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Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 25 Feb 2010 15:41 and updated at 25 Feb 2010 15:41

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.20.1448 And the Grandsire Brahman himself heard this exceedingly cruel curse pronounced by Kadru, impelled by the fates.
Mbh.1.20.1449 And seeing that the snakes had multiplied exceedingly, the Grandsire, moved by kind consideration for his creatures, sanctioned with all the gods this curse of Kadru.
Mbh.1.24.1543 Then the gods, accompanied by the Rishis, wended to the Grandsire, and said unto him, O what is this great heat today that causeth such panic?
Mbh.1.24.1546 The Grandsire replied, Indeed, Surya is prepared to rise today for the destruction of the world.
Mbh.1.24.1552 Sauti continued, Aruna, at the behest of the Grandsire, did all that he was ordered to do.
Mbh.1.36.1978 And the Grandsire of all, Brahma, saw that ascetic with knotted hair, clad in rags, and his flesh, skin, and sinews dried up owing to the hard penances he was practising.
Mbh.1.36.1979 And the Grandsire addressing him, that penance-practising one of great fortitude, said, What is that thorn doest, O Sesha?
Mbh.1.36.1994 Unto Sesha who had said so, the Grandsire said, O Sesha, I know the behaviour of all thy brothers and their great danger owing to their offence against their mother.
Mbh.1.36.2001 Then Sesha replied, O divine Grandsire, this is the boon desired by me; viz, may my heart always delight in virtue and in blessed ascetic penances, O Lord of all'
Mbh.1.36.2013 And the illustrious Grandsire, the best of the immortals, then gave unto Ananta the bird of fair feathers, viz, the son of Vinata, for Ananta's help
Mbh.1.38.2070 Ye best of snakes, and O lord Vasuki of great splendour, from that place I heard the words the sorrowing gods spake unto the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.38.2071 The gods said, O Grandsire, thou god of gods who else than the cruel Kadru could thus, after getting such dear children, curse them so, even in thy presence?
Mbh.1.38.2072 And, O Grandsire, by thee also hath been spoken, with reference to those words of hers, Be it so'
Mbh.1.38.2086 Elapatra continued, The gods then said unto the Grandsire, Be it so'
Mbh.1.39.2096 And directly the work was over, the king of the snakes presented himself before the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.39.2097 And the gods, accompanied by Vasuki, addressed the Grandsire, saying, O lord, Vasuki is suffering great affliction from fear of his mother's curse.
Mbh.1.39.2108 Sauti continued, Then the king of the snakes, Vasuki, afflicted with the curse of his mother, hearing these words of the Grandsire, and intending to bestow his sister of the Rishi Jaratkaru, commanded all the serpents, a large numbers of whom were ever attentive to their duties, to watch the Rishi Jaratkaru, saying, When the lord Jaratkaru will ask for a wife, come immediately and inform me of it.
Mbh.1.48.2467 The Grandsire had said so, of old, in the midst of the gods.
Mbh.1.53.2667 The Grandsire was pacified by me for thy sake.
Mbh.1.53.2681 The Grandsire told me this of old.
Mbh.1.54.2692 The Grandsire of all the worlds spake unto her while uttering this curse, Be it so' and thus approved of her speech.
Mbh.1.54.2693 Vasuki, having heard that curse and then the words of the Grandsire, sought the protection of the gods, O child, on the occasion when the amrita was being churned for.
Mbh.1.54.2694 And the gods, their object fulfilled, for they had obtained the excellent amrita, with Vasuki ahead, approached the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.63.3162 Indeed, he who is the invisible cause of all, who knoweth no deterioration, who is the all-pervading soul, the centre round which everything moveth, the substance in which the three attributes of Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas co-inhere, the universal soul, the immutable, the material out of which hath been created this universe, the Creator himself, the controlling lord, the invisible dweller in every object, progenitor of this universe of five elements, who is united with the six high attributes, is the Pranava or Om of the Vedas, is infinite, incapable of being moved by any force save his own will, illustrious, the embodiment of the mode of life called Sannyasa, who floated on the waters before the creation, who is the source whence hath sprung this mighty frame, who is the great combiner, the uncreate, the invisible essence of all, the great immutable, bereft of those attributes that are knowable by the senses, who is the universe itself, without beginning, birth, and decay, is possessed of infinite wealth, that Grandsire of all creatures, became incarnate in the race of the Andhaka-Vrishnis for the increase of virtue.
Mbh.1.64.3236 And then, O king, the earth, oppressed with weight and afflicted with fear, sought the protection of the Grandsire of all creatures.
Mbh.1.96.5373 And Ganga, the queen of rivers, also came there to pay her adorations to the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.198.9817 Hearing those words the Grandsire said, Ye have little cause to be frightened at this increase of human beings.
Mbh.1.210.10344 At last the Grandsire himself, the Supreme Lord ever seeking the welfare of all, came unto those great Asuras and asked them to solicit the boon they desired.
Mbh.1.210.10345 Then the brothers Sunda and Upasunda, both of great prowess, beholding the Grandsire, rose from their seats and waited with joined palms.
Mbh.1.210.10346 And the brothers both said unto the God, O Grandsire, if thou hast been pleased with these our ascetic austerities, and art, O lord, propitious unto us, then let us have knowledge of all weapons and of all powers of illusion.
Mbh.1.210.10354 Narada continued, Hearing these words of Brahman, Sunda and Upasunda said, O Grandsire, let us have no fear then from any created thing, mobile or immobile, in the three worlds, except only from each other'
Mbh.1.210.10355 The Grandsire then said, I grant you what you have asked for, even this your desire.
Mbh.1.210.10356 And granting them this boon, the Grandsire made them desist from their asceticism, and returned to his own region.
Mbh.1.212.10401 With passions and senses and souls under complete control, they then went to the abode of the Grandsire, moved by compassion for the universe.
Mbh.1.212.10402 Arrived there, they beheld the Grandsire seated with gods, Siddhas, and Brahmarshis around him.
Mbh.1.212.10404 All those Rishis were sitting with the Grandsire, when the celestial and other Rishis, approaching Brahman with sorrowful hearts, represented unto him all the acts of Sunda and Upasunda.
Mbh.1.212.10405 And they told the Grandsire in detail everything that the Asura brothers had done, and how they had done it, and in what order.
Mbh.1.212.10406 Then all the celestials and the great Rishis pressed the matter before the Grandsire.
Mbh.1.212.10407 The Grandsire, hearing everything they said, reflected for a moment and settled in his mind what he should do.
Mbh.1.212.10409 Seeing Viswakarman before him, the Grandsire possessed of supreme ascetic merit commanded him, saying, Create thou a damsel capable of captivating all hearts'
Mbh.1.212.10410 Bowing down unto the Grandsire and receiving his command with reverence, the great artificer of the universe created a celestial maiden with careful attention.
Mbh.1.212.10416 And because she had been created with portions of every gem taken in minute measures, the Grandsire bestowed upon her the name of Tilottama.
Mbh.1.212.10418 The Grandsire answered, Go, O Tilottama, unto the Asuras, Sunda and Upasunda.
Mbh.1.212.10421 Narada continued, Bowing unto the Grandsire and saying, So be it, the damsel walked round the celestial conclave.
Mbh.1.212.10430 Except the divine Grandsire himself, the glances of those illustrious personages, even of all of them fell upon Tilottama's body.
Mbh.1.213.10457 The Grandsire himself of pure soul, then came there, accompanied by the celestials, and the great Rishis.
Mbh.1.213.10458 And the illustrious Grandsire applauded Tilottama and expressed his wish of granting her a boon.
Mbh.1.213.10461 The Grandsire of all creatures, granting this boon unto her, establishing the three worlds in Indra as before, returned to his own region'
Mbh.1.225.11031 SECTION CCXXVI Khandava-daha Parva continued Vaisampayana said, Then Havyavahana Agni in anger and disappointment, with his ailment uncured, went back to the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.6.307 Who wait upon the Grandsire in that assembly room?
Mbh.2.10.415 Listen now to the Sabha I describe unto thee, belonging to Brahma the Grandsire
Mbh.2.11.416 SECTION XI Narada said, Listen to me, O child, as I tell thee of the assembly house of the Grandsire, that house which none can describe, saying it is such.
Mbh.2.11.419 It was on that occasion, O son of Pandu, that the god of day spoke unto me, O bull of the Bharata race, of that celestial Sabha assembly of the Grandsire, immeasurable and immaterial and indescribable, as regards form and shape, and capable of delighting the heart of every creature by its splendour.
Mbh.2.11.421 I then asked Aditya, saying, O exalted one, I desire to behold the sacred Sabha of the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.424 Repairing then to the breast of the Himavat, I commenced that great vow, and after I had completed it the exalted and sinless deity Surya endued with great energy, and knowing no fatigue, took me with him to the Sabha of the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.441 The Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Marutas, Aswinas, the Viswadevas Sadhyas, and the Pitris gifted with the speed of the mind; these all wait there upon the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.447 And Rakshasas, Pisachas, the Danavas and Guhyakas; Nagas, Birds, and various animals; and all mobile and immobile great beings, all worship the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.449 And, O king of kings, Mahasena Kartikeya also adoreth there the Grandsire.
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.2.12.461 Thou hast said that in the Sabha of the Grandsire are to be seen all the great Rishis, all the gods, all the branches of learning.
Mbh.2.35.1486 Hearing these words of Bhishma, Yudhishthira said, O Grandsire, O thou of the Kuru race, whom thou deemest the foremost amongst these and unto whom the Arghya should be presented by us, O tell me'
Mbh.2.39.1592 Tell me, O Grandsire, what I should do in view of this.
Mbh.2.39.1593 O Grandsire, now what I should do that my sacrifice may not be obstructed and my subjects may not be injured'
Mbh.3.30.1464 And, O Yudhishthira, the Self-create Grandsire, Almighty God, spreading illusion, slayeth his creatures by the instrumentality of his creatures, as one may break a piece of inert and senseless wood with wood, or stone with stone, or iron with iron.
Mbh.3.83.4382 It is also called Samantapanchaka and is said to be the northern sacrificial altar of the Grandsire'
Mbh.3.84.4455 Proceeding next to Vetasika worshipped by the Grandsire, one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice and the state of Usanas.
Mbh.3.85.4654 It was there that the Rishis and the gods Varuna, Agni, Prajapati, Narayana also called Hari, Mahadeva and the illustrious Grandsire of great splendour, appointed the resplendent Bhrigu to officiate at a sacrifice.
Mbh.3.85.4706 There is no tirtha that is like unto the Ganga, there is no god like unto Kesava, and there is none superior to Brahmanas, this hath been said even by the Grandsire.
Mbh.3.86.4745 SECTION LXXXVI Vaisampayana continued, Having ascertained the opinion of his brothers, and of the intelligent Narada, king Yudhishthira, addressing Dhaumya, who was like unto the Grandsire himself, said, I have for the acquisition of arms, sent away that tiger among men, Jishnu, whose prowess is incapable of being baffled, and who is possessed of long arms and immeasurable intelligence.
