Damayanti

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Feb 2010 14:25 and updated at 21 Feb 2010 14:25

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Mbh.1.2.383 Here occurs the holy and highly pathetic story of Nala illustrating the patience of Damayanti and the character of Nala.
Mbh.1.200.9942 Pritha, out of affection, pronounced a blessing upon her daughter-in-law endued with great beauty and every auspicious mark and possessed of a sweet disposition and good character, saying, Be thou unto thy husband as Sachi unto Indra, Swaha unto Vibhavasu, Rohini unto Soma, Damayanti unto Nala, Bhadra unto Vaisravana, Arundhati unto Vasishtha, Lakshmi unto Narayana!
Mbh.3.53.2669 And they were called respectively Damayanti, and Dama and Danta, and illustrious Damana.
Mbh.3.53.2671 And the slender-waisted Damayanti, in beauty and brightness, in good name and grace and luck, became celebrated all over the world.
Mbh.3.53.2678 And moved by admiration, the heralds again and again celebrated the praises of Nala before Damayanti and those of Damayanti before the ruler of the Nishadhas.
Mbh.3.53.2689 I will speak of thee before Damayanti in such a way that she will not ever desire to have any other person for her lord'
Mbh.3.53.2692 And on arriving at the city of the Vidarbhas the birds alighted before Damayanti, who beheld them all.
Mbh.3.53.2693 And Damayanti in the midst of her maids, beholding those birds of extraordinary appearance was filled with delight, and strove without loss of time to catch those coursers of the skies.
Mbh.3.53.2696 And the swan after which Damayanti ran, having led her to a secluded spot, addressed her in human speech, saying, O Damayanti, there is a king amongst the Nishadhas named Nala.
Mbh.3.53.2704 Damayanti, O monarch, replied unto him there, saying, Do thou speak thus unto Nala also, Saying So be it, to the daughter of Vidarbha, the oviparous one, O king, returned to the country of the Nishadhas, and related everything unto Nala
Mbh.3.54.2705 SECTION LIV Vrihadaswa said, O Bharata, hearing those words of the swan, Damayanti thenceforth lost all peace of mind on account of Nala.
Mbh.3.54.2712 And king Bhima, hearing of this from the handmaids of Damayanti, regarded the affair of his daughter to be serious.
Mbh.3.54.2727 The ruler of the Vidarbhas hath a daughter, the celebrated Damayanti.
Mbh.3.55.2751 Do thou inform Damayanti of our arrival, saying, The guardians of the world, consisting of the great Indra and the others, are coming to the assembly, desirous of beholding the Swayamvara.
Mbh.3.55.2764 Nala thereupon went to the palace of Damayanti.
Mbh.3.55.2776 And Damayanti although herself struck with amazement, smilingly addressed the warlike Nala who also gently smiled at her, saying, What art thou, O thou of faultless features, that hast come here awakening my love?
Mbh.3.56.2787 SECTION LVI Vrihadaswa said, Damayanti, having bowed down unto the gods, thus addressed Nala with a smile, O king, love me with proper regard, and command me what I shall do for thee.
Mbh.3.56.2804 Thus addressed by Naishadha, Damayanti, with eyes bathed in tears of grief spake thus unto Nala, O lord of the earth, bowing to all the gods, I choose thee for my lord.
Mbh.3.56.2806 The king, who had come as the messenger of the gods, replied unto the trembling Damayanti standing with folded hands, O amiable one, do as thou pleasest.
Mbh.3.56.2809 Then Damayanti of luminous smiles slowly spake unto king Nala, in words choked with tears, O lord of men I see a blameless way, by which no sin whatever will attach unto thee.
Mbh.3.56.2813 And beholding him approach those great gods, the Lokapalas, eagerly asked him about all that had happened saying, Hast thou, O king, seen Damayanti of sweet smiles?
Mbh.3.57.2826 And hearing of it, all the lords of earth smit with love speedily came thither, desirous of possessing Damayanti.
Mbh.3.57.2832 And when the time came, Damayanti of beauteous face, stealing the eyes and hearts of the princes by her dazzling light, entered the hall.
Mbh.3.57.2846 Hearing these piteous words of Damayanti, and ascertaining her fixed resolve, and fervent love for the king of Nishadhas, the purity of her heart and her inclination and regard and affection for Nala, the gods did as they had been adjured, and assumed their respective attributes as best they could.
Mbh.3.57.2856 And, O Kauravya, the royal son of Virasena, with heart filled with gladness, comforted the beauteous Damayanti, saying, Since thou, O blessed one, hast chosen a mortal in the presence of the celestials, know me for a husband even obedient to thy command.
Mbh.3.57.2858 Damayanti also, with folded hands paid homage unto Nala in words of like import.
Mbh.3.57.2867 And on the departure of those mighty monarchs, the high-souled Bhima, well pleased, celebrated the wedding of Nala and Damayanti.
Mbh.3.57.2872 And like unto a very god, Nala sported with Damayanti in romantic woods and groves.
Mbh.3.57.2873 And the high-minded king begat upon Damayanti a son named Indrasena, and a daughter named Indrasena.
Mbh.3.57.2874 And celebrating sacrifice, and sporting with Damayanti thus, the king ruled the earth abounding in wealth
Mbh.3.58.2881 Upon hearing these words of Kali, the celestials answered, It is with our sanction that Damayanti hath chosen Nala.
Mbh.3.59.2903 Thus challenged in the presence of Damayanti, the lofty-minded king could not long decline it.
Mbh.3.59.2908 And the charioteer coming to Damayanti spake to her of this, saying, O lady, the citizens and officers of the state wait at the gate.
Mbh.3.60.2916 Bhima's daughter, the cool-headed Damayanti, seeing the righteous king maddened and deprived of his senses at dice, was filled, O king, with alarm and grief.
Mbh.3.60.2922 Finding her husband disregarding her words, Damayanti, filled with shame, returned to her apartments.
Mbh.3.60.2925 And Vrihatsena, hearing those words of Damayanti caused Varshneya to be summoned by trusty servants.
Mbh.3.60.2938 Varshneya, the charioteer of Nala, then reported in detail these words of Damayanti unto the chief officers of the king.
Mbh.3.61.2946 Damayanti only remaineth; all else of thine hath been won by me.
Mbh.3.61.2947 Well, if thou likest, that Damayanti be our stake now'
Mbh.3.61.2951 And Damayanti, clad in one piece of cloth, followed him behind as he was leaving the city.
Mbh.3.61.2956 And afflicted with hunger, the king went away in search of fruit and roots, Damayanti following him behind.
Mbh.3.61.2962 And finding himself deprived of his attire, and knowing also that the dice were departing with it, the virtuous Nala, O king, thus spake unto Damayanti, O faultless one, they through whose anger I have been despoiled of my kingdom, they through whose influence distressed and afflicted with hunger, I am unable to procure sustenance, they for whom the Nishadhas offered me not any hospitality, they, O timid one, are carrying off my cloth, assuming the form of birds.
Mbh.3.61.2968 Addressing Bhima's daughter, O Bharata, he distressed king Nala spake those words unto Damayanti over and over again.
Mbh.3.61.2969 Thereupon afflicted with grief, in a voice choked with tears, Damayanti spake unto Naishadha these piteous words, O king, thinking of thy purpose, my heart trembleth, and all my limbs become faint.
Mbh.3.61.2974 Hearing those words of his queen, Nala replied, O slender-waisted Damayanti, it is even as thou hast said.
Mbh.3.61.2978 Damayanti then said, If thou dost not, O mighty king, intend to forsake me, why then dost thou point out to me the way to the country of the Vidarbhas?
Mbh.3.62.2989 Vrihadaswa continued, Saying this again and again unto Damayanti, king Nala, wrapped in half a garment, comforted his blessed wife.
Mbh.3.62.2992 And wearing the same piece of cloth with Damayanti, and dirty, and haggard, and stained with dust, he fell asleep with Damayanti on the ground in weariness.
Mbh.3.62.2993 And suddenly plunged in distress, the innocent and delicate Damayanti with every mark of good fortune, fell into a profound slumber.
Mbh.3.62.3003 Reflecting upon this repeatedly, and thinking of it again and again, he concluded, O monarch, that the desertion of Damayanti was the best course for him.
Mbh.3.62.3005 Thus his mind that was influenced by the wicked Kali, dwelling upon Damayanti, was made up for deserting her.
Mbh.3.62.3011 But his heart failing him, the king of the Nishadhas returned to the shed, and seeing Damayanti again, burst into tears.
Mbh.3.63.3022 SECTION LXIII Vrihadaswa said, O king, after Nala had gone away, the beauteous Damayanti, now refreshed, timorously awoke in that lonely forest.
Mbh.3.63.3042 And then Damayanti, afflicted with anguish and burning with grief, began to rush hither and thither, weeping in woe.
Mbh.3.63.3060 And having struck the reptile dead, the huntsman set Damayanti free.
Mbh.3.63.3064 And, O beauteous one, how hast thou fallen into this extreme misery' And thus accosted, O monarch, by that man, Damayanti, O Bharata, related unto him all that had happened.
Mbh.3.63.3067 And as soon as the chaste and beauteous Damayanti, beholding him understood his intentions, she was filled with fierce wrath and seemed to blaze up in anger.
Mbh.3.63.3069 And Damayanti already distressed upon being deprived of husband and kingdom, in that hour of grief beyond utterance, cursed him in anger, saying, I have never even thought of any other person than Naishadha, therefore let this mean-minded wrath subsisting on chase, fall down lifeless'
Mbh.3.64.3071 SECTION LXIV Vrihadaswa continued, Having destroyed that hunter Damayanti of eyes like lotus leaves, went onwards through that fearful and solitary forest ringing with the chirp of crickets.
Mbh.3.64.3079 And safe in virtue and glory and good fortune and patience, Damayanti wandered through those woods alone, in search of Nala.
Mbh.3.64.3100 O illustrious sovereign, it is, I, Damayanti, devoted to thee, who, alone in this great forest, address thee.
Mbh.3.64.3108 Know me for Damayanti, the daughter of the king of the Vidarbhas, and the wife of Nala, destroyer of foes, and the king of the Nishadhas.
Mbh.3.64.3126 Know me for a king's daughter, and a king's daughter-in-law, and king's consort, Damayanti by name that lord of earth who ruleth the Vidarbhas, that mighty warrior-king Bhima by name, who protecteth the four orders, is my sire.
Mbh.3.64.3141 Having addressed that foremost of mountain thus, Damayanti then went in a northerly direction.
Mbh.3.64.3144 And beholding that hermitage inhabited by ascetics, and abounding in herds of deer and monkeys, Damayanti was cheered.
Mbh.3.64.3145 And that best of women, the innocent and blessed Damayanti, with graceful eye-brows, and long tresses, with lovely hips and deep bosom, and face graced with fine teeth and with fine black and large eyes, in her brightness and glory entered that asylum.
Mbh.3.64.3156 Damayanti replied unto those ascetics, saying, O Brahmanas, I am not the goddess of this forest, or of this mountain, or of this stream.
Mbh.3.64.3166 Know that I am the wife of that bull among kings, known to all by the name of Damayanti, anxious to find out my missing lord.
Mbh.3.64.3172 Unto Bhima's daughter, Damayanti, lamenting forlorn in that forest, the truth-telling ascetics replied, saying, O blessed and beauteous one, we see by ascetic power that the future will bring happiness to thee, and that thou wilt soon behold Naishadha.
Mbh.3.64.3176 And beholding that mighty wonder, the daughter-in-law of king Virasena, Damayanti of faultless limbs, was struck with amazement.
Mbh.3.64.3183 And after thinking so for some time, Bhima's daughter, Damayanti of sweet smiles melancholy and afflicted with grief on account of her lord, lost the colour of her face again.
Mbh.3.64.3185 And approaching that first of trees in the forest, so charming with blossoms and its load of foliage, and resounding with the notes of birds, Damayanti, with tears in her eyes and accents choked in grief, began to lament, saying, Oh, this graceful tree in the heart of the forest, decked in flowers, looketh beautiful, like a charming king of hills.
Mbh.3.64.3187 Hast thou seen king Nala, the slayer of foes and the beloved husband of Damayanti, freed from fear and grief and obstacles?
Mbh.3.64.3205 Thus addressed by that caravan, the princess Damayanti, devoted to her husband and oppressed by the calamity that had befallen her, answered, saying, O leader of the caravan, ye merchants, ye youths, old men, and children, and ye that compose this caravan, know me for a human being.
Mbh.3.64.3210 Thereupon the leader of that great caravan, named Suchi, replied unto Damayanti of faultless limbs, saying, O blessed one, listen to my words.
Mbh.3.65.3217 SECTION LXV Vrihadaswa said, Having heard the words of the leader of that caravan, Damayanti of faultless limbs proceeded with that caravan itself anxious to behold her lord.
Mbh.3.65.3246 And Damayanti awoke in fear and anxiety, while that terrible slaughter was raging there.
Mbh.3.65.3258 And hearing these dreadful words of the merchants, Damayanti, in terror and shame and anxiety, fled into the woods apprehensive of evil.
Mbh.3.65.3274 Bewailing thus, O tiger among kings, that excellent lady, Damayanti, devoted to her husband, went, oppressed with grief and pale as the autumnal moon, with those Brahmanas versed in the Vedas that had survived the slaughter of the caravan.
Mbh.3.65.3286 Thus commanded, the nurse went out and dispersing the crowd brought Damayanti to that graceful terrace.
Mbh.3.65.3287 And struck with wonder, O king, she asked Damayanti, saying, Afflicted though thou art with such distress, thou ownest a beautiful form.
Mbh.3.65.3310 Hearing these words of the queen mother, Damayanti replied, O mother of heroes, I may stay with thee on certain conditions.
Mbh.3.65.3323 And Sunanda cheerfully accepted Damayanti and led her to her own apartment accompanied by her associates.
Mbh.3.65.3324 And treated with respect, Damayanti was satisfied, and she continued to reside there without anxiety of any kind, for all her wishes were duly gratified
Mbh.3.66.3325 SECTION LXVI Vrihadaswa said, O monarch, having deserted Damayanti, king Nala saw a mighty conflagration that was raging in that dense forest.
Mbh.3.67.3395 And, O friend, she hath been deserted by that man of small fortune and having little sense, with the wide and terrible forest, ever abounding in beasts of prey, Thus remembering Damayanti, the king of the Nishadhas continued to live unknown in the abode of that monarch
Mbh.3.68.3397 And giving them profuse wealth, Bhima enjoined on them, saying, Do ye search for Nala, and also for my daughter Damayanti.
Mbh.3.68.3399 Even if failing to bring Damayanti and Nala here, he that succeeds learning their whereabouts, will get from me the wealth represented by a thousand kine'
Mbh.3.68.3404 And beholding that lady of large eyes, soiled and emaciated he decided her to be Damayanti, coming to that conclusion from various reasons.
Mbh.3.68.3423 Vrihadaswa continued, Having thus reflected on these various circumstances and signs, the Brahmana, Sudeva, approached Damayanti, and addressed her, saying, O princess of Vidarbha, I am Sudeva, the dear friend of thy brother.
Mbh.3.68.3428 Vrihadaswa continued, O Yudhishthira, Damayanti recognising Sudeva, asked him respecting all her relatives and kinsmen one after another.
Mbh.3.68.3430 And, O Bharata, beholding Damayanti weeping, and conversing in private with Sudeva, Sunanda was distressed, and going to her mother informed her, saying, Sairindhri is weeping bitterly in the presence of a Brahmana.
Mbh.3.68.3432 And thereupon the mother of the king of the Chedis, issuing from the inner apartments of the palace, came to the place where the girl Damayanti was with that Brahmana.
Mbh.3.68.3438 Then, O king, thus addressed by the queen-mother, Sudeva, that best of Brahmanas, sat at his ease, and began to relate the true history of Damayanti
Mbh.3.69.3440 This blessed lady is his daughter, and widely known by the name of Damayanti.
Mbh.3.69.3443 Defeated at dice by his brother, and despoiled of his kingdom, that king, accompanied by Damayanti, went away without the knowledge of any one.
Mbh.3.69.3444 We have been wandering over the whole earth in search of Damayanti.
Mbh.3.69.3455 And seeing that mole, O Bharata, Sunanda and the queen-mother began to weep, and embracing Damayanti stood silent for a while.
Mbh.3.69.3461 And this wealth, O Damayanti, is thine as much as mine'
Mbh.3.69.3462 As this, O king, Damayanti bowing down to her mother's sister with a glad heart, spake unto her these words, Unrecognised, I have still lived happily with thee, every want of mine satisfied and myself cared for by thee.
Mbh.3.69.3470 And the queen-mother with her son's permission, O chief of the Bharatas, sent Damayanti in handsome litter carried by men, protected by a large escort and provided with food and drink and garments of the first quality.
Mbh.3.69.3473 And seeing her relatives, her children, both her parents, and all her maids, to be well, the illustrious Damayanti, O king, worshipped the gods and Brahmanas according to the superior method.
Mbh.3.69.3475 And, O king, having spent that night at her father's mansion and recovered from fatigue, Damayanti addressed her mother, saying, O mother, if thou wishest me to live, I tell thee truly, do thou endeavour to bring Nala, that hero among men'
Mbh.3.69.3476 Thus addressed by Damayanti, the venerable queen became filled with sorrow.
Mbh.3.69.3481 And then the queen addressed the mighty monarch Bhima, saying, Thy daughter Damayanti mourneth on account of her husband.
Mbh.3.69.3485 And those Brahmanas, commanded by the ruler of the Vidarbhas to seek Nala appeared before Damayanti and told her of the journey they were about to undertake.
Mbh.3.69.3502 Thus instructed by Damayanti, O king, the Brahmanas set out in all directions in search of Nala overtaken with such disaster.
Mbh.3.69.3504 And, O monarch, wherever they went they recited the speeches that Damayanti had directed them to do
Mbh.3.70.3505 SECTION LXX Vrihadaswa said, After a long time had passed away, a Brahmana named Parnada returned to the city of the Vidarbhas, and said unto the daughter of Bhima, O Damayanti, seeking Nala, the king of Nishadhas, I came to the city of Ayodhya, and appeared before the son of Bhangasura.
Mbh.3.70.3519 O king, having heard these words of Parnada, Damayanti with tearful eyes came to her mother, and spake unto her in private, O mother, king Bhima should not, by any means, be made acquainted with my purpose.
Mbh.3.70.3525 And thus addressed by Damayanti, that high-minded Brahmana comforted her, uttering benedictory words of auspicious import, and then went home, regarding his mission to have been successful.
Mbh.3.70.3526 And after he had gone away, Damayanti oppressed with grief and distress, calling Sudeva, addressed him, O Yudhishthira, in the presence of her mother, saying, O Sudeva, go thou to the city of Ayodhya, straight as a bird, and tell king Rituparna living there, these words: Bhima's daughter, Damayanti will hold another Swayamvara.
Mbh.3.71.3537 And he thought within himself, Perhaps Damayanti in doing this is blinded by sorrow.
Mbh.3.73.3644 And Damayanti also heard the sound of that car driven by Nala, like the deep roar of the clouds in the rainy season.
Mbh.3.73.3648 And Damayanti said, Because the rattle of his car filling the whole earth, gladdens my heart, it must be King Nala that has come.
Mbh.3.73.3657 Thus bewailing as if devoid of sense, Damayanti, O Bharata, ascended the terrace of her mansion with the desire of seeing the righteous Nala.
Mbh.3.73.3677 Meanwhile, the princess of Vidharva, Damayanti, afflicted with grief, having beheld the royal son of Bhangasura, and Varshneya of the Suta race, and also Vahuka in that guise, asked herself, Whose is this car-rattle?
Mbh.3.74.3682 SECTION LXXIV Damayanti said, O Kesini, go thou and learn who that charioteer is that sitteth by the car, unsightly and possessed of short arms.
Mbh.3.74.3687 Thus instructed, that female messenger, going cautiously, while the blessed Damayanti watched from the terrace, addressed Vahuka in these words, O foremost of men, thou art welcome.
Mbh.3.74.3689 O bull among men, hear now the words of Damayanti.
Mbh.3.74.3692 Thus addressed, Vahuka answered, the illustrious king of Kosala had heard from a Brahmana that a second Swayamvara of Damayanti would take place.
Mbh.3.74.3719 And thereupon Kesini went back to Damayanti, and acquainted her with everything about that conversation as well as that outburst of grief
Mbh.3.75.3720 SECTION LXXV Vrihadaswa said, Hearing everything, Damayanti became oppressed with grief, and suspecting the person to be Nala, said unto Kesini, O Kesini, go thou again, and examine Vahuka, and staying in silence at his side mark thou his conduct.
Mbh.3.75.3725 And thus addressed by Damayanti, Kesini went away, and having marked the conduct of that person versed in horse-lore, she came back.
Mbh.3.75.3726 And she related unto Damayanti all that had happened, indeed, everything of human and superhuman that she had witnessed in Vahuka.
Mbh.3.75.3727 And Kesini said, O Damayanti, a person of such control over the elements I have never before seen or heard of.
Mbh.3.75.3742 Vrihadaswa continued, Hearing of these acts of the virtuous Nala, and discovering him from his behaviour, Damayanti considered him as already recovered.
Mbh.3.75.3743 And from these indications suspecting that Vahuka was her husband, Damayanti once more weepingly addressed Kesini in soft words, saying, O beauteous one, go thou once more, and bring from the kitchen without Vahuka's knowledge some meat that hath been boiled and dressed by him'
Mbh.3.75.3744 Thus commanded, Kesini, ever bent on doing what was agreeable to Damayanti, went to Vahuka, and taking some hot meat came back without loss of time.
Mbh.3.75.3745 And Kesini gave that meat, O son of the Kuru race, unto Damayanti.
Mbh.3.75.3746 And Damayanti who had formerly often partaken of meat dressed by Nala, tasted the meat that was brought by her hand-maid.
Mbh.3.76.3756 SECTION LXXVI Vrihadaswa said, Beholding the agitation of the virtuous and wise Nala, Kesini returned unto Damayanti and related everything unto her.
Mbh.3.76.3757 And thereupon Damayanti with a sorrowful heart and eager to behold Nala, again despatched Kesini to her mother, asking her to say on her behalf: Suspecting Vahuka to be Nala, I have tried him in various ways.
Mbh.3.76.3762 And thus addressed to Damayanti, that lady communicated unto Bhima the intention of his daughter, and upon learning it the king gave his consent.
Mbh.3.76.3763 And, O bull of the Bharata race, having obtained the consent both of her father and mother, Damayanti caused Nala to be brought to her apartments.
Mbh.3.76.3764 And as soon as he saw Damayanti unexpectedly, king Nala was overwhelmed with grief and sorrow, and bathed in tears.
Mbh.3.76.3765 And that best of women, Damayanti, also, upon beholding king Nala in that condition, was sorely afflicted with grief.
Mbh.3.76.3766 And, O monarch, herself clad in a piece of red cloth, and wearing matted locks, and covered with dirt and dust, Damayanti then addressed Vahuka, saying, O Vahuka, hast thou ever seen any person acquainted with duty, who hath gone away, deserting his sleeping wife in the forest?
Mbh.3.76.3773 While Damayanti was saying all this, tears of sorrow began to flow plentifully from her eyes.
Mbh.3.76.3785 Hearing these lamentations of Nala, Damayanti, frightened and trembling, said with joined hand, It behoveth thee not, O blessed one, to suspect any fault in me.
Mbh.3.76.3797 O king, Damayanti, well guarding the honour of thy family, hath enhanced it.
Mbh.3.76.3803 And beholding those wonders, O Bharata, king Nala, the represser of foes, cast away all his doubts in respect of Damayanti.
Mbh.3.76.3807 And burying her face in his bosom, the beauteous Damayanti of large eyes began to sigh heavily, remembering her griefs.
Mbh.3.76.3808 And overwhelmed with sorrow, that tiger among men stood for some time, clasping the dust-covered Damayanti of sweet smiles.
Mbh.3.76.3809 And, O king, the queen-mother then, with a glad heart, told Bhima all that had passed between Nala and Damayanti.
Mbh.3.76.3810 And the mighty monarch answered, Let Nala pass this day in peace, to-morrow I shall see him after his bath and prayers, with Damayanti by his side'
Mbh.3.76.3814 And Damayanti rejoiced exceedingly in having recovered her lord even as fields of tender plants on receiving a shower.
Mbh.3.77.3816 SECTION LXXVII Vrihadaswa said, Having passed that night, king Nala decked in ornaments and with Damayanti by his side, presented himself in due time before the king.
Mbh.3.77.3817 And Nala saluted his father-in-law with becoming humility and after him the fair Damayanti paid her respects to her father.
Mbh.3.77.3825 And Rituparna heard that Vahuka had already been united with Damayanti.
Mbh.3.78.3846 Let Damayanti and all else that I have be my stake, let, O Pushkara, thy kingdom be thy stake.
Mbh.3.78.3858 It is evident that Damayanti, adorned with this wealth of thine that I will win, will wait upon me like an Apsara in heaven upon Indra.
Mbh.3.78.3860 Winning over to-day the beauteous Damayanti of faultless features, I shall regard myself fortunate, indeed, since she it is that hath ever dwelt in my heart'
Mbh.3.79.3887 SECTION LXXIX Vrihadaswa said, After the festivities had commenced in the city that was full of joy and without anxiety of any kind, the king with a large force brought Damayanti from her father's home.
Mbh.3.79.3896 This history, besides, of the Naga Karkotaka, of Damayanti, of Nala and of that royal sage Rituparna, is destructive of evil.
Mbh.3.113.5863 And as Damayanti was an obedient wife to Nala, or as Sachi is to the god who holdeth the thunderbolt in his hand or as Indrasena, Narayana's daughter, was always obedient to Mudgala, so did Santa wait affectionately upon Rishyasringa, when he lived in the wood.
Mbh.5.8.288 Whatever troubles were suffered by thee together with Draupadi on the occasion of the game at dice, the rude inhuman words uttered by the Suta's son, the misery inflicted by the Asura Jata and by Kichaka, O illustrious one, all the miseries experienced by Draupadi, like those formerly experienced by Damayanti, will all, O hero, end in joy.
Mbh.5.117.5285 And the royal sage then sported with her, as Surya with Prabhavati, Agni with Swaha, Vasava with Sachi, Chandra with Rohini, Yama with Urmila, Varuna with Gauri, Kuvera with Riddhi, Narayana with Lakshmi, Sagara with Jahnavi, Rudra with Rudrani, the Grandsire with Saraswati, Vasishtha's son Saktri with Adrisyanti, Vasishtha with Arundhati called also Akshamala, Chyavana with Sukanya, Pulastya with Sandhya, Agastya with the princess of Vidarbha Lopamudra, Satyavan with Savitri, Bhrigu with Puloma, Kasyapa with Aditi, Richika's son Jamadagni with Renuka, Kusika's son Viswamitra with Himavati, Vrihaspati with Tara, Sukra with Sataprava, Bhumipati with Bhumi, Pururavas with Urvasi, Richika with Satyavati, Manu with Saraswati, Dushyanta with Sakuntala, the eternal Dharma with Dhriti, Nala with Damayanti, Narada, with Satyavati, Jaratkaru with Jaratkaru, Pulastya with Pratichya, Urnayus with Menaka, Tumvuru with Rambha, Vasuki with Satasirsha, Dhananjaya with Kamari, Rama with the princess of Videha Sita, or Janardana with Rukmini.
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