himself, the Supreme Lord ever seeking the welfare of all, came unto those great Asuras and asked them to solicit the boon they desired.
Mbh.1.211.10375 Engaged in such acts, they are the enemies of the Asuras.
Mbh.1.211.10386 And, O king, after the Rishis had all disappeared and made themselves invisible both the great Asuras, resolved upon their destruction, began to assume various forms.
Mbh.1.212.10418 The Grandsire answered, Go, O Tilottama, unto the Asuras, Sunda and Upasunda.
Mbh.1.212.10431 And when Tilottama set out for the city of the Asuras with the wealth of her beauty, all regarded the task as already accomplished.
Mbh.1.213.10443 She advanced slowly to where those mighty Asuras were.
Mbh.1.213.10455 And the fierce Asuras, struck by each other with the mace, fell down upon the ground, their bodies bathed in blood, like two suns dislodged from the firmament.
Mbh.1.213.10456 And beholding this, the women that had come there, and the other Asuras there present, all fled away trembling in grief and fear, and took refuge in the nether regions.
Mbh.1.213.10462 Narada continued, It was thus that Asuras, ever united and inspired by the same purpose slew each other in wrath for the sake of Tilottama.
Mbh.1.226.11067 And it was equipped with implement of war, and was incapable of being vanquished by the celestials or the Asuras.
Mbh.1.226.11091 Then Arjuna and Achyuta, filled with joy said unto Pavaka, O exalted one, furnished with weapons and knowing their use, possessed of cars with flags and flagstaffs, we are now able to fight with even all the celestials and the Asuras together, let alone the wielder of the thunderbolt desirous of fighting for the sake of the Naga his friend Takshaka'
Mbh.1.227.11116 Then all the illustrious dwellers in heaven went in a body unto him of a hundred sacrifices and thousand eyes, viz, their chief, that grinder of Asuras.
Mbh.1.228.11153 And there came also, desirous of battle, innumerable Asuras with Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Nagas sending forth terrific yells.
Mbh.1.228.11158 Many Asuras of immeasurable might, pierced with Krishna's arrows and smitten with the force of his discus, became motionless like waifs and strays stranded on the bank by the violence of the waves.
Mbh.1.228.11160 And the slayer of Asuras said unto the gods, These two are slain'
Mbh.1.229.11191 Mangled by Krishna's discus, the Asuras were besmeared with blood and fat and looked like evening clouds.
Mbh.1.229.11204 They deserve the most reverential worship of all the celestials and Asuras; of Yakshas and Rakshasas and Gandharvas, of human beings and Kinnaras and Nagas.
Mbh.2.4.120 And so also numerous principal Kshatriyas, such as the illustrious and virtuous Mujaketu, Vivarddhana, Sangramjit, Durmukha, the powerful Ugrasena; Kakshasena, the lord of the Earth, Kshemaka the invincible; Kamatha, the king of Kamvoja, and the mighty Kampana who alone made the Yavanas to ever tremble at his name just as the god that wieldeth the thunder-bolt maketh those Asuras, the Kalakeyas, tremble before him; Jatasura, and the king of the Madrakas, Kunti, Pulinda the king of the Kiratas, and the kings of Anga and Vanga, and Pandrya, and the king of Udhara, and Andhaka; Sumitra, and Saivya that slayer of foes; Sumanas, the king of the Kiratas, and Chanur the King of the Yavanas, Devarata, Bhoja, and the so called Bhimaratha, Srutayudha, the king of Kalinga, Jayasena the king of Magadha; and Sukarman, and Chekitana, and Puru that slayer of foes; Ketumata, Vasudana, and Vaideha and Kritakshana: Sudharman, Aniruddha, Srutayu endued with great strength; the invincible Anuparaja, the handsome Karmajit; Sisupala with his son, the king of Karusha; and the invincible youths of the Vrishni race, all equal in beauty unto the celestials, viz, Ahuka, Viprithu, Sada, Sarana, Akrura, Kritavarman, and Satyaka, the son of Sini; and Bhismaka, Ankriti, and the powerful Dyumatsena, those chief of bowmen viz, the Kaikeyas and Yajnasena of the Somaka race; these Kshatriyas endured with great might, all well-armed and wealthy, and many others also regarded as the foremost, all waited upon Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, in that Sabha, desirous of ministering to his happiness.
Mbh.2.5.129 He was master of both the Sankhya and Yoga systems of philosophy, ever desirous of humbling the celestials and Asuras by fomenting quarrels among them, conversant with the sciences of war and treaty, proficient in drawing conclusions by judging of things not within direct ken, as also in the six sciences of treaty, war, military campaigns, maintenance of posts against the enemy and stratagems by ambuscades and reserves.
Mbh.2.20.863 He is incapable of being vanquished in battle even by all the celestials and the Asuras fighting together.
Mbh.2.22.1001 It is for this reason that he of a hundred sacrifices Indra hath become what he is, and by vanquishing the Asuras he ruleth the universe.
Mbh.2.24.1083 Indeed, it was upon that car that Indra and Vishnu had fought of old in the battle with the Asuras in which Taraka the wife of Vrihaspati had become the immediate cause of much slaughter.
Mbh.2.24.1085 Possessed of the splendour of heated gold, and decked with rows of jingling bells and furnished with wheels whose clatter was like the roar of clouds, and ever victorious in battle, and always slaughtering the foe against whom it was driven, it was that very car riding upon which Indra had slain ninety-nine Asuras of old.
Mbh.2.26.1171 Indeed, the fight that took place between them and the son of Pritha was equal to that between the gods and the Asuras in which Taraka the wife of Vrihaspati had become the cause of so much slaughter.
Mbh.2.30.1305 Rishis and Brahmanas, Deities and Asuras pour clarified butter every day, according to the ordinance into thee during sacrifices.
Mbh.2.44.1785 And while Sisupala was speaking thus, the exalted slayer of Madhu thought in his mind of the discus that humbleth the pride of the Asuras.
Mbh.2.61.2487 Even this was what the omniscient Kavya himself, acquainted with the thoughts of every creature, and a source of terror unto all foes, said unto the great Asuras to induce them to abandon Jambha at the moment of his birth.
Mbh.2.66.2900 And Prahlada said, Thou art, O illustrious and exalted one, fully conversant with the rules of morality that should guide both the gods and the Asuras and the Brahmanas as well.
Mbh.3.3.198 For the acquisition of prosperity, I bow down to thee, O Bhaskara, blazing like unto gold or fire, who is worshipped of the gods and the Pitris and the Yakshas, and who is adored by Asuras, Nisacharas, and Siddhas.
Mbh.3.3.226 The discus by which the wielder of the Saranga humbleth the pride of Asuras and which is furnished with a beautiful nave, was forged by Viswakarman with thy energy.
Mbh.3.12.621 And, O exalted one, in thy incarnations on those thousand occasions, thou hadst slain, O Krishna, sinful Asuras by hundreds!
Mbh.3.19.953 Finding his arrows cut by Pradyumna, the lord of Saubha, having recourse to the dreadful illusion natural to Asuras began to pour a thick shower of arrows.
Mbh.3.20.992 And the Asuras covered my horses and my car and Daruka with arrows capable of piercing the very vitals.
Mbh.3.22.1069 In this way, O Bharata, the Asuras began to send up yells in all the ten quarters above and across.
Mbh.3.28.1285 One day Vali asked his grand-father Prahlada, the chief of the Asuras and the Danavas, possessed of great wisdom and well-versed in the mysteries of the science of duty, saying, O sire, is forgiveness meritorious or might and energy such?
Mbh.3.33.1722 Behold, O bull among kings, the Asuras, though elder brothers in possession of power and affluence, were all vanquished by the gods through stratagem.
Mbh.3.33.1757 And, O son of Kunti, as thou art powerful, grind thou with thy might thy weak enemies, like Indra grinding the Asuras; and snatch thou from Dhritarashtra's son the prosperity he enjoyeth.
Mbh.3.39.2121 Thou art incapable of being vanquished by the three worlds of the celestials, the Asuras, and men.
Mbh.3.41.2224 When the illustrious Sankara slew Tripura, even this was the weapon which he shot and by which many mighty Asuras were consumed.
Mbh.3.47.2451 Besides this, there are certain Asuras known as Nivatakavachas, who, proud of the boon they have acquired, are employed in doing us injuries.
Mbh.3.47.2457 Verily as the illustrious Hari had slain the Nagas in the great lake, he, by sight alone, is capable of slaying those Asuras called the Nivatakavachas, along with their followers.
Mbh.3.83.4269 And believing that there was nothing better and greater than the god Rudra, he began to adore him in these words: O holder of the trident, thou art the refuge of the celestials and the Asuras, of, indeed, the universe.
Mbh.3.94.5001 The gods practised virtue, while the Asuras abandoned it.
Mbh.3.94.5002 The gods visited the tirthas, while the Asuras did not visit them.
Mbh.3.94.5003 And at first the sinful Asuras were possessed with pride.
Mbh.3.94.5008 And prosperity then, O king, sought the gods, while adversity sought the Asuras.
Mbh.3.99.5154 And that prince of Asuras received them hospitably, entertaining them, O son of the Kuru race, with well dressed meat supplied by his brother Vatapi transformed into a ram.
Mbh.3.99.5157 And the mighty Rishi then sat himself down on an excellent seat, and the prince of Asuras, Ilwala, began to distribute the food smilingly.
Mbh.3.102.5323 Unable, however, to find them out, for the Asuras had sought refuge in the depths of the sea, these brave men came back to their homes gratified with the search.
Mbh.3.139.7082 And, O effulgent one, mayst thou have safety from all the celestials and the Asuras, and the Vasus.
Mbh.3.141.7236 do ye not entertain fear for the Asuras, in any matter or place.
Mbh.3.157.7923 It hath been appointed by Vibhatsu that about the fifth year he will come to that monarch of mountains, the excellent cliff Sweta, ever graced with festivities held by blooming plants and maddened Kokilas and black bees, and peacocks, and chatakas and inhabited by tigers, and boars and buffaloes, and gavayas, and deer, and ferocious beasts; and sacred; and lovely with blown lotuses of a hundred and a thousand petals, and blooming lilies and blue lilies and frequented by the celestials and the Asuras.
Mbh.3.170.8567 And when their illusion had been dispelled, some of the foremost amongst the Asuras, of unrivalled prowess, again spread diverse kinds of illusion.
Mbh.3.172.8620 And it always swarmed throughout with cheerful Asuras, wearing garlands, and bearing in their hands darts, two edged swords, maces, bows, and clubs.
Mbh.3.172.8624 And, O king of kings, they received these boons, that their offspring might never suffer misfortune; that they might be incapable of being destroyed even by the gods, the Rakshasas and the Pannagas; and that they might obtain a highly effulgent and surpassingly fair aerial city, furnished with all manner of gems and invincible even by the celestials, the Maharshis, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, the Pannagas, the Asuras and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.172.8627 And, O hero, celebrated under the name of Hiranyapura, this mighty city is inhabited by the Paulamas and the Kalakanjas; and it is also guarded by those mighty Asuras.
Mbh.3.172.8631 Arjuna continued, O lord of men, learning that they were incapable of being destroyed by the celestials and the Asuras, I cheerfully said unto Matali, Do thou speedily repair into yonder city.
Mbh.3.172.8647 And battered and broken by the straight-coursing iron shafts, shot by me, the city of the Asuras, O king, fell to the earth.
Mbh.3.172.8664 And, O lord of men, as soon as it had been hurled, there appeared on the scene by thousands, forms of deer, and of lions, and of tigers, and of bears and of buffaloes, and of serpents, and of kine, and of sarabhas, and of elephants, and of apes in multitudes, and of bulls, and of boars, and of cats, and of dogs, and of spectres, and of all the Bhurundas, and of vultures, and of Garudas, of chamaras, and of all the leopards, and of mountains, and of seas, and of celestials, and of sages, and of all the Gandharvas, and of ghosts with the Yakshas, and of the haters of the gods, Asuras, and of the Guhyakas in the field, and of the Nairitas and of elephant-mouthed sharks, and of owls, and of beings having the forms of fishes and horses, and of beings bearing swords and various other weapons, and of Rakshasas wielding maces and clubs.
Mbh.3.172.8672 The sky-coursing mighty city incapable of being destroyed by the gods and the Asuras hast thou, O hero, crushed by thy own prowess and by the energy of asceticism.
Mbh.3.172.8678 And having slain those mighty Asuras, and destroyed Hiranyapura, and having also killed the Nivata-Kavachas, I came unto Indra.
Mbh.3.172.8681 And the king of the celestials together with the celestials, cheering me again and again, said these sweet words, By thee hath been achieved a feat incapable of being achieved by the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.3.172.8683 And, O Dhananjaya, thus in battle shalt thou always remain calm, and discharge the weapons unerringly, and there shall not stand thee in fight celestials, and Danavas, and Rakshasas, and Yakshas, and Asuras, and Gandharvas and birds and serpents.
Mbh.3.186.9273 Manu will create again all beings, gods, Asuras and men, all those divisions of creation which have the power of locomotion and which have it not.
Mbh.3.187.9291 When neither the sun, nor the moon, nor fire, nor earth, nor air, nor sky remains, when all the world being destroyed looketh like one vast ocean, when the Gods and Asuras and the great Uragas are annihilated, and when the great-minded Brahma, the Lord of all creatures, taking his seat on a lotus flower, sleepeth there, then thou alone remainest to worship him!
Mbh.3.187.9370 And that lord of all things, that fire, blazing forth in effulgence consumeth this universe with gods and Asuras and Gandharvas and Yakshas and Snakes and Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.187.9385 And then when the universe become one dead expanse of water, when all mobile and immobile creatures have been destroyed, when the gods and the Asuras cease to be, when the Yakshas and the Rakshasas are no more, when man is not, when trees and beasts of prey have disappeared, when the firmament itself has ceased to exist, I alone, O lord of the earth, wander in affliction.
Mbh.3.188.9494 I have now told thee of that Soul which is incapable of being comprehended by the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.3.192.9818 Markandeya said, When that horrible conflict between the gods and the Asuras was over, Indra became the ruler of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.192.9835 What can be more pitiable than the calamities and reverses sustained by the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, men, the snakes, and the Rakshasas!
Mbh.3.199.10213 Indeed the Brahmanas slay with anger like Indra slaying the Asuras with his thunder-bolt.
Mbh.3.200.10311 And beholding the Deity, the Rishi in all humility began to gratify him with many hymns, and Utanka said, O thou of great effulgence all creatures with the gods, Asuras and human beings, all things that are mobile or immobile, even Brahma himself, the Vedas, and all things that are capable of being known, have, O lord, been created by thee!
Mbh.3.200.10317 And, O lord, Indra and Soma and Agni and Varuna, indeed all the gods, the Asuras and the great Snakes all wait upon thee with humility, adoring thee with various hymns!
