Kesava

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Mbh.1.2.540 In this, both Balarama and Kesava Krishna after causing the extermination of their race, their hour having come, themselves did not rise superior to the sway of all-destroying Time.
Mbh.1.61.2953 And to Arjuna, assisted as he was by Kesava, the task did not at all appear heavy even as nothing is heavy to Vishnu with immense design and resources in the matter of destroying his enemies.
Mbh.1.62.3004 This work presents an account of the gods and royal sages and sacred regenerate Rishis, the sinless Kesava; the god of gods, Mahadeva and the goddess Parvati; the birth of Kartikeya who sprang from union of Parvati with Mahadeva and was reared by many mothers; the greatness of Brahmanas and of kine.
Mbh.1.208.10237 Kunti's son Yudhishthira himself doth not seek the welfare of the Pandavas so earnestly as, Kesava, that tiger among men'
Mbh.1.222.10814 Vaisampayana continued, When that scorcher of foes, viz, Kesava of pure soul and eyes, like lotus-petals, heard that the foremost of the Pandavas, viz, Arjuna, had reached his own excellent city of Indraprastha, he came thither accompanied by Rama and the other heroes and great warriors of the Vrishni and the Andhaka tribes, and by his brothers and sons and many other brave warriors.
Mbh.1.222.10826 That best of men, viz, Kesava of mighty arms, accompanied by Rama and many of the Vrishnis, Andhakas and Bhojas, having entered the town, was worshipped by the citizens and Brahmanas by thousands.
Mbh.1.222.10827 At last Kesava entered the palace of the king which was like unto the mansion of Indra himself.
Mbh.1.222.10829 The king smelt the head of Kesava and embraced him.
Mbh.1.222.10854 Then Subhadra, the favourite sister of Kesava, gave birth to an illustrious son, like Puloma's daughter, the queen of heaven bringing forth Jayanta.
Mbh.1.229.11189 Kesava of dark hue and mighty arms, in order to compass their destruction, hurled at them his large and fierce discus resplendent with its own energy.
Mbh.1.229.11210 And, O monarch, Kesava and Arjuna, after Indra had left the scene, became exceedingly glad.
Mbh.1.235.11490 Then Purandara, surrounded by the Maruts, descended from the firmament and addressing Partha and Kesava said, Ye have achieved a feat that a celestial even could not.
Mbh.2.2.32 Thus revered by Kesava, Pritha smelt his head and embraced him.
Mbh.2.2.48 And Kesava, that slayer of hostile heroes, followed by all the brothers, shone like a preceptor followed by his favourite pupils.
Mbh.2.2.53 But Yudhishthira soon raised Kesava and smelt his head.
Mbh.2.2.57 And Kesava of agreeable person soon disappeared from their sight, unsatiated though their minds were with looking at him.
Mbh.2.2.63 And Kesava also, worshipped by the principal Yadavas including Ugrasena, entered with a happy heart his own excellent city.
Mbh.2.32.1372 While they were thus talking, Hari Krishna, that omniscient and ancient one, that soul of the Vedas, that invincible one as described by those that have knowledge, that foremost of all lasting existences in the universe, that origin of all things, as also that in which all things come to be dissolved, that lord of the past, the future, and the present Kesava, the slayer of Kesi, and the bulwark of all Vrishnis and the dispeller of all fear in times of distress and the smiter of all foes, having appointed Vasudeva to the command of the Yadava army, and bringing with him for the king Yudhishthira just a large mass of treasure; entered that excellent city of cities.
Mbh.2.37.1559 Who else is there in the world of men save Kesava that is so distinguished?
Mbh.2.37.1569 As the Agnihotra is the foremost among all Vedic sacrifices, as the Gayatri is the foremost among metres, as the king is the foremost among men, as the ocean is the foremost among all rivers, as the moon is the foremost among all constellations, as the sun is the foremost among all luminous bodies, as the Meru is the foremost among all mountains, as Garuda is the foremost among all birds, so as long as the upward, downward, and sideway course of the universe lasteth, Kesava is the foremost in all the worlds including the regions of the celestials.
Mbh.2.38.1575 Sahadeva then answered Sisupala in words of grave import, saying, If amongst ye there be any king that cannot bear to see Kesava of dark hue, the slayer of Kesi, the possessor of immeasurable energy, worshipped by me, this my foot is placed on the heads of all mighty ones like him.
Mbh.2.40.1612 Arrogant and ignorant as thou art, and desirous of praising Kesava, why doth not this tongue of thine split up into a hundred parts?
Mbh.2.40.1623 O infamous one of the Kuru race, desiring to praise Kesava, thou describest him before me as great and superior in knowledge and in age, as if I knew nothing.
Mbh.2.41.1663 Who will regard as praiseworthy the act which was done by Kesava, as also by Bhima and Arjuna, in the matter of Jarasandha's death?
Mbh.2.42.1697 And having heard of all this at Dwaravati, the mighty Yadava heroes Sankarshana and Janarddana also went to the capital of the Chedis, to see their father's sister, that daughter of the Yadavas the queen of Chedi And saluting everybody according to his rank and the king and queen also, and enquiring after every body's welfare, both Rama and Kesava took their seats.
Mbh.2.43.1723 Let our foes, O Bhishma, be endued with that prowess which this Kesava hath, whom thou like a professional chanter of hymns praisest, rising repeatedly from thy seat.
Mbh.2.43.1730 Passing over Duryyodhana, that mighty-armed king of kings, who is unequalled in whole earth girt with her seas and king Jayadratha accomplished in weapons and endued with great prowess, and Druma the preceptor of the Kimpurushas and celebrated over the world for prowess, and Saradwata's son, old Kripa, the preceptor of the Bharata princes and endued with great energy, why dost thou praise Kesava?
Mbh.2.43.1731 Passing over that foremost of bowmen, that excellent of kings, Rukmin of great energy, why praisest thou Kesava?
Mbh.2.43.1732 Passing over Bhishmaka of abundant energy, and king Dantavakra, and Bhagadatta known for his innumerable sacrificial stakes, and Jayatsena the king of the Magadha, and Virata and Drupada, and Sakuni and Vrihadvala, and Vinda and Anuvinda of Avant Pandya, Sweta Uttama Sankhya of great prosperity, the proud Vrishasena, the powerful Ekalavya, and the great charioteer Kalinga of abundant energy, why dost thou praise Kesava?
Mbh.2.43.1736 There is no one that approveth thy conduct, O Bhishma, in unceasingly praising with devotion, from ignorance alone, Kesava so unworthy of praise.
Mbh.2.44.1801 The great Rishis with pleased hearts praised Kesava and went away.
Mbh.2.44.1807 And commenced auspiciously, and all impediments removed, and furnished with abundance of wealth and corn, as also with plenty of rice and every kind of food, it was properly watched by Kesava.
Mbh.2.44.1836 After this, Kesava bade farewell to Draupadi and Subhadra.
Mbh.2.52.2192 And Dhrishtadyumna and Satyaki and the sons of Pandu and Kesava, those eight, endued with strength and prowess and handsome in person, beholding the kings deprived of consciousness and myself in that plight, laughed outright.
Mbh.2.66.2852 O Kesava, seest thou not that the Kauravas are humiliating me.
Mbh.3.12.597 And respectfully saluting that foremost of the Kurus, Kesava mournfully said, The earth shall drink the blood of Duryodhana and Karna, of Dussasana and the wicked Sakuni!
Mbh.3.12.602 And beholding Kesava angry, Falguna began to recite the feats achieved in his former lives by that soul of all things, himself immeasurable, the eternal one, of infinite energy, the lord of Prajapati himself, the supreme ruler of the worlds, Vishnu of profound wisdom'
Mbh.3.12.609 And, O Kesava, the lord of Kshetra thou art the mover of all minds, and the beginning and end of all things!
Mbh.3.12.613 Thou hadst slain all the Daityas and Danavas mustered in battle, and giving the lord of Sachi Indra the sovereignty of the universe, thou hast, O Kesava of mighty arms, taken thy birth among men!
Mbh.3.12.647 Vaisampayana continued, When the illustrious Kesava had said so in the midst of that assembly of brave kings, all excited with anger, Panchali surrounded by Dhrishtadyumna and her other heroic brothers, approached him of eyes like lotus leaves seated with his cousins, and, desirous of protection, addressed in angry accents that refuge of all, saying, Asita and Devala have said that in the matter of the creation of all things, thou hast been indicated by the sages as the only Prajapati and the Creator of all the worlds!
Mbh.3.12.735 On these grounds I deserve to be ever protected by thee, O Kesava, viz, our relationship, thy respect for me, our friendship, and thy lordship over me Vaisampayana continued, In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, beholding their husbands dead on the ground, weltering in blood and their bodies covered with the arrows of Vivatsu!
Mbh.3.18.893 On the other hand, O son of Kesava, the task, I ween, of vanquishing Salwa is difficult for thee!
Mbh.3.18.909 What will the elder brother of Kesava, the mighty-armed Baladeva, clad in blue and inebriate with wine, say, when he returneth?
Mbh.3.19.942 But, O chief of the Satwatas, now that thou hast regained thy senses without much ado, do thou, O son of Kesava, witness my skill in guiding the horses!
Mbh.3.21.1032 O Kesava, hear what thy father's friend sayeth: O son of the Vrishni race, O thou irrepressible one, in thy absence today Salwa, coming to Dwaraka, hath by main force killed Vasudeva!
