Nahusha

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.35.1966 Then were born Airavata, Takshaka, Karkotaka, Dhananjaya, Kalakeya, the serpent Mani, Purana, Pinjaraka, and Elapatra, Vamana, Nila, Anila, Kalmasha, Savala, Aryaka, Ugra, Kalasapotaka, Suramukha, Dadhimukha, Vimalapindaka, Apta, Karotaka, Samkha, Valisikha, Nisthanaka, Hemaguha, Nahusha, Pingala, Vahyakarna, Hastipada, Mudgarapindaka, Kamvala Aswatara, Kaliyaka, Vritta, Samvartaka, Padma, Mahapadma, Sankhamukha, Kushmandaka, Kshemaka, Pindaraka, Karavira, Pushpadanshtraka, Vilwaka, Vilwapandara, Mushikada, Sankhasiras, Purnabhadra, Haridraka, Aparajita, Jyotika, Srivaha, Kauravya, Dhritarashtra, Sankhapinda, Virajas, Suvahu, Salipinda, Prabhakara, Hastipinda, Pitharaka, Sumuksha, Kaunapashana, Kuthara, Kunjara, Kumuda, Kumudaksha, Tittri, Halika, Kardama, Vahumulaka, Karkara, Akarkara, Kundodara, and Mahodara.
Mbh.1.75.4147 And it is said that Ayus begat four sons named Nahusha, Vriddhasarman, Rajingaya, and Anenas, on the daughter of Swarbhanu.
Mbh.1.75.4148 And, O monarch, Nahusha, of all the sons of Ayus, being gifted with great intelligence and prowess ruled his extensive kingdom virtuously.
Mbh.1.75.4149 And king Nahusha supported evenly the Pitris, the celestials, the Rishis, the Brahmanas, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, the Kshatriyas, and the Vaisyas.
Mbh.1.75.4153 And Nahusha begat six sons, all of sweet speech, named Yati, Yayati, Sanyati, Ayati, and Dhruva.
Mbh.1.78.4392 After Sarmishtha had left, Yayati the son of Nahusha soon came to that spot.
Mbh.1.78.4396 And the son of Nahusha saw a well that was by.
Mbh.1.78.4413 When the son of Nahusha had gone away, Devayani of faultless features, afflicted with grief, then spoke unto her maid, Ghurnika by name, who met her then.
Mbh.1.81.4505 And just at that time, king Yayati, the son of Nahusha, again came there tired and thirsty, in course of his wanderings, in search of deer.
Mbh.1.81.4537 Therefore, O son of Nahusha, marry me'
Mbh.1.81.4558 And Devayani then said, This O father, is the son of Nahusha.
Mbh.1.81.4565 Therefore, O son of Nahusha, accept her as thy wife'
Mbh.1.82.4581 But it was with Devayani that the royal son of Nahusha sported like a celestial for many years in joy and bliss.
Mbh.1.82.4595 Then Sarmishtha of sweet smiles seeing the monarch before her with nobody to witness what might pass, approached him and said with joined palms, O son of Nahusha, no one can behold the ladies that dwell in the inner apartments of Soma, of Indra, of Vishnu, of Yama, of Varuna, and of thee!
Mbh.1.83.4690 Having acted falsely in the matter of thy duty, O son of Nahusha, thou hast been guilty of the sin of theft'
Mbh.1.83.4691 Vaisampayana continued, Yayati, the son of Nahusha, thus cursed by the angry Usanas, was then divested of his youth and immediately overcome by decrepitude.
Mbh.1.83.4698 Sukra replied, O son of Nahusha, thinking of me thou mayst transfer this thy decrepitude to whomsoever thou likest.
Mbh.1.85.4757 SECTION LXXXV Sambhava Parva continued Vaisampayana said, The excellent monarch Yayati, the son of Nahusha, having received Puru's youth, became exceedingly gratified.
Mbh.1.85.4781 Vaisampayana continued, Then Yayati, the son of Nahusha, received back his decrepitude.
Mbh.1.85.4807 The son of Nahusha, thus addressed by the contented people, then installed his son, Puru, on the throne.
Mbh.1.86.4813 SECTION LXXXVI Sambhava Parva continued Vaisampayana said, King Yayati, the son of Nahusha, having thus installed his dear son on the throne, became exceedingly happy, and entered into the woods to lead the life of a hermit.
Mbh.1.86.4826 King Yayati, the son of Nahusha, having installed his youngest son, Puru, on the throne after casting his sons with Yadu for their eldest amongst the Mlechchhas, entered the forest to lead the life of a hermit.
Mbh.1.88.4860 O Yayati, son of Nahusha, I would ask thee to whom thou art equal in ascetic austerities'
Mbh.1.89.4884 SECTION LXXXIX Sambhava Parva continued Yayati said, I am Yayati, the son of Nahusha and the father of Puru.
Mbh.1.93.5122 Yayati answered, I tell thee truly, I am Yayati, the son of Nahusha and the father of Puru.
Mbh.1.95.5227 And Pururavas begat Ayus, and Ayus begat Nahusha, and Nahusha begat Yayati.
Mbh.2.8.348 And Yayati, Nahusha, Puru, Mandhatri, Somaka, Nriga; the royal sage Trasadasyu, Kritavirya, Sautasravas; Arishtanemi, Siddha, Kritavega, Kriti, Nimi, Pratarddana, Sivi, Matsya, Prithulaksha, Vrihadratha, Vartta, Marutta, Kusika, Sankasya, Sankriti, Dhruva, Chaturaswa, Sadaswormi and king Kartavirya; Bharata and Suratha, Sunitha, Nisatha, Nala, Divodasa, and Sumanas, Amvarisha, Bhagiratha; Vyaswa, Vadhraswa, Prithuvega, Prithusravas, Prishadaswa, Vasumanas, Kshupa, and Sumahavala, Vrishadgu, and Vrishasena, Purukutsa, Dhwajin and Rathin; Arshtisena, Dwilipa, and the high-souled Ushinara; Ausinari, Pundarika, Saryati, Sarava, and Suchi; Anga, Rishta, Vena, Dushmanta, Srinjaya and Jaya; Bhangasuri, Sunitha, and Nishada, and Bahinara; Karandhama, Valhika, Sudymna, and the mighty Madhu; Aila and the mighty king of earth Maruta; Kapota, Trinaka, and Shadeva, and Arjuna also.
Mbh.2.52.2194 And king Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, having completed the Rajasuya sacrifice, obtained like the exalted Harishchandra such prosperity that neither Rantideva nor Nabhaga, nor Jauvanaswa, nor Manu, nor king Prithu the son of Vena, nor Bhagiratha, Yayati, nor Nahusha, had obtained its like.
Mbh.3.3.188 The great Karttavirya, and Vainya and Nahusha, had all, by virtue of ascetic meditation preceded by vows, delivered their people from heavy afflictions.
Mbh.3.57.2871 And like unto Yayati, the son of Nahusha, that intelligent monarch celebrated the horse sacrifice and many other sacrifices with abundant gifts to Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.89.4850 It was on the banks of this river, that Yayati, the son of Nahusha, fell from heaven among the virtuous, and obtained once more the eternal regions of the righteous.
Mbh.3.103.5359 The deities said, Thou wert formerly the refuge of the gods when they were oppressed by Nahusha.
Mbh.3.129.6585 At this very spot, the monarch Yayati, son of Nahusha, performed sacrificial rites, and made gifts of an abundance of gems.
Mbh.3.178.8816 Thou hast, no doubt, heard of the royal sage, Nahusha.
Mbh.3.179.8871 He is the royal sage Nahusha living in the form of a serpent'
Mbh.3.179.8883 And I was a king celebrated under the name of Nahusha.
Mbh.3.180.8978 Vaisampayana continued, So saying, that king, Nahusha, quitted his serpentine form, and assuming his celestial shape he went back to Heaven.
Mbh.3.194.9878 One day as king Yayati, the son of Nahusha, was sitting on his throne, surrounded by the citizens, there came unto him a Brahmana desirous of soliciting wealth for his preceptor, and approaching the king, the Brahmana said, O king, I beg of thee wealth for my preceptor according to my covenant'
Mbh.3.235.11905 Let the sons of Pandu behold thee like Yayati, the son of Nahusha, accompanied by a large train of followers and enjoying bliss that is great.
Mbh.3.255.12541 Yayati and Nahusha, and Mandhata and Bharata, having been sanctified by celebrating such a sacrifice, have all gone to heaven'
Mbh.4.56.2164 And seated on the car of the lord of the celestials, appeared the effulgent persons of king, Vasumanas and Valakshas and Supratarddana, and Ashtaka and Sivi and Yayati and Nahusha and Gaya and Manu and Puru and Raghu and Bhanu and Krisaswa and Sagara and Nala.
Mbh.5.11.461 SECTION XI Salya said, Then all the Rishis and the superior gods said, Let the handsome Nahusha be crowned as king of the gods.
Mbh.5.11.464 And Nahusha intent on his welfare, spoke to those gods and saints accompanied by the progenitors of mankind, I am feeble; I am not capable of protecting you; it is a powerful person who should be your king; it is Indra who hath always been possessed of strength'
Mbh.5.11.471 Then, O lord of monarchs, Nahusha was crowned king in heaven.
Mbh.5.11.473 And though always of a virtuous disposition, yet when he obtained that precious boon and the kingdom of heaven, Nahusha assumed a sensual turn of mind.
Mbh.5.11.474 And when Nahusha became the king of the gods, he surrounded himself with celestial nymphs, and with damsels of celestial birth, and took to enjoyments of various kinds, in the Nandana groves, on mount Kailasa, on the crest of Himavat, on Mandara.
Mbh.5.11.483 Saddened at hearing this, the goddess said to Vrihaspati, Protect me, O Brahmana, from this Nahusha.
Mbh.5.11.492 I tell thee truly, thou hast no fear from Nahusha; I shall soon unite thee with Indra'
Mbh.5.11.493 Now Nahusha came to hear that Indra's queen had taken refuge with Vrihaspati, the son of Angiras.
Mbh.5.12.495 SECTION XII Salya said, Seeing Nahusha enraged, the gods led by the saints spoke unto him, Who was now their king of awful mien?
Mbh.5.12.517 But we, the gods and Gandharvas and saints, beseech thee, O thou of great lustre, to give up the queen of Indra to Nahusha.
Mbh.5.12.518 Nahusha, the king of gods, of great effulgence, is superior to Indra.
Mbh.5.12.521 And she spoke to Vrihaspati, O best of divine saints, I do not desire Nahusha to be my lord.
Mbh.5.12.539 Vrihaspati said, Let this goddess of auspicious looks ask for time from Nahusha in order to make up her mind to his proposal.
Mbh.5.12.543 Nahusha is proud and powerful by virtue of the boon granted to him'
Mbh.5.12.550 Thou art chaste and true: go thou to Nahusha.
Mbh.5.12.552 Ascertaining this to be the result of that deliberation, Indra's queen, for attaining her end, went bashfully to Nahusha of awful mien.
Mbh.5.12.553 The vicious Nahusha also, rendered senseless by lust, saw how youthful and lovely she was, and became highly pleased'
Mbh.5.13.554 SECTION XIII Salya said, Now then Nahusha, the king of the gods, looked at her and said, O thou of sweet smiles, I am the Indra of all the three worlds.
Mbh.5.13.556 That chaste goddess, thus addressed by Nahusha, was terrified and quaked like a plantain-stalk at a breezy spot.
Mbh.5.13.557 She bowed her head to Brahma, and joining her hands spoke to Nahusha, the king of the gods, of awful mien, said, O lord of the deities, I desire to obtain time.
Mbh.5.13.560 Thus addressed by Indra's queen, Nahusha was pleased.
Mbh.5.13.561 And Nahusha said, Let it be so, O lady of lovely hips, even as thou art telling me.
Mbh.5.13.564 Dismissed by Nahusha, she of auspicious looks stepped out; and that famous lady went to the abode of Vrihaspati.
Mbh.5.13.576 And the wicked-minded Nahusha will be led to destruction by his evil deeds.
Mbh.5.13.583 And at that place, the slayer of the Asura Vala, quaked when he looked at Nahusha, before whom all animated beings felt cowed, and who was unapproachable by virtue of the boon the Rishis had granted to him.
Mbh.5.14.613 Then the goddess spoke of the acts of Nahusha.
Mbh.5.14.617 O thou of powerful arms, slay the terrible Nahusha of vicious soul.
Mbh.5.15.621 Nahusha is stronger than I am.
Mbh.5.15.626 O lady of a beautiful waist, going to Nahusha in private, tell him, O lord of the Universe, thou must visit me mounted on a nice vehicle borne by Rishis.
Mbh.5.15.629 And thus addressed by the king of the gods, his lotus-eyed consort expressed her consent and went to Nahusha.
Mbh.5.15.630 And Nahusha, having seen her, smilingly addressed her, saying, I welcome thee, O lady of lovely thighs.
Mbh.5.15.652 Salya continued, Thus addressed, Nahusha was very much pleased.
Mbh.5.15.668 Meanwhile, dismissed by Nahusha, Sachi went to Vrihaspati and said, But little remaineth of the term assigned by Nahusha to me.
Mbh.5.15.670 The illustrious Vrihaspati then said to her, Very good, thou needst not, O goddess, fear, Nahusha of vicious soul.
Mbh.5.16.726 Vrihaspati said, The human Nahusha, a king, having, obtained the throne of heaven by virtue of the power of the divine saints, is giving us exceeding trouble'
Mbh.5.16.727 Indra said, How hath Nahusha obtained the throne of heaven, difficult to get?
Mbh.5.16.731 Then the gods, the Pitris of the universe, the saints, and the principal Gandharvas, all met together, O Indra, and went to Nahusha and said, Be thou our king, and the defender of the Universe'
Mbh.5.16.732 To them said Nahusha, I am not able; fill me with your power and with the virtue of your austerities'
Mbh.5.16.734 And thereupon Nahusha became a person of terrible strength, and becoming thus the ruler of the three worlds, he hath put the great saints in harness, and the wretch is thus journeying from world to world.
Mbh.5.16.735 Mayst thou never see Nahusha who is terrible.
Mbh.5.16.741 Indra received all those guardians of the worlds, and with a glad heart greeted them in proper form with a view to requesting them in connection with Nahusha.
Mbh.5.16.742 And he said, Nahusha of terrible mien is the king of the gods; therein lend me your assistance'
Mbh.5.16.743 They replied, Nahusha is of awful mien; his sight is poison; we are afraid of him, O God.
Mbh.5.16.744 If thou overthrowest Nahusha, then we shall be entitled to our shares of sacrificial offerings, O Indra'
Mbh.5.16.747 Aided by all the gods, let us overthrow the foe Nahusha of terrible gaze'
Mbh.5.17.752 SECTION XVII Salya said, Now when the great Indra, the intelligent chief of the gods, was deliberating with the guardians of the world and other deities upon the means of slaying Nahusha, there appeared at that spot the venerable ascetic Agastya.
Mbh.5.17.755 O Purandara, Nahusha hath been hurled from the throne of heaven.
Mbh.5.17.759 Salya continued, Indra, well-pleased, began to question that best of saints and greatest of Brahmanas when he was seated on a seat after receiving due honours, thus, O revered saint, O best of Brahmanas, I wish to have it recited by thee how Nahusha of vicious soul was hurled from heaven'
Mbh.5.17.760 Agastya said, Listen, O Indra, to the pleasant narrative how the wicked and vicious Nahusha, intoxicated with pride of strength, had been hurled from heaven.
Mbh.5.17.763 Nahusha, who had lost his senses by the operation of the Tamas, told them that they were not authentic'
Mbh.5.17.779 How fortunate, that the intelligent Agastya hath killed the vicious Nahusha!
Mbh.5.18.796 The vicious Nahusha, that enemy of Brahmanas, of evil mind, was overthrown by the curse of Agastya, and reduced to nothing for endless years.
Mbh.5.90.4191 He that is endued with modesty, is firm in truth, with senses under control and compassions for all creatures, he that hath vanquished both lust and malice and always treadeth the path of the righteous, he that ably bore the heavy burthen borne by Amvarisha and Mandhatri Yayati and Nahusha and Bharata and Dilip and Sivi the son of Usinara and other royal sages of old, he that is endued with an excellent character and disposition, he that is conversant with virtue, and whose prowess is incapable of being baffled, he that is fit to become the monarch of the three worlds in consequence of his possession of every accomplishment, he that is the foremost of all the Kurus lawfully and in respect of learning and disposition, who is handsome and mighty-armed and hath no enemy, Oh, how is that Yudhishthira of virtuous soul, and of complexion like that of pure gold?
Mbh.5.103.4776 They are Vasuki, Takshaka, Karkotaka, Dhanjaya, Kaliya, Nahusha, Aswatara, Vakyakunda, Mani, Apurana, Khaga, Vamana, Elapatra, Kukura, Kukuna, Aryaka, Nandaka, Kalasa, Potaka, Kalilasaka, Pinjaraka, Airavata, Sumanmukha, Dadhimukha, Sankha, Nanda, Upanandaka, Apta, Kotaraka, Sikhi, Nishthuraka, Tittiri, Hastibhadra, Kumuda, Maylapindaka, the two Padmas, Pundarika, Pushpa, Mudgaraparnaka, Karavira, Pitharaka, Samvritta, Vritta, Pindara, Vilwapatra, Mushikada, Sirishaka, Dilipa, Sankha-sirsha, Jyotishka, Aparajita, Kauravya, Dhritarashtra, Kuhara, Krisaka, Virajas, Dharana, Savahu, Mukhara, Jaya, Vidhira, Andha, Visundi, Virasa, and Sarasa.
Mbh.5.114.5194 That royal sage is known by the name of Yayati, and he is the son of Nahusha.
Mbh.5.114.5201 And thereupon Garuda answered, saying, O son of Nahusha, this ocean of asceticism, called Galava, is my friend.
Mbh.5.120.5363 And beholding the son of Nahusha, the questions were asked, Who is this person?
Mbh.5.149.6681 Sixth in descent from Soma, was Yayati, the son of Nahusha.
Mbh.5.149.6690 His father Yayati, the son of Nahusha, enraged with him, cursed that son of his, and, O son of Gandhari, even expelled him from the kingdom.
Mbh.6.9.492 This land is the beloved one of Indra, and, O thou of Bharata's race, this land, O monarch, that is called after Bharata, is also the beloved land of Manu, the son of Vivaswat, of Prithu, of Vainya, of the high-souled Ikshwaku, of Yayati, of Amvarisha, of Mandhatri, of Nahusha, of Muchukunda, of Sivi the son of Usinara, of Rishava, of Ila, of king Nriga, of Kusika, O invincible one, of the high-souled Gadhi, of Somaka, O irrepressible one, and of Dilipa, and also, O monarch, of many other mighty Kshatriyas.
Mbh.7.61.2738 SECTION LXIII Narada said, Yayati, the son of Nahusha, O Srinjaya, we hear, fell a prey to death.
Mbh.7.91.4166 Let Yayati and Nahusha, and Dhundhumara, and Bhagiratha, and the other royal sages, all do what is beneficial to thee.
Mbh.7.141.7128 Ayus had for his son Nahusha.
Mbh.7.141.7129 Nahusha had for his son Yayati who was a royal sage equal to a celestial.
Mbh.7.154.8223 Then Satwata, filled with rage, pierced with ten keen shafts, endued with the force of the thunder, that old warrior afflicted with grief on account of the death of his son, and who was, besides, endued with every estimable virtue like Yayati, the son of Nahusha.
Mbh.8.9.257 SECTION Sanjaya said, The world regards thee to be equal to Yayati the son of Nahusha, in beauty, birth, fame, asceticism, and learning!
Mbh.8.34.1664 Kalaprishtha, and Nahusha, and Karkotaka, and Dhananjaya and the other snakes became the chords for binding the manes of the steeds.
Mbh.9.39.2882 There, O monarch, at the sacrifice of the high-souled Yayati, the son of Nahusha, the Sarasvati produced milk and clarified butter.
Mbh.12.8.285 King Nahusha, having done many wicked acts in a state of poverty, cried fie on that state and said that poverty is for recluses.
Mbh.12.8.328 This earth formerly belonged to king Dilipa, Nahusha, Amvarisha, and Mandhatri.
Mbh.12.24.1031 Rule thou the earth, O son of Pritha, like another Yayati, the son of Nahusha.
Mbh.12.29.1476 We hear, O Sanjaya, that Yayati, the son of Nahusha, also fell a prey to death.
Mbh.12.43.2184 Thou art Sikhandin, thou art Nahusha, and thou art Vabhru.
Mbh.12.91.5186 Unto him of a golden complexion and seated at his ease like Yayati, son of Nahusha, that foremost of ascetics, viz, Vamadeva, of great energy, said as follows: Vamadeva said, Do thou act righteously.
Mbh.12.165.9900 From Pururavas it was taken by Ayus, and from Ayus by Nahusha.
Mbh.12.165.9901 From Nahusha it was taken by Yayati, and from Yayati by Puru.
Mbh.12.177.10683 Once on a time the royal son of Nahusha Yayati questioned the Rishi Vodhya who had, in consequence of the abandonment of desire, attained to tranquillity of soul and who had an intimate acquaintance with the scriptures.
Mbh.12.261.15886 In days of yore, many Rishis with restrained senses addressed Nahusha, saying, Thou hast, O king, slain a cow which is declared in the scriptures to be like unto one's mother.
Mbh.12.261.15888 Thou hast perpetrated an evil act, O Nahusha, and we have been exceedingly pained at it'
Mbh.12.261.15889 For cleansing Nahusha, however, they divided that sin into a hundred and one parts and converting the fragments into diseases cast them among all creatures
Mbh.12.261.15890 Thus, O Jajali, did those highly-blessed Rishis cast that sin on all living creatures, and addressing Nahusha who had been guilty of foeticide, said, We shall not be able to pour libations in thy sacrifice'
Mbh.12.261.15891 Thus said those high-souled Rishis and Yatis conversant with the truths of all things, having ascertained by their ascetic power that king Nahusha had not been intentionally guilty of that sin
Mbh.12.267.16301 It has been heard by us that in days of old when the deity Tvashtri came to the place of king Nahusha, the latter, for discharging the duties of hospitality, was on the point of killing a cow agreeably to the true, ancient, and eternal injunction of the Vedas.
Mbh.12.342.22470 Then the deities and the Rishis, uniting together, made Nahusha, the son of Ayusha, the king of the three worlds and duly crowned him as such.
Mbh.12.342.22471 Nahusha had on his forehead full five-hundred luminaries of blazing effulgence, which had the virtue of despoiling every creature of energy.
Mbh.12.342.22472 Thus equipt Nahusha continued to rule heaven.
Mbh.12.342.22475 Nahusha then said, Everything that Indra used to enjoy is before me.
Mbh.12.342.22477 Having said this, Nahusha proceeded to where Sachi was and, addressing her, said, O blessed lady, I have become the lord of the deities.
Mbh.12.342.22482 Nahusha, thus addressed by her, said, The position of Indra is now being occupied by me.
Mbh.12.342.22488 Extracting this promise from Indra's spouse, Nahusha left her presence.
Mbh.12.342.22489 Meanwhile Sachi, afflicted with pain and grief, anxious to find her lord and assailed by her fear of Nahusha proceeded to Vrihaspati the chief priest of the celestials.
Mbh.12.342.22508 She answered him, Nahusha invites me to make me his wife.
Mbh.12.342.22510 Unto her Indra then said, Go and say unto Nahusha that he should come to thee on a vehicle never used before, viz, one unto which some Rishis should be harnessed, and arriving at thine in that state he should wed thee.
Mbh.12.342.22513 Nahusha, however, should come on such a vehicle that Indra himself had not possessed.
Mbh.12.342.22516 Beholding the Queen of Indra come back to heaven, Nahusha addressed her saying, The time thou hadst fixed is over.
Mbh.12.342.22518 Harnessing a number of great Rishis unto the vehicle he rode, Nahusha set out from his place for coming to where Sachi was living.
Mbh.12.342.22519 The foremost of Rishis, viz, Agastya, born within a jar, of the vital seed of Maitravaruna, beheld those foremost of Rishis insulted by Nahusha in that way.
Mbh.12.342.22520 Him Nahusha struck with his foot.
Mbh.12.342.22523 As soon as these words were uttered by the great Rishi, Nahusha fell down from that vehicle.
Mbh.13.50.5121 Bhishma said, I shall, in this connection, O thou of great effulgence, recite to thee an ancient narrative of a conversation between Nahusha and the Rishi Chyavana.
Mbh.13.50.5161 With pale faces they repaired to king Nahusha and informed him of all that had taken place
Mbh.13.51.5162 SECTION LI Bhishma said, King Nahusha hearing the pass to which Chyavana was reduced, quickly proceeded to that spot accompanied by his ministers and priest.
Mbh.13.51.5165 Nahusha said, Tell me, O best of regenerate persons, what act shall we do that may be agreeable to thee?
Mbh.13.51.5169 Nahusha said, Let my priest give unto these Nishadas a thousand coins as a price for purchasing these sacred one as he himself has commanded'
Mbh.13.51.5173 Nahusha said, Let, O learned Brahmana, a hundred thousand coins be given unto these Nishadas.
Mbh.13.51.5178 Nahusha said, Let my priest give unto these Nishadas a crore of coins.
Mbh.13.51.5183 Nahusha said, Let half of my kingdom or even the whole be given away unto these Nishadas.
Mbh.13.51.5189 Bhishma continued, Hearing these words of the great Rishi, Nahusha became afflicted with great grief.
Mbh.13.51.5191 There then came unto king Nahusha an ascetic living in the woods and subsisting upon fruit and roots and born of a cow.
Mbh.13.51.5197 Nahusha said, Do thou, O illustrious one, say what the price is of that great Rishi of Bhrigu's race.
Mbh.13.51.5202 Bhishma said, Hearing these words of Nahusha, the ascetic born of a cow and endued with great energy spoke in this strain, gladdening the monarch and all his counsellors, Brahmanas, O king, belong to the foremost of the four orders.
Mbh.13.51.5206 Hearing these words of the great Rishi, Nahusha became, O king, filled with joy along with all his counsellors and priest.
Mbh.13.51.5208 Nahusha said, Rise, rise, O regenerate Rishi, thou hast been purchased.
Mbh.13.51.5247 King Nahusha, beholding the fishermen ascending to heaven with those fishes in their company, became filled with wonder, O chief of Bharata's race.
Mbh.13.51.5248 After this, the two Rishis, viz, the one born of a cow and the other who was Chyavana of Bhrigu's race, gladdened king Nahusha by granting him many boons.
Mbh.13.51.5249 Then king Nahusha of great energy, that lord of all the earth, filled with joy, O best of the Bharatas, said, Sufficient'
Mbh.13.51.5255 King Nahusha, too, having obtained those valuable boons, entered his own city.
Mbh.13.81.7208 Yuvanaswa's son Mandhatri, Yayati, and his sire Nahusha, used always to give away kine in thousands.
Mbh.13.94.8551 There were also the Rishi Galava, and Ashtaka and Bharadwaja and Arundhati and the Valakhilyas; and Sivi and Dilipa and Nahusha and Amvarisha and the royal Yayati and Dhundhumara and Puru.
Mbh.13.94.8602 Nahusha said, Let him who has stolen thy stalks live in domesticity after having betaken himself to the vow of mendicancy!
Mbh.13.99.8903 Bhishma said, In this connection is recited the old narrative of the discourse between Nahusha and Agastya and Bhrigu.
Mbh.13.99.8904 The royal sage Nahusha, O monarch, possessed of wealth of penances, acquired the sovereignty of Heaven by his own good deeds.
Mbh.13.99.8909 And, O chastiser of foes, Nahusha, although he had become the chief of the deities, yet worshipped all the deities, as he used to do in days of yore, with due rites and ceremonies.
Mbh.13.99.8910 Some time after, Nahusha realised his position as the chief of all the deities.
Mbh.13.99.8913 Filled with arrogance in consequence of the boon he had received from all the deities, Nahusha caused the very Rishis to bear him on their shoulders.
Mbh.13.99.8915 The time was very long for which Nahusha filled with pride, continued to employ the foremost of Rishis, possessed of wealth of penances, as the bearers of his vehicles.
Mbh.13.99.8918 At that time, Bhrigu, that foremost of all persons conversant with Brahma, repaired to the presence of Agastya while the latter was seated in his asylum, and addressing him, said, O great ascetic, why should we patiently put up with such indignity inflicted on us by this wicked-souled Nahusha who has become the chief of the deities'
Mbh.13.99.8919 Agastya said, How can I succeed in cursing Nahusha, O great Rishi?
Mbh.13.99.8920 It is known to thee how the boon-giving Brahman himself has given Nahusha the best of boons!
Mbh.13.99.8921 Coming to heaven, the boon that Nahusha solicited was that whoever would come within the range of his vision would, deprived of all energy, come within his sway.
Mbh.13.99.8923 Without doubt, is for this reason that none else amongst the foremost of Rishis has been able to consume or hurl him down from his high position, Formerly, O Lord, nectar was given by Brahman to Nahusha for quaffing.
Mbh.13.99.8925 The supreme deity, it seems, gave that boon to Nahusha for plunging all creatures into grief.
Mbh.13.99.8929 Bhrigu said, It is at the command of the Grandsire that I have come to thee with the view of counteracting the puissance of Nahusha who is possessed of great energy but who has been stupefied by fate.
Mbh.13.99.8932 I shall today, in thy very sight, re-establish the true Indra in his position, him, viz, who has performed a hundred horse-sacrifices, having hurled the wicked-souled and sinful Nahusha from that seat!
Mbh.13.99.8935 In the very sight, O great ascetic, I shall today hurl down on the earth the wicked-souled Nahusha who shall be deprived of all energy in consequence of the cries of Fie' that will be uttered from all sides
Mbh.13.99.8936 Verily, I shall hurl down Nahusha today, that wight of unrighteous deeds, who has, besides, been stupefied by lordship and power.
Mbh.13.100.8939 SECTION C Yudhishthira said, How was Nahusha plunged into distress?
Mbh.13.100.8944 I have already told thee how Nahusha, when he first became the chief of the gods, acted in a becoming way.
Mbh.13.100.8946 The offering of light, and all other rites of a similar kind, the due presentation of Valis, and all rites as are performed on especially sacred days, all these were properly observed by the high-souled Nahusha who had become the sovereign of the deities
Mbh.13.100.8958 Filled with such ideas, Nahusha, that great king, when he obtained the sovereignty of the deities, observed all these rites and duties fraught with great glory.
Mbh.13.100.8959 Some time after the good fortune of Nahusha waned, and as the consequence thereof, he disregarded all these observances and began to act in defiance of all restraints in the manner I have already adverted to.
Mbh.13.100.8962 It was at this time that Nahusha yoked that foremost of Rishis, viz, Agastya, to his car.
Mbh.13.100.8963 Endued with great strength, Nahusha, smiling the while, set that great Rishi quickly to the task, commanding him to bear the vehicle from the banks of the Saraswati to the place he would indicate.
Mbh.13.100.8965 Having said this, Bhrigu of unfading glory and mighty energy entered into the matted locks of Agastya who stood still like a wooden post for hurling king Nahusha from the throne of Heaven.
Mbh.13.100.8966 Soon after Nahusha saw Agastya approach him for bearing his vehicle.
Mbh.13.100.8970 Thus addressed by him, Nahusha caused the ascetic to be yoked to his vehicle.
Mbh.13.100.8971 Bhrigu, who was staying within the matted locks of Agastya, became highly pleased at this act of Nahusha.
Mbh.13.100.8972 He took care not to cast his eyes upon Nahusha.
Mbh.13.100.8973 Fully acquainted with the energy which the illustrious Nahusha had acquired in consequence of the boon which Brahman had granted him, Bhrigu conducted himself in this way.
Mbh.13.100.8974 Agastya also, though treated by Nahusha in this way, did not give way to wrath.
Mbh.13.100.8975 Then, O Bharata, king Nahusha urged Agastya on with, his goad.
Mbh.13.100.8978 When the Rishi was thus struck on the head, Bhrigu, who was staying within Agastya's matted locks, became incensed and cursed Nahusha of sinful soul, saying, Since thou hast struck with thy foot on the head of this great Rishi, do thou, therefore, fall down on the earth, transformed into a snake, O wretch of wicked understanding'
Mbh.13.100.8980 Nahusha immediately became transformed into a snake and fell down on the earth, O chief of Bharata's race!
Mbh.13.100.8981 If O monarch, Nahusha had seen Bhrigu, the latter would not then have succeeded, by his energy, in hurling the former down on the earth.
Mbh.13.100.8982 In consequence of the various gifts that Nahusha had made, as also his penances and religious observances though hurled down on the earth, O king, he succeeded in retaining his memory.
Mbh.13.100.8984 Agastya also, filled with compassion, joined Nahusha in pacifying Bhrigu for bringing about an end of the course.
Mbh.13.100.8985 At last Bhrigu felt compassion for Nahusha and provided' for the working out of the course'
Mbh.13.100.8988 Having said this, the Rishi vanished in the very sight of Nahusha.
Mbh.13.100.8990 Thou hast, O king, rescued Nahusha from Bhrigu's curse.
Mbh.13.100.8992 As regards Bhrigu, having hurled Nahusha on the earth, he went to the region of Brahman and informed the Grandsire of it.
Mbh.13.100.8994 Ye deities, through the boon I had granted him, Nahusha had obtained the sovereignty of heaven.
Mbh.13.100.9001 Even this is what occurred in days of yore through the transgression of Nahusha.
Mbh.13.100.9002 In consequence, however, of the merits he had acquired through acts of the kind I have mentioned Nahusha succeeded in once more regaining his lost position.
Mbh.13.115.10347 They were Nabhaga and Amvarisha and the high-souled Gaya and Ayu and Anaranya and Dilipa and Raghu and Puru and Kartavirya and Aniruddha and Nahusha and Yayati and Nrigas and Vishwaksena and Sasavindu and Yuvanaswa and Sivi, the son of Usinara, and Muchukunda and Mandhatri, and Harischandra.
Mbh.13.147.12309 From Ayu will spring Nahusha, and Nahusha will beget a son named Yayati.
Mbh.13.165.13709 They are Nriga, Yayati, Nahusha, Yadu, Puru of great energy, Sagara, Dhundhumara, Dilipa of great prowess, Krisaswa, Yauvanaswa, Chitraswa, Satyavat, Dushmanta, Bharata who became an illustrious Emperor over many kings, Yavana, Janaka, Dhrishtaratha, Raghu, that foremost of kings, Dasaratha, the heroic Rama, that slayer of Rakshasas, Sasavindu.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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