Mbh.3.200.10325 And it was by thee that the Asuras in the height of their power were destroyed!
Mbh.3.220.11163 He created the terrible Asuras and various other creatures of the earth.
Mbh.3.222.11244 In ancient times the gods and Asuras were very active in destroying one another.
Mbh.3.222.11245 And the terrible Asuras always succeeded in defeating the gods.
Mbh.3.223.11272 And by the potency of my father's boon, he will be respected by gods and Asuras alike'
Mbh.3.223.11274 The lady replied, That manly and famous and powerful being devoted to Brahma, who is able to conquer all the celestials, Asuras, Yakshas, Kinnaras, Uragas, Rakshasas, and the evil-minded Daityas and to subdue all the worlds with thee, shall be my husband'
Mbh.3.223.11277 It being the time of the new Moon, he of a hundred sacrifices, at the Raudra moment, observed the gods and Asuras fighting on the Sunrise hill.
Mbh.3.223.11291 Brahma replied, O slayer of Asuras, it shall be; as thou hast intended.
Mbh.3.229.11543 Diti, the mother of the Daityas Asuras, is also called Muhkamandika, and that terrible creature is very fond of the flesh of little children.
Mbh.3.230.11646 And numbers of them fell, slain by the Asuras, like large trees in a forest burnt in a conflagration.
Mbh.3.230.11648 And then the god Purandara Indra, the slayer of Vala, observing that they were unsteady and hard-pressed by the Asuras, tried to rally them with this speech, Do not be afraid, ye heroes, may success attend your efforts!
Mbh.3.230.11659 Thus took place that encounter, so fearful to both sides: for all the battle-field was covered with blood and strewn with the bodies of both gods and Asuras.
Mbh.3.230.11661 Then the Asuras, drums struck up and their shrill bugles were sounded; and the Danava chiefs yelled their terrific war-cry.
Mbh.3.230.11711 Thou art the ruler of the universe, thou art the great Oblation, and thou art the animating spirit of all the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.3.230.11721 Thou art the progenitor of Truth, the destroyer of Diti's progeny Asuras, and the great conqueror of the enemies of the celestials.
Mbh.3.250.12352 Other Asuras will also possess Bhishma and Drona and Kama and others.
Mbh.3.250.12353 Possessed by those Asuras, these heroes will cast away their kindness and fight with thy foes.
Mbh.3.273.13292 thereupon Ravana said, May I never experience defeat at the hands of Gandharvas, Celestials, Kinnaras, Asuras, Yakshas, Rakshasas, Serpents and all other creatures'
Mbh.3.274.13319 Brahma said, O Agni, he cannot be conquered in battle by either the gods or the Asuras!
Mbh.3.283.13891 And each warrior, advancing up to him whom he regarded as his match, began to fight with him on that field of battle, relying on the strength of his own arms, and that encounter, so frightful to timid persons, soon became terrible and fierce like that between the gods and the Asuras in the days of old.
Mbh.3.289.14141 And beholding Rama united with the daughter of Janaka, the charioteer of Sakra, highly pleased, addressed him in the midst of friends, and said these words, O thou of prowess that can never be baffled thou hast dispelled the sorrow of the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Asuras, the Nagas, and human beings!
Mbh.3.289.14142 As long, therefore, as the Earth will hold together, so long will all creatures with the celestials, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and the Pannagas, speak of thee'
Mbh.3.290.14169 Even the celestials with Indra at their head, and the Asuras have to tread in the path that is trod by thee!
Mbh.3.311.15264 Those whom neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras, nor Rakshasas could endure in mighty conflict, have been slain by thee!
Mbh.4.6.212 SECTION VI Vaisampayana said, And while Yudhishthira was on his way to the delightful city of Virata, he began to praise mentally the Divine Durga, the Supreme Goddess of the Universe, born on the womb of Yasoda, and fond of the boons bestowed on her by Narayana, sprung from the race of cowherd Nanda, and the giver of prosperity, the enhancer of the glory of the worshipper's family, the terrifier of Kansa, and the destroyer of Asuras, and saluted the Goddess, her who ascended the skies when dashed by Kansa on a stony platform, who is the sister of Vasudeva, one who is always decked in celestial garlands and attired in celestial robes, who is armed with scimitar and shield, and always rescues the worshipper sunk in sin, like a cow in the mire, who in the hours of distress calls upon that eternal giver of blessings for relieving him of their burdens.
Mbh.4.32.1286 And the encounter, O king, that took place when the sun was low in the horizon, between the infantry and cavalry and chariots and elephants of both parties, was like unto that of old between the gods and the Asuras, terrible and fierce and sufficient for making one's hair stand on end and calculated to increase the population of Yama's kingdom.
Mbh.4.35.1437 Vanquishing all the Kurus in battle like unto the wielder of the thunderbolt defeating the Asuras, return thou again to the city having achieved great renown.
Mbh.4.48.1866 When man is there, even amongst all the gods and the Asuras, that will endure to stand in the teeth of the straight arrows shot from my bow?
Mbh.4.50.1939 If it be gods, or Gandharvas or Asuras, or Rakshasas, will Dhananjaya the son of Kunti, desist to fight from panic?
Mbh.4.67.2612 Protected by that charioteer, thy son will be able to vanquish in battle all the lords of earth allied with the Kurus, indeed, even the gods and the Asuras and the Siddhas and the Yakshas together'
Mbh.4.67.2648 It is he who had vanquished the celestials and the Asuras and human beings fighting together.
Mbh.4.70.2725 And there is none even amongst the gods, or Asuras, or men, or Rakshasas, or Gandharvas, or Yaksha chiefs, or Kinnaras, or mighty Uragas, who is like him.
Mbh.5.9.360 And the slayer of Asuras, having killed his foe, considered his object gained.
Mbh.5.10.389 Powerful and magnanimous, possessing immeasurable strength in fight, he would be able to swallow up all the three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, and the men.
Mbh.5.10.395 Thou hadst procured the ambrosial food, O Vishnu, and destroyed the Asuras in battle.
Mbh.5.10.400 The whole universe, O slayer of Asuras, hath been pervaded by Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.413 All beings, with the gods and the Asuras and men, are suffering from the effects of the fight.
Mbh.5.12.497 When thou art in wrath, O lord, the Universe, with its Asuras and Gandharvas, its Kinnaras, and great snakes, quaketh.
Mbh.5.15.646 I want thee to have, O king of the gods, a novel vehicle, such as never belonged to Vishnu, or Rudra, or the Asuras, or the Rakshasas, O lord.
Mbh.5.15.649 Thou shouldst not liken thyself to the Asuras or the gods.
Mbh.5.15.661 O thou of sweet smiles, the gods, the Asuras and Gandharvas, and snakes, and Rakshasas are together unable to cope with me when I am in rage.
Mbh.5.16.714 And he said, O Indra, the great Asura Namuchi was killed by thee; and those two Asuras also of terrible strength, viz, Samvara and Vala.
Mbh.5.16.718 O Indra, O great lord, by slaying Asuras, thou hast delivered the worlds.
Mbh.5.16.725 And he said, What business of yours yet remaineth; the great Asuras, son of Twashtri, hath been killed; and Vritra also, whose form was exceedingly big and who destroyed the worlds'
Mbh.5.33.1601 In this connection is cited the old story about what transpired between Suyodhana and Prahlada, the chief of the Asuras in relation to the latter's son.
Mbh.5.35.1708 Virochana said, Staking all the gold, kine, horses, and every other kind of wealth that we have among the Asuras, let us, O Sudhanwan, ask them this question that are able to answer'
Mbh.5.35.1720 O chief of the Asuras, I shall ask thee a question, do not answer it untruly'
Mbh.5.42.2238 Again it is said that the gods and the Asuras, practise ascetic austerities in order to avoid death.
Mbh.5.42.2245 It is from ignorance that the Asuras became subject to defeat and death, and it is from the absence of ignorance that the gods have attained the nature of Brahman.
Mbh.5.48.2746 The Asuras had a city named Pragjyotisha, which was formidable, inaccessible and unbearable.
Mbh.5.48.2749 Beholding Kesava's prowess and might, and weapon that is irresistible, and knowing also the object of his birth, the gods employed him for the destruction of those Asuras.
Mbh.5.48.2751 In the city of Nirmochana that hero slew six thousand Asuras, and cutting into pieces innumerable keen-edged shafts, he slew Mura and hosts of Rakshasas, and then entered that city.
Mbh.5.49.2797 Worshipped by the gods and the Gandharvas, they exist only for the destruction of Asuras'
Mbh.5.49.2799 At that time, the dwellers of heaven had been very much alarmed in consequence of a war raging between themselves and the Asuras.
Mbh.5.49.2812 Amongst all on earth they are incapable of being vanquished by the Asuras and the gods headed by Indra himself.
Mbh.5.59.3263 Among the celestials, Asuras, and men, among Yakshas, Gandharvas, and Nagas, I do not find the person that can encounter Arjuna in battle.
Mbh.5.61.3300 It is I who set agoing all the affairs of both gods and Asuras.
Mbh.5.61.3307 I tell thee truly that neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras nor Rakshasas are capable of saving him who hath incurred my displeasure; I have never before been baffled as regards the reward to punishment that I intended to bestow or inflict on friend or foe.
Mbh.5.71.3530 I put myself in the hand of that Eternal one, that Rishi endued with knowledge of Self, that ocean of eloquence, that Being who is easily attainable by ascetics, that bird called Arishta furnished with beautiful wings, that destroyer of creatures, that refuge of the universe; that one of a thousand heads, that Creator and Destroyer of all things, that Ancient one, that one without beginning, middle, or end, that one of infinite achievements, that cause of the Prime seed, that unborn one, that Eternity's self, that highest of the high, that Creator of the three worlds, that Author of gods, Asuras, Nagas, and Rakshasas, that foremost of all learned persons and rulers of men, that younger brother of Indra
Mbh.5.74.3729 Even as, when Dharma became extinct, Kali was born in the race of Asuras flourishing with prosperity and blazing with energy, so was born Udavarta among the Haihayas.
Mbh.5.78.3825 Thou, O hero, art the foremost of all friends of both the Pandavas and the Kurus, even as Prajapati is of both the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.5.83.4014 Thus addressed, Jamadagni's son, the friend of Brahma, that lord of both gods and Asuras, approached Govinda the slayer of Madhu, embraced him, and said, The celestial Rishis of pious deeds, and Brahmanas of extensive acquaintance with the scriptures, and royal sages, O Dasarha, and venerable ascetic, these witnesses, O illustrious one, of the former feats of gods and Asuras, are desirous of beholding all the Kshatriyas of the earth assembled from every side as also the counsellors sitting in the assembly, the kings, and thyself the embodiment of truth, O Janardana.
Mbh.5.100.4703 Here dwell, O Matali, those Asuras called Kalakhanjas who sprang from Vishnu, and those Rakshasas also called Yatudhanas who sprang from the feet of Brahman.
Mbh.5.102.4757 The gods, uniting with the Asuras, and making the Mandara mountain their pole, churned the waters of the ocean and obtained the wine called Varuni, and the Goddess of Prosperity and Grace called Lakshmi, and Amrita, and that prince of steeds called Uchchhaisrava, and that best of gems called Kaustubha.
Mbh.5.104.4799 In all the battles between the gods and Asuras, it is this Matali that driveth, by his mind alone, that ever-victorious and best of cars belonging to Indra, which is drawn by thousand steeds.
Mbh.5.104.4801 Defeated before-hand by Matali, the Asuras are subsequently slain by Indra.
Mbh.5.107.4968 Bowing down unto him, I desire to see that highest of all ascetics, the Eternal Krishna from whom flow all those possessions and enjoyments that are owned by both gods and Asuras'
Mbh.5.108.4998 It is here that the thousand-rayed sun, arising, consumeth, out of ire, all those that are wicked and ungrateful among men and the Asuras.
Mbh.5.115.5227 Indeed, owing to her beauty, she is always solicited at my hands by gods and men, and Asuras.
Mbh.5.116.5246 It seems that she is worth being looked at by even the gods and the Asuras, and is accomplished in all the arts and sciences.
Mbh.5.123.5442 And cheerfully, received back into heaven with sounds of cymbals, he was entertained with songs and dances by various tribes of Gandharvas and Asuras.
Mbh.5.124.5531 Indeed, Arjuna is incapable of being vanquished in battle even by all the gods, Asuras, men, and Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.128.5677 O king, when the gods and Asuras were arrayed for battle and weapons were upraised for striking, the lord of all creatures, Parameshthin said thus something which applies to the case at hand.
Mbh.5.128.5678 Indeed, O Bharata, when the population of the worlds was divided into two parties and was about to be slaughtered, the divine and holy Cause of the universe, viz, the Creator, said, The Asuras and the Daityas with the Danavas will be vanquished, and the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras and other dwellers of heaven will be victorious.
Mbh.5.128.5679 Indeed, the gods, and Asuras, and human beings, and Gandharvas, and Snakes, and Rakshasas, will in rage slaughter one another in this battle'
Mbh.5.130.5797 Knowest thou not, that Kesava is incapable of being withstood in battle by gods and men and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas?
Mbh.5.130.5806 In the city of Nirmochana, six thousand mighty Asuras failed to seize him with their nooses.
Mbh.5.130.5808 While only a child, he slew Putana and two Asuras assuming the shape of birds, and O bull of Bharata's race, he held up the mountains of Govardhana on his little finger for protecting the kine from a continuous rain.
Mbh.5.157.6958 With the power of my weapons, I can, in a trice, destroy this universe consisting of gods, Asuras, Rakshasas, and human beings.
Mbh.5.166.7504 Hearing these words, Duryodhana said, O Ganga's son of mighty arms, I tell thee truly, I have no fear from even all the gods and Asuras united together!
Mbh.5.170.7711 Let men alone, it hath not been heard by us that even among gods, Asuras, Uragas, Rakshasas and Yakshas, there ever was born before, or there ever will be born hereafter, any car-warrior like unto him!
Mbh.5.187.8404 When, at all this, the whole world with the gods, the Asuras and the Rakshasas began to utter exclamations of woe,
Mbh.6.6.338 There, on that mountain, O king, the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Asuras, and the Rakshasas, accompanied by the tribes of Apsaras, always sport.
Mbh.6.6.386 The Sweta mountains are said to be the abode of the celestial and the Asuras.
Mbh.6.21.980 Referring to this means, the Grandsire himself in days of old on the occasion of the battle between the Gods and the Asuras said unto Indra and the other celestials,
Mbh.6.21.992 Even he, indestructible and of weapons incapable of being baffled, appearing as Hari in olden days, said in a loud voice unto the Gods and the Asuras, Who amongst you would be victorious,
Mbh.6.23.1022 O thou that art always fond of buffalo's blood, O thou that wert born in the race of Kusika, O thou that art dressed in yellow robes, O thou that hadst devoured Asuras assuming the face of a wolf, I bow to thee that art fond of battle!
