Mahadeva

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.2.305 In the last hath been described the battle between Arjuna and Mahadeva in the guise of a hunter.
Mbh.1.2.382 Then comes the third parva called Aranyaka relating to the forest This parva treats of the wending of the Pandavas to the forest and the citizens, following the wise Yudhishthira, Yudhishthira's adoration of the god of day; according to the injunctions of Dhaumya, to be gifted with the power of maintaining the dependent Brahmanas with food and drink: the creation of food through the grace of the Sun: the expulsion by Dhritarashtra of Vidura who always spoke for his master's good; Vidura's coming to the Pandavas and his return to Dhritarashtra at the solicitation of the latter; the wicked Duryodhana's plottings to destroy the forest-ranging Pandavas, being incited thereto by Karna; the appearance of Vyasa and his dissuasion of Duryodhana bent on going to the forest; the history of Surabhi; the arrival of Maitreya; his laying down to Dhritarashtra the course of action; and his curse on Duryodhana; Bhima's slaying of Kirmira in battle; the coming of the Panchalas and the princes of the Vrishni race to Yudhishthira on hearing of his defeat at the unfair gambling by Sakuni; Dhananjaya's allaying the wrath of Krishna; Draupadi's lamentations before Madhava; Krishna's cheering her; the fall of Sauva also has been here described by the Rishi; also Krishna's bringing Subhadra with her son to Dwaraka; and Dhrishtadyumna's bringing the son of Draupadi to Panchala; the entrance of the sons of Pandu into the romantic Dwaita wood; conversation of Bhima, Yudhishthira, and Draupadi; the coming of Vyasa to the Pandavas and his endowing Yudhishthira with the power of Pratismriti; then, after the departure of Vyasa, the removal of the Pandavas to the forest of Kamyaka; the wanderings of Arjuna of immeasurable prowess in search of weapons; his battle with Mahadeva in the guise of a hunter; his meeting with the lokapalas and receipt of weapons from them; his journey to the regions of Indra for arms and the consequent anxiety of Dhritarashtra; the wailings and lamentations of Yudhishthira on the occasion of his meeting with the worshipful great sage Brihadaswa.
Mbh.1.3.612 He is able to absolve thee from all offences save those committed against Mahadeva.
Mbh.1.23.1506 Thou art the destroyer of all, the creator of all; thou art the very Hiranyagarbha; thou art the progenitor of creation in the form of Daksha and the other Prajapatis; thou art Indra the king of the gods, thou art Hayagriva the steed necked incarnation of Vishnu; thou art the arrow Vishnu himself, as he became such in the hands of Mahadeva at the burning of Tripura; thou art the lord of the universe; thou art the mouth of Vishnu; thou art the four-faced Padmaja; thou art the Brahmana ie, wise, thou art Agni, Pavana, etc.
Mbh.1.48.2493 And he was like the illustrious lord of the celestials, Mahadeva of the golden form, the wielder of the trident.
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.1.67.3494 And, O king, his son the heroic Aswatthaman, of eyes like the lotus-petals, gifted with surpassing energy, and the terror of all foes, the great oppressor of all enemies, was born on earth, of the united portions of Mahadeva, Yama, Kama, and Krodha.
Mbh.1.123.6640 He will gratify in battle by his heroism Sankara, the god of gods Mahadeva, and will receive from him the great weapon named Pasupata.
Mbh.1.171.8725 She soon gratified by her severe asceticism the god Sankara Mahadeva, who became propitious unto her and said unto that illustrious damsel, Ask thou the boon thou desirest!
Mbh.1.171.8729 Then Isana Mahadeva, that foremost of all speakers, replied unto her, saying, O blessed one, thou shall have five husbands from among the Bharata princes'
Mbh.1.198.9844 The youth who was none else than the god Mahadeva the god of the gods, seeing Indra filled with wrath, only smiled, having cast a glance at him.
Mbh.1.198.9885 Endued with every accomplishment, and decked with celestial robes of great beauty and fragrant garlands of excellent making the king beheld them as so many three-eyed gods Mahadeva, or Vasus, or Rudras, or Adityas themselves.
Mbh.1.198.9891 The maiden gratified, by severe ascetic penances, the god Sankara Mahadeva.
Mbh.1.212.10403 There were present that God of gods, viz, Mahadeva, and Agni, accompanied by Vayu, and Soma and Surya and Sakra, and Rishis devoted to the contemplation of Brahma, and the Vaikhanasas, the Valakhilyas, the Vanaprasthas, the Marichipas, the Ajas, the Avimudas, and other ascetics of great energy.
Mbh.1.212.10422 The illustrious Brahman was then sitting with face turned eastwards, and Mahadeva with face also towards the east, and all the celestials with faces northwards, and the Rishis with faces towards all directions.
Mbh.1.212.10423 While Tilottama walked round the conclave of the celestials, Indra and the illustrious Sthanu Mahadeva were the only ones that succeeded in preserving their tranquillity of mind.
Mbh.1.212.10424 But exceedingly desirous as Mahadeva was of beholding Tilottama when the damsel in her progress round the celestial conclave was at his side, another face like a full-blown lotus appeared on the southern side of his body.
Mbh.1.212.10427 Mahadeva who was eager to behold the damsel came also to have a thousand eyes, each large and slightly reddish, before, behind and on his flanks.
Mbh.1.216.10596 By his severe asceticism, O Partha, he gratified that god of gods, Mahadeva, the husband of Uma, that supreme Lord holding the mighty bow called Pinaka.
Mbh.1.222.10786 I do not see, in all the worlds with Indra and the Rudras, the person that can by force vanquish Partha in battle, except the three-eyed god Mahadeva.
Mbh.1.224.10970 And, O king, the monarch began to worship Mahadeva, with fixed attention, and by observing the most rigid vows.
Mbh.2.3.83 There the fierce Mahadeva, the eternal lord of every creature, has taken up his abode after having created all the worlds and there he dwelleth, worshipped with reverence by thousands of spirits.
Mbh.2.10.402 And, O tiger among kings, the illustrious husband of Uma and lord of created things, the three-eyed Mahadeva, the wielder of the trident and the slayer of the Asura called Bhaga-netra, the mighty god of the fierce bow, surrounded by multitudes of spirits in their hundreds and thousands, some of dwarfish stature, some of fierce visage, some hunch-backed, some of blood-red eyes, some of frightful yells, some feeding upon fat and flesh, and some terrible to behold, but all armed with various weapons and endued with the speed of wind, with the goddess Parvati ever cheerful and knowing no fatigue, always waiteth here upon their friend Kuvera, the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.10.412 From that time, O king, Mahadeva always sitteth on the mansion of his friend, the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.11.448 And Purandara the chief of the celestials, and Varuna and Kuvera and Yama, and Mahadeva accompanied by Uma, always repair thither.
Mbh.2.41.1674 And as the hero endued with great energy of mind was about to leap up impetuously, the mighty-armed Bhishma caught him like Mahadeva seizing Mahasena the celestial generalissimo.
Mbh.3.38.2025 Vaisampayana continued, The truth-speaking Rishis, having heard these words of Mahadeva, became delighted, and returned to their respective abodes
Mbh.3.39.2115 Vaisampayana continued, Phalguna then beheld him, Mahadeva, that god of blazing splendour-that wielder of the Pinaka-that one who had his abode on the mountains of Kailasa, accompanied by Uma.
Mbh.3.39.2117 And Arjuna said, O Kapardin, O chief of all gods, O destroyer of the eyes of Bhaga, O god of gods, O Mahadeva, O thou of blue throat, O thou of matted locks, I know thee as the Cause of all causes.
Mbh.3.40.2139 SECTION XL Mahadeva said, Thou wert in thy former life Nara, the friend of Narayana.
Mbh.3.40.2162 Mahadeva then imparted unto that best of Pandu's son the knowledge of that weapon looking like the embodiment of Yama, together with all the mysteries about hurling and withdrawing it.
Mbh.3.41.2200 And, O Phalguna, the fame of thy achievements will last for ever in the world: thou hast gratified Mahadeva himself in conflict.
Mbh.3.49.2524 This, O Sanjaya, is most marvellous in Arjuna that, as we have heard, he hath been clasped by Mahadeva in his arms.
Mbh.3.82.4021 And through the grace of Mahadeva, he acquireth the status of Ganapatya blessed with prosperity and peace and high grace.
Mbh.3.82.4040 And O bull among men, the presence of Mahadeva is there.
Mbh.3.82.4078 Leaving Vadava, O king, one should then proceed to Raudrapada, and beholding Mahadeva there one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.3.82.4101 And, O king, filled with great joy at the prospect of beholding Mahadeva, the Rishis assembled there, each saying, I will first behold the god!
Mbh.3.82.4105 And gratified, O king, with the deep devotion of those Munis of subdued souls, Mahadeva granted them a boon, saying, From this day your righteousness shall grow'
Mbh.3.83.4200 One should next proceed, O king, to the celebrated tirtha called Saraka, and beholding Mahadeva there on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight, one obtaineth all his wishes and goeth also into heaven.
