Gandharvas

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.87 Of those, thirty hundred thousand are known in the world of the Devas; fifteen hundred thousand in the world of the Pitris: fourteen hundred thousand among the Gandharvas, and one hundred thousand in the regions of mankind.
Mbh.1.1.88 Narada recited them to the Devas, Devala to the Pitris, and Suka published them to the Gandharvas, Yakshas, and Rakshasas: and in this world they were recited by Vaisampayana, one of the disciples of Vyasa, a man of just principles and the first among all those acquainted with the Vedas.
Mbh.1.1.146 When I heard that my sons, guided by the counsels of Karna, while on their journey of Ghoshayatra, had been taken prisoners by the Gandharvas and were set free by Arjuna, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.2.366 The Sambhava parva narrates the birth of various kings and heroes, and that of the sage, Krishna Dwaipayana: the partial incarnations of deities, the generation of Danavas and Yakshas of great prowess, and serpents, Gandharvas, birds, and of all creatures; and lastly, of the life and adventures of king Bharata, the progenitor of the line that goes by his name, the son born of Sakuntala in the hermitage of the ascetic Kanwa.
Mbh.1.4.970 He adequately knoweth the histories of men, serpents, and Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.8.1111 At that time, O Brahmana sage, Viswavasu, the King of the Gandharvas, it is said, had intimacy with Menaka, the celestial dancing-girl.
Mbh.1.9.1154 Sauti said, Then the king of Gandharvas the father of Pramadvara and the celestial messenger, both of excellent qualities, went to the god Dharma the Judge of the dead and addressed him, saying, If it be thy will, O Dharmaraja, let the amiable Pramadvara, the betrothed wife of Ruru, now lying dead, rise up with a moiety of Ruru's life'
Mbh.1.17.1331 Decked with gold and exceedingly beautiful, that mountain is the haunt of the gods and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.27.1619 And that forest was charming and dear to the Gandharvas and always gave them pleasure.
Mbh.1.31.1806 Once upon a time, when the lord of creation, Kasyapa, was engaged in a sacrifice from desire of offspring, the Rishis, the gods, and the Gandharvas, all gave him help.
Mbh.1.32.1869 Overcome by the lord of birds, the Sadhyas with the Gandharvas fled eastwards, the Vasus with the Rudras towards the south, the Adityas towards the west, and the twin Aswins towards the north.
Mbh.1.63.3069 And when king Vasu took his seat in that crystal car, with the gift of Indra, and coursed through the sky, he was approached by Gandharvas and Apsaras the celestial singers and dancers.
Mbh.1.63.3082 And the season being the spring, the woods within which the king was roaming, had become delightful like unto the gardens of the king of the Gandharvas himself.
Mbh.1.64.3237 And she beheld the divine Brahman, the Creator of the worlds who knoweth no deterioration, surrounded by the gods, Brahmanas, and great Rishis, of exceeding good fortune, and adored by delighted Gandharvas and Apsaras always engaged in the service of the celestials.
Mbh.1.64.3245 And the Creator of all, summoning also all the tribes of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras, spake unto them these words of deep import, Go ye and be born amongst men according to your respective parts in forms that ye like'
Mbh.1.65.3254 And they slew the Danavas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas and Snakes, other man-eaters, and many other creatures.
Mbh.1.65.3255 And, O bull in the Bharata race, the Danavas, Rakshasas and Gandharvas and Snakes, could not slay the incarnate celestials even in their infancy, so strong they were'
Mbh.1.65.3256 Janamejaya said, I desire to hear from the beginning of the births of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, men, Yakshas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.65.3297 And Sesha or Ananta, Vasuki, Takshaka, Kumara, and Kulika are known to be the sons of Kadru; and Bhimasena, Ugrasena, Suparna, Varuna, Gopati, and Dhritarashtra, and Suryavarchas the seventh, Satyavachas, Arkaparna, Prayuta, Bhima, and Chitraratha known to fame, of great learning, and a controller of his passions, and then Kalisiras, and, O king, Parjanya, the fourteenth in the list, Kali, the fifteenth, and Narada, the sixteenth, these Devas and Gandharvas are known to be the sons of Muni Daksha's daughter as mentioned before.
Mbh.1.65.3300 All these were celestial Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.65.3301 And it is also known that this Pradha of great fortune, through the celestial Rishi Kasyapa, her husband, brought forth the sacred of the Apsaras, Alamvusha, Misrakesi, Vidyutparna, Tilottama, Aruna, Rakshita, Rambha, Manorama, Kesini, Suvahu, Surata, Suraja, and Supria were the daughters, and Ativahu and the celebrated Haha and Huhu, and Tumvuru were the sons, the best of Gandharvas, of Pradha and Amrita.
Mbh.1.65.3302 The Brahmanas, kine, Gandharvas, and Apsaras, were born of Kapila as stated in the Purana.
Mbh.1.65.3303 Thus hath been recited to thee by me the birth of all creatures duly, of Gandharvas and Apsaras, of Snakes, Suparnas, Rudras, and Maruts; of kine and of Brahmanas blessed with great good fortune, and of sacred deeds.
Mbh.1.67.3429 SECTION LXVII Sambhava Parva continued Janamejaya said, O worshipful one, I wish to hear from thee in detail about the birth, among men, of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, the lions, the tigers, and the other animals, the snakes, the birds, and in fact, of all creatures.
Mbh.1.67.3489 And he who was known among the Asuras by the name of Devaka and was besides in splendour like unto Indra himself, was born on earth as the foremost king of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.67.3504 That son of Arishta who was known by the name of Hansa, was born in the Kuru race and became the monarch of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.67.3571 And Sakra accepting the gift presented to the giver a dart, surprised at his open handedness, and addressed him in these words, O invincible one, amongst the celestials, Asuras, men, Gandharvas, Nagas, and Rakshasas, he at whom thou hurlest this weapon, that one shall certainly be slain'
Mbh.1.67.3590 Thus, O king, have I recited to thee all about the incarnation, according to their respective portions, of the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, and of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.67.3593 And having listened to this account of incarnation, according to their portions, of gods, Gandharvas, and Rakshasas, the hearer becoming acquainted with the creation, preservation, and destruction of the universe and acquiring wisdom, is never cast down even under the most engrossing sorrows
Mbh.1.68.3594 SECTION LXVIII Sambhava Parva continued Janamejaya said, O Brahmana, I have, indeed, heard from thee this account of the incarnation, according to their portions, of the gods, the Danavas, the Rakshasas, and also of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras.
Mbh.1.70.3669 And it was the resort of bands of Siddhas, of the Charanas, of tribes of Gandharvas, and Apsaras, of monkeys and Kinnaras drunk with delight.
Mbh.1.75.4144 It was Pururavas who first brought from the region of the Gandharvas the three kinds of fire for sacrificial purpose.
Mbh.1.75.4149 And king Nahusha supported evenly the Pitris, the celestials, the Rishis, the Brahmanas, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, the Kshatriyas, and the Vaisyas.
Mbh.1.75.4179 And in the gardens of Chitraratha the king of Gandharvas, the king also enjoyed the company of the Apsara Viswachi.
Mbh.1.88.4861 Yayati answered, O Vasava, I do not, in the matter of ascetic austerities, behold my equal among men, the celestials, the Gandharvas, and the great Rishis'
Mbh.1.95.5293 And before they attained to majority, Chitrangada had been slain by the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.97.5457 The monarch then in soft words addressed her and said, O slender-waisted one, be thou a goddess or the daughter of a Danava, be thou of the race of the Gandharvas, or Apsaras, be thou of the Yakshas or the Nagas, or be thou of human origin, O thou of celestial beauty, I solicit thee to be my wife
Mbh.1.101.5699 And beholding that he could vanquish men, Asuras, and the very gods, his namesake, the powerful king of the Gandharvas, approached him for an encounter.
Mbh.1.111.6140 He therefore, gave unto him a fine dart, saying, That one and one only among the celestials, the Asuras, men, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, and the Rakshasas, whom thou desirest to conquer, shall be certainly slain with this dart'
Mbh.1.120.6428 Accompanied by his two wives, when he was on the point of following the Rishis in the northerly direction from the mountain of hundred peaks, those ascetics addressed him saying, In our northward march, while gradually ascending the king of mountains, we have seen on its delightful breast many regions inaccessible to ordinary mortals; retreats also of the gods, and Gandharvas and Apsaras, with palatial mansions by hundreds clustering thick around and resounding with the sweet notes of celestial music, the gardens of Kuvera laid out on even and uneven grounds, banks of mighty rivers, and deep caverns.
Mbh.1.123.6648 The sons of Kadru Nagas, the son of Vinata, the Gandharvas, the lords of the creation, and the seven great Rishis, viz, Bharadwaja, Kasyapa, Gautama, Viswamitra, Jamadagni, Vasishtha, and the illustrious Atri who illumined the world of old when the Sun was lost, all came there.
Mbh.1.123.6649 And Marichi, Angiras, Pulastya, Pulaha, Kratu, Daksha the lord of creation, the Gandharvas, and Apsaras, came there also.
Mbh.1.123.6652 And Tumvuru accompanied by the Gandharvas began to sing in charming notes.
Mbh.1.123.6654 Gopati and Dhritarashtra and Suryavarchas the eighth, Yugapa and Trinapa, Karshni, Nandi, and Chitraratha, Salisirah the thirteenth, Parjanya the fourteenth, Kali the fifteenth, and Narada the sixteenth in this list, Vrihatta, Vrihaka, Karala of great soul, Brahmacharin, Vahuguna, Suvarna of great fame, Viswavasu, Bhumanyu, Suchandra, Sam and the celebrated tribes of Haha and Huhu gifted with wonderful melody of voice, these celestial Gandharvas, O king, all went there.
Mbh.1.136.7308 And seeing the prowess of the princes armed with bows and arrows, the spectators thought that they were beholding the city of the Gandharvas, became filled with amazement.
Mbh.1.141.7541 Indeed, Arjuna and the other Pandava princes became so powerful that they slew in battle the great Sauvira who had performed a sacrifice extending over three years, undaunted by the raids of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.154.8107 And, O thou of handsome eyes, neither men, nor Gandharvas, nor Yakshas are able to bear my might.
Mbh.1.172.8743 And it so happened that at that time the proud king of the Gandharvas, with his wives, was sporting in that solitary region in the delightful waters of the Ganga.
Mbh.1.172.8744 The king of the Gandharvas heard the tread of the Pandavas as they approached the river.
Mbh.1.172.8745 On hearing the sounds of their foot-steps, the mighty Gandharvas were inflamed with wrath, and beholding those chastisers of foes, the Pandavas, approach towards him with their mother, he drew his frightful bow to a circle and said, It is known that excepting the first forty seconds the grey twilight preceding nightfall hath been appointed for the wandering of the Yakshas, the Gandharvas and the Rakshasas, all of whom are capable of going everywhere at will.
Mbh.1.172.8754 Here neither gods, nor Kapalikas, nor Gandharvas nor Yakshas, can come.
Mbh.1.172.8783 I like to impart to thee the power of producing illusions which Gandharvas alone have.
Mbh.1.172.8799 O best of men, I intend to give thee and each of thy brothers a hundred steeds born in the country of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.172.8800 Of celestial colour and endued with the speed of the mind, those horses are employed in bearing the celestial, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.172.8809 Those amongst them that are born in the region of the Gandharvas can go everywhere and assume any hue and speed at the will of their owners.
Mbh.1.172.8817 O friend, tell us for what we human beings have to stand in fear of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.172.8822 The Yakshas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas, Pisachas, Uragas and Danavas, are possessed of wisdom and intelligence, and acquainted with the history of the Kuru race.
Mbh.1.173.8852 There was no woman amongst the celestials, the Asuras, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Apsaras, and the Gandharvas, who was equal to her in beauty.
Mbh.1.175.8959 O chief of the Gandharvas, tell me who this illustrious Rishi was that was the priest of our forefathers'
Mbh.1.175.8978 And Samvarana, that bull among men with due rites took Tapati's hand on that mountain-breast which was resorted to by the celestials and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.184.9339 And addressing him, the Pandava also said, O thou best of Gandharvas, let the horses thou givest us remain with thee for a time.
Mbh.1.188.9431 And there came also the Daityas and the Suparnas, the great Nagas and the celestial Rishis, the Guhyakas and the Charanas and Viswavasu and Narada and Parvata, and the principal Gandharvas with Apsaras.
Mbh.1.188.9438 And crowded with celestial Rishis and Gandharvas and Suparnas and Nagas and Asuras and Siddhas, and filled with celestial perfumes and scattered over with celestial flowers, and resounding with the kettle-drum and the deep hum of infinite voices, and echoing with the softer music of the flute, the Vina, and the tabor, the cars of the celestials could scarcely find a passage through the firmament.
Mbh.1.213.10435 Having brought all the treasures of the gods, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, and the kings of the earth, the brothers began to pass their days in great happiness.
Mbh.1.226.11064 And it was always worshipped both by the celestials and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.1.226.11066 Yoked unto that car were steeds white as silver of the fleecy clouds, and born in the region of the Gandharvas, and decked with golden harness, and resembling in fleetness the wind or the mind.
Mbh.1.228.11153 And there came also, desirous of battle, innumerable Asuras with Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Nagas sending forth terrific yells.
Mbh.1.229.11204 They deserve the most reverential worship of all the celestials and Asuras; of Yakshas and Rakshasas and Gandharvas, of human beings and Kinnaras and Nagas.
Mbh.2.4.123 And that friend of Dhananjaya, Tumvuru, and the Gandharva Chittasena with his ministers, any many other Gandharvas and Apsaras, well-skilled in vocal and instrumental music and in cadence and Kinnaras also well-versed in musical measures and motions singing celestial tunes in proper and charming voices, waited upon and gladdened the sons of Pandu and the Rishis who sat in that Sabha.
Mbh.2.5.125 SECTION V Lokapala Sabhakhayana Parva Vaisampayana said, While the illustrious Pandavas were seated in that Sabha along with the principal Gandharvas, there came, O Bharata, unto that assembly the celestial Rishi Narada, conversant with the Vedas and Upanishadas, worshipped by the celestials acquainted with histories and Puranas, well-versed in all that occurred in ancient kalpas cycles, conversant with Nyaya logic and the truth of moral science, possessing a complete knowledge of the six Angas viz, pronunciation, grammar, prosody, explanation of basic terms, description of religious rites, and astronomy.
Mbh.2.7.330 And, O King, many Apsaras and Gandharvas, by various kinds of dances and music both instrumental and vocal, and by the practice of auspicious rites, and by the exhibition of many feats of skill, gratify the lord of the celestials, Satakratu, the illustrious slayer of Vala and Vritra.