Mbh.3.87.4795 It is there that the soul of all things, the Grandsire, had, in olden days, performed his sacrifice, and it is for this, O chief of the Bharata race, that the place hath come to be called Prayaga.
Mbh.3.87.4799 There, O son of Kunti, the Grandsire performed sacrifices of yore.
Mbh.3.89.4844 All the tirthas and sacred spots, and rivers and woods and foremost of mountains that are in the three worlds, all the gods with the Grandsire, along with the Siddhas, the Rishis and the Charanas, O best of the Kurus, always come, O Bharata, to bathe in the sacred waters of the Narmada.
Mbh.3.89.4856 There also is the celebrated tank of the Grandsire, called Pushkara, the favourite abode of the Vaikanasas, and Siddhas and Rishis.
Mbh.3.100.5268 And there they beheld Dadhicha looking like the sun himself in splendour and blazing in grace of person like the Grandsire himself.
Mbh.3.100.5269 And the celestials saluted the feet of the Rishi and bowed unto him and begged of him the boon that the Grandsire had bade them do.
Mbh.3.187.9285 And when that cataclysm ceaseth and the Grandsire awaketh, thou alone, O regenerate Rishi, beholdest Brahma duly re-create the four orders of beings after having filled the cardinal points with air and consigned the waters to their proper place.
Mbh.3.187.9286 Thou, O great Brahmana, hast worshipped in his presence the great Lord and Grandsire of all creatures with soul rapt in meditation and entirely swallowed up in Him!
Mbh.3.188.9496 And when that Grandsire of all creatures awaketh up, I will then, O best of Brahmanas, alone create all creatures endued with bodies, the firmament, the earth, light, the atmosphere, water, and indeed all else of mobile and immobile creatures that thou mayst have seen on the earth'
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.3.202.10398 And from that lotus possessed of effulgence like unto the Sun's, sprang the Grandsire Brahma, that lord of the worlds who is the four Vedas, who hath four forms and four faces, who is invincible in consequence of his own energy and who is endued with mighty strength and great prowess and as the Lord Hari of wondrous frame, possessed of great lustre and decked with a crown and the Kaustubha gem and attired in purple silk, lay stretched for many a yojana on that excellent bed furnished by the hood of the snake itself extending far and wide, blazing, O king, in his beauty and the lustre of his own body like a thousand Suns concentrated in one mass.
Mbh.3.202.10399 He was beheld some time after by two Danavas of great prowess named Madhu and Kaitabha and beholding Hari in that posture and the Grandsire with eyes like lotus-leaves seated on that lotus, both Madhu and Kaitabha wandered much and they began to terrify and alarm Brahma of immeasurable prowess, and the illustrious Brahma alarmed by their continued exertions trembled on his seat, and at his trembling the stalk of the lotus on which he was seated began to tremble and when the lotus-stalk trembled, Kesava awoke.
Mbh.3.203.10431 And the Grandsire replied unto him saying, Let it be as thou wishest.
Mbh.3.203.10433 And thus addressed by the Grandsire, the Danava placed the feet of the Deity on his head and having thus touched with reverence the Deity's feet he went away and possessed of mighty energy and prowess.
Mbh.3.223.11290 And saluting the Grandsire he said unto him, Do thou fix a renowned warrior as husband of this lady'
Mbh.3.270.13178 And then the Grandsire of all creatures, seating himself on that flower and finding that the whole Universe was a blank, created in his own likeness, and from his will, the nine great Rishis, Marichi and others.
Mbh.3.272.13255 But the Grandsire, pleased with Vaisravana, gave him immortality, and sovereignty of all the wealth of the Universe, the guardianship of one of the cardinal points, the friendship of Isana, and a son named Nalakuvera.
Mbh.3.273.13297 Then the great Grandsire addressed Kumbhakarna as before.
Mbh.3.274.13324 Markandeya continued, Then the Grandsire also asked Sakra, in their presence, Be thou, with all the celestials, born on earth!
Mbh.3.274.13328 And Dundubhi hearing these words of the Grandsire was born in the world of men as the hunchbacked Manthara.
Mbh.3.291.14213 Savitri replied, O king, having already learnt this thy intention, I had spoken unto that lord, the Grandsire, about thy sons.
Mbh.3.291.14216 Well-pleased, I tell thee this at the command of the Grandsire'
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.5.49.2793 Tell us, O Grandsire, who are they?
Mbh.5.61.3316 Whatever knowledge of weapons is in the Grandsire, in Drona, and Kripa, and Salya, and Shalya, exist in me as well.
Mbh.5.62.3325 Let the Grandsire and Drona and all the kings stay with thee.
Mbh.5.62.3337 Let, however, the Grandsire listen to the effect of the bit of harsh speech that he hath uttered.
Mbh.5.62.3339 The Grandsire will henceforth behold me in court only and not in battle.
Mbh.5.73.3682 In the very sight of the Grandsire Bhishma and Drona and the wise Vidura, of many holy Brahmanas, the king, the citizens, and all the chief Kauravas, the cruel Duryodhana, deceitfully defeating thee at dice, thee that are charitable, gentle, self-restrained, virtuous, and of rigid vows was not, O king, ashamed of his vile act.
Mbh.5.74.3735 O Vasudeva, act in such a way that we may rather live as strangers to the Kurus than incurring the sin of bringing about the destruction of the whole race should touch them, O Krishna, let the aged Grandsire and the other counsellors of the Kurus be asked to bring about brotherly feelings between brothers and to pacify the son of Dhritarashtra.
Mbh.5.88.4135 continued, Hearing these words of his, the Grandsire of the Kurus spoke these words unto the royal son of Vichitravirya, Worshipped or not worshipped, Janardana never becometh angry.
Mbh.5.88.4141 Duryodhana said, O Grandsire, I can, by no means, live by sharing this swelling prosperity of mine with the Pandavas.
Mbh.5.97.4605 Kanwa said, Brahman, the Grandsire of the universe, is indestructible and eternal.
Mbh.5.102.4746 The faultless Surabhi herself sprang in days of old from the mouth of the Grandsire, gratified with drinking the Amrita and vomiting the best things.
Mbh.5.106.4902 SECTION CVI Janamejaya said, Interminably wedded to evil, blinded by avarice, addicted to wicked courses, resolved upon bringing destruction on his head, inspiring grief in the hearts of kinsmen, enhancing the woes of friends, afflicting all his well-wishers, augmenting the joys of foes, and treading the wrong path, why did not his friends seek to restrain him, and why also did not that great friend of Kuru's race, the holy One; with tranquil soul, or the Grandsire tell him anything from affection'
Mbh.5.111.5086 It is in this region that the Grandsire Brahman dwelleth in the vicinity of Yajna sacrifice embodied.
Mbh.5.117.5285 And the royal sage then sported with her, as Surya with Prabhavati, Agni with Swaha, Vasava with Sachi, Chandra with Rohini, Yama with Urmila, Varuna with Gauri, Kuvera with Riddhi, Narayana with Lakshmi, Sagara with Jahnavi, Rudra with Rudrani, the Grandsire with Saraswati, Vasishtha's son Saktri with Adrisyanti, Vasishtha with Arundhati called also Akshamala, Chyavana with Sukanya, Pulastya with Sandhya, Agastya with the princess of Vidarbha Lopamudra, Satyavan with Savitri, Bhrigu with Puloma, Kasyapa with Aditi, Richika's son Jamadagni with Renuka, Kusika's son Viswamitra with Himavati, Vrihaspati with Tara, Sukra with Sataprava, Bhumipati with Bhumi, Pururavas with Urvasi, Richika with Satyavati, Manu with Saraswati, Dushyanta with Sakuntala, the eternal Dharma with Dhriti, Nala with Damayanti, Narada, with Satyavati, Jaratkaru with Jaratkaru, Pulastya with Pratichya, Urnayus with Menaka, Tumvuru with Rambha, Vasuki with Satasirsha, Dhananjaya with Kamari, Rama with the princess of Videha Sita, or Janardana with Rukmini.
Mbh.5.123.5445 And after he had thus regained heaven and tranquillity of heart, and had once more become freed from anxiety, the Grandsire, gratifying him by his words said, Thou hadst earned the full measure I of virtue by thy earthly deeds, and this region that thou hadst won is eternal, as thy deeds are in heaven.
Mbh.5.123.5450 O Grandsire of all the worlds, it behoveth me not to ask any one else.
Mbh.5.123.5455 The Grandsire answered, saying, Thy merit, augmented by a virtuous rule over thy subjects for many thousands of years and won by innumerable sacrifices and gifts, was exhausted by only one fault, in consequence of which thou wert hurled from this region.
Mbh.5.127.5607 Indeed, thyself and Kshattri, the King, the Preceptor, and the Grandsire, all reproach me alone and not any other monarch.
Mbh.5.144.6465 As regards the Grandsire, why will he not show some affection for the Pandavas?
Mbh.6.11.570 This arrangement hath been made by the Grandsire himself.
Mbh.6.21.973 Seeing that impenetrable array formed by Bhishma and regarding it as really impenetrable, the king became pale and addressed Arjuna, saying, O, mighty-armed Dhananjaya, how shall we be able to fight in battle with the Dhartarashtras who have the Grandsire for their chief combatant?
Mbh.6.21.980 Referring to this means, the Grandsire himself in days of old on the occasion of the battle between the Gods and the Asuras said unto Indra and the other celestials,
Mbh.6.35.1691 Thou art Vayu, Yama, Agni, Varuna, Moon, Prajapati, and Grandsire.
Mbh.6.65.3574 In days of yore, all the celestials and the Rishis, united together, waited reverentially on the Grandsire upon the mountains of Gandhamadana.
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.6.66.3646 Bhishma continued, Having said these words unto those gods and Rishis in days of yore, the illustrious Grandsire, dismissing them all, repaired to his own abode.
Mbh.6.67.3669 I desire, O Grandsire, to know his origin and glory
Mbh.6.67.3698 Kesava is the higher Energy, the Grandsire of all the worlds.
Mbh.6.123.6793 And that conclave of kings engaged in honouring the son of Ganga looked as beautiful as a conclave of the celestials engaged in adorning their Lord, viz, the Grandsire Brahman.
Mbh.7.50.2363 In the beginning, the Grandsire Brahma created all creatures.
Mbh.7.51.2413 The Grandsire then caught the tears she had shed, with his two hands, for the benefit of all creatures, and began to implore her with these words'
Mbh.7.52.2441 And soon the Grandsire became gratified in his own self.
Mbh.7.52.2456 Without acknowledging any other god, with steady devotion to the Grandsire, she lived and gratified the Grandsire in every way.
Mbh.7.52.2459 Thus addressed, Death said unto the divine Grandsire, Creatures, O Lord, are living in health.
Mbh.7.144.7499 The gods with the Grandsire at their head, as also the Siddhas, know the incomparable prowess of those two.