Mbh.3.22.1089 O Kesava, do not let him live!
Mbh.3.51.2564 O Kesava, promise this truly unto me.
Mbh.3.51.2566 Consenting to these words of king Yudhishthira the just, his counsellors headed by Dhrishtadyumna soon pacified the incensed Kesava with sweet words and expressions suitable to the occasion.
Mbh.3.82.4074 The Rishis, the Pitris, the gods, the Gandharvas, several tribes of Apsaras, the Guhyakas, the Kinnaras, the Yakshas, the Siddhas, the Vidhyadharas, the Rakshasas, Daityas, Rudras, and Brahma himself, O king, having with subdued senses, accepted a course of austerities for a thousand years in order to move Vishnu to grace, cooked rice in milk and butter and gratified Kesava with oblations, each offered with seven Riks.
Mbh.3.82.4075 And, O king, the gratified Kesava thereupon conferred on them the eight-fold attributes called Aiswarya and other objects that they desired.
Mbh.3.82.4108 Thither, O king, the gods with Brahma at their head and Rishis with wealth of asceticism repair for adoring Kesava on the fourteenth day of the lighted fortnight of the month of Chaitra.
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.3.182.9045 Then the magnanimous king having been acquainted with the view, thus clearly set forth by Krishna that best of men, and, having applauded the same, and having deliberated, thus spoke with joined palms unto Kesava, O Kesava, no doubt, thou art the refuge of the sons of Pandu; for the sons of Pandu have their protector in thee!
Mbh.3.182.9048 O Kesava, having in the prescribed way completed the period for living unrecognised, the sons of Pandu will take refuge in thee.
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.3.202.10416 A great danger, O Kesava, hath approached us.
Mbh.3.233.11821 SECTION CCXXXIII Vaisampayana said, Then Kesava, the slayer of Madhu, also called Janardana, having conversed on various agreeable themes with the illustrious sons of Pandu and with those Brahmanas that were headed by Markandeya and having bid them farewell, mounted his car and called for Satyabhama.
Mbh.3.233.11834 And Kesava with his sons Bhanu and others watcheth over them with especial affection.
Mbh.3.250.12361 Recollecting his former hostility he will encounter both Kesava and Arjuna.
Mbh.3.261.12813 Vaisampayana continued, The great and sovereign God, and Lord of the earth, of mysterious movements, the lord Kesava who is ever kind to the dependents, thou adored by Krishna, and perceiving her difficulty, instantly repaired to that place leaving the bed of Rukmini who was sleeping by his side.
Mbh.3.261.12816 At these words of Kesava, Krishna became confused, and replied unto him, saying, The sun-given vessel remains full till I finish my meal.
Mbh.3.261.12820 When Kesava, that ornament of the Yadu's race, had the vessel brought unto him, with such persistence, he looked into it and saw a particle of rice and vegetable sticking at its rim.
Mbh.4.28.1177 Endued with every auspicious mark, observant of virtuous vows, possessed of Vedic lore, devoted to religious observances, conversant with various sciences, obedient to the counsels of the aged, adhering to the vow of truth, acquainted with the proprieties of time, observant of the pledge they have given in respect of their exile, pure in their behaviour, ever adhering to the duties of the Kshatria order, always obedient to Kesava, high-souled, possessed of great strength, and ever-bearing the burthens of the wise, those heroic ones can never wither under misfortune.
Mbh.4.45.1715 I know thy steadiness in battle, which is even like unto that of Kesava or Indra himself.
Mbh.5.7.192 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by Krishna, Dhananjaya the son of Kunti selected Kesava who was not to fight on the battle-field, even Narayana himself, the slayer of foes, increate, born among men at his own will, the foremost of all Kshatriyas and above all the gods and the Danavas.
Mbh.5.22.947 Kesava cast his eyes on that Sishupala and smote him, enhancing the fame and honour of the sons of Pandu.
Mbh.5.22.969 Kesava is as dear to them as their own selves.
Mbh.5.25.1051 Who, even if he were Indra himself with all the gods on his side, would be able to defeat you who are aided by Kesava and Chekitanas, and Satyaki, and are protected by Dhrishtadyumna's arms?
Mbh.5.48.2669 Sanjaya said, Let Duryodhana listen to the words which the high-souled Arjuna, eager for fight, uttered, with Yudhishthira's sanction and in the hearing of Kesava.
Mbh.5.48.2716 When he will also behold my terrible car, endued with the effulgence of gold and bright gems, drawn by white steeds and furnished with the banner bearing the device of the Ape and guided by Kesava himself, then will that wretch of uncontrolled passions repent.
Mbh.5.49.2818 When thou, O Duryodhana, wilt see Kesava with conch-shell and discus, and mace in hand, and that terrible wielder of the bow, Arjuna, armed with weapons, when thou wilt behold those eternal and illustrious ones, the two Krishnas seated on the same car, then wilt thou, O child, remember these my words.
Mbh.5.54.3010 Falguna is the foremost of all shooters; Gandiva is the foremost of all bows; Kesava is the foremost of all beings; the Sudarsana is the foremost of all weapons; and of cars, that furnished with the banner bearing the blazing Ape on it is the foremost.
Mbh.5.59.3268 Having heard these words of Kesava, the diadem-decked Arjuna, of white steeds, also spoke to the same effect
Mbh.5.62.3332 The shaft that the illustrious and adorable chief of the celestials, the great Indra, gave thee, thou wilt see, will be broken and reduced to ashes when struck by Kesava with his discus.
Mbh.5.63.3355 When my troops will drag by the aid of their mighty arms the Pandavas in battle, like hunters dragging a herd of deer by a net, or whirlpools drawing a crewless boat, then the sons of Pandu, beholding us their foe, supported by crowds and cars and elephants, will give up their pride, and not they alone but Kesava also'
Mbh.5.65.3419 That Vasudeva, upon whom Arjuna relieth, is irresistible, and that host where Kesava is, becometh irresistible everywhere.
Mbh.5.67.3448 In their presence, O king, I will tell thee everything about the intensions of Kesava and Partha'
Mbh.5.68.3467 Endued with divine attributes, Kesava, by the power of his soul causeth the wheel of Time, the wheel of the Universe, and the wheel of the Yuga, to revolve incessantly.
Mbh.5.68.3470 Indeed, Kesava beguileth all by the aid of His illusion.
Mbh.5.69.3477 He that is without Knowledge and is shrouded with the darkness of ignorance, knoweth not Kesava.
Mbh.5.69.3484 Seek refuge with Kesava'
Mbh.5.69.3485 Duryodhana said, If the divine son of Devaki united in friendship with Arjuna, were to slay all mankind, I cannot, even then, resign myself to Kesava'
Mbh.5.69.3504 O king, Kesava is not obtainable by men who have not subdued their senses.
Mbh.5.70.3507 Sanjaya said, The auspicious names of Kesava have been previously heard by me.
Mbh.5.70.3509 Kesava, however, is immeasurable, being above the power of speech to describe.
Mbh.5.72.3619 Enmity, O Kesava, is never neutralised by enmity; on the other hand, it is fomented by enmity, like fire fed by clarified butter.
Mbh.5.72.3665 Whether peace is to be established by apparent sin or by any other means, O Kesava, speak such words as may prove beneficial to us'
Mbh.5.75.3738 SECTION LXXV Vaisampayana said, Hearing these words from Bhima, that were fraught with such mildness and that were, as unexpected as if the hills had lost their weight and fire had become cold, Rama's younger brother Kesava of Sura's race and mighty arms, wielding the bow called Saranga, laughed aloud, and as if to stimulate Bhima by his words, like the breeze fanning a fire, addressed him who was then so overwhelmed by the impulse of kindness, saying, At other times, O Bhimasena, thou applaudest war only, desirous of crushing the wicked sons of Dhritarashtra that take delight in the destruction of others.
Mbh.5.80.3871 O Kesava, diverse are the conclusions arrived at as regards diverse matters.
Mbh.5.80.3881 What mortal man is there, of flesh and blood, who would encounter in battle Yudhishthira and Bhimasena, the invincible Vibhatsu and Sahadeva, myself, thyself and Rama, O Kesava, and Satyaki of mighty energy.
Mbh.5.82.3904 O thou of great effulgence, these words were even these, Let only five villages be granted to us, viz, Avishthala, and Vrikasthala, and Makandi, and Varanavata, and for the fifth, any other, O thou of mighty arms, O Kesava, even this was the message that was to have been delivered to Duryodhana and his counsellors.
Mbh.5.82.3918 Whatever woman, O Kesava, is there on earth like me?
Mbh.5.82.3925 O Kesava, the sons of Pandu, the Panchalas, and the Vrishnis being all alive, exposed to the gaze of the assembly I was treated as a slave by those sinful wretches.
Mbh.5.82.3931 Upon this the Pandavas, O Kesava, were freed but only to be exiled into the woods.
Mbh.5.82.3946 The mighty-armed Kesava then spoke, comforting her in these words, Soon wilt thou, O Krishna, behold the ladies of Bharata's race weep as thou dost.
Mbh.5.83.3953 SECTION LXXXIII Arjuna said, Thou art now, O Kesava, the best friend of all the Kurus.
Mbh.5.83.3956 Thou, O Kesava, art competent and, therefore, it behoveth thee to bring about a reconciliation.
Mbh.5.83.3966 Understanding the wishes of Kesava, the wielder of the discus and the mace, his attendants immediately addressed themselves to yoke his car.