Mbh.2.8.357 Many illustrious Gandharvas, and many Apsaras fill every part of that mansion with music; both instrumental and vocal and with sounds of laughter and dance.
Mbh.2.9.378 And various tribes of Gandharvas and Apsaras, devoted to music, both vocal and instrumental, wait upon Varuna, singing eulogistic hymns unto him.
Mbh.2.10.394 There the deities with the Gandharvas surrounded by various tribes of Apsaras, sing in chorus, O king, notes of celestial sweetness.
Mbh.2.10.395 Misrakesi and Rambha, and Chitrasena, and Suchismita; and Charunetra, and Gritachi and Menaka, and Punjikasthala; and Viswachi Sahajanya, and Pramlocha and Urvasi and Ira, and Varga and Sauraveyi, and Samichi, and Vududa, and Lata, these and a thousand other Apsaras and Gandharvas, all well-skilled in music and dance, attend upon Kuvera, the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.10.396 And that mansion, always filled with the notes of instrumental and vocal music, as also with the sounds of dance of various tribes of Gandharvas, and Apsaras hath become extremely charming and delicious.
Mbh.2.10.397 The Gandharvas called Kinnaras, and others called Naras, and Manibhadra, and Dhanada, and Swetabhadra and Guhyaka; Kaseraka, Gandakandu, and the mighty Pradyota; Kustumvuru, Pisacha, Gajakarna, and Visalaka, Varaha-Karna, Tamraushtica, Falkaksha, and Falodaka; Hansachuda, Sikhavarta, Vibhishana, Pushpanana, Pingalaka, Sonitoda and Pravalaka; Vrikshavaspa-niketa, and Chiravasas, these O Bharata, and many other Yakshas by hundred and thousands always wait upon Kuvera.
Mbh.2.10.401 Many Rakshasas, and many Gandharvas, besides those that have been named, wait upon the worship, in that mansion, the illustrious lord of all treasures.
Mbh.2.10.403 And hundreds of Gandharva chiefs, with cheerful hearts and attired in their respective robes and Viswavasu, and Haha and Huhu; and Tumvuru and Parvatta, and Sailusha; and Chitrasena skilled in music and also Chitraratha, these and innumerable Gandharvas worship the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.10.405 And Kinnaras by hundreds and innumerable kings with Bhagadatta as their chief, and Druma, the chief of the Kimpurushas, and Mahendra, the chief of the Rakshasas, and Gandhamadana accompanied by many Yakshas and Gandharvas and many Rakshasas wait upon the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.11.438 The twenty tribes of the Gandharvas and Apsaras, as also their seven other tribes, and all the Lokapalas chief protectors of several regions, and Sukra, and Vrihaspati, and Vudha, and Angaraka Mangala, Sani, Rahu, and the other planets; the Mantras of the Sama Veda, the special Mantras of the same Veda; the rites of Harimat and Vasumat, the Adityas with Indra, the two Agnis mentioned by name viz Agnisoma and Indragni, the Marutas, Viswakarman, and the Vasus, O Bharata; the Pitris, and all kinds of sacrificial libations, the four Vedas.
Mbh.2.11.453 And, O king of men, the Grandsire of all created beings, the Soul of the universe, the Self create Brahma of immeasurable intelligence and glory, equally kind unto all creatures, honoureth as they deserve, and gratifieth with sweet speech and gift of wealth and other enjoyable articles, the gods, the Daityas, the Nagas, the Brahmanas, the Yakshas, the Birds, the Kaleyas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, and all other exalted beings that came to him as his guests.
Mbh.2.12.460 And so the Yakshas, the Guhyakas, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas and Apsaras and the Deity Yama having the bull for his vehicle, are to be found in the Sabha of the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.12.462 As regards the Sabha of Sakra, however, thou hast named, O Muni, all the gods, the Gandharvas, and various Rishis.
Mbh.2.27.1177 And the exalted prince having arrived at the lake Manasa conquered the regions ruled by the Gandharvas that lay around the Harataka territories.
Mbh.2.51.2147 And Chitraratha, also the king of Gandharvas, the friend of Indra, gave four hundred horses gifted with the speed of the wind.
Mbh.3.3.217 The Siddhas, and the Charanas and the Gandharvas and the Yakshas, and the Guhyakas, and the Nagas, desirous of obtaining boons follow thy car coursing through the skies.
Mbh.3.24.1156 And O bull of the Bharata race, thou hast always waited with reverence upon Brahmanas including Dwaipayana and others, and Narada of great ascetic merit, who with senses under control, ever goeth to the gates of all the world from the world of the gods unto that of Brahma, including that of the Gandharvas and Apsaras!
Mbh.3.31.1510 For what then do Rishis and gods and Gandharvas and Rakshasas who are all independent of human conditions, cherish virtue with such affection?
Mbh.3.40.2151 Arjuna said, O illustrious god having the bull for thy sign, if thou wilt grant me my desire, I ask of thee, O lord that fierce celestial weapon wielded by thee and called Brahmasira, that weapon of terrific prowess which destroyeth, at the end of the Yuga the entire universe, that weapon by the help of which, O god of gods, I may under thy grace, obtain victory in the terrible conflict which shall take place between myself on one side, and Karna and Bhishma and Kripa and Drona on the other, that weapon by which I may consume in battle Danavas and Rakshasas and evil spirits and Pisachas and Gandharvas and Nagas, that weapon which when hurled with Mantras produceth darts by thousands and fierce-looking maces and arrows like snakes of virulent poison, and by means of which I may fight with Bhishma and Drona and Kripa and Karna of ever abusive tongue, O illustrious destroyer of the eyes of Bhaga, even this is my foremost desire, viz, that I may be able to fight with them and obtain success'
Mbh.3.41.2186 And the god of justice, of inconceivable soul, the son of Surya, the destroyer of all creatures, with the mace in hand, came there on his car, illuminating the three worlds with regions of the Guhyakas, the Gandharvas and the Nagas, like a second Surya as he riseth at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.3.41.2190 And eulogised by Gandharvas, and Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, the chief of the celestials alighted on a particular summit of the mountain, like a second sun.
Mbh.3.42.2253 And Sankara himself, surrounded by the celestials and Rishis and Gandharvas and Apsaras, waiteth to behold thee.
Mbh.3.42.2280 And there were also Gandharvas, of bodies blazing like the sun, by thousands upon thousands, as also Guhyakas and Rishis and numerous tribes of Apsaras.
Mbh.3.43.2299 And fanned by pleasant breezes charged with the perfumes of flowers, the son of Pandu was praised by Apsaras and Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.43.2300 And the celestials then, accompanied by the Gandharvas and Siddhas and great Rishis, cheerfully reverenced Pritha's son of white deeds.
Mbh.3.43.2304 There he met with the Sadhyas, the Viswas, the Marutas, the twin Aswins, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Brahmarshis of the great splendour, and numerous royal sages with Dilipa at their head, and Tumvura and Narada, and that couple of Gandharvas known by the names of Haha and Huhu.
Mbh.3.43.2309 And he was eulogised by many Gandharvas headed by Viswavasu and others, by bards and singers, and by foremost Brahmanas chanting Rik and Yajus hymns.
Mbh.3.43.2319 And a band of Gandharvas headed by Tumvuru skilled in music sacred and profane, sang many verses in melodious notes.
Mbh.3.44.2322 SECTION XLIV Vaisampayana said, The gods and the Gandharvas then, understanding the wishes of India, procured an excellent Arghya and reverenced the son of Pritha in a hurry.
Mbh.3.44.2336 When however, his friendship with Chitrasena had ripened fully, he at times learned the unrivalled dance and music practised among the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.45.2338 SECTION XLV Vaisampayana said, One day, knowing that Arjuna's glances were cast upon Urvasi, Vasava, calling Chitrasena to himself, addressed him in private saying, O king of Gandharvas, I am pleased; go thou as my messenger to that foremost of Apsaras, Urvasi, and let her wait upon that tiger among men, Phalguna.
Mbh.3.45.2340 Thus addressed by Indra, the chief of the Gandharvas in obedience to that command of Vasava, soon went to Urvasi that foremost of Apsaras.
Mbh.3.46.2363 And though heaven abounded with many wonderful objects, yet when Urvasi proceeded in this manner, the Siddhas and Charanas and Gandharvas regarded her to be the handsomest object they had cast their eyes upon.
Mbh.3.46.2379 And, O thou of expansive eyes, the members of the assembly resplendent as fire or the sun or the moon, having taken their seats according to rank, honour, and prowess, O son of Sakra, the Gandharvas began to strike the Vinas and sing charming songs of celestial melody.
Mbh.3.53.2700 We have, indeed, beheld celestials and Gandharvas, and Nagas, and Rakshasas, and men, but never saw we before any one like Nala.
Mbh.3.81.3948 Once, O blessed one, that foremost of virtuous men, Bhishma, while in the observance of the Pitrya vow, lived, O king, in the company of Munis in a delightful and sacred region, near the source of the Ganga, that is resorted to by the celestial Rishis and Gandharvas and the celestials themselves.
Mbh.3.82.3985 The Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas, the Maruts, the Gandharvas, and the Apsaras are ever present, O exalted one, in Pushkara.
Mbh.3.82.4074 The Rishis, the Pitris, the gods, the Gandharvas, several tribes of Apsaras, the Guhyakas, the Kinnaras, the Yakshas, the Siddhas, the Vidhyadharas, the Rakshasas, Daityas, Rudras, and Brahma himself, O king, having with subdued senses, accepted a course of austerities for a thousand years in order to move Vishnu to grace, cooked rice in milk and butter and gratified Kesava with oblations, each offered with seven Riks.
Mbh.3.83.4117 There, O lord of earth, the gods with Brahma at their head, the Rishis, the Siddhas, the Charanas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas and the Nagas, often repair, O Bharata, to the highly sacred Brahmakshetra.
Mbh.3.84.4389 There dwell the celestials with Brahma at their head, Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, the Siddhas, the Charanas, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras and the serpents.
Mbh.3.84.4443 Repairing next to Sindhu-prabhava the source of the Indus which is worshipped by Siddhas and Gandharvas, and staying there for five nights, one obtaineth the merit of giving away gold in abundance.
Mbh.3.85.4625 Proceeding next to Gokarna celebrated over the three worlds, and which is situate, O best of kings, in the midst of the deep, and is reverenced by all the worlds, and where the gods headed by Brahma, and Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, and spirits and Yakshas and Pisachas, and Kinnaras and the great Nagas, and Siddhas and Charanas and Gandharvas, and men and Pannagas, and rivers, Seas and Mountains, worship the lord of Uma, one should worship Isana, fasting there for three nights.
Mbh.3.85.4680 Then, O king, should one proceed to Prayaga, whose praises have been sung by Rishis and where dwell the gods with Brahma at their head, the Directions with their presiding deities, the Lokapalas, the Siddhas, the Pitris adored by the worlds, the great Rishis-Sanatkumara and others, stainless Brahmarshis, Angiras and others, the Nagas, the Suparnas, the Siddhas, the Snakes, the Rivers, the Seas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, and the Lord Hari with Prajapati.
Mbh.3.89.4847 O lord of the earth, on the top of that mountain is a sacred tank decked with full-blown lotus and resorted to by the gods and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.90.4883 O Yudhishthira, the spot where Ganga rusheth past, cleaving the foremost of mountains which is frequented by Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Apsaras, and inhabited by hunters, and Kinnaras, is called Gangadwara.
Mbh.3.99.5194 The sacred Bhagirathi, adored by gods and Gandharvas gently runneth by, like a breeze-shaken pennon in the welkin.
Mbh.3.99.5227 Then Rama of Bhrigu's race beheld in the body of Dasaratha's son the Adityas with the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas with the Marutas, the Pitris, Hutasana, the stellar constellations and the planets, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, the Rivers, the tirthas, those eternal Rishis identified with Brahma and called the Valkhilyas, the celestial Rishis, the Seas and Mountains, the Vedas with the Upanishads and Vashats and the sacrifices, the Samans in their living form, the Science of weapons, O Bharata, and the Clouds with rain and lightning, O Yudhishthira!
Mbh.3.107.5465 And they would chase even the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas and all the born beings, being themselves valiant and addicted to fighting.
Mbh.3.109.5617 And seeing that she had taken her leap from the sky, the gods, together with the mighty saints, the Gandharvas, the snakes, and the Yakshas, assembled there as spectators.
Mbh.3.139.7069 O king, at this place eighty thousand fleet Gandharvas, and four times as many Kimpurushas and Yakshas of various shapes and forms, holding various weapons, attend upon Manibhadra, king of the Yakshas.
Mbh.3.139.7079 And, O son of Kunti, numberless gods and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Kinnaras and Nagas and Suparnas and Gandharvas pass this way, in going towards Kuvera's palace.
Mbh.3.141.7173 It is frequented and worshipped by high-souled Vaihayasas, Valakhilyas and Gandharvas of mighty souls.
Mbh.3.144.7326 And they also saw hillocks teeming with various minerals, thronged with Vidyadharas, inhabited on all sides by monkeys and Kinnaras and Kimpurushas, and Gandharvas, and filled with peacocks, and chamaras, and apes, and rurus, and bears, and gavayas, and buffaloes, intersected with a network of rivulets, and inhabited by various birds and beasts, and beautified by elephants, and abounding in trees and enraptured birds.
Mbh.3.144.7332 And it grew at a spot devoid of mosquitoes and gad-flies, and abounding in fruits and roots and water, and covered with green grass, and inhabited by the celestials and the Gandharvas, and of smooth surface, and naturally healthful, and beauteous and cool and of delicate feel.
Mbh.3.145.7374 And in this state that represser of foes for the flowers began to survey all the mountain, inhabited by Yakshas and Gandharvas and celestials and Brahmarshis.
Mbh.3.145.7386 And the wives of Yakshas and Gandharvas sitting invisible by the side of their husbands, stared at him, turning their faces with various motions.
Mbh.3.147.7537 Ever since, here Apsaras and Gandharvas delight me, singing for aye the deeds of that hero, O sinless one.
Mbh.3.148.7561 And, O child, in the Krita age, there were neither gods, nor demons, nor Gandharvas, nor Yakshas, nor Rakshasas, nor Nagas.
Mbh.3.150.7687 O thou of great strength, the most excellent of the wives of the gods and Gandharvas resort to this place, and the time of their arrival is nigh.
Mbh.3.152.7729 And it was held in high regard by the Gandharvas the Apsaras and the celestials.
Mbh.3.153.7747 And, O Pandava, the Gandharvas and the Apsaras also divert themselves in this lake.
Mbh.3.156.7850 O Rakshasa, the gods, the pitris, the Siddhas, the rishis, the Gandharvas, the brutes and even the worms and ants depend for their lives on men; and thou too liveth through that agency.