Mbh.7.199.11453 Then all the gods with the Grandsire repaired to that child, endued with the effulgence of the morning sun.
Mbh.7.199.11454 Beholding Maheswara, and knowing that he was the Supreme Being, the Grandsire Brahma thus adored him: Thou art Sacrifice, O lord, thou art the stay and refuge of the universe.
Mbh.8.33.1549 In consequence of their self-restraint, their penances, their vows and contemplation, the boongiving Grandsire became gratified with them and gave them boons.
Mbh.8.33.1550 Unitedly they solicited the Grandsire of all the worlds, O king, for the boon of immunity from death at the hands of all Creatures of all times.
Mbh.8.33.1554 When all of them, O king, having settled it amongst themselves after long and repeated conferences, bowed to the great Master of all the worlds and said these words, O god, O Grandsire, give us this boon.
Mbh.8.33.1574 He underwent the austerest of penances, upon which the Grandsire became gratified with him.
Mbh.8.33.1584 When, however, Purandra failed to pierce those cities made impenetrable, O king, by the Creator with his boons, the chief of celestials, filled with fear, and leaving those cities, repaired with those very gods to that chastiser of foes, viz, the Grandsire, for representing unto him the oppressions committed by the Asuras.
Mbh.8.33.1585 Representing everything and bowing with their heads unto him, they asked the divine Grandsire the means by which the triple city could be destroyed.
Mbh.8.34.1706 Hearing these words uttered by that high-souled Deity, the gods repaired unto the Grandsire and inclining him to grace, said these words, We have accomplished everything, O holy one, that thou hadst ordered us to do in the matter of afflicting the foes of celestials.
Mbh.8.34.1724 Armour, and weapons, and bow, these we have got already, O Grandsire.
Mbh.8.34.1729 It has been heard by us that bowing with their heads unto the Grandsire that Lord of the three worlds, the gods sought to gratify him for inducing him to accept the drivership.
Mbh.8.34.1730 The Grandsire said, There is nothing of untruth in all this that ye have said, ye denizens of heaven.
Mbh.8.34.1732 Then that illustrious god, that Creator of the worlds, the Grandsire, was appointed by the gods as the driver of the high-souled Ishana.
Mbh.8.34.1734 Having ascended the car the illustrious Deity, viz, the Grandsire resplendent with his own energy, took the reins and the goad.
Mbh.8.34.1781 As the illustrious Brahman, the Creator of the worlds, the Grandsire, the Supreme Deity of unfading glory, acted as the driver of Rudra, so do thou restrain the steeds of the high-souled son of Radha like Grandsire restraining those of Rudra.
Mbh.8.35.1844 SECTION Duryodhana said, Even thus did that illustrious Deity, that Grandsire of all the worlds, viz, Brahman, act as driver on that occasion and even thus did Rudra become the warrior.
Mbh.8.35.1847 As on that occasion the Grandsire had been selected with care by all the celestials, indeed, O great king, as one greater than Sankara, so thou that art superior to Karna art now selected by us with care.
Mbh.8.35.1848 Like the Grandsire holding the reins of Rudra's steeds, do thou hold, without delay, the reins of Karna's steeds in battle, O thou of great splendour
Mbh.8.35.1850 Indeed, I have heard how the Grandsire acted as the driver of Bhava and how the Asuras also, O Bharata, were all destroyed with one shaft.
Mbh.8.35.1851 Krishna also had knowledge of all this before, the knowledge, viz, of how the illustrious Grandsire had become the driver on that occasion of yore.
Mbh.8.45.2442 In days of yore, when the eternal religion was reverenced in all countries, the Grandsire, observing the practices of the country of the five rivers, cried fie on them.
Mbh.8.45.2444 Even thus did the Grandsire condemn the practices of the country of the five waters.
Mbh.8.45.2445 When all people were observant of the duties of their respective orders, the Grandsire had to find fault with these men.
Mbh.8.87.5321 Hearing these words, Maghavat, bowing down unto the Grandsire, represented this unto that god of gods, that foremost one of all intelligent beings, saying, Formerly it was said by thy holy self that the two Krishnas are always sure to win victory.
Mbh.9.36.2660 The Supreme Grandsire had at one time performed a great sacrifice.
Mbh.9.36.2664 There, O monarch, while the Grandsire was installed in the sacrifice and was performing the grand ceremony capable of bestowing prosperity and every wish, many notable ones conversant with righteousness and profit were present.
Mbh.9.36.2671 During the continuance of that sacrifice at Pushkara and in the presence of the Grandsire, the Rishis, O king, said, This sacrifice cannot be said to possess high attributes, since that foremost of rivers, Sarasvati, is not to be seen here'
Mbh.9.36.2673 Summoned at Pushkara by the Grandsire engaged in the performance of a sacrifice, Sarasvati, O king, appeared there, under the name of Suprava.
Mbh.9.36.2674 Beholding Sarasvati quickly pay that regard to the Grandsire, the Munis esteemed that sacrifice highly.
Mbh.9.36.2675 Even thus that foremost of rivers, the Sarasvati, made her appearance at Pushkara for the sake of the Grandsire and for gratifying the Munis.
Mbh.9.37.2786 Possessed of great might and great prowess Baladeva then proceeded to that tirtha where the adorable Grandsire had created the mountains called Lokaloka, where that foremost of Rishis, Arshtishena of rigid vows, O thou of Kuru's race, had by austere penances acquired the status of Brahmanhood, where the royal sage Sindhudwipa, and the great ascetic Devapi, and the adorable and illustrious Muni Vishvamitra of austere penances and fierce energy, had all acquired a similar status
Mbh.9.38.2832 The boon-giving Grandsire, of great energy, resolved to grant Vishvamitra, when he had become endued with ascetic merit, the boon the latter desired.
Mbh.9.38.2834 Brahma the Grandsire of all the worlds, said unto him, So be it'
Mbh.9.41.2997 Urged on incessantly by that head, Indra repaired to the Grandsire and informed him, in grief, of what had occurred.
Mbh.9.42.3080 Then Rudra and the goddess Uma and Agni, and Ganga, all bowed unto the Grandsire, that Lord of the Universe.
Mbh.9.42.3083 At this, the adorable Grandsire of all the worlds, possessed of great intelligence, began to think within his mind as to what he should bestow upon that youth.
Mbh.9.42.3086 Having reflected for a moment, the Grandsire, ever mindful of the welfare of the gods, bestowed upon him the status of a generalissimo among all creatures, O Bharata!
Mbh.9.42.3087 And the Grandsire further ordered all those gods that were regarded as the chief of the celestials and other formless beings to wait upon him.
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.9.43.3101 The Grandsire of the worlds, Brahman, and Kasyapa of great energy, and the others mentioned and not mentioned, all poured water upon Skanda even as, O monarch, the gods had poured water on the head of Varuna, the lord of waters, for investing him with dominion.
Mbh.9.43.3135 Besides these, many other high-souled and mighty companions, devoted to ascetic austerities and regardful of Brahmanas, were given unto him by the Grandsire.
Mbh.9.44.3336 Some speak of him as the puissant son of the Grandsire, Sanat-kumara, the eldest of all the sons of Brahma.
Mbh.9.45.3366 When the light of all the worlds thus disappeared, O sinless one, the gods then repaired to the Grandsire of the universe.
Mbh.9.45.3381 The intelligent Balarama, having bathed there, then proceeded to Brahmayoni where the adorable Grandsire of all the worlds had exercised his functions of creations.
Mbh.10.17.1044 The puissant Grandsire, desirous of creating living creatures, saw Rudra; and the Grandsire asked him, saying, Create living creatures without delay
Mbh.10.17.1047 Having waited in expectation of Rudra for a very long time, the Grandsire, by a fiat of his will, invoked into existence another being for making him the creator of all kinds of living things.
Mbh.10.17.1055 And he said unto the Grandsire, O illustrious one, protect me from these, and let these creatures have their food assigned unto them
Mbh.10.17.1056 Then the Grandsire assigned herbs and plants and other vegetables as their food, and unto those that were strong he assigned the weaker creatures as the means of sustenance.
Mbh.10.17.1058 After the creatures had multiplied and the Grandsire had become well pleased, the first-born rose from the water and beheld the living creation.
Mbh.10.17.1065 I have by my austerities, O Grandsire, created food for all these creatures.
Mbh.12.37.1981 In olden days he studied under the eldest-born son of the Grandsire himself, viz, Sanatkumara of blazing splendour, well conversant with the truths of mental and spiritual science.
Mbh.12.58.3139 Having gratified the divine Grandsire of the universe, the gods, afflicted with grief, said unto him, with joined hands, O god, the eternal Vedas have been afflicted in the world of men by covetousness and error.
Mbh.12.58.3145 Do thou then, O Grandsire, think of that which would benefit us, so that the universe, created by thy power, may not meet with destruction'
Mbh.12.58.3148 The Grandsire then composed by his own intelligence a treatise consisting of a hundred thousand chapters.
Mbh.12.58.3277 Thus, O Yudhishthira, the histories of all past events, the origin of the great Rishis, the holy waters, the planets and stars and asterisms, the duties in respect of the four modes of life, the four kinds of Homa, the characteristics of the four orders of men, and the four branches of learning, were all treated of in that work of the Grandsire.
Mbh.12.58.3278 Whatever objects or things, O son of Pandu, there are on earth, were all included in that treatise of the Grandsire.
Mbh.12.66.3681 Assembling after some time they proceeded in affliction to the Grandsire, saying, Without a king, O divine lord, we are going to destruction.
Mbh.12.66.3684 Thus solicited, the Grandsire asked Manu.
Mbh.12.91.5183 Answer me, O Grandsire'
Mbh.12.111.6398 The Grandsire, therefore, desired to grant him boons'
Mbh.12.120.6848 This last it was which in the beginning had been Grandsire Brahman, that Lord of all creatures.
Mbh.12.121.6875 It hath been heard by us that once upon a time, the Grandsire of all the worlds, viz, the divine Brahman desiring to perform a sacrifice, failed to find a priest possessed of qualifications like himself.
Mbh.12.121.6881 That Kshupa became the priest, O king, in the sacrifice of the high-souled Grandsire.
Mbh.12.121.6883 Chastisement disappeared in consequence of the visible form that the Grandsire was then obliged to assume
Mbh.12.121.6894 The Grandsire then, having worshipped the divine and eternal Vishnu, addressed that great boon-giving god, saying, It behoveth thee, O Kesava, to show mercy on the present occasion.
