Nakula

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.106 The principal men were pleased with the purity of Yudhishthira, the courage of Arjuna, the submissive attention of Kunti to her superiors, and the humility of the twins, Nakula and Sahadeva; and all the people rejoiced in their heroic virtues.
Mbh.1.1.181 When I heard that Nakula, the son of Madri, having in the presence of the whole army engaged in single combat with the son of Drona and showing himself equal to him drove his chariot in circles around, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.61.2944 And Bhima of great reputation subjugated the East, the heroic Arjuna, the North, Nakula, the West; Sahadeva that slayer of all hostile heroes, the South.
Mbh.1.62.2971 Why also did the two other sons of Pritha Bhima and Arjuna and the two sons of Madri Nakula and Sahadeva, themselves injured by the wretched Kurus, follow Yudhishthira who was greatly addicted to the evil habit of gambling?
Mbh.1.63.3178 And Yudhishthira was born of the seed of Dharma Yama, the god of justice; and Bhima of the wolf's stomach was born of Marut the god of wind, and Dhananjaya, blessed with good fortune and the first of all wielders of weapons, was born of Indra; and Nakula and Sahadeva, of handsome features and ever engaged in the service of their superiors, were born of the twin Aswins.
Mbh.1.63.3184 From Yudhishthira was born Pritivindhya; from Vrikodara, Sutasoma; from Arjuna, Srutakirti; from Nakula, Satanika; and from Sahadeva, Srutasena of great prowess; and Bhima, in the forest begot on Hidimva a son named Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.1.67.3524 And, O monarch, learn that king Yudhishthira was a portion of Dharma; that Bhimasena was of the deity of wind; that Arjuna was of Indra, the chief of the celestials; and that Nakula and Sahadeva, the handsomest beings among all creatures, and unrivalled for beauty on earth, were similarly portions of the twin Aswins.
Mbh.1.67.3547 Their names were Pritivindhya, Sutasoma, Srutakirti, Satanika, Nakula, and Srutasena, endued with mighty energy.
Mbh.1.95.5321 And on Madri were raised by the twin Aswins, the twins Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.1.95.5341 And Yudhishthira begat Prativindhya; Bhima, Sutasoma; Arjuna, Srutakriti; Nakula, Satanika; and Sahadeva, Srutakarman.
Mbh.1.95.5347 And Nakula obtaining for his wife Karenumati, the princess of Chedi, begat upon her a son named Niramitra.
Mbh.1.124.6689 Madri thought of the twin Aswins, who coming unto her with speed begat upon her two sons that were twins named Nakula and Sahadeva, unrivalled on earth for personal beauty.
Mbh.1.124.6693 The eldest of Kunti's children was called Yudhishthira, the second Bhimasena, and the third Arjuna, and of Madri's sons, the first-born of the twins was called Nakula and the next Sahadeva.
Mbh.1.134.7231 The twins Nakula and Sahadeva excelled everybody in handling the sword.
Mbh.1.140.7457 Then Arjuna hastily bidding Yudhishthira not to engage in the fight, rushed forward, appointing the sons of Madri Nakula and Sahadeva the protectors of his chariot-wheels, while Bhimasena ever fighting in the van, mace in hand, ran ahead.
Mbh.1.141.7540 And Nakula, the favourite of his brothers taught by Drona, became known as a skilful warrior and a great car-warrior Ati-ratha.
Mbh.1.150.7930 And beholding Purochana so very glad, Yudhishthira, the virtuous son of Kunti, addressing Bhima and Arjuna and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva said, The cruel-hearted wretch hath been well-deceived.
Mbh.1.156.8186 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing those words of hers, Yudhishthira suddenly rose up and Arjuna also and Nakula and Sahadeva of great energy and they beheld Bhima and the Rakshasa already engaged in fight, eager to overcome each other and dragging each other with great force, like two lions endued with great might.
Mbh.1.156.8191 Here do I stand to help thee, let me slay the Rakshasa, and let Nakula and Sahadeva protect our mother'
Mbh.1.192.9587 Thou shouldst wed first, then the strong-armed Bhima of inconceivable feats, then myself, then Nakula, and last of all, Sahadeva endued with great activity.
Mbh.1.196.9728 The twins Nakula and Sahadeva and Kunti wait where Krishna is.
Mbh.1.222.10874 Prativindhya by Yudhishthira, Sutasoma by Vrikodara, Srutakarman by Arjuna, Satanika by Nakula, and Srutasena by Sahadeva, these were the five heroes and great warriors that Panchali brought forth, like Aditi bringing forth the Adityas.
Mbh.1.222.10878 While Nakula named his son Satanika after a royal sage of that name, in the illustrious race of Kuru.
Mbh.2.2.47 And the mighty Bhimasena accompanied by the twin brothers Nakula and Sahadeva and the priests and citizens all followed Krishna from behind.
Mbh.2.13.518 And Nakula behaved towards all with humility that was natural to him.
