Destroyer

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 21 Feb 2010 15:24 and updated at 21 Feb 2010 15:24

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.25.1575 Thou art the Creator of the worlds and their Destroyer.
Mbh.1.125.6721 His reason, thus beguiled by the great Destroyer himself by intoxicating his senses, was itself lost with his life.
Mbh.1.140.7461 And Bhima, like the great Destroyer himself, began to slay those elephants with his mace.
Mbh.3.48.2498 Vidhatri hath created Arjuna as an all-consuming Destroyer.
Mbh.3.172.8668 And, seeing them hewn by the Gandiva, and deprived of life, and thrown from the sky, I again bowed unto that god, the Destroyer of Tripura.
Mbh.3.177.8798 And it was the terror of all animated beings and it looked like the very image of the Destroyer Yama; and with the hissing noise of its breath it lay as if rebuking an in-comer.
Mbh.3.188.9447 I am the Creator of all things, and the Destroyer also of all.
Mbh.3.188.9481 O Brahmana, alone do I set a-going the wheel of Time; I am formless; I am the Destroyer of all creatures; and I am the cause of all efforts of all my creatures.
Mbh.3.188.9503 This one is Dhatri and Vidhatri, the Destroyer of all the Eternal, the bearer of the Sreevatsa mark on his breast, the Lord of the lord of all creatures, the highest of the high, called also Govinda!
Mbh.3.189.9642 And he will be the Destroyer of all, and will inaugurate a new Yuga.
Mbh.3.228.11446 He destroys the wicked and fulfils the desires of the righteous; and that Destroyer of Vala assigns to all creatures their various duties.
Mbh.3.270.13181 In the form of Brahma, he is the Creator, and in the form of Vishnu he is the Preserver, and in his form as Rudra, he is the Destroyer of the Universe!
Mbh.5.40.2189 Behold, illustrious and mighty kings, having ruled lands abounding with wealth and corn, have become the victims of the Universal Destroyer, leaving behind their kingdoms and vast sources of enjoyment.
Mbh.5.44.2501 Incapable of being compassed and lying beyond the reach of the limited intellect, even the universal Destroyer, after the Dissolution, is himself lost in it.
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.5.90.4243 It is known to thee, O Kesava, that when inflamed with rage, Bhima and Arjuna, each like unto the universal Destroyer himself, can slay the very gods.
Mbh.6.55.2961 He is incapable of being vanquished in battle today by any means, judging by his form that we see now so like unto that of the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.6.57.2996 The Dhartarashtras, thus slaughtered in battle by Pritha's son, like the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga, still fought perseveringly with the Pandavas.
Mbh.6.59.3135 Behold, the kings in Yudhishthira's host are all flying away, seeing Bhishma in battle, who looketh like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.6.62.3369 And armed with that mighty mace which was endued with great weight and strength of adamant, he rushed towards that elephant division, like the Destroyer himself with wide open mouth.
Mbh.6.62.3386 And smeared with the fat and blood of elephants and almost bathed in their marrow, Bhima wandered over the field like the Destroyer himself, club in hand.
Mbh.6.62.3390 Of terrible soul, Bhimasena then looked like the Destroyer.
Mbh.6.63.3404 Taking up his massive and weighty mace made of Saika iron, he rushed towards the warriors of thy army like the Destroyer himself, armed with his club.
Mbh.6.63.3406 And Pandu's son of infinite prowess crushing crowds of cars with the impetus of his thighs and slaying thy warriors in battle, wandered like the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.6.63.3412 Indeed, that mace of the high-souled son of Kunti, who was slaying all around, looked fiercely resplendent like the bludgeon of the Destroyer himself at the time of the universal dissolution.
Mbh.6.63.3415 Beholding Vrikodara of terrible deeds, thus routing the army and unvanquished by even so large a force and devouring the hostile division like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, Bhimasena speedily came towards him, on his car of solar effulgence and rattle loud as that of the clouds, shrouding the welkin with his arrowy showers like a vapoury canopy charged with rain.
Mbh.6.63.3416 Then the mighty-armed Bhimasena, beholding Bhishma thus advancing like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, rushed towards him, excited with wrath.
Mbh.6.64.3469 And that elephant with temporal juice trickling down urged by Bhagadatta, like the Destroyer, ran with double his former speed, shaking the very earth with his tread.
Mbh.6.65.3597 O thou that hath thyself for thy origin, O thou that art highly blessed, O thou that art the Destroyer of everything, O thou that art the inspirer of all mental thoughts, victory to Thee that art dear to all conversant with Brahma.
Mbh.6.77.4076 Then the mighty son of Prishata, beholding that foremost of all wielders of weapons, that celebrated hero, viz, the son of Pandu, thus attacked on all sides by fierce ranks of foes in close array, mangled with shafts, treading the field on foot, and vomiting the poison of his wrath, mace in hand and looking like the Destroyer himself at the hour of the universal dissolution, quickly approached him and comforted him by his presence.