Mbh.12.121.6926 At the top of the scale, the divine Indra is awake with the rod of chastisement; after him, Agni of blazing flames; after him, Varuna; after Varuna, Prajapati; after Prajapati, Righteousness whose essence consists of restraint after Righteousness the son of Brahman, viz, the eternal Law; after Law, Energy is awake, employed in the act of protection; after Energy, the herbs offered in sacrifices for supporting the gods and used as food and medicines; after the herbs, the mountains; after the mountains, all kinds of juices and their attributes; after these, the goddess Niriti; after Niriti, the planets and the luminous bodies in heaven; after these, the Vedas; after the Vedas, the puissant form of Vishnu with equine head; after him, the almighty and eternal Grandsire, viz, Brahman; after the Grandsire, the divine and blessed Mahadeva; after Mahadeva, the Viswedevas; after them, the great Rishis; after the Rishis the divine Soma; after Soma, the deities who are all eternal; after the deities, know that the Brahmanas are awake.
Mbh.12.121.6930 Possessed of splendour resembling that of the Grandsire himself, Chastisement keeps together and upholds everything
Mbh.12.139.8255 SECTION CXL Yudhishthira said, When both righteousness and men, O Bharata, decay in consequence of the gradual lapse of Yuga, and when the world becomes afflicted by robbers, how, O Grandsire, should a king then behave
Mbh.12.155.9322 The puissant Grandsire, while engaged in creating the world, had for a time rested under thee.
Mbh.12.159.9503 That eternal region of the Grandsire which springs from Vedic penances, and which is concealed in a cave, can be won by only self-restraint
Mbh.12.160.9521 It was by the aid of penances that the Grandsire created food, fruit and roots.
Mbh.12.165.9818 In his own proper time the Grandsire of the universe took his birth.
Mbh.12.165.9821 The divine Grandsire then, assuming a visible form, begot by power of his will some sons possessed of great energy.
Mbh.12.165.9827 The universal Grandsire, having thus evoked into existence all mobile and immobile creatures, then promulgated the eternal religion laid down in the Vedas.
Mbh.12.165.9830 The foremost of the Danavas, however, setting at night the commands of the Grandsire, and yielding to wrath and covetousness, began to cause the destruction of righteousness.
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.12.168.10124 Endued with great beauty and abounding in delicious flowers all around, the spot looked like the court of the Grandsire himself.
Mbh.12.171.10259 Every morning he repairs to the regions of Brahman for adoring the Grandsire.
Mbh.12.172.10304 The chief of the deities further recited to Virupaksha the old story of the curse denounced by the Grandsire upon that best of birds named Rajadharman.
Mbh.12.172.10306 In wrath the Grandsire said unto this prince of birds, Since this vile crane hath not presented himself today in my assembly, therefore, that wicked-souled one shall not soon die so as to be able to leave the earth'
Mbh.12.172.10307 In consequence of these words of the Grandsire, the prince of cranes, though slain by Gautama, has come back to life, through the virtue of the nectar with which his body was drenched'
Mbh.12.199.12126 The monarch Ikshvaku also, after the same manner, entered the divine Grandsire like that foremost of Brahmanas.
Mbh.12.206.12479 Then, O son, the illustrious and divine Brahman, the Grandsire of all creatures, sprang into existence from that lotus, irradiating all the points of the horizon with his effulgence.
Mbh.12.206.12480 After the high-souled Grandsire had, O mighty-armed one, thus sprung from the primeval lotus, a great Asura of the name of Madhu, having no beginning, started into birth, springing from the attribute or Darkness Tamas.
Mbh.12.208.12616 Hearing these words of the Grandsire, foremost ones among the deities felt great joy.
Mbh.12.208.12636 All the tribes of the gods then repaired to the Grandsire.
Mbh.12.208.12642 The Grandsire said, That is the Supreme God, the Creator of all beings, the soul of all creatures, the foremost of all yogins.
Mbh.12.222.13449 One day Vasava, after having subjugated all the Asuras, repaired to the Grandsire and joining his hands bowed to him and enquired after the whereabouts of Vali.
Mbh.12.222.13493 I behold not also, O king of the Asuras, that garland of thine which was given to thee by the Grandsire'
Mbh.12.222.13495 Thou seest not also my garland, that gift of the Grandsire.
Mbh.12.227.14132 Heaven's firmament became clear and bright and began to shower nectar upon the region of the self-born Grandsire.
Mbh.12.255.15492 Endued with great energy, the Grandsire, at the time of the creation of the universe, created a large number of living beings.
Mbh.12.255.15499 With that fire born of his wrath, the Grandsire burnt all the quarters of the universe, O monarch.
Mbh.12.255.15501 Truly, when the Grandsire thus gave way to wrath, all mobile and immobile beings began to be consumed by the irresistible energy of that passion.
Mbh.12.256.15525 Actuated by compassion for all created beings find some means so that, O Grandsire, these living creatures may not burn.
Mbh.12.257.15543 SECTION CCLVIII Narada said, The large-eyed lady, controlling her grief by an effort of her own, addressed the Grandsire, with joined hands and bending in an attribute of humility like a creeper.
Mbh.12.257.15560 I seek the gratification of this wish, O Grandsire, of all the worlds.
Mbh.12.257.15562 The Grandsire said, O Death, thou hast been intended by me for the destruction of all creatures.
Mbh.12.257.15585 Proceeding thence to the summit of Himavat where the deities had performed their great sacrifice, she stood there for another hundred billions of years, supporting her weight upon only the toes of her feet with the object of gratifying the Grandsire with such an act of austerity.
Mbh.12.257.15588 Addressing the divine Grandsire, the maiden once more said, I am unable to cut off living creatures, O god!
Mbh.12.257.15590 Frightened at the prospect of demerit she prayed the Grandsire for being excused of obedience to his command, the Grandsire silenced her, and once more addressed her, saying, No demerit will accrue, O Death!
Mbh.12.258.15624 Tell me this, O Grandsire!
Mbh.12.278.17056 He who is called Vaikuntha, Purusha, Ananta, Sukla, Vishnu, Sanatana, Munjakesa, Harismasru, and the Grandsire of all creatures
Mbh.12.279.17117 He is Brahma; He is the highest Righteousness; He is Sat and He is Asat He is Sruti; He is the scriptures; He is the Sacrificial vessel; He is the six and ten Ritwijes; He is all the Sacrifices; He is the Grandsire Brahman; He is Vishnu; He is the twin Aswins; and He is Purandara He is Mitra; He is Varuna; He is Yama; He is Kuvera the lord of treasures.
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.12.281.17310 Seized by her, O bull of Bharata's race, the chief of the deities at last presented himself before the Grandsire and worshipped him by bending his head low.
Mbh.12.281.17321 Bhishma continued, The Grandsire replied unto Brahmanicide, saying, So be it'
Mbh.12.281.17322 Indeed, the Grandsire discovered means for dispelling Brahmanicide from the person of Indra.
Mbh.12.281.17333 Bhishma said, Thus addressed by the Grandsire the eater of oblations and sacrificial offerings accepted his command.
Mbh.12.281.17335 The Grandsire then summoned the trees, the herbs, and all kinds of grass to him, and solicited them to take upon themselves a fourth of that sin.
Mbh.12.281.17336 Addressed by him, the trees and herbs and grasses became as much agitated as Agni had been at the request, and they replied unto Grandsire, saying, How shall we, O Grandsire of all the worlds, be ourselves rescued from this sin?
Mbh.12.281.17343 The Grandsire of all the worlds then summoned the Apsaras and gratifying them with sweet words, O Bharata, said, This foremost of ladies, viz, Brahmanicide, has come out of Indra's person.
Mbh.12.281.17346 But, O Grandsire, do thou think of the means by which we ourselves may be freed from the effects of this understanding that we make with thee'
Mbh.12.281.17349 Bhishma continued, Thus addressed by the Grandsire, O bull of Bharata's race, the diverse tribes of the Apsaras, with cheerful souls, repaired to their respective places and began to sport in delight.
Mbh.12.282.17426 Marking this, the puissant Grandsire, showing himself unto Mahadeva, addressed him in the following words'
Mbh.12.282.17433 When Brahman had said these words, and when his proper share was appointed of the sacrificial offerings, Mahadeva replied unto the Grandsire of great energy, saying, So be id' Indeed, the wielder of Pinaka, viz, Bhava, smiled a little and became filled with joy.
Mbh.12.282.17434 And he accepted the share that the Grandsire appointed of the offerings in sacrifices.
Mbh.12.284.17786 The Sun and the Moon are thy two eyes, and the Grandsire is thy heart.
Mbh.12.334.21337 Tell me all this, O Grandsire'
Mbh.12.339.21967 Is the illustrious Grandsire of all the worlds any way different from or inferior to the great Narayana?
Mbh.12.340.22054 It is that Aniruddha who, becoming manifest, created the Grandsire Brahman.
Mbh.12.340.22062 Then the Grandsire of all the world, viz, Brahman, created, for the fulfilment of all creatures, the Vedas with all their branches, as also the Sacrifices with their limbs.
Mbh.12.340.22067 Addressing the Grandsire, they said, We have been created, O holy one, by thee, O thou of great puissance.
Mbh.12.340.22068 Tell each of us, O Grandsire, the respective jurisdiction we shall be vested with.
Mbh.12.340.22093 Endued with puissance, he is the Grandsire of all creatures.
Mbh.12.342.22441 Beholding him swelling with energy in every part of his body that was strengthened by the Soma he was drinking, all the deities, then, with Indra in their company, proceeded to the Grandsire Brahma.
Mbh.12.342.22446 After the deities ceased, the Grandsire replied, The great Rishi Dadhichi of Bhrigu's race is now engaged in performing severe austerities.
Mbh.12.342.22450 Thus instructed by the Grandsire, the deities proceeded to that place where the holy Rishi Dadhichi was engaged in his austerities.
Mbh.12.345.22880 It is from that Supreme Deity that Brahma, the Grandsire of all the worlds, took his rise in days of yore.
Mbh.12.345.22911 I am, indeed, the Grandsire and the Sire.
Mbh.12.347.23017 The illustrious Brahma, otherwise called Hiranyagarbha, is the Grandsire of all the worlds.
Mbh.12.347.23135 After this, Hari, granting unto the Grandsire intelligence of the foremost order relating to the Creation, disappeared there and then for going to the place he had come from.
Mbh.12.348.23212 After the second birth of Brahma, viz, when he sprang from the eyes of Narayana, O king, the Grandsire that is.
Mbh.12.348.23238 After this, the boon-giving Brahma, the Grandsire of the worlds, created the different worlds with their mobile and immobile creatures.
Mbh.12.348.23260 During the seventh birth of Brahma due to the lotus, O king, that sprang from the navel of Narayana, this cult was once more declared by Narayana himself, unto the Grandsire of pure soul, the Creator of all the worlds, in the beginning of this Kalpa.
Mbh.12.348.23261 The Grandsire gave it in days of yore to Daksha one of his sons created by a fiat of his will.
Mbh.12.348.23309 Only Brahma, the Grandsire of the worlds, looks upon the person that is subject to birth and death because of his mind being overwhelmed with the two inferior attributes of Rajas and Tamas
Mbh.12.349.23332 The learned say that he is the origin of the Grandsire Brahma; that he is the sixth form of Narayana; that he is the foremost of Rishis; that he is endued with the puissance of Yoga; that as the only son of his parents he is an incarnate portion of Narayana; and that, born under extraordinary circumstances on an Island, he is the inexhaustible receptacle of the Vedas.
