Horse Sacrifices

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 25 Feb 2010 17:19 and updated at 25 Feb 2010 17:19

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Mbh.7.54.2614 Having performed a thousand Horse-sacrifices, a hundred Rajasuyas, many sacred Kshatriya-sacrifices in all of which he made abundant presents to the Brahmanas and having performed daily rites, almost countless in number, undergone from specified desires, the king ultimately obtained a very desirable end.
Mbh.7.56.2632 Having brought the whole earth under subjection, he performed many Horse-sacrifices, without any obstruction, which were productive of great merit giving away as sacrificial present a thousand crores of golden nishkas, and many elephants and steeds and other kinds of animals, much grain, and many deer and sheep.
Mbh.7.57.2658 And the lord, Rama, also performed a hundred Horse-sacrifices and the great sacrifice called Jaruthya.
Mbh.7.60.2729 Having performed a hundred Horse-sacrifices and a hundred Rajasuya sacrifices also, he gave away, O monarch, unto the Brahmanas, some Rohita fish made of gold, that were ten Yojanas in length and one Yojana in breadth.
Mbh.7.61.2739 Having performed a hundred Rajasuyas, a hundred Horse-sacrifices, a thousand Pundarikas, a hundred Vajapeyas, a thousand Atiratras, innumerable Chaturmasyas, diverse Agnishtomas, and many other kinds of sacrifices, in all of which he made profuse gifts unto the Brahmanas, he gave away unto the Brahmanas, having counted it first, the whole of the wealth that existed on the earth in the possession of Mlecchas and other Brahmana-hating people.
Mbh.7.63.2771 All these princes born of Sasavindu performed Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.7.63.2772 Their father, O best of monarchs, in the Horse-sacrifices he had performed, gave away, as sacrificial presents, all those sons unto the Brahmanas.
Mbh.7.66.2847 Endued with great prowess he performed a hundred Horse-sacrifices on the banks of the Yamuna, three hundred such sacrifices on the banks of Saraswati, and four hundred on the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.7.66.2848 Having performed these sacrifices, he once more performed a thousand Horse-sacrifices and a hundred Rajasuyas, great sacrifices, in which his gifts also to the Brahmanas were very profuse.
Mbh.12.29.1413 Devoting three hundred horses unto the gods on the banks of the Yamuna, twenty on the banks of the Saraswati, and fourteen on the banks of Ganga, that king of great energy, in days of old, performed in this order a thousand Horse-sacrifices and a hundred Rajasuyas.
Mbh.12.29.1432 Having dwelt, in the observance of severe penances, for four and ten years in the woods, Rama performed ten Horse-sacrifices of great splendour and to them the freest access was given to all.
Mbh.12.29.1472 Having performed Horse-sacrifices and a hundred Rajasuyas, he gave unto the Brahmanas many Rohita fishes.
Mbh.12.29.1527 He gratified the gods by performing a thousand Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.12.29.1545 King Prithu, in one of his grand Horse-sacrifices, gave away unto the Brahman as one and twenty mountains of gold, each measuring three nalwas
Mbh.12.47.2514 Even one bending of the head unto thee, O Krishna, is equal to the completion of ten Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.12.47.2515 The man that has performed ten Horse-sacrifices is not freed from the obligation of rebirth.
Mbh.12.128.7290 One should also perform Horse-sacrifices with presents in profusion unto the Brahmanas.
Mbh.12.323.20588 The merit that attaches to a thousand Horse-sacrifices or a hundred Vajapeyas cannot come up to even a sixteenth portion of the merit that arises from Yoga, I shall, on the present occasion, recite to thee the circumstances of Suka's birth, the fruits he won f his penances, and the foremost end he achieved by his acts, topics that are incapable of being understood by persons of uncleansed soul.
Mbh.13.22.3226 Markandeya said, If a thousand Horse-sacrifices and Truth were weighed in the balance, I do not know whether the former would weigh even half as heavy as the latter'
Mbh.13.25.3455 Bathing in the confluence of the Ganga and the Yamuna as also at the tirtha in the Kalanjara mountains and offering every day oblations of water to the Pitris for a full month, one acquires the merit that attaches to ten Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.13.61.5912 Such conduct always confers higher benefit upon Kshatriyas than the Rajasuya and the Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.13.107.9766 He who fasts for eight days and takes only one meal on every ninth day for a whole year, and pours libations on the sacred fire every day, acquires the high merits of a thousand Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.13.107.9770 He who fasts for nine days and takes only one meal every tenth day for a whole year, and pours libations on his sacred fire every day, acquires the high merit of a thousand Horse-sacrifices, and attains to the companionship of Brahmanas' daughters endued with beauty capable of charming the hearts of all creatures.
Mbh.13.107.9776 Such a person acquires the high merit of a thousand Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.13.141.11667 Such a king acquires in Heaven such regions of felicity as are capable of being won by the performance of Horse-sacrifices.
Mbh.14.88.3922 Attaining to the merits then of three Horse-sacrifices, each with profuse presents, thou shalt be freed, O king, from the sin of having slain thy kinsmen.
Mbh.14.90.4216 The fruit, O Brahmana, of this gift made by thee of a prastha of powdered barley is much greater than what one acquires by many Rajasuya sacrifices with profuse gifts or many Horse-sacrifices.
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