Mbh.3.157.7990 O Partha, as was said by Vrishaparva, the Gandharvas and the Kimpurushas, in company with their loves, are visible on the summits of the mountain.
Mbh.3.157.7993 And, O represser of foes, see this mountain having minerals, rivulets, and beautiful woods and beasts, and snakes of diverse shapes and a hundred heads and Kinnaras, Gandharvas and Apsaras
Mbh.3.158.8021 And on the summits of the mountain are seen amorous Kimpurushas with their paramours, mutually attached unto each other; as also, O Partha, many Gandharvas and Apsaras clad in white silk vestments; and lovely-looking Vidyadharas, wearing garlands; and mighty Nagas, and Suparnas, and Uragas, and others.
Mbh.3.159.8060 In Khandava thy high-souled brother, firm in promise, had baffled Gandharvas and Nagas and Vasava himself, and slain fierce Rakshasas, and also obtained the bow Gandiva.
Mbh.3.159.8072 And having ascended that summit, and thereby gladdened Kinnaras, and great Nagas, and Munis, and Gandharvas, and Rakshasas, that foremost of the Bharata line, gifted with exceeding strength described the abode of Vaisravana, adorned with golden crystal palaces surrounded on all sides by golden walls having the splendour of all gems, furnished with gardens all around, higher than a mountain peak, beautiful with ramparts and towers, and adorned with door-ways and gates and rows of pennons.
Mbh.3.160.8136 And that divine and effulgent king of the Yakshas set out, being eulogised by the celestials and Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.160.8142 Then, O Bharata, seeing him pleased with the Pandavas, the Yakshas and the Gandharvas stood there, free from agitation.
Mbh.3.160.8145 And thousands of Yakshas and Rakshasas, some having huge frames and some ears resembling pegs, and hundreds of Gandharvas and hosts of Apsaras sat in the presence of that one seated, even as the celestials sit surrounding him of a hundred sacrifices and wearing a beautiful golden garland on his head and holding in his hands his noose and sword and bow, Bhima stood, gazing at the lord of wealth.
Mbh.3.161.8185 O lord of men, deputed by me, all the Gandharvas residing at Alaka, as also those dwelling in this mountain, will, O mighty-armed one, protect thee, and these best of the Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.161.8195 And, O Bharata, honoured by the gods, pitris, and the Gandharvas, that enhancer of the glory of the Kurus is learning the science of weapons in Sakra's abode.
Mbh.3.163.8256 And multitudes of Gandharvas and Maharshis gladly visited those energetic ones, possessing prowess, of chaste desires and being the foremost of those endued with truth and fortitude.
Mbh.3.165.8292 And from all sides in cars resplendent as the sun, hosts of Gandharvas and Apsaras began to follow that represser of foes, the lord of the celestials.
Mbh.3.167.8389 And before the lord of the celestial hosts of Apsaras and Gandharvas chanted various songs.
Mbh.3.167.8415 Do thou, O Bharata, repairing unto my abode learn all the weapons of Vayu, of Agni, of the Vasus, of Varuna, of the Marutas, of the Siddhas, of Brahma, of the Gandharvas of the Uragas, of the Rakshasas, of Vishnu and of the Nairitas; and also all the weapons that are with me, O perpetuator of the Kuru race'
Mbh.3.167.8432 And I saw the regions, moving anywhere at will, and the splendour also of the highly energetic Gandharvas, Apsaras, and the celestial sages.
Mbh.3.167.8445 Then, entering that romantic city adored by the Gandharvas and the celestials, with joined hands, I stood before the thousand-eyed lord of the celestials.
Mbh.3.167.8447 And, O Bharata, with the view of acquiring arms and learning weapons, I began to dwell in heaven, together with the gods and the Gandharvas of generous souls.
Mbh.3.172.8624 And, O king of kings, they received these boons, that their offspring might never suffer misfortune; that they might be incapable of being destroyed even by the gods, the Rakshasas and the Pannagas; and that they might obtain a highly effulgent and surpassingly fair aerial city, furnished with all manner of gems and invincible even by the celestials, the Maharshis, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, the Pannagas, the Asuras and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.172.8664 And, O lord of men, as soon as it had been hurled, there appeared on the scene by thousands, forms of deer, and of lions, and of tigers, and of bears and of buffaloes, and of serpents, and of kine, and of sarabhas, and of elephants, and of apes in multitudes, and of bulls, and of boars, and of cats, and of dogs, and of spectres, and of all the Bhurundas, and of vultures, and of Garudas, of chamaras, and of all the leopards, and of mountains, and of seas, and of celestials, and of sages, and of all the Gandharvas, and of ghosts with the Yakshas, and of the haters of the gods, Asuras, and of the Guhyakas in the field, and of the Nairitas and of elephant-mouthed sharks, and of owls, and of beings having the forms of fishes and horses, and of beings bearing swords and various other weapons, and of Rakshasas wielding maces and clubs.
Mbh.3.172.8676 And that city of Danavas, in appearance like unto the city of the Gandharvas filled with lamentations and stricken with dole and distress, and bereft of grace even like unto a lake deprived of its elephants, or like unto a forest deprived of trees and deprived of its masters, looked no longer beautiful, but it vanished, like a cloud-constructed city.
Mbh.3.172.8683 And, O Dhananjaya, thus in battle shalt thou always remain calm, and discharge the weapons unerringly, and there shall not stand thee in fight celestials, and Danavas, and Rakshasas, and Yakshas, and Asuras, and Gandharvas and birds and serpents.
Mbh.3.173.8690 In this manner, O king, duly honoured, I delightfully dwelt in Indra's sacred abode with the children of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.174.8710 And the foremost Devarshis, and the celestials and the Yakshas and the Rakshasas and the Gandharvas and the feathered tribes and the other sky-ranging beings, all these appeared on the scene.
Mbh.3.174.8713 And sent by the celestials, the Gandharvas chanted various ballads; and, O monarch, hosts of the Apsaras danced there.
Mbh.3.176.8779 Wandering about with contentment in the vicinity of the Saraswati which was, as it were, the home of the celestials, and the favourite resort of Yakshas and Gandharvas and Maharshis, those sons of kings lived there in happiness
Mbh.3.177.8784 Vaisampayana continued, O king, having reached king Vrishaparva's hermitage, while those fearful warriors were living in various wonderful woods, Vrikodara roaming at pleasure, with bow in hand and armed with a scimitar, found that beautiful forest, frequented by gods and Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.178.8841 Or the intelligent Arjuna alone, being versed in every lore, and incapable of being overcome by gods and Rakshasas and Gandharvas, will not be afflicted with grief.
Mbh.3.180.8965 In days of yore, while I used to sojourn in heaven in a celestial chariot, revelling in my pride, I did not think of anything else, I used to exact tribute from Brahmarshis, Devas, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Rakshasas, Pannagas and all other dwellers of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.187.9370 And that lord of all things, that fire, blazing forth in effulgence consumeth this universe with gods and Asuras and Gandharvas and Yakshas and Snakes and Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.187.9416 O tiger among men, having entered his stomach, as I wandered around, I also beheld the whole tribe of the gods with their chief Sakra, the Sadhyas, the Rudras, the Adityas, the Guhyakas, the Pitris, the Snakes and the Nagas, the feathery tribes, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas, the Rishis, the hordes of the Daityas and the Danavas, and the Nagas also.
Mbh.3.187.9431 O Divine Being, the gods, the Danavas and the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, and the Nagas, indeed, the whole universe mobile and immobile, are all within thy body!
Mbh.3.188.9476 Moved by my own maya, I create gods and men, and Gandharvas and Rakshasas, and all immobile things and then destroy them all myself when the time cometh.
Mbh.3.192.9835 What can be more pitiable than the calamities and reverses sustained by the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, men, the snakes, and the Rakshasas!
Mbh.3.200.10301 Thou knowest also, O Muni, many delightful stories about men, Snakes and Rakshasas; about gods, Gandharvas, and Yakshas, and about Kinnaras and Apsaras!
Mbh.3.201.10372 And, O king, having, obtained a boon from the Grandsire of all creatures, that Asura hath become incapable of being slain by the gods and Daityas and Rakshasas and Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.203.10429 And the boon he had asked of the lord Prajapati was in these words, Let no one among the gods, the Danavas, the Rakshas, the Snakes, the Gandharvas and the Rakshasas be capable of slaying me.
Mbh.3.203.10434 Dhundhu, having obtained the boon hastily approached Vishnu remembering the death of his father at the hands of that Deity, and the wrathful Dhundhu having vanquished the gods with the Gandharvas began to distress all the celestials with Vishnu at their head.
Mbh.3.203.10441 The gods and Gandharvas and great Rishis urged by curiosity, came there to behold the encounter between Dhundhu and Kuvalaswa and, O thou of the Kuru race, filled by Narayana with his own energy, king Kuvalaswa, aided by his sons, soon surrounded that sea of sands and the king ordered that wilderness to be excavated and after the king's sons had excavated that sea of sands for seven days, they could see the mighty Asura Dhundhu.
Mbh.3.228.11482 The much-esteemed incantation of Vedic hymns, the music of the celestial band, and the songs of gods and Gandharvas then rang on all sides.
Mbh.3.229.11553 And that mother of the Gandharvas takes away the foetus, and for this reason, conception in woman turns out to be abortive.
Mbh.3.229.11567 And the spirit by whose action celestial musicians Gandharvas blend their existence into the constitution of a human being, and make him run mad in no time, is called the Gandharva spirit.
Mbh.3.230.11601 And the rumbling of clouds serving the purpose of musical instruments sounded like the murmur of an agitated sea, and celestial Gandharvas and Apsaras began to dance.
Mbh.3.230.11618 And rivers and lakes and seas, Apsaras, Rishis, Celestials, Gandharvas and serpents, stars, planets, and the children of gods, as also many women, followed him in his train.
Mbh.3.238.11999 And as the picked soldiers of Dhritarashtra's son, having reached the region of the lake, were about to enter the gates of the wood, a number of Gandharvas appeared and forbade them to enter.
Mbh.3.238.12000 For, O monarch, the king of the Gandharvas accompanied by his followers, had come thither beforehand, from the abode of Kuvera.
Mbh.3.238.12001 And the king of the Gandharvas had also been accompanied by the several tribes of Apsaras, as also by the sons of the celestials And intent upon sport, he had come to that place for merriment, and occupying it, had closed it against all comers.
Mbh.3.238.12002 And the attendants of the Kuru king, finding the lake closed by the king of the Gandharvas, went back, O monarch, to where the royal Duryodhana was.
Mbh.3.238.12003 And Duryodhana having heard these words, despatched a number of his warriors difficult of being subjugated in battle, commanding them to drive away the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.238.12004 And those warriors who formed the vanguard of the Kuru army, hearing these words of the king, went back to the lake of Dwaitavana and addressing the Gandharvas, said, The mighty king Duryodhana, the son of Dhritarashtra, is coming, hither for sport.
Mbh.3.238.12006 Thus addressed by them, O king, the Gandharvas laughed and replied unto those men in these harsh words: Your wicked king Duryodhana must be destitute of sense.
Mbh.3.238.12010 Thus addressed by the Gandharvas, the advanced guard of the king's army ran back to the place where the royal son of Dhritarashtra was
Mbh.3.239.12011 SECTION CCXXXIX Vaisampayana said, Those soldiers then, O king, all went back to Duryodhana and repeated to him every word that the Gandharvas had said.
Mbh.3.239.12012 And, O Bharata, finding that his soldiers had been opposed by the Gandharvas, Dhritarashtra's son, endued with energy, was filled with rage.
Mbh.3.239.12015 And filling the ten sides with loud leonine roars and rushing at those Gandharvas that had been guarding the gates, they entered the forest.
Mbh.3.239.12016 And as the Kuru soldiers entered the forest, other Gandharvas came up and forbade them to advance.
Mbh.3.239.12017 And though gently forbidden by the Gandharvas to advance, the Kuru soldiers, without regarding them in the least, began to enter that mighty forest.
Mbh.3.239.12019 And when Chitrasena, the king of the Gandharvas, came to know all this he became filled with rage, alluding to the Kuru, and commanded his followers saying, Punish these wretches of wicked behaviour'
Mbh.3.239.12020 And, O Bharata, when the Gandharvas were so commanded by Chitrasena, they rushed weapons in hand, towards the Dhritarashtra ranks.
Mbh.3.239.12021 And beholding the Gandharvas impetuously rushing towards them with upraised weapons, the Kuru warriors precipitously fled in all directions at the very sight of Duryodhana.
Mbh.3.239.12023 And seeing the mighty host of the Gandharvas rushing towards him, Radheya checked them by a perfect shower of arrows.
Mbh.3.239.12024 And the Suta's son, owing to his extreme lightness of hand, struck hundreds of Gandharvas with Kshurapras and arrows and Bhallas and various weapons made of bones and steel.
Mbh.3.239.12025 And that mighty warrior, causing the heads of numerous Gandharvas to roll down within a short time, made the ranks of Chitrasena to yell in anguish.
Mbh.3.239.12026 And although they were slaughtered in great numbers by Karna endued with great intelligence, yet the Gandharvas returned to the charge by hundreds and thousands.
Mbh.3.239.12032 The Gandharvas, at last, afflicted with the shafts of the Kuru army, seemed to be exhausted.
Mbh.3.239.12033 And the Kauravas beholding the Gandharvas so afflicted sent up a loud sound.
Mbh.3.239.12037 And then, O Bharata, it seemed that every warrior of the Kuru army was fallen upon and surrounded by ten Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.239.12041 Indeed, Duryodhana and Karna and Sakuni, the son of Suvala, all fought with the Gandharvas, although every one of them was much wounded and mangled in the encounter.
Mbh.3.239.12042 All the Gandharvas then, desirous of slaying Karna, rushed together by hundreds and thousands towards Karna.
Mbh.3.239.12046 It was thus that many thousands of Gandharvas, together attacking his car, broke it into minute fragments.
Mbh.3.240.12048 SECTION CCXL Vaisampayana said, After that great warrior Karna had been routed by the Gandharvas, the whole of the Kuru army, O monarch, fled from the field in the very sight of Dhritarashtra's son.
Mbh.3.240.12050 Seeing the mighty host of the Gandharvas rushing towards him, that represser of foes poured down upon them a thick shower of arrows.
Mbh.3.240.12051 The Gandharvas, however, without regarding that arrowy shower, and desirous also of slaying him, surrounded that car of his.
Mbh.3.240.12055 And after the Kuru king had been seized, the Gandharvas, surrounding Dussasana, who was seated on his car, also took him prisoner.
Mbh.3.240.12056 And some Gandharvas seized Vivinsati and Chitrasena, and some Vinda and Anuvinda, while others seized all the ladies of royal household.
