Mahendra

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 28 Feb 2010 13:49 and updated at 20 May 2010 10:14

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.64.3194 The son of Jamadagni Parasurama, after twenty-one times making the earth bereft of Kshatriyas wended to that best of mountains Mahendra and there began his ascetic penances.
Mbh.1.131.7031 Then Drona of mighty arms, endued with high ascetic virtues, accompanied by disciples who were all devoted to vows ascetic austerities, set out for the Mahendra mountains.
Mbh.1.131.7032 Arrived at Mahendra, the son of Bharadwaja possessed of high ascetic merit, beheld the son of Bhrigu, the exterminator of all foes, endued with great patience and with mind under complete control.
Mbh.1.216.10583 Beholding the Mahendra mountain adorned with the ascetics residing there, he went to Manipura, proceeding slowly along the sea-shore.
Mbh.2.10.405 And Kinnaras by hundreds and innumerable kings with Bhagadatta as their chief, and Druma, the chief of the Kimpurushas, and Mahendra, the chief of the Rakshasas, and Gandhamadana accompanied by many Yakshas and Gandharvas and many Rakshasas wait upon the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.10.407 The mountains of Himavat, Paripatra, Vindhya, Kailasa, Mandara, Malaya, Durdura, Mahendra, Gandhamadana, Indrakila, Sunava, and Eastern and the Western hills, these and many other mountains, in their personified forms, with Meru standing before all, wait upon and worship the illustrious lord of treasures.
Mbh.3.3.218 The thirty-three gods with Upendra Vishnu and Mahendra, and the order of Vaimanikas have attained success by worshipping thee.
Mbh.3.36.1888 And let Arjuna, O son of Pandu, go unto Mahendra and Rudra, and Varuna, and Kuvera, and Yama, for receiving weapon from them.
Mbh.3.45.2343 He who is known amongst gods and men for his many inborn virtues, for his grace, behaviour, beauty of person, vows and self-control; who is noted for might and prowess, and respected by the virtuous, and ready-witted; who is endued with genius and splendid energy, is of a forgiving temper and without malice of any kind; who hath studied the four Vedas with their branches, and the Upanishads, and the Puranas also; who is endued with devotion to his preceptors and with intellect possessed of the eight attributes, who by his abstinence, ability, origin and age, is alone capable of protecting the celestial regions like Mahavat himself; who is never boastful; who showeth proper respect to all; who beholdeth the minutest things as clearly as if those were gross and large; who is sweet-speeched; who showereth diverse kinds of food and drink on his friends and dependents; who is truthful, worshipped of all, eloquent, handsome, and without pride; who is kind to those devoted to him, and universally pleasing and dear to all; who is firm in promise; who is equal to even Mahendra and Varuna in respect of every desirable attribute, viz, Arjuna, is known to thee.
Mbh.3.46.2376 On account of thy coming here, O Arjuna, Mahendra had convened a large and charming assembly, in which celestial festivities were held.
Mbh.3.46.2386 Do thou something that would be agreeable to Mahendra and myself and to thyself also.
Mbh.3.47.2472 After Mahendra had spoken thus unto Lomasa, Vibhatsu also reverently addressed that Rishi, saying, Protect thou ever the son of Pandu.
Mbh.3.56.2801 And what woman would not choose as her lord the virtuous and high-souled Mahendra, the lord of the celestials, the chastiser of Daityas and Danavas?
Mbh.3.85.4615 Proceeding next to the mountain called Mahendra, inhabited of yore by Jamadagnya, and bathing in Rama's tirtha, a person acquireth the merit of the horse-sacrifice.
Mbh.3.87.4798 In that quarter, O descendant of the Kuru race, is the mountain called Mahendra, sacred to the illustrious Rama of the Bhrigu race.
Mbh.3.93.4972 In thy company, O king, we desire to behold Prabhasa and other tirthas, Mahendra and other hills, Ganga and other rivers, and Plaksha and other gigantic trees.
Mbh.3.99.5235 And commanded by Vishnu, he proceeded to the mountains of Mahendra.
Mbh.3.114.5910 Vaisampayana said, Then when the ceremony for averting evil had been completed in his behalf, the magnanimous Yudhishthira went into the sea, and having performed all that the saint had bid, repaired to the skirts of the Mahendra hill, and spent the night at that spot
Mbh.3.117.6041 He now dwells in this Mahendra, monarch of hills.
Mbh.3.117.6045 And after worshipping Jamadagni's son and having received words of praise from him, at his direction he spent the night on the Mahendra hill, and then started on his journey towards the southern regions
Mbh.3.161.8189 And, O son, Yudhishthira, even as by reason of your being the progeny of spiritual intercourse, Jishnu is entitled to the protection of Mahendra, and Vrikodara, of the Wind-god, and thou, of Dharma, and the twins possessed of strength, of the Aswins, so ye all are entitled to my protection.
Mbh.3.167.8390 And ascending celestial cars, there approached the Marutas and the followers of Mahendra and the dwellers of heaven.
Mbh.3.171.8612 O foremost of men, with the object that the demons might be killed, Mahendra had conferred on thee the excellent prime energy of these weapons'
Mbh.3.184.9172 In this world of ours, Mahendra the lord of all created beings alone is the foremost of all sovereigns'
Mbh.3.187.9411 And, O great king, I saw there the golden mountains of Meru and also Mahendra and those excellent mountains called the Vindhyas.
Mbh.5.11.475 the White hill Sahya, Mahendra and Malaya, as, also upon seas and rivers.
Mbh.5.178.7950 Rama always dwelleth in that foremost of the mountains called Mahendra.
Mbh.6.9.495 Mahendra, Malaya, Sahya, Suktimat, Rakshavat, Vindhya, and Paripatra, these seven are the Kala-mountains of Bharatvarsha.
Mbh.6.9.498 Aryans and Mlecchas, O Kauravya, and many races, O lord, mixed of the two elements, drink the waters of the following rivers, viz, magnificent Ganga, Sindhu, and Saraswati; of Godavari, and Narmada, and the large river called Yamuna; of Dhrishadwati, and Vipapa, and Vipasa and Sthulavaluka; of the river Vetravati, and that other one called Krishna-vena; of Iravati, and Vitasta, and Payosyini, and Devika; of Vedasmrita and Vedavati, and Tridiva, and Ikshumalavi of Karishini, and Chitravaha, and the river called Chitrasena; of Gomati, and Dhutapada and the large river called Gandaki, of Kausiki, and Nischitra, and Kirtya, and Nichita, and Lohatarini of Rashasi and Satakumbha, and also Sarayu; of Charmanwati, and Vetravati and Hastisoma, and Disa; of the river called Saravati, and Venna, and Bhimarathi; of Kaveri, and Chuluka, and Vina, and Satavala; of Nivara, and Mahila, and Suprayoga, O king; of Pavitra, and Kundala, and Rajani, and Puramalini; of Purvabhirama, and Vira, and Bhima, and Oghavati; of Palasini, and Papahara, and Mahendra, and Patalavati, of Karishini, and Asikni, and the large river Kusachira: of Makari, and Pravara, and Mena, and Hema, and Dhritavati; of Puravati, and Anushna, and Saivya, and Kapi, O Bharata; of Sadanira, and Adhrishya, and the mighty stream Kusadhara; of Sadakanta, and Siva, and Viravati; of Vatsu, and Suvastu, and Kampana with Hiranwati; of Vara, and the mighty river Panchami, of Rathachitra, and Jyotiratha, and Viswamitra, and Kapinjala; of Upendra, and Vahula, and Kuchira, and Madhuvahini: of Vinadi, and Pinjala, and Vena, and the great river Pungavena; of Vidisa and Krishna-vena, and Tamra, and Kapila, of Salu, and Suvama, the Vedaswa, and the mighty river Harisrava; of Sighra, and Pischala, and the river Bharadwaji, of the river Kausiki, and Sona, and Chandrama; of Durgamantrasila, and Brahma-vodhya, and Vrihadvati; of Yaksha, and Rohi, and Yamvunadi; of Sunasa and Tamasa, and Dasi, and Vasa, and Varuna, and Asi; of Nila, and Dhrimati, and the mighty river Parnasa; of Pomasi, and Vrishabha, and Brahma-meddhya, and Vrihaddhani.
Mbh.6.22.1003 Yudhisthira was stationed on a car that was worthy of bearing Mahendra himself, adorned with an excellent standard, variegated with gold and gems, and furnished with golden traces for the steeds, in the midst of his elephant divisions
Mbh.6.59.3193 And beholding the younger brother of Mahendra, excited with wrath and roaring loudly and armed with that discus, all creatures set out a loud wail, thinking that the destruction of the Kurus was at hand.
Mbh.6.59.3230 Then drawing with his two hands and with great force his beautiful bow Gandiva of immeasurable energy, he invoked with proper mantras the highly wonderful and terrible Mahendra weapon and caused it to appear in the welkin.
Mbh.6.82.4262 They have Vasudeva for their ally and are equal to Mahendra himself in prowess.
Mbh.6.98.5244 Slay the brave sons of Pandu like Mahendra slaying the Danavas,
Mbh.6.102.5435 Then the vindictive son of Rishyasringa, inflamed with wrath, covered Abhimanyu, who was equal unto Mahendra himself, with clouds of winged arrows.
Mbh.7.10.377 The foremost among the Panchalas, possessed of heroism, high-born and the favourite of all high-born heroes, ever achieving good deeds in battle, viz, Uttamaujas, that Prince ever engaged in the welfare of Arjuna, born for only my evil, equal unto Yama, or Vaisaravana, or Aditya, or Mahendra, or Varuna, that prince regarded as a mighty car-warrior and prepared to lay down his life in the thick of battle, O, what heroes of my army surrounded him?
Mbh.7.11.418 Riding on Vinata's son and frightening the denizens of Amaravati, the heroic Krishna brought from Mahendra himself the celestial flower called Parijata.
Mbh.7.23.1174 In Yudhishthira's hands was the celestial bow called Mahendra; and in the hands of Bhimasena, O king, was the celestial bow called Vayavya.
Mbh.7.68.2934 At the word of Kasyapa, the foremost of warriors, desirous of obeying the Brahmana's behest, caused by his arrows the very ocean to stand aside, and repairing to that best of mountains called Mahendra, continued to live there.
Mbh.7.103.4774 Beholding this, that bull among the Chedis, viz, Dhrishtaketu, endued with great might, quickly proceeded against Kshemadhurti, like Mahendra proceeding against the Asura Samvara.
Mbh.7.154.8260 Then that foremost one of Kuru's race, Yudhishthira, of the gait of the elephant or the lion, of broad chest and large and red eyes, and endued with energy scarcely inferior to that of Drona invoked into existence the Mahendra weapon.
Mbh.8.5.153 Even as Mahendra slew Vritra, and Rama slew Ravana; even as Krishna slew Naraka or Mura in battle; even as the mighty Rama of Bhrigu's race slew the heroic Kartavirya, invincible in battle, with all his kinsmen and friends, after fighting a terrible battle celebrated through the three worlds; even as Skanda slew the Asura Mahisha, and Rudra slew the Asura Andhaka, even so hath Arjuna, O king, in single combat, slain, with all his kinsmen, that foremost of smiters, viz, Karna, who was invincible in battle and upon whom the Dhartarashtras had placed their hopes of victory, and who was the great cause of the hostility with the Pandavas!
Mbh.8.10.388 Like Mahendra slaying the Danavas, destroy thou all the throngs of our foes!
Mbh.8.19.774 Like Mahendra smiting down the danavas, Partha smote down large numbers of his foes, by means of shafts whetted on stone and resembling the thunder of poison in deadliness.
Mbh.12.2.84 When Drona had answered thus, Karna, having worshipped him, obtained his leave, and proceeded without delay to Rama then residing on the Mahendra mountains.
Mbh.12.2.89 While residing on the Mahendra mountains that resembled heaven itself, Karna met and mixed with many Gandharvas, Yakshas, and gods.
Mbh.13.150.12635 One should also name Pururavas of the Solar race and equal unto Mahendra himself in prowess.
Mbh.13.165.13694 Meru, Mahendra, Malaya, Sweta endued with silver, Sringavat, Mandara, Nila, Nishada, Dardurna, Chitrakuta, Anjanabha, the Gandhamadana mountains; the sacred Somagiri, the various other mountains, the cardinal points of the compass, the subsidiary points, the Earth, all the trees, the Viswedevas, the Firmament, the Constellations, the Planets, and the deities, let these all, named and unnamed, rescue and cleanse us!
Mbh.14.9.249 Marutta said, This twice-born Brahmana Samvarta will perform my sacrifice, and I pray to Vrihaspati, that he having acted as priest to Mahendra Indra, it does not look well for him now to act as priest to mortal men
Mbh.14.9.270 Agni said, Dost thou, O Mahendra, remember that in olden times when the sage Chyavana officiated at the sacrifice of Saryati with the twin gods Aswins and himself appropriated the Soma offering alone, thou wert filled with wrath, and when bent upon preventing Saryati's sacrifice, thou didst violently strike Chyavana with thy thunderbolt?
Mbh.14.10.284 Let Vrihaspati therefore officiate as priest to that Mahendra the supreme Deva god, the highest one wielding the thunderbolt, and O prince, Samvarta will act as my priest, as neither his Indra's words, nor thine commend themselves to me
Mbh.14.10.286 Assuredly, and openly will Mahendra hurl his thunderbolt at thee.
Mbh.14.43.1720 Himavat, Patipatra, Sahya, Vindhya, Trikutavat, Sweta, Nila, Bhasa, Koshthavat, Guruskandha, Mahendra and Malayavat, these are the foremost of mountains.
Mbh.15.25.961 Those two foremost of men, that are sitting besides Kunti, are the twins, resembling Vishnu and Mahendra.
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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