Mbh.12.349.23401 He whom learned Brahmanas call the mind-born son of the Grandsire, viz, Vasishtha endued with great intelligence and like unto an ocean of penances, and whose splendour transcends that of the Sun himself, will be the progenitor of a race in which a great Rishi of the name of Parasara, possessed of mighty energy and prowess, will take his birth.
Mbh.12.350.23465 The Grandsire said, Welcome art thou, O thou of mighty arms.
Mbh.12.350.23475 Great must the reason be, O Grandsire, for such an act on thy part.
Mbh.13.14.886 Vasudeva said, The very deities with Indra, and the Grandsire Brahma numbering among them, and the great Rishis also, are incompetent to understand the course of Mahadeva's acts truly and in all their details.
Mbh.13.14.1195 The wise say that the Grandsire Brahma is the creator of this universe.
Mbh.13.14.1340 On the left side of the great god stood the Grandsire Brahma seated on an excellent car unto which were attached swans endued with the speed of the mind.
Mbh.13.14.1347 The Grandsire Brahma uttering a Rathantara, praised Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1385 Salutations to thee that torest away one of the heads of the Grandsire Brahma, to thee that hast slain the Asura named Mahisha, to thee that assumest three forms, to thee that bearest every form.
Mbh.13.14.1418 Thus addressed by all the deities, with the Grandsire Brahma among them.
Mbh.13.14.1428 Thou art he that hadst created from thy right side the Grandsire Brahma, the Creator of all things.
Mbh.13.14.1511 The puissant Indra and his brother Upendra, the two sons of Aditi, and the Grandsire Brahma, all uttered, in the presence of Bhava, the Rathantara Saman.
Mbh.13.14.1518 Seeing that Isana had showed himself to me by being seated in glory before my eyes, the whole universe, with the Grandsire and Sakra, looked at me.
Mbh.13.14.1524 I then addressed in these words the great God whose praises are hymned by all the deities with the Grandsire Brahma at their head'
Mbh.13.16.1585 After he had said these words, Tandi beheld before him that ocean of penances, that great Deity who is immutable and undeteriorating, who is without compare, who is inconceivable, who is eternal, and who is without any change, who is indivisible, who is whole, who is Brahma, who transcends all attributes, and who is endued with attributes, who is the highest delight of Yogins, who is without deterioration, who is called Emancipation, who is the refuge of the Mind, of Indra, of Agni, of the god of wind, of the entire universe, and of the Grandsire Brahma; who is incapable of being conceived by the Mind, who is without mutation of any kind, who is pure, who is capable of being apprehended by understanding only and who is immaterial as the Mind; who is difficult of comprehension, who is incapable of being measured, who is difficult of being attained by persons of uncleansed souls, who is the origin of the universe, and who transcends both the universe and the attribute of darkness; who is ancient, who is Purusha, who is possessed of effulgence, and who is higher than the highest.
Mbh.13.16.1594 The Grandsire Brahma, he of a hundred sacrifices, viz, Indra Vishnu, the Viswadevas, the great Rishis, are incapable of comprehending thee and thy real nature.
Mbh.13.16.1609 Thou art the Grandsire Brahma, thou art Bhava, thou art Vishnu, thou art Skanda, thou art Indra, thou art Savitri, thou art Yama, thou art Varuna, Soma, thou art Dhatri, thou art Manu, thou art Vidhatri and thou art Kuvera, the Lord of treasures.
Mbh.13.16.1661 The Grandsire Brahma in days of yore uttered thy praises, O thou that art called Nilarohita blue and red, by reciting diverse hymns and urged thee to create living creatures.
Mbh.13.16.1719 The Grandsire had at one time recited ten thousand names that apply to Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.16.1722 O thou that transcendest destruction, in days of yore, the Grandsire Brahma uttered these names for adoring the high-souled Deity.
Mbh.13.16.1723 Having acquired them through the grace of the Grandsire, Tandi communicated them to me
Mbh.13.17.1726 Upamanyu said, I shall adore that great Deity who deserves the adorations of all creatures, by uttering those names that are celebrated over all the worlds, names some of which were uttered by the Grandsire Brahma, some by the Rishis, and some of which occur in the Vedas and the Vedangas.
Mbh.13.17.1748 These names that I shall recite are extracted from the ten thousand names that the great Grandsire had uttered in days of yore, as ghee is extracted from curds.
Mbh.13.17.1749 As gold represents the essence of rocky mountains, as honey represents the essence of flowers, as Manda represents the extract from ghee, even so have these names been extracted from and represent the essence of those ten thousand names that were uttered by Grandsire Brahma.
Mbh.13.17.1765 Brahma, the Grandsire of all the universe, having in days of old composed it, assigned to it the foremost place among all excellent hymns.
Mbh.13.17.2115 Thou art the Grandsire being the sire of the great sire of all.
Mbh.13.21.3177 The Grandsire himself and all the deities with Indra have been pleased with thee.
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.13.40.4331 I shall also tell thee, O king, how women were created by the Grandsire Brahman and the object for which they were created by Him.
Mbh.13.40.4342 They, therefore, O chastiser of foes, assembled together and repaired to the presence of the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.55.5549 In days past, on one occasion, when the deities had assembled together, the Grandsire Brahman said some words I heard them, O king, and shall presently repeat them to thee'
Mbh.13.57.5639 Having conquered the earth and acquired kingdoms numbered by hundreds, O Bharata, I turn with grief, O Grandsire, at the thought of the millions of men I have slaughtered.
Mbh.13.57.5714 The man who takes to a hero's bed on the field of battle becomes the equal of the Grandsire Brahman himself.
Mbh.13.65.6226 SECTION LXV Bhishma said, The illustrious Atri, the son of the Grandsire Brahman, said, They who make gifts of gold are said to make gifts of everything in the world'
Mbh.13.72.6709 Sakra said, I see, O Grandsire, that those who are residents of the region of kine transcend by their resplendence the prosperity of the denizens of heaven and pass them by as beings of an inferior station.
Mbh.13.73.6728 SECTION LXXIII The Grandsire said, The questions thou hast asked me in respect of kine, beginning with their gift, are such that there is none else in the three worlds, O thou of a hundred sacrifices, who could put them!
Mbh.13.74.6805 SECTION LXXIV Indra said, I wish to know, O Grandsire, what the end is that is attained by him who consciously steals a cow or who sells one from motives of cupidity
Mbh.13.74.6806 The Grandsire said, Hear what the consequences are that overtake those persons that steal a cow for killing her for food or selling her for wealth, or making a gift of her unto a Brahmana.
Mbh.13.74.6819 Bhishma said, Even this was said by the Grandsire unto Indra, O chief of Bharata's race!
Mbh.13.83.7384 In this connection is recited the ancient narrative, O Yudhishthira, of the discourse between the Grandsire and the chief of celestials.
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.13.83.7390 In the midst of that assembly, Indra, saluting the Lord of all the deities and bowing his head unto him with reverence, asked him, saying, I desire, O Grandsire, to know why the region of kine is higher, O holy one, than the region of the deities themselves who are the lords of all the worlds.
Mbh.13.83.7421 Thus addressed by me, Surabhi answered me, saying, I have no need, O Grandsire, of boons.
Mbh.13.84.7492 By such conduct thou hast honoured and maintained the authority of thyself, the scriptures, the auditions of the Vedas, the Pitris and the Rishis, the Grandsire Brahman himself, and those seniors, viz, the Prajapatis.
Mbh.13.85.7591 O Grandsire, great has been our fear from him.
Mbh.13.85.7603 The boon which, O Grandsire, he has obtained from thee is that he should not be slayable by deities or Asuras or Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.85.7629 Hearing these words of the Grandsire, the high-souled gods then proceeded to search out the god of fire with hearts cheerful in consequence of their purpose having been achieved.
Mbh.13.85.7751 Vasishtha continued, This history also, O Rama, called Brahmadarsana, was heard by me in days of yore, respecting the achievement of the Grandsire Brahman who is identifiable with the Supreme Soul.
Mbh.13.85.7776 That seed of the Grandsire was endued with the three attributes of Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas.
Mbh.13.85.7820 After this, the master of all the worlds, the Grandsire of all creatures, viz, Brahman, then said, These children are mine.
Mbh.13.85.7826 The deities then repaired to the presence of the Grandsire and having bowed their heads unto him joined their hands in reverence and they said unto him, All of us, O illustrious one, and the entire universe of mobile and immobile creatures, are thy offspring.
Mbh.13.85.7829 The Grandsire then intended that Angiras should become the son of Agni.
Mbh.13.85.7830 Conversant with the truth in respect of everything, the Grandsire then took Kavi as his own son.
Mbh.13.85.7860 The Grandsire Brahman was, in olden days, gratified by all the deities who said unto him, Let these lords of the universe referring to Bhrigu and Angiras and Kavi and their descendants rescue us all.
Mbh.13.85.7870 Thou, O Grandsire, art the Creator of both, deities and the Brahmanas.
Mbh.13.85.7874 Looking at this fact, O Grandsire, we shall all aid and support one another.
Mbh.13.85.7876 Thus addressed by them, Brahman, the Grandsire of all the worlds, said unto them, So be it!
Mbh.13.91.8166 The Grandsire Brahman himself, in days of old, laid it down!
Mbh.13.92.8206 At these words of Soma, the deities and the Pitris then proceeded, O Bharata, to the Grandsire where he was seated on the summit of the mountains of Meru'
Mbh.13.92.8230 The Grandsire Brahman, Pulastya, Vasishtha, Pulaha, Angiras, Kratu and the great Rishi Kasyapa, these, O prince of Kuru's race, and regarded as great masters of Yoga.
Mbh.13.99.8929 Bhrigu said, It is at the command of the Grandsire that I have come to thee with the view of counteracting the puissance of Nahusha who is possessed of great energy but who has been stupefied by fate.
Mbh.13.100.8992 As regards Bhrigu, having hurled Nahusha on the earth, he went to the region of Brahman and informed the Grandsire of it.
Mbh.13.100.8993 The Grandsire, having called Indra back, addressed the deities, saying.
Mbh.13.100.8998 Unto the Grandsire, O son of Pritha, who said so unto them, the deities filled with joy, replied, saying, So be it'
Mbh.13.103.9179 In this connection is recited the ancient narrative of the discourse between Bhagiratha and the illustrious Brahman the Grandsire of the Creation.
Mbh.13.103.9181 Beholding this, O monarch, the Grandsire Brahman, addressing Bhagiratha, said, How, O Bhagiratha, hast thou attained to this region that is so difficult of attainment?
Mbh.13.103.9202 I also gave away ten and then seven crores of steeds, O Grandsire, each of green complexion, each having ears that were dark, and each adorned with garlands of gold.
Mbh.13.103.9204 I gave away ten thousand cars, O Grandsire, whose limbs were made of gold, and which were adorned with diverse ornaments of gold.