Mbh.6.92.4862 And the Rakshasa, uttering those loud roars resembling the rattle of thunder, assuming a terrible form, and with a blazing spear upraised in hand, and surrounded by many bulls among Rakshasas of fierce forms armed with diverse weapons, advanced, excited with rage and resembling the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.6.92.4878 Beholding him thus rushing like Death himself commissioned by the Destroyer, thy son Duryodhana, O king, shook not at all.
Mbh.6.99.5274 Vasudeva is possessed of infinite power, and is the Destroyer of the Universe.
Mbh.6.103.5521 Wrenching out the tusks of others, with those very tusks he struck them on their frontal globes and felled them in battle like the Destroyer himself armed with his rod.
Mbh.6.107.5675 Fourteen thousand car-warriors, belonging to the Chedis, the Kasis, and the Karushas, of great celebrity and noble parentage, prepared to lay down their lives, unretreating from the field, and owning excellent standards decked with gold, having met with Bhishma in battle who resembled the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, all went to the other world along with their cars, steeds, and elephants.
Mbh.6.108.5856 Yudhishthira said, Tell us the means by which we may vanquish thee in battle, thee that art, when excited with wrath in the fight, like unto the Destroyer himself armed with mace.
Mbh.6.108.5895 None save thee, O invincible one, not even the wielder of the thunder-bolt himself, would be capable of fighting with Bhishma, who is like the Destroyer with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.6.109.5950 They could not resist that warrior who then resembled the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.6.109.5952 Him resembling an angry snake of virulent poison, or the Destroyer urged by Death himself, Sikhandin pierced with three shafts in the centre of the chest.
Mbh.6.109.5966 Hearing those words of his, the mighty car-warrior Arjuna, regarding Sikhandin to be Bhishma's Destroyer, urged him on, saying, I will fight behind thee, routing the foe with my shafts.
Mbh.6.110.5991 O elder brother of Pandu, the sons of Pandu were incapable of defeating in battle the great bowman Bhishma who resembled the Destroyer himself armed with the lance.
Mbh.6.117.6421 Full fourteen thousand great car-warriors of noble parentage, prepared to lay down their lives, unretreating and brave, and possessed of standards decked with gold, belonging to the Chedis, the Kasis, and the Karushas, approaching Bhishma, that hero who resembled the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, were despatched to the other world, with their steeds, cars and elephants.
Mbh.7.15.668 Bhima, then taking up his own huge mace, quickly rushed towards Salya who then resembled the blazing Yuga-fire or the Destroyer himself armed with his bludgeon.
Mbh.7.24.1296 Then Kriti's son, Ruchiparvan, mounted on his car, quickly rushed against Bhagadatta, scattering showers of arrows and advancing like the Destroyer himself.
Mbh.7.32.1687 The Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga, Jamadagni's valiant son Rama, and Bhimasena on his car, these three, O king, are spoken of as equal.
Mbh.7.37.1892 None can, in battle, escape the preceptor with life, not even the Destroyer himself, if the latter advanceth against the preceptor as a foe.
Mbh.7.43.2057 SECTION XLIII Sanjaya said, Engaged in taking the lives of brave warriors, Arjuna's son then resembled the Destroyer himself, when the latter takes the lives of all creatures on the arrival of the Universal Dissolution.
Mbh.7.67.2908 Yama, the son of Vivaswat, became their calf, and the Destroyer Antaka their milker.
Mbh.7.70.3087 Indeed, none could, at that time, even look at Vibhatsu who then resembled the Destroyer himself in wrath, repeatedly drawing deep breaths.
Mbh.7.76.3318 Without, doubt, the conduct of the Destroyer cannot be understood even by the wise, since although thou hast Kesava for thy protector, thou wast yet slain, as if thou wast perfectly helpless.
Mbh.7.81.3590 I bow to thee, O God of the lord of the gods, O thou that art eternal, O supreme Destroyer, O Vishnu, O Jishnu, O Hari, O Krishna, O Vaikuntha, O best of mate beings!
Mbh.7.84.3716 Wonderful as are the decrees of the Destroyer, they are incapable of being transgressed.
Mbh.7.85.3781 Clad in white armour, with excellent head-gear, of broad chest and mighty arms, Drona stood, stretching his large bow, like the Destroyer himself in wrath.