Mbh.3.83.4234 Bathing there and worshipping Mahadeva, one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.3.83.4258 Then, O king, the gods with Brahma at their head and Rishis endued with the wealth of asceticism moved by the act of Mankanaka, represented the matter to Mahadeva, saying, It behoveth thee, O god, to act in such a way that this Rishi may not dance'
Mbh.3.83.4259 Thus addressed, Mahadeva, with heart filled with joy, approached the dancing Rishi, and moved by the desire of doing good to the gods, said, O great Rishi, O virtuous one, why dost thou dance?
Mbh.3.83.4266 Having said this, O best of men, Mahadeva, O sinless king, pressed his thumb by the tip of his own finger.
Mbh.3.83.4276 And adoring Mahadeva thus the Rishi also said, O god of gods, grant me thy grace, so that my asceticism may not diminish'
Mbh.3.83.4281 Having said this, Mahadeva disappeared then and there.
Mbh.3.84.4413 By this, through the grace of Mahadeva, one attaineth to an exalted state.
Mbh.3.84.4551 Beholding the image of the boon-giving, eternal, and fierce Mahadeva who is there, one shineth, O king, like the moon emerged from the cloud.
Mbh.3.85.4619 On the mountain Sree dwelleth happily, the effulgent Mahadeva with the goddess, as also Brahma with the other gods.
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.3.85.4669 Beholding Mahadeva who is there, one shineth like the moon.
Mbh.3.85.4677 One should next proceed to the place called Mayuravata, consecrated to Mahadeva of high intelligence.
Mbh.3.88.4815 Higher than heaven itself, and pure, and created and bestowed by the trident-bearing god, there in that tirtha is an image of Mahadeva beholding which a mortal goeth to the region of Siva.
Mbh.3.95.5031 It is from that lake that all the rivers take their rise and there in that tirtha, Mahadeva the wielder of the Pinaka, is present for aye.
Mbh.3.99.5196 Issuing out of the matted locks of Mahadeva, she passeth along, flooding the southern country and benefiting it like a mother, and ultimately mingleth with the ocean as if she were his favourite bride.
Mbh.3.141.7178 O highly fortunate monarch, that protector of the world; Mahadeva, having a bull for his mark, received on his head the fall of the waters of this river, at the source of the Ganga.
Mbh.3.166.8313 And, O sinless one, the manner in which thou didst please Mahadeva and the king of the celestials and, O repressor of foes, the service thou hadst done to the wielder of the thunder-bolt, do thou, O Dhananjaya, relate all this in detail
Mbh.3.166.8373 Thereupon Mahadeva, well-pleased, granted to me the mighty weapon, Pasupata.
Mbh.3.167.8383 And unto him I told all as it had happened, O Bharata, namely, that I had met the divine Mahadeva.
Mbh.3.174.8711 And the Great-sire and all the Lokapalas and the divine Mahadeva, came thither, together with their followers.
Mbh.3.230.11584 Then Brahma, the lord of all creatures, said to Mahasena, Do thou go and visit thy father Mahadeva, the conqueror of Tripura.
Mbh.3.230.11605 Markandeya continued, When that adorable son of the Fire-god was anointed as leader of the celestial army, that grand and happy lord, Hara Mahadeva riding with Parvati in a chariot shining with sunlike refulgence repaired to a place called Bhadravata.
Mbh.3.230.11608 And that lord of all animals Mahadeva seated in that chariot with Uma, looked like the sun with flames of lightning illuminating masses of clouds begirt with Indra's bow rainbow.
Mbh.3.230.11610 And Sakra too riding on his elephant Airavata and accompanied by other gods brought up the rear of Mahadeva, the granter of boons, marching in this way at the head of the celestial army.
Mbh.3.230.11619 These handsome-looking ladies proceeded scattering flowers all around; and the clouds marched, having made their obeisance to that god Mahadeva armed with the Pinaka bow.
Mbh.3.230.11629 And then Mahadeva said these weighty words to Mahasena, Do thou carefully command the seventh army corps of the celestial forces'
Mbh.3.250.12345 The lower part of thy body, capable of captivating the female heart by its comeliness was made of flowers by the goddess herself, the wife of Mahadeva.
Mbh.4.39.1594 It is said that the lord Mahadeva himself, disguised in the attire of a hunter, was gratified by this son of Pritha in battle on the mountains of Himavat'
Mbh.4.45.1719 Indeed, thou seemest to me to be Mahadeva, or Indra, or the chief of the Gandharvas, dwelling in the guise only of one of the third sex'
Mbh.5.50.2864 That hero, who, for the gratification of Agni, with Krishna only for his second, bravely vanquished of yore Purandara in fight; he who gratified by combat that God of gods, the trident-bearing lord of Uma, Mahadeva himself having the mountains for his abode; that foremost of warriors who subjugated all the kings of the earth, with that Vijaya as their ally the Pandavas will encounter you in battle.
Mbh.5.99.4686 It was here that the Lord of creatures, that great Master of all created things, Mahadeva, had practised the severest of ascetic austerities for the benefit of all creatures.
Mbh.5.111.5075 It was in this region, O thou foremost of all acquainted with Brahma, that Mahadeva first receiving her on his head, afterwards let the sacred stream Ganga fall from the heavens to the world of men.
Mbh.5.113.5155 Thus addressed, Garuda replied unto the Brahmana, saying, Indeed, O regenerate one, I entertained the thought of carrying away this lady crowned with ascetic success from this spot to where the Creator himself, the divine Mahadeva, the eternal Vishnu, and both Virtue and Sacrifice personified, live together, for as I thought this lady should live there.
Mbh.5.181.8174 And she also said, O son, Rama, equal in prowess unto Mahadeva himself, is the exterminator of the Kshatriya order!
Mbh.5.191.8550 And he begged Mahadeva, saying, Let a son, and not a daughter, be born unto me.
Mbh.5.197.8808 That terrible and mighty weapon which the Lord of all creatures Mahadeva gave me on the occasion of my hand-to-hand encounter with him in the guise of a hunter, still existeth with me.
Mbh.7.3.126 Superhuman was the battle that he fought with the high-souled Mahadeva of three eyes.
Mbh.7.34.1802 Alone achieving the most difficult feat, like the inconceivable Vibhu himself in days of old, Abhimanyu crushed thy vast host of three kinds of forces cars, elephants, and steeds, like the three-eyed Mahadeva of immeasurable energy crushing the terrible Asura host.
Mbh.7.40.1993 Uttering the eternal words of the Veda, he paid his adoration to the god Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.40.1998 Thus addressed by Mahadeva, Jayadratha, the ruler of the Sindhus, bowed down unto him and said with joined palms and restrained soul, Alone, on a single car, I shall check in battle all the sons of Pandu, endued though they are with terrible energy and prowess'
Mbh.7.41.2033 Everyone amongst thy enemies who endeavoured to pierce the array that had been formed by Drona, was checked by the ruler of the Sindhus in consequence of the boon he had got from Mahadeva
Mbh.7.47.2229 Then those cousins, those two heroes, with upraised maces, began to strike each other, desirous of achieving each other's death, like three-eyed Mahadeva and the Asura Andhaka in the days of old.
Mbh.7.51.2404 Narada continued, Hearing these words of Mahadeva the divine Brahma, from desire of benefiting creatures, held in his own inner self his wrath that had been roused.
Mbh.7.53.2585 Unto that royal sage the illustrious lord Mahadeva himself had given wealth in the shape of a golden plateau of Himavat.
Mbh.7.57.2653 Like the Three-eyed Mahadeva, in days of old, slaying the Asura Andhaka, Rama in wrath slew in battle that offender of Pulastya's race who had never before been vanquished by any foe.
Mbh.7.77.3344 And after Partha also had touched water, meek and submissive attendants brought the usual nightly sacrifice to the Three-eyed Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.77.3345 Then Partha, with a cheerful soul, having smeared Madhava with perfumes and adorned with floral garlands, presented unto Mahadeva the nightly offering
Mbh.7.78.3480 We bow to Mahadeva, to Bhima, to the Three-eyed, to him who is peace and contentment.
Mbh.7.78.3499 Sanjaya continued, Having adored Mahadeva in these terms, Vasudeva with Arjuna then began to gratify him for obtaining the great weapon called Pasupata
Mbh.7.79.3519 And those high-souled heroes then brought them away and gave them unto the illustrious Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.86.3798 Then, like the Destroyer himself in wrath, or Vasava himself armed with the thunder, or Death's irresistible self armed with his club and urged on by Time, or Mahadeva armed with the trident and incapable of being ruffled, or Varuna bearing his noise, or the blazing fire at the end of the Yuga risen for consuming the creation, the slayer of the Nivatakavachas inflamed with rage and swelling with might, the ever-victorious Jaya, devoted to truth and desirous of achieving his great vow, clad in mail and armed with sword, decked in golden diadem, adorned with garlands of swords of white flowers and attired in white robes, his arms decked with beautiful Angadas and ears with excellent ear-rings, mounted on his own foremost of cars, the incarnate Nara, accompanied by Narayana, shaking his Gandiva in battle, shone brilliantly like the risen sun.