Mbh.3.240.12057 And the warriors of Duryodhana, who were routed by the Gandharvas, joining those who had fled first, approached the Pandavas who were living in the vicinity.
Mbh.3.240.12059 And those soldiers said, The mighty-armed son of Dhritarashtra, possessed of great strength and handsome mien, is being taken away captive by the Gandharvas!
Mbh.3.240.12061 Dussasana, Durvishasa, Durmukha, and Durjaya, are all being led away as captives in chains by the Gandharvas, as also all the ladies of the royal household'
Mbh.3.240.12063 Bhima then answered those old attendants of Duryodhana, who, afflicted with grief and melancholy, were thus soliciting the aid of Yudhishthira, saying, What we should have done with great efforts, arraying ourselves in line of battle, supported by horses and elephants hath, indeed, been done by the Gandharvas!
Mbh.3.240.12067 The Gandharvas have, in an extraordinary way illustrated before our eyes the truth of this saying!
Mbh.3.241.12079 The wicked-souled king of the Gandharvas knoweth that we are living here from some time.
Mbh.3.241.12086 And riding on these, exert ye with activity for fighting with the Gandharvas to liberate Duryodhana.
Mbh.3.241.12096 If, however, the king of the Gandharvas cannot be managed by the arts of conciliation, then must thou try to rescue Suyodhana by lightly skirmishing with the foe.
Mbh.3.241.12097 But if the chief of the Gandharvas do not let the Kurus off even then, they must be rescued by crushing the foe by all means.
Mbh.3.241.12100 And Arjuna said, If the Gandharvas do not set the Dhartarashtras free peacefully, the Earth shall this day drink the blood of the king of the Gandharvas'
Mbh.3.242.12108 The Gandharvas were flushed with success, and beholding the four brave sons of Pandu coming to battle seated on their cars, they all turned back towards the advancing combatants.
Mbh.3.242.12111 But when Arjuna, that persecutor of foes, saw that the foolish soldiers of the king of Gandharvas could not be made to understand what was good for them by means of a light skirmish, he addressed those invincible rangers of the skies in a conciliatory tone and said, Leave ye my brother king Suyodhana'
Mbh.3.242.12112 Thus addressed by the illustrious son of Pandu, the Gandharvas, laughing aloud, replied unto him saying, O child, there is but one in the world whose behests we obey and living under whose rule we pass our days in happiness: O Bharata, we always act as that one only person commandeth us!
Mbh.3.242.12114 Thus addressed by the Gandharvas, Dhananjaya, the son of Kunti, replied unto them, saying, This contact with other people's wives and this hostile encounter with human beings are acts that are both censurable in the king of the Gandharvas and not proper for him.
Mbh.3.242.12117 If, ye Gandharvas, ye do not set the sons of Dhritarashtra free peacefully, I shall certainly rescue Suyodhana and his party by exerting my prowess'
Mbh.3.242.12119 Thus attacked, the mighty Gandharvas then encountered the sons of Pandu with a shower of arrows equally thick, and the Pandavas also replied by attacking those dwellers of heaven.
Mbh.3.242.12120 And the battle then, O Bharata, that ranged between the active and agile Gandharvas and the impetuous son of Pandu was fierce in the extreme
Mbh.3.243.12121 SECTION CCXLIII Vaisampayana said, Then those Gandharvas decked in golden garlands and accomplished in celestial weapons, showing their blazing shafts, encountered the Pandavas from every side.
Mbh.3.243.12122 And as the sons of Pandu were only four in number and the Gandharvas counted by thousands, the battle that ensued appeared to be extraordinary.
Mbh.3.243.12123 And as the cars of Karna and Duryodhana had formerly been broken into a hundred fragments by the Gandharvas, so were the cars of the four heroes attempted to be broken.
Mbh.3.243.12124 But those tigers among men began to encounter with their showers of arrows thousands upon thousands of Gandharvas rushing towards them.
Mbh.3.243.12126 Then Arjuna whose ire had been provoked, aiming at the angry Gandharvas, prepared to hurl against them his celestial weapons.
Mbh.3.243.12127 And in that encounter, the mighty Arjuna, by means of his Agneya weapon, sent ten hundreds of thousands of Gandharvas to the abode of Yama.
Mbh.3.243.12128 And that mighty bowman, Bhima, also, that foremost of all warriors in battle, slew, by means of his sharp arrows, Gandharvas by hundreds.
Mbh.3.243.12129 And the mighty sons of Madri also, battling with vigour, encountered hundreds of Gandharvas, O king, and slaughtered them all.
Mbh.3.243.12130 And as Gandharvas were being thus slaughtered by the mighty warriors with their celestial weapons, they rose up to the skies, taking with them the sons of Dhritarashtra.
Mbh.3.243.12133 But Arjuna who was conversant with the most efficacious weapons, soon checked that shower of maces and darts and broad-swords, and in return began to mangle the limbs of the Gandharvas with his crescent-shaped arrows.
Mbh.3.243.12136 And as the Gandharvas were being slaughtered by the illustrious son of Pandu, they began to shower from the skies a heavy downpour of shafts upon Arjuna, who was on the surface of the earth.
Mbh.3.243.12139 And the Gandharvas consumed by the fiery weapons of Kunti's son, began to suffer heavily, like the sons of Diti, while being scorched by Sakra's thunder-bolt.
Mbh.3.243.12142 And beholding the Gandharvas put in fear by Kunti's son, Chitrasena rushed, O Bharata, at Dhananjaya, armed with a mace.
Mbh.3.243.12143 And as the king of the Gandharvas was rushing at Arjuna from above with that mace in hand, the latter cut with his arrows that mace wholly made of iron into seven pieces.
Mbh.3.243.12145 The heroic Arjuna, however, by means of his own celestial weapons checked all the celestial weapons that were aimed at him by the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.243.12146 And when the chief of the Gandharvas saw that he was checked by the illustrious Arjuna with those weapons of his he entirely disappeared from sight by help of his powers of illusion.
Mbh.3.243.12147 And Arjuna, observing that the chief of the Gandharvas was striking at him concealed from sight, attacked his assailant with celestial weapon inspired with proper Mantras.
Mbh.3.243.12149 And assailed with those weapons by the illustrious Arjuna, his dear friend, the king of the Gandharvas, showed himself unto him.
Mbh.3.244.12172 And Ajatasatru, hearing everything that the Gandharvas had said, liberated all the Kauravas and applauded the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.244.12174 This, O sir, hath been an act of great kindness done to me by the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.244.12179 Thus addressed by the intelligent son of Pandu, the Gandharvas became well-pleased and went away with the Apsaras.
Mbh.3.244.12180 And the lord of the celestials then, coming to that spot, revived those Gandharvas that had been slain in the encounter with the Kurus, by sprinkling the celestial Amrita over them.
Mbh.3.244.12181 And the Pandavas also, having liberated their relatives along with the ladies of the royal household, and having achieved that difficult feat the defeat of the Gandharvas host became well-pleased.
Mbh.3.245.12196 By good luck it is that thou hast vanquished the Gandharvas capable of assuming any form at will.
Mbh.3.245.12198 As regards myself, assailed by all the Gandharvas, I fled before thy eyes, unable to rally our flying host.
Mbh.3.246.12205 Thou thinkest the hostile Gandharvas to have been vanquished by me with my own energy.
Mbh.3.246.12206 O thou of mighty arms, my brothers, indeed had for a long time, aided by me fought with the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.246.12208 But when those brave Gandharvas, resorting to their many powers of illusion, ascended the skies and began to fight with us thence, our encounter with them ceased to be an equal one.
Mbh.3.246.12212 And having gone to them they said, Here is king Duryodhana, the son of Dhritarashtra, who with his younger brothers and friends and wives is being led away a captive by the Gandharvas along the sky.
Mbh.3.246.12217 Then those bulls among men, the Pandavas, overtaking the Gandharvas, solicited our release in soft words, although fully able to effect it by force of arms.
Mbh.3.246.12218 And when the Gandharvas, addressed in such conciliatory words, refused to set us at liberty, then Arjuna and Bhima and the twins endued with mighty energy, shot showers of arrows at the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.246.12219 Then the Gandharvas, abandoning the fight, fled through the sky, dragging our melancholy selves after them, filled with joy.
Mbh.3.246.12221 And seeing the points of the horizon covered by Arjuna with a thick network of sharp arrows, his friend, the chief of the Gandharvas, showed himself.
Mbh.3.246.12223 And the other sons of Pandu also embraced the chief of the Gandharvas and were embraced by him.
Mbh.3.246.12225 And the brave Gandharvas then abandoning their weapons and mail mingled in a friendly spirit with the Pandavas.
Mbh.3.247.12227 SECTION CCXLVII Duryodhana said, That slayer of hostile heroes, Arjuna, then approaching Chitrasena, smilingly addressed him in these manly words: O hero, O foremost of the Gandharvas, it behoveth thee to set my brothers at liberty.
Mbh.3.247.12229 Thus addressed by the illustrious son of Pandu, the chief of the Gandharvas, O Karna, disclosed unto the Pandavas the object we had in view in proceeding to that place, viz, that we came there for casting our eyes on the sons of Pandu with their wife, all plunged in misery.
Mbh.3.247.12231 The Gandharvas then, accompanied by the Pandavas, went to Yudhishthira, and, disclosing unto him also counsels, made us over, bound as we were, to him.
Mbh.3.247.12235 If I had been slain by the Gandharvas, my fame would have spread over the whole earth, and I should have obtained auspicious regions of eternal bliss in the heaven of Indra.
Mbh.3.251.12408 Even in the presence of thee, O son of Gandhari, together with thy army, did the Suta's son, struck with panic, fly from the battle of the Gandharvas, O king.
Mbh.3.259.12683 There, O Mudgala, are established separately myriads of beautiful, shining, and resplendent worlds bestowing every object of desire, owned by those celestial beings, the gods, the Sadhyas, and the Vaiswas, the great sages, Yamas, and the Dharmas, and the Gandharvas and the Apsaras.
Mbh.3.273.13292 thereupon Ravana said, May I never experience defeat at the hands of Gandharvas, Celestials, Kinnaras, Asuras, Yakshas, Rakshasas, Serpents and all other creatures'
Mbh.3.273.13304 That adorable Being, leaving Lanka and followed by Gandharvas, Yakshas, Rakshas, and Kinnaras, went to live on mount Gandhamadana.
Mbh.3.274.13326 And at this, the gods, the Gandharvas and the Danavas quickly assembled to take counsel as to how they should be born on earth according to their respective parts.
Mbh.3.279.13637 And inflamed by desire, that conquerer in battle of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, and the Kimpurushas, attired in celestial robes and possessing handsome features, decked with jewelled earrings and wearing a beautiful garland and crown, entered the Asoka woods, like an embodiment of the vernal season.
Mbh.3.279.13646 Many are the daughters of the celestials and also the Gandharvas that I possess!
Mbh.3.279.13650 In my drinking hall, O excellent lady of beautiful thighs, Gandharvas and Apsaras wait on me as they do on my brother!
Mbh.3.288.14070 And beholding that excellent arrow transformed by Rama, with proper mantras into a Brahma weapon, the celestials and the Gandharvas with Indra at their head, began to rejoice.
Mbh.3.288.14074 And beholding Ravana slain by Rama of famous achievements, the celestials, with the Gandharvas and the Charanas, rejoiced exceedingly.
Mbh.3.289.14080 And all the celestials and the Gandharvas and the denizens of the celestial regions gratified Rama of eyes like lotus leaves, with hymns and flowery showers.
Mbh.3.289.14099 And then the firmament crowded with celestials and Gandharvas became as beautiful as the autumnal welkin spangled with stars.
Mbh.3.289.14117 Thou hast, O hero, slain this enemy of the gods, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, the Yakshas, the Danavas, and the great Rishis!
Mbh.3.289.14141 And beholding Rama united with the daughter of Janaka, the charioteer of Sakra, highly pleased, addressed him in the midst of friends, and said these words, O thou of prowess that can never be baffled thou hast dispelled the sorrow of the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Asuras, the Nagas, and human beings!
Mbh.3.289.14142 As long, therefore, as the Earth will hold together, so long will all creatures with the celestials, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and the Pannagas, speak of thee'
Mbh.3.311.15243 It may be that the habitually crooked-minded Duryodhana hath caused this water to be secretly placed here by the king of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.311.15264 Those whom neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras, nor Rakshasas could endure in mighty conflict, have been slain by thee!
Mbh.4.8.298 Beholding him, it seems to me that he is either the king of the Gandharvas, or Purandara himself.
Mbh.4.9.369 Draupadi replied, O fair lady, neither Virata nor any other person will be able to have me, for my five youthful husbands, who are Gandharvas and sons of a Gandharva king of exceeding power, always protect me.
Mbh.4.9.373 No one can succeed in having me, for, O beautiful lady, O thou of sweet smiles, those beloved Gandharvas, possessed of great energy and mighty strength always protect me secretly'
Mbh.4.12.462 Vaisampayana continued, That youth, like unto a chief of the Gandharvas, was treated thus respectfully by the delighted king Virata.
Mbh.4.14.591 I have Gandharvas for my husbands.
Mbh.4.16.687 Retire, O Sairindhri; the Gandharvas will do what is agreeable to thee.
Mbh.4.21.882 I am the beloved queen and wife of five Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.21.884 Thus addressed, Kichaka of wicked soul replied unto me, saying, I have not the least fear of the Gandharvas, O Sairindhri of sweet smiles.
Mbh.4.21.885 I will slay hundred thousand Gandharvas, encountering them in battle.
Mbh.4.21.887 Hearing all this, I again addressed the lust-afflicted Suta, saying, Thou art no match for those illustrious Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.22.939 I am a terror of detection by those illustrious Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.22.942 Afflicted by the god of love, I will, O beauteous damsel, alone repair to thy abode for union with thee, O thou of thighs round and tapering like the trunks of the plantain, so that those Gandharvas, effulgent as the sun, may not come to know of this act of thine'
Mbh.4.22.944 The Gandharvas do not know that place.
Mbh.4.22.957 From vanity alone, that son of a Suta slights the Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.23.1041 Let those illustrious Gandharvas endued with speed of hand, the clatter of whose cars is loud and the twang of whose bowstrings in the midst of the mighty conflict are heard like the roar of thunder, listen to my words, the Sutas are taking me away'
Mbh.4.24.1066 SECTION XXIV Vaisampayana said, And beholding the Sutas slain, the citizens went to the king, and represented unto him what had happened, saying, O king, those mighty sons of the Sutas have all been slain by the Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.24.1070 Sairindhri is endued with great beauty; the Gandharvas also here exceedingly powerful.