Mbh.5.83.3995 Having in the presence of the kings, said these words unto Kesava, Yudhishthira, with Krishna's permission, came back having at first walked round him.
Mbh.5.83.4002 And having addressed Kesava then and informed him of his resolution.
Mbh.5.83.4006 And on his way Kesava of mighty arms met with some Rishis blazing with Brahmic lustre, standing on both sides of the road, And soon alighting from his car, Janardana saluted them reverently.
Mbh.5.83.4015 O Kesava, we will go thither for beholding that grand sight.
Mbh.5.84.4047 When at last that slayer of hostile heroes, Kesava, came to Vrikasthala, the sun seemed to redden the sky by his straggling rays of light.
Mbh.5.84.4055 And feeding all the Brahmanas with sweet-meats and himself taking his meals with them, Kesava passed the night happily there
Mbh.5.85.4077 Kesava, however, of Dasarha's race, arrived at the capital of the Kurus, without casting a single glance at all those pavilions and all those gems of diverse kinds
Mbh.5.86.4089 I will also give him a thousand deer-skins brought from China and other things of the kind that may be worthy of Kesava.
Mbh.5.86.4090 I will also give him this serene gem of the purest rays that shines day and night, for Kesava alone deserves it.
Mbh.5.86.4094 And thousands of graceful and well-decked dancing girls will go out on foot to receive the illustrious Kesava.
Mbh.5.86.4097 Let the canopy all round, at my command, be crowded with pendants and banners, and let the road, by which Kesava will come, be well-watered and its dusts removed.
Mbh.5.87.4110 It is much, O king, that thou wishes to give unto Kesava as thy guest.
Mbh.5.87.4111 Know, however, that Kesava deserves all this and much more, aye, the whole earth itself.
Mbh.5.87.4118 Thou seekest to make the mighty-armed hero of Vrishni's race thy own by means of thy wealth; in foot, by this means, thou seekest to separate Kesava from the Pandavas.
Mbh.5.87.4123 Give unto Kesava, O king, that object in expectation of which, from desire of benefiting both parties, he cometh to the Kurus.
Mbh.5.87.4124 Kesava desires peace to be established between thee and Duryodhana on one side and the Pandavas on the other.
Mbh.5.88.4130 Kesava is, of course, not unworthy of our worship, but both time and place are against it, for he Krishna, O king, on receiving our worship, will very likely think that we are worshipping him out of fear.
Mbh.5.88.4136 None, however, can treat him with disrespect, for Kesava is not contemptible.
Mbh.5.89.4168 And having passed through the first three chambers of the palace, that chastiser of foes, Kesava, came upon the royal son of Vichitravirya.
Mbh.5.90.4185 They, who, from their earliest years have always waited with reverence on their superiors; they, who, in friendship are attached to one another; they, who, deprived deceitfully of their kingdom had gone to seclusion, however worthy of living in the midst of friends and attendants, they, who have subjugated both wrath and joy, are devoted to Brahman's, and truthful in speech, those children of mine, who, abandoning kingdom and enjoyments and leaving my miserable self behind, had gone to the woods, plucking the very roots of my heart, those illustrious sons of Pandu, O Kesava, who have suffered woe however undeserving of it, how, alas, did they live in the deep forest abounding with lions and tigers and elephants?
Mbh.5.90.4188 From their infancy, O Kesava, the Pandavas were aroused from their beds by the music of conchs and drums and flutes.
Mbh.5.90.4193 O Krishna, that Arjuna of two arms who always regardeth himself as superior to his namesake of old with thousand arms, and who at one stretch shooteth five hundred arrows, that son of Pandu who in the use of weapons is equal unto king Kartavirya, in energy unto Aditya, in restraint of senses unto a great sage, in forgiveness unto the Earth, and in prowess unto Indra himself, he, by whose prowess, O slayer of Madhu, the Kurus amongst all the kings of the earth have obtained this extensive empire, blazing with effulgence, he, whose strength of arms is always adored by the Pandavas, that son of Pandu, who is the foremost of all car-warriors and whose prowess is incapable of being frustrated, he, from an encounter with whom in battle no foe ever escapeth with life, he, O Achyuta, who is the conqueror of all, but who is incapable of being conquered by any, he, who is the refuge of the Pandavas like Vasava of the celestials, how, O Kesava, is that Dhananjaya now, that brother and friend of thine?
Mbh.5.90.4212 The thought consumeth, O Kesava, that being dragged into the presence of all the Kurus in their assembly by Dhritarashtra's sons, insults worse than death were heaped on Krishna, O chastiser of foes, the banishment of my sons from their capital and their wanderings in the wilderness, these and various other griefs, O Janardana, have been mine.
Mbh.5.90.4221 While a child playing with a ball in my hands, thy grandfather, O Kesava, gave me away to his friend, the illustrious Kuntibhoja.
Mbh.5.90.4243 It is known to thee, O Kesava, that when inflamed with rage, Bhima and Arjuna, each like unto the universal Destroyer himself, can slay the very gods.
Mbh.5.91.4282 And Kesava then greeted Dhritarashtra's sons and all his counsellors as also all the kings that were present there, according to their respective ages.
Mbh.5.91.4286 The worship being over, king Duryodhana invited him of Vrishni's race, that foremost of victors, to eat at his house, Kesava, however did not accept the invitation.
Mbh.5.91.4287 The Kuru king Duryodhana seated in the midst of the Kurus, in a gentle voice but with deception lurking behind his words, eyeing Karna, and addressing Kesava, then said, Why, O Janardana, dost thou not accept the diverse kinds of viands and drinks, robes and beds that have all been prepared and kept ready for thee?
Mbh.5.91.4294 Thus answered, Dhritarashtra's son again said unto Janardana, It behoveth thee not, O Kesava, to behave towards us in this way, Whether thou becomest successful, or unsuccessful, we are endeavouring to please thee, O slayer of Madhu, because of thy relationship with us.
Mbh.5.91.4315 Having said this unto Duryodhana who was ever incapable of bearing anything against his own wishes, Kesava of mighty arms then came out of that blazing palace of Dhritarashtra's son.
Mbh.5.91.4322 And Kunti then placed before the illustrious Kesava clean and savoury food in abundance.
Mbh.5.92.4325 SECTION XCII Vaisampayana said, After Kesava had dined and been refreshed, Vidura said unto him during the night, O Kesava, this advent of thine hath not been a well judged one, for, O Janardana, Dhritarashtra's son transgresseth the rules of both profit and religion, is wicked and wrathful, insulteth others, though himself desirous of honours, and disobeyeth the commands of the aged.
Mbh.5.92.4339 Thou, O Kesava, desirest to establish peace and brotherly feelings between the two parties.
Mbh.5.94.4393 Then, at early dawn a band of choristers and bards gifted with melodious voices, awoke Kesava with sweet sounds of conchs and cymbals.
Mbh.5.94.4407 And Kesava, endued with great intelligence, and beaming with beauty, soon came upon a broad street that had previously been swept and watered, and that was fit to be used by the highest of kings.
Mbh.5.94.4410 And many thousands of soldiers, attired in a variegated dresses, bearing swords and lances and axes, marched in advance of Kesava.
Mbh.5.94.4414 And worshipped by the Kurus, and listening to various sweet speeches, and returning the greetings of all as each deserved, Kesava went along the street, casting his eyes on all.
Mbh.5.94.4415 And at last, when Kesava reached the Kuru court, his attendants loudly blew their conchs and trumpets and filled the welkin with that blare.
Mbh.5.94.4425 And all the kings of the earth, and all the Kurus also, beholding Kesava arrived in that assembly, worshipped him duly.
Mbh.5.95.4528 Vaisampayana continued, All the rulers of earth there present highly applauded these words of Kesava within their hearts, but none of them ventured to say anything in the presence of Duryodhana'
Mbh.5.96.4529 SECTION XCVI Vaisampayana said, Hearing these words uttered by the high-souled Kesava, all the persons who sat in that assembly remained silent, their hair standing on their ends.
Mbh.5.96.4597 They that were Nara and Narayana in days of yore are now Arjuna and Kesava.
Mbh.5.124.5470 Vaisampayana continued, The Kuru king, having said these words unto Narada, then addressed Krishna and said, Thou hast, O Kesava, told me that which leadeth to heaven, what is beneficial to the world, consistent with virtue, and fraught with reason.
Mbh.5.125.5549 SECTION CXXV Vaisampayana said, Hearing, O bull of Bharata's race, these words of Kesava, Bhishma, the son of Santanu, then said unto vindictive Duryodhana, Krishna hath spoken to thee, desirous of bringing about peace between kinsmen.
Mbh.5.125.5551 If thou dost not act, O sire, according to the words of the high-souled Kesava, neither prosperity, nor happiness nor what is for thy good, wilt thou ever have.
Mbh.5.125.5552 The mighty-armed Kesava, O sire, hath said unto thee what is consistent with virtue and profit.
Mbh.5.125.5554 This resplendent prosperity of the Bharatas amongst all the kings of the earth, thou wilt, during the very life of Dhritarashtra, destroy through thy wickedness, and thou wilt also, through this arrogant disposition of thine, deprive thyself with all thy counsellors, sons, brothers, and kinsmen, of life, if, O thou foremost of Bharata's race, thou transgressest the words of Kesava, thy father, and of wise Vidura, words that are consistent with truth and fraught with benefit to thyself.