Mbh.7.86.3798 Then, like the Destroyer himself in wrath, or Vasava himself armed with the thunder, or Death's irresistible self armed with his club and urged on by Time, or Mahadeva armed with the trident and incapable of being ruffled, or Varuna bearing his noise, or the blazing fire at the end of the Yuga risen for consuming the creation, the slayer of the Nivatakavachas inflamed with rage and swelling with might, the ever-victorious Jaya, devoted to truth and desirous of achieving his great vow, clad in mail and armed with sword, decked in golden diadem, adorned with garlands of swords of white flowers and attired in white robes, his arms decked with beautiful Angadas and ears with excellent ear-rings, mounted on his own foremost of cars, the incarnate Nara, accompanied by Narayana, shaking his Gandiva in battle, shone brilliantly like the risen sun.
Mbh.7.97.4501 The Kuru warriors were unable to resist that mighty-armed hero, that foremost of all wielders of weapons, as he proceeded like the Destroyer himself in wrath.
Mbh.7.102.4735 That high-souled one, O king, with that bovine bull, looked as resplendent, as the Destroyer of the three cities looks resplendent with his bull.
Mbh.7.103.4775 Seeing him rush with great impetuosity, like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, that mighty bowman viz, Viradhanwan, proceeded against him with great speed.
Mbh.7.107.4983 Rescue Satyaki today who is already within the jaws of the Destroyer'
Mbh.7.107.4995 Having slain a hundred warriors amongst the Kekayas and routing them on all sides, Drona stood, O monarch, like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.7.113.5554 Beholding Kritavarman rushing towards him like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth, Yuyudhana, O king, addressed his driver, saying, That Kritavarman, armed with arrows, is rushing in his car towards me with speed.
Mbh.7.113.5563 Indeed, Satyaki, then aiming another arrow of golden wings, that emitted blazing flames and resembled an angry snake, or the rod of the Destroyer himself, pierced Kritavarman.
Mbh.7.116.5655 Who are they that will fly away from battle, beholding thee endued with such a prowess, resembling the Destroyer himself as he appears at the end of the Yuga, and putting forth that prowess of thine against thy foes?
Mbh.7.118.5789 Hearing that great uproar, Drona, addressing his charioteer, said, O Suta, that great car-warrior of the Satwata race, excited with wrath, is tearing our army into diverse fragments, and careering in battle like the Destroyer himself.
Mbh.7.121.5964 With his fierce shafts he cut off hundreds of other combatants in that battle, including elephants and car-warriors, like the Destroyer himself in wrath exterminating creatures.
Mbh.7.122.6028 Indeed, Drona, resembling the Destroyer himself, swallowing up every one who approached him then, like the Destroyer himself, swallowing up creatures when their hour arrives.
Mbh.7.124.6196 Saying this, Bhima whirling a mace, like the Destroyer himself whirling his fatal rod, hurled it, O king, at Drona.
Mbh.7.134.6662 Beholding him thus excited with fury and rushing towards him like the Destroyer himself, Vrikodara, becoming utterly reckless of his life and prevailing over his foe, pierced him with nine shafts
Mbh.7.136.6861 Then Dhananjaya, with eyes red in wrath, aiming at Karna, quickly sped a shaft like the Destroyer urging forward Death's self.
Mbh.7.142.7219 All those warriors, skilled in battle, placing the ruler of the Sindhus at their back, and desirous of slaying Arjuna and Krishna, surrounded Partha, that hero conversant with battle, who was then dancing along the track of his car, producing fierce sounds with the bowstring and his palms and resembling the Destroyer himself with wide-opened mouth.
Mbh.7.143.7324 Beholding that prowess of Arjuna whose visage then resembled that of the Destroyer himself, a panic, such as had never occurred before, possessed the Kurus on the field of battle.
Mbh.7.145.7600 Thy energy and might are equal to that of Rudra or the Destroyer himself.
Mbh.7.150.7868 Cutting off hundreds of other warriors and the bodies of elephants and steeds in that great battle by means of his fierce shafts, he behaved like the Destroyer himself in rage slaying created beings
Mbh.7.152.7979 And while Bhima was thus advancing, slaughtering thy troops like the Destroyer himself in rage, thy sons, O monarch, attempted to resist that mighty-armed hero.
Mbh.7.153.8065 Seeing him advance with uplifted bow, resembling the mace-armed Destroyer himself in the hour of universal dissolution, the hostile kings were struck with fear.
Mbh.7.153.8066 At sight of that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, looking like a mountain summit of terrible aspect, frightful, possessed of terrible teeth and fierce face, with arrow-like ears and high cheek-bones, with stiff hair rising upwards, awful eyes, sunken belly, blazing mouth, wide as a chasm, and diadem on his head, capable of striking every creature with fear, possessing jaws wide-open like those of the Destroyer, endued with great splendour and capable of agitating all foes, advancing towards them, thy son's host, afflicted with fear, became highly agitated like the current of the Ganga agitated into fierce eddies by the action of the wind.