Mbh.2.24.1125 And, O Bharata, that chastiser of all foes having thus caused Jarasandha to be slain, took leave of Yudhishthira and Pritha, and Draupadi and Subhadra, and Bhimasena and Arjuna and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.2.25.1140 And Bhimasena overcome by force the East and Sahadeva the South, and Nakula, O king, acquainted with all the weapons, conquered the West.
Mbh.2.30.1264 And the younger brother of Nakula then fought for one whole day with the king of Pandrya.
Mbh.2.31.1341 SECTION XXXI Vaisampayana said, I shall now recite to you the deeds and triumphs of Nakula, and how that exalted one conquered the direction that had once been subjugated by Vasudeva.
Mbh.2.31.1342 The intelligent Nakula, surrounded by a large host, set out from Khandavaprastha for the west, making this earth tremble with the shouts and the leonine roars of the warriors and the deep rattle of chariot wheels.
Mbh.2.31.1345 And the illustrious Nakula after this, subjugated the whole of the desert country and the region known as Sairishaka full of plenty, as also that other one called Mahetta.
Mbh.2.31.1351 And while staying there Nakula sent.
Mbh.2.31.1358 And having subjugated various monarchs, and making all of them pay tributes, Nakula that foremost of the Kurus, full of resources, retraced his way towards his own city.
Mbh.2.31.1359 And, O king, so great was the treasure which Nakula brought that ten thousand camels could carry it with difficulty on their backs.
Mbh.2.31.1361 Thus, O king, did Nakula subjugate the countries that lay to the west, the direction that is presided over by the god Varuna, and that had once before been subjugated by Vasudeva himself
Mbh.2.32.1417 Then that bull among men, king Yudhishthira despatched Nakula the son of Pandu unto Hastinapura to bring Bhishma and Drona, Dhritarashtra and Vidura and Kripa and those amongst his cousins that were well-disposed towards him
Mbh.2.33.1418 SECTION XXXIII Vaisampayana said, the ever-victorious Nakula, the son of Pandu, having reached Hastinapura, formally invited Bhishma and Dhritarashtra.
Mbh.2.34.1446 Valhika and Dhritarashtra and Somadatta and Jayadratha, brought thither by Nakula, went about, enjoying themselves as lords of the sacrifice.
Mbh.2.44.1821 The powerful Dhrishtadyumna followed without loss of time king Virata: and Dhananjaya followed the illustrious and mighty charioteer Yajnasena; and the mighty Bhimasena followed Bhishma and Dhritarashtra: and Sahadeva, that master of battle, followed the brave Drona and his son; and Nakula, O king, followed Suvala with his son; and the sons of Draupadi with the son of Subhadra followed those mighty warriors, the kings of the mountainous countries.
Mbh.2.47.1951 Sakuni replied, Dhananjaya and Vasudeva, Bhimasena and Yudhishthira, Nakula and Sahadeva and Drupada with his sons, these cannot be vanquished in battle by even the celestials, for they are all great warriors wielding the largest bows, accomplished in weapons, and delighting in battle.
Mbh.2.49.2094 The twins Nakula and Sahadeva beholding from a distance that I was so hit at the head came and supported me in their arms, expressing great concern for me.
Mbh.2.64.2596 Yudhishthira said, This Nakula here, of mighty arms and leonine neck, of red eyes and endued with youth, is now my one stake.
Mbh.2.64.2598 Sakuni said, O king Yudhishthira, prince Nakula is dear to thee.
Mbh.2.68.2960 And the son of Dhritarashtra beholding those kings and sons and grand sons of kings all remaining silent, smiled a little, and addressing the daughter of the king of Panchala, said, O Yajnaseni, the question thou hast put dependeth on thy husbands, on Bhima of mighty strength, on Arjuna, on Nakula, on Sahadeva.
Mbh.2.69.2996 Nakula hath been won, as also Bhimasena, and Yudhishthira also, and Sahadeva, and Arjuna.
Mbh.2.72.3115 Nakula also is going along, with the sword in his grasp and the semi-circular shield in his hand.
Mbh.2.75.3240 Then, O monarch hearing these words of Sahadeva, Nakula the handsomest of men spake these words, I shall certainly send unto the abode of Yama all those wicked sons of Dhritarashtra, who desirous of death and impelled by Fate, and moved also by the wish of doing what is agreeable to Duryodhana, have used harsh and insulting speeches towards this daughter o Yajnasena at the gambling match.
Mbh.2.76.3258 Thou knowest every rule of morality; Dhananjaya is ever victorious in battle; Bhimasena is the slayer of foes; Nakula is the gatherer of wealth; Sahadeva hath administrative talents, Dhaumya is the foremost of all conversant with the vedas; and the well-behaved Draupadi is conversant with virtue and economy.
Mbh.2.78.3353 And Sahadeva, the son of Madri, hath gone away besmearing his face, and Nakula, the handsomest of men, O king, hath gone away, staining himself with dust and his heart in great affliction.