Mbh.5.125.5557 After Bhishma had concluded, Drona also said these words unto Duryodhana, who, filled with wrath, was then breathing heavily, O sire, the words that Kesava hath spoken unto thee are fraught with virtue and profit, Santanu's son Bhishma also hath said the same.
Mbh.5.125.5582 Firmly united by Kesava, be reconciled, O sire, with Yudhishthira.
Mbh.5.125.5587 If, however, thou disregardest Kesava, who from a desire of achieving what is for good, is soliciting thee to make peace, then victory will never be thine
Mbh.5.127.5603 SECTION CXXVII Vaisampayana said, Hearing in that assembly of the Kurus these words that were disagreeable to him, Duryodhana replied unto the mighty-armed Kesava of great fame, saying.
Mbh.5.127.5604 It behoveth thee, O Kesava, to speak after reflecting on all circumstances.
Mbh.5.127.5610 O repressor of foes, I do not, even after reflection, behold any grave fault in me, or even O Kesava, any fault however minute.
Mbh.5.127.5631 That share in the kingdom which was formerly given them by my father shall never again, O Kesava, be obtainable by them as long as I live.
Mbh.5.127.5634 At present, O Kesava of mighty arms, as long as I live, even that much of our land which may be covered by the point of a sharp needle shall not, O Madhava, be given by us unto the Pandavas
Mbh.5.129.5732 Seek thou, therefore, the protection of this mighty-armed one, this one that is not worried by exertion, for if Kesava becometh gracious, both sides will be happy.
Mbh.5.130.5765 Therefore, disregarding Dhritarashtra's cries, we will seize even here this Kesava, who is quick in action, and then fight with the foe'
Mbh.5.130.5771 And he first informed the high-souled Kesava and then Dhritarashtra, and then Vidura of that conspiracy.
Mbh.5.130.5782 After Vidura had said these words, Kesava, casting his eyes on Dhritarashtra, said in the midst of those well-meaning persons, who listen to others' words, O king, if these men desire to chastise me by using violence, permit them to chastise me.
Mbh.5.130.5790 Hearing these words of Kesava, Dhritarashtra addressed Vidura saying, Quickly bring hither sinful Duryodhana, who is so covetous of sovereignty, with his friends, counsellors, brothers, and followers.
Mbh.5.130.5797 Knowest thou not, that Kesava is incapable of being withstood in battle by gods and men and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas?
Mbh.5.130.5798 Like the wind which none can seize of being seized with his hands, like the moon which no hand can reach, like the Earth which none can support on his head, Kesava is incapable by force'
Mbh.5.130.5800 At the gates of Saubha, that foremost of monkeys, known by the name of Dwivida, covered Kesava with a mighty shower of stones.
Mbh.5.130.5802 Seekest thou to apprehend that Kesava by force?
Mbh.5.130.5807 Seekest thou to seize that Kesava by force?
Mbh.5.131.5819 SECTION CXXXI Vaisampayana said, After Vidura had said this, Kesava, that slayer of hostile divisions, endued with great energy, addressed Dhritarashtra's son, Duryodhana, and said, From delusion, O Suyodhana, thou regardest me to be alone, and it is for this, O thou of little understanding, that thou seekest to make me a captive after vanquishing me by violence.
Mbh.5.131.5822 Saying this Kesava, that slayer of hostile heroes burst out into a loud laughter.
Mbh.5.131.5833 And beholding that awful form of the high-souled Kesava, all the kings closed their eyes with affrighted hearts, except Drona, and Bhishma, and Vidura, endued with great intelligence, greatly blessed Sanjaya, and the Rishis, possessed of wealth of asceticism, for the divine Janardana gave unto them this divine sight on the occasion.
Mbh.5.131.5849 O Kesava, I have no sinful feelings towards the Pandavas.
Mbh.5.131.5856 And Kesava, on his large white car, furnished with rows of tinkling bells, proceeded then, in the very sight of the Kurus, to the abode of his paternal aunt Kunti
Mbh.5.132.5857 SECTION CXXXII Vaisampayana said, Entering her abode and worshipping her feet, Kesava represented to her briefly all that had transpired in the assembly of the Kurus.
Mbh.5.132.5864 Kunti said, O Kesava, say unto king Yudhishthira of virtuous soul these words, Thy virtue, O son, is decreasing greatly.
Mbh.5.137.6164 Thou knowest it very well, Kesava, that Bhima and Arjuna, that pair of fierce and all-destroying Yamas, are capable of making the very gods go the way of all creatures.
Mbh.5.137.6166 O Kesava, recall to their remembrance all those cruel and harsh words that Dussasana said unto Bhima in the very presence of all the warriors of Kuru's race.
Mbh.5.141.6289 SECTION CXLI Karna said, Without doubt, O Kesava, thou hast said these words from thy love, affection, and friendship for me, as also in consequence of thy desire of doing me good, O thou of Vrishni's race.
Mbh.5.141.6351 When the wives of Dhritarashtra's sons and grandsons assembled together, deprived, O Kesava, of their husbands and sons and without protectors, will indulge in lamentations with Gandhari in their midst, on the field of battle haunted by dogs and vultures and other carnivorous birds, then, O Janardana, will the final bath of this sacrifice take place.
Mbh.5.141.6353 Oh, let this swelling host of Kshatriyas perish by means of weapons on that most sacred of all spots in the three worlds, viz Kurukshetra, O Kesava.
Mbh.5.141.6358 O Kesava, bring Kunti's son Arjuna before me for battle, keeping for ever this our discourse a secret, O chastiser of foes
Mbh.5.142.6359 SECTION CXLII Sanjaya said, Hearing these words of Karna, Kesava, that slayer of hostile heroes, spoke unto him these words smilingly, Do not the means of winning an empire recommend themselves to thee.
Mbh.5.143.6381 SECTION CXLIII Sanjaya said, Hearing these beneficial and auspicious words of Kesava, Karna worshipped Krishna, the slayer of Madhu, and said these words, Knowing everything, why dost thou yet, O thou of mighty arms, seek to beguile me?
Mbh.5.143.6394 O Kesava, amongst the steeds, elephants and soldiers, in all the divisions of Duryodhana's army, it is seen, O slayer of Madhu, that while small is the food these take, ample is the excreta they evacuate.
Mbh.5.143.6398 The same animal, O Kesava, pass by the left side of Duryodhana's army, while incorporeal voices are constantly heard over their heads.
Mbh.5.143.6433 Know, O Kesava, that those three were Aswatthaman, Kripa, and Kritavarman of Satwata's race.
Mbh.5.143.6444 Dismissed by Kesava, he then descended from the car.
Mbh.5.144.6452 When Kesava returneth without being able to bring about peace, the Pandavas will certainly address themselves for battle.
Mbh.5.147.6552 SECTION CXLVII Vaisampayana said, Coming back to Upaplavya from Hastinapura, that chastiser of foes, Kesava, represented unto the Pandavas all that had happened, and conferring with them for a long space of time, and holding repeated consultations, Sauri went to his own quarters for rest.
Mbh.5.147.6566 Those words, however, O Kesava, have flitted away from my memory.
Mbh.5.151.6756 SECTION CLI Vaisampayana said, Hearing these words of Janardana, king Yudhishthira the Just, of virtuous soul, addressed his brothers in the presence of Kesava and said, Ye have heard all that had happened in the court of the assembled Kurus.
Mbh.5.151.6757 Ye have also understood the words uttered by Kesava.
Mbh.5.151.6780 Yudhishthira said, O sire, the strength and weakness, might and feebleness, of everything in the universe, and the intentions of every person here, are well-known to virtuous Kesava.
Mbh.5.153.6827 And Kesava accompanied by Partha began to move about, scattering numerous soldiers of Dhritarashtra kept as outposts.
Mbh.5.153.6829 And arrived, O Bharata, at the holy Hiranwati which flows through Kurukshetra, which was filled with sacred water, and whose bed was divested of pointed pebbles and mire, and which was regarded as an excellent tirtha, Kesava caused a moat to be excavated there, and for its protection stationed a sufficient number of troops with proper instructions.
Mbh.5.153.6830 And the rules that were observed in respect of the tents of the high-souled Pandavas, were followed by Kesava in the matter of the tents he caused to be set up for the kings that came as their allies.
Mbh.5.154.6841 Vaisampayana said, When he of Dasarha's race had departed from the Kuru court, king Duryodhana, addressing Karna and Dussasana and Sakuni, said these words, Kesava hath gone to the sons of Pritha, without having been able to achieve his object.
Mbh.5.155.6863 SECTION CLV Vaisampayana said, Recollecting the words spoken by Vasudeva, Yudhishthira once more addressed that scion of Vrishni's race, saying, How, O Kesava, could wicked Duryodhana say it?
Mbh.5.158.6997 And beholding him, king Yudhishthira the Just, and Kesava of great effulgence, and Pritha's son Vrikodara of terrible deeds, and Arjuna the wielder of Gandiva, and all the other kings that were, rose from their seats.
Mbh.5.159.7050 And he said this in the presence of king Yudhishthira the Just and of Kesava and in the hearing of the assembled monarchs and all others in the camp.
Mbh.5.161.7218 With Kesava, therefore, as thy second, fight with us!
Mbh.5.161.7255 Fight with Kesava as thy ally!
Mbh.5.162.7283 Engage in battle, therefore, on the morrow, with Kesava as thy ally!
Mbh.5.162.7319 Fight, with Kesava as thy ally!
Mbh.5.163.7331 And Bhimasena, with face downwards, and breathing heavily like a snake, began to glance obliquely at Kesava, directing the blood-red corners of his eyes towards him.
Mbh.5.163.7335 Having said this, O best of monarchs, the mighty-armed Kesava looked once more at Yudhishthira endued with great wisdom.
Mbh.5.164.7405 And eyeing Kesava also and tossing his massive arms, he addressed the gambler's son, saying, He, who, relying on his own strength, summoneth his foes and fighteth with them fearlessly, is spoken of as a man.
Mbh.5.164.7474 And he also faithfully communicated unto Dhritarashtra's son the words of Vasudeva, of Bhima, of king Yudhishthira the Just, of Nakula and Virata and Drupada, O Bharata and the words of Sahadeva and Dhrishtadyumna and Sikhandin, and the words also that were spoken subsequently by Kesava and Arjuna.
Mbh.6.12.615 There Kesava guardeth celestial gems in profusion, and thence, inclined to grace, he bestoweth happiness on creatures.
Mbh.6.20.971 Illimitable as thy army was, O ruler of men, it looked terrible; but the army of the Pandavas, although it was not such in number, yet seemed to me to be very large and invincible since Kesava and Arjuna were its leader
Mbh.6.22.1008 And on that ape-bannered car the reins of which were held by Kesava, stood Arjuna with Gandiva and arrows in hand, a bowman whose peer exists not on earth, nor ever will
Mbh.6.25.1097 I behold adverse omens, too, O Kesava.
Mbh.6.26.1207 Arjuna said, What, O Kesava, are the indications of one whose mind is fixed on contemplation?
Mbh.6.27.1233 SECTION XXVII Bhagavad Gita Chapter III Arjuna said, If devotion, O Janardana, is regarded by thee as superior to work, why then, O Kesava, dost thou engage me in such dreadful work?
Mbh.6.34.1581 All this that thou tellest me, O Kesava, I regard as true since, O Holy One, neither the gods nor the Danavas understand thy manifestation.
Mbh.6.35.1683 Sanjaya continued, Hearing these words of Kesava, the diadem-decked Arjuna, trembling, and with joined-hands, bowed unto him; and once more said unto Krishna, with voice choked up and overwhelmed with fear, and making his salutations to him,
Mbh.6.42.1991 O King recollecting and again recollecting this wonderful and holy converse of Kesava and Arjuna, I rejoice over and over again.
Mbh.6.43.2020 And, O monarch, all the warriors there then censured Yudhishthira with all his brothers and along with Kesava too.
Mbh.6.43.2139 Karna said, I will not do anything that is disagreeable to Dhritarashtra's son, O Kesava.
Mbh.6.50.2604 In consequence, O Kesava, of the weakness of my understanding, having obtained Bhishma for a foe in battle, I shall, O Govinda, retire into woods.
Mbh.6.50.2612 I will not, O Kesava, cause these friends of mine to be slain
Mbh.6.59.3159 Then the mighty-armed Krishna, beholding the prowess of Bhishma in battle as also the mildness with which Arjuna fought, and seeing that Bhishma was creating incessant showers of arrows in that conflict and looked like the all-consuming Sun himself in the midst of the two armies, and marking besides, that that hero was slaying the foremost of combatants in Yudhishthira's host and causing a havoc in that army as if the hour of dissolution had come, the adorable Kesava, that slayer of hosts, endued with immeasurable soul, unable to bear what he saw, thought that Yudhishthira's army could not survive that slaughter,
Mbh.6.59.3215 Thou art the refuge of the Pandavas, O Kesava.
Mbh.6.59.3216 I swear, O Kesava, by my sons and uterine brothers that I will not withdraw from the acts to which I have pledged myself.
Mbh.6.67.3697 One waiting dutifully on Him, observant of vows with ascetic austerities on days of the full-moon and the new-moon, is sure to obtain the Divine Kesava, that refuge of all embodied creatures that essence of Brahma and of Yoga.
Mbh.6.67.3698 Kesava is the higher Energy, the Grandsire of all the worlds.
Mbh.6.67.3702 He also who, in a place of fear, seeketh the protection of Kesava, and he who frequently readeth this description, becometh happy and endued with every prosperity.
Mbh.6.67.3704 Knowing this truly, O Bharata, Yudhishthira, with his whole soul, O king, hath sought the shelter of the highly blessed Kesava, the Lord of Yoga, and the Lord of the Earth
Mbh.6.68.3719 The truth about Kesava, O sire, is now narrated to thee, both in brief and detail.
Mbh.6.68.3720 Turn thy heart in love to Kesava
Mbh.6.68.3721 Sanjaya continued, Hearing this sacred story, thy son, O great king, began to regard highly both Kesava and these mighty car-warriors, viz, the sons of Pandu.
Mbh.6.68.3722 Then, O monarch, Bhishma the son of Santanu once more addressed thy son, saying, Thou hast now heard truly, O king, about the glory of the high-souled Kesava and of Nara about which thou hadst asked me.
Mbh.6.82.4298 Behold, O Kesava, the ruler of the Trigartas with his brothers
Mbh.6.96.5123 Then Bhimasena, in that battle told both Kesava and Arjuna in detail about the slaughter of Iravat as it had occurred
Mbh.6.97.5140 Thus addressed by Partha, Kesava, that slayer of hostile heroes, urged those steeds of white hue endued with the speed of the wind.
Mbh.6.107.5726 quickly following Kesava behind, seized him by encircling him with his two arms.
Mbh.6.107.5729 Then Arjuna his dear friend, filled with sorrow, affectionately addressed Kesava, who was then sighing like a snake and whose eyes were troubled in wrath, saying, O thou of mighty arms, stop, O Kesava, it behoveth thee not to make those words false which thou hadst spoken before, viz, I will not fight.
Mbh.6.107.5733 I swear, O Kesava, by my weapons, by truth, and my good deeds, that, O slayer of foes, I will do all by which the destruction of my foes may be achieved.
Mbh.6.108.5775 If, with my brothers, O Kesava, I am worthy of thy favour, tell me, O Krishna, what is for my benefit, without contravening the duties of my order.
Mbh.6.122.6783 It is not wonderful that they should have victory whom Thou always protectest in battle, and in whose welfare Thou art always engaged, O Kesava!
Mbh.7.10.375 The foremost hero among the Vrishnis, exceedingly brave among all bowmen, equal to Rama himself in knowledge and the use of weapons and in prowess and fame, know, O Sanjaya, that truth and firmness, intelligence and heroism, and knowledge of Brahma, and high weapons, are all in him Satyaki of the Satwata race, as the three worlds are in Kesava.
Mbh.7.11.417 The mighty Kesava, accompanied by Partha, having gratified Agni at Khandava, obtained his invincible weapon of fire, viz, his discus called Sudarsana.
Mbh.7.11.424 Gada, and Samva, and Pradyumna, and Viduratha, and Charudeshna, and Sarana, and Ulmukha, and Nisatha, and the valiant Jhilivabhru, and Prithu, and Viprithu, and Samika, and Arimejaya, these and other mighty Vrishni heroes, accomplished in smiting, will, standing on the field of battle, take up their position in the Pandava host, when summoned by that Vrishni hero, viz, the high-souled Kesava.
Mbh.7.11.437 In Kesava are infinite merits in excess.
Mbh.7.11.438 The foolish Duryodhana, who doth not know Krishna or Kesava, seems, through Destiny, to have Death's noose before him.
Mbh.7.16.753 Having vanquished his foes thus, Dhananjaya then, filled with joy, retired to his tent, proceeding in the rear of the whole army, with Kesava as his companion.
Mbh.7.18.820 And, once again, excited with wrath, they quickly poured upon Arjuna and Kesava countless arrows like the clouds pouring upon a lake their incessant showers.
Mbh.7.19.862 Overwhelmed with those terrible showers of arrows, neither Arjuna, nor his car, nor Kesava, could any longer be seen.
Mbh.7.27.1407 That all-slaying weapon, hurled by Bhagadatta, Kesava, covering Arjuna, received on his breast.
Mbh.7.27.1409 Arjuna then cheerlessly addressed Kesava, saying, O sinless one, without battling thyself, thou art to only guide my steed!
Mbh.7.27.1438 Thus addressed by the high-souled Kesava, Partha suddenly overwhelmed Bhagadatta with clouds of whetted arrows.
Mbh.7.31.1648 Retiring from the field with Drona's consent, after having been vanquished by their enemies of sure aim and humiliated by them in battle, they heard, as they proceeded, the countless merits of Phalguni praised by all creatures, and the friendship of Kesava for Arjuna spoken of by all.
Mbh.7.49.2286 Desirous of achieving what is good, and expectant of victory, it is I who have done this great evil unto Subhadra and Kesava and Arjuna.
Mbh.7.70.2991 And as he was proceeding, he asked Govinda, with voice choked with tears, Why is my heart afraid, O Kesava, and why both my speech falter?
Mbh.7.70.3022 What warrior, deprived on his senses by Death ventured to slay that dear son of Subhadra, that favourite of Draupadi and Kesava, that child ever loved by Kunti?
Mbh.7.70.3023 Equal unto the high-souled Vrishni hero, Kesava, himself in prowess and learning and dignity, how hath he been slain on the field of battle?
Mbh.7.70.3026 In the counting of car-warriors always reckoned as a Maharatha, superior to me one and a half times, of tender years, of mighty arms, even dear to Pradyumna and Kesava and myself, alas, if I do not behold that son I will repair to the abode of Yama.
Mbh.7.70.3057 Why, having done what is disagreeable to those two, viz, Kesava and Arjuna, in battle, why do you in joy roar like lions, when truly the hour for sorrow is come?
Mbh.7.74.3232 O Krishna, I swear by Truth, I touch my weapons and swear by them, that I shall, O Kesava, at the very outset, encounter that Drona, that mighty bowman, who hath become the protector of that sinful wretch Jayadratha!
Mbh.7.74.3239 Thou shalt in tomorrow's battle, O Kesava, behold the earth strewn by me with the heads of kings cut off by the force, of my shafts!
Mbh.7.74.3259 Sanjaya continued, Having said these words unto Hrishikesa, the son of Vasudeva, having himself said so unto his own self, Arjuna in a deep voice, once more addressed lord Kesava, saying, Thou shouldst O Krishna, so act that my car may be well equipt as soon as this night dawns, since grave is the task that is at hand
Mbh.7.76.3297 SECTION LXXVIII Sanjaya said, Hearing these words of the high-souled Kesava, Subhadra, afflicted with grief on account of the death of her son, began to indulge in these piteous lamentations: Oh, son of my wretched self, O thou that wast in prowess equal to thy father, O child, how couldst thou perish, going to battle!
Mbh.7.76.3318 Without, doubt, the conduct of the Destroyer cannot be understood even by the wise, since although thou hast Kesava for thy protector, thou wast yet slain, as if thou wast perfectly helpless.
Mbh.7.77.3342 SECTION LXXIX Sanjaya said, Then lord Kesava, of eyes like lotus-petals, having entered the unrivalled mansion of Arjuna, touched water, and spread for Arjuna on the auspicious and even floor an excellent bed of Kusa blades that were of the hue of the lapis lazuli.
Mbh.7.77.3347 Placing door-keepers then, and also sentinels well-armed, blessed Kesava, followed by his charioteer Daruka, repaired to his own tent.
Mbh.7.77.3349 And the illustrious one Kesava of eyes like lotus petals, began for Partha's sake, to think of various means that would dispel Partha's grief and anxiety and enhance his prowess and splendour.
Mbh.7.78.3401 Unto that ape-bannered hero, burning with grief and immersed in thought Kesava, having Garuda on his banner, appeared in a dream.
Mbh.7.78.3402 Dhananjaya of righteous soul, inconsequence of his love and veneration for Kesava, never omitted under any circumstances to stand up and advance a few steps for receiving Krishna.
Mbh.7.78.3417 Even this hath been my vow, O Kesava!
Mbh.7.78.3421 My vow will not be accomplished, O Kesava!
Mbh.7.78.3434 After he had thus sat with rapt mind at that hour called Brahma of auspicious indications, Arjuna saw himself journeying through the sky with Kesava.
Mbh.7.78.3435 And Partha, possessed of the speed of the mind, seemed to reach, with Kesava, the sacred foot of Himavat and the Manimat mountain abounding in many brilliant gems and frequented by Siddhas and Charanas.
Mbh.7.78.3436 And the lord Kesava seemed to have caught hold of his left arm.
Mbh.7.79.3533 And permitted by Bhava both Arjuna and Kesava, those two heroes, almost immediately came back to their own camp, filled with transports of delight.
Mbh.7.80.3572 And addressing Madhava with the usual enquiries of welcome, king Yudhishthira the just duly worshipped Kesava'
Mbh.7.81.3593 Thus addressed in the midst of that assembly by king Yudhishthira the just, Kesava, that foremost of speakers, replied unto Yudhishthira in a voice deep as that of clouds charged with rain, saying, In all the worlds including that of the celestials, there is no bowman equal to Dhananjaya, the son of Pritha!
Mbh.7.82.3613 Saluting the king, Yuyudhana and Kesava and Arjuna, cheerfully set out from Yudhishthira's abode.
Mbh.7.86.3813 Sanjaya continued, Thus addressed by Savyasachin, the mighty-armed Kesava urged the steeds to where Durmarshana was staying.
Mbh.7.88.3910 In reply Partha said unto Krishna, O Kesava, as thou pleasest!
Mbh.7.90.4035 That crusher of foes viz, Arjuna, then, deeply pierced by his mighty foe, swooned away in that battle, stupefying Kesava also by that act.
Mbh.7.90.4041 Then Kesava comforted Dhananjaya with soothing words.
Mbh.7.90.4046 Beholding his car with Kesava overwhelmed with arrows and seeing also those two antagonists of his staying before him like two blazing fires, the mighty car-warriors Partha then invoked into existence the weapon named after Sakra.
Mbh.7.90.4093 The ruler of the Amvashthas, then with eyes troubled in wrath, took up a mace and approached the mighty car-warrior Partha and Kesava also in that battle.
Mbh.7.90.4094 Then that hero, uplifting his mace, stopped the progress of Arjuna's car by its strokes, and struck Kesava also therewith.
Mbh.7.90.4095 Then that slayer of hostile heroes, viz, Arjuna, beholding Kesava struck with that mace, became filled with wrath.
Mbh.7.90.4099 Beholding that mace of his cut off in fragments, the ruler of the Amvashthas took up another huge mace, and repeatedly struck both Arjuna and Kesava therewith.
Mbh.7.96.4412 Then Kesava, O king, that slayer of hostile heroes, having taken the car of battle quickly urged the steeds, O Bharata, through the hostile troops.
Mbh.7.96.4418 Thereupon, the two brothers, filled with rage, covered Vibhatsu and Kesava with showers of shafts and uttered leonine roars.
Mbh.7.96.4445 Thus addressed by Partha, Kesava replied unto him, I am, also O Partha, of the opinion which thou hast expressed'
Mbh.7.96.4446 Arjuna then said, I will hold in check the whole army, O Kesava!
Mbh.7.98.4536 Freed from those dense showers of weapons, from those divisions protected by Drona and Hridika's son, Kesava and Arjuna looked like Indra and Agni, or blazing effulgence.
Mbh.7.98.4547 Leaving those mighty bowmen, viz, Krishna and Partha, behind, thy son, O king, turned back, facing Kesava of lotus-like eyes.
Mbh.7.99.4589 Sanjaya continued, Thus addressed, Partha replied unto Kesava saying, So be it.
Mbh.7.99.4593 Shall I not succeed, O Kesava, in avenging myself of the insult, in the shape of dragging her by the hair, offered unto Draupadi, undeserving as she was of that wrong'
Mbh.7.99.4610 then, expectant of success, addressed Partha angrily and said these words: If, O Partha, thou art begotten by Pandu apply upon me, without loss of time, all the weapons, celestial and earthly, that Kesava also hath of either, upon me.
Mbh.7.100.4636 That which occurred in the three worlds, that which, O Kesava, exists now, and which is in the womb of futurity, are all known to thee.
Mbh.7.100.4650 Beholding those shafts of his thus frustrated from a distance by that utterer of Brahma Aswatthaman, Arjuna, owning white steeds, filled with amazement represented unto Kesava, saying, I cannot, Janardana, twice use this weapon, for if do so, it will slay my own self and my own troops.
Mbh.7.100.4670 Kesava meanwhile forcibly and very loudly blew his conch Panchajanya, his face covered with dust.
Mbh.7.101.4695 The son of Kunti blew Devadatta, and Kesava blew Panchajanya.
Mbh.7.101.4698 And while that awful and fierce noise continued, a noise that inspired the timid with fear and the brave with cheers, and while drums and Jharjharas, and cymbals and Mridangas, O great king, were beat by thousands, great car-warriors invited to the Kuru side and solicitous of Dhananjaya's welfare, those great bowmen, filled with rage and unable to bear the loud blast of Arjuna's and Krishna's conchs, those kings from diverse realms supported by their respective troops, in rage blew their great conchs, desiring to answer with their own blasts the blasts of Kesava and Arjuna.
Mbh.7.107.5009 As Kesava is ever the refuge of the Pandavas even, so art thou, O thou of Vrishni's race, who art like Kesava in prowess.
Mbh.7.107.5031 Even if Kesava and Rama, and Aniruddha, and the mighty car-warrior Pradyumna, and Gada, and Sarana, and Samva, with all the Vrishnis, case themselves in mail for assisting us, O king, in the field of battle, I shall yet appoint that tiger among men viz, Satyaki of unbaffled prowess, for our aid, since there is none equal to him'
Mbh.7.115.5613 SECTION CXVII Sanjaya said, Having vanquished Drona and other warriors of thy army, headed by the son of Haridika, that foremost of men, viz, that bull amongst the Sinis, O foremost one of the Kurus, laughing said unto his charioteer, Our foes, O Suta, had already been consumed by Kesava and Phalguna.
Mbh.7.132.6588 Indeed, neither Partha, nor the Panchalas, nor Kesava, nor Satyaki, when excited with wrath in battle, shows the least regard for his life.
Mbh.7.133.6651 Gladdening Partha himself and the illustrious Kesava, Satyaki and the two protectors of two wheels of Arjuna's car, Bhima fought even thus with Karna.
Mbh.7.134.6667 Bhurisravas, and Kripa, and Drona's son, and the ruler of the Madras, and Uttamaujas and Yudhamanyu, and Kesava, and Arjuna, these great car-warriors: O king, among both the Kurus and the Pandavas, loudly cheered Bhima, saying, Excellent, Excellent' and uttered leonine roars.
Mbh.7.136.6856 Then the ape-bannered Arjuna, urged by Kesava, shot at the Suta's son, O king, many shafts whetted on stone.
Mbh.7.137.6892 The grandson of Sini, endued with great activity and prowess like that of Kesava himself, the bearer of the discus, thus struck by him, slew with four shafts of great impetuosity the four steeds of Alamvusha.
Mbh.7.138.6912 Beholding him approach, Kesava, addressing Partha, said, Yonder cometh the grandson of Sini, O Partha, following in thy wake.
Mbh.7.138.6926 The son of Kunti, without being cheerful, said these words unto Kesava, The arrival of Satyaki, O mighty-armed one, is scarcely agreeable to me.
Mbh.7.138.6927 I do not, O Kesava, know how king Yudhishthira the Just is.
Mbh.7.138.6939 Bhurisravas, on the other hand, is not tired, he hath supporters behind him, O Kesava!
Mbh.7.138.6943 I regard this, O Kesava, to have been an error of judgment on the part of king Yudhishthira the Just.
Mbh.7.139.6952 Those heroes, viz, Kesava and Arjuna, will today together behold thee lying on the field of battle, scorched with my arrows.
Mbh.7.139.7007 Those two foremost of warriors, both upon their cars, and both excited with wrath, fought on, king, Kesava, and Arjuna witnessing their encounter.
Mbh.7.143.7357 Hearing these words, Vibhatsu replied unto Kesava, saying, Let it be so'
Mbh.7.143.7366 Thus addressed by Kesava the valiant son of Pandu began to slaughter thy host with his arrows resembling the sun or fire in splendour.
Mbh.7.143.7433 After Jayadratha, O king, had been slain by Partha, Kesava blew his conch and that scorcher of foes, viz, the mighty-armed Arjuna also blew his; Bhimasena also, in that battle, as if for sending a message to Yudhishthira, filled the welkin with a tremendous leonine shout.
Mbh.7.144.7482 Thus addressed by Savyasachin, the mighty-armed Kesava, endued with great energy, replied in these opportune words, The mighty-armed Satyaki is singly a match for Karna, O son of Pandu!
Mbh.7.144.7502 Daruka, hearing the blare of Kesava's conch, understood the meaning, and soon took that car, equipped with a lofty standard of gold, to where Kesava was.
Mbh.7.145.7582 In the very sight of all the troops, of Kesava, as also of myself, thou wert many a time made carless by Bhimasena in battle.
Mbh.7.145.7605 Their victory is not at all a matter of wonder that have thee, O Kesava, for their lord.
Mbh.7.146.7674 Thus addressed by him those high-souled ones, viz, Kesava and Arjuna, cheerfully said unto the king, that lord of the earth, The sinful king Jayadratha, hath been consumed by the fire of thy wrath.
Mbh.7.171.9275 Sanjaya continued, Hearing those words of Kesava, Vibhatsu also, O Kauravya, said these words unto that chastiser of foes, viz, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, O Ghatotkacha, thyself, the long-armed Satyaki, and Bhimasena, the son of Pandu, these three, in my judgment, are the foremost ones among all our warriors.
Mbh.7.178.9691 Beholding those tokens of delight that Kesava manifested, Dhananjaya, O king, with heart in grief, addressed him, saying, O slayer of Madhu, thou showest great joy at a time scarcely fit for it, indeed on an occasion for sorrow caused by the death of Hidimva's son.
Mbh.7.180.9819 Kesava always protected Arjuna, the son of Kunti.
Mbh.7.181.9846 Tomorrow morning, O Karna, this dart should be hurled at either Kesava or Arjuna'
Mbh.7.181.9850 Dhritarashtra said, Ye are destroyed by destiny, by your own understanding, and by Kesava.
Mbh.7.184.10079 Sanjaya continued, Thus urged by Bhima and Kesava, Savyasachin prevailing over Drona and Karna, began to resist the foe all round.
Mbh.7.188.10346 Beholding the sons of Kunti afflicted with the shafts of Drona and inspired with fear, Kesava, endued with great intelligence and, devoted to their welfare, addressed Arjuna and said, This foremost of all bowmen is incapable of being ever vanquished by force in battle, by the very gods with Vasava at their head.
Mbh.7.189.10464 Then Kesava and Dhananjaya beheld Satyaki of prowess incapable of being baffled, who, O Bharata, was thus careering in the car-tracks of the Kuru warriors and within the range of the shafts of Drona and Karna and Kripa.
Mbh.7.189.10468 Then Kesava and Dhananjaya rushed towards the Kurus.
Mbh.7.189.10469 Addressing Krishna, Dhananjaya said, Behold, O Kesava, that perpetuator of Madhu's race, viz, Satyaki of true prowess, sporting before the preceptor and those mighty car-warriors and gladdening me and the twins and Bhima and king Yudhishthira.
Mbh.7.195.10838 When Kesava himself is here, praisest thou the son of Drona, a warrior that does not come up to even a sixteenth part of thyself, O Dhanajaya, confessing thy own faults, why dost thou not feel shame?
Mbh.7.197.11027 After Kunti's son, Yudhishthira had said this, he of Dasarha's race, viz, Kesava quickly forbidding the troops, by motion of his arms, to fly away said these words, Speedily lay down your weapons, all of you, and alight from your vehicles.
Mbh.7.198.11252 Then those two heroic and mighty bowmen, viz, Kesava and Arjuna, freed from that darkness, were seen together, like the sun and the moon in the firmament.
Mbh.7.198.11253 Indeed, the wielder of Gandiva and Kesava were both unwounded.
Mbh.7.198.11256 Both hosts thought that Kesava and Arjuna had perished Beholding Kesava and Arjuna, therefore freed from darkness and the energy of that weapon and seeing that reappear so quickly, the Pandavas were filled with joy, and the Kauravas with wonder.
Mbh.7.198.11259 Seeing those two high-souled ones viz, Kesava and Arjuna, freed from the energy of his weapon the son of Drona became very cheerless.
Mbh.7.198.11275 For what reason then could it not slay Kesava and Arjuna, both of whom are endued with the attributes of humanity?
Mbh.7.198.11326 Kesava is that devoted worshipper of Rudra who has sprung from Rudra himself.
Mbh.7.198.11327 Kesava always worship the Lord Siva, regarding his Phallic emblem to be the origin of the universe.
Mbh.7.198.11328 In Kesava is always present that knowledge, in consequence of which he views the identity of Brahman with the: universe and that other knowledge by which the Past, the Present and the Future, the near and the remote, are all seen, as if the whole are before his eyes.
Mbh.7.198.11329 The gods, the Siddhas and the great Rishis, adore Kesava for obtaining that highest object in the universe, viz, Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.198.11330 Kesava is the creator of everything.
Mbh.7.198.11332 The Lord Kesava always worshippeth Siva in the Phallic emblem as the origin of all creatures.
Mbh.7.198.11333 The God having the bull for his mark cherisheth greater regard for Kesava'
Mbh.7.198.11334 Sanjaya continued, Hearing these words of Vyasa, Drona's son, that mighty car-warrior, bowed unto Rudra and regarded Kesava as worthy of the highest regards.
Mbh.12.1.42 Having vanquished Arjuna with Kesava, therefore, in battle, I will subsequently make peace with Dharma's son'
Mbh.12.29.1353 Kesava could not by any means be disregarded by Yudhishthira.
Mbh.12.31.1623 Narada said, It is even so, O thou of mighty arms, as Kesava here hath said.
Mbh.12.31.1680 Do thou, O foremost of kings dispel this grief born in thy heart, even as Kesava has counselled thee, as also Vyasa of austere penances.
Mbh.12.43.2190 Thou art called Hiranyagarbha, thou art the sacred mantras swadha and swaha, thou art Kesava.
Mbh.12.47.2536 Learning by his Yoga powers of the devotion of Bhishma towards him, that foremost of Beings, viz, Madhava, suddenly rose from his seat and ascended on his car, Kesava and Satyaki proceeded on one car.
Mbh.12.48.2547 While proceeding, the mighty-armed Kesava, that delighter of all the Yadavas, spoke unto Yudhishthira about the prowess of Jamadagni's son, Yonder, at a distance, O Partha, are seen the five lakes of Rama!
Mbh.12.50.2686 Seeing Bhishma looking like a fire about to die out, Kesava with a rather cheerless heart addressed him as follows'
Mbh.12.50.2687 Kesava said, Are thy perceptions now as clear as before?
Mbh.12.51.2791 Upon this, Kesava, and the sons of Pandu, and Satyaki, and Sanjaya, and Saradwata's son Kripa, bowed in reverence to those sages.
Mbh.12.51.2792 Devoted to the practice of righteousness, those sages, thus worshipped by Kesava and others, speedily proceeded to their respective abodes, saying, We will return tomorrow'
Mbh.12.51.2793 After this, Kesava and the Pandavas, saluting Bhishma and circumambulating him, ascended their handsome cars.
Mbh.12.53.2847 Thus addressed by the son of Pandu, the illustrious Kesava of unfading glory, approaching the unconquerable Bhishma, spoke unto him as follows'
Mbh.12.53.2858 I am acquainted also, O Kesava, with the duties that relate to king-craft.
Mbh.12.54.2908 That Kshatriya, O Kesava, is said to be acquainted with his duty who slays in battle his very preceptors if they happen to be sinful and covetous and disregardful of restraints and vows.
Mbh.12.57.3105 Then Kesava and Kripa and Yudhishthira and others, saluting the Brahmanas assembled there and circumambulating the son of the great river, cheerfully ascended their cars.
Mbh.12.80.4538 Thou, O Kesava, art the foremost one among them.
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.12.206.12465 SECTION CCVII Yudhishthira said, O grandsire, O thou of great wisdom, I desire to hear in detail, O chief of the Bharatas, of that lotus-eyed and indestructible one, who is the Creator of everything but who has been created by none, who is called Vishnu in consequence of his pervading everything, who is the origin of all creatures and unto whom all creatures return, who is known by the names of Narayana and Hrishikesa and Govinda and Kesava, and who is incapable of being vanquished by any one'
Mbh.12.206.12468 Kesava, O chief of Bharata's race, is the divine and puissant Lord of all.
Mbh.12.206.12510 Then, O bull of Bharata's race, Kesava created from his two feet a century of Sudras.
Mbh.12.206.12513 And Kesava made him, called Virupaksha, the ruler of the spirits and ghosts and of those female beings called the Matrikas mothers.
Mbh.12.206.12539 Thus, O mighty-armed one, is Kesava of unvanquishable prowess.
Mbh.12.209.12686 O best of men, Kesava, that foremost of all beings, is said to be that which is Indestructible, that which is Unmanifest, that which is Immortal, Brahma, and Immutable.
Mbh.12.229.14186 Bhishma said, In this connection I shall recite to thee the words that Kesava, asked by Ugrasena, said unto him on a former occasion'
Mbh.12.229.14189 I ask thee, tell me this, O Kesava'
Mbh.12.279.17207 Know that this Kesava who knows no deterioration is from His eighth portion.
Mbh.12.279.17208 Endued with the highest Intelligence, it is this Kesava who creates the three worlds with an eighth portion of His energy.
Mbh.12.279.17209 Coming immediately after Him who lies at the Root, this Kesava who is eternal compared with all other existent things, changes at the end of each Kalpa.
Mbh.12.279.17211 Kesava is that Creator of pure Soul who courseth through all the eternal worlds
Mbh.12.279.17213 Freed as He is from limitations of every kind such as the possession of attributes would imply, he suffers himself to be invested with Avidya and awakened to Consciousness, Kesava of Supreme Soul creates all things.
Mbh.12.341.22219 That slayer of hostile heroes, viz, Phalguna, had at one time asked Kesava, enquiring after the imports of the some of the names by which the high-souled Keshva is adored.
Mbh.12.341.22221 O Creator of all Beings, O immutable one, O Refuge of all the worlds, O Lord of the universe, O dispeller of the fears of all persons, I desire to hear from thee in detail, O Kesava, the significance of all those names of thine, O God, which have been mentioned by the great Rishis in the Vedas and the Puranas in consequences of diverse acts of thine.
Mbh.12.341.22309 Hence do foremost of learned Brahmanas call me by the name of Kesava.
Mbh.12.341.22320 Indeed, according to the ordinance as laid down, he repeatedly called upon me by the name of Kesava.
Mbh.12.347.23173 The thoughts of the denizen of all the worlds including Brahma and the high-souled Rishis, of those that are Sankhyas and Yogins, of those that are Yatis, and of those, generally, that are conversant with the Soul are fully known to Kesava, but none of these can know what is thoughts are.
Mbh.13.14.962 The terrible discus of Vishnu and the thunderbolt of Indra were both unable to make the slightest impression, O Kesava, in days of yore, upon the body of that great cause of universal affliction
Mbh.13.14.969 Even the weapon, O Kesava, failed to make the slightest impression on the body of Hiranyakashipu's son Mandara, that appeared like an evil planet in the three worlds.
Mbh.13.14.1003 Sakalya, too, of restrained soul, adored Bhava in a mental sacrifice that he performed for nine hundred years, O Kesava.
Mbh.13.14.1206 Know, O Kesava, that this all, consisting of animate and inanimate existences with heaven and other unseen entities, which occur in this world, and which has the all-pervading Lord for their soul, has flowed from Maheswara and has been created by him for enjoyment by Jiva
Mbh.13.14.1352 I beheld myriads of suns and moons, also in the sky, O Kesava.
Mbh.13.18.2874 If Rudra be gratified with a person, he can confer upon him the states of ether Brahma or of Kesava or of Sakra with all the deities under him, or the sovereignty of the three worlds.
Mbh.13.18.2878 Even worm and insects and birds, O Kesava, that devote themselves to Mahadeva, are enabled to rove in perfect fearlessness.
Mbh.13.31.3917 Beholding Narada on one occasion worshipping many foremost of Brahmanas with joined hands, Kesava addressed him saying, Whom dost thou worship?
Mbh.13.31.3936 I always bow unto those persons whose aggregate of three exists, without being weakened, in all their acts, and who are observant of truth and righteous behaviour I bow unto them, O Kesava, that are conversant with Brahma, that are endued with knowledge of the Vedas, that are attentive to the aggregate of three, that are free from cupidity, and that are righteous in their behaviour.
Mbh.13.109.9905 That man who fasts on the twelfth day of the moon in the month called Margasirsha and worships Krishna as Kesava for the whole day and night, attains to the merit of the Horse-sacrifice and becomes cleansed of all his sins.
Mbh.13.147.12330 That man who will seek the protection of Kesava will succeed in earning great achievements and victory and Heaven.
Mbh.13.149.12540 Even thus have I recited to thee, without any exception, the thousand excellent names of the high-souled Kesava whose glory should always be sung That man who hears the names every day or who recites them every day, never meets with any evil either here or hereafter.
Mbh.13.158.13104 Bhishma said, Here is Kesava endued with great intelligence.
Mbh.13.158.13114 O chief of the Kauravas, Kesava is of immeasurable soul.
Mbh.13.158.13215 Indeed, know, O Yudhishthira, that this Kesava is all the mobile and immobile universe.
Mbh.13.158.13239 Whatever exists, and whatever will spring into existence, all is Kesava.
Mbh.13.158.13243 Whatever is noble and meritorious in the universe, indeed, whatever of good and of evil exists, all that is Kesava who is inconceivable.
Mbh.13.158.13244 Hence, it is absurd to think of anything that is superior to Kesava.
Mbh.13.158.13245 Kesava is even such.
Mbh.13.159.13330 Thou shalt become the foremost of all spouses, numbering sixteen thousand, O Kesava.
Mbh.13.159.13333 Indeed, the Rishi Durvasa, blazing like a fire, said, O Kesava, let thy understanding be always disposed even thus towards the Brahmana'
Mbh.13.166.13738 Placing Dhritarashtra at the head and also Gandhari who was exceedingly devoted to her lord, and accompanied by the Rishis and Kesava, as also by the citizens and the inhabitants of the country and by his counsellors, O monarch, that foremost one of Kuru's race entered the city named after the elephant
Mbh.14.2.28 And then Kesava Krishna accosted him, If a person indulges excessively in sorrow for his departed forefathers, he grieves them.
Mbh.14.15.410 Then Kesava, knowing the full import of all matters, addressed Partha in a sweet and beautiful speech of excellent style and import.
Mbh.14.16.431 SECTION XVI Anugita Parva Janamejaya said, When the high-souled Kesava and Arjuna after slaying their enemies repaired to the assembly rooms, what conversation, O regenerate one, took place between them'
Mbh.14.16.437 What thy holy self said unto me at that time, O Kesava, through affection, has all been forgotten by me, O chief of men, in consequence of the fickleness of my mind.
Mbh.14.52.2331 O mighty-armed Kesava, thy departure is approved by me.
Mbh.14.52.2338 It is through thy grace, O Kesava, that the whole Earth, O hero, has come under our dominion and all our foes have been slain'
Mbh.14.53.2367 Dost thou come, O Kesava, after having united them in peace, them that are thy relatives and that are ever dear to thee, O foremost one of Vrishni's race?
Mbh.14.54.2393 SECTION LIV Utanka said, Do thou, O Kesava, tell me that faultless Adhyatma.
Mbh.14.66.2983 O Kesava, do thou revive him.
Mbh.14.66.2985 Indeed, O Kesava, thy words were even these, I shall revive that child if he comes out of the womb dead,
Mbh.14.67.3007 Alas, that blade, O Kesava, is still existing unextracted in me, after having pierced my heart, since I do not, O irresistible hero, behold this child with his sire who was my son.
Mbh.14.67.3023 Thou, O Kesava, art righteous-souled, truthful, and of prowess incapable of being baffled.
Mbh.14.68.3052 Alas, when these have been frustrated by Drona's son, what need have I, O Kesava, to bear, the burden of life?
Mbh.14.68.3054 Alas, O Kesava, that hope has been destroyed.
Mbh.14.68.3059 I had, before this, vowed, O Kesava, that if Abhimanyu fell on the field of battle, O hero, I would follow him without any loss of time.
Mbh.14.69.3077 Having sat up, the daughter of the king of the Matsyas, summoning her patience, joined her hands in reverence and touched the earth with her head for saluting Kesava of eyes like the petals of the lotus.
Mbh.14.70.3094 In the welkin a voice was heard, saying, Excellent, O Kesava, Excellent,
Mbh.14.87.3895 Saluting the feet of his sire Dhritarashtra, and then of king Yudhishthira the just of great wisdom, and then worshipping Bhima and others, he embraced Kesava.
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