Mbh.4.24.1077 The king hath been alarmed, O thou of graceful hips, at the defeat already experienced at the hands of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.24.1078 Protected as thou art by the Gandharvas, I dare not personally say all this to thee.
Mbh.4.24.1081 And beholding her, the citizens, O king, afflicted with the fear of the Gandharvas fled in all directions.
Mbh.4.24.1084 And looking upon him with wonder-expanded eyes, Draupadi, by means of words intelligible to them alone, said, I bow unto that prince of the Gandharvas, who hath rescued me'
Mbh.4.24.1106 The king, good betide thee, hath been filled with fear at this discomfiture at the hands of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.24.1109 The Gandharvas again, are exceedingly wrathful'
Mbh.4.24.1111 Without doubt, the Gandharvas also will be highly obliged at this.
Mbh.4.25.1117 And it was for this that wicked of sinful soul had been slain by the Gandharvas.
Mbh.4.25.1137 King Matsya's commander, Kichaka of wicked soul, by whom the Trigartas, O monarch, were repeatedly vanquished and slain with mighty force, now lieth low on the ground with all his brothers, slain, O monarch, by invisible Gandharvas during the hours of darkness, O thou of unfading glory.
Mbh.4.30.1227 Crooked and wrathful and of wicked soul, of prowess famed over all the world, sinful in deeds and highly cruel, that wretch, however, hath been slain by the Gandharvas, Kichaka being dead, king Virata, shorn of pride and his refuge gone, will, I imagine, lose all courage I think, we ought now to invade that kingdom, if it pleases thee, O sinless one, as also the illustrious Karna and all the Kauravas.
Mbh.4.43.1640 Worshipped ever by the gods, the Danavas and the Gandharvas and variegated with excellent colours, this large and smooth bow is without a knot or stain anywhere.
Mbh.4.45.1719 Indeed, thou seemest to me to be Mahadeva, or Indra, or the chief of the Gandharvas, dwelling in the guise only of one of the third sex'
Mbh.4.45.1756 Bursting out into loud laughter, Partha said unto him, Be not afraid, O hero, what friendly follower had I while fighting with the mighty Gandharvas on the occasion of the Ghoshayatra?
Mbh.4.49.1889 Alone he saved the Kurus from the Gandharvas, and alone he satiated Agni.
Mbh.4.49.1896 Alone that chastiser of foes vanquished in battle Chitrasena, the king of the Gandharvas and in a moment his invincible troops also.
Mbh.4.50.1939 If it be gods, or Gandharvas or Asuras, or Rakshasas, will Dhananjaya the son of Kunti, desist to fight from panic?
Mbh.4.56.2160 And crowded with gods, Yakshas, Gandharvas and Nagas, the firmament looked as resplendent as it does when bespangled with the planetary constellation in a cloudless night.
Mbh.4.56.2163 And there appeared on the scene three and thirty gods with Vasava at their head, and many Gandharvas and Rakshasas and Nagas and Pitris, together with the great Rishis.
Mbh.4.58.2290 And Maghavat, together with those Gandharvas and Apsaras that have come there, applauded the fleetness of Partha's hand.
Mbh.4.70.2725 And there is none even amongst the gods, or Asuras, or men, or Rakshasas, or Gandharvas, or Yaksha chiefs, or Kinnaras, or mighty Uragas, who is like him.
Mbh.5.10.403 Do ye with the Rishis and the Gandharvas repair to the place where Vritra that bearer of a universal form is and adopt towards him a conciliatory policy.
Mbh.5.10.406 O foremost of gods, depart ye with the Rishis and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.10.417 And the Asura thus spoke, What you, O highly-gifted beings, and also all these Gandharvas are saying, I have heard.
Mbh.5.10.448 And the deities with the Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas, with the great snakes and saints, glorified the mighty Indra with various laudatory hymns.
Mbh.5.11.477 And Viswavasu and Narada and bevies of celestial nymphs and bands of Gandharvas and the six seasons in living shapes, attended upon the king of the gods.
Mbh.5.12.497 When thou art in wrath, O lord, the Universe, with its Asuras and Gandharvas, its Kinnaras, and great snakes, quaketh.
Mbh.5.12.517 But we, the gods and Gandharvas and saints, beseech thee, O thou of great lustre, to give up the queen of Indra to Nahusha.
Mbh.5.12.538 Salya continued, Then the gods and the Gandharvas said these words to the preceptor of the gods, O Vrihaspati, deliberate upon something that may be conformable to sound policy'
Mbh.5.15.661 O thou of sweet smiles, the gods, the Asuras and Gandharvas, and snakes, and Rakshasas are together unable to cope with me when I am in rage.
Mbh.5.16.713 Then Vrihaspati, accompanied by the gods, the saints and the Gandharvas, went and glorified the slayer of Vala by referring to his former deeds.
Mbh.5.16.731 Then the gods, the Pitris of the universe, the saints, and the principal Gandharvas, all met together, O Indra, and went to Nahusha and said, Be thou our king, and the defender of the Universe'
Mbh.5.17.776 And so also were the Pitris, the Yakshas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas, and all the bands of celestial nymphs.
Mbh.5.18.781 SECTION XVIII Salya said, Then Indra, glorified by the bands of Gandharvas and celestial nymphs, mounted on Airavata, the king of elephants, characterised by auspicious marks.
Mbh.5.18.783 And the lord Sakra, the slayer of Vritra, then went to the three worlds surrounded by the gods together with the Gandharvas and the celestial nymphs.
Mbh.5.29.1227 Similarly, the constellations in the other world, by virtue of work, and the Rudras, the Adityas, the Vasus, king Yama, and Kuvera, and the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, and the celestial nymphs, all attained their present position by work.
Mbh.5.44.2489 It is by this that the Gandharvas and the Apsaras acquired such personal beauty, and it is through Brahmacharya that Surya riseth to make the day.
Mbh.5.49.2789 The Maruts also with Indra, the Vasus with Agni, the Adityas, the Sadhyas, the seven celestial Rishis, the Gandharvas, Viswavasu, and the beautiful tribes of the Apsaras, all approached the ancient Grandsire.
Mbh.5.49.2797 Worshipped by the gods and the Gandharvas, they exist only for the destruction of Asuras'
Mbh.5.49.2835 When thy son was being led away as a captive by the Gandharvas on the occasion of the tale of the cattle, where was this son of a Suta then who now belloweth like a bull?
Mbh.5.49.2836 Even there, it was Bhima, and the illustrious Partha, and the twins, that encountered the Gandharvas and vanquished them.
Mbh.5.54.3007 When thy sons, seized by the king of the Gandharvas, were about to sink in a shoreless sea without a raft to save them, it was Partha, O king, that brought them back.
Mbh.5.56.3138 And unto that car are a century of excellent celestial steeds of white hue and endued with the speed of the mind, all presented by Chitrasena the king of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.59.3263 Among the celestials, Asuras, and men, among Yakshas, Gandharvas, and Nagas, I do not find the person that can encounter Arjuna in battle.
Mbh.5.61.3307 I tell thee truly that neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras nor Rakshasas are capable of saving him who hath incurred my displeasure; I have never before been baffled as regards the reward to punishment that I intended to bestow or inflict on friend or foe.
Mbh.5.64.3394 As its breast was overgrown on all sides with trees and diverse kinds of luminous medicinal herbs, it was inhabited by Siddhas and Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.97.4629 Kanwa continued, And it so happened that amongst the gods, the Daityas and Gandharvas, men and numerous Rishis, none was regarded by Matali as an eligible husband for his daughter.
Mbh.5.109.5020 Here, O Brahmana, in the bowers on the breast of Mandara and in the abodes of regenerate Rishis, the Gandharvas chant psalms, stealing away both the heart and the intellect.
Mbh.5.111.5072 Except by Nara and Narayana, he is incapable of being seen by the diverse classes of Munis, the gods with Vasava at their head, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, and the Siddhas.
Mbh.5.111.5078 It was here, on the breast of Kailasa, O Galava, that Kuvera, was installed on the sovereignty of the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.120.5352 And in that spot was assembled a vast concourse of Nagas and Yakshas and human beings, of Gandharvas and animals and birds, and of dwellers of mountains and trees and forests, and of many inhabitants of that particular province.
Mbh.5.123.5442 And cheerfully, received back into heaven with sounds of cymbals, he was entertained with songs and dances by various tribes of Gandharvas and Asuras.
Mbh.5.124.5531 Indeed, Arjuna is incapable of being vanquished in battle even by all the gods, Asuras, men, and Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.124.5536 Who will encounter that son of Pandu in battle, who had vanquished all the celestials with the Gandharvas, Yakshas and Pannagas at Khandavaprastha?
Mbh.5.128.5679 Indeed, the gods, and Asuras, and human beings, and Gandharvas, and Snakes, and Rakshasas, will in rage slaughter one another in this battle'
Mbh.5.130.5797 Knowest thou not, that Kesava is incapable of being withstood in battle by gods and men and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas?
Mbh.5.131.5826 And myriads of Yakshas, and the Gandharvas, and Rakshasas also, of the same measure and form, issued thence.
Mbh.5.138.6188 On the occasion also of the tale of cattle, when captured by the Gandharvas, this Karna and all these thy counsellors and thyself accoutred in mail and on thy car, were all liberated from the grasp of the Gandharvas by that Arjuna.
Mbh.5.159.7052 O hero, when on the occasion of the tale of cattle, I fought with the mighty Gandharvas, who was there to assist me?
Mbh.5.166.7499 I am acquainted with all the methods of military array prevalent amongst the celestials, Gandharvas, and human beings.
Mbh.5.168.7595 Endued with great prowess, he can, on a single car, beat in battle, by means of his celestial weapons, all the gods, Gandharvas, and human beings united together.
Mbh.5.169.7626 Endued with great strength, those tigers among men, those foremost of Gandharvas, are firm in wrath.
Mbh.5.178.7951 Many Rishis, learned in the Vedas, and many Gandharvas and Apsaras also dwell there.
Mbh.5.187.8400 Afflicted by the energy of those weapons, the Rishis, the Gandharvas, and the gods were all greatly pained.
Mbh.6.6.338 There, on that mountain, O king, the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Asuras, and the Rakshasas, accompanied by the tribes of Apsaras, always sport.
Mbh.6.6.387 The Gandharvas always reside on Nishadhas, and the regenerate Rishis on Nila.
Mbh.6.9.503 They are the Kuru-Panchalas, the Salwas, the Madreyas, the Jangalas, the Surasena, the Kalingas, the Vodhas, the Malas, the Matsyas, the Sauvalyas, the Kuntalas, the Kasi-kosalas, the Chedis, the Karushas, the Bhojas, the Sindhus, the Pulindakas, the Uttamas, the Dasarnas, the Mekalas, the Utkalas; the Panchalas, the Kausijas, the Nikarprishthas, Dhurandharas; the Sodhas, the Madrabhujingas, the Kasis, and the further-Kasis; the Jatharas, the Kukuras, O Bharata; the Kuntis, the Avantis, and the further-Kuntis; the Gomantas, the Mandakas, the Shandas, the Vidarbhas, the Rupavahikas; the Aswakas, the Pansurashtras, the Goparashtras, and the Karityas; the Adhirjayas, the Kuladyas, the Mallarashtras, the Keralas, the Varatrasyas, the Apavahas, the Chakras, the Vakratapas, the Sakas; the Videhas, the Magadhas, the Swakshas, the Malayas, the Vijayas, the Angas, the Vangas, the Kalingas, the Yakrillomans; the Mallas, the Suddellas, the Pranradas, the Mahikas, the Sasikas; the Valhikas, the Vatadhanas, the Abhiras, the Kalajoshakas; the Aparantas, the Parantas, the Pahnabhas, the Charmamandalas; the Atavisikharas, the Mahabhutas, O sire; the Upavrittas, the Anupavrittas, the Surashatras, Kekayas; the Kutas, the Maheyas, the Kakshas, the Samudranishkutas; the Andhras, and, O king, many hilly tribes, and many tribes residing on lands laying at the foot of the hills, and the Angamalajas, and the Manavanjakas; the Pravisheyas, and the Bhargavas, O king; the Pundras, the Bhargas, the Kiratas, the Sudeshnas, and the Yamunas, the Sakas, the Nishadhas, the Anartas, the Nairitas, the Durgalas, the Pratimasyas, the Kuntalas, and the Kusalas; the Tiragrahas, the Ijakas, the Kanyakagunas, the Tilabharas, the Samiras, the Madhumattas, the Sukandakas; the Kasmiras, the Sindhusauviras, the Gandharvas, and the Darsakas; the Abhisaras, the Utulas, the Saivalas, and the Valhikas; the Darvis, the Vanavadarvas, the Vatagas, the Amarathas, and the Uragas; the Vahuvadhas, the Kauravyas, the Sudamanas, the Sumalikas; the Vadhras, the Karishakas, the Kalindas, and the Upatyakas; the Vatayanas, the Romanas, and the Kusavindas; the Kacchas, the Gopalkacchas, the Kuruvarnakas; the Kiratas, the Varvasas, the Siddhas, the Vaidehas, and the Tamraliptas; the Aundras, the Paundras, the Saisikatas, and the Parvatiyas, O sire.
Mbh.6.11.563 It is the abode of the gods, Rishis, and Gandharvas.
Mbh.6.12.627 In these, gods and Gandharvas, and other creatures of the universe, sport and take delight.
Mbh.6.12.646 All these countries, O monarch, are the habitations of gods and Gandharvas.
Mbh.6.34.1599 I am Chitraratha among the Gandharvas and the ascetic Kapila among ascetics crowned with Yoga success.
Mbh.6.35.1660 The Rudras, the Adityas, the Vasus, they that called the Siddhas, the Viswas, the Aswins, the Maruts, also the Ushmapas, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Asuras, the hosts of Siddhyas, behold Thee and are all amazed.
Mbh.6.43.1996 And then, O ruler of men, there came the gods, with Gandharvas and the Pitris, and the hosts of Siddhas and Charanas, from desire of witnessing the sight.
Mbh.6.48.2527 And that shaft, furnished with wings and duly endued with the force of the Brahma weapon, was seen by the gods and Gandharvas and Pisachas and Uragas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.52.2745 And the gods with Gandharvas and the Charanas, and the great Rishis beholding their prowess, said unto one another.
Mbh.6.52.2746 These mighty car-warriors when excited with rage, are incapable of ever being vanquished in battle by all the worlds with the gods, the Asuras and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.6.58.3038 And beholding there on that occasion the superhuman lightness of hand that Vibhatsu possessed, the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas eulogised Phalguni, O king, saying, Excellent, Excellent'
Mbh.6.58.3039 And the heroic Gandharvas along with Suvala's son with a large force surrounded Satyaki and Abhimanyu.
Mbh.6.65.3607 The Rishis, the gods, Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Pannagas, the Pisachas, human beings, beasts, birds, reptiles, all these were created by me on Earth through Thy grace.
Mbh.6.66.3626 Then the gods, Rishis, and Gandharvas, filled with great wonder and curiosity all asked the Grandsire, saying, Who is that one, O Lord, that was worshipped by thy illustrious self with such humility and praised in such high words?
Mbh.6.66.3627 We desire to hear, Thus addressed, the illustrious Grandsire replied unto all the Gods, the regenerate Rishis, and the Gandharvas, in sweet words saying, He who is called TAT, He who is Supreme, He who is existent at present and who will be for all time, He who is the highest Self, He who is the Soul of beings, and who is the great Lord, I was talking even with His ever-cheerful self, ye bulls among gods.
Mbh.6.66.3647 And the gods and the Gandharvas, and the Munis and the Apsaras also, having listened to those words spoken by Brahman, were filled with delight and repaired to heaven.
Mbh.6.82.4303 And the gods, the celestial Rishis, and the Gandharvas with the Uragas, beholding the two Krishnas in that state, were filled with great wonder.
Mbh.6.84.4408 The gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rishis had all come there.
Mbh.6.85.4451 Beholding the son of Pandu excited with rage, the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas, trembled, O king, and the universe became agitated.
Mbh.6.96.5102 Beholding that feat achieved by the mighty Rakshasa, the celestials in the firmament, with the Gandharvas and the Munis, were filled with wonder.
Mbh.6.99.5255 Raising his eyes then, and as if consuming, from wrath, the world with the celestials, the Asuras, and the Gandharvas, that foremost of persons conversant with the world, then addressed thy son and said unto him these tranquil words, Why, O Duryodhana, dost thou pierce me thus with thy wordy daggers?
Mbh.6.99.5260 When, O mighty-armed one, the same son of Pandu rescued thee while thou wert being led away a captive by the Gandharvas, even that is a sufficient indication.
Mbh.7.4.136 Many kings, amongst whom Nagnajit was the foremost, while staying in Girivraja, as also the Amvashthas, the Videhas, and the Gandharvas, were all vanquished by thee.
Mbh.7.31.1659 The three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas and the Rakshasas, cannot defeat the force that is protected by the diadem-decked Arjuna.
Mbh.7.50.2318 O Bharata, Death takes all viz, Gods and Dhanavas and Gandharvas without exception'
Mbh.7.58.2692 Sweet-speeched Gandharvas of celestial splendour, gratified, sang all this in the hearing of the Rishis, the gods, and human beings
Mbh.7.60.2733 Gods and Asuras and Men and Yakshas and Gandharvas and Snakes and Birds, and many Brahmanas, accomplished in the Vedas and their branches, and many Rishis came to his sacrifices.
Mbh.7.67.2905 The Gandharvas and the Apsaras milked all fragrant perfumes in a vessel made of a lotus-leaf.
Mbh.7.72.3150 Let alone the rulers of men, the very gods and Gandharvas, the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, cannot venture to baffle a vow of Arjuna.
Mbh.7.73.3202 That vow of Savyasachin the very gods and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas and Rakshasas cannot venture to frustrate!
Mbh.7.74.3231 If the Siddhas, the Rudras, the Vasus, with the Aswins, the Maruts with Indra: at their head the Viswadevas with other gods, the Pitris, the Gandharvas, Garuda, the Ocean, the mountains, the firmament, Heaven, Earth, the point of the compass cardinal and subsidiary, and the regents of those points, all the creatures that are domestic and all that are wild, in fact if all the mobile and the immobile beings together, become the protectors of the ruler of the Sindhus, yet, O slayer of Madhu, shalt thou behold Jayadratha slain by me tomorrow in battle with my arrows!
Mbh.7.77.3384 Tomorrow the three worlds with the gods, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Snakes, and the Rakshasas, will know me as a true friend of Savyasachin.
Mbh.7.95.4381 The gods and the Gandharvas, O monarch, had never before witnessed that lightness of hand of the quickly moving Yuyudhana, although they and the Siddhas and the Charanas had been acquainted with the feats of which Drona was capable.
Mbh.7.107.4998 The gods, Gandharvas, and the Pitris, said, Behold, the Panchalas, and the Pandavas, with all their troops, are flying away'
Mbh.7.116.5687 Beholding that feat of his in battle, never before achieved by any one else, the Charanas and the Gandharvas applauded him highly.
Mbh.7.123.6100 And these were the words, O king, that Yudhishthira the son of Kunti then said unto him, O Bhima, I do not behold the standard of that Arjuna, who on a single car had vanquished all the gods, the Gandharvas and Asuras'
Mbh.7.125.6267 He who, for Duryodhana's sake, had vanquished, by the energy of his weapons, the mighty king of the Gandharvas, that Partha, by good luck, liveth still.
Mbh.7.136.6783 And the celestial Rishis and Siddhas and Gandharvas, applauded them, saying, Excellent, Excellent'
Mbh.7.141.7152 They are vanquishers of the very gods, the Danavas and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.7.141.7160 The very gods and Asuras and Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas cannot vanquish the Vrishni heroes, what need be said of men, therefore, in battle?
Mbh.7.144.7498 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Yakshas, nor the Uragas, nor the Rakshasas, nor human beings, are capable of conquering the two Krishnas.
Mbh.7.144.7507 The battle that took place between them was such that its like had never been heard to have taken place on earth or in heaven between gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Uragas, or Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.144.7511 The gods, the Gandharvas, and the Danavas, in the welkin, intently watched that battle between Karna and the grandson of Sini.
Mbh.7.153.8216 The Siddhas and Gandharvas and Pisachas, and Nagas, and birds, and Pitris and ravens and large numbers of cannibals and ghosts, and Apsaras and celestials, all combined in highly applauding the son of Drona
Mbh.7.155.8297 While Dhritarashtra's son was being taken away as a captive by the Gandharvas, all the troops fought on that occasion except thy single self, who was the first to fly away.
Mbh.7.155.8326 Indeed, Krishna and Arjuna are incapable of being defeated by the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, human beings, the Nagas, and the birds, all clad in mail.
Mbh.7.160.8679 The gods and Rishis, Gandharvas and celestial Rishis, and the diverse tribes of Vidyadharas and Apsaras, and Nagas and Yakshas and Uragas and Kinnaras, stationed on the welkin also joyfully took up blazing lamps.
Mbh.7.160.8705 Awakened by that light which reached the skies, the gods, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rishis and other crowned with ascetic success, and the Apsaras, all came there.
Mbh.7.160.8706 Crowded then with gods and Gandharvas, and Yakshas, and Rishis crowned with ascetic success, and Apsaras, and the spirits of slain warriors about to enter the celestial regions, the field of battle looked like a second heaven.
Mbh.7.161.8712 With thousands of lamps blazing all around and with the more blazing lamps of the gods and the Gandharvas, set upon golden stands decked with jewels, and fed with fragrant oil, the field of battle, O Bharata, looked resplendent like the firmament bespangled with stars.
Mbh.7.168.9042 Beholding that terrible shaft, the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Danavas.
Mbh.7.183.10009 Without doubt, by means of thy celestial weapons thou art capable of destroying the three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.7.183.10023 If Savyasachin's wrath is excited, neither Gandharvas, nor Yakshas nor Rakshasas can venture to bear him.
Mbh.7.183.10028 On the occasion of the tale of cattle, the Gandharvas headed by Chitrasena and others were vanquished by him.
Mbh.7.183.10029 That firm bowman rescued you, while you were being carried away by those Gandharvas.
Mbh.7.186.10234 Then the celestials and Gandharvas in thousands, and Rishis and bodies of Siddhas, were seen on all sides in the welkin.
Mbh.7.193.10703 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, nor all the foremost of men, shall today be able to vanquish me on my car in battle.
Mbh.7.194.10747 The gods, the Danavas, and the Gandharvas, O monarch, all became inspired with fear.
Mbh.7.198.11272 Neither Asuras, nor Gandharvas, nor Pisachas, nor Rakshasas, nor Uragas, Yakshas, and birds, nor human beings, can venture to baffle this weapon shot by me.
Mbh.7.198.11293 Gods, Asuras, Nagas, Rakshasas, Pisachas, human beings, birds, Gandharvas, Yakshas and other creatures: with the entire universe, we know, have all sprung from thee.
Mbh.7.198.11309 The great God said, O Narayana, through my grace, amongst men, gods, and Gandharvas, thou shalt be of immeasurable might and soul.
Mbh.7.198.11310 Neither gods, nor Asuras, nor great Uragas, nor Pisachas, nor Gandharvas, nor men, nor Rakshasas, nor birds, nor Nagas, nor any creatures in the Universe, shall ever be able to bear thy prowess.
Mbh.7.199.11390 If Mahadeva becomes angry, neither gods, nor Asuras, Gandharvas, nor Rakshasas, even if they hide themselves in deep oceans, can have peace.
Mbh.7.199.11504 The Rishis, the gods, the Gandharvas, and Apsaras, always worship his Phallic emblem which is supposed to stand upright.
Mbh.8.11.435 That foremost of car-warriors is incapable of being vanquished by the three worlds with their mobile and immobile creatures, including the gods, Asuras and Gandharvas, and the Kinnaras and great serpents!
Mbh.8.34.1701 Then the great Rishis, the Gandharvas, those throngs of gods and those diverse tribes of Apsaras began to praise that Lord of the gods while he was about to ascend that car.
Mbh.8.34.1737 The great Rishis, the Gandharvas, the throngs of gods, and the diverse tribes of Apsaras, then praised that Lord of the gods after he had ascended the car.
Mbh.8.34.1748 And millions upon millions of Gandharvas played upon diverse kinds of musical instruments at the hour of his setting out.
Mbh.8.41.2232 By the skirts also of the dvaitya lake, O Karna, when thou wert assailed by the Gandharvas, it was thou that, deserting all the Kurus, didst first run away.
Mbh.8.41.2233 Having vanquished in battle the Gandharvas headed by Citrasena, with great slaughter, it was Partha, O Karna, that liberated Duryodhana with his wife.
Mbh.8.72.4300 Thou art competent to destroy all mobile and immobile creatures including the very gods with the Gandharvas!
Mbh.8.79.4872 Approaching then thy son, that foremost one among the Kurus, and saluted respectfully by him, Karna said unto that prince as also unto those two mighty-armed warriors, Kripa and the Bhoja chief Kritavarma, and the ruler of the Gandharvas with his son, and the preceptors and his own younger brothers, and all the foot-soldiers and horsemen and elephant-riders, these words, Rush towards Acyuta and Arjuna and close up their path all around, and cause them to be tired with exertion, so that, ye lords of the earth, I may easily slay those two after ye all will have mangled them deeply
Mbh.8.85.5163 The ruler of the Gandharvas, however, cut off the head of that warrior while still uttering those roars.
Mbh.8.86.5226 It is well known to me that thou art competent to vanquish in battle the three worlds with all their mobile and immobile creatures including the very gods and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.8.87.5291 The gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pishacas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, adopted opposite sides in that encounter between Karna and Arjuna.
Mbh.8.87.5355 Indeed, the gods, the Danavas and the Gandharvas all waited there for witnessing that matchless single combat between those two lions among men.
Mbh.8.88.5392 SECTION Sanjaya said, Meanwhile the welkin, filled with gods and Nagas and Asuras and Siddhas and Yakshas and with large bands of Gandharvas and Rakshasas, and Asuras and regenerate Rishis and royal sages and birds of excellent feathers, assumed a wonderful aspect.
Mbh.8.91.5796 Covetous of kingdom and relying on the ruler of the Gandharvas, thou summonedest the Pandavas to a match of dice.
Mbh.8.93.5951 The twins Nakula and Sahadeva of great fame, and Satyaki, having pursued with great speed the king of the Gandharvas who was possessed of lightness of hands in the use of weapons, re-appeared amid the Pandava ranks.
Mbh.9.13.812 When a thick gloom appeared, caused by the arrows shot by the mighty ruler of the Madras owing to his extreme lightness of hands in that dreadful battle, and when they beheld the vast host of the Pandavas thus agitated by that hero, the gods and the Gandharvas became filled with great wonder.
Mbh.9.21.1413 The mighty king of the Gandharvas, however, once more said these words, Stop, ye sinful ones!
Mbh.9.35.2582 The gods and the Gandharvas, every month, O ruler of men, repair to that sacred tirtha which is the resort of Brahman himself.
Mbh.9.35.2583 The Gandharvas and diverse tribes of Apsaras are to be seen there, O king, assembled together and passing the time as happily as they like.
Mbh.9.35.2587 He also saw there many shadows of gods, Gandharvas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.9.35.2588 The son of Rohini then proceeded to the tirtha of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.9.35.2589 There many Gandharvas headed by Viswavasu and possessed of ascetic merit, pass their time in dance and song of the most charming kind.
Mbh.9.35.2592 Leaving that tirtha resorted to by Gandharvas, that mighty-armed chastiser of foes, having but one earring, then proceeded to the famous tirtha called Gargasrota.
Mbh.9.36.2666 The Gandharvas sang and the diverse tribes of Apsaras danced.
Mbh.9.39.2889 The gods and the Gandharvas were all pleased with the profusion of articles in that sacrifice.
Mbh.9.40.2951 The gods, the Gandharvas, and the Apsaras, beholding the Sarasvati reduced to that plight, became filled with great sorrow.
Mbh.9.42.3046 Possessed of great beauty, the child lay on that excellent and golden clump of heath, adored and praised by Gandharvas and ascetics.
Mbh.9.42.3064 And many of the foremost of celestials and Gandharvas, headed by Narada and many celestial Rishis and Siddhas headed by Brihaspati, and the fathers of the universe, those foremost ones, they that are regarded as gods of the gods, and the Yamas and the Dharmas, all went there.
Mbh.9.42.3084 He had formerly given away unto the formless ones gods all kinds of wealth over which the high-souled celestials, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, ghosts, Yakshas, birds, and snakes have dominion.
Mbh.9.42.3090 There, on the sacred bank, possessing every merit, of the Sarasvati, the gods and the Gandharvas took their seats with hearts well-pleased in consequence of the gratification of all their desires
Mbh.9.43.3095 The diverse gods, Indra and Vishnu, both of great energy, and Surya and Candramas, and Dhatri, and Vidhatri, and Vayu, and Agni, and Pushan, and Bhaga, and Aryaman, and Ansa, and Vivaswat, and Rudra of great intelligence, and Mitra, and the eleven Rudras, the eight Vasus, the twelve Adityas, the twin Ashvinis, the Viswedevas, the Maruts, the Saddhyas, the Pitris, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Pannagas, innumerable celestial Rishis, the Vaikhanasas, the Valakhilyas, those others among Rishis that subsist only on air and those that subsist on the rays of the Sun, the descendants of Bhrigu and Angiras, many high-souled Yatis, all the Vidyadharas, all those that were crowned with ascetic success, the Grandsire, Pulastya, Pulaha of great ascetic merits, Angiras, Kasyapa, Atri, Marichi, Bhrigu, Kratu, Hara, Prachetas, Manu, Daksha, the Seasons, the Planets, and all the luminaries; O monarch, all the rivers in their embodied forms, the eternal Vedas, the Seas, the diverse tirthas, the Earth, the Sky, the Cardinal and Subsidiary points of the compass, and all the Trees, O king, Aditi the mother of the gods, Hri, Sri, Swaha, Sarasvati, Uma, Sachi, Sinivali, Anumati, Kuhu, the Day of the new moon, the Day of the full Moon, the wives of the denizens of heaven, Himavat, Vindhya, Meru of many summits, Airavat with all his followers, the Divisions of time called Kala, Kashtha, Fortnight, the Seasons, Night, and Day, O king, the prince of steeds, Ucchaisravas, Vasuki the king of the Snakes, Aruna, Garuda, the Trees, the deciduous herbs, and the adorable god Dharma, all came there together.
Mbh.9.43.3108 The gods then, with Vasava at their head, and the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Munis, and the Pitris, all shouted, Victory to Skanda'
Mbh.9.47.3506 Having in battle subjugated both men and celestials and Gandharvas and Rakshasas, Varuna, O king, that slayer of hostile heroes, performed his grand sacrifice in that tirtha.
Mbh.9.47.3512 There, in that tirtha situated on the bank of that river, all the gods with Vasava at their head, the Viswedevas, the Maruts, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Island-born Vyasa, Suka, Krishna the slayer of Madhu, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and the Pisachas, O king, and diverse others, numbering by thousands, all crowned with ascetic success, always reside.
Mbh.9.55.3935 Beholding those two heroes, both armed with maces and each equal to the other in energy, the gods and Gandharvas and men became filled with wonder.
Mbh.9.56.4101 The gods and the Gandharvas went away to the regions they desired, talking, as they proceeded, of that wonderful battle between thy sons.
Mbh.9.59.4303 The Gandharvas played upon many charming musical instruments.
Mbh.12.2.89 While residing on the Mahendra mountains that resembled heaven itself, Karna met and mixed with many Gandharvas, Yakshas, and gods.
Mbh.12.2.90 Residing there he acquired all the weapons duly, and became a great favourite of the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.29.1385 The sacrificial presents the king made surpassed in value those ever made by the gods, the Gandharvas, and men.
Mbh.12.29.1402 In the sacrifices, O monarch, numbering by hundreds, that this king performed of old, the presents he made far surpassed those ever made by the gods, the Gandharvas, and men.
Mbh.12.29.1452 Upon that golden stake possessed of great effulgence and decked with a ring, six thousand Gods and Gandharvas danced in joy, and Viswavasu himself, in their midst played on his Vina the seven notes according to the rules that regulate their combinations.
Mbh.12.47.2310 The gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Pannagas, do not know who thou art and whence art thou.
Mbh.12.47.2349 The gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Rishis, and the great Uragas with concentrated souls, always adore thee.
Mbh.12.47.2469 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Daityas, nor the Danavas, know thee truly.
Mbh.12.50.2702 Without doubt, thou art competent to subjugate, on a single car, the gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Yakshas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.64.3569 Mandhatri said, What duties should be performed by the Yavanas, the Kiratas, the Gandharvas, the Chinas, the Savaras, the Barbaras, the Sakas, the Tusharas, the Kankas, the Pathavas, the Andhras, the Madrakas, the Paundras, the Pulindas, the Ramathas, the Kamvojas, the several castes that have sprung Lip from Brahmanas and Kshatriyas, the Vaisyas, and the Sudras, that reside in the dominions of Arya kings?
Mbh.12.71.4055 The gods, men, Pitris, Gandharvas, Uragas, and Rakshasas, all depend upon sacrifices for their support.
Mbh.12.90.5177 The gods, the Rishis, the Pitris, and the Gandharvas, possessed of great energy, sing the praises, both here and hereafter, of that king whose conduct is righteous'
Mbh.12.100.5600 The Gandharvas, the Sindhus, and the Sauviras fight best with their nails and lances.
Mbh.12.148.8885 The fever of his heart dispelled, he at last beheld himself in heaven, shining in splendour like Indra in the midst of Yakshas and Gandharvas and persons crowned with ascetic success.
Mbh.12.157.9384 The covetousness, however, which is never gratified by acquisitions and satiated by the accomplishment of desires, that which is not known in its real nature by the gods, the Gandharvas, the Asuras, the great snakes, and, in fact, by all classes of beings, that irresistible passion, along with that folly which invites the heart to the unrealities of the world, should ever be conquered by a person of cleansed soul.
Mbh.12.165.9825 From them sprang all the creatures of the universe, including the gods, Pitris, Gandharvas, Apsaras, diverse kinds of Rakshasas, birds and animals and fishes, monkeys, great snakes, and diverse species of fowl that range the air or sport on the water, and vegetables, and all beings that are oviparous or viviparous or born of filth.
Mbh.12.165.9858 Beholding that awful agitation of the universe and that Being sprung from the sacrificial fire, the Grandsire said these words unto the great Rishis, the gods, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.12.187.11246 After this, the Deities and the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Daityas, the Asuras, the great snakes, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Serpents, the Pisachas, and human beings with their four divisions, viz, Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, and Sudras, O best of regenerate ones, and all the other orders of creatures that exist, were created.
Mbh.12.206.12495 The other wives of Kasyapa gave birth to Gandharvas, horses, birds, kine, Kimpurushas, fishes, and trees and plants.
Mbh.12.222.13487 Full two and forty thousand Gandharvas used in those days to dance before thee
Mbh.12.223.13558 The gods, men, the Pitris, the Gandharvas, the snakes, and the Rakshasas, were all under my sway in days gone by.
Mbh.12.224.13668 Sree said, Truly, O Purandara, there is none among gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, or Rakshasas, that can bear me for ever'
Mbh.12.226.13772 At that time, accompanied by the Rudras, the Vasus, the Adityas, the Aswins, the celestial Rishis, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, and other superior orders of beings, the puissant Sakra, seated in splendour on his four-tusked prince of elephants, called Airavata, made a progress through all the worlds.
Mbh.12.228.14184 The very gods, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, and the Rakshasas, cannot reach the rung which is his who has attained to the highest end
Mbh.12.266.16258 The robber has no connection with men, with the deities, with the Gandharvas, and with the Pitris.
Mbh.12.271.16716 Behold the celestial Apsaras and the beautiful vehicles of the high-souled Gandharvas'
Mbh.12.280.17249 All the celestials with Grandsire at their head, and all the highly-blessed Rishis, came to witness the battle, on their foremost of cars; and the Siddhas also, O bull of Bharata's race, and the Gandharvas, with the Apsaras, on their own beautiful and foremost of cars, came there for the same purpose.
Mbh.12.283.17460 Overgrown with trees and creepers of diverse kinds that spot abounded with Gandharvas and Apsaras.
Mbh.12.283.17462 The gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, the two Gandharvas named Haha and Huhu, Tumvuru and Narada, Viswavasu, Viswasena, the Gandharvas and the Apsaras, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas, the Maruts, all came there with Indra for sharing in the Sacrifice.
Mbh.12.290.18219 The deities, the Gandharvas and the Danavas have become what they are in consequence of their own nature and not of their acts of past lives.
Mbh.12.295.18418 The Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, Agni, the Aswins, the Maruts, the Viswedevas, the Saddhyas, the Pitris, the Maruts, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas and the other denizens of heaven, and, indeed, all other celestials whatever, O child, have all been crowned with success through their penances.
Mbh.12.300.18850 and the great snakes, and the Pitris, and all the mountains and hills, and the great and terrible oceans, and all the rivers, and the rain-charged clouds, and serpents, and trees, and Yakshas, and the cardinal and subsidiary points of the compass, and the Gandharvas, and all male persons and all female ones also.
Mbh.12.301.18863 Comprehending with the aid of knowledge that all objects exist with faults, indeed, understanding that the objects, so difficult to cast off, with which human beings and Pisachas and Rakshasas and Yakshas and snakes and Gandharvas and pitris and those that are wandering in the intermediate orders of beings such as birds and animals and great birds such as Garuda and others and the Maruts and royal sages and regenerate sages and Asuras and Viswedevas and the celestial Rishis and Yogins invested with supreme puissance and the Prajapatis and Brahman himself are engaged, and understanding truly what the highest limit is of one's period of existence in this world, and apprehending also the great truth.
Mbh.12.302.19045 Indeed, O king a combination of those is known as such in deities and men and Danavas, and Yakshas and spirits and Gandharvas and Kinnaras and great snakes, and Charanas and Pisachas, in celestial Rishis and Rakshasas, in biting flies, and worms, and gnats, and vermin born of filth and rats, and dogs and Swapakas and Chaineyas and Chandalas and Pukkasas in elephants and steeds and asses and tigers, and trees and kine.
Mbh.12.318.19835 These were the excellent questions put to me by that foremost of Gandharvas.
Mbh.12.318.19836 After king Viswavasu, that foremost of Gandharvas, had asked me these questions one after another, I answered them properly.
Mbh.12.318.19872 O foremost of Gandharvas, they who study the Vedas with all their branches but who do not know the Supreme Soul from which all things take their birth and into which all things merge when destruction comes, and which is the one object whose knowledge the Vedas seek to inculcate, Indeed, they, who have no acquaintance with that which the Vedas seek to establish, study the Vedas to no purpose and bear their burthen of such study in vain.
Mbh.12.318.19896 Yajnavalkya said, Thou art, O foremost of Gandharvas, competent to comprehend every knowledge.
Mbh.12.318.19920 Yajnavalkya continued, Having said those words, the prince of Gandharvas proceeded towards heaven, shining in resplendence of beauty.
Mbh.12.323.20596 Thither all the regenerate Rishis and royal sages and the Regents of the world and the Sadhyas along with the Vasus, and the Adityas, the Rudras, and Surya and Chandramas, and the Maruts, and the Oceans, and the Rivers and the Aswins, the Deities, the Gandharvas, and Narada and Parvata and the Gandharva Viswavasu, and the Siddhas, and the Apsaras.
Mbh.12.324.20627 The Gandharvas sang repeatedly and the diverse tribes of Apsaras danced; and celestial kettledrums of loud sound began to beat.
Mbh.12.324.20628 The Gandharva Viswavasu, and Tumvuru and Varada, and those other Gandharvas called by the names of Haha, and Huhu, eulogised the birth of Suka.
Mbh.12.328.20876 The Rishis, the deities, and the Gandharvas, too, no longer shine as before in consequence of being deprived of Vedic sound,
Mbh.12.331.21212 I declare unto all creatures, unto these trees, these elephants, these mountains, the Earth herself, the several points of the compass, the welkin, the deities, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, that I shall, verily, enter all creatures in the world
Mbh.12.332.21241 Beholding him, all the tribes of Apsaras and Gandharvas became filled with wonder.
Mbh.12.333.21291 The Gandharvas and the Rishis also and others that dwelt in that mountain being rent in twain and Suka passing through it.
Mbh.12.333.21293 He was adored by the Gandharvas and the Rishis, by crowds of Yakshas and Rakshasas, and all tribes of the Vidyadharas.
Mbh.12.333.21315 As Vyasa was seated there, the auspicious god Siva, armed with Pinaka, surrounded on all sides by many deities and Gandharvas and adored by all the great Rishis came thither.
Mbh.12.334.21353 This is truly the retreat of that Being in whom are established all the worlds including the deities, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, and the great snakes!
Mbh.12.343.22743 Into Narayana, at the end of the Kalpa, enter all the deities having Brahman for their foremost, all the Rishis with the Gandharvas, and all things mobile and immobile.
Mbh.12.349.23368 Indeed, he reflected in this strain, Brahma, otherwise called Parameshthi, has created all these creatures, consisting of Daityas and Danavas and Gandharvas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.350.23476 Thy own foremost abode is free from the pains of hunger and thirst, and inhabited by both deities and Asuras, by Rishis of immeasurable splendour, as also by Gandharvas and Apsaras.
Mbh.12.362.23860 Neither deities, nor Gandharvas, nor Asuras, nor Nagas, can be regarded as superior to those creatures that attain to this excellent end of coming into the solar disc,
Mbh.13.14.918 That retreat is applauded and reverenced by the deities and the Gandharvas, and seemed to be covered with Vedic beauty.
Mbh.13.14.1092 He it is that assumes the forms of Rishis and Gandharvas, and of Siddhas and Charanas.
Mbh.13.14.1154 And he was waited upon by many Apsaras, and many Gandharvas sang his praise.
Mbh.13.14.1204 What need, O Purandara, of many well-sounding statements fraught with spacious sophisms, when I behold thee of a thousand eyes, O best of the deities, thee that art worshipped by Siddhas and Gandharvas and the deities and the Rishis?
Mbh.13.14.1230 He is adored by Yogins, by Rishis, by the Gandharvas, and by the Siddhas, with the aid of knowledge, of ascetic success, and of the rites laid down in the scriptural ordinances
Mbh.13.14.1459 Behold, O Krishna, before thy eyes, these Siddhas residing here and these Rishis and Vidyadharas and Yakshas and Gandharvas and Apsaras.
Mbh.13.14.1515 The Mountains, the Oceans, and the Points of the compass also did the same, the Gandharvas and the Apsaras highly skilled in music, in celestial strains, sang and hymned the praises of Bhava who is full of wonder.
Mbh.13.18.2881 Vishnu said, O Great King, Aditya, Chandra, Wind, Fire, Heaven, Earth, the Vasus, the Viswedevas, Dhatri, Aryyaman, Sukra, Vrihaspati, the Rudras, the Saddhyas, Varuna, Brahma, Sakra, Maruts, the Upanishads that deal with knowledge of Brahman, Truth, the Vedas, the Sacrifices, Sacrificial Presents, Brahmanas reciting the Vedas, Soma, Sacrificer, the shares of the deities in sacrificial offerings or clarified butter poured in sacrifices, Raksha, Diksha, all kinds of restraints in the form of vows and fasts and rigid observances, Swaha, Vashat, the Brahmanas, the celestial cow, the foremost acts of righteousness, the wheel of Time, Strength, Fame, Self-restraint, the Steadiness of all persons endued with intelligence, all acts of goodness and the reverse, the seven Rishis, Understanding of the foremost order, all kinds of excellent touch, the success of all religious acts, the diverse tribes of the deities, those beings that drink heat, those that are drinkers of Soma, Clouds, Suyamas, Rishitas, all creatures having Mantras for their bodies, Abhasuras, those beings that live upon scents only, those that live upon vision only, those that restrain their speech, those that restrain their minds, those that are pure, those that are capable of assuming diverse forms through Yoga-puissance, those deities that live on touch as their food, those deities that subsist on vision and those that subsist upon the butter poured in sacrifices, those beings that are competent to create by fiats of their will the objects they require, they that are regarded as the foremost ones among the deities, and all the other deities, O descendant of Ajamila, the Suparnas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Danavas, Yakshas, the Charanas, the snakes, all that is gross and all that is exceedingly subtile, all that is soft and all that is not subtile, all sorrows and all joys, all sorrows that come after joy and all joy that comes after sorrow, the Sankhya philosophy, Yoga, and that which transcends objects which are regarded as foremost and very superior, all adorable things, all the deities, and all the protectors of the universe who entering into the physical forces sustain and uphold this ancient creation of that illustrious Deity, have sprung from that Creator of all creatures.
Mbh.13.19.2970 After the two had taken their seats, the Yakshas of Kuvera headed by Manibhadra, and many Gandharvas and Kinnaras, also sat down before them.
Mbh.13.19.2975 The Gandharvas played on diverse kinds of musical instruments.
Mbh.13.25.3449 By repairing to the retreat that is known by the name of Samya and residing there for a fortnight and bathing in the sacred water that exists there, one acquires the power of disappearing at will and enjoy the happiness that has been ordained for the Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.25.3450 Repairing to the tirtha known by the name of Kausiki and residing there with a pure heart and abstaining from all food and drink for three days, one acquires the power of dwelling in one's next life in the happy region of the Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.26.3568 By the melody of the swans and Kokas and other aquatic fowls that play on her breast, Ganga challenges the very Gandharvas and by her high banks the very mountains on the Earth.
Mbh.13.32.4014 The deities and Gandharvas and Apsaras in large bands began to sing and dance around him even as they sing and dance around the Grandsire Brahma.
Mbh.13.33.4060 These regenerate persons are incapable of being vanquished by the deities or the Pitris, or the Gandharvas or the Rakshasas, or the Asuras or the Pisachas.
Mbh.13.40.4360 Her loveliness intoxicated every beholder among the deities and Gandharvas and Danavas.
Mbh.13.54.5463 Possessed of a thousand columns each of which was made of gems and precious stones, it looked like an edifice belonging to the Gandharvas
Mbh.13.54.5476 Here and there he beheld bevies of rejoicing Apsaras and conclaves of happy Gandharvas, O monarch.
Mbh.13.54.5477 And he beheld other Gandharvas at other places rejoicing with their dear spouses.
Mbh.13.54.5493 In a moment that delightful wood, those bevies of Apsaras, those bands of Gandharvas, those beautiful trees, all disappeared.
Mbh.13.58.5734 The deities and human beings and Gandharvas and Pitris and Uragas and Rakshasas and even immobile beings, all resort to a tank full of water as their refuge.
Mbh.13.58.5770 Kinnaras and Uragas and Rakshasas and deities and Gandharvas and human beings, as also Rishis, all have recourse to trees as their refuge.
Mbh.13.62.6067 That king who makes gifts of earth with due rites unto persons of the regenerate order, sports in bliss in the celestial regions, adorned all the while by the deities and Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.79.7149 By giving away a bull of blue complexion, that is full-grown in respect of years and adorned with every ornament, the giver attains to the regions of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras.
Mbh.13.80.7172 They who make gifts of a thousand kine, departing from this world, proceed to the regions of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras where there are many palatial mansions made of gold and where the celestial Ganga, called the current of Vasu, runs.
Mbh.13.82.7339 The Gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas, the Rakshasas and human beings succeed in obtaining me only after undergoing the severest austerities.
Mbh.13.83.7386 Then, on one occasion, the Rishis, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, the Uragas, the Rakshasas, the Deities, the Asuras, the winged creatures and the Prajapatis, O thou of Kuru's race, all assembled together and adored the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.83.7412 Beholding the great goddess Aditi thus undergoing the severest austerities, the daughter of Daksha, viz, the illustrious Surabhi, herself devoted to righteousness, similarly underwent very severe austerities upon the breast of the delightful mountains of Kailasa that are resorted to by both the deities and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.84.7540 It is for this reason that the deities and Gandharvas and Uragas and Rakshasas and human beings and Pisachas hold it with care.
Mbh.13.85.7608 Transcending all the deities and Danavas and Rakshasas and human beings and Gandharvas and Nagas and feathery creatures, the offspring of Agni with his dart, which in his hands will be a weapon incapable of being baffled if once hurled at the foe, will destroy Taraka from whom your fear hath arisen.
Mbh.13.86.7945 The Rishis uttered hymns of praise and the Gandharvas sang in honour of that child called Kumara of six heads, twice six eyes, and exceedingly devoted to the Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.87.7982 Gods or Asuras or human beings, Gandharvas or Uragas or Rakshasas, Pisachas or Kinnaras, every one should always worship the Pitris.
Mbh.13.93.8269 There, O king, they dwell in the company of Apsaras and Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.98.8823 One possessed of wisdom should offer garlands of aquatic flowers, such as the lotus and the like, unto the Gandharvas and Nagas and Yakshas.
Mbh.13.102.9093 There Gandharvas and Yakshas and Apsaras live gladdening all the denizens with enchanting dances and music.
Mbh.13.102.9102 Gautama said, If thou proceedest to the woods owned by Narada and held dear by him, that are adorned with flowers and that echo with the melodious songs of the prince of Kinnaras, and that are the eternal abode of Gandharvas and Apsaras, I shall follow thee thither and force thee to yield up this elephant to me'
Mbh.13.103.9182 Neither the deities, nor Gandharvas, nor human beings, O Bhagiratha succeed in coming here without having practised the severest austerities.
Mbh.13.104.9569 Thou shouldst acquire, O king, the science of reasoning, as also the science of words, the science of the Gandharvas, and the four and sixty branches of knowledge known by the name of Kala.
Mbh.13.107.9791 Soothed with the sound of music and the melodious voice of Gandharvas and the sounds and blare of drums and Panavas, he is constantly gladdened by celestial damsels of great beauty.
Mbh.13.107.9815 The region to which he attains is inhabited by diverse tribes, of Apsaras and resounds with the melodious voice of Gandharvas.
Mbh.13.107.9820 While performing his journeys on his own car, he is followed by a large train of cars ridden by Gandharvas and Apsaras decked with celestial garlands and unguents.
Mbh.13.107.9834 When performing his journeys he is followed by a large train of cars made of excellent crystal and adorned with all kinds of gems, and ridden by Gandharvas and Apsaras who show him every honour.
Mbh.13.107.9844 The car he obtains is endued with the effulgence of the sun and the moon; made of pure gold and adorned with every kind of gem, ridden by Apsaras and Gandharvas singing melodiously.
Mbh.13.115.10352 These other kings also, viz, Syenachitra, O monarch, and Somaka and Vrika and Raivata and Rantideva and Vasu and Srinjaya, and Dushmanta and Karushma and Rama and Alarka and Nala, and Virupaswa and Nimi and Janaka of great intelligence, and Aila and Prithu and Virasena, and Ikshvaku, and Sambhu, and Sweta, and Sagara, and Aja and Dhundhu and Suvahu, and Haryaswa and Kshupa and Bharata, O monarch, did not eat flesh for the month of Karttika and as the consequence thereof attained to heaven, and endued with prosperity, blazed forth with effulgence in the region of Brahman, adored by Gandharvas and surrounded by thousand damsels of great beauty.
Mbh.13.140.11482 The great god was also surrounded by Kinnaras and Yakshas and Gandharvas and Rakshasas and diverse other created beings.
Mbh.13.142.11859 The illustrious deity said, Those who observe the vows relating to fasts and restrain their senses, who abstain from injury of any kind to any creature, and who practise truthfulness of speech, attain to success and ascending to Heaven sport in felicity with the Gandharvas as their companions, freed from every kind of evil.
Mbh.13.146.12237 The diverse tribes of ghostly beings, as also all the embodied Rivers, and the Gandharvas and Apsaras, all bowed their heads unto Mahadeva and departed for returning to the places whence they had come
Mbh.13.149.12557 The whole mobile and immobile universe with the deities, Asuras, and Gandharvas, Yakshas, Uragas and Rakshasas, is under the sway of Krishna.
Mbh.13.158.13147 Hundreds of Gandharvas and Apsaras and deities always accompany him.
Mbh.13.161.13449 The Rishis, the deities, the Gandharvas, and the Apsaras, worship that emblem of his which is ever erect and upraised.
Mbh.14.7.209 Samvarta said, Listen, O son of Avikshit, excellent as it is the bent of thy mind to perform this act, so too, O king, have I in my mind the ability to perform the sacrifice, I tell thee, O king, that thy good things will become imperishable, and that thou shalt lord it over Sakra and the Celestials with Gandharvas.
Mbh.14.8.213 And there the Rudras, the Saddhyas, Viswedevas, the Vasus, Yama, Varuna, and Kuvera with all his attendants, and the spirits and goblins, and the two Aswins, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas, as also the celestial sages, the Sun-gods, as well as the gods presiding over the winds, and evil spirits of all sorts, worship the high-souled lord of Uma, possessed of diverse characteristics.
Mbh.14.9.258 Agni said, Let this king of the Gandharvas repair thither as thy messenger, O Vasava, for, I am afraid to go thither myself.
Mbh.14.10.314 Vyasa said, Thus accosted by the son of Angira, Sakra himself gave directions to all the gods to erect the hall of assembly, and a thousand well-furnished excellent rooms looking grand as in a picture, and speedily to complete the staircase massive and durable, for the ascent of the Gandharvas and Apsaras and to furnish that portion of the sacrificial ground reserved for the dance of the Apsaras, like unto the palace of Indra in the heaven.
Mbh.14.43.1739 He is the ruler of men and Kinnaras and Yakshas and Gandharvas, and Snakes and Rakshasas, and deities and Danavas and Nagas.
Mbh.14.51.2195 Gods, men, Gandharvas, Pisachas, Asuras, and Rakshasas, have all sprung from Nature, and not from actions, not from a cause.
Mbh.14.54.2399 So also, O regenerate one, know that all the tribes of the Daityas, all the Yakshas, Gandharvas, Rakshasas, Nagas.
Mbh.14.54.2420 When I live in the order of the Gandharvas, I then, O son of Bhrigu's race, act in every respect as a Gandharva.
Mbh.14.88.3950 That sacrifice looked exceedingly beautiful as if adorned with the celestial Rishis, with the Gandharvas singing in chorus and the diverse tribes of Apsaras dancing in merriment.
Mbh.14.88.3956 At intervals of the sacrificial rites, those Gandharvas, skilled in music and well versed in dancing, used to gladden the Brahmanas who were engaged in the sacrifice
Mbh.14.90.4179 The celestial Rishis, the deities, the Gandharvas, those who walk before the deities, and the celestial messengers, are all praising thee, struck with wonder at thy gift.
Mbh.14.92.4333 Let all the tribes of celestial Apsaras, all the Gandharvas along with the Kinnaras, and Viswavasu, and others there are of that order, approach this sacrifice of mine.
Mbh.15.20.843 Endued with a righteous soul, lie will rove at will through the regions of the deities, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.15.29.1151 Let the deities and Gandharvas, and all these great Rishis, behold today the energy of those penances which I have acquired for these long years.
Mbh.15.31.1263 Gandharvas and Apsaras, and Pisachas and Guhyakas and Rakshasas, many persons of great sanctity, many individuals crowned with success of penances, celestial Rishis, deities and Danavas and heavenly Rishis of spotless character, met with death on the battle-field of Kurukshetra
Mbh.15.31.1264 It is heard that he that was the intelligent king of the Gandharvas, and named Dhritarashtra, took birth in the world of men as thy lord Dhritarashtra.
Mbh.15.31.1286 Dhritarashtra with all his ministers and the Pandavas, as also with all those foremost of Rishis and Gandharvas that had come there, set out as directed.
Mbh.15.32.1309 Gandharvas sang their praises, and bards waited on them, chanting their deeds.
Mbh.16.4.181 When he reached Heaven, Vasava and the twin Ashvinis and Rudra and the Adityas and the Vasus and the Viswedevas, and Munis and Siddhas and many foremost ones among the Gandharvas, with the Apsaras, advanced to receive him.
Mbh.16.4.183 Krishna then met the deities and celestial Rishis and Charanas, O king, and the foremost ones among the Gandharvas and many beautiful Apsaras and Siddhas and Saddhyas.
Mbh.16.4.186 The Gandharvas waited on him, hymning his praises, and Indra also joyfully praised him
Mbh.18.3.158 Let deities and Gandharvas, and celestial Apsaras, decked in pure robes and excellent ornaments, wait upon and serve thee for thy happiness.
Mbh.18.4.211 These five highly blessed Gandharvas endued with the effulgence of fire, and possessed of great energy, were, O king, the sons of Draupadi and yourself.
Mbh.18.4.212 Behold Dhritarashtra, the king of the Gandharvas, possessed of great wisdom.
Mbh.18.4.225 These and other kings, O son of Pandu, who had warred on thy side now walk with the Gandharvas or Yakshas or other sacred beings.
Mbh.18.6.340 In this treatise, called Bharata, O foremost one of Bharatas race, are to be seen in one place the eternal Rudras, the Saddhyas, and the Viswedevas; the Adityas, the two deities named the Ashvinis, the regents of the World, the great Rishis, the Guhyakas, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, the Vidyadharas, the Siddhas, the diverse deities, the Self-born visible in a body, with many ascetics; the Hills and Mountains, Oceans and Seas and Rivers, the diverse tribes of Apsaras; the Planets, the Years, the Half-years, and the Seasons; and the whole universe of mobile and immobile entities, with all the gods and Asuras.
Mbh.18.6.373 Ascending on a car equipt with a chamber consisting of a top supported by columns of gold, furnished with a seat made of stones of lapis lazuli, with windows on all sides made of pure gold, and teeming with waiting Apsaras and Gandharvas and other celestials, he blazes forth in splendour.
Mbh.18.6.375 Reaching the tenth Parana and gratifying Brahmanas, he acquires a car which tinkles with innumerable bells, which is decked with flags and banners, which is equipt with a seat made of precious gems, which has many arches made of lapis lazuli, which has a net-work of gold all round, which has turrets made of corals, which is adorned with Gandharvas and Apsaras well-skilled in singing, and which is fit for the residence of the Righteous.
Mbh.18.6.378 With Gandharvas in his company, for full years, he sports in bliss with Indra himself in abode of Indra.
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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