Mbh.7.141.7144 Reduced to that plight by Sini, Somadatta, O sire, under the influence of wrath began to pay his adorations to Mahadeva for inducing the latter to bless him.
Mbh.7.141.7145 That great lord of all boon-giving deities viz, Mahadeva, became gratified with him and asked him to solicit the boon he desired.
Mbh.7.142.7280 Meanwhile, Arjuna continued to slay the foe with his Gandiva, like Mahadeva slaying the Asuras with his Pinaka equipped with tawny string
Mbh.7.152.7993 And all of them paid their adorations unto Vrikodara even as the celestials did unto Mahadeva after Andhaka had been slain.
Mbh.7.153.8098 The son of Drona then slew that son of Bhima's son, viz, Anjanaparvan, cased in an iron coat of mail, even as Mahadeva had slain in days of yore the Asura Andhaka.
Mbh.7.156.8379 Vainly, O wretch of a Suta, dost thou indulge in thy mind the hope of vanquishing him who formerly contended in battle with Mahadeva himself.
Mbh.7.156.8481 Except thee, O son of Gotama's daughter, what foremost of all wielders of weapons of there, what warrior, indeed, equal to Mahadeva himself in battle, that would not, though competent, destroy the foe?
Mbh.7.198.11321 Regarding the universe to consist only of Mahadeva, thou hadst emaciated thyself by diverse vows from desire of gratifying that God.
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.7.199.11350 He is called Mahadeva the Supreme Deity, of Supreme Soul, the one only Lord, with matted locks on head, the abode of auspiciousness.
Mbh.7.199.11367 That Supreme Deity, called Mahadeva, is worshipped by followers that are even such.
Mbh.7.199.11372 And the very scent of the enraged Mahadeva, foes in battle tremble and become senseless and fall in large numbers.
Mbh.7.199.11389 I will now tell thee, according to my knowledge and as I have heard of them, all the divine deeds of Mahadeva of Supreme wisdom.
Mbh.7.199.11390 If Mahadeva becomes angry, neither gods, nor Asuras, Gandharvas, nor Rakshasas, even if they hide themselves in deep oceans, can have peace.
Mbh.7.199.11392 Mahadeva destroyed that sacrifice in wrath.
Mbh.7.199.11396 Indeed, when Mahadeva became angry and the Sacrifice in its embodied form fled away, the gods became exceedingly frightened at the twang of Mahadeva's bow and the sound of his palms.
Mbh.7.199.11397 The gods and Asuras all fell down and submitted to Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.199.11406 Once more, Mahadeva aimed at the gods a shower of blazing and keen arrows resembling flames of fire mixed with smoke, or clouds with lightning.
Mbh.7.199.11420 Therefore, O Mahadeva, slay these enemies of the gods: O Rudra, creatures slain in every sacrifice shall then be thine.
Mbh.7.199.11421 Thus addressed by the gods, Mahadeva thus accepted their request, moved by the desire of benefiting them, and said, I will overthrow these Asuras.
Mbh.7.199.11427 And the valiant Mahadeva made the Malaya mountains the yoke, and the great Takshaka the string for tying the yoke to the poles, and the creatures about him the traces of the steed.
Mbh.7.199.11430 And Mahadeva made Gayatri and Savitri the reins, the syllable Om the whip, and Brahma the driver.
Mbh.7.199.11433 When, however, the three cities came together in the firmament, the lord Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.199.11440 The divine lord Mahadeva for the child was none other, smiling, quickly paralysed the arm of the enraged Sakra.
Mbh.7.199.11455 Thou art Bhava, thou art Mahadeva, thou art the abode of all things, and thou art the highest refuge.
Mbh.7.199.11465 He is Bhava, he is Parjanya, he is Mahadeva, he is sinless.
Mbh.7.199.11479 Whatever is highly mysterious in the several branches of the Vedas, in the Upanishads, in the Puranas, and in those sciences that deal with the soul, is that God, viz, Maheswara, Mahadeva is even such.
Mbh.7.199.11515 And since he protecteth this vast universe, he is for that reason called Mahadeva.
Mbh.7.199.11534 Even such is the deity called Mahadeva, armed with Pinaka, who, O Partha, was seen by thee engaged in slaying thy foes in advance of thy car.
Mbh.8.31.1334 Single-handed, he contended in battle with Mahadeva who stood before him in the guise of a hunter.
Mbh.8.34.1640 From that time Sankara came to be called Mahadeva.
Mbh.8.34.1641 And Mahadeva then said, Armed with bow and shaft, I will, from my car, slay in battle those foes of yours, ye denizens of heaven.
Mbh.8.34.1700 Then Mahadeva, terrifying the very gods, and making the very Earth tremble, ascended that car resolutely.
Mbh.8.34.1796 Mahadeva became gratified with him.
Mbh.8.34.1798 And Mahadeva said, O Rama, I am gratified with thee.
Mbh.8.34.1807 At last Mahadeva, pleased with the high-souled son of Bhrigu's race, described him, in the presence of his divine spouse, as possessed of many virtues: This Rama, of firm vows is ever devoted to me'
Mbh.8.34.1824 The delighter of the Bhargavas, however, slaying the Daityas in battle, with strokes whose touch resembled that of Indra's thunder, came back to Mahadeva.
Mbh.8.79.4856 Possessed of greatness of soul, he gratified Mahadeva himself in fair fight, and obtained from him the terrible and mighty weapon Pasupata that is capable of destroying the three worlds.
Mbh.8.87.5384 Verily, they must have in their last night's dreams seen signs of approaching evil, O Mahadeva!
Mbh.8.89.5526 That patience with which thou didst gratified the illustrious deity Mahadeva in the guise of a hunter, summoning that patience once again, O hero, slay the Suta's son with all his followers.
Mbh.9.6.376 Possessed of beautiful limbs, of head well covered, of a neck adorned with three lines like those in a conch shell, of sweet speech, of eyes resembling the petals of a full blown lotus, and of a face like that of the dignity of Meru, resembling the bull of Mahadeva as regards neck, eyes, tread, and voice, endued with arms that were large, massive, and well-joined, having a chest that was broad and well-formed, equal unto Garuda or the wind in speed and might, gifted with a splendour like that of the rays of the Sun, rivalling Usanas himself in intelligence and the Moon in beauty and form and charms of face, with a body that seemed to be made of a number of golden lotuses, with well-made joints, of well-formed thighs and waist and hips, of beautiful fingers, and beautiful nails, he seemed to have been made by the Creator with care after collecting one after another all the beautiful and good attributes of creation.
Mbh.9.12.704 Bhima, however, armed with his mighty mace, rushed impetuously towards Shalya who then looked like the blazing Yuga-fire, or the Destroyer armed with the noose, or the Kailasa mountain with its formidable crest, or Vasava with his thunder, or Mahadeva with his trident, or an infuriate elephant in the forest.
Mbh.9.33.2479 Proceeding to the western Ocean at the spot where the Sarasvati mingles with the Ocean, that vast receptacle of waters, let him adore that God of gods Mahadeva there!
Mbh.9.36.2712 Then the gods with Brahman at their head, and the Rishis possessed of wealth of asceticism, O king, all went to Mahadeva and informed him of the act of the Rishi Mankanaka.
Mbh.9.36.2714 Then Mahadeva, seeing the Rishi filled with great joy, and moved by the desire of doing good unto the gods, addressed him, saying, Why, O Brahmana, dost thou dance in this way, acquainted as thou art with thy duties?
Mbh.9.36.2720 Having said this unto that foremost of Rishis, Mahadeva of great intelligence struck his thumb with the end of one of his fingers.
Mbh.9.36.2723 He understood the god to be none else than Mahadeva.
Mbh.9.36.2734 Having praised Mahadeva in this manner, the Rishi bowed to him, Let not this absence of gravity, ridiculous in the extreme, that I displayed, O god, destroy my ascetic merit!
Mbh.9.40.2900 There, in that tirtha, O monarch, Sthanu Mahadeva had practised the austerest penances.
Mbh.9.41.2968 Then all those Brahmanas, O king, worshipping Mahadeva, that lord of the universe and protector of all creatures, with penance and vows and fasts and diverse kinds of abstinences and painful observances, emancipated that foremost of rivers, the divine Sarasvati.
Mbh.9.42.3065 Endued with great strength, the child possessed of great ascetic power, proceeded to the presence of that Lord of the gods, Mahadeva, armed with trident and Pinaka.
Mbh.9.46.3447 Beholding Arundhati devoted to the austerest of vows, the boon-giving and three-eyed deity Mahadeva highly pleased, came there.
Mbh.9.46.3448 The great Mahadeva, assuming the form of a Brahmana, came to her and said, I desire alms, O auspicious one'
Mbh.9.46.3451 Mahadeva replied, Cook these jujubes, O thou of excellent vows'
Mbh.9.46.3453 Placing those jujubes on the fire, the celebrated Arundhati listened to diverse excellent and charming and sacred discourses from the lips of Mahadeva.