Mbh.6.33.1538 Not knowing my supreme nature of the great lord of all entities, ignorant people of vain hopes, vain acts, vain knowledge, confounded minds, wedded to the delusive nature of Asuras and Rakshasas, disregard me as one that hath assumed a human body.
Mbh.6.35.1660 The Rudras, the Adityas, the Vasus, they that called the Siddhas, the Viswas, the Aswins, the Maruts, also the Ushmapas, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Asuras, the hosts of Siddhyas, behold Thee and are all amazed.
Mbh.6.45.2243 And mangled with arrows they shone in that encounter like the mighty Sakra and the powerful Vala in the combat of old between the celestials and the Asuras.
Mbh.6.45.2290 And the celestial Rishi, and Siddhas and Charanas, that were present there, beheld that terrific battle to resemble the combat of the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.6.48.2455 And that great bowman shot clouds of arrows and struck down the Asuras
Mbh.6.50.2640 And then Pritha's son Yudhishthira said unto the commander of his army, the son of Prishata, these words, An array known by the name of Krauncharuma, that is destructive of all foes, and that was spoken of by Vrihaspati unto Indra in days of old when the gods and the Asuras fought, that array destructive of hostile divisions, do thou form.
Mbh.6.52.2746 These mighty car-warriors when excited with rage, are incapable of ever being vanquished in battle by all the worlds with the gods, the Asuras and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.6.58.3045 And the battle that took place there was fierce and awful, making the hair stand on end, like the terrible battle that took place between the gods and the Asuras in days of yore.
Mbh.6.65.3620 And slaughtering the Asuras there for happiness of all the worlds, and establishing righteousness, and winning renown, Thou wilt again truly attain to Yoga.
Mbh.6.66.3629 I said unto him, For the slaughter of the Asuras take thy birth in the world of men,
Mbh.6.66.3640 Therefore, the Lord Vasudeva of immeasurable prowess should never be disregarded as a man by all the Asuras and the gods with Indra at their head.
Mbh.6.77.4049 And although the son of Pandu was there in the very midst of the Kaurava array, yet fear entered not his heart, as it did not that of Indra while surrounded by the Danavas in the fierce battle of old between the celestials and the Asuras.
Mbh.6.80.4185 But Abhimanyu, that invisible warrior accomplished in arms, thus afflicted by them in battle, caused all thy sons, O king, to tremble like the wielder of the thunder-bolt causing the mighty Asuras to tremble in the battle between the celestials and the latter.
Mbh.6.81.4256 And loud and fierce was the uproar made by the twang of the bows stretched by the kings, resembling the roar of the ocean while churned in the Krita age by the gods and the great Asuras.
Mbh.6.83.4366 Then that slayer of foes, the son of Prishata, having vanquished the king, began to slaughter thy troops like the wielder of the thunder-bolt slaughtering the Asuras.
Mbh.6.84.4389 On the forenoon of that day, O king, great was the carnage that ensued, resembling what occurred in the battle between the gods and the Asuras of old.
Mbh.6.87.4594 Arjuna also in that battle, excited with rage, fought against many bulls of the Kshatriya race, like the wielder of the thunder-bolt against the Asuras.
Mbh.6.98.5241 With hands joined, eyes bathed in tears, and voice chocked in grief, he then addressed Bhishma, saying, Taking thy protection, this battle, O slayer of foes, we ventured to vanquish the very gods and the Asuras with Indra at their head.
Mbh.6.99.5255 Raising his eyes then, and as if consuming, from wrath, the world with the celestials, the Asuras, and the Gandharvas, that foremost of persons conversant with the world, then addressed thy son and said unto him these tranquil words, Why, O Duryodhana, dost thou pierce me thus with thy wordy daggers?
Mbh.6.99.5327 And all of them took up their positions for protecting that mighty car-warrior like the celestials in the battle between themselves and the Asuras for protecting the wielder of the thunder-bolt.
Mbh.6.101.5418 And that engagement between them became fierce and awful like that between Sakra and Samvara in days of old in the battle between the gods and Asuras
Mbh.6.108.5858 Thou, however, art incapable of being defeated in battle by even the gods and Asuras united together, with Indra at their head'
Mbh.6.108.5861 When with weapons and my large bow in hand I contend carefully in battle, I am incapable of being defeated by the very gods and the Asuras with Indra at their head.
Mbh.6.109.5928 As each day came, Bhishma the son of Santanu, formed arrays in battle, sometimes after the manner of the Asuras, sometimes after that of the Pisachas, and sometimes after that of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.109.5945 And the Pandava warriors all rushed together upon Bhishma singly, upon that mighty car-warrior struggling in battle with great activity, like the Asuras rushing together upon him with the thunderbolt in hand.
Mbh.6.117.6377 Verily, O scorcher of foes, the battle, for Bhishma's sake, that took place between them, both excited with rage and both conversant with every mode of fight, was like the encounter of Vali and Vasava in days of old on the occasion of the battle between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.6.119.6546 Then in that battle between him and them, which resembled the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of old, the diadem-decked Arjuna, placing Sikhandin before him, pierced Bhishma repeatedly'
Mbh.6.123.6837 This son of Pandu, O sire, is incapable of being defeated in battle by even the gods and the Asuras together.
Mbh.7.3.118 Today the Kauravas, acquainted with the force of Gandiva's twang, will regard Savyasachin, like the Asuras regarding the wielder of the thunder-bolt, with terror.
Mbh.7.5.182 Therefore, O Duryodhana, make this one the leader of thy forces without delay, as the celestials made Kartikeya their leader in battle for vanquishing the Asuras
Mbh.7.10.371 That car which has Vishnu himself for its driver and Dhananjaya for its warrior, that car I regard to be incapable of being vanquished by the very gods and the Asuras united together.
Mbh.7.11.404 Of eyes like the lotus petals, he also slew the mighty Asuras named Pralamva, and Naraka, and Jambha, and Pitha, as also Mura, that terror of the celestials.
Mbh.7.12.483 As regards Partha, the very gods and the Asuras together headed by Indra, cannot advance against him in battle.
Mbh.7.12.495 In Phalguni's presence, however, O king, Yudhishthira is incapable of being taken in battle even by the gods and the Asuras headed by Indra'
Mbh.7.15.664 This battle between the Kurus and the Pandavas, resembling that of old between the gods and the Asuras, will be spoken of as exceedingly wonderful by all men.
Mbh.7.19.846 And like Sakra's car, O king, in the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of old, it displayed circular, forward, backward, and diverse other kinds of motion.
Mbh.7.21.998 The slaughter that Drona caused among the Pandava troops was very great, resembling that caused by Vishnu himself, the adored of both the gods and Asuras, among the Daitya host.
Mbh.7.23.1187 That awful encounter between the Matsyas and the Kekayas, in which steeds and car-warriors and elephants fought most fearlessly, resembled that between the gods and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.7.23.1229 Vrishasena the son of Karna, competent for the feat, resisted with showers of arrows king Pandava who was rushing to battle like Indra himself following the Asuras for smiting them.
Mbh.7.27.1413 Thou knowest that with my bow and arrows I am competent to vanquish these worlds with the gods, the Asuras, and men'
Mbh.7.27.1424 Possessed of the Vaishnava weapon, let my son become incapable of being slain by the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.31.1659 The three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas and the Rakshasas, cannot defeat the force that is protected by the diadem-decked Arjuna.
Mbh.7.46.2200 With his bow in hand he is incapable of being vanquished by the very gods and the Asuras together.
Mbh.7.57.2654 Indeed, the mighty-armed Rama slew in battle that descendant of Pulastya's race with all his kinsmen and followers, that Rakshasa who was incapable of being slain by the gods and the Asuras together, that wretch who was a thorn unto the gods and the Brahmanas.
Mbh.7.60.2714 That king vanquished the gods, the Asuras and men.
Mbh.7.60.2733 Gods and Asuras and Men and Yakshas and Gandharvas and Snakes and Birds, and many Brahmanas, accomplished in the Vedas and their branches, and many Rishis came to his sacrifices.
Mbh.7.61.2740 When the gods and the Asuras were arrayed for battle, king Yayati aided the gods.
Mbh.7.67.2877 Once on a time, the tall trees of the forest, the mountains, the gods, the Asuras, men, the snakes, the seven Rishis, the Apsaras, and the Pitris, all came to Prithu, seated at his ease, and addressing him, said, Thou art our Emperor.
Mbh.7.67.2896 The Asuras then milked the Earth, having wine for their milk, and using an unbaked pot for their vessel.
Mbh.7.71.3129 Ye Asuras and gods and men.
Mbh.7.72.3150 Let alone the rulers of men, the very gods and Gandharvas, the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, cannot venture to baffle a vow of Arjuna.
Mbh.7.73.3202 That vow of Savyasachin the very gods and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas and Rakshasas cannot venture to frustrate!
Mbh.7.75.3296 Even if all human beings and snakes and Pisachas and all the wanderers of the night and birds, and all the gods and the Asuras, help the ruler of the Sindhus on the field of battle; he shall still, with them, cease to exist tomorrow
Mbh.7.79.3534 Indeed, their joy was as great as that of Indra and Vishnu when those two gods, desirous of slaying Jambha, obtained the permission of Bhava that slayer of great Asuras
Mbh.7.82.3624 Mounted on that best of cars with those two friends, that slayer of large bodies of foes, viz, Partha, proceeded for achieving the slaughter of the ruler of the Sindhus, like Soma rising in the firmament with Budha and Sukra, for destroying the gloom of night, or like Indra proceeding with Varuna and Surya to the great battle with the Asuras occasioned by the abduction of Taraka the wife of Vrihaspati.
Mbh.7.90.4069 And many terrible Yavanas and Paradas and Sakas and Valhikas, and Mlecchas born of the cow belonging to Vasishtha, of fierce eyes, accomplished in smiting looking like messengers of Death, and all conversant with the deceptive powers of the Asuras and many Darvabhisaras and Daradas and Pundras numbering by thousands, of bands, and together forming a force that was countless, began to shower their sharp shafts upon the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.91.4159 If even the three worlds with the Asuras and the celestials, the Yakshas, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, together with all human beings, fight with thee today, thou needst still entertain no fear.
Mbh.7.99.4572 Indeed, the three worlds with the celestials, the Asuras, and human beings, cannot venture to vanquish thee in battle.
Mbh.7.99.4585 Therefore, Partha, slay this wretch of his race, viz, the son of Dhritarashtra, in battle, as Indra had in days of yore, slain the Asura Jambha in the battle between the celestials and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.102.4743 With that silver mark on his barrier, the ruler of the Sindhus looked as resplendent, as Surya in days of yore in the battle between the celestials and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.103.4769 Indeed, that encounter between the Panchalas and the Kurus, fierce, awful, and highly wonderful as it was, resembled that in days of yore between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.108.5104 Urged by thee, I am prepared, O best of men, to battle with three worlds including the gods, the Asuras, and men.
Mbh.7.108.5133 The whole earth rising against him, with the gods, the Asuras, and men, with all the tribes of Rakshasas, O king, with the Kinnaras, the great snakes, and in fact, all the mobile and the immobile creatures assembled together, is no match for Arjuna in battle.
Mbh.7.111.5413 Therefore, knowing as thou dost the truth about this world, be quiet and hear how this fierce battle, resembling that between the gods and the Asuras, took place.
Mbh.7.112.5522 Then commenced a battle, O king, between the Kurus and Drona on one side and Yuyudhana on the other, that resembled the awful battle of old between the gods and the Asuras
Mbh.7.117.5706 The passage at arms between those united bowmen on the one side and Satyaki on the other was exceedingly fierce, resembling that between the gods and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.7.119.5864 Deprived of life, those princes there, O king of great splendour, fell down from their cars on the earth, like the slain Daityas and Danavas in the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.7.122.6031 Thus slaughtered by Drona, like the Asuras by Sakra, the Panchalas began to tremble like a herd of kine afflicted with cold.
Mbh.7.123.6100 And these were the words, O king, that Yudhishthira the son of Kunti then said unto him, O Bhima, I do not behold the standard of that Arjuna, who on a single car had vanquished all the gods, the Gandharvas and Asuras'
Mbh.7.125.6236 The battle that took place between Drona and the high-souled Bhima was, O king, furious and terrible and resembled the encounter between the gods and the Asuras of old.
Mbh.7.130.6482 Indeed, O Sanjaya, tell me why that Karna, who is capable of resisting in battle the very celestials with the Yakshas and Asuras and men, armed with all kinds of weapons, could not vanquish in battle Pandu's son Bhima blazing with resplendence?
Mbh.7.131.6539 Indeed, like Indra slaying the Asuras with his thunderbolt, that hero of Bharata's race, excited with wrath, slew with that mace the well-trained steeds of the foremost breed, of Adhiratha's son.
Mbh.7.132.6579 Who is there among the Asuras that would venture to stay before the great Indra with the thunderbolt uplifted in his hand
Mbh.7.139.6955 This encounter with thee hath always been desired by me, like the encounter of Sakra with Vali in the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.7.141.7160 The very gods and Asuras and Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas cannot vanquish the Vrishni heroes, what need be said of men, therefore, in battle?
Mbh.7.142.7280 Meanwhile, Arjuna continued to slay the foe with his Gandiva, like Mahadeva slaying the Asuras with his Pinaka equipped with tawny string
Mbh.7.144.7507 The battle that took place between them was such that its like had never been heard to have taken place on earth or in heaven between gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Uragas, or Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.153.8147 O uncle, slay Bhima and the twins and king Yudhishthira the Just, like the chief of the celestials slaying the Asuras.
Mbh.7.153.8150 Slay the sons of Kunti, O uncle, like Kartikeya slaying the Asuras'
Mbh.7.155.8341 Without doubt, the entire universe, with the celestials, Asuras, and human beings, with all the tribes of Yaksha and Rakshas and with all the elephants and snakes and other creatures, can be annihilated by Bhima and Phalguna by the prowess of their weapons.
Mbh.7.156.8380 The very gods with the Asuras united together and with Indra at their head had failed to vanquish Arjuna, that foremost of all wielders of weapons, having Krishna only for his ally.