Mbh.2.78.3367 And, O exalted one, Nakula goeth staining himself with dust thinking, Lest otherwise I steal the hearts of the ladies that may look at me'
Mbh.3.12.674 By my five husbands five sons of exceeding energy have been born of me: Prativindhya by Yudhishthira, Sutasoma by Vrikodara, Srutakirti by Arjuna, Satanika by Nakula and Srutakarman by the youngest, all of them of energy that cannot be baffled.
Mbh.3.27.1272 Why, O king, doth not thy wrath blaze up at sight of Nakula, in exile, who so fair and able-bodied and young, is the foremost of all swordsmen?
Mbh.3.27.1275 Why doth not thy anger blaze up, O king, it sight of both Nakula and Sahadeva overwhelmed with grief, though so undeserving of distress?
Mbh.3.35.1821 Nakula, Sahadeva, and old Kunti, that mother of heroes, are all dumb, desiring to please thee.
Mbh.3.35.1839 How also will these children, the brothers, Nakula and Sahadeva, equal unto a couple of young lions, both live in secret?
Mbh.3.51.2542 Amongst the Pandavas, the illustrious Nakula and Sahadeva, of celestial origin and equal unto the chief himself of the celestials in splendour, are invincible in battle.
Mbh.3.80.3933 After Bhima had concluded, Nakula the son of Pandu, with voice choked with tears, said, Without him whose extraordinary deeds on the field of battle constitute the talk of even the gods, without that foremost of warriors, what pleasure can we have in the woods?
Mbh.3.119.6110 Valiant in battle Nakula vanquished single-handed the kings who ruled the regions towards the west, and he now walks about the wood, subsisting on fruit and roots, with a matted mass of hair on the head, and his body besmeared all over with dirt.
Mbh.3.139.7094 Then the high-souled monarch approached the twins, Nakula and Sahadeva, and after smelling their heads, and rubbing their persons, with tears said unto them, Do not fear.
Mbh.3.140.7101 Or, O mighty Bhima of large eyes, do return from hence, taking with thee Sahadeva, and all our charioteers, cooks, servants, cars, horses, and Brahmanas worn out with travel, while I together with Nakula and the sage Lomasa of severe austerities proceed, subsisting on the lightest fare and observing vows.
Mbh.3.140.7124 Therefore, O son of Kunti, shall we all practise austerities, O king, Nakula, Sahadeva, Bhimasena, thou and myself shall then see him of the white steeds, O Kunti's son
Mbh.3.140.7138 O Vrikodara, I do not see the invincible Partha of strong bow and incomparable energy, and who is the immediate elder to Nakula.
Mbh.3.142.7268 And Nakula together with Lomasa and other Brahmanas of great asceticism stood in fright, each under a tree.
Mbh.3.143.7279 And finding that the beautiful one was falling down like a twisted creeper, Nakula ran forward and supported, her.
Mbh.3.143.7284 Vaisampayana said, Having heard these words of Nakula, the king as also Bhima and Sahadeva, became sorely afflicted, and hastily ran towards her.
Mbh.3.145.7389 Surely, from affection and doubting their prowess, that foremost of men, Yudhishthira, will not let Nakula and Sahadeva come in search of us.
Mbh.3.154.7813 And seeing Yudhishthira the just and the great sage Lomasa and Nakula and Sahadeva and also the other foremost of Brahmanas, they all bowed themselves down in humility.
Mbh.3.156.7867 Then addressing Draupadi, Nakula and Sahadeva, Yudhishthira said, Do ye not entertain any fear of this wretched Rakshasa, I have checked his speed.
Mbh.3.178.8846 And gifted with manliness, the twins, Nakula and Sahadeva, following their elder brother me, and always protected by the strength of my arms, will, owing to my destruction, be depressed and deprived of their prowess, and stricken with grief.
Mbh.3.178.8862 And he also directed Nakula and Sahadeva to protect the Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.233.11829 Thy brave sons, Prativindhya by Yudhishthira and Sutasoma by Bhima, and Srutakarman by Arjuna, and Satanika by Nakula, and Srutasena begot by Sahadeva, are well and have become skilled in weapons.
Mbh.3.268.13037 And that other youth, versed in every question of morality and profit, who ever dispelleth the fears of the affrighted, who is endued with high wisdom, who is considered as the handsomest person in the whole world and who is protected by all the sons of Pandu, being regarded by them as dearer to them than their own lives for his unflinching devotion to them, is my husband Nakula possessed of great prowess.
Mbh.3.269.13056 And Nakula too, sword in hand, jumping out of his chariot, scattered in a moment, like a tiller sowing seeds, the heads of the combatants fighting in the rear.
Mbh.3.269.13062 And the two warriors, Kshemankara and Mahamuksha, singling out Nakula, began to pour on him from both sides a perfect shower of keen-edged arrows.