Mbh.9.46.3457 The adorable Mahadeva, highly pleased with Arundhati, said unto her, Approach, as formerly, these Rishis, O righteous one!
Mbh.9.46.3462 The divine Mahadeva then, addressing Arundhati, said unto her, Solicit thou the boon, O auspicious dame, which is in thy heart'
Mbh.10.6.359 I shall, therefore, at this hour, seek the protection of the puissant Mahadeva!
Mbh.10.7.420 They are devout worshippers of Mahadeva.
Mbh.10.7.427 Uttering the praises of Mahadeva and spreading an effulgent light all around, desirous of enhancing the honour of Ashvatthama and the glory of the high-souled Hara, and wishing to ascertain the extent of Ashvatthama's energy, and desirous also of beholding the slaughter during the hour of sleep, armed with terrible and fierce bludgeons and fiery wheels and battle-axes, that crowd of strange beings, endued with terrible forms, came from every side.
Mbh.10.7.430 Drona's son, armed with bow, and with fingers cased in fences made of iguana skins, himself offered up his own self as a victim unto Mahadeva.
Mbh.10.7.443 Beholding him stand immovable and with uplifted hands and as an offering up to himself, the divine Mahadeva appeared in person and smilingly said, With truth, purity, sincerity, resignation, ascetic austerities, vows, forgiveness, devotion, patience, thought, and word, I have been duly adored by Krishna of pure deeds.
Mbh.10.7.449 Having said these words unto the high-souled Ashvatthama, the divine Mahadeva entered Ashvatthama's body after giving him an excellent and polished sword.
Mbh.10.7.452 Many invisible beings and rakshasas proceeded along his right and his left as he set out, like the lord Mahadeva himself, for entering the camp of his foes
Mbh.10.17.1036 The holy one said, Verily, Drona's son had sought the aid of that highest of all the gods, the eternal Mahadeva.
Mbh.10.17.1038 If Mahadeva be gratified, he can bestow even immortality.
Mbh.10.17.1040 I know Mahadeva truly, O bull of Bharata's race!
Mbh.10.18.1079 Then Mahadeva, filled with rage, and taking up that bow, proceeded to that spot where the celestials were engaged in their Sacrifice.
Mbh.10.18.1095 Then the three-eyed Mahadeva, with his bow, broke in rage the arms of Savitri, and plucked out the eyes of Bhaga and the teeth of Pushana.
Mbh.10.18.1102 The gods then approached the bowless god of gods and, with the embodied form of Sacrifice, sought the protection of the puissant Mahadeva and endeavoured to gratify him.
Mbh.10.18.1107 The gods assigned unto Mahadeva all the libations of clarified butter as the share of great deity.
Mbh.10.18.1108 O monarch, when Mahadeva had become angry, the whole world had thus become agitated: when he became gratified everything became safe.
Mbh.10.18.1109 Possessed of great energy, the god Mahadeva was gratified with Ashvatthama.
Mbh.10.18.1114 It was done through the grace of Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.8.333 Mahadeva himself, of universal form, in a great sacrifice requiring libations of all kinds of flesh, poured all creatures as sacrificial libations and then his own self.
Mbh.12.20.900 Clad in deer-skins, the high-souled Mahadeva, having poured his own self as a libation in the sacrifice called Sarva, became the first of gods, and surpassing all creatures in the universe and prevailing over them by means of that achievement, shines in resplendence.
Mbh.12.49.2608 Having gratified Mahadeva on the mountains of Gandhamadana, he begged weapons of that great god, especially the axe of fierce energy in his hands.
Mbh.12.121.6905 The puissant Isana the high-souled and eternal Mahadeva, of three eyes, was made the lord of the Rudras.
Mbh.12.121.6908 Ansumat was made the lord of all herbs, and the puissant and foremost of deities, viz, Kumara or Skanda, of twelve arms, was made the chief of all the spirits and ghostly beings that wait upon Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.121.6910 The Srutis declare that the supreme god Mahadeva, that lord of lords, O king, armed with Sula, is the chief of the Rudras.
Mbh.12.121.6912 Upon the completion of that sacrifice according to due rites, Mahadeva, after doing proper reverence made over Chastisement, that protector of Righteousness, unto Vishnu
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.12.121.6932 The master of all the worlds, the lord of all creatures, the puissant and blessed Mahadeva, the god of gods, is always awake.
Mbh.12.165.9869 The divine Mahadeva, the bearer of the Sula, the tearer of Bhaga's eyes, taking up the sword whose splendour resembled that of the all-destructive Yuga fire, and wielding a large shield with three high bosses which looked like a mass of dark clouds adorned with flashes of lightning, began to perform diverse kinds of evolutions.
Mbh.12.165.9925 The Puranas truly declare that it was first wielded by Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.256.15514 The goddess Earth, afflicted with the weight of creatures, solicited me, O Mahadeva, for destroying them, especially as She seemed to sink under their burthen into the water.
Mbh.12.279.17182 Some say that that is the region of Mahadeva; some, of Vishnu; some, of Brahman; some, of Sesha; some, of Nara; some, of the effulgent Chit; and some, of the All-pervading
Mbh.12.280.17266 Then Vrihaspati, the son of Angiras, and those foremost of Rishis possessed of great prosperity, beholding the prowess of Vritra, repaired to Mahadeva, and impelled by the desire of benefiting the three worlds, urged him to destroy the great Asura.
Mbh.12.281.17286 SECTION CCLXXXII Bhishma said, Listen, O king, to me as I tell thee the symptoms that appeared on the body of Vritra when he was overtaken by that fever born of the energy of Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.282.17384 On that mountain summit the divine Mahadeva used to sit in splendour as if on a bed-stead adorned with gold.
Mbh.12.282.17386 The high-souled deities, the Vasus of immeasurable energy, the high-souled Aswins, those foremost of physicians, and king Vaisravana waited upon by many a Guhyaka, that lord of the Yakshas, endued with prosperity and puissance, and having his abode on the summit of Kailasa, all waited upon the highsouled Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.282.17390 A large number of Vidyadharas and Siddhas and ascetics too, O Bharata, repaired thither for waiting upon Mahadeva, the Lord of all creatures.
Mbh.12.282.17391 Many ghostly beings, also, of diverse forms and aspects, and many dreadful Rakshasas and mighty Pisachas, of diverse aspects, mad with joy, and armed with diverse kinds of uplifted weapons, forming the train of Mahadeva, were there, every one of whom resembled a blazing fire in energy.
Mbh.12.282.17394 Thus adored by the celestial Rishis and the gods, the illustrious Mahadeva of immeasurable energy dwelt on that summit of Meru.
Mbh.12.282.17397 It hath been heard by us that the high-souled deities, with the permission o f Mahadeva, mounted their celestial cars resembling the fire or the Sun in splendour, and proceeded to that spot on the Himavat whence the Ganges is said to issue.
Mbh.12.282.17402 Uma said, Why, O Mahadeva, dost thou not proceed to that Sacrifice?
Mbh.12.282.17410 Then Mahadeva, understanding what was in her heart and what her thoughts were for wiping off that disgrace, addressed Nandi, saying, Wait here by the goddess.
Mbh.12.282.17415 Ascertaining that the Sacrifice was running away in that form, the puissant Mahadeva began to pursue him with bow and arrow.
Mbh.12.282.17426 Marking this, the puissant Grandsire, showing himself unto Mahadeva, addressed him in the following words'
Mbh.12.282.17429 O scorcher of foes, there, those gods, and the Rishis, in consequence of thy wrath, O Mahadeva, have become exceedingly agitated.
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.12.282.17435 Conversant with the properties of everything, Mahadeva then distributed Fever into many portions, for the peace of all creatures.
Mbh.12.282.17437 The heat that is perceptible in the heads of elephants, the bitumen of mountains the moss that floats on water, the slough of snakes, the sores that appear in the hoofs of bulls, the sterile tracts of earth that are full of saline matter, the dullness of vision of all animals, the diseases that appear in the throats of horses, the crests appearing on the heads of peacocks, the eye-disease of the koel each of these was named Fever by the high-souled Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.283.17455 Understanding that the goddess Uma had become filled with rage and grief, the puissant Mahadeva, who is the soul of all things, gave way to wrath.
Mbh.12.283.17473 He beheld Mahadeva, and his divine spouse, viz, that giver of excellent boons seated on the summit of Kailasa with the highsouled Narada sitting beside the goddess.
Mbh.12.283.17491 Unto his wife who was agitated with grief and who repeated these words the illustrious Mahadeva said with a joyous countenance, Thou dost not know me, O goddess!
Mbh.12.283.17504 Having said these words unto his spouse Uma who was dearer to him than his own life, the puissant Mahadeva created from his mouth a terrible Being whose very sight could make one's hair stand on its end.
Mbh.12.283.17509 Thus ordered, that Being of leonine prowess who had issued from the mouth of Mahadeva, desired to destroy the Sacrifice of Daksha, without putting forth all his energy and without the assistance of any one else, for dispelling the wrath of Uma.