Mbh.7.156.8418 The battle that took place between them, and in which each party counteracted the feats of the other' resembled the encounter between Sakra and the Danavas in the great battle fought of yore between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.160.8707 Teeming with cars and steeds and elephants, brilliantly illumined with lamps, with angry combatants and horses slain or wandering wildly, that vast force of arrayed warriors and steeds and elephants looked like the arrays of the celestials and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.7.166.8956 Afflicted with the fear of Karna's son, the Panchalas fled away on all sides, like the Danavas from fear of Indra in the great battle of yore between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.167.9000 The combat that took place, O monarch, between them, was exceedingly dreadful, like that between Samvara and the chief of the celestials in the battle between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.7.168.9104 O uncle, slay the son of Kunti, like Kartikeya slaying the Asuras'
Mbh.7.173.9448 Having destroyed that Rakshasa host, the Suta's son looked resplendent like the god Maheswara in heaven after having consumed the triple city of the Asuras.
Mbh.7.179.9757 He also was incapable of being vanquished in battle by the gods and the Asuras together.
Mbh.7.183.10009 Without doubt, by means of thy celestial weapons thou art capable of destroying the three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.7.183.10037 Neither the Lord of treasures, nor Indra, nor Yama, nor the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas can stay Arjuna armed with weapons.
Mbh.7.190.10483 During the progress of that terrible battle, resembling the encounter in days of old between the celestials and the Asuras, king Yudhishthira the just, addressing his warriors, said, Putting forth all your vigour, rush, ye great car-warriors, against the Pot-born!
Mbh.7.193.10703 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, nor all the foremost of men, shall today be able to vanquish me on my car in battle.
Mbh.7.193.10726 With that I will rout and slay the Pandavas, the Panchalas, the Matsyas, and the Kaikeyas, in battle, like Sachi's lord routing and slaying the Asuras.
Mbh.7.195.10841 I can, with my arrows, rout the united celestials with Indra at their head, together with all the Rakshasas, O Partha, and the Asuras, the Uragas and human beings.
Mbh.7.198.11272 Neither Asuras, nor Gandharvas, nor Pisachas, nor Rakshasas, nor Uragas, Yakshas, and birds, nor human beings, can venture to baffle this weapon shot by me.
Mbh.7.198.11293 Gods, Asuras, Nagas, Rakshasas, Pisachas, human beings, birds, Gandharvas, Yakshas and other creatures: with the entire universe, we know, have all sprung from thee.
Mbh.7.198.11310 Neither gods, nor Asuras, nor great Uragas, nor Pisachas, nor Gandharvas, nor men, nor Rakshasas, nor birds, nor Nagas, nor any creatures in the Universe, shall ever be able to bear thy prowess.
Mbh.7.199.11390 If Mahadeva becomes angry, neither gods, nor Asuras, Gandharvas, nor Rakshasas, even if they hide themselves in deep oceans, can have peace.
Mbh.7.199.11397 The gods and Asuras all fell down and submitted to Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.199.11412 Formerly, the valiant Asuras had, in heaven, three cities.
Mbh.7.199.11417 Afflicted by the Asuras, all the gods sought the protection of Rudra.
Mbh.7.199.11421 Thus addressed by the gods, Mahadeva thus accepted their request, moved by the desire of benefiting them, and said, I will overthrow these Asuras.
Mbh.7.199.11432 Indeed, Sthanu, that foremost of smiter, that Destroyer of Asuras, that handsome warrior of immeasurable prowess, adored by the celestials, O Partha, and by Rishis possessing wealth of asceticism, caused an excellent and unrivalled array called after his own name, and stood immovable for a thousand years.
Mbh.8.11.435 That foremost of car-warriors is incapable of being vanquished by the three worlds with their mobile and immobile creatures, including the gods, Asuras and Gandharvas, and the Kinnaras and great serpents!
Mbh.8.13.532 Both endued with massive arms, they looked resplendent on that extensive arena, each having taken up a shield decked with a hundred moons, and each armed with an excellent sword, like Jambha and Sakra, both endued with great might, in the battle between the gods and the Asuras of old.
Mbh.8.14.582 All at once a fierce encounter ensued between them like to what had taken place between Vritra and Vasava in the battle between the gods and the Asuras of old
Mbh.8.30.1282 SECTION Sanjaya said, Placing Karna at their van, thy warriors, difficult of defeat in fight, returned and fought with the foe a battle that resembled that between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.8.30.1290 Thereupon that host, teeming with many foremost of men and steeds and cars and elephants, producing an uproar loud as that of the vast deep, and resembling the army of the Asuras or that of the celestials, shone with fierce beauty.
Mbh.8.31.1442 The very gods and Asuras are not able to advance against me in battle.
Mbh.8.33.1541 SECTION Duryodhana said, Listen, once more, O ruler of the Madras, to what I will say unto thee, about what happened, O lord, in the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of yore.
Mbh.8.33.1545 Between the gods and the Asuras, each desirous of vanquishing the other, there happened a great battle, O king, which had Taraka for its evil root.
Mbh.8.33.1552 Therefore, ye Asuras, abstain from such a prayer.
Mbh.8.33.1559 Those Asuras then, filled with joy at having obtained those boons and having settled it among themselves about the construction of the three cities, selected for the purpose the great Asura Maya, the celestial artificer, knowing no fatigue or decay, and worshipped by all the daityas and danavas.
Mbh.8.33.1584 When, however, Purandra failed to pierce those cities made impenetrable, O king, by the Creator with his boons, the chief of celestials, filled with fear, and leaving those cities, repaired with those very gods to that chastiser of foes, viz, the Grandsire, for representing unto him the oppressions committed by the Asuras.
Mbh.8.33.1587 The Asuras are all of wicked souls and always hate the gods.
Mbh.8.34.1642 Therefore, ye gods, see now to my car and bow and shaft so that I may, this very day, throw the Asuras down on the Earth'
Mbh.8.34.1693 For this the touch of that bow-string became unbearable to the Asuras.
Mbh.8.34.1740 Know that the Asuras have already been slain by means of this arrow.
Mbh.8.34.1742 The Asuras have already been slain'
Mbh.8.34.1749 When the boon-giving Brahman, having ascended the car, set out for the Asuras, the Lord of the Universe, smiling the while, said, Excellent, Excellent!
Mbh.8.34.1772 The triple city then appeared immediately before that god of unbearable energy, that Deity of fierce and indescribable form, that warrior who was desirous of slaying the Asuras.
Mbh.8.34.1775 Burning those Asuras, he threw them down into the Western ocean.
Mbh.8.34.1780 Thus that illustrious Deity, that Creator of the worlds, that Lord of both the Gods and the Asuras, viz, Maheswara, did that which was for the good of all the worlds.
Mbh.8.34.1784 United, ye two, therefore, are competent to vanquish my foes that are even like the Asuras.
Mbh.8.35.1850 Indeed, I have heard how the Grandsire acted as the driver of Bhava and how the Asuras also, O Bharata, were all destroyed with one shaft.
Mbh.8.41.2241 Those two best of persons are celebrated among the gods, the Asuras and human beings.
Mbh.8.42.2273 Behold today the fierce battle I fight with him that hath no equal, I think, among men wielding the bow, and that would vanquish the very gods united with the Asuras.
Mbh.8.46.2527 Gorgeously decked with horsemen and car-warriors and elephants, that foremost of arrays looked exceedingly beautiful like the array of the celestials or of the Asuras.
Mbh.8.46.2591 Arjuna is incapable of being vanquished in battle by the very gods and the Asuras united together and having Indra himself at their head.
Mbh.8.47.2627 Thus, O sire, that battle destructive of men, steeds, and cars, between the Kurus and the Srinjayas, resembled the battle between the gods and the Asuras of old
Mbh.8.48.2638 Then Karna, excited with great wrath, quickly invoking his weapons, began to smite the Pandava army like Maghavat smiting the army of the Asuras.
Mbh.8.48.2673 The battle raged fiercely, like that of the gods and the Asuras between those heroes striking one another.
Mbh.8.51.2920 Like Vishnu destroying the Asuras, Bhima destroyed with his mace all those brave warriors with their drivers and cars and banners and standards and weapons.
Mbh.8.60.3498 When encountering each other in battle, O Partha, like a celestial and a Danava in the great battle between the gods and the Asuras, let all the Kauravas behold thy prowess.
Mbh.8.61.3616 And he began to strike elephants with elephants like Indra striking the Asuras.
Mbh.8.72.4339 I know thy prowess truly, O Partha, which is incapable of being resisted by the gods and Asuras.
Mbh.8.74.4531 Armed with the bow and aided by the prowess of my arms, I can vanquish the Asuras and the gods and all creatures united together.
Mbh.8.79.4857 The several Regents of the world, united together gave him their weapons of immeasurable energy, with which that lion among men quickly destroyed in battle those united Asuras, the Kalakhanjas.
Mbh.8.79.4902 Then the Kuru heroes and the Srinjayas, encountering one another with rage, slew one another with straight shafts of great energy, like the Asuras and the celestials in days of yore in great battle.
Mbh.8.82.5034 The battle fraught with the slaughter of men and steeds and elephants that then ensued between thy foes and the warriors of thy army, became so fierce that it resembled the encounter in days of old between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.8.87.5294 The Asuras, Yatudhanas, the Guhyakas, O scorcher of foes, and ravens and other rangers of the sky, sided with Karna.
Mbh.8.88.5392 SECTION Sanjaya said, Meanwhile the welkin, filled with gods and Nagas and Asuras and Siddhas and Yakshas and with large bands of Gandharvas and Rakshasas, and Asuras and regenerate Rishis and royal sages and birds of excellent feathers, assumed a wonderful aspect.
Mbh.8.88.5396 Indeed, the battle between the Kurus and the Pandavas then resembled that in days of yore between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.8.89.5524 That patience with which, Yuga after Yuga, thou hadst slain persons having the quality of darkness for their weapons, as also terrible Kshatriyas, and Asuras born of pride, in many a battle, with that patience do thou slay Karna today.
Mbh.8.91.5847 Partha cheerfully took up that great weapon, in the shape of an arrow, which could not be resisted by the very gods, that high-souled being which was always adored by the son of Pandu, and which was capable of vanquishing the very gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.9.1.15 Then, O chief of Bharata's race, a terrible battle took place between the troops of the Kurus and those of the Pandavas, resembling that between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.9.3.222 Then commenced a battle once more, that was exceedingly fierce, between thy troops and the enemy, and that resembled the one between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.9.7.404 When angry, I can fight, at the van of battle, with the whole world consisting of gods, Asuras, and men, risen up in arms.
Mbh.9.7.417 Thou art capable of vanquishing in battle the three worlds consisting of the gods, the Asuras, what need be said of the Somakas and the Srinjayas that are mortal
Mbh.9.9.509 SECTION Sanjaya said, Then commenced the battle between the Kurus and the Srinjayas, O monarch, that was as fierce and awful as the battle between the gods and the Asuras.
Mbh.9.9.547 During the progress of that battle, O monarch, in which no consideration was shown by anybody for anyone, and which, fraught with awful destruction of the four kinds of forces, therefore, resembled the battle between the gods and the Asuras in days of old, some among the combatants, O scorcher of foes, loudly called upon their kinsmen and friends.
Mbh.9.10.633 That battle between fearless combatants, enhancing the population of Yama's kingdom, resembled, O monarch, that between the gods and the Asuras in days of yore.
Mbh.9.14.861 The encounter was exceedingly fierce that thus took place between Arjuna and his enemies, resembling that between Indra, in days of yore, and the vast host of the Asuras
Mbh.9.15.903 Then, O king, we beheld the car of Shalya careering in that dreadful battle like the car of Shakra in days of yore on the occasion of the destruction of the Asuras
Mbh.9.21.1384 Upon their return, the battle once more became exceedingly fierce between thy warriors and those of the foe, resembling that between the gods and the Asuras in days of old.
Mbh.9.24.1665 Thus surrounded by those warriors of thine, Bhima began to afflict them all with keen shafts like him of a eyes afflicting the Asuras.
Mbh.9.29.2053 Similarly, Vatapi and Ilwala, and Trisiras, O lord, and the Asuras Sunda and Upasunda, were all slain by the aid of means!
Mbh.9.36.2725 O wielder of the trident, thou art the refuge of this universe consisting of gods and Asuras!
Mbh.9.39.2879 In that tirtha, Brihaspati also, of great intelligence, for the destruction of the Asuras and the prosperity of the denizens of heaven, poured libations on the sacrificial fire, with the aid of flesh.
Mbh.9.39.2880 Upon this, the Asuras began to waste away and were destroyed by the gods, inspired by desire of victory in battle.
Mbh.9.41.2991 Indra then made friends with Namuchi and entered into a covenant with him, saying, O foremost of Asuras, I shall not slay thee, O friend, with anything that is wet or with anything that is dry!
Mbh.9.43.3100 Filled with joy, the denizens of heaven made that high-souled youth, that terror of the Asuras, the generalissimo of the celestial forces, after pouring upon his head the sacred and excellent water of the Sarasvati from golden jars that contained other sacred articles needed for the purpose.
Mbh.9.43.3105 And he was the great destroyer of Asuras.
Mbh.9.43.3106 In the great battle between the gods and the Asuras, this companion that Sthanu gave, filled with wrath, slew, with his hands alone, fourteen millions of Daityas of fierce deeds.
Mbh.9.47.3513 Indeed in that auspicious and sacred tirtha of the Sarasvati, Vishnu himself, having in days of yore slain the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, had, O chief of the Bharatas, performed his ablutions.
Mbh.9.56.4024 The Asuras were vanquished by the gods with the aid of deception.
Mbh.9.59.4321 The gods themselves, in slaying the Asuras, have trod the same way.
Mbh.9.61.4396 In the battle between the gods and the Asuras, thou hadst, in days of old, lent thy aid for the destruction of the foes of the gods and those foes were slain!
Mbh.12.8.313 O king, do the gods ever wish for anything else than the slaughter of their kinsmen the Asuras?
Mbh.12.29.1438 In one of the sacrifices of that king, intoxicated with the Soma he had drunk, Indra, the adorable chastiser of Paka and the chief of the gods, vanquished, by putting forth the might of his arms, many thousands of Asuras.
Mbh.12.33.1760 It is heard, O Partha, that the gods and the Asuras fought against each other.
Mbh.12.33.1761 The Asuras were the elder, and the gods the younger brothers.
Mbh.12.47.2349 The gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Rishis, and the great Uragas with concentrated souls, always adore thee.
Mbh.12.47.2361 Thou art the slayer of Asuras.
Mbh.12.47.2467 Assuming the form of half-man and half-lion, with tawny eyes and tawny manes, with teeth and claws for thy weapons, thou hadst taken the life of the chief of the Asuras.
Mbh.12.50.2702 Without doubt, thou art competent to subjugate, on a single car, the gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Yakshas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.57.3084 Listen to the verses sung by him: By exertion the amrita was obtained; by exertion the Asuras were slain, by exertion Indra himself obtained sovereignty in heaven and on earth.