Mbh.7.156.8431 Dhritarashtra said, Beholding Phalguna excited with fury and looking like the Destroyer himself, as he appears at the end of the Yuga what, O Suta, did Vikartana's son Karna do next?
Mbh.7.156.8458 While I shall fight with the wielder of Gandiva today, Partha will behold my prowess to resemble that of the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.7.159.8659 Hearing these words of Vasudeva, king Yudhishthira the just, reflecting for a moment, proceeded to that part of the field where that slayer of foes, viz, Bhima, engaged in fierce battle, was slaughtering thy troops like the Destroyer himself with wide-open mouth.
Mbh.7.162.8764 King Duryodhana, in that battle, himself rushed against that foremost of car-warriors, viz, Bhimasena, advancing on his car like the Destroyer.
Mbh.7.167.8988 Recovering consciousness, Nakula, the son of Pandu, once more rushed against Suvala's son, like the Destroyer himself of wide-open mouth.
Mbh.7.168.9064 Seeing the latter in front of those six foremost warriors of thy side, all thy troops, O lord, regarded him to be already within the jaws of the Destroyer.
Mbh.7.173.9388 Beholding Ghatotkacha advancing with a mighty weapon uplifted in his hands like unto the Destroyer himself of all creatures armed with his fierce and fatal club, all the kings there were struck with fear.
Mbh.7.177.9673 Indeed, that dart, O king, which he had kept and adored for years for achieving the slaughter of Pandu's son in battle, that foremost of darts which Sakra himself had given to the Suta's son in exchange for the latter's ear-rings, that blazing and terrible missile twined with strings and which seemed to thirst for blood, that fierce weapon which looked like the very tongue of the Destroyer or the sister of Death himself, that terrible and effulgent dart, Naikartana, was now hurled at the Rakshasa.
Mbh.7.181.9855 How, indeed, did the Pandus and Srinjaya withstand the smiting Drona, when the latter proceeding against them, penetrated into their host, excited with wrath at the slaughter of Bhurisravas and Jayadratha, reckless of his very life, and resembling a yawning tiger or the Destroyer himself with wide open mouth?
Mbh.7.193.10675 Filled with rage, O king, his body seems to blaze forth like that of the Destroyer while engaged in slaughtering creatures at the end of Yuga.
Mbh.7.197.10988 SECTION CC Sanjaya said, Then Drona's son began to cause a great carnage amongst his foes in that battle, like the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.7.197.11037 With this heavy mace of mine, that is decked with gold, I shall career in this battle like the Destroyer himself, quelling this weapon of Drona's son.
Mbh.7.198.11210 Come now and encounter the Panchala prince, that hero resembling the Yuga fire and like the Destroyer himself with Govinda.
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.8.20.820 Filled with rage like the Destroyer himself, Pandya at the time was slaughtering the army of Karna.
Mbh.8.20.848 Almost all those men that then beheld Ashvatthama, who at the time looked like the Destroyer himself filled with rage, or rather the Destroyer of the Destroyer, lost their senses.
Mbh.8.21.902 Well-cased in armour and coats of mail and adorned with head-gears, combatants endued with great strength rushed at their foes, with maces and short clubs and spiked bludgeons looking like uplifted rods of the Destroyer, and jumping, O sire, and challenging one another, uttered loud shouts.
Mbh.8.23.963 The valiant Sahadeva then, O monarch, filled with rage, fixed on his bow-string a terrible shaft resembling the Destroyer himself and forcibly drawing the bow, he sped that shaft at thy son.
Mbh.8.26.1107 The form that he has assumed today, even like that of the Destroyer himself, shows that he will today act after the manner of Drona himself.
Mbh.8.31.1330 Indeed, the Destroyer himself could not escape him in battle, if Arjuna took up arms against Him.
Mbh.8.37.1965 Wise or ignorant, when his period is run out, everybody is equally regarded by the Destroyer; no one can escape, O learned one, for this, I will proceed against the Parthas.
Mbh.8.49.2713 The Pandus and the Pancalas obstructed Karna, otherwise called Vaikartana, who careered wrathfully in battle like the Destroyer himself, even as people seek to obstruct a disease with incantations and drugs.
Mbh.8.49.2725 Drawing the bow to its fullest stretch, the king quickly sped that arrow, fatal as the rod of the Destroyer, from desire of slaying the Suta's son.
Mbh.8.50.2836 He is ready to engage in battle with the Destroyer armed with uplifted mace.
Mbh.8.51.2884 Thereupon thy sons, exceedingly agitated and inspired with fear, fled away, seeing that Bhimasena in that battle behaved like the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.8.56.3158 Indeed, those arrows, O king, equipped with wings of gold and whetted on stone, covered all the points of the compass like the rays of the Sun, when the welkin was thus shrouded and all that was seen was one uniform expanse of the Destroyer himself, at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.8.56.3240 Having penetrated into the midst of that car-force and those bodies of horse, Phalguna careered within those divisions like the Destroyer himself, armed with the fatal noose.
Mbh.8.56.3243 Thus covered with shafts in that battle, Partha, that grinder of hostile forces, exhibited himself in a fierce form like the Destroyer himself, armed with the noose.
Mbh.8.58.3368 Resembling the Destroyer himself in impetuosity and Indra himself in prowess, yonder proceedeth Drona's son, O thou of Kuru's race, that hero who is the foremost of all wielders of weapons.
Mbh.8.59.3401 Soon, however, remembering that he was unslayable in battle by means of weapons, he rushed with great speed against Drona's son, like the Destroyer running against the Destroyer at the time of the universal dissolution.
Mbh.8.60.3455 Who will in battle bear the impetuosity of the heroic Duryodhana who shoots showers of arrows with the greatest celerity and who, when angry, resembles the Destroyer himself?
Mbh.8.60.3534 There, the prince of the Nishadas, filled with rage, is coming against the son of Pandu, on his foremost of elephants, from desire of slaying him with his lances, even like Destroyer himself armed with his bludgeon.
Mbh.8.64.3715 During the progress of that awful encounter of weapons, O king, we beheld the son of Drona to resemble the Destroyer himself, with gaping mouth.
Mbh.8.64.3772 Behold the Suta's son also, O Krishna, filled with rage in this great battle and resembling the Destroyer himself, in prowess and employed in achieving such a fierce feat!
Mbh.8.66.3828 The enhancer of the joys of friends, he was like the Destroyer himself unto foes!
Mbh.8.66.3830 Today, O Acyuta and Arjuna, a great battle was fought between myself exerting with might and that hero resembling the Destroyer himself, while seeking to exterminate all creatures!
Mbh.8.72.4319 In wrath, he resembles the Destroyer himself.
Mbh.8.73.4389 Fierce as the Destroyer himself, he caused a great carnage in the nocturnal battle.
Mbh.8.76.4574 When thy troops thus rushed against him, Bhima of furious impetuosity displayed all his vim like Destroyer himself armed with a mace when he burns and exterminates all creatures at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.8.76.4575 Thy soldiers were unable to resist in that battle that fierce forcible energy of Bhima endued with fierce impetuosity, like that of the Destroyer himself of wide open mouth when he rusheth at the end of the Yuga for exterminating all creatures.
Mbh.8.77.4660 Beholding on that occasion the superhuman might of Bhima, O Bharata, like that of the Destroyer at the end of the Yuga, thy warriors became filled with fright.
Mbh.8.78.4773 Making the terraces of cars and the backs of steeds empty, O Bharata, and slaying the combatants that fought from the necks of elephants, and routing the foot-soldiers, that scorcher of foes, the Suta's son of great bravery, became incapable of being gazed at like the mid-day sun and looked resplendent like the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.8.78.4775 Indeed, like the Destroyer himself of great might standing after slaying all creatures, the mighty car-warrior Karna stood alone, having slain the Somakas.
Mbh.8.80.4908 Filling the welkin with his shafts that resembled dense flights of feathery creatures, Dhananjaya, O monarch, at that time, became the very Destroyer unto the Kurus.
Mbh.8.84.5102 Resisted on all sides with their shafts by those great car-warriors, Bhima, with eyes red as fire with fury, looked resplendent like the Destroyer himself in rage.
Mbh.8.84.5105 Then, O king, great fear entered the heart of Karna at sight of Bhima's prowess which resembled that of the Destroyer himself unto living creatures.
Mbh.8.84.5119 Then Vrishasena, filled with wrath, and riding upon his own car, rushed towards that son of Pandu, viz, Vrikodara, who, armed with his mace, resembled the Destroyer himself with his fatal rod and was employed in slaughtering thy troops.
Mbh.8.88.5435 The slayer of Vala himself could not achieve its like, nor the Destroyer, nor Prachetas, nor the illustrious king of the Yakshas.
Mbh.8.90.5710 Once more Arjuna pierced Karna in the centre of the chest with many straight-coursing and strong shafts made entirely of iron and equipped with wings of gold and each resembling the fiery rod of the Destroyer, like the son of Agni piercing the Krauncha mountains.
Mbh.8.93.5937 Taking up his massive mace adorned with gold, he began to slaughter them all, like the Destroyer armed with his bludgeon.
Mbh.8.93.5939 Those infuriated combatants, difficult of being defeated in battle, approaching Bhimasena, perished in a trice like living creatures upon seeing the Destroyer.
Mbh.9.3.178 Armed then with that heavy mace of his that was made entirely of iron and adorned with gold and equipped with a sling, and that resembled the Destroyer himself as he becomes at the end of Yuga, Bhima slew them all like Yama slaughtering creatures with his club.
Mbh.9.3.180 Indeed, those warriors, filled with rage and invincible in battle, approaching Bhimasena, suddenly perished like living creatures at the glance of the Destroyer.
Mbh.9.6.375 Then Duryodhana, without alighting from his car proceeded towards that foremost of car-warriors, that hero conversant with all the rules of battle Ashvatthama, who resembled the Destroyer himself in battle.
Mbh.9.7.440 The king of the Madras, O monarch, endued with the prowess of a lion or an elephant, will career fearlessly in battle like the Destroyer himself in wrath amongst creatures at the time of the universal destruction.
Mbh.9.10.593 Though pierced with arrows all over, the valiant and heroic son of Pandu cheerfully took up another bow after ascending on another car, and stood in battle like the Destroyer himself in rage.
Mbh.9.11.665 Infuriate with rage and prowess, the ruler of the Madras shrouded his foes in that battle like Destroyer at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.9.11.682 The steedless son of Pandu, alighting from his car, began to fight with his mace, like the Destroyer himself with his uplifted bludgeon.
Mbh.9.11.688 The steedless son of Pandu, quickly alighting from his car, took up his mace like the Destroyer taking his bludgeon.
Mbh.9.12.704 Bhima, however, armed with his mighty mace, rushed impetuously towards Shalya who then looked like the blazing Yuga-fire, or the Destroyer armed with the noose, or the Kailasa mountain with its formidable crest, or Vasava with his thunder, or Mahadeva with his trident, or an infuriate elephant in the forest.
Mbh.9.14.846 Beholding that spiked mace coursing towards him like the Destroyer himself in rage, Pandu's son Arjuna quickly cut it off with five excellent shafts.
Mbh.9.15.871 With patience and great strength, O monarch, the king of the Madras at the same time fought with the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, each of whom resembled the Destroyer himself in prowess.
Mbh.9.17.1032 Beholding Shalya rushing impetuously towards the king, even like the Destroyer himself rushing in rage, Dhristadyumna and Shikhandi and the five sons of Draupadi and the grandson of Sini suddenly advanced towards him.
Mbh.9.17.1104 The enemy at that time approached him not, like mortal creatures fearing to approach the Destroyer standing before them.
Mbh.9.19.1216 Taking up his massive mace adorned with gold, he began to slay thy troops like the Destroyer himself armed with his club.
Mbh.9.19.1233 When the Destroyer always slays heroes and cowards, what man is there so stupid that, calling himself a Kshatriya, will not fight?
Mbh.9.21.1316 His foes could not approach him then, like living creatures unable to approach the Destroyer.
Mbh.9.23.1592 The mighty Bhimasena, himself like an infuriated elephant, beholding those elephants, took up his formidable mace and rushed at them, quickly jumping down from his car, like the Destroyer armed with his club.
Mbh.9.24.1631 SECTION Sanjaya said, After that elephant-division had been destroyed, O Bharata, by the son of Pandu, and while thy army was being thus slaughtered by Bhimasena in battle, beholding the latter, that chastiser of foes, careering like the all-killing Destroyer himself in rage armed with his club, the remnant of thy unslaughtered sons, those uterine brothers, O king, united together at that time when he of Kuru's race, thy son Duryodhana, could not be seen, and rushed against Bhimasena.
Mbh.9.30.2202 Indeed, all creatures then regarded that mighty-armed chastiser of foes, as he stood shouldering his mace after rising from the waters, looking like the Destroyer himself armed with his bludgeon.
Mbh.9.61.4411 Thou art the Creator and the Destroyer.
Mbh.10.7.366 Purifying my soul that is so difficult to purify, and possessed as I am of small energy, I adore the Destroyer of the triple city, and offer myself as the victim.
Mbh.10.8.543 Ashvatthama cut off the legs of some, and the hips of others, and pierced some in their flanks, careering like the Destroyer himself let loose by Time.
Mbh.10.8.549 While uttering such shrieks, Drona's son became their Destroyer.
Mbh.11.4.194 At last, dragged by the messengers of the Destroyer, he meets with destruction at the appointed time.
Mbh.11.8.375 The fiat, O king of the Destroyer, is incapable of being baffled anyhow by mobile and immobile creatures.
Mbh.11.12.516 Indeed, as no one can escape with life from an encounter with the Destroyer himself, even so no body can come out safe from within thy embrace.
Mbh.12.15.623 Behold all things again are devoured by the Destroyer when he comes!
Mbh.12.46.2251 Thou art the Creator and thou art the Destroyer.
Mbh.12.47.2491 Thou art the Creator and the Destroyer of all creatures.
Mbh.12.47.2505 Thou, O Hrishikesa, art the Creator, thou art the Destroyer, and thou art invincible.