Mbh.12.283.17511 That mighty Being then set out, having obtained the permission of Mahadeva and having bowed his head unto him.
Mbh.12.283.17561 His praises having thus been hymned, the great god, Mahadeva, suspending both Prana and Apana the two foremost of the five life-breaths by shutting his mouth properly, and casting benignant glances on every side, showed himself there.
Mbh.12.283.17564 At this juncture, the preceptor of all the deities adored Mahadeva with the Vedic verses contained in the Moksha sections.
Mbh.12.284.17818 Hearing these adorations, that Lord of all creatures, viz, Mahadeva, ceased to think of inflicting further injuries on Daksha.
Mbh.12.284.17823 Once more, Mahadeva, that thorough master of words, addressed Daksha and said unto him these words fraught with high consolation, Be thou the foremost of all creatures in the world.
Mbh.12.284.17842 Having said these words, Mahadeva, with his spouse Uma and with all his attendants disappeared from the view of Daksha of immeasurable prowess.
Mbh.12.284.17847 By listening to or reciting this hymn, one, in even this earthly body of his, attains to equality with the spirits forming the attendants of Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.284.17853 That man obtains all objects of enjoyment and pleasure and all things that are wished for by him, who, practising self-restraint, makes according to due rites offerings unto Mahadeva, Guha, Uma, and Nandi, and after that utters their names without delay, in proper order and with devotion.
Mbh.12.289.18155 Filled with anxiety, and his wrath also being excited, he went to that foremost of gods, viz, Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.289.18163 Meanwhile, Usanas, having ascertained the purpose of Mahadeva through Yoga-power from a distance, waited in silence.
Mbh.12.289.18165 Thinking, with the aid of his severe penances, of the high-souled Mahadeva, Usanas of soul crowned with Yoga-success, placed himself on the point of Mahadeva's lance.
Mbh.12.289.18167 When the fierce-armed and puissant Mahadeva of immeasurable energy had thus bent his lance into the form of a bow, that weapon came to be called from that time by the name of Pinaka
Mbh.12.289.18173 Bhishma said, In days of yore having swallowed up Usanas, Mahadeva of severe vows entered the waters and remained there like an immovable stake of wood, O king, for millions of years engaged in Yoga-meditation.
Mbh.12.289.18179 After this, Mahadeva armed with Pinaka, that soul of Yoga, once more betook himself to Yoga-meditation.
Mbh.12.289.18184 Unto him Mahadeva said, Go out through my urethra'
Mbh.12.289.18196 Bowing unto the boon-giving Mahadeva and to also his spouse the goddess Uma, the great ascetic Usanas, endued with superior intelligence, proceeded to the place he chose.
Mbh.12.294.18374 The fierce chief of those Asuras possessed of fierce, prowess, who had struck the Devas with terror, was also slain by Mahadeva armed with the lance
Mbh.12.294.18379 When Mahadeva dispelled all evil passions from the minds of creatures there were, in those ancient times, certain elderly men from whose minds all wicked feelings did not fly away.
Mbh.12.323.20589 Once on a time on the summit of Meru adorned with karnikara flowers, Mahadeva sported, accompanied by the terrible spirits that were his associates.
Mbh.12.323.20595 The puissant Vyasa remained there for a hundred years, subsisting on air alone, engaged in adoring Mahadeva of multifarious form, the lord of Uma.
Mbh.12.323.20597 There Mahadeva, called also by the name of Rudra, sat, decked with an excellent garland of Karnikara flowers, and blazed with effulgence like the Moon with his rays.
Mbh.12.324.20632 The high-souled Mahadeva of great effulgence, accompanied by the Goddess, and moved by affection, came there and soon after the birth of the Muni's son invested him with the sacred-thread.
Mbh.12.327.20809 Repairing towards the northern side of those grand mountains, Mahadeva, having the bull for his sign, had undergone the austerest penances.
Mbh.12.327.20810 The asylum where Mahadeva had undergone those austerities is encompassed on all sides with a blazing fire.
Mbh.12.327.20813 The illustrious god of Fire, possessed of mighty energy, dwells there in person employed in removing all impediments from the side of Mahadeva of great wisdom who remained there for a thousand celestial years, all the while standing on one foot.
Mbh.12.327.20814 Dwelling on the side of that foremost of mountains, Mahadeva of high vows by his penances scorched the deities greatly
Mbh.12.333.21316 Consoling the Island-born Rishi who was burning with grief on account of his son, Mahadeva said these words unto him,
Mbh.12.334.21368 With a cheerful soul he cast his eyes then on Narayana, and bowing unto Mahadeva he said these words.
Mbh.12.341.22285 Those that are awakened and whose conduct displays such enlightenment, may be engaged in adoring Brahman or Mahadeva or the other deities that occur in heaven but they succeed at least in attaining to myself.
Mbh.12.342.22579 The daughter, named Uma, of the Himavat mountains, was desired by Rudra in marriage After Himavat had promised the hand of Uma to Mahadeva, the great Rishi Bhrigu, approaching Himavat, addressed him, saying, Give this daughter of thine unto me in marriage.
Mbh.12.349.23343 Surrounded by these disciples of his, Vyasa shone in beauty on the breast of the Himavat mountains like the Lord of all the ghostly beings, viz, Mahadeva, in the midst of those ghostly attendants of his.
Mbh.12.350.23457 In this connection is cited the old narrative of the discourse between Brahma, O king, and the Three-eyed Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.350.23460 While the four-faced Brahma of great intelligence was seated there, his son Mahadeva, who had sprung from his forehead encountered him one day in course of his wanderings through the universe.
Mbh.12.350.23463 Beholding Mahadeva prostrated at his feet, Brahma took him up with his left hand.
Mbh.12.350.23464 Having thus raised Mahadeva up, Brahma, that puissant and one Lord of all creatures, then addressed his son, whom he met after a long time, in these words.
Mbh.12.362.23855 The deity Mahadeva had been gratified by him with constant recitation of the Samhitas.
Mbh.13.1.56 The fowler said, By killing Vritra, Indra secured the best portion of sacrificial offerings, and by destroying a sacrifice Mahadeva secured his share of sacrificial offerings: do thou, therefore, destroy this serpent immediately without any misgivings in thy mind'
Mbh.13.14.847 Do thou tell us also of the puissance of Mahadeva'
Mbh.13.14.848 Bhishma said, I am quite incompetent to recite the virtues of Mahadeva of highest intelligence.
Mbh.13.14.860 Only Narayana, O son, that bearer of the discus and the mace, can comprehend Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.871 In every new Yuga has Krishna by such penances gratified Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.872 In every Yuga has Mahadeva been gratified with the great devotion of the high-souled Krishna.
Mbh.13.14.873 How great is the puissance of the high-souled Mahadeva, that original cause of the universe, has been seen with his own eyes by Hari who himself transcends all deterioration, on the occasion of his penances in the retreat of Vadari undergone for obtaining a son
Mbh.13.14.874 I do not, O Bharata, behold any one that is superior to Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.883 In days of yore, the Rishi Tandin, sprung from Brahma, recited in Brahma's region and before Brahma himself the thousand names of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.891 Vaisampayana continued, Having said these words, the illustrious Vasudeva began his discourse on the attributes of the high-souled Mahadeva endued with the highest intelligence, after having purified himself by touching water
Mbh.13.14.899 Observing a vow for twelve years and purifying thyself, thou hadst adored the Lord of all creatures viz, Mahadeva and then begot upon Rukmini the sons that she has obtained from thee, viz, Charudeshna and Sucharu and Charuvesa and Yasodhana and Charusravas and Charuyasas and Pradyumna and Sambhu.
Mbh.13.14.960 He who took his birth as the Danava named Hiranyakashipu, whose strength was so great that he could shake the very mountains of Meru, succeeded in obtaining from Mahadeva the puissance belonging to all the deities and enjoyed it for ten millions of years.
Mbh.13.14.961 He who was the foremost of all his sons and who was celebrated by the name of Mandara, succeeded, through the boon he had obtained from Mahadeva, in fighting Sakra for a million of years.
Mbh.13.14.963 The discus which thou bearest, O sinless one, was given unto thee by Mahadeva after he had slain a Daitya that was proud of his strength and used to live within the waters.
Mbh.13.14.970 Hundreds of Chakras like thine and thunderbolts like that of Sakra, could not inflict a scratch on the body of that evil planet endued with great might, who had obtained a boon from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.971 Afflicted by the mighty Mandara, the deities fought hard against him and his associates, all of whom had obtained boons from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.972 Gratified with another Danava named Vidyutprabha, Mahadeva granted to him the sovereignty of the three worlds.
Mbh.13.14.974 And Mahadeva said unto him, Thou shalt become one of my attendants,
Mbh.13.14.978 For a hundred years he poured on' the sacrificial fire as offerings unto Mahadeva the flesh of his own body.
Mbh.13.14.984 Mahadeva granted him a thousand sons possessed of qualifications commensurate with the merits of the sacrifice.
Mbh.13.14.987 By adoring Mahadeva he has acquired great fame.
Mbh.13.14.992 Through the wrath of Mahadeva on a former occasion, all the waters disappeared.