Mbh.13.103.9209 Spending a vast sum of money, O Grandsire, and performing eight Rajasuya sacrifices, I gave away unto the Brahmanas that officiated in them a thousand kings whose necks were adorned with garlands of gold, after having vanquished them in battle.
Mbh.13.126.11031 Hearing this question of theirs, the Grandsire Brahman began to say what follows'
Mbh.13.132.11209 SECTION CXXXII Bhishma said, After this, the Grandsire Brahman, sprang from the primeval lotus and resembling the lotus in agreeableness and fragrance, addressed the deities with Vasava, the lord of Sachi, at their head, Yonder sits the mighty Naga who is a resident of the nether regions.
Mbh.13.132.11214 Hearing these words of the Grandsire, the deities, with well-pleased minds commissioned the elephant Renuka to where those upholders of the world are
Mbh.13.139.11448 That fire had repaired to behold the boon-giving Grandsire of all the universe.
Mbh.13.139.11449 The Grandsire, ye foremost of ascetics, told my soul that half the energy of the great god having the bull for his device would take birth as my son.
Mbh.13.141.11581 Maheswara said, In the days of yore, the Grandsire Brahma created the celestial cow Surabhi yielding abundant milk.
Mbh.13.141.11687 Whenever the world is created or re-created, those religions are created by the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.141.11766 The Grandsire Brahma during the days he devoted to the observance of penances drank some nectar in the form of water.
Mbh.13.143.11912 Even this, I think, is the authority enunciated by the Grandsire with his own mouth.
Mbh.13.147.12239 Maheswara said, Hari is superior to the Grandsire himself.
Mbh.13.147.12249 He is the veritable abode of the Grandsire and the abode of all the gods besides.
Mbh.13.147.12269 Within the abdomen of this Master of the gods who is ever devoted to the accomplishment of their purposes, of this one who is identical with Brahma and who is always the refuge of the regenerate Rishis, resides Brahma the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.147.12326 He who wishes to see me or the Grandsire Brahma should first see the illustrious Vasudeva of great puissance, If He is seen I am seen, as also the Grandsire Brahman, that foremost of all the gods.
Mbh.13.147.12350 By beholding Him, ye will have behold all the foremost of deities, I too bow my head in reverence unto that Lord of the universe, that Grandsire of all the worlds, that mighty and vast boar.
Mbh.13.149.12518 He that upholds the universe in the form of Ananta and others, He that ordains all acts and their fruits, He that is superior to the Grandsire Brahma XXXVIII, XLVI the Immeasurable, the Lord of the senses or He that has curled locks, He from whose navel the primeval lotus sprang, the Lord of all the deities, the Artificer of the universe, the Mantra, He that weakens or emaciates all things, He that is vast, the Ancient one, He that is enduring XLVII, LVI
Mbh.13.149.12531 He whose acts are never futile, He that cleanses those that worship Him, those that hear of Him and those that think of Him, He that is endued with pre-eminent energy and strength, He that transcends Indra in all attributes, He that accepts all His worshippers, He that is the Creation itself in consequence of His being the Causes thereof, He that upholds His self in the same form without being ever subject to birth, growth, or death, He that sustains all creatures in their respective functions in the universe, He that controls the hearts of all creatures CLI, CLXII; He that deserves to be known by those who wish to achieve what is for their highest good; He who is the celestial physician in the form of Dhanwantari, or He who cures that foremost of all diseases, viz, the bonds that bind one to the world; He that is always engaged in Yoga; He that slays great Asuras for establishing Righteousness; He that is the Lord of that Lakshmi who sprang from the ocean when it was churned by the deities and the Asuras, or, He that cherishes both the goddesses of prosperity and learning; He that is honey in consequence of the pleasure He gives to those that succeed in having a taste of him; He that transcends the senses or is invisible to those that turn away from Him; He that is possessed of great powers of illusion manifested in His beguiling Mahadeva and the deities on many occasions; He that puts forth great energy in achieving mighty feats; He that transcends all in might CLXIII, CLXXII; He that transcends all in intelligence; He that transcends all in puissance; He that transcends all in ability; He that discovers the universe by the effulgence emanating from his body; He whose body is incapable of being ascertained by the eye or any other sense organ of knowledge; He that is possessed of every beauty; He whose soul is incapable of being comprehended by either deities or men; He that held on his back, in the form of the vast tortoise, the huge mountain, Mandara, which was made the churning staff by the deities and the Asuras when they set themselves to churn the great ocean for obtaining therefrom all the valuables hid in its bosom; or, He who held up the mountains of Govardhana in the woods of Brinda for protecting the denizens of that delightful place, who were especial objects of His kindness, from the wrath of Indra who poured incessant showers for days together with a view to drowning every thing CLXXIII, CLXXX; He that can shoot His shafts to a great distance, piercing through obstruction of every kind; He that raised the submerged Earth, having assumed the form of the mighty Boar; He on whose bosom dwells the goddess of Prosperity; or He that is identical with Kama, the lord of Rati; He that is the Refuge of those that are righteous; He that is incapable of being won without thorough devotion; or, He that is incapable of being immured or restrained by any one putting forth his powers; He that is the delight of the deities, or, He that is the embodiment of fullness of joy; He that rescued the submerged Earth; or He that understands the hymns addressed to him by His devotees; He that is the Master of ell eloquent persons or He that dispels the calamities of all those who know him CLXXXL, CLXXXVIII; He that is full of blazing effulgence He that suppressed the afflictions of His adorers; or, He that assumes the form of Yama, the universal Destroyer, for chastising all persons that fall away from their duties; He that assumed the form of a Swan for communicating the Vedas to the Grandsire Brahman; or, He that enters into the bodies of all persons; He that has Garuda, the prince of the feathery denizens of the welkin, for His vehicle; He that is the foremost of snakes in consequence of His identity with Sesha or Ananta who upholds on his head the vast Earth, or, He that has the hood of the prince of snakes for His bed while He lies down to sleep on the vast expansion of water after the dissolution of the universe; He whose navel is as beautiful as gold; He that underwent the severest austerities in the form of Narayana at Vadari on the breast of Himavat; He whose navel resembles a lotus; or, He from whose navel sprang the primeval lotus in which the Grandsire Brahma was born; He that is the Lord of all creatures CLXXXIX, CXCVII; He that transcends death; or, He that wards off Death from those that are devoted to him; He that always casts a kind eye on His worshippers; or, He that sees all things in the universe; He that destroys all things; or, He that drenches with nectar all those that worship Him with single-minded devotion; He that is the Ordainer of all ordainers; or, He that unites all persons with the consequences of their acts; He that himself enjoys and endures the fruits of all acts, or, He that assumed the form of Rama, the son of Dasaratha, and going into exile at the command of His sire made a treaty with Sugriva the chief of the Apes for aiding him in the recovery of his kingdom from the grasp of his elder brother Vali in return for the assistance which Sugriva promised Him for recovering from Ravana His wife Sita who had been ravished by that Rakshasa and borne away to his island home in Lanka, He that is always of the same form; or, He that is exceedingly affectionate unto His worshippers; He that is always moving; or, He that is of the form of Kama who springs up in the heart of every creature; He that is incapable of being endured by Danavas and Asuras or, He that rescued His wife Sita after slaying Ravana, or, He that shows compassion towards even Chandalas and members of other low castes when they approach Him with devotion, in allusion to His friendship, in the form of Rama, for Guhaka the chief of the Chandalas, inhabiting the country known by the name of Sringaverapura; He that chastises the wicked; or, He that regulates the conduct of all persons by the dictates of the Srutis and the Smritis; He whose soul has true knowledge for its indication; or, He that destroyed Ravana, the foe of the gods, having assumed the form of Rama that was full of compassion and other amiable virtues; He that destroys the foes of the deities or, He that slays those who obstruct or forbid the giving of presents unto deserving persons CXCVII, CCVIII; He that is the instructor in all sciences and the father of all; He that is the instructor of even the Grandsire Brahma; He that is the abode or resting place of all creatures; He that is the benefactor of those that are good and is free from the stain of falsehood; He whose prowess is incapable of being baffled; He that never casts his eye on such acts as are not sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; He that casts his eye on such acts as are sanctioned or approved by the scriptures; or, He whose eye never winks or sleeps; He that wears the unfading garland of victory called by the name of Vaijayanti; He that is the Lord of speech and that is possessed of great liberality insomuch that He rescued the lowest of the low and the vilest of the vile by granting them His grace CCLX, CCXVIII; He that leads persons desirous of Emancipation to the foremost of all conditions, viz, Emancipation itself; or, He that assumes the form of a mighty Fish and scudding through the vast expanse of waters that cover the Earth when the universal dissolution comes, and dragging the boat tied to His horns, leads Manu and others to safety; He that is the leader of all creatures; or, He that sports in the vast expanse of waters which overwhelm all things at the universal dissolution; He whose words are the Veda and who rescued the Vedas when they were submerged in the waters at the universal dissolution; He that is the accomplisher of all functions in the universe; He that assumes the form of the wind for making all living creatures act or exert themselves; or, He whose motions are always beautiful, or, who wishes His creatures to glorify Him; He that is endued with a thousand heads; He that is the Soul of the universe and as such pervades all things; He that has a thousand eyes and a thousand legs; CCXIX, CCXXVI; He that causes the wheel of the universe to revolve at His will; He whose soul is freed from desire and who transcends those conditions that invest Jiva and to which Jiva is liable; He that is concealed from the view of all persons that are attached to the world; or, He that has covered the eyes of all persons with the bandage of nescience; He that grinds those that turn away from him; He that sets the days a-going in consequence of His being identical with the Sun; He that is the destroyer of all-destroying Time itself; He that conveys the libations poured on the sacred fire unto those for whom they are intended; or, He