Mbh.12.48.2545 Variegated with thousands of funeral pyres and teeming with heaps of armour and weapons, the vast plain looked like the drinking garden of the Destroyer himself used and abandoned recently.
Mbh.12.50.2722 Thou art the Creator and thou art the Destroyer.
Mbh.12.67.3758 When he destroys in wrath hundreds of wicked men with their sons, grandsons, and relatives, he is then said to assume the form of the Destroyer.
Mbh.12.142.8703 A wicked and terrible fowler, resembling the Destroyer himself, used in days of old to wander through the great forest.
Mbh.12.152.9066 Who shalt restore to life one that is dead and gone on the way ordained by the Destroyer?
Mbh.12.155.9315 I know too that thou art a very superior and very mighty being, and that in wrath thou resemblest the Destroyer himself'
Mbh.12.174.10505 For these reasons one should practise the vow of Truth; one should devote oneself to a union with Truth; one should accept Truth for one's Veda; and restraining one's senses, one should vanquish the Destroyer by Truth.
Mbh.12.209.12676 Persons conversant with the Vedas know Him as All-pervading, Eternal, Omnipresent, the Creator and the Destroyer, the Unmanifest, Brahma, Immutable.
Mbh.12.226.13929 Sakra said, Beholding this upraised arm of mine, equipped with the thunderbolt, and those nooses of Varuna, who is there whose understanding would not be agitated, including the very Destroyer himself that compasses the death of all beings?
Mbh.12.257.15586 Wending thither, the Creator and Destroyer of the universe again addressed her saying, Upon what art thou engaged, O daughter?
Mbh.12.278.17047 Having acted in lives, that are past in such a way as to deserve them, all creatures, subject to the ordinances of the Destroyer, meet with happiness and misery, the agreeable and the disagreeable.
Mbh.12.279.17096 He is the universal Destroyer, the Refuge of all things, the Supreme Ordainer, and pure Chit
Mbh.12.284.17658 Salutations to thee that art all things, the Giver of all things, and the Destroyer of all things.
Mbh.12.284.17670 Thou art the Creator of the mobile and immobile universe, and thou art their Destroyer!
Mbh.12.284.17784 Thou art an infant, thou art a youth, thou art old in years with thy teeth worn out, thou art the foremost of Nagas, thou art Sakra, thou art the Destroyer of the universe, and thou art its Creator.
Mbh.12.300.18815 Neither Yama, nor the Destroyer, nor Death himself of terrible prowess, when angry, ever succeeds in prevailing over the Yogin, O king, who is possessed of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.12.321.20449 Very soon the Destroyer, with Disease for his charioteer, will with a strong hand, for taking thy life, pierce and break thy body.
Mbh.12.321.20486 The Destroyer that dwells within error and heedlessness will very soon deprive thy senses of their respective powers.
Mbh.13.14.1094 Adored with diverse hymns uttered with diverse kinds of voice and worshipped with diverse Mantras fraught with encomiums, he, that is sometimes called Sarva, is the Destroyer of all creatures in the universe, and it is upon him, again, that all creatures rest as on their common foundation.
Mbh.13.14.1331 It looked like the universal Destroyer himself armed with his noose.
Mbh.13.17.2161 Thou art the great Destroyer.
Mbh.13.17.2194 Thou art the Destroyer of the Destroyer.
Mbh.13.17.2259 Thou art worshipped by the Destroyer himself.
Mbh.13.17.2407 Thou art he whose dish or plate is constituted by the Destroyer of the universe
Mbh.13.38.4291 The Destroyer is never satiated with slaying even all living creatures.
Mbh.13.147.12250 He is the Creator of this whole Earth, and He is the Lord of the three worlds He is also the Destroyer of all creatures mobile and immobile.
Mbh.13.149.12516 He that enters all things, besides Himself, He that covers all things, He unto whom sacrificial libations are poured, the Lord of the Past, the Present, and the Future, the Creator or Destroyer of all existent things, the upholder of all existent things, the Existent, the Soul of all, the Originator of all things I, IX; of cleansed Soul, the Supreme Soul, the highest Refuge of all emancipated persons, the Immutable, He that lies enclosed in a case, the Witness, He that knows the material case in which He resides, the Indestructible X, XVII He upon whom the mind rests during Yoga-abstraction, the Guide or leader of all persons conversant with Yoga, the Lord of both Pradhana or Prakriti and Purusha.