Mbh.13.14.996 Having said these words, she sought the protection of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1002 The illustrious Vikarna also, O slayer of Madhu, full of devotion to Mahadeva, gratified him with severe penances and obtained high and happy success.
Mbh.13.14.1012 In days of yore, Sakra, also, in Baranasi, filled with devotion, O Janarddana, adored Mahadeva who has empty space alone for his garments and who is smeared with ashes as an agreeable unguent.
Mbh.13.14.1013 Having adored Mahadeva thus, he obtained the sovereignty of the celestials.
Mbh.13.14.1015 Gratified with him, Mahadeva, that preceptor of the celestial preceptor, said these words,
Mbh.13.14.1049 Through his grace, O child, thou art sure to obtain all such objects as administer to the indulgence of all thy wishes, Hearing these words of my mother, O slayer of foes, that day, I joined my hands in reverence and bowing unto her, said, O mother, who this Mahadeva?
Mbh.13.14.1059 My mother said, Mahadeva is exceedingly difficult to be known by persons of uncleansed souls.
Mbh.13.14.1070 For the purpose of showing a favour unto the Brahmanas, the denizens of heaven have recited for their information the diverse forms that were assumed by Mahadeva in days of yore.
Mbh.13.14.1084 O son, it is Mahadeva that assumes the forms of kine and elephants and horses and camels and asses.
Mbh.13.14.1087 It is Mahadeva who bears the forms of persons with sticks and those with umbrellas and those with calabashes among Brahmanas
Mbh.13.14.1095 Mahadeva is the soul of all creatures.
Mbh.13.14.1128 Who is there that can truly understand the limits of Mahadeva who is formless, who is one and indivisible, who conjures of illusions, who is of the cause of all actions and destructive operations in the universe, who assumes the form of Hiranyagarbha, and who is without beginning and without end, and who is without birth
Mbh.13.14.1138 Devoting thyself to him, setting thy heart upon him, depending upon him, and accepting him as thy one refuse, do thou, O son, adore Mahadeva and then mayst thou obtain the fruition of all thy wishes.
Mbh.13.14.1139 Hearing those words of my mother, O slayer of foes, from that day my devotion was directed to Mahadeva, having nothing else for its object.
Mbh.13.14.1146 In this way, I adored Mahadeva for a full thousand years of the celestials.
Mbh.13.14.1147 After this, the puissant Mahadeva, the Master of all the universe, became gratified with me.
Mbh.13.14.1159 O amiable deity, I tell thee truly, that it is Mahadeva only from whom I have boons to ask.
Mbh.13.14.1167 What is the need of other discourses that are even fraught with other kinds of morality and righteousness, unto those persons who do not like to live even a moment without thinking of feet of Mahadeva?
Mbh.13.14.1168 When the unrighteous or sinful Kali Yuga comes, one should never pass a moment without devoting his heart upon Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1170 One that has not obtained the grace of Mahadeva can never succeed to devote oneself to Mahadeva for a single day or for half a day or for a Muhurta or for a Kshana or for a Lava very small unit of time.
Mbh.13.14.1171 At the command of Mahadeva I shall cheerfully become a worm or an insect, but I have no relish for even the sovereignty of the three worlds, if bestowed by thee, O Sakra.
Mbh.13.14.1196 Brahma, however, acquired his high puissance and prosperity by adoring and gratifying Mahadeva, that God of gods.
Mbh.13.14.1197 That high puissance consisting of all the three attributes of creation, protection, and destruction, which dwells in that illustrious Being who is endowed with the quality of being one, who created Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra, was derived from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1200 The different points of the horizon, Time, the Sun, all fiery entities, planets, wind, water, and the stars and constellations, these, know thou, are from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1202 Who else is there, except Mahadeva, in the matter of the creation of Sacrifice and the destruction of Tripura?
Mbh.13.14.1203 Who else except Mahadeva, the grinder of the foes, has offered lordship to the principal
Mbh.13.14.1205 O best of the Kusikas, all this is due to the grace of that God of gods viz, Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1207 In the worlds that are known by the names of Bhu, Bhuva, Swah, and Maha, in the midst of the mountains of Lokaloka, in the islands, in the mountains of Meru, in all things that yield happiness, and in the hearts of all creatures, O illustrious Maghavat, resides Mahadeva, as persons conversant with all the topics of enquiry say.
Mbh.13.14.1211 Was not the vital seed of Mahadeva, that Master of both the deities and the Asuras, poured as a libation upon the fire?
Mbh.13.14.1247 Behold, O Indra, in the image of Mahadeva the indications of both the sexes.
Mbh.13.14.1252 Thou hast visible evidence, O chief of the celestials, of the fact that the universe has sprung from the union of the sexes as represented by Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1254 Brahma and Indra and Hutasana and Vishnu and all the other deities, along with the Daityas and the Asuras, crowned with the fruition of a thousand desires, always say that there is none that is higher than Mahadeva
Mbh.13.14.1257 The supreme Mahadeva is the cause of all causes.
Mbh.13.14.1258 We have never heard that the deities have, at any time, adored the sign of any other god than Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1263 On the other hand, all creatures bear the signs that mark Mahadeva and his spouse.
Mbh.13.14.1266 That person who says that there is, in the three worlds with their mobile and immobile creatures, any other cause than the Supreme Lord, and that which is not marked with the mark of either Mahadeva or his spouse should be regarded as very wretched and should not be counted among the creatures of the universe.
Mbh.13.14.1269 It is from Mahadeva that I wish to obtain boons.
Mbh.13.14.1272 I wish to have boons or curses from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1274 Having said these words unto the chief of the celestials, I became overwhelmed with grief at the thought of Mahadeva not having been gratified with me not withstanding my severe austerities.
Mbh.13.14.1285 Upon the back of that animal I beheld seated the illustrious Mahadeva with his spouse Uma.
Mbh.13.14.1286 Verily, Mahadeva shone like the lord of stars while he is at his full.
Mbh.13.14.1314 It was with that weapon that the illustrious Mahadeva had in days of yore, burnt and consumed in a moment the triple city of the Asuras.
Mbh.13.14.1315 With the greatest ease, O Govinda, Mahadeva, using that single arrow, achieved that feat.
Mbh.13.14.1318 O sire, I saw that excellent, wonderful and incomparable weapon in the hand of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1321 It is celebrated in all the worlds as the Sum of the Sula-armed Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1327 I saw it in the hand of Mahadeva, as if roaring with rage, having contracted its forehead into three wrinkles.
Mbh.13.14.1332 I saw this weapon, O Govinda, in the hand of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1333 I beheld also another weapon, viz, that sharp-edged battle-axe which, in days of yore, was given unto Rama by the gratified Mahadeva for enabling him to exterminate the Kshatriyas.
Mbh.13.14.1336 Of blazing edge and exceedingly terrible, that axe was hanging on the shoulder, adorned with a snake, of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1338 I beheld innumerable other celestial weapons with Mahadeva of great intelligence.
Mbh.13.14.1343 In the front of Mahadeva I beheld Nandi standing armed with his Sula and looking like a second Sankara for prowess and energy.
Mbh.13.14.1345 All the tribes of spirits and ghosts, and the celestial Mothers, stood surrounding Mahadeva and saluting him with reverence.
Mbh.13.14.1346 The deities were engaged in singing the praises of Mahadeva by uttering diverse hymns.
Mbh.13.14.1347 The Grandsire Brahma uttering a Rathantara, praised Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1354 Upamanyu continued, I said, Salutations to thee, O illustrious one, O thou that constitutest the refuge of all things, O thou that art called Mahadeva!
Mbh.13.14.1415 Then Mahadeva accompanied by his spouse, and having the bull for his sign, having been gratified with me, addressed the celestials assembled there in these words, filling me with great joy, Behold, ye deities, the devotion of the high-souled Upamanyu.
Mbh.13.14.1424 Thus addressed by Mahadeva of great wisdom, tears of joy came into my eyes and my hair stood on its end through emotion.
Mbh.13.14.1433 Thou art that Mahadeva, who is the original Creator of the universe with all its mobile and immobile entities.
Mbh.13.14.1466 Upamanyu said, Without doubt, O thou of eyes like lotus-petals, thou wilt obtain a sight of Mahadeva very soon, even as, O sinless one, I succeeded in obtaining a sight of him.
Mbh.13.14.1467 O thou of immeasurable prowess, I see with my spiritual eyes that thou wilt, in the sixth month from this, succeed in obtaining a sight of Mahadeva, O best of all persons.
Mbh.13.14.1472 Why will not the puissant Deity show favour to thee, O Mahadeva?
Mbh.13.14.1479 Eight days, O Bharata, passed there like an hour, all of us being thus occupied with talk on Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1492 Within that cloud was the puissant Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1498 Mahadeva was adorned with a diadem on his head.
Mbh.13.14.1519 I, however, had not the power to look at Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1525 The blessed Vishnu said, I saluted Mahadeva, saying, Salutations to thee, O thou that art the eternal origin of all things.
Mbh.13.15.1562 After this, the mother of the universe, the upholders of all things, who cleanses, all things, viz, the spouse of Sarva, that vast receptacle of penances said with a restrained soul these words unto me, The puissant Mahadeva has granted thee, O sinless one, a son who shall be named Samva.
Mbh.13.15.1574 All those wonderful facts I related fully, O best of kings, to that Brahmana of great energy, viz, Upamanyu from whom I had obtained the Diksha before adoring Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.16.1583 He succeeded in beholding Mahadeva and praised him by uttering some hymns.
Mbh.13.16.1703 And he sang also that high Brahman which in ancient days was sung by the Creator himself in honour of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.16.1704 Upamanyu continued, Thus praised by that utterer of Brahma, viz, Tandi, Mahadeva that illustrious and puissant Deity, who was accompanied by his spouse lima, said these words.
Mbh.13.16.1718 Do thou hear, O foremost of men, all those celebrated names of Mahadeva that Tandi said unto me for thy spiritual success.
Mbh.13.16.1719 The Grandsire had at one time recited ten thousand names that apply to Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.17.1725 the regenerate Rishi Upamanyu, with hands joined together in reverence uttered this abstract of names applying to Mahadeva, commencing from the beginning'
Mbh.13.17.1728 Those names of him that are, again, true and fraught with success and are capable of accomplishing all the purposes which the utterer may have in view, have been applied unto Mahadeva by Tandi after calling them from the Vedic lore with the aid of his devotion.
Mbh.13.17.1739 Mahadeva is Eternal Brahman.
Mbh.13.17.1741 Verily, the beginning, middle or end of Mahadeva cannot be apprehended by the very deities.
Mbh.13.17.1742 Indeed, when the case is such, who is there O Madhava, that can recite the attributes of Mahadeva in their entirety?
Mbh.13.17.1755 That creature, O Krishna, who cherishes malice towards the illustrious Mahadeva who is the original cause of everything, who is the Supreme Soul, and who is the great Lord, has certainly to go to hell with all his ancestors before and all his children after him.
Mbh.13.17.1766 From that time, this hymn to the greatness and glory of the high-souled Mahadeva, which is held in the highest esteem by all the deities, has come to be regarded as the king of all hymns.
Mbh.13.17.2738 Hymned by persons of restrained soul Mahadeva becomes gratified with those that hymn his praises so.
Mbh.13.17.2742 When a creature becomes cleansed of all his sins in course of millions of births in diverse orders of being, it is then that devotion springs up in his heart for Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.17.2746 In consequence of such devotion, men, identifying themselves wholly with Mahadeva, succeed in attaining to the highest success.
Mbh.13.18.2777 SECTION XVIII Vaisampayana said, After Vasudeva had ceased to speak, the great Yogin, viz the Island-born Krishna, addressed Yudhisthira, saying, O son, do thou recite this hymn consisting of the thousand and eight names of Mahadeva, and let Maheswara be gratified with thee.
Mbh.13.18.2790 For purifying myself, I sought the protection, O king, of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.18.2799 The puissant Mahadeva it was who kindly gave me back that merit together with great fame and a long life,
Mbh.13.18.2815 The illustrious and puissant Mahadeva favours all creatures in this way.
Mbh.13.18.2818 O son, O thou that are the best of warriors through the grace of Mahadeva, there is none that is equal to me in learning,
Mbh.13.18.2819 After this, Vasudeva, that foremost of all intelligent men, once more said, Mahadeva of golden eyes was gratified by me with my penances.
Mbh.13.18.2823 Thousands of other boons Mahadeva gave unto me on that occasion.
Mbh.13.18.2824 In a former incarnation I adored Mahadeva on the Manimantha mountain for millions of years.
Mbh.13.18.2826 Bowing unto him with a bend of my head, I said these words, If the puissant Mahadeva has been gratified with me, then let my devotion to him be unchanged, O Isana!
Mbh.13.18.2829 Jaigishavya said, O Yudhishthira, formerly in the city of Varanasi, the puissant Mahadeva searching me out, conferred upon me the eight attributes of sovereignty
Mbh.13.18.2846 I then adored the illustrious Mahadeva who said unto me, Thou shalt soon be freed from impalement and live for millions of years.
Mbh.13.18.2868 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these marvellous and most wonderful feats of the illustrious Mahadeva recited by the ascetics, the son of Pandu became amazed.
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.13.18.2879 Even this is my settled conviction that those men who devote themselves to Mahadeva become certainly emancipated from rebirth.
Mbh.13.19.2926 It abounds with the associates of Mahadeva, frolicsome and fond of dance and possessed of diverse forms.
Mbh.13.19.2928 Surrounded by these who move with electric rapidity in the mazes of the dance or refrain at times altogether from forward or backward or transverse motion of every kind, Mahadeva dwells there.
Mbh.13.19.2932 Hence, it is said, that spot is much liked by both Mahadeva and Uma.
Mbh.13.19.2933 In days of yore there, on the heights of the Mahaparswa, which are situate to the north of the mountains sacred to Mahadeva, the sessions, and the last Night, and many deities, and many human beings also of the foremost order, in their embodied forms, had adored Mahadeva
Mbh.13.19.2992 Beyond those high and great mountains is situated that excellent region where Mahadeva, dressed as an humble ascetic, has taken up his residence.
Mbh.13.19.2994 Descending then on the Earth, he considered himself sanctified for having obtained a sight of that holy spot which is the abode of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.25.3444 Bathing in the asylum that is sacred to the Krittakas and offering oblations of water to the Pitris, and then gratifying Mahadeva, one becomes pure in body and mind and ascends to heaven.
Mbh.13.34.4137 Behold, O Mahadeva how all those things took place.
Mbh.13.62.6036 Aditya and Varuna and Vishnu and Brahman and Soma and Hutasana, and the illustrious and trident-bearing Mahadeva, all applaud the man that makes a gift of earth.
Mbh.13.66.6310 And since it is so, the divine Mahadeva for that reason performed penance in their company.
Mbh.13.77.7034 Some of that froth fell, from the mouths of the calves that were sucking, upon the head of Mahadeva who was then sitting on the Earth.
Mbh.13.77.7035 The puissant Mahadeva thereupon, filled with wrath, cast his eyes upon those kine.
Mbh.13.77.7037 Like the Sun tingeing masses of clouds with diverse colours the energy that issued from the third eye of Mahadeva produced, O monarch, diverse complexion in those kine.
Mbh.13.77.7038 Those amongst them, however, which succeeded in escaping from the glance of Mahadeva by entering the region of Soma, remained of the same colour with which they were born, for no change was produced in their complexion.
Mbh.13.77.7039 Seeing that Mahadeva had become exceedingly angry; Daksha, the lord of all creatures, addressed him, saying, Thou hast, O great deity, been drenched with nectar.
Mbh.13.77.7052 Having said these words, the lord of creatures, Daksha, made a present unto Mahadeva of a bull with certain kine.
Mbh.13.77.7053 Daksha gratified the heart of Rudra, O Bharata, with that present, Mahadeva, thus gratified, made that bull his vehicle.
Mbh.13.77.7054 And it was after the form of that bull that Mahadeva adopted the device on the standard floating on his battle-car.
Mbh.13.77.7056 It was on that occasion also that the celestials, uniting together, made Mahadeva the lord of animals.
Mbh.13.84.7557 Bending their heads with reverence and gratifying Mahadeva and his boon giving spouse Uma, both of whom were seated together, they addressed Rudra, O perpetuator of Bhrigu's race, saying, This union, O illustrious and sinless one, of thine with the goddess, is a union of one endued with penances with another of penances as severe!
Mbh.13.84.7573 Unto the deities that said so the holy Mahadeva having the bull for his sign, O regenerate Rishi, answered, saying, So be it'
Mbh.13.85.7756 The Lakshanas, the Suras, the Niruktas, the Notes arranged in rows, and the syllable Om, as also Nigraha and Pragraha, all came there and took their residence in the eye of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.85.7768 Verily, beholding that sacrifice of the high-souled Mahadeva who had assumed the form of Varuna, all of them became highly pleased.
Mbh.13.85.7810 After all these births had taken place, Mahadeva who had assumed the form of Varuna for his sacrifice and who had Pavana for his soul, said, This excellent Sacrifice is mine.
Mbh.13.85.7819 Mahadeva in the form of Varuna is in error in respect of this matter
Mbh.13.85.7827 O sire, let Agni of blazing flames, and the illustrious and puissant Mahadeva who has, for this sacrifice, assumed the form of Varuna, have their wish in the matter of the offspring'
Mbh.13.85.7828 At these words, although born of Brahman, the puissant Mahadeva in the form of Varuna, the ruler of all aquatic creatures received the firstborn one, viz, Bhrigu endued with the effulgence of the sun as his own child.
Mbh.13.85.7841 They are also called Varunas in consequence of their ancestor Bhrigu having been adopted by Mahadeva in the form of Varuna.
Mbh.13.85.7856 The puissant and supreme Lord Mahadeva in the form of Varuna which he had assumed for his sacrifice had first, O learned Brahmana, adopted both Kavi and Angiras.