Mbh.12.63.3525 If the divine Vishnu of inconceivable energy had not slain all his foes among the Asuras, then the Brahmanas, and Brahman the Creator of the worlds and Kshatriya duties, and the duties that first flowed from the Supreme deity, would all have been destroyed.
Mbh.12.63.3526 If that first and foremost of gods had not, by putting forth his prowess, subjugated the earth with all her Asuras, then all the duties, of the four orders and all the duties in respect of the four modes of life would all have been destroyed in consequence of the destruction of Brahmanas.
Mbh.12.89.5066 This Pride, O king, led many among the gods and the Asuras to ruin.
Mbh.12.108.6163 A deceitful person, falling away from all duties and abandoning those of his own order, always wishes to betake himself to the practices of Asuras for supporting life.
Mbh.12.120.6753 Thou hast said that the entire universe, mobile and immobile, including gods, Asuras, and men, may be seen to depend upon Chastisement.
Mbh.12.121.6903 The puissant Varuna was installed into the sovereignty of the waters and the Asuras.
Mbh.12.138.8148 Why also did the gods and the Asuras in days of your smite each other in battle?
Mbh.12.151.9040 The gods and Asuras, in days of yore, approaching the celestial preceptor Vrihaspati, O king, humbly enquired of him, saying, Thou knowest, O great Rishi, the fruits of virtue, as also the fruits of those other acts that lead to hell in the next world.
Mbh.12.157.9384 The covetousness, however, which is never gratified by acquisitions and satiated by the accomplishment of desires, that which is not known in its real nature by the gods, the Gandharvas, the Asuras, the great snakes, and, in fact, by all classes of beings, that irresistible passion, along with that folly which invites the heart to the unrealities of the world, should ever be conquered by a person of cleansed soul.
Mbh.12.165.9836 Indeed, those foremost of Asuras, filled with pride, forsook every friendly intercourse with other creatures.
Mbh.12.165.9875 Although Rudra was alone and single-handed, yet so quickly did he move on the field of battle with the sword in his arm that the Asuras thought there were a thousand similar Rudras battling with them.
Mbh.12.165.9877 The mighty Asuras, broken by the god with the whirls of his sword, with arms and thighs and chests cut off and pierced, and with heads severed from their trunks, began to fall down on the earth.
Mbh.12.178.10726 I see also the death, which is manifest, O chief of Asuras, of all things, mobile and immobile, belonging to the land.
Mbh.12.187.11246 After this, the Deities and the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Daityas, the Asuras, the great snakes, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Serpents, the Pisachas, and human beings with their four divisions, viz, Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, and Sudras, O best of regenerate ones, and all the other orders of creatures that exist, were created.
Mbh.12.206.12502 The offspring of Diti were the Asuras.
Mbh.12.206.12504 Diti gave birth to all the Asuras of great strength.
Mbh.12.208.12607 In former days, the principal Danavas, endued with wrath and cupidity, and mighty Asuras numbering by hundreds and drunk with might, and innumerable other Danavas that were invincible in battle, became exceedingly jealous of the unrivalled prosperity of the gods.
Mbh.12.209.12687 The highest of the high, and without change or deterioration himself, he created the Pitris, the gods, the Rishis, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Nagas, the Asuras, and human beings.
Mbh.12.209.12702 From Narayana, the Rishis, the foremost ones among the deities and the Asuras, and the royal sages of old, derived the knowledge of that highest remedy of the cure of sorrow.
Mbh.12.215.13025 Darkness or pride and cruelty, which is destructive of the former, has been adopted by the Asuras.
Mbh.12.215.13026 This, viz, Brahma, which has been said to have Knowledge only for its attribute, is difficult of attainment by either the deities or the Asuras.
Mbh.12.215.13027 It should be known that the qualities of Goodness, Passion and Darkness belong to the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.12.215.13028 Goodness is the attribute of the deities; while the two others belong to the Asuras.
Mbh.12.222.13449 One day Vasava, after having subjugated all the Asuras, repaired to the Grandsire and joining his hands bowed to him and enquired after the whereabouts of Vali.
Mbh.12.222.13462 Indeed, tell me, O Brahmana, where I may find that chief of the Asuras now'
Mbh.12.222.13493 I behold not also, O king of the Asuras, that garland of thine which was given to thee by the Grandsire'
Mbh.12.224.13668 Sree said, Truly, O Purandara, there is none among gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, or Rakshasas, that can bear me for ever'
Mbh.12.224.13700 When, however, the Sun, withdrawing himself from all sides, will shine only upon the region of Brahman situated in the middle of Sumeru, then will again occur a great battle between the gods and the Asuras, and in that fight I shall certainly vanquish all of you.
Mbh.12.224.13701 When the Sun, withdrawing himself from all sides, will shine fixedly upon only the region of Brahman, then will again occur a great battle between the gods and the Asuras, and in that fight I shall surely conquer all of you
Mbh.12.225.13736 Amongst Rishis, gods, great Asuras, persons fully conversant with the three Vedas, and ascetics in the forest, who is there whom calamities do not approach?
Mbh.12.226.13767 After the battle between the gods and the Asuras, in which a large number of Daityas and Danavas fell, had come to an end.
Mbh.12.226.13902 Thou knowest it well thyself, O Sakra, that in the great encounter between the gods and the Asuras, the assembled deities were quickly routed by me by the fury of my attack.
Mbh.12.226.13985 Having vanquished all the Asuras, the chief of the deities rejoiced in gladness and became the one sole lord of all the worlds.
Mbh.12.227.14023 Formerly, I dwelt with the Asuras in consequence of my disposition of being bound by truth and merit Seeing, however, that the Asuras have assumed adverse natures, I have left then and wish to reside in thee'
Mbh.12.227.14024 Sakra said, O thou of fair face, in consequence of what behaviour of the Asuras didst thou dwell with them?
Mbh.12.227.14125 All of them and myself, having deserted the Asuras, have come to thy domains.
Mbh.12.279.17070 Worshipped by the prince of Asuras and by the sage Usanas, that foremost of sages sat down on a costly seat.
Mbh.12.279.17170 I shall tell thee now, O foremost of Asuras, how Jiva succeeds in effecting his Emancipation.
Mbh.12.280.17239 O grandsire, O thou of mighty arms, tell me in detail how the battle took place between the chief of the deities and the foremost of Asuras.
Mbh.12.280.17245 Then, on the eve of that great battle between the deities and the Asuras, there arose loud shouts from both sides, and drums and other musical instruments began to beat and blow.
Mbh.12.280.17255 Vasishtha said, Thou art the foremost of the gods, O chief of the deities, O slayer of Daityas and Asuras!
Mbh.12.280.17267 The energy of that illustrious lord of the universe thereupon assumed the character of a fierce fever and penetrated the body of Vritra the lord of Asuras
Mbh.12.280.17272 This foremost of Asuras is, therefore, incapable of being vanquished by even the three worlds united together.
Mbh.12.280.17282 Suddenly all the Asuras became afflicted with the loss of memory.
Mbh.12.284.17575 Daksha said, I bow to thee, O lord of all the gods to the destroyer of the forces of the Asuras.
Mbh.12.288.18132 That man who knows that the very Rishis, the deities, and the Asuras are beings that have to depart from their respective spheres to other regions, is emancipated.
Mbh.12.289.18141 Why was the celestial Rishi, the high-souled Usanas, called also Kavi engaged in doing what was agreeable to the Asuras and disagreeable to the deities?
Mbh.12.294.18364 The Asuras, however, O child, could not bear that righteousness which prevailed in the world.
Mbh.12.294.18365 Multiplying in both number and energy, the Asuras in the form of Lust and Wrath entered the bodies of men.
Mbh.12.294.18373 The deities imparted unto him their conjoined energy, and thereupon the great god, with a single shaft, felled on the earth those three Asuras, viz, Desire, Wrath, and Cupidity, who were staying in the firmament, along with their very habitations
Mbh.12.294.18374 The fierce chief of those Asuras possessed of fierce, prowess, who had struck the Devas with terror, was also slain by Mahadeva armed with the lance
Mbh.12.294.18375 When this chief of the Asuras was slain, men once more obtained their proper natures, and once more began to study the Vedas and the other scriptures as was in former times.
Mbh.12.294.18380 Hence, in consequence of that wicked state of their minds and of those incidents that were connected with it, there appeared many kings of terrible prowess who began to indulge in only such acts as were fit for Asuras.
Mbh.12.301.18863 Comprehending with the aid of knowledge that all objects exist with faults, indeed, understanding that the objects, so difficult to cast off, with which human beings and Pisachas and Rakshasas and Yakshas and snakes and Gandharvas and pitris and those that are wandering in the intermediate orders of beings such as birds and animals and great birds such as Garuda and others and the Maruts and royal sages and regenerate sages and Asuras and Viswedevas and the celestial Rishis and Yogins invested with supreme puissance and the Prajapatis and Brahman himself are engaged, and understanding truly what the highest limit is of one's period of existence in this world, and apprehending also the great truth.
Mbh.12.327.20797 Vishnu beheld all the deities and Asuras and Rakshasas to be troubled in their senses and mind.
Mbh.12.334.21353 This is truly the retreat of that Being in whom are established all the worlds including the deities, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, and the great snakes!
Mbh.12.337.21662 That great Lord of both the deities and the Asuras, gratified with thee, will rescue thee from the course that has been denounced upon thee.
Mbh.12.339.21902 I further assured him that he would be an object of adoration with all the deities and Asuras, all the Rishis and Pitris, and the diverse creatures forming the creation.
Mbh.12.339.21929 That great Asura will be unslayable in the whole universe consisting of deities, Asuras and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.339.21984 In days of yore, O monarch, the deities and the Asuras, uniting together, churned the Ocean and t wised the Amrita.
Mbh.12.340.22018 Janamejaya said, The whole world of Beings, with Brahma, the deities, the Asuras and human beings, are seen to be deeply attached to actions which have been said to be productive of prosperity.
Mbh.12.342.22396 The Brahmanas are distinguished above the deities and Asuras, since they were created by myself in my indescribable form as Brahma.
Mbh.12.342.22397 As I have created the deities and the Asuras and the great Rishis so I have placed the Brahmanas in their respective situations and have to punish them occasionally.
Mbh.12.342.22404 When Rudra addressed himself for the destruction of the triple city belonging to the Asuras, the preceptor of the Asuras, viz, Usanas, provoked beyond endurance, tore a matted lock from his own head and hurled it at Rudra.
Mbh.12.342.22413 He was, on his mother's side, related to the Asuras, for his mother was the daughter of an Asura.
Mbh.12.342.22414 While publicly offering unto the deities their shares of sacrificial offerings, he privately offered shares thereof unto the Asuras.
Mbh.12.342.22415 The Asuras, with their chief Hiranyakasipu at their head, then repaired to their sister, the mother of Viswarupa, and solicited a boon from her, saying, The son Viswarupa by Tashtri, otherwise called Trisiras, is now the priest of the deities.
Mbh.12.342.22444 The Asuras are being aggrandised, while we are being weakened.
Mbh.12.342.22542 She thought that, eating that food and strengthened by it, the deities would succeed in slaying the Asuras.
Mbh.12.342.22640 It is for this reason that that lord of all creatures, viz, Kasyapa, the common sire of the deities and the Asuras, called me by the name Vrishakapi.
Mbh.12.342.22641 The deities and the Asuras have never been able to ascertain my beginning, my middle, or my end.
Mbh.12.346.22953 He is always the slayer of such Asuras as become troublesome to the three worlds.
Mbh.12.347.23029 Those two foremost of Asuras, possessed of bodies, beholding the four Vedas, suddenly seized them in the very sight of their Creator.
Mbh.12.347.23106 The two Asuras, making an appointment with the Vedas in respect of the time when they would come back to take them up again, threw them down in the nether region, and ran towards the spot whence those sounds appeared to come.
Mbh.12.347.23128 Beholding the two foremost of Asuras prepared to do battle with him, he also set his mind to gratify that desire of theirs.
Mbh.12.347.23130 The Asuras Madhu and Kaitabha were embodiments of the attributes of Rajas and Tamas.
Mbh.12.347.23133 Having compassed the destruction of the two Asuras and restored the Vedas to Brahma, the Supreme Being dispelled the grief of Brahma.
Mbh.12.350.23476 Thy own foremost abode is free from the pains of hunger and thirst, and inhabited by both deities and Asuras, by Rishis of immeasurable splendour, as also by Gandharvas and Apsaras.
Mbh.12.359.23757 Amongst the deities and Asuras and celestial Rishis, O amiable lady, the Nagas are endued with great energy.
Mbh.12.362.23860 Neither deities, nor Gandharvas, nor Asuras, nor Nagas, can be regarded as superior to those creatures that attain to this excellent end of coming into the solar disc,
Mbh.13.12.783 The sons of the sage Kasyapa, viz, the deities and the Asuras, quarrelled with each other on account of the sovereignty of the three worlds.
Mbh.13.12.786 The deities and the Asuras are children of even one common sire, and yet the latter quarrelled with each other.
Mbh.13.14.846 Do thou tell us all those names that are applied unto Him who is called Vabhru or vast, Him that has the universe for his form, Him that is the illustrious preceptor of all the deities and the Asuras, that is called Swayambhu self-creating and that is the cause of the origin and dissolution of the universe.
Mbh.13.14.879 Bhishma said, Thou art the Master of all the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.14.890 I shall, therefore, truly recite to you some of the attributes of that illustrious slayer of Asuras, who is regarded as the Lord of all sacrifices and vows.
Mbh.13.14.1166 If a person be wanting in devotion to that Lord of the universe, that Master of the deities and the Asuras, his misery will not end even if from want of food he has to subsist upon only air and water
Mbh.13.14.1208 If, O Sakra, the Devas deities and the Asuras could see any other puissant form than Bhava's, would not both of them, especially the former, when opposed and afflicted by the latter, have sought the protection of that form?
Mbh.13.14.1211 Was not the vital seed of Mahadeva, that Master of both the deities and the Asuras, poured as a libation upon the fire?
Mbh.13.14.1231 He is adored by both the deities and the Asuras with the aid of sacrifices by acts and the affliction of the ritual laid down in the scriptures.
Mbh.13.14.1254 Brahma and Indra and Hutasana and Vishnu and all the other deities, along with the Daityas and the Asuras, crowned with the fruition of a thousand desires, always say that there is none that is higher than Mahadeva
Mbh.13.14.1314 It was with that weapon that the illustrious Mahadeva had in days of yore, burnt and consumed in a moment the triple city of the Asuras.
Mbh.13.14.1386 Salutations to thee that art the destroyer of the triple city of the Asuras, to thee that art the destroyer of Daksha's sacrifice, to thee that art the destroyer of the body of Kama the deity of Desire, to thee that wieldest the rod of destruction.
Mbh.13.14.1425 Kneeling down unto him and bowing unto him repeatedly, I then, with a voice that was choked with delight, said unto him, O illustrious god, it seems to me that I was hitherto dead and that it is only today that I have taken my birth, and that my birth bath today borne fruit, since I am staying now in the presence of Him who is the Master of both the deities and the Asuras!
Mbh.13.14.1552 The innumerable Brahmanas there present, the deities and the Asuras, the Nagas, the Pisachas, the Pitris, the birds, diverse Rakshasas, diverse classes of ghosts and spirits, and all the great Rishis, then bowed down unto that great Deity.
Mbh.13.16.1584 Thinking, with the aid of his penances, of Him who is the supreme Soul and who is immutable and undeteriorating, Tandi became filled with wonder, and said these words, I seek the protection of Him whom the Sankhyas describe and the Yogins think of as the Supreme, the Foremost, the Purusha, the pervader of all things, and the Master of all existent objects, of him who, the learned say, is the cause of both the creation and the destruction of the universe; of him who is superior to all the celestials, the Asuras, and the Munis, of him who has nothing higher, who is unborn, who is the Lord of all things, who has neither beginning nor end, and who is endued with supreme puissance, who is possessed of the highest felicity, and who is effulgent and sinless,
Mbh.13.16.1621 Thou art that which is ever a mystery with the gods, the Asuras, and the ascetics.
Mbh.13.16.1643 Brahma and the Siddhas expounding the mantras have concealed thee in a cave for preventing the deities and Asuras and human beings from beholding thee
Mbh.13.16.1645 Hence, stupefied by thee, deities and Asuras and human beings are all unable to understand thee, O Bhava, truly and in all thy details.
Mbh.13.17.1835 Thou art a hero in might in consequence of thy having achieved such grand feats as the quick destruction of the triple city of the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2116 Thou art the supreme phallic emblem that is adored by both deities and Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2135 Thou art he who foments quarrels among the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2468 Thou art the master and protector of the deities and Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2657 Thou art he who is the creator of both the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2658 Thou art he who is the refuge of both the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2659 Thou art the preceptor of both the deities and the Asuras being as thou art of the form of both Vrihaspati and Sukra.
Mbh.13.17.2661 Thou art he who is ever worshipped by the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2662 Thou art he who guides the deities and the Asuras even as the Mahamatra guides the elephant.
Mbh.13.17.2663 Thou art the refuge of all the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2664 Thou art he who is the chief of both the deities and the Asuras being as thou art of the form of both India and Virochana.
Mbh.13.17.2665 Thou art he who is the leader in battle of both the deities and the Asuras being as thou art of the form of Karttikeya and Kesi, the leaders of the celestial and the Daitya armies.
Mbh.13.17.2668 Thou art the grantor of boons unto the deities and Asuras in the form of Brahman and Rudra.
Mbh.13.17.2669 Thou art he who rules the hearts of the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.17.2671 Thus art the refuge of even him who is the ruler of the hearts of both the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.18.2789 That dispeller of all sorrows, viz, the destroyer of the triple city of the Asuras, said unto me, Thy fame shall be great in the world, Then Jamadagni's son, that foremost of all righteous persons, shining like the Sun with blazing splendour in the midst of that conclave of Rishis, said unto the son of Kunti these words, I was afflicted with the sin, O eldest son of Pandu, of Brahmanicide for having slain my brothers who were all learned Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.27.3721 One born as a Chandala can never attain to that status which is regarded as the most sacred among the deities and Asuras and human beings
Mbh.13.30.3834 The engagement between the two parties proved so fierce as to resemble the encounter in days of old between the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.13.33.4060 These regenerate persons are incapable of being vanquished by the deities or the Pitris, or the Gandharvas or the Rakshasas, or the Asuras or the Pisachas.
Mbh.13.35.4171 In consequence of having disregarded the Brahmanas, the Asuras have been obliged to take refuge in the depths of the ocean.
Mbh.13.36.4206 Witnessing the encounter between the deities and the Asuras in days of old, and understanding the puissance of the instructions that fell from the Brahmanas, my father became filled with delight and wonder
Mbh.13.39.4315 That science of policy which the preceptor of the Asuras knew, that science of policy which the preceptor of the celestials, Vrihaspati, knew, cannot be regarded to be deeper or more distinguished for subtility than what woman's intelligence naturally brings forth.
Mbh.13.44.4617 The wise have said this, O king, to be the practice of the Asuras, viz, wedding a girl after purchasing her at a high cost and after gratifying the cupidity of her kinsmen.
Mbh.13.45.4743 The unrighteous dereliction of eternal usage is regarded as the practice of the Asuras.
Mbh.13.62.6079 If these verses declaring the merit attaching to gifts of earth be recited on the occasion of a Sraddha, neither Rakshasas nor Asuras can succeed in appropriating any share of the offerings made in it.
Mbh.13.83.7386 Then, on one occasion, the Rishis, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, the Uragas, the Rakshasas, the Deities, the Asuras, the winged creatures and the Prajapatis, O thou of Kuru's race, all assembled together and adored the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.83.7436 Thou hast asked me, O Sakra, and I have answered the in full, O slayer of Asuras, thou shouldst never disregard kine'
Mbh.13.84.7534 The goat is Fire for it given, it leads to the region of the deity of fire; the sheep is Varuna for if leads to the region of Varuna the lord of waters; the horse is Surya for if leads to the region of Surya; elephants are Nagas for they lead to the world of Nagas; buffaloes are Asuras for they lead to the region of Asuras; cocks and boars are Rakshasas for they lead to the regions of the Rakshasas, O delighter of the Bhrigus; earth is sacrifice, kine, water, and Soma for it leads to the merits of sacrifice, and to the region of kine, of the lord of waters and of Soma.
Mbh.13.84.7587 All the regions of the deities, their beautiful cars, and their palatial mansions, and the retreats of the Rishis, were snatched away by the Asuras.
Mbh.13.85.7603 The boon which, O Grandsire, he has obtained from thee is that he should not be slayable by deities or Asuras or Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.85.7914 He slew the Daitya Taraka as also many other Asuras, at the command of the chief of the celestials, O Brahmana, and actuated also by the desire of benefiting all the worlds.
Mbh.13.86.7960 Rakshasas and Asuras, in large bands, began to walk in the train of that puissant child.
Mbh.13.87.7982 Gods or Asuras or human beings, Gandharvas or Uragas or Rakshasas, Pisachas or Kinnaras, every one should always worship the Pitris.
Mbh.13.90.8079 Whatever offerings made at Sraddhas are eaten by one with his head wrapped round with a cloth, whatever is eaten by one with face southwards, and whatever is eaten with shoes or sandals on all goes to gratify the Asuras.
Mbh.13.90.8080 Whatever, again, is given with malice, and whatever is given without reverence, have been ordained by Brahmana himself as the portion of the prince of Asuras viz, Vali.
Mbh.13.98.8790 The chief of the Asuras, that giver of sacrificial presents in abundance, having worshipped the descendant of Bhrigu with the Arghya and offering him a seat, sat down after his guest had seated himself.
Mbh.13.98.8814 Hear also what garlands are acceptable to Asuras, and what are beneficial when offered to the deities.
Mbh.13.98.8838 Know, O prince of Asuras, that incenses are of diverse kinds.
Mbh.13.98.8894 Even thus did the learned Kavi of Bhrigu's race discourse to Vali, the chief of the Asuras.
Mbh.13.126.10973 That man who worships every day the Aswattha Ficus religiosa and the substance called Gorochana and the cow, is regarded as worshipping the whole universe with the deities and Asuras and human beings.
Mbh.13.133.11237 Verily, it is they that are upholding the three worlds with the deities, the Asuras, and human beings.
Mbh.13.144.11987 SECTION CXLIV Uma said, O holy one, O Lord of all beings, O thou that art worshipped by the deities and Asuras equally, tell me what are the duties and derelictions of men.
Mbh.13.147.12247 From the bristles on his body have sprung all the gods and Asuras.
Mbh.13.148.12411 Indeed, he moves within the hearts of both gods and Asuras.
Mbh.13.149.12531 He whose acts are never futile, He that cleanses those that worship Him, those that hear of Him and those that think of Him, He that is endued with pre-eminent energy and strength, He that transcends Indra in all attributes, He that accepts all His worshippers, He that is the Creation itself in consequence of His being the Causes thereof, He that upholds His self in the same form without being ever subject to birth, growth, or death, He that sustains all creatures in their respective functions in the universe, He that controls the hearts of all creatures CLI, CLXII; He that deserves to be known by those who wish to achieve what is for their highest good; He who is the celestial physician in the form of Dhanwantari, or He who cures that foremost of all diseases, viz, the bonds that bind one to the world; He that is always engaged in Yoga; He that slays great Asuras for establishing Righteousness; He that is the Lord of that Lakshmi who sprang from the ocean when it was churned by the deities and the Asuras, or, He that cherishes both the goddesses of prosperity and learning; He that is honey in consequence of the pleasure He gives to those that succeed in having a taste of him; He that transcends the senses or is invisible to those that turn away from Him; He that is possessed of great powers of illusion manifested in His beguiling Mahadeva and the deities on many occasions; He that puts forth great energy in achieving mighty feats; He that transcends all in might CLXIII, CLXXII; He that transcends all in intelligence; He that transcends all in puissance; He that transcends all in ability; He that discovers the universe by the effulgence emanating from his body; He whose body is incapable of being ascertained by the eye or any other sense organ of knowledge; He that is possessed of every beauty; He whose soul is incapable of being comprehended by either deities or men; He that held on his back, in the form of the vast tortoise, the huge mountain, Mandara, which was made the churning staff by the deities and the Asuras when they set themselves to churn the great ocean for obtaining therefrom all the valuables hid in its bosom; or, He who held up the mountains of Govardhana in the woods of Brinda for protecting the denizens of that delightful place, who were especial objects of His kindness, from the wrath of Indra who poured incessant showers for days together with a view to drowning every thing CLXXIII, CLXXX; He that can shoot His shafts to a great distance, piercing through obstruction of every kind; He that raised the submerged Earth, having assumed the form of the mighty Boar; He on whose bosom dwells the goddess of Prosperity; or He that is identical with Kama, the lord of Rati; He that is the Refuge of those that are righteous; He that is incapable of being won without thorough devotion; or, He that is incapable of being immured or restrained by any one putting forth his powers; He that is the delight of the deities, or, He that is the embodiment of fullness of joy; He that rescued the submerged Earth; or He that understands the hymns addressed to him by His devotees; He that is the Master of ell eloquent persons or He that dispels the calamities of all those who know him CLXXXL, CLXXXVIII; He that is full of blazing effulgence He that suppressed the afflictions of His adorers; or, He that assumes the form of Yama, the universal Destroyer, for chastising all persons that fall away from their duties; He that assumed the form of a Swan for communicating the Vedas to the Grandsire Brahman; or, He that enters into the bodies of all persons; He that has Garuda, the prince of the feathery denizens of the welkin, for His vehicle; He that is the foremost of snakes in consequence of His identity with Sesha or Ananta who upholds on his head the vast Earth, or, He that has the hood of the prince of snakes for His bed while He lies down to sleep on the vast expansion of water after the dissolution of the universe; He whose navel is as beautiful as gold; He that underwent the severest austerities in the form of Narayana at Vadari on the breast of Himavat; He whose navel resembles a lotus; or, He from whose navel sprang the primeval lotus in which the Grandsire Brahma was born; He that is the Lord of all creatures CLXXXIX, CXCVII; He that transcends death; or, He that wards off Death from those that are devoted to him; He that always casts a kind eye on His worshippers; or, He that sees all things in the universe; He that destroys all things; or, He that drenches with nectar all those that worship Him with single-minded devotion; He that is the Ordainer of all ordainers; or, He that unites all persons with the consequences of their acts; He that himself enjoys and endures the fruits of all acts, or, He that assumed the form of Rama, the son of Dasaratha, and going into exile at the command of His sire made a treaty with Sugriva the chief of the Apes for aiding him in the recovery of his kingdom from the grasp of his elder brother Vali in return for the assistance which Sugriva promised Him for recovering from Ravana His wife Sita who had been ravished by that Rakshasa and borne away to his island home in Lanka, He that is always of the same form; or, He that is exceedingly affectionate unto His worshippers; He that is always moving; or, He that is of the form of Kama who springs up in the heart of every creature; He that is incapable of being endured by Danavas and Asuras or, He that rescued His wife Sita after slaying Ravana, or, He that shows compassion towards even Chandalas and members of other low castes when they approach Him with devotion, in allusion to His friendship, in the form of Rama, for Guhaka the chief of the Chandalas, inhabiting the country known by the name of Sringaverapura; He that chastises the wicked; or, He that regulates the conduct of all persons by the dictates of the Srutis and the Smritis; He whose soul has true knowledge for its indication; or, He that destroyed Ravana, the foe of the gods, having assumed the form of Rama that was full of compassion and other amiable virtues; He that destroys the foes of the deities or, He that slays those who obstruct or forbid the giving of presents unto deserving persons CXCVII, CCVIII; He that is the instructor in all sciences and the father of all; He that is the instructor of even the Grandsire Brahma; He that is the abode or resting place of all creatures; He that is the benefactor of those that are good and is free from the stain of falsehood; He whose prowess is incapable of being baffled; He that never casts his eye on such acts as are not sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; He that casts his eye on such acts as are sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; or, He whose eye never winks or sleeps; He that wears the unfading garland of victory called by the name of Vaijayanti; He that is the Lord of speech and that is possessed of great liberality insomuch that He rescued the lowest of the low and the vilest of the vile by granting them His grace CCLX, CCXVIII; He that leads persons desirous of Emancipation to the foremost of all conditions, viz, Emancipation itself; or, He that assumes the form of a mighty Fish and scudding through the vast expanse of waters that cover the Earth when the universal dissolution comes, and dragging the boat tied to His horns, leads Manu and others to safety; He that is the leader of all creatures; or, He that sports in the vast expanse of waters which overwhelm all things at the universal dissolution; He whose words are the Veda and who rescued the Vedas when they were submerged in the waters at the universal dissolution; He that is the accomplisher of all functions in the universe; He that assumes the form of the wind for making all living creatures act or exert themselves; or, He whose motions are always beautiful, or, who wishes His creatures to glorify Him; He that is endued with a thousand heads; He that is the Soul of the universe and as such pervades all things; He that has a thousand eyes and a thousand legs; CCXIX, CCXXVI; He that causes the wheel of the universe to revolve at His will; He whose soul is freed from desire and who transcends those conditions that invest Jiva and to which Jiva is liable; He that is concealed from the view of all persons that are attached to the world; or, He that has covered the eyes of all persons with the bandage of nescience; He that grinds those that turn away from him; He that sets the days a-going in consequence of His being identical with the Sun; He that is the destroyer of all-destroying Time itself; He that conveys the libations poured on the sacred fire unto those for whom they are intended; or, He that bears the universe, placing it on only a minute fraction of His body; He that has no beginning; or, He that has no fixed habitation He that upholds the Earth in space in the form of Sesha, or, rescues her in the form of the mighty boar or supports her as a subtil pervader CCXXVII, CCXXXV; He that is exceedingly inclined to grace, insomuch that He grants happiness to even foes like Sisupala; He that has been freed from the attributes of Rajas passion and Tamas darkness so that He is pure or stainless Sattwa by itself; or, He that has obtained the fruition of all His wishes; He that supports the universe; He that feeds or enjoys the universe; He that is displayed in infinite puissance; He that honours the deities, the Pitris, and His own worshippers; He that is honoured or adored by those that are themselves honoured or adored by others; or, He whose acts are all beautiful and enduring; He that accomplishes the purposes of others; or, He that is the benefactor of others; He that withdraws all things unto Himself at the universal dissolution; or, He that destroys the foes of the deities or of His worshippers; He that has the waters for his home; or, He that is the sole Refuge of all creatures or He that destroys the ignorance of all creatures CCXXXVI, CCXLVI; He that is distinguished above all, He that cherishes the righteous, He that cleanses all the worlds, He that crowns with fruition the desires of all creatures, He whose wishes are always crowned with fruition, He that gives success to all, He that bestows success upon those that solicit Him for it CCXLVII, CCLVI; He that presides over all sacred days; or, He that overwhelms Indra himself with His own excellent attributes, He that showers all objects of desire upon His worshippers, He that walks over all the universe, He that offers the excellent flight of steps constituted by Righteousness unto those that desire to ascend to the highest place; He that has Righteousness in His abdomen; or, He that protects Indra even as a mother protects the child in her womb; He that aggrandises His worshippers, He that spreads Himself out for becoming the vast universe, He that is aloof from all things though pervading them; He that is the receptacle of the ocean of Srutis CCLVII, CCLXIV; He that is possessed of excellent arms ie, arms capable of upholding the universe; He that is incapable of being borne by any creature, He from whom flowed the sounds called Brahman or Veda, He that is the Lord of all Lords of the universe, He that is the giver of wealth, He that dwells in His own puissance, He that is multiform, He that is of vast form, He that resides in the form of Sacrifice in all animals, He that causes all things to be displayed CCLXV, CCLXXIV, He that is endued with great might, energy, and splendour; He that displays Himself in visible forms to His worshippers, He that scorches the unrighteous with His burning energy, He that is enriched with the sixfold attributes of affluence, etc,
Mbh.13.149.12533 He that is Himself immobile and in whom all things rest for ever; He that is an object of proof; He that is the Indestructible and unchanging seed; He that is sought by all in consequence of His being happiness; He that has no desire in consequence of all His desires having been gratified; He that is the great cause which covers the universe: He that has all sorts of things to enjoy; He that has great wealth wherewith to secure all objects of desire CDXXVI, CDXXXIV; He that is above despair; He that exists in the form of Renunciation; He that is without birth; He that is the stake unto which Righteousness is tethered; He that is the great embodiment of sacrifice; He who is the nave of the starry wheel that revolves in the firmament He that is the Moon among the constellations; He that is competent to achieve every feat; He that stays in His own soul when all things disappear He that cherishes the desire for Creation CDXXXV, CDXLIV; He that is the embodiment of all sacrifices; He that is adored in all sacrifices and religious rites; He that is the most adorable of the deities present in the sacrifices that men perform; He that is the embodiment of all such sacrifices in which animals are offered up according to the ordinance; He that is adored by persons before they take any food He that is the Refuge of those that seek emancipation; He that beholds the acts and omissions of all creatures; He whose soul transcends all attributes; He that is possessed of omniscience; He that is identical with knowledge that is unacquired, unlimited, and capable of accomplishing everything CDXLV, CDLIV; He that is observant of excellent vows chief amongst which is the granting of favour unto one that solicits it with a pure heart; He that has a face always full of delight; He that is exceedingly subtle; He that utters the most agreeable sounds in the form of the Veda or as Krishna playing on the lute; He that gives happiness to all His worshippers; He that does good to others without expecting any return; He that fills all creatures with delight; He that has subdued wrath; He that has mighty arms so mighty that He has slain as if in sport the mightiest of Asuras; He that tears those that are unrighteous CDLV, CDLXIV; He that causes those persons who are destitute of knowledge of the soul to be steeped in the deep sleep of His illusion; He that relies on Himself being entirely independent of all persons and things; He that overspreads the entire universe; He that exists in infinite forms; He that is engaged in vocations infinite in number; He that lives in everything; He that is full of affection towards all His worshippers; He that is the universal father all living creatures of the universe being as calves sprung from Him; He that holds, in the form of the vast Ocean, all jewels and gems in His abdomen, He that is the Lord of all treasures CDLXV, CDLXXIV; He that is the protector of righteousness; He that accomplishes all the duties of righteousness; He that is the substratum of righteousness; He that is existent for all time; He that is non-existent in the form of the universe, for the manifested universe is the result of illusion; He that is destructible in the form of the universe; He that is indestructible as Chit; He that is, in the form of Jiva, destitute of true knowledge; He that is, in the form of the Sun, is endued with a thousand rays; He that ordains even all such great and mighty creatures as Sesha and Garuda, etc;
Mbh.13.149.12536 He that is the foremost Refuge of all things DLIX, DLXVIII; He that is armed with the best of bows called Saranga; He that was divested of His battle-axe by Rama of Bhrigu's race He that is fierce; He that is the giver of all objects of desire; He that is so tall as to touch the very heavens with his head in allusion to the form He assumed at Valis sacrifice; He whose vision extends over the entire universe; He that is Vyasa who distributed the Vedas; He that is the Master of speech or all learning; He that has started into existence without the intervention of genital organs DLXVIII, DLXXVI; He that is hymned with the three foremost Samans; He that is the singer of the Samans; He that is the Extinction of all worldly attachments in consequence of His being the embodiment of Renunciation; He that is the Medicine; He that is the Physician who applies the medicine; He that has ordained the fourth or last mode of life called renunciation for enabling His creatures to attain to emancipation; He that causes the passions of His worshippers to be quieted with a view to give them tranquillity of soul; He that is contented in consequence of His utter dissociation with all worldly objects; He that is the Refuge of devotion and tranquillity of Soul DLXXVII, DLXXXV; He that is possessed of beautiful limbs; He that is the giver of tranquillity of soul; He that is Creator; He that sports in joy on the bosom of the earth; He that sleeps in Yoga lying on the body of the prince of snakes, Sesha, after the universal dissolution; the Benefactor of kine; or, He that took a human form for relieving the earth of the weight of her population; the Master of the universe; the Protector of the universe; He that is endued with eyes like those of the bull; He that cherishes Righteousness with love DLXXXVI, DXCV: He that is the unreturning hero; He whose soul has been withdrawn from all attachments; He that reduces to a subtle form the universe at the time of the universal dissolution; He that does good to His afflicted worshippers; He whose name, as soon as heard, cleanses the hearer of all his sins; He who has the auspicious whorl on His breast; He in whom dwells the goddess of Prosperity for ever; He who was chosen by Lakshmi the goddess of Prosperity as her Lord; He that is the foremost one of all Beings endued with prosperity DXCVI, DCIV; He that give prosperity unto His worshippers; the Master of prosperity; He that always lives with those that are endued with prosperity; He that is the receptacle of all kinds of prosperity; He that gives prosperity unto all persons of righteous acts according to the measure of their righteousness; He that holds the goddess of Prosperity on his bosom; He that bestows prosperity upon those that hear of, praise, and mediate on Him; He that is the embodiment of that condition which represents the attainment of unattainable happiness; He that is possessed of every kind of beauty; He that is the Refuge of the three worlds DCV, DCXIV; He that is possessed of beautiful eye; He that is possessed of beautiful limbs; He that is possessed of a hundred sources of delight; He that represents the highest delight; He that is the Master of all the luminaries in the firmament for it is He that maintains them in their places and orbits; He that has subjugated His soul; He whose soul is not swayed by any superior Being; He that is always of beautiful acts; He whose doubts have all been dispelled for He is said to behold the whole universe as an Amlaka in His palm DCXV, DCXXIII; He that transcends all creatures; He whose vision extends in all directions: He that has no Master; He that at all times transcends all changes; He that in the form of Rama had to lie down on that bare ground; He that adorns the earth by His incarnations; He that is puissance's self; He that transcends all grief; He that dispels the griefs of all His worshippers as soon as they remember His DCXXIV, DCXXXII; He that is possessed of effulgence, He that is worshipped by all; He that is the water-pot as all things reside within Him; He that is of pure soul; He that cleanses all as soon as they hear of him; He that is free and unrestrained; He whose car never turns away from battles; He that is possessed of great wealth; He whose prowess is incapable of being measured DCXXXIII, DCXLI; He that is the slayer of the Asura named Kalanemi; He that is the Hero; He that has taken birth in the race of Sura; He that is the Lord of all the deities; the soul of the three worlds; the Master of the three worlds; He that has the solar and lunar rays for his hair; the slayer of Kesi; He that destroys all things at the universal dissolution DCXLII, DCL; the Deity from whom the fruition of all desires is sought; He that grants the wishes of all; He that has desires; He that has a handsome form; He that is endued with thorough knowledge of Srutis and Smritis; He that is possessed of a form that is indescribable by attributes; He whose brightest rays overwhelm heaven; He that has no end; He that in the form of Arjuna or Nara acquired vast wealth on the occasion of his campaign of conquest DCLI, DCLX; He who is the foremost object of silent recitation, of sacrifice, of the Vedas, and of all religious acts; He that is the creator of penances and the like; He that is the form of the grandsire Brahman, He that is the augmentor of penances; He that is conversant with Brahma; He that is of the form of Brahmana; He that has for His limbs Him that is called Brahma; He that knows all the Vedas and everything in the universe; He that is always fond of Brahmanas and of whom the Brahmanas also are fond DCLXI, DCLXX; He whose footsteps cover vast areas; He whose feats are mighty; He who is possessed of vast energy; He that is identical with Vasuki, the king of the snakes; He that is the foremost of all sacrifices; He that is Japa, that first of sacrifices; He that is the foremost of all offerings made in sacrifices DCLXXI, DCLXXVIII He that is hymned by all; He that loves to be hymned by his worshippers; He that is himself the hymns uttered by His worshippers; He that is the very act of hymning; He that is the person that hymns; He that is fond of battling with everything that is evil; He that is full in every respect; He that fills others with every kind of affluence; He that destroys all sins as soon as He is remembered; He whose acts are all righteous; He that transcends all kinds of disease DCLXXIX, DCLXXXIX; He that is endued with the speed of the mind; He that is the creator and promulgator of all kinds of learning; He whose vital seed is gold; He that is giver of wealth being identical with Kuvera the Lord of treasures; He that takes away all the wealth of the Asuras; the son of Vasudeva; He in whom all creatures dwell; He whose mind dwells in all things in thorough identity with them; He that takes away the sins of all who seek refuge in him DCXC, DCXCVIII; He that is attainable by the righteous; He whose acts are always good; He that is the one entity in the universe; He that displays Himself in diverse forms; He that is the refuge of all those that are conversant with truth; He who has the greatest of heroes for his troops He that is the foremost of the Yadavas; He that is the abode of the righteous He that sports in joy in the woods of Brinda on the banks of Yamuna DCXCIX, DCCVVII; He in whom all created things dwell; the deity that overwhelms the universe with His Maya illusion; He in whom all foremost of Beings become merged when they achieve their emancipation He whose hunger is never gratified; He that humbles the pride of all; He that fills the righteous with just pride; He that swells with joy; He that is incapable of being seized; He that has never been vanquished DCCVII, DCCXVI; He that is of universal form; He that is of vast form; He whose form blazes forth with energy and effulgence; He that is without form as determined by acts; He that is of diverse forms; He that is unmanifest; He that is of a hundred forms; He that is of a hundred faces DCCXVII, DCCXXIV; He that is one; He that is many through illusion; He that is full of felicity; He that forms the one grand topic of investigation; He from whom is this all; He that is called THAT; He that is the highest Refuge; He that confines Jiva within material causes; He that is coveted by all; He that took birth in the race of Madhu; He that is exceedingly affectionate towards His worshippers DCCXXV, DCCXXXV; He that is of golden complexion; He whose limbs are like gold in hue; He that is possessed of beautiful limbs; He whose person is decked with Angadas made with sandal-paste; He that is the slayer of heroes; He that has no equal; He that is like cipher in consequence of no attributes being affirmable of Him; He that stands in need of no blessings in consequence of His fulness; He that never swerves from His own nature and puissance and knowledge; He that is mobile in the form of wind DCCXXXVI, DCCXLV; He that never identifies Himself with anything that is not-soul He that confers honours on His worshippers; He that is honoured by all; He that is the Lord of the three worlds; He that upholds the three worlds; He that is possessed of intelligence and memory capable of holding in His mind the contents of all treatises; He that took birth in a sacrifice; He that is worthy of the highest praise; He whose intelligence and memory are never futile; He that upholds the earth DCCXLVI, DCCLV; He that pours forth heat in the form of the Sun; He that is the bearer of great beauty of limbs; He that is the foremost of all bearers of weapons; He that accepts the flowery and leafy offerings made to Him by His worshippers; He that has subdued all his passions and grinds all His foes; He that has none to walk before Him; He that has four horns; He that is the elder brother of Gada DCCLVI, DCCLXIV; He that has four arms; He from whom the four Purushas have sprung; He that is the refuge of the four modes of life and the four orders of men; He that is of four souls Mind, Understanding, Consciousness, and Memory; He from whom spring the four objects of life, viz, Righteousness, Wealth, Pleasure, and Emancipation; He that is conversant with the four Vedas; He that has displayed only a fraction of His puissance DCCLXV, DCCLXXII; He that sets the wheel of the world to revolve round and round; He whose soul is dissociated from all worldly attachments; He that is incapable of being vanquished; He that cannot be transcended; He that is exceedingly difficult of being attained; He that is difficult of being approached; He that is difficult of access; He that is difficult of being brought within the heart by even Yogins; He that slays even the most powerful foes among the Danavas DCCLXXIII, DCCLXXXI; He that has beautiful limbs; He that takes the essence of all things in the universe; He that owns the most beautiful warp and woof for weaving this texture of fabric of the universe; He that weaves with ever-extending warp and woof; He whose acts are done by Indra; He whose acts are great; He who has no acts undone; He who has composed all the Vedas and scriptures DCCLXXXII, DCCLXXXIX; He whose birth is high; He that is exceedingly handsome; He whose heart is full of commiseration; He that has precious gems in His navel; He that has excellent knowledge for His eye; He that is worthy of worship by Brahman himself and other foremost ones in the universe; He that is giver of food; He that assumed horns at the time of the universal dissolution; He that has always subjugated His foes most wonderfully; He that knows all things; He that is ever victorious over those that are of irresistible prowess DCCXC, DCCXCIX; He whose limbs are like gold; He that is incapable of being agitated by wrath or aversion or other passion; He that is Master of all those who are masters of all speech; He that is the deepest lake; He that is the deepest pit; He that transcends the influence of Time; He in whom the primal elements are established DCCC, DCCCVI; He that gladdens the earth; He that grants fruits which are as agreeable as the Kunda flowers Jasmim pubescens, Linn; He that gave away the earth unto Kasyapa in His incarnation as Rama; He that extinguishes the three kinds of misery mentioned in the Sankhya philosophy like a rain-charged cloud cooling the heat of the earth by its downpour; He that cleanses all creatures; He that has none to urge Him; He that drank nectar; He that has an undying body; He that is possessed of omniscience; He that has face and eyes turned towards every direction DCCCVIII, DCCCXVI; He that is easily won with, that is, such gifts as consist of flowers and leaves; He that has performed excellent vows; He that is crowned with success by Himself; He that is victorious over all foes; He that scorches all foes; He that is the ever-growing and tall Banian that overtops all other trees; He that is the sacred fig tree Ficus glomerata, Willd; He that is the Ficus religiosa; or, He that is not durable, in consequence of His being all perishable forms in the universe even as he is all the imperishable forms that exist; He that is the slayer of Chanura of the Andhra country DCCCXVII, DCCCXXV; He that is endued with a thousand rays; He that has seven tongues in the forms of Kali, Karali, etc;
Mbh.13.149.12537 He that has seven flames in consequence of His being identical with the deity of fire; He that has seven horses for bearing His vehicle; or, He that owns the steed called Sapta; He that is formless; He that is sinless: He that is inconceivable; He that dispels all fears; He that destroys all fears DCCCXXVI, DCCCXXXIV; He that is minute; He that is gross; He that is emaciated; He that is adipose; He that is endued with attributes; He that transcends all attributes; He that is unseizable; He that suffers Himself to be easily seized by His worshippers; He that has an excellent face; He that has for His descendants the people of the accidental regions; He that extends the creation consisting of the fivefold primal elements DCCCXXXV, DCCCXLVI; He that bears heavy weights in the form of Ananta; He that has been declared by the Vedas; He that is devoted to Yoga; He that is the lord of all Yogins; He that is the giver of all wishes; He that affords an asylum to those that seek it; He that sets Yogins to practise Yoga anew after their return to life upon the conclusion of their life of felicity in heaven; He that invests Yogins with puissance even after the exhaustion of their merits; He that has goodly leaves in the form of the Schhandas of the Vedas, Himself being the tree of the world; He that causes the winds to blow DCCCXLVII, DCCCLVI; He that is armed with the bow in the form of Rama; He that is conversant with the science of arms; He that is the rod of chastisement; He that is chastiser; He that executes all sentences of chastisement; He that has never been vanquished; He that is competent in all acts; He that sets all persons to their respective duties; He that has none to set Him to any work; He that has no Yama to slay Him DCCLVII, DCCCLXVI; He that is endued with heroism and prowess; He that has the attribute of Sattwa Goodness; He that is identical with Truth; He that is devoted to Truth and Righteousness; He that is sought by those who are resolved to achieve emancipation; or, He towards whom the universe proceeds when the dissolution comes; He that deserves to have all objects which His worshippers present unto Him; He that is worthy of being adored with hymns and flowers and other offering of reverence; He that does good to all; He that enhances the delights of all DCCCLXVII, DCCCLXV; He whose track is through the firmament; He that blazes forth in His own effulgence; He that is endued with great beauty; He that eats the offerings made on the sacrificial fire; He that dwells everywhere and is endued with supreme puissance; He that sucks the moisture of the earth in the form of the Sun; He that has diverse desires; He that brings forth all things; He that is the parent of the universe; He that has the Sun for His eye DCCCLXXVI, DCCCLXXXV; He that is Infinite; He that accepts all sacrificial offerings; He that enjoys Prakriti in the form of Mind; He that is giver of felicity; He that has taken repeated births for the protection of righteousness and the righteous; He that is First-born of all existent things; He that transcends despair in consequence of the fruition of all His wishes; He that forgives the righteous when they trip; He that is the foundation upon which the universe rests; He that is most wonderful DCCCLXXXVI, DCCCXCV; He that is existent from the beginning of Time; He that has been existing from before the birth of the Grandsire and others; He that is of a tawny hue; or, He that discovers or illumines all existent things by His rays; He that assumed the form of the great Boar; He that exists even when all things are dissolved; He that is the giver of all blessings; He that creates blessings; He that is identifiable with all blessings; He that enjoys blessings; He that is able to scatter blessings DCCCXXI, CMV; He that is without wrath; He that lies ensconced in folds in the form of the snake Sesha; or, He that is adorned with ear-rings; He that is armed with the discus; He that is endued with great prowess; He whose sway is regulated by the high precepts of the Srutis and the Smritis; He that is incapable of being described by the aid of speech; He whom the Vedantas have striven to express with the aid of speech; He that is the dew which cools those who are afflicted with the three kinds of grief; He that lives in all bodies, endued with the capacity of dispelling darkness CMVI, CMXIV; He that is divested of wrath; He that is well-skilled in accomplishing all acts by thought, word, and deed; He that can accomplish all acts within the shortest period of time; He that destroys the wicked; He that is the foremost of all forgiving persons; He that is foremost of all persons endued with knowledge; He that transcends all fear; He whose names and feats, heard and recited, lead to Righteousness CMXV, CMXXII, He that rescues the Righteous from the tempestuous ocean of the world; He that destroys the wicked; He that is Righteousness; He that dispels all evil dreams; He that destroys all bad paths for leading His worshippers to the good path of emancipation; He that protects the universe by staying in the attribute of Sattwa; He that walks along the good path; He that is Life; He that exists overspreading the universe CMXXIII, CMXXXI; He that is of infinite forms; He that is endued with infinite prosperity; He that has subdued wrath; He that destroys the fears of the righteous; He that gives just fruits, on every side, to sentient beings according to their thoughts and acts; He that is immeasurable Soul; He that bestows diverse kinds of fruits on deserving persons for their diverse acts; He that sets diverse commands on gods and men; He that attaches to every act its proper fruit CMXXXII, CMXL; He that has no beginning; He that is the receptacle of all causes as well as of the earth; He that has the goddess of Prosperity ever by his side; He that is the foremost of all heroes; He that is adorned with beautiful armlets; He that produces all creatures; He that is the original cause of the birth of all creatures; He that is the terror of all the wicked Asuras; He that is endued with terrible prowess CMXLI, CMXLIX; He that is the receptacle and abode of the five primal elements; He that gulps down His throat all creatures at the time of the universal dissolution; He whose smile is as agreeable as the sight of flowers; or, He who laughs in the form of flowers; He that is always wakeful; He that stays at the head of all creatures; He whose conduct consists of those acts which the Righteous do; He that revives the dead as in the case of Parikshit and others; He that is the initial syllable Om; He that has ordained all righteous acts CML, CMLVIII; He that displays the truth about the Supreme Soul; He that is the abode of the five life-breaths and the senses; He that is the food which supports the life of living creatures; He that causes all living creatures to live with the aid of the life-breath called Prana; He that is the great topic of every system of philosophy; He that is the One Soul in the universe; He that transcends birth, decrepitude, and death CMLIX, CMLXV; He that rescues the universe in consequence of the sacred syllable Bhuh, Bhuvah, Swah, and the others with which Homa offerings are made; He that is the great rescuer; He that is the sire of all; He that is the sire of even the Grandsire Brahman; He that is of the form of Sacrifice; He that is the Lord of all sacrifices being the great deity that is adored in them; He that is the sacrificer; He that has sacrifices for his limbs; He that upholds all sacrifices CMLXXVI, CMLXXXV; He that protects sacrifices; He that has created sacrifices; He that is the foremost of all performers of sacrifices; He that enjoys the rewards of all sacrifices; He that causes the accomplishment of all sacrifices; He that completes all sacrifices by accepting the full libation at the end; He that is identical with such sacrifices as are performed without desire of fruit; He that is the food which sustains all living creatures; He that is also the eater of that food CMLXXVI, CMLXXXIV; He that is Himself the cause of His existence; He that is self-born; He that penetrated through the solid earth and repairing to the nether regions slew Hiranyaksha and others; He that sings the Samans; He that is the delighter of Devaki; He that is the creator of all; He that is the Lord of the earth; He that is the destroyer of the sins of his worshippers CMLXXXV, CMXXCII; He that bears the conch Panchajanya in His hands; He that bears the sword of knowledge and illusion; He that sets the cycle of the Yugas to revolve ceaselessly; He that invests Himself with consciousness and senses; He that is endued with the mace of the most solid understanding.
Mbh.13.149.12557 The whole mobile and immobile universe with the deities, Asuras, and Gandharvas, Yakshas, Uragas and Rakshasas, is under the sway of Krishna.
Mbh.13.155.12924 Once on a time, the gods were subjugated by the Asuras upon which they became very cheerless.
Mbh.13.155.12938 Those great Asuras who were with him in those regions or who were dwelling in the bowels of the earth, were not burnt.
Mbh.13.155.12940 Encouraged by what he accomplished for them, they then solicited the Rishi to destroy those Asuras who had taken refuge within the bowels of the earth or in the nether regions.
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.13.156.12976 Repeatedly struck by the Asuras, the denizens of heaven began to lose their strength.
Mbh.13.156.12978 Addressing that Rishi who had conquered all his senses and in whom wrath had been extinguished, they said Behold, O Rishi, these two, viz, Soma and Surya, who have both been pierced by the Asuras with their arrows!
Mbh.13.156.12990 Beholding those great Asuras burnt by Atri, the gods also, protected by Atri's energy, began to despatch them quickly.
Mbh.13.156.12991 Putting forth his prowess and mastering all his energy, it was even in this way that Atri illumined the god of day, rescued the deities, and slew the Asuras!
Mbh.13.158.13132 It is He who ruled the Asuras in the form of their Emperor Valin.
Mbh.13.158.13157 Agitating all the Danavas and the Asuras, this Krishna of foremost feats rescued the earth.
Mbh.13.158.13163 It is He by whom the Asuras have been subjugated.
Mbh.13.158.13230 He sets himself to his task, and causes it to go on in the fivefold form of animate existence consisting of deities and Asuras and human beings and beasts and birds.
Mbh.13.158.13236 He it is that has created the deities, the Asuras, the human beings, the world, the Rishis, the Pitris, and all creatures.
Mbh.13.160.13362 The deities and the Asuras, O son of Pritha, all became cheerless and stupefied.
Mbh.13.160.13384 The Asuras possessed of great energy had in days of yore three cities in the firmament.
Mbh.13.160.13387 Afflicted by the Asuras, all the deities then sought the protection of the great Rudra.
Mbh.13.160.13388 Assembled together the high-souled deities addressed him, saying, O Rudra, the Asuras threaten to exert their destructive influence in all acts!
Mbh.13.160.13395 Applying all these, he pierced the triple city of the Asuras with that shaft of his, consisting of three Parvans and three Salyas
Mbh.13.160.13396 Indeed, O Bharata, the Asuras with their cities, were all burnt by Rudra with that shaft of his whose complexion was like that of the sun and whose energy resembled that of the fire which appears at the end of the Yuga for consuming all things.
Mbh.13.165.13689 The master of all the deities and Asuras, resplendent with effulgence, worshipped by all creatures, inconceivable, indescribable, the life of all living beings, and unborn, is the Grandsire Brahma, the Lord of the universe.
Mbh.13.167.13796 Bhishma said, O holy one, O god of all gods, O thou that art worshipped by all the deities and Asuras, O thou that didst cover the three worlds with three steps of thine, salutations to thee, O wielder of the conch, the discus, and the mace!
Mbh.14.3.65 The high-souled celestials and Asuras perform sacrifices for securing religious merit; and therefore sacrifice are of supreme importance.
Mbh.14.5.125 Vyasa thereupon said, As the numerous offspring of the Prajapati Daksha, the Asuras and the Celestials challenged each other to encounter, so in the same way Angira's sons, the exceedingly energetic Vrihaspati and the ascetic, Samvarta, of equal vows, challenged each other, O king.
Mbh.14.5.128 At that time, Vasava having vanquished and destroyed the Asuras, and obtained the sovereignty of the celestial regions had appointed as his priest Angira's eldest son, that best of Brahmanas, Vrihaspati.
Mbh.14.9.236 Vrihaspati said, Prosperity of a rival is always painful to one's feelings, and for this reason too, thou dost with try attendant gods persecute the Asuras with their with and kin, and kill the most prosperous among them; hence, O Lord of the gods, am I changed in appearance at the thought that my rival is prospering, therefore, O Indra, do thou, by all means, restrain Samvarta and king Marutta
Mbh.14.26.1020 The deities and the Rishis, the snakes, and the Asuras, seated around the Lord of all creatures, asked him, saying, Let that which is highly beneficial for us be declared.
Mbh.14.26.1024 Of the Asuras, the disposition, born of their nature for ostentations, pride arose.
Mbh.14.42.1716 Him all conclaves of learned Brahmanas, deities and Asuras, and Yakshas, and Pisachas, the Pitris, and birds, and bands of Rakshasas, and bands of ghostly beings, and all the great Rishis, praise
Mbh.14.51.2195 Gods, men, Gandharvas, Pisachas, Asuras, and Rakshasas, have all sprung from Nature, and not from actions, not from a cause.
Mbh.14.79.3487 It resembled the encounter between the deities and the Asuras of old.
Mbh.15.28.1110 Even Vrihaspati among the celestials, and Sukra among the Asuras, was not possessed of such intelligence as that foremost of persons.
Mbh.15.29.1147 The conversation that then arose was excellent and had reference to topics connected with piety, and the Rishis of old, and the deities and the Asuras.
Mbh.18.6.340 In this treatise, called Bharata, O foremost one of Bharatas race, are to be seen in one place the eternal Rudras, the Saddhyas, and the Viswedevas; the Adityas, the two deities named the Ashvinis, the regents of the World, the great Rishis, the Guhyakas, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, the Vidyadharas, the Siddhas, the diverse deities, the Self-born visible in a body, with many ascetics; the Hills and Mountains, Oceans and Seas and Rivers, the diverse tribes of Apsaras; the Planets, the Years, the Half-years, and the Seasons; and the whole universe of mobile and immobile entities, with all the gods and Asuras.
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