Mbh.3.269.13065 But Nakula, little daunted at this, leaped out of his chariot, and securing a point of vantage, stood shield and sword in hand, immovable as a hill.
Mbh.3.269.13066 Thereupon Suratha, wishing to slay Nakula at once, urged towards him his huge and infuriate elephant with trunk upraised.
Mbh.3.269.13067 But when the beast came near, Nakula with his sword severed from his head both trunk and tusks.
Mbh.3.309.15144 And when they had sat down, Nakula stricken with sorrow and urged by impatience, addressed his eldest brother of the Kuru race, saying, In our race, O king, virtue hath never been sacrificed, nor hath there been loss of wealth from insolence.
Mbh.3.310.15153 Vaisampayana continued, Then king Yudhishthira addressed Nakula saying, Do thou, O son of Madri, climb this tree and look around the ten points of the horizon.
Mbh.3.310.15156 Thereupon saying, So be it' Nakula speedily climbed up a tree, and having looked around, said unto his eldest brother, O king, I see many a tree that groweth by the water-side, and I hear also the cries of cranes.
Mbh.3.310.15159 Saying, So be it' at the command of his eldest brother Nakula quickly proceeded towards the place where there was water and soon came upon it.
Mbh.3.310.15163 Nakula, however, who was exceedingly thirsty, disregarding these words, drank of the cool water, and having drunk of it, dropped down dead.
Mbh.3.310.15164 And, O represser of foes, seeing Nakula's delay, Yudhishthira the son of Kunti said unto Sahadeva, the heroic brother of Nakula, O Sahadeva, it is long since our brother, he who was born immediately before thee, hath gone from hence!
Mbh.3.310.15192 And seeing Dhananjaya's delay Kunti's son Yudhishthira addressed Bhimasena, saying, O represser of foes, it is a long while that Nakula and Sahadeva and Vibhatsu have gone to fetch water, and they have not come yet, O Bharata!
Mbh.3.311.15482 Yudhishthira answered, Let this one that is of darkish hue, whose eyes are red, who is tall like a large Sala tree, whose chest is broad and arms long, let this Nakula, O Yaksha, get up with life!
Mbh.3.311.15485 How canst thou, forsaking Bhima whose strength is equal to that of ten thousand elephants, wish Nakula to live?
Mbh.3.311.15488 Forsaking Arjuna the might of whose arm is worshipped by all the sons of Pandu, why dost thou wish Nakula to revive'
Mbh.3.311.15494 Therefore, let Nakula, O Yaksha, revive!
Mbh.3.311.15497 Let Nakula, therefore, revive!
Mbh.3.311.15504 Therefore, let Nakula live'
Mbh.3.313.15578 And although fully able to destroy the foe, Nakula and Sahadeva of dreadful prowess have been ever prevented by me!
Mbh.4.3.66 SECTION III Yudhishthira said, Tender, possessed of a graceful presence, and deserving of every luxury as thou art, what office wilt thou, O heroic Nakula, discharge while living in the dominions of that king?
Mbh.4.3.68 Nakula said, Under the name of Granthika, I shall become the keeper of the horses of king Virata.
Mbh.4.5.201 And that son of Pandu of coppery complexion and mild speech who is endued with great prowess in the field, and is called Nakula in consequence of his unexampled beauty in the family, then unfastened the string of that bow with which he had conquered all the regions of the west.
Mbh.4.5.204 And Nakula ascended the tree, and deposited on it the bows and the other weapons.
Mbh.4.12.448 Nakula replied, O mower of enemies, know that Yudhishthira is the eldest brother of the five sons of Pandu.
Mbh.4.13.476 And Nakula also shared with his brothers the wealth the king gave him, satisfied with his management of the horses.
Mbh.4.13.523 And Nakula pleased Virata, that best of kings, by showing him fleet and well-trained steeds that followed him wherever he went.
Mbh.4.19.803 Granthika Nakula, at sight of whom hostile hosts fled from the field of battle, now traineth horses in the presence of the king, driving them with the speed.
Mbh.4.31.1275 Hearing these words of the king, Satanika, O monarch, immediately ordered cars for those sons of Pritha, viz, the royal Yudhishthira, and Bhima, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and commanded by the king, the charioteers, with cheerful hearts and keeping loyalty in view, very soon got cars ready for the Pandavas.
Mbh.4.33.1355 And Nakula sent seven hundred to their last account by means of his shafts.
Mbh.4.43.1652 This other weapon with golden suns of blazing splendour shedding a dazzling effulgence around, belongeth to Nakula.
Mbh.4.43.1657 And this quiver bearing five images of tigers, full of yellowish shafts whetted on stone and furnished with golden wings belong to Nakula.
Mbh.4.43.1664 And this sword of strong blade, irresistible and intended for various excellent modes of fight and cased in a sheath of goat-skin, belongeth to Nakula.