Mbh.13.85.7879 Even this is what happened in days of old in that sacrifice of the high-souled Mahadeva, that foremost one of all the deities, in the beginning of creation, when he for the purposes of his sacrifice had assumed the form of Varuna.
Mbh.13.103.9214 Observant of penances, subsisting on regulated diet, adopting tranquillity of soul, and restraining speech, I dwelt for a long time on the breast of Himavat by the side of that Ganga whose irresistible current as it fell from heaven was borne by Mahadeva on his head.
Mbh.13.107.9775 He who fasts for ten days and eats only ghee on every eleventh day for a whole year and pours libations on his sacred fire every day, who never, in word or thought, covets the companionship of other people's wives and who never utters an untruth even for the sake of his mother and father, succeeds in beholding Mahadeva of great puissance seated on his car.
Mbh.13.125.10828 What pleases what deity, what pleases the Pitris, the Rishis, the Pramathas associates of Mahadeva, the goddess Sri, Chitragupta the recording assistant of Yama, and the mighty Elephants at the cardinal points of the compass, what constitutes the religion of the Rishis, the religion, which has many mysteries and which is productive of high fruits, the merits of what are called great gifts, and the merits that attach to all the sacrifices, he who knows these, O sinless one, and knowing acts according to his knowledge, becomes freed from stains if he has stains and acquires the merits indicated.
Mbh.13.125.10914 I heard it from Vrihaspati while he recited it in the presence of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.140.11473 Narada said, Once on a time the righteous-souled lord of all the deities, viz, Mahadeva with the bull for his device, practised severe penances on the sacred mountains of Himavat that are the resort of Siddhas and Charanas.
Mbh.13.140.11483 The retreat to which Mahadeva had betaken himself also abounded with celestial flowers and blazed with celestial rays of light.
Mbh.13.140.11501 The high-souled Mahadeva sat, displayed in beauty, on one of the peaks that was adorned with excellent minerals, as if it served the purposes of a fine bedstead.
Mbh.13.140.11509 The great Rishis, beholding Mahadeva, bowed to him by touching the ground with their heads.
Mbh.13.140.11516 Unto Mahadeva seated there, came his spouse, the daughter of Himavat, surrounded by the wives of the ghostly beings who are the companions of the great deity.
Mbh.13.140.11522 The beautiful Uma, with smiling lips and desirous of playing a jest, covered from behind, with her two beautiful hands, the eyes of Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.140.11532 The large-eyed daughter of Himavat, beholding what occurred, bowed her head unto Mahadeva endued with that third eye which resembled a blazing fire.
Mbh.13.140.11563 Narada continued, Thus addressed by the daughter of the prince of mountains, the illustrious wielder of Pinaka, the puissant Mahadeva, became highly gratified with her.
Mbh.13.142.11835 Mahadeva said, O goddess, the shaving of the head and the wearing of the brown robes are the indications of those recluses that rove about in freedom; while the indications of those that sport with wedded wives consist in passing their nights at home.
Mbh.13.146.12152 SECTION CXLVI Narada said, Having said these words, the puissant Mahadeva himself became desirous of hearing instead of talking, and with that view he questioned his dear spouse who was seated by his side and she was fully inclined to act up to his desire'
Mbh.13.146.12153 Mahadeva said, Thou, O goddess, art conversant with what is Supreme and what is not
Mbh.13.146.12237 The diverse tribes of ghostly beings, as also all the embodied Rivers, and the Gandharvas and Apsaras, all bowed their heads unto Mahadeva and departed for returning to the places whence they had come
Mbh.13.148.12378 Then on that delightful, sacred, and eternal breast of that celestial mountain, the assembled Rishis no longer saw the multitude of ghostly beings that associate with Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.148.12386 Some time also Mahadeva burnt Himavat with his energy.
Mbh.13.148.12436 Listen to me as I tell thee what Mahadeva having the bovine bull for the device on his standard had recited unto the ascetics on the breast of the Himavat.
Mbh.13.148.12461 Verily, I have discoursed also on the surpassing puissance of Krishna as recited by Mahadeva, unto that conclave of Rishis on the breast of the Himavat.
Mbh.13.148.12473 One that becomes even desirous of listening to that discourse should worship Mahadeva with reverence.
Mbh.13.148.12474 Verily, the person that wishes to obtain what is beneficial for him, should adore Mahadeva with a pure heart.
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.13.150.12639 He also who in the Krita age adored the gods in a grand Gomedha sacrifice, viz, Rantideva of great splendour, who was equal unto Mahadeva himself, should be named.
Mbh.13.150.12642 He had gratified the great Mahadeva and it was for his sake that Andhaka was slain.
Mbh.13.150.12643 One should also take the name of the royal sage Bhagiratha of great fame, who, through the grace of Mahadeva, succeeded in bringing down the sacred river from heaven for flowing over the earth and cleansing all human beings of their sins.
Mbh.13.160.13351 There is no being that is higher, O monarch, than Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.160.13383 Whatever limbs of his had been destroyed by the shafts of Mahadeva, became once more whole and sound.
Mbh.13.160.13397 Beholding that Mahadeva changed into a child with five locks of hair lying on the lap of Parvati, the latter asked the deities as to who he was.
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.13.160.13406 The Mahadeva, taking birth as the Brahmana Durvasa of great energy, resided for a long time at Dwaravati in my house.
Mbh.13.160.13416 Even such is Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.161.13420 The Rishis describe Mahadeva as Agni, and Sthanu, and Maheswara; as one-eyed, and three-eyed, of universal form, and Siva or highly auspicious.
Mbh.13.161.13431 Since he is the foremost of all the deities, and since his dominion and acquisitions are very extensive, and since he protects the extensive universe, therefore he is called Mahadeva.
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.14.8.211 SECTION VIII Samvarta said, There is a peak named Munjaban on the summits of the Himalaya mountains, where the adorable Lord of Uma Mahadeva is constantly engaged in austere devotional exercises.
Mbh.14.8.220 Hie thee thither, and appease that adorable god who is known by the names of Sarva, Bedha, Rudra, Sitikantha, Surapa, Suvarcha, Kapardi, Karala, Haryyaksha, Varada, Tryaksha, Pushnodantabhid, Vamana, Siva, Yamya, Avyaktarupa, Sadvritta, Sankara, Kshemya, Harikesa, Sthanu, Purusha, Harinetra, Munda, Krishna, Uttarana, Bhaskara, Sutirtha, Devadeva, Ranha, Ushnishi, Suvaktra, Sahasraksha, Midhvan, Girisa, Prasanta, Yata, Chiravasa, Vilwadanda, Siddha, Sarvadandadhara, Mriga, Vyadha, Mahan, Dhanesa, Bhava, Vara, Somavaktra, Siddhamantra, Chakshu, Hiranyavahu, Ugra, Dikpati, Lelihana, Goshtha, Shiddhamantra, Vrishnu, Pasupati, Bhutapati, Vrisha, Matribhakta, Senani, Madhyama, Sruvahasta, Yati, Dhanwi, Bhargava, Aja, Krishnanetra, Virupaksha, Tikshnadanshtra, Tikshna, Vaiswanaramukha, Mahadyuti, Ananga, Sarva, Dikpati, Bilohita, Dipta, Diptaksha, Mahauja, Vasuretas, Suvapu, Prithu, Kritivasa, Kapalmali, Suvarnamukuta, Mahadeva, Krishna, Tryamvaka, Anagha, Krodhana, Nrisansa, Mridu, Vahusali, Dandi, Taptatapa, Akrurakarma, Sahasrasira, Sahasra-charana, Swadha-swarupa, Vahurupa, Danshtri, Pinaki, Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Avyaya, Trisulahasta, Varada, Tryamvaka, Bhuvaneswara, Tripuraghna, Trinayana, Trilokesa, Mahanja, Sarvabhuta-prabhava, Sarvabhuta-dharana, Dharanidhara, Isana, Sankara, Sarva, Siva, Visveswara, Bhava, Umapati, Pasupati, Viswarupa, Maheswara, Virupaksha, Dasabhuja, Vrishavadhwaja, Ugra, Sthanu, Siva, Rudra, Sarva, Girisa, Iswara, Sitakantha, Aja, Sukra, Prithu, Prithuhara, Vara, Viswarupa, Virupaksha, Vahurupa, Umapati, Anangangahara, Hara, Saranya, Mahadeva, Chaturmukha.
Mbh.14.8.222 And thus, O prince, making thy submission to that high-souled Mahadeva of great energy, shalt thou acquire that gold.
Mbh.14.65.2936 SECTION LXV The Brahmanas said, Let offerings be made unto the high-souled Mahadeva of three eyes.
Mbh.14.65.2945 Unto the other Yakshas also and unto them that were the foremost ones among the ghostly companions of Mahadeva, the priest offered due worship, having filled many jugs with food, with Krisaras and meat and Nivapas mixed with sesame seeds.
Mbh.14.65.2947 He then directed the presentation, according to due rites, of offerings unto those night-wandering beings who live with Mahadeva.
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