that bears the universe, placing it on only a minute fraction of His body; He that has no beginning; or, He that has no fixed habitation He that upholds the Earth in space in the form of Sesha, or, rescues her in the form of the mighty boar or supports her as a subtil pervader CCXXVII, CCXXXV; He that is exceedingly inclined to grace, insomuch that He grants happiness to even foes like Sisupala; He that has been freed from the attributes of Rajas passion and Tamas darkness so that He is pure or stainless Sattwa by itself; or, He that has obtained the fruition of all His wishes; He that supports the universe; He that feeds or enjoys the universe; He that is displayed in infinite puissance; He that honours the deities, the Pitris, and His own worshippers; He that is honoured or adored by those that are themselves honoured or adored by others; or, He whose acts are all beautiful and enduring; He that accomplishes the purposes of others; or, He that is the benefactor of others; He that withdraws all things unto Himself at the universal dissolution; or, He that destroys the foes of the deities or of His worshippers; He that has the waters for his home; or, He that is the sole Refuge of all creatures or He that destroys the ignorance of all creatures CCXXXVI, CCXLVI; He that is distinguished above all, He that cherishes the righteous, He that cleanses all the worlds, He that crowns with fruition the desires of all creatures, He whose wishes are always crowned with fruition, He that gives success to all, He that bestows success upon those that solicit Him for it CCXLVII, CCLVI; He that presides over all sacred days; or, He that overwhelms Indra himself with His own excellent attributes, He that showers all objects of desire upon His worshippers, He that walks over all the universe, He that offers the excellent flight of steps constituted by Righteousness unto those that desire to ascend to the highest place; He that has Righteousness in His abdomen; or, He that protects Indra even as a mother protects the child in her womb; He that aggrandises His worshippers, He that spreads Himself out for becoming the vast universe, He that is aloof from all things though pervading them; He that is the receptacle of the ocean of Srutis CCLVII, CCLXIV; He that is possessed of excellent arms ie, arms capable of upholding the universe; He that is incapable of being borne by any creature, He from whom flowed the sounds called Brahman or Veda, He that is the Lord of all Lords of the universe, He that is the giver of wealth, He that dwells in His own puissance, He that is multiform, He that is of vast form, He that resides in the form of Sacrifice in all animals, He that causes all things to be displayed CCLXV, CCLXXIV, He that is endued with great might, energy, and splendour; He that displays Himself in visible forms to His worshippers, He that scorches the unrighteous with His burning energy, He that is enriched with the sixfold attributes of affluence, etc,
Mbh.13.149.12532 He that imparted the Veda to the Grandsire Brahma, He that is of the form of the Samans, Riks, and Yajuses of the Veda; He that soothes His worshippers burning with the afflictions of the world like the rays of the moon cooling all living creatures of the world, He that is endued with blazing effulgence like the sun CCLXXV, CCLXXXII; He from whose mind has sprung the moon, He that blazes forth in His own effulgence, He that nourishes all creatures even like the luminary marked by the hare, He that is the Master of the deities, He that is the great medicine for the disease of worldly attachment, He that is the great causeway of the universe, He that is endued with knowledge and other attributes that are never futile and with prowess that is incapable of being baffled CCLXXXIII, CCLXXXIX; He that is solicited by all creatures at all times, viz, the Past, the Present, and the Future; He that rescues his worshippers by casting kind glances upon them, He that sanctifies even them that are sacred; He that merges the life-breath in the Soul; or, He that assumes diverse forms for protecting both the Emancipated and the Unemancipated; He that kills the desires of those that are Emancipated; or, He that prevents evil desires from arising in the minds of His worshippers; He that is the sire of Kama the principle of desire or lust; He that is most agreeable, He that is desired by all creatures, He that grants the fruition of all desires, He that has the ability to accomplishing all acts CCXC, CCXCIX; He that sets the four Yugas to begin their course; He that causes the Yugas to continually revolve as on a wheel, He that is endued with the diverse kinds of illusion and, therefore, the cause from which spring the different kinds of acts that distinguish the different Yugas; He that is the greatest of eaters in consequence of His swallowing all things at the end of every Kalpa; He that is incapable of being seized by those that are not His worshippers; He that is manifest being exceedingly vast; He that subjugates thousands of foes of the deities; He that subjugates innumerable foes CCC, CCCVIII; He that is desired by even the Grandsire and Rudra, or He that is adored in sacrifices; He that is distinguished above all; He that is desired by those that are endued with wisdom and righteousness; He that has an ornament of peacock's feathers on His headgear; He that stupefies all creatures with His illusion; He that showers His grace on all His worshippers; He that kills the wrath of the righteous; He that fills the unrighteous with wrath; He that is the accomplisher of all acts; He who holds the universe on his arms; He that upholds the Earth CCCIX, CCCXVIII; He that transcends the six well-known modifications of inception, birth or appearance growth, maturity, decline, and dissolution; He that is endued with great celebrity in consequence of His feats; He that causes all living creatures to live in consequence of His being the all-pervading soul; He that gives life; the younger brother of Vasava in the form of Upendra or the dwarf; He that is the receptacle of all the waters in the universe; He that covers all creatures in consequence of His being the material cause of everything; He that is never heedless being always above error; He that is established on His own glory CCCXIX, CCCXXVII; He that flows in the form of nectar; or, He that dries up all things; He upholds the path of righteousness; He that bears the burden of the universe; He that gives desirable boons unto those that solicit them: He that causes the winds to blow; He that is the son of Vasudeva; or, He that covers the universe with His illusions and sports in the midst of it; He that is endued with extraordinary lustre; He that is the originating cause of the deities; He that pierces all hostile towns CCCXXVIII, CCCXXXVI; He that transcends all sorrow and grief; He that leads us safely across the ocean of life or the world; He that dispels from the hearts of all His worshippers the fear of rebirth; He that is possessed of infinite courage and prowess; He that is an offspring of Sura's race; He that is the master of all living creatures; He that is inclined to show His grace unto all; He that has come on earth for a hundred times for rescuing the good, destroying the wicked, and establishing righteousness; He that holds a lotus in one of his hands; He whose eyes resemble the petals of the lotus CCCXXXVII, CCCXLVI; He from whose navel sprang the primeval lotus; or, He that is seated upon a lotus; He that is endued with eyes resembling the petals of the lotus; He that is adored by even worshippers as one seated within the lotus of His hearts; He that assumed the form of embodied Jiva through His own illusion; He that is endued with puissance of every kind; He that grows in the form of the five primal elements; the Ancient Soul; He that is endued with vast eyes; He that has Garuda sitting on the standard of His car CCCXLVII, CCCCLV; He that is incomparable; the Sarabha the lion-killing animal; He that strikes the wicked with terror; He that knows everything that has occurred in Time; He that accepts, in the forms of the deities, the butter poured on the sacrificial fire; He that is known by all kinds of evidence or proof; He upon whose breast sits Prosperity always; He that is victorious in every battle CCCLVI, CCCLXIV; He that is above destruction; He that assumes a red form; or, becomes wrathful unto the enemies of His worshippers; He that is an object of search with the righteous; He that is at the root of all things; He that has the mark of the string around his abdomen for Yasoda had bound Him with a cord while He was Krishna; He that bears or forgives all injuries; He that upholds the Earth in the form of her mountains; He that is the foremost of all objects of worship; He that is endued with great speed; He that swallows vast quantities of food CCCLXV, CCCLXXIV; He that caused the creation to start into life; He that always agitates both Prakriti and Purusha; He that shines with resplendence; or, sports in joy; He that has puissance in his stomach; He that is the Supreme Master of all; He that is the material out of which the universe has been made; He that is the cause or Agent who has made the universe: He that is independent of all things; He that ordains variety in the universe; He that is incapable of being comprehended; He that renders Himself invisible by the screen of illusion CCCLXXV, CCCLXXXV; He that is Chit divested of all attributes; He on whom all things rest; He in whom all things reside when the universal dissolution comes; He that assigns the foremost place to those that worship Him; He that is durable; He that is endued with the highest puissance; He that has been glorified in the Vedanta; He that is contented; He that is always full; He whose glance is auspicious CCCLXXXVI, CCCXCV; He that fills all Yogins with delight; He that is the end of all creatures for it is in Him that all things merge at the universal dissolution; He that is the faultless Path; He that in the form of Jiva, leads to Emancipation; He that leads Jiva to Emancipation; He that has none to lead Him; He that is endued with great might; He that is the foremost of all beings possessed of might; He that uphold He that is the foremost of all Beings conversant with duty and religion CCCXCVI, CDIV; He that joins, at the time of creation, the disunited elements for forming all objects; He that resides in all bodies; He that causes all creatures to act in the form of Kshetrajna; He that creates all creatures after destroying them at the universal dissolution; He unto whom every one bows with reverence; He that is extended over the entire universe; He that owns the primeval golden egg as his abdomen whence, as from the female uterus, everything proceeds; He that destroys the foes of the deities; He that overspreads all things being the material cause whence they spring; He that spreads sweet perfumes; He that disregards the pleasures of the senses CDV, CDXV; He that is identifiable with the seasons; He at whose sight alone all worshippers succeed in obtaining the great object of their wish; He that weakens all creatures; He that dwells in the firmament of the heart, depending upon His own glory and puissance; He that is capable of being known everywhere in consequence of His omnipresence; He that inspires everyone with dread; He in whom all creatures dwell; He that is clever in accomplishing all acts; He that constitutes the rest of all creatures being, as He is, the embodiment of Emancipation; He that is endued with competence greater than that of other Beings CDXVI, CDXXV; He in whom the whole Universe is spread out?
Mbh.13.149.12537 He that has seven flames in consequence of His being identical with the deity of fire; He that has seven horses for bearing His vehicle; or, He that owns the steed called Sapta; He that is formless; He that is sinless: He that is inconceivable; He that dispels all fears; He that destroys all fears DCCCXXVI, DCCCXXXIV; He that is minute; He that is gross; He that is emaciated; He that is adipose; He that is endued with attributes; He that transcends all attributes; He that is unseizable; He that suffers Himself to be easily seized by His worshippers; He that has an excellent face; He that has for His descendants the people of the accidental regions; He that extends the creation consisting of the fivefold primal elements DCCCXXXV, DCCCXLVI; He that bears heavy weights in the form of Ananta; He that has been declared by the Vedas; He that is devoted to Yoga; He that is the lord of all Yogins; He that is the giver of all wishes; He that affords an asylum to those that seek it; He that sets Yogins to practise Yoga anew after their return to life upon the conclusion of their life of felicity in heaven; He that invests Yogins with puissance even after the exhaustion of their merits; He that has goodly leaves in the form of the Schhandas of the Vedas, Himself being the tree of the world; He that causes the winds to blow DCCCXLVII, DCCCLVI; He that is armed with the bow in the form of Rama; He that is conversant with the science of arms; He that is the rod of chastisement; He that is chastiser; He that executes all sentences of chastisement; He that has never been vanquished; He that is competent in all acts; He that sets all persons to their respective duties; He that has none to set Him to any work; He that has no Yama to slay Him DCCLVII, DCCCLXVI; He that is endued with heroism and prowess; He that has the attribute of Sattwa Goodness; He that is identical with Truth; He that is devoted to Truth and Righteousness; He that is sought by those who are resolved to achieve emancipation; or, He towards whom the universe proceeds when the dissolution comes; He that deserves to have all objects which His worshippers present unto Him; He that is worthy of being adored with hymns and flowers and other offering of reverence; He that does good to all; He that enhances the delights of all DCCCLXVII, DCCCLXV; He whose track is through the firmament; He that blazes forth in His own effulgence; He that is endued with great beauty; He that eats the offerings made on the sacrificial fire; He that dwells everywhere and is endued with supreme puissance; He that sucks the moisture of the earth in the form of the Sun; He that has diverse desires; He that brings forth all things; He that is the parent of the universe; He that has the Sun for His eye DCCCLXXVI, DCCCLXXXV; He that is Infinite; He that accepts all sacrificial offerings; He that enjoys Prakriti in the form of Mind; He that is giver of felicity; He that has taken repeated births for the protection of righteousness and the righteous; He that is First-born of all existent things; He that transcends despair in consequence of the fruition of all His wishes; He that forgives the righteous when they trip; He that is the foundation upon which the universe rests; He that is most wonderful DCCCLXXXVI, DCCCXCV; He that is existent from the beginning of Time; He that has been existing from before the birth of the Grandsire and others; He that is of a tawny hue; or, He that discovers or illumines all existent things by His rays; He that assumed the form of the great Boar; He that exists even when all things are dissolved; He that is the giver of all blessings; He that creates blessings; He that is identifiable with all blessings; He that enjoys blessings; He that is able to scatter blessings DCCCXXI, CMV; He that is without wrath; He that lies ensconced in folds in the form of the snake Sesha; or, He that is adorned with ear-rings; He that is armed with the discus; He that is endued with great prowess; He whose sway is regulated by the high precepts of the Srutis and the Smritis; He that is incapable of being described by the aid of speech; He whom the Vedantas have striven to express with the aid of speech; He that is the dew which cools those who are afflicted with the three kinds of grief; He that lives in all bodies, endued with the capacity of dispelling darkness CMVI, CMXIV; He that is divested of wrath; He that is well-skilled in accomplishing all acts by thought, word, and deed; He that can accomplish all acts within the shortest period of time; He that destroys the wicked; He that is the foremost of all forgiving persons; He that is foremost of all persons endued with knowledge; He that transcends all fear; He whose names and feats, heard and recited, lead to Righteousness CMXV, CMXXII, He that rescues the Righteous from the tempestuous ocean of the world; He that destroys the wicked; He that is Righteousness; He that dispels all evil dreams; He that destroys all bad paths for leading His worshippers to the good path of emancipation; He that protects the universe by staying in the attribute of Sattwa; He that walks along the good path; He that is Life; He that exists overspreading the universe CMXXIII, CMXXXI; He that is of infinite forms; He that is endued with infinite prosperity; He that has subdued wrath; He that destroys the fears of the righteous; He that gives just fruits, on every side, to sentient beings according to their thoughts and acts; He that is immeasurable Soul; He that bestows diverse kinds of fruits on deserving persons for their diverse acts; He that sets diverse commands on gods and men; He that attaches to every act its proper fruit CMXXXII, CMXL; He that has no beginning; He that is the receptacle of all causes as well as of the earth; He that has the goddess of Prosperity ever by his side; He that is the foremost of all heroes; He that is adorned with beautiful armlets; He that produces all creatures; He that is the original cause of the birth of all creatures; He that is the terror of all the wicked Asuras; He that is endued with terrible prowess CMXLI, CMXLIX; He that is the receptacle and abode of the five primal elements; He that gulps down His throat all creatures at the time of the universal dissolution; He whose smile is as agreeable as the sight of flowers; or, He who laughs in the form of flowers; He that is always wakeful; He that stays at the head of all creatures; He whose conduct consists of those acts which the Righteous do; He that revives the dead as in the case of Parikshit and others; He that is the initial syllable Om; He that has ordained all righteous acts CML, CMLVIII; He that displays the truth about the Supreme Soul; He that is the abode of the five life-breaths and the senses; He that is the food which supports the life of living creatures; He that causes all living creatures to live with the aid of the life-breath called Prana; He that is the great topic of every system of philosophy; He that is the One Soul in the universe; He that transcends birth, decrepitude, and death CMLIX, CMLXV; He that rescues the universe in consequence of the sacred syllable Bhuh, Bhuvah, Swah, and the others with which Homa offerings are made; He that is the great rescuer; He that is the sire of all; He that is the sire of even the Grandsire Brahman; He that is of the form of Sacrifice; He that is the Lord of all sacrifices being the great deity that is adored in them; He that is the sacrificer; He that has sacrifices for his limbs; He that upholds all sacrifices CMLXXVI, CMLXXXV; He that protects sacrifices; He that has created sacrifices; He that is the foremost of all performers of sacrifices; He that enjoys the rewards of all sacrifices; He that causes the accomplishment of all sacrifices; He that completes all sacrifices by accepting the full libation at the end; He that is identical with such sacrifices as are performed without desire of fruit; He that is the food which sustains all living creatures; He that is also the eater of that food CMLXXVI, CMLXXXIV; He that is Himself the cause of His existence; He that is self-born; He that penetrated through the solid earth and repairing to the nether regions slew Hiranyaksha and others; He that sings the Samans; He that is the delighter of Devaki; He that is the creator of all; He that is the Lord of the earth; He that is the destroyer of the sins of his worshippers CMLXXXV, CMXXCII; He that bears the conch Panchajanya in His hands; He that bears the sword of knowledge and illusion; He that sets the cycle of the Yugas to revolve ceaselessly; He that invests Himself with consciousness and senses; He that is endued with the mace of the most solid understanding.
Mbh.13.150.12601 Verily, endued with celestial energy, they bestow diverse regions of felicity created by the Grandsire upon such men.
Mbh.13.153.12855 It was from this uncreate Space or Supreme Brahman that the Grandsire was born.
Mbh.13.153.12856 If thou askest, Whereon would the Grandsire, after his birth from uncreate Space, rest, for there was then nothing else'
Mbh.13.155.12954 Those amongst the Danavas that were either disabled or slain in the fight were plunged into the waters of the Manasa lake and in consequence of the boon of the Grandsire they instantly came back to vigour and life.
Mbh.13.157.13049 Thus instructed by the Grandsire, the deities repaired to the Brahmanas and became suppliants for their protection.
Mbh.13.160.13349 The great lord of all creatures, viz, the Grandsire Brahman himself, endued with wealth of penances, composed those Mantras, after having observed especial penances for some time.
Mbh.13.160.13394 And he made the Grandsire Brahma his charioteer.
Mbh.13.160.13402 Then the illustrious Grandsire Brahma, reflecting with the aid of his penances, found out that that child was the foremost of all Beings, the lord of Uma, Mahadeva of immeasurable prowess.
Mbh.13.165.13689 The master of all the deities and Asuras, resplendent with effulgence, worshipped by all creatures, inconceivable, indescribable, the life of all living beings, and unborn, is the Grandsire Brahma, the Lord of the universe.
Mbh.13.165.13692 Then comes the three-eyed Lord of Lima; then Skanda the generalissimo of the celestial forces; then Visakha; then Agni the eater of sacrificial libations; then Vayu the god of wind; then Chandramas; then Aditya the god of the sun, endued with effulgence; then the illustrious Sakra the lord of Sachi; and Yama with his spouse Dhumorna; and Varuna with Gauri; Kuvera the lord of treasures, with his spouse Riddhi; the amiable and illustrious cow Surabhi; the great Rishi Visravas; Sankalpa, Ocean, Gangs: the other sacred Rivers; the diverse Maruts; the Valkhilyas crowned with success of penances; the island-born Krishna; Narada; Parvata; Viswavasu; the Hahas; the Huhus; Tumvuru; Chitrasena; the celestial messenger of wide celebrity; the highly blessed celestial maidens; the celestial Apsaras, Urvasi, Menaka, Rambha; Misrakesi, Alamvusha, Viswachi, Ghritachi, Panchachuda, Tilottama, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Aswins, the Pitris; Dharma Righteousness; Vedic lore, Penances, Diksha, Perseverance in religious acts, the Grandsire, Day and Night, Kasyapa the son of Marichi, Sukra, Vrihaspati, Mangala the son of Earth, Vudha, Rahu, Sanischara, the Constellations, the Seasons, the Months, the Fortnights, the Year, Garuda, the son of Vinata, the several Oceans, the sons of Kadru, viz, the Snakes, Satadru, Vipasa, Chandrabhaga, Saraswati, Sindhu, Devika, Prabhasa, the lakes of Pushkara, Ganga, Mahanadi, Vena, Kaveri, Narmada, Kulampuna Visalya, Karatoya, Amvuvahini.
Mbh.13.165.13693 Sarayu, Gandaki, the great river Lohita, Tamra, Aruna, Vetravati, Parnasa, Gautami, the Godavari, Vena, Krishnavena, Dwija, Drishadvati, Kaveri, Vankhu, Mandakini Prayaga, Prabhasa, the sacred Naimisha, the spot sacred to Visweswara or Mahadeva, viz, Kasi, that lake of crystal water, Kurukshetra full of many sacred waters, the foremost of oceans viz, the ocean of milk, Penances, Gifts, Jamvumarga, Hiranwati, Vitasta, the river Plakshavati, Vedasmriti, Vedavati, Malava, Aswavati, all sacred spots on Earth, Gangadwara, the sacred Rishikulya, the river Chitravaha, the Charmanwati, the sacred river Kausiki, the Yamuna, the river Bhimarathi, the great river Vahuda, Mahendravani, Tridiva Nilika, Saraswati, Nanda, the other Nanda, the large sacred lake, Gaya, Phalgutirtha Dharmarayana the sacred forest that is peopled with the deities, the sacred celestial river, the lake created by the Grandsire Brahma which is sacred and celebrated over the three worlds, and auspicious and capable of cleansing all sins, the Himavat mountain endued with excellent herbs, the Vindhya mountain variegated with diverse kinds of metals, containing many Tirthas and overgrown with medicinal herbs.
Mbh.14.16.454 Of irresistible energy, he came from the regions of the Grandsire.
Mbh.14.18.620 The Grandsire of all the worlds, viz, Brahma having first formed a body of his own, then created the three worlds, in their entirety, of mobile and immobile creatures.
Mbh.14.18.628 Of that acceptance of body, the Grandsire ordained a limit in respect of time, and migrations among diverse creatures and return or rebirth.
Mbh.14.20.737 It is for that seat that the Grandsire Brahman and others, concentrated in Yoga, worship the Indestructible.
Mbh.14.23.869 Those good beings in days of yore asked the first-born Grandsire, saying, Do thou say who amongst us is the foremost.
Mbh.14.27.1082 Thence those that are contented with their own souls proceed to the Grandsire.
Mbh.14.35.1379 The preceptor said, All this was declared In days of old by Brahma himself the Grandsire of all the worlds.
Mbh.14.35.1391 Those regenerate persons, placing the sage son of Angiras at their head, proceeded to the region of the Grandsire.
Mbh.14.35.1402 I shall tell thee, O disciple, what the Grandsire, thus addressed, said unto them, conformably to the scriptures.
Mbh.14.48.2038 The preceptor continued, Thus addressed, those learned Brahmanas, who were the foremost of men, felt some doubts and therefore they once more questioned the Grandsire of all creatures
Mbh.14.70.3095 The blazing Brahma-weapon then returned to the Grandsire of all the worlds.
Mbh.15.28.1112 At the command of the Grandsire, and through my own energy, Vidura of great intelligence was procreated by me upon a soil owned by Vichitraviryya.
Mbh.18.5.256 Through the command of the Grandsire, he, aided by his Yoga power, supported the Earth.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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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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