Mbh.4.44.1667 But where are that Arjuna, the son of Pritha, and Yudhishthira of the Kuru race, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Bhimasena, the sons of Pandu?
Mbh.4.44.1671 Thy father's courtier is Yudhishthira and thy father's cook Vallava is Bhimasena, the groom of horses is Nakula, and Sahadeva is in the cow-pen.
Mbh.4.50.1929 In what single combat didst thou vanquish Dhananjaya, or Nakula, or Sahadeva, although thou hast robbed them of their wealth?
Mbh.4.71.2747 Which of these is Nakula, and which Sahadeva and where is the celebrated Draupadi?
Mbh.4.71.2752 He who had been the keeper of thy horse is that slayer of foes called Nakula, and this one is Sahadeva, the keeper of thy kine.
Mbh.5.23.1015 Do they remember Nakula, who, O Sanjaya, was sent, under your eye, to conquer the Sivis and the Trigartas, and who brought the western region under my power?
Mbh.5.26.1110 O sire, even Indra would forbear to rob us of our sovereignty as long as Bhima and Arjuna and the heroic Nakula and the patient Sahadeva are alive!
Mbh.5.29.1289 And Sakuni, the king of the Gandhara land, spoke to Yudhishthira at the time of the game of dice the following words by way of a wily trick, Nakula hath been won by me from you, what else have you got?
Mbh.5.48.2685 When he will behold the Dhartarashtra's host consumed like a hamlet full of straw-built huts by fire, or a field of ripe corn by lightning, indeed when he will behold his vast army scattered, its leaders slain, and men running away with their back towards the field afflicted with fear, and all the warriors, humbled to the dust, being scorched by Bhimasena with the fire of his weapons, then will the son of Dhritarashtra repent for this war, When Nakula, that warrior of wonderful feats, that foremost of all car-warriors, dexterously shooting arrows by hundreds, will mangle the car-warriors of Duryodhana, then will the son of Dhritarashtra repent for this war.
Mbh.5.48.2686 Accustomed to enjoy all the comforts and luxuries of life, when Nakula, recollecting that bed of woe on which he had slept for a long time in the woods, will vomit the poison of his wrath like an angry snake, then will the son of Dhritarashtra repent for this war.
Mbh.5.50.2865 That wonderful warrior Nakula, who vanquished the whole of the western world teeming with Mlechchas, is present in the Pandava camp.
Mbh.5.56.3144 And Nakula of Ajamida's race, the son of Madri, is borne, like Indra the slayer of Vritra, by excellent steeds, presented by the great Indra himself, all mighty as the wind and endued with great speed.
Mbh.5.57.3166 And Nakula also, the son of Madravati, hath intended to take as his share the deceitful Uluka and the tribes of the Saraswatas.
Mbh.5.57.3175 Those that have Yudhishthira for their leader, the slayer of Madhu for their protector, the heroic Savyasachin and Vrikodara for their warriors, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna, the son of Prishata, and Satyaki, and Drupada, and Dhrishtaketu with his son, and Uttamaujas, and the unconquerable Yudhamanyu of the Panchalas, and Sikhandin, and Kshatradeva, and Uttara, the son of Virata, and Kasayas, the Chedis, the Matsyas, the Srinjayas, Vabhru the son of Virata, the Panchalas, and the Prabhadrakas, for fighting for them, those, indeed, from whom Indra himself cannot, if they are unwilling, snatch this earth, those heroes, cool and steady, in fight, who can split the very mountains, alas, it is with them that are endued with every virtue and possessed of superhuman prowess that this wicked son of mine, O Sanjaya, desireth to fight, disregarding me even though I am crying myself hoarse'
Mbh.5.80.3869 SECTION LXXX Nakula said, Much hath been said, O Madhava, by king Yudhishthira the just who is conversant with morality and endued with liberality, and thou hast heard what hath been said by Falguni also.
Mbh.5.90.4195 He that is delicate and youthful in years, he that is brave and handsome in person, that son of Pandu who is dear unto his brothers as also unto all, and who, indeed, is their very life though walking with a separate body, he that is conversant with various modes of warfare, he that is endued with great strength and is a mighty bowman, tell me, O Krishna, whether that dear child of mine, Nakula, who was brought up in luxury, is now well in body and mind?
Mbh.5.90.4196 O thou of mighty arms, shall I ever behold again Nakula of mine, that mighty car-warrior, that delicate youth brought up in every luxury and undeserving of woe?
Mbh.5.90.4197 Behold, O hero, I am alive today, even I, who could know peace by losing sight of Nakula for the short space of time taken up by a wink of the eye.
Mbh.5.90.4205 When I remember the forcible dragging of Draupadi to the assembly, then neither Vibhatsu nor Yudhishthira, nor Bhima, nor Nakula, nor Sahadeva, becometh an object of affection to me.
Mbh.5.126.5592 As yet Nakula, and Sahadeva, Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, and Virata, and Sikhandin, and Sisupal's son, accoutred in mail and all well-versed in arms, do not penetrate thy ranks, like huge crocodiles penetrating the deep, and pour their arrowy showers, so let hostility cease.
Mbh.5.138.6185 Obtaining Arjuna now, who is skilled in every weapon, and Bhima of firm resolution, and Gandiva and the couple of inexhaustible quivers, and that car of Arjuna and that banner bearing the device of the ape, and Nakula and Sahadeva, both endued with great might and energy, and Vasudeva also, as his allies, Yudhishthira will not forgive thee.
Mbh.5.140.6279 Then Nakula and Sahadeva, and the five sons of Draupadi, and the Panchalas with that mighty car-warrior Sikhandin, will all proceed behind thee.
Mbh.5.141.6323 He that hath Hrishikesa for his guide, and Dhananjaya and that mighty car-warrior Bhima for his combatants, as also Nakula and Sahadeva, and the sons of Draupadi, is fit, O Madhava, to rule over the whole earth.
Mbh.5.141.6335 The two sons of Madri, Nakula and Sahadeva, of great fame and prowess, will be the slayers of the sacrificial animals; rows of bright cars furnished with standards of variegated hue, will, O Govinda, be stakes for tying the animals, O Janardana, in this sacrifice.
Mbh.5.143.6429 I saw Nakula and Sahadeva and that mighty car-warrior Satyaki, adorned with white bracelets, white cuirasses, white garlands, and white robes.
Mbh.5.151.6770 Vaisampayana continued, After Sahadeva had said this, eloquent Nakula then said these words, He that in years, in knowledge of scriptures, in perseverance, in family and birth, is respectable; he that is endued with modesty, strength, and prosperity; he that is well-versed in all branches of learning; he that studied the science of weapons with the sage Bharadwaja; he, who is irresistible and firmly devoted to truth; he that always challenges Drona and mighty Bhishma; he that belongs to one of the foremost of royal houses; he that is a famous leader of hosts; he that resembles a tree of hundred branches in consequence of sons and grandsons that surround him; that king, who, with his wife, performed, moved by wrath, the austerest of penances for the destruction of Drona; that hero, who is an ornament of assemblies; that bull among monarchs who always cherishes us like a father; that father-in-law of ours, Drupada, should be our generalissimo.
Mbh.5.161.7176 Say, O Uluka, unto Nakula, from me, these words, viz, Fight now, O Bharata, patiently!
Mbh.5.164.7455 Nakula, then, O king, said these words, O Uluka, say unto Dhritarashtra's son, Suyodhana, of Kuru's race that all the words uttered by him have now been heard and their sense understood.
Mbh.5.164.7474 And he also faithfully communicated unto Dhritarashtra's son the words of Vasudeva, of Bhima, of king Yudhishthira the Just, of Nakula and Virata and Drupada, O Bharata and the words of Sahadeva and Dhrishtadyumna and Sikhandin, and the words also that were spoken subsequently by Kesava and Arjuna.
Mbh.5.165.7483 And he pitted Arjuna against the Suta's son Karna, Bhima against Duryodhana, Dhrishtaketu against Salya, Uttamaujas against Gautama's son Kripa, Nakula against Kritavarman, Yuyudhana against the ruler of the Sindhus Jayadratha.
Mbh.5.199.8852 And the son of Pandu ordered that those mighty bowmen, the five sons of Draupadi and Abhimanyu, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and all the Prabhadrakas, and ten thousand horses, and two thousand elephants, and ten thousand foot-soldiers, and five hundred cars, constituting the first irresistible division of his army, should be placed under the command of Bhimasena.
Mbh.6.19.913 And Bhimasena, and Dhrishtadyumna endued with great energy, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and king Dhrishtaketu, became the leaders of that force.
Mbh.6.25.1085 And Kunti's son king Yudhishthira blew the conch called Anantavijaya; while Nakula and Sahadeva, those conches called respectively Sughosa and Manipushpaka
Mbh.6.43.2004 Nakula said, Thou art my eldest brother, O Bharata, beholding thee proceeding in this way, fear troubleth my bosom.
Mbh.6.43.2016 When Dhananjaya, however, is his protector, and Pandu's son Vrikodara, and Nakula, and Sahadeva also, why doth the eldest son of Pandu come hither in fear?
Mbh.6.44.2176 And the five sons of Draupadi, and the mighty car-warrior Saubhadra and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, rushed against those Dhartarashtras, tearing them with whetted shafts like summits of mountains with the impetuous bolts of heaven.
Mbh.6.45.2215 And Dussasana, rushing against that mighty car-warrior Nakula, pierced him with many sharp arrows capable of penetrating into the very vitals.
Mbh.6.45.2217 Thy son, however, then, who can with difficulty be vanquished, slew in that fierce encounter the steeds of Nakula and cut off his standard.
Mbh.6.50.2650 And Nakula and Sahadeva placed themselves on the left wing.
Mbh.6.51.2675 And Kunti's son king Yudhishthira blew the conch called Anantavijaya, while Nakula and Sahadeva those conches called Sughosa and Manipushpaka
Mbh.6.62.3372 Then the sons of Draupadi, and that mighty car-warrior, the son of Subhadra, and Nakula and Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, protecting Bhima's rear, rushed behind him, checking all by scattering their arrowy showers like the very clouds pouring rain on the mountain breast.
Mbh.6.72.3845 And that son of Pandu and Madri, viz, the heroic Nakula capable of wringing tears from the foe, engaged in battle with the excellent car-warriors of the Trigartas.
Mbh.6.75.3963 Drupada, and Dhananjaya the son of Pandu, formed the head of that array, and Sahadeva and that mighty car-warrior Nakula formed its two eyes.
Mbh.6.82.4284 And Nakula and Sahadeva went forth against the king of the Madras.
Mbh.6.84.4430 Then Salya, that mighty car-warrior, smiting effectively in that battle, despatched with four excellent shafts, O king, the four steeds of Nakula to the abode of Yama.
Mbh.6.84.4431 Nakula then, that mighty car-warrior, quickly jumping down from that car whose steeds had been slain, mounted upon the vehicle of his renowned brother.
Mbh.6.87.4565 Then Yudhishthira the son of Pandu, abandoning that car whose steeds had been slain, quickly mounted upon the car of the high-souled Nakula.
Mbh.6.90.4743 Nakula and Sahadeva fell upon the Kaurava cavalry.
Mbh.6.100.5341 Then king Yudhishthira, and that son of Pandu, viz, Bhimasena, and the twin sons of Madri, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva, clad in mail, took up their position in the van of that array and therefore, at the very head of all their troops.
Mbh.6.102.5422 What also did Bhima, that foremost of car-warriors, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Nakula, and Sahadeva and the mighty car-warrior Satyaki, and Dhananjaya, do with my troops in battle?
Mbh.6.102.5425 I will also describe to thee the prowess that Arjuna put forth in battle, and Bhimasena the son of Pandu and Nakula, and Sahadeva, as also the warriors of thy army headed by Bhishma and Drona, all of whom fearlessly achieved wonderful feats of diverse kinds, Alamvusha, uttering loud shouts and repeatedly roaring at Abhimanyu, rushed impetuously against that mighty car-warrior in battle, saying, Wait, Wait, Abhimanyu also, repeatedly roaring like a lion, rushed with at great force at that mighty bowman, viz, the son of Rishyasringa, who was an implacable foe of the former's sire.
Mbh.6.106.5624 Then Suvala's son Sakuni, with hundreds and thousands of horsemen having bright spears and swords and lances in hand, and who formed a proud, well-dressed, and strong body bearing standards, and who were mingled with excellent foot-soldiers that were all well-trained and skilled in battle began to cheek Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Yudhishthira the son of Pandu, surrounding those foremost of men on all sides.
Mbh.6.106.5645 And Nakula and Sahadeva struck him with seven straight shafts.
Mbh.6.107.5653 And having pierced Nakula with three shafts, he pierced Sahadeva with seven.
Mbh.6.107.5656 Him Nakula pierced in return with twelve shafts, and Satyaki with three.
Mbh.6.109.5932 And Nakula and Sahadeva, and the mighty car-warrior Satyaki, approaching thy army, began to afflict it with great vigour.
Mbh.6.111.6023 And Nakula, Sahadeva, and the valiant king Yudhishthira also, and all the rest of the warriors, O monarch, rushed against Bhishma.
Mbh.6.111.6028 Similarly Vikarna, desirous of protecting Bhishma's life, resisted the brave Nakula who was scattering innumerable arrows around.
Mbh.6.112.6112 That scorcher of foes, viz, Vikarna, desirous of saving the grandsire Bhishma, excited with rage in that battle, pierced Nakula with sixty arrows.
Mbh.6.112.6113 Nakula also, deeply pierced by thy intelligent son, pierced Vikarna in return with seven and seventy shafts.
Mbh.6.119.6534 Then the king of the Panchalas the valiant Dhrishtaketu, Bhimasena the son of Pandu, Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, Chekitana, and the five Kaikaya brothers, and the mighty-armed Satyaki and Subhadra's son, and Ghatotkacha, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Sikhandin, and the valiant Kuntibhoja, and Susarman, and Virata, these and many other powerful warriors of the Pandava army, afflicted by the shafts of Bhishma, seemed to sink in an ocean of grief, Phalguni, however, rescued them all.
Mbh.6.123.6843 As long as Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Bhimasena, the sons of Pandu, do not, O monarch, exterminate thy army, it seems to me that friendly relations should be restored between thee and the heroic Pandavas!
Mbh.7.8.264 And the Kekaya princes, and Bhimasena, and Subhadra's son and Ghatotkacha and Yudhishthira, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the ruler of the Matsyas, and the son of Drupada, and the five sons of Draupadi, all filled with joy, and Dhrishtaketu, and Satyaki, and the wrathful Chitrasena, and the mighty car-warrior, Yuyutsu, and many other kings, O monarch, who followed the sons of Pandu, all achieved diverse feats in keeping with their lineage and prowess.
Mbh.7.10.372 Delicate, young, and brave, and of a very handsome countenance, that son of Pandu who is gifted with intelligence and skill and wisdom and whose prowess incapable of being baffled in battle, when Nakula with loud noise and afflicting all hostile warriors, rushed at Drona, what heroes of my army surrounded him?
Mbh.7.14.590 The heroic Salya, laughing the while, pierced, as if in dalliance, his own dear nephew, Nakula.
Mbh.7.14.592 The valiant Nakula, however, cutting off his uncle's steeds and umbrella and standard and charioteer and bow in that battle, blew his conch.
Mbh.7.14.656 Then Virata and Drupada, and Dhristaketu, and Yudhishthira, and Satyaki, and Kekaya, and Bhima, and Dhrishtadyumna, and Sikhandin, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the five sons of Draupadi, all exclaimed, Excellent!
Mbh.7.16.730 And piercing Sikhandin with twelve arrows, and Uttamaujas with twenty, and Nakula with five, and Sahadeva with seven, and Yudhishthira with twelve, and each of the five sons of Draupadi with three, and Satyaki with five, and the ruler of Matsyas with ten arrows, and agitating the entire host in that battle, he rushed against one after another of the foremost warriors of the Pandavas.
Mbh.7.23.1087 Beautiful steeds of the Kamvoja breed, decked with the feathers of the green parrot, bearing Nakula, quickly ran towards thy army.
Mbh.7.23.1169 For terrifying the foe, we beheld that tall and fierce standard of Nakula, placed on his car bearing the device of a Sarabha with its back made of gold.
Mbh.7.23.1177 The Vaishnava bow was held by Nakula, and the bow called Aswina was held by Sahadeva.
Mbh.7.23.1190 Then the heir of Nakula, with three broad-headed shafts of great sharpness, deprived Bhutakarman of both his arms and head in that battle.
Mbh.7.30.1630 Then Dhrishtadyumna, and Bhima and Subhadra's son, and Arjuna himself, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, began to protect Satyaki in that battle.
Mbh.7.32.1689 Reverence for superiors, keeping counsels, humility, self-restraint, beauty of person, and bravery, these six, are ever present in Nakula.
Mbh.7.32.1693 In humility, he was equal to Sahadeva and Nakula'
Mbh.7.33.1720 and Arjuna's son Abhimanyu, and Kshatradharman, and the valiant Vrihatkshatra, and Dhrishtaketu, the ruler of the Chedis, and the twin sons of Madri, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva, and Ghatotkacha, and the powerful Yudhamanyu and the unvanquished Sikhandin, and the irresistible Uttamaujas and the mighty car-warrior Virata, and the five sons of Draupadi, these all excited with wrath, and the valiant son of Sisupala, and the Kaikeyas of mighty energy, and the Srinjayas by thousands, these and others, accomplished in weapons and difficult of being resisted in battle, suddenly rushed, at the head of their respective followers, against Bharadwaja's son, from a desire of battle.
Mbh.7.37.1886 Seeing that warrior of great proficiency in battle, Bharadwaja's son of great wisdom, with eyes expanded in joy, quickly came towards Kripa, and addressing him said, as if crushing by that speech of his the very vitals of thy son, O Bharata, the following words, Yonder cometh the youthful son of Subhadra at the head of the Parthas, delighting all his friends, and king Yudhishthira, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Bhimasena, the son of Pandu, and all his kinsmen, and relatives by marriage, and all who are watching the battle as spectators without taking any part in it.
Mbh.7.40.1979 Sanjaya said, Yudhishthira and Bhimasena, and Sikhandin and Satyaki, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna and Virata, and Drupada, and Kekaya, and Dhristaketu, all filled with wrath, and the Matsya warrior, rushed to battle.
Mbh.7.81.3577 Commanded by the king, the man introduced that concourse of heroes, consisting of Virata and Bhimasena and Dhrishtadyumna and Satyaki, and Dhrishtaketu, the ruler of the Chedis, and the mighty car-warriors, Drupada, and Sikhandin, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and Chekitana, and the ruler of the Kalikayas, and Yuyutsu, of Kuru's race, and Uttamaujas of the Panchalas, and Yudhamanyu, and Suvahu, and the five sons of Draupadi.
Mbh.7.83.3694 There where Vrikodara and Arjuna are, and the Vrishni hero, Satyaki, and Uttamaujas of the Panchalas, and the invincible Yudhamanyu, and the irrepressible Dhrishtadyumna, and the unvanquished Sikhandin, the Asmakas, the Kekayas, and Kshatradharman of the Somakas, