Naimisha

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.4 Ugrasrava, the son of Lomaharshana, surnamed Sauti, well-versed in the Puranas, bending with humility, one day approached the great sages of rigid vows, sitting at their ease, who had attended the twelve years' sacrifice of Saunaka, surnamed Kulapati, in the forest of Naimisha.
Mbh.1.1.5 Those ascetics, wishing to hear his wonderful narrations, presently began to address him who had thus arrived at that recluse abode of the inhabitants of the forest of Naimisha.
Mbh.1.2.363 The high-souled Vyasa composed these hundred parvas of which the above is only an abridgement: having distributed them into eighteen, the son of Suta recited them consecutively in the forest of Naimisha as follows: In the Adi parva are contained Paushya, Pauloma, Astika, Adivansavatara, Samva, the burning of the house of lac, the slaying of Hidimba, the destruction of the Asura Vaka, Chitraratha, the Swayamvara of Draupadi, her marriage after the overthrow of rivals in war, the arrival of Vidura, the restoration, Arjuna's exile, the abduction of Subhadra, the gift and receipt of the marriage dower, the burning of the Khandava forest, and the meeting with the Asura-architect Maya.
Mbh.1.4.963 SECTION IV Pauloma Parva UGRASRAVA SAUTI, the son of Lomaharshana, versed in the Puranas, while present in the forest of Naimisha, at the twelve years' sacrifice of Saunaka, surnamed Kulapati, stood before the Rishis in attendance.
Mbh.1.13.1225 It was formerly narrated by my wise father, Lomaharshana, the disciple of Vyasa, before the dwellers of the Naimisha forest, at their request.
Mbh.1.198.9810 SECTION CLXLIX Vaivahika Parva continued Vaisampayana said, Vyasa continued, In days of yore, the celestials had once commenced a grand sacrifice in the forest of Naimisha.
Mbh.1.216.10577 And beholding in the forest of Naimisha the delightful river Utpalini full of lotuses and the Nanda and the Apara Nanda, the far-famed Kausiki, and the mighty rivers Gaya and Ganga, and all the regions of sacred water, he purified himself, O Bharata, with the usual rites, and gave away many cows unto Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.83.4245 O king, the Rishis engaged in ascetic austerities in the woods of Naimisha had, in days of old, taking the vow of pilgrimage, gone to Kurukshetra.
Mbh.3.83.4374 The tirtha called Naimisha is productive of good on earth.
Mbh.3.84.4458 One should repair next to the sacred Naimisha, worshipped by the Siddhas.
Mbh.3.84.4460 By only purposing to go to Naimisha, half one's sins are destroyed; by entering it, one is cleansed of all his sins.
Mbh.3.84.4461 The pilgrim of subdued senses should stay at Naimisha for a month; for, O Bharata, all the tirthas of the earth are at Naimisha.
Mbh.3.84.4463 He who renounceth his life at Naimisha by fasting, enjoyeth happiness in the heavenly regions.
Mbh.3.84.4465 O foremost of kings, Naimisha is ever sacred and holy.
Mbh.3.87.4778 In that direction, O Bharata is a place called Naimisha which is regarded by the celestials.
Mbh.3.95.5020 SECTION XCV Vaisampayana said, The heroic sons of Pandu, accompanied by their followers, proceeding from place to place, at last arrived at Naimisha.
Mbh.3.199.10215 Hearing this, the Munis of the forest of Naimisha were filled with delight.
Mbh.5.121.5383 Beholding meanwhile four mighty kings, viz, Pratardana, Vasumanas, Sivi, the son of Usinara, and Ashtaka, assembled together in the woods of Naimisha, the king fell amongst them.
Mbh.7.52.2455 Wending then to Pushkara, and Gokarna, and Naimisha, and Malaya, she emaciated her body, practising austerities agreeable to her heart.
Mbh.9.35.2615 The river took that course for beholding the high-souled Rishis dwelling in the forest of Naimisha.
Mbh.9.35.2621 Vaishampayana said, Formerly, in the Krita age, O king, the ascetics dwelling in Naimisha were engaged in a grand sacrifice extending for twelve years.
Mbh.9.35.2623 Passing their days, according to due rites, in the performance of that sacrifice, those highly blessed ones, after the completion of that twelve years' sacrifice at Naimisha, set out in large number for visiting the tirthas.
Mbh.9.35.2637 Even thus those receptacles of water, O king, were formed in Naimisha.
Mbh.9.36.2676 At another time, O king, many Munis, mustering together at Naimisha, took up their residence there.
Mbh.9.36.2679 Thus thought of, O monarch, by those Rishis performing a sacrifice, the highly blessed and sacred Sarasvati, for rendering assistance, O king, to those high-souled Munis assembled together, made her appearance at Naimisha and came to be called Kanchanakshi.
Mbh.9.39.2842 In former times, the Rishis residing in the Naimisha forest had performed a sacrifice extending for twelve years.
Mbh.9.39.2877 Having freed the kingdom from calamities and taken many animals in grief, he became pleased at heart and once more proceeded to the Naimisha woods.
Mbh.12.152.9052 Indeed, the occurrence took place in the forest of Naimisha.
Mbh.12.297.18589 That man who looks upon all creatures with eyes guided by affection, regarding them worthy of being cherished with loving aid, who disregards all kinds of wealth, who offers them consolation, gives them food, address them in agreeable words, and who rejoices in their happiness and grieves in their griefs, has never to suffer misery in the next world, Repairing to the Saraswati, the Naimisha woods, the Pushkara waters, and the other sacred spots on earth, one should make gifts, practise renunciation, render one's aspect amiable, O king, and purify one's body with baths and penances.
Mbh.12.339.22004 Residing in this sacred forest that is known by the name of Naimisha, ye are foremost of all persons conversant with the Vedas.
Mbh.12.346.22944 Questioned by thee, O Saunaka, I have duly recited to thee and all these Rishis that are denizens of the Naimisha forest, that great discourse having Narayana for its topic.
Mbh.12.354.23641 In that place whence, in course of a former creation, the wheel of righteousness was set in motion, in that forest which is known by the name of Naimisha, and which is situate on the banks of the Gomati, there is a city called after the Nagas.
Mbh.13.25.3428 By bathing in Pushkara, and Prabhasa, and Naimisha, and the ocean, and Devika, and Indramarga, and Swarnavindu, one is sure to ascend to heaven being seated on a celestial car, and filled with transports of joy at the adorations of Apsara.
Mbh.13.25.3453 He that bathes in Analamva or in eternal Andhaka, or in Naimisha, or the tirtha called Swarga, and offers oblations of water to the Pitris, subduing his senses the while, acquires the Merit of a human sacrifice
Mbh.13.102.9141 They who repair to Prabhasa and Manasa, the lakes of Pushkara, the large lake called Mahatsara, the sacred woods of Naimisha, Vahuda, Karatoya, Ganga, Gayasiras, Vipasa, Sthulavaluka, Krishna, the five rivers of the Punjab, the extensive lake called Mahahrada, Gomati, Kausiki, Champa, Saraswati, Drisadwati, and Yamuna, indeed, those illustrious Brahmanas, steady in the observance of vows, who go to these sacred waters, repair to the regions of which thou speakest.
Mbh.13.103.9240 On the banks of Sarayu and Vahuda and Ganga as also in the woods of Naimisha, I gave away millions of kine unto the Brahmanas.
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.
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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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