Dasaratha

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.206 Suhotra; Rantideva, and Kakshivanta, great in glory; Valhika, Damana, Saryati, Ajita, and Nala; Viswamitra the destroyer of foes; Amvarisha, great in strength; Marutta, Manu, Ikshaku, Gaya, and Bharata; Rama the son of Dasaratha; Sasavindu, and Bhagiratha; Kritavirya, the greatly fortunate, and Janamejaya too; and Yayati of good deeds who performed sacrifices, being assisted therein by the celestials themselves, and by whose sacrificial altars and stakes this earth with her habited and uninhabited regions hath been marked all over.
Mbh.1.55.2733 Like the sacrifice of Maya, of king Sasavindu, or of king Vaisravana, is this sacrifice of thine, O foremost one of Bharata's race, O son of Satyavati, in which he himself was the chief priest, is this sacrifice of Nriga, of Ajamida, of the son of Dasaratha, is this sacrifice of thine, O foremost one of Bharata's race, O son of Parikshit.
Mbh.1.206.10159 Without doubt, O king of Bharata's race, they are both, in virtue and truthfulness, not inferior to Rama, the son of Dasaratha, and Gaya.
Mbh.2.8.349 Vysawa; Saswa and Krishaswa, and king Sasavindu; Rama the son of Dasaratha, and Lakshmana, and Pratarddana; Alarka, and Kakshasena, Gaya, and Gauraswa; Rama the son of Jamadagnya, Nabhaga, and Sagara; Bhuridyumna and Mahaswa, Prithaswa, and also Janaka; king Vainya, Varisena, Purujit, and Janamejaya; Brahmadatta, and Trigarta, and king Uparichara also; Indradyumna, Bhimajanu, Gauraprishta, Nala, Gaya; Padma and Machukunda, Bhuridyumna, Prasenajit; Aristanemi, Sudymna, Prithulauswa, and Ashtaka also; a hundred kings of the Matsya race and hundred of the Vipa and a hundred of the Haya races; a hundred kings of the name of Dhritarashtra, eighty kings of the name of Janamejaya; a hundred monarchs called Brahmadatta, and a hundred kings of the name of Iri; more than two hundred Bhishmas, and also a hundred Bhimas; a hundred Prativindhyas, a hundred Nagas, and a hundred Palasas, and a hundred called Kasa and Kusa; that king of kings Santanu, and thy father Pandu, Usangava, Sata-ratha, Devaraja, Jayadratha; the intelligent royal sage Vrishadarva with his ministers; and a thousand other kings known by the name of Sasa-vindu, and who have died, having performed many grand horse-sacrifices with large presents to the Brahmanas, these holy royal sages of grand achievements and great knowledge of the Sastras, wait upon, O King, and worship the son of Vivaswat in that assembly house.
Mbh.3.25.1191 Beholding to-day the calamity, I recollect Rama, the son of Dasaratha, devoted to truth!
Mbh.3.99.5206 Lomasa said, Listen, O king, to the history of Rama the son of Dasaratha and Rama of Bhrigu's line gifted with intelligence.
Mbh.3.99.5207 For the destruction of Ravana, O king, Vishnu, in his own body, took his birth as the son of illustrious Dasaratha.
Mbh.3.99.5208 We saw in Ayodhya that son of Dasaratha after he had been born.
Mbh.3.99.5209 It was then that Rama of Bhrigu's line, the son of Richika by Renuka, hearing of Rama the son of Dasaratha, of spotless deeds, went to Ayodhya, impelled by curiosity, and taking with him that celestial bow so fatal to the Kshatriyas, for ascertaining the prowess of Dasaratha's son.
Mbh.3.99.5210 And Dasaratha, hearing that Rama of Bhrigu's race had arrived on the confines of his domains, set his own son Rama to receive the hero with respect.
Mbh.3.99.5217 At this, Rama the son of Dasaratha, took in anger from the hands of Rama of Bhrigu's line that celestial bow that had dealt death to the foremost of Kshatriyas.
Mbh.3.99.5219 And Rama, the son of Dasaratha, then, addressing Rama of Bhrigu's said, Here, I have strung this bow.
Mbh.3.99.5221 Then Rama, the son of Jamadagni, gave unto the illustrious son of Dasaratha a celestial arrow and said, Placing this on the bow-string, draw to thy ear, O hero'
Mbh.3.110.5704 At this very period there was a ruler of the land of Anga known by the name of Lomapada who was a friend of Dasaratha.
Mbh.3.146.7514 And it came to pass that the mighty son of Dasaratha the heroic Rama, who is Vishnu's self in the shape of a human being, took his birth in this world.
Mbh.3.272.13243 He had a son named Dasaratha who was devoted to the study of the Vedas and was ever pure.
Mbh.3.272.13244 And Dasaratha had four sons conversant with morality and profit known by the names, respectively, of Rama, Lakshmana, Satrughna, and the mighty Bharata.
Mbh.3.275.13340 Do thou, O Brahmana, relate why the sons of Dasaratha, the brothers Rama and Lakshmana, went to the forest with famous princess of Mithila'
Mbh.3.275.13341 Markandeya said, The pious king Dasaratha, ever mindful of the old and assiduous in religious ceremonies, was greatly pleased when these sons were born.
Mbh.3.275.13343 And when after having gone through the Brahmacharyya vows the princes were married, king Dasaratha became happy and highly pleased.
Mbh.3.275.13347 And, O scion of Kuru's race, king Dasaratha was greatly pleased to behold his son, that enhancer of Kausalya's delight, possessed of eyes that were red, and arms that were sinewy.
Mbh.3.275.13356 And, O descendant of Kurus, beholding his son, that enhancer of Kausalya's joy, king Dasaratha became highly pleased.
Mbh.3.275.13382 And after Rama had gone into the forest, king Dasaratha took leave of his body, agreeably to the eternal law of time.
Mbh.3.275.13383 And knowing that Rama not near and that the king was dead, queen Kaikeyi, causing Bharata to be brought before her, addressed him in these words, Dasaratha hath gone to heaven and both Rama and Lakshmana are in the forest!
Mbh.3.277.13468 SECTION CCLXXVII Markandeya said, That heroic king of the vultures, Jatayu, having Sampati for his uterine brother and Arjuna himself for his father, was a friend of Dasaratha.
Mbh.3.277.13493 The mighty vulture, however, addressing them both, said, Blessed be ye, I am the king of the vultures, and friend of Dasaratha'
Mbh.3.278.13561 That foremost of bowmen, endued with great might, Rama the son of Dasaratha, whose spouse hath been ravished, hath made an alliance offensive and defensive with Sugriva!
Mbh.3.281.13782 Then the illustrious son of Dasaratha, addressing Sugriva amongst all those foremost monkeys, spoke unto him these words that were suited to the occasion, This army is large.
Mbh.3.289.14098 And Sakra and Agni and Vayu, and Yama and Varuna and the illustrious Lord of the Yakshas, and the holy Rishis, and king Dasaratha also in a celestial and effulgent form and on car drawn by swans, showed themselves.
Mbh.3.289.14126 And last of all Dasaratha said, I have been gratified with thee, O child!
Mbh.3.289.14127 Blessed be thou, I am thy father Dasaratha!
Mbh.3.289.14133 Thus addressed by Dasaratha, Rama bowed to the gods, and saluted by his friends he was united with his wife, like the Lord of the celestials with the daughter of Puloman.
Mbh.3.313.15574 And living disguised in the abode of Dasaratha, Vishnu of dreadful deeds slew the Ten-necked one in battle'
Mbh.7.57.2647 SECTION LIX Narada said, Rama, the son of Dasaratha, O Srinjaya, we hear, fell a prey to death.
Mbh.7.57.2662 Indeed, Rama, the son of Dasaratha, greatly outshone all creatures.
Mbh.7.104.4846 Slaying him, the mighty-armed Sahadeva looked resplendent like Rama, the son of Dasaratha, after slaying the mighty Rakshasa Khara.
Mbh.7.154.8235 Upon the slaughter of that bull among men, viz, the heroic Valhika, ten of thy sons, each of whom was equal unto Rama, the son of Dasaratha, in prowess, began to afflict Bhima.
Mbh.9.37.2747 Formerly, Rama the son of Dasaratha slew a Rakshasa and hurled his head to a great distance.
Mbh.9.37.2756 Vaishampayana said, Formerly, O tiger among kings, the high-souled Rama the son of Dasaratha lived for some time in the forest of Dandaka, from desire of slaying the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.8.336 This is the great path called Dasaratha.
Mbh.12.29.1417 We hear, O Srinjaya, that Rama also, the son of Dasaratha, fell a prey to death.
Mbh.12.29.1420 Indeed, Rama in governing his kingdom always acted like his father Dasaratha.
Mbh.12.339.21935 Towards the close of Treta and the beginning of Dwapara, I shall take birth as Rama, the son of Dasaratha in Iskshaku's royal line.
Mbh.12.339.21955 Appearing in the forms of a swan, a tortoise, a fish, O foremost of regenerate ones, I shall then display myself as a boar, then as a Man-lion Nrisingha, then as a dwarf, then as Rama of Bhrigu's race, then as Rama, the son of Dasaratha, then as Krishna the scion of the Sattwata race, and lastly as Kalki.
Mbh.13.74.6820 Indra imparted it unto Dasaratha, and Dasaratha in his turn unto his son Rama, Rama of Raghu's race imparted it unto his dear brother Lakshmana of great fame.
Mbh.13.76.6985 Somaka, Pururavas, Bharata of imperial sway to whose race belongs all the Bharatas, the heroic Rama the son of Dasaratha, and many other celebrated kings of great achievement, and also king Dilipa of widely known deeds, all, in consequence of their gifts of kine agreeable to the ritual, attained to Heaven.
Mbh.13.137.11350 Rama, the son of Dasaratha, whose fame is very high in this world, attained to the eternal regions by making gifts of wealth at sacrifices.
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.13.165.13709 They are Nriga, Yayati, Nahusha, Yadu, Puru of great energy, Sagara, Dhundhumara, Dilipa of great prowess, Krisaswa, Yauvanaswa, Chitraswa, Satyavat, Dushmanta, Bharata who became an illustrious Emperor over many kings, Yavana, Janaka, Dhrishtaratha, Raghu, that foremost of kings, Dasaratha, the heroic Rama, that slayer of Rakshasas, Sasavindu.
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