Mbh.13.149.12517 He that assumed a human form with a leonine head, He of handsome features and equipments, He of beautiful hair, the foremost of Purushas XVIII, XXIV the embodiment of all things, the Destroyer of all things, He that transcends the three attributes of Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas, the Motionless, the Beginning of all things, the Receptacle into which all things sink at the universal Dissolution, the Immutable, He who takes birth at his own will, He who causes the acts of all living creatures to fructify in the form of weal or woe the Upholder of all things, the Source from which the primal elements have sprung, the Puissant One, He in whom is the unbounded Lordship over all things XXV, XXXVII the Self-born, He that gives happiness to His worshippers, the presiding Genius of golden form in the midst of the Solar disc, the Lotus-eyed, Loud-voiced, He that is without beginning and without end.
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.13.149.12534 He that has created all the Sastras CDLXXV, CDLXXXV; He that exists, in the form of the Sun, as the centre of innumerable rays of light; He that dwells in all creatures; He that is possessed of great prowess; He that is the Master of even Yama and others of similar puissance; He that is the oldest of the deities existing as He does from the beginning; He that exists in His own glory, casting off all conditions; He that is the Lord of even all the deities; He that is the ruler of even him that upholds the deities viz, Indra CDLXXXVI, CDXCIII; He that transcends birth and destruction; He that tended and protected kine in the form of Krishna; He that nourishes all creatures; He that is approachable by knowledge alone; He that is Ancient; He that upholds the elements which constitute the body; He that enjoys and endures weal and woe, in the form of Jiva; He that assumed the form of a vast Boar; or, He that, in the form of Rama, was the Lord of a large monkey host; He that gave plentiful presents unto all in a grand sacrifice performed by Him CDXCIV, DII; He that drinks Soma in every sacrifice; He that drinks nectar; He that, in the form of Soma Chandramas, nourishes all the herbs and plants; He that conquers foes in a trice when even they are infinite in number; He that is of universal form and is the foremost of all existent entities; He that is the chastiser; He that is victorious over all; He whose purposes are incapable of being baffled; He that deserves gifts; He that gives what His creatures have not and who protects what they have DIII, DXII; He that holds the life-breaths; He that beholds all His creatures as objects of direct vision; He that never beholds anything beside His own Self; He that gives emancipation; He whose footsteps three in number covered Heaven, Earth, and the Nether regions; He who is the receptacle of all the water; He that overwhelms all Space, all Time, and all things; He that lies on the vast expanse of waters after the universal dissolution; He that causes the destruction of all things DXIII, DXXI; He that is without birth; He that is exceedingly adorable; He that appears in His own nature; He that has conquered all foes in the form of wrath and other evil passions; He that delights those that meditate on Him; He that is joy; He that fills others with delight; He that swells with all causes of delight; He that has truth and other virtues for His indications; He whose foot steps are in the three worlds DXXII, DXXX; He that is the first of the Rishis being conversant with the entire Vedas; He that is identical with the preceptor Kapila; He that is the knower of the Universe; He that is Master of the Earth; He that has their feet; He that is the guardian of the deities; He that has large horns in allusion to the piscatory form in which He saved Manu on the occasion of the universal deluge by scudding through the waters with Manu's boat tied to His horns; He that exhausts all acts by causing their doers to enjoy or endure their fruits; or, He that grinds the Destroyer himself DXXXI, DXXXVIII; the great Boar: He that is understood or apprehended by the aid of the Vedanta; He that has beautiful troops in the form of His worshippers; He that is adorned with golden armlets; He that is concealed being knowledge with the aid of the Upanishads only; He that is deep in knowledge and puissance; He that is difficult of access; He that transcends both word and thought, that is armed with the discus and the mace DXXXIX, DXLVII; the Ordainer; He that is the cause in the form of helper of the universe; He that has never been vanquished; He that is the Island-born Krishna; He that is enduring in consequence of His transcending decay: He that mows all things and is Himself above deterioration; the Varuna the deity of the waters; the son of Varuna in the form of Vasishtha or Agastya; He that is immovable as a tree; He that is displayed in His own true form in the lotus of the heart; He that creates, preserves, and destroys by only a fiat of the mind DXLVIII, DLVIII; He that is possessed of the sixfold attributes of sovereignty etc;
Mbh.13.160.13410 He is Chandramas; he is Isana; he is Surya; he is Varuna; he is Time; he is the Destroyer; he is Death; he is the Day and the Night; he is the fortnight; he is the seasons; he is the two twilights; he is the year.
Mbh.16.2.51 The mighty bowmen among the Vrishnis shot hundreds and thousands of shafts at him, but none of these succeeded in piercing him, for he was none else than the Destroyer of all creatures.
Mbh.16.4.182 Then, O king, the illustrious Narayana of fierce energy, the Creator and Destroyer of all, that preceptor of Yoga, filling Heaven with his splendour, reached his own inconceivable region.
Mbh.18.2.48 Bhima also of terrible prowess and dearer to me than my life-breaths, Arjuna too, resembling Indra himself, the twins also that resembled the Destroyer himself in prowess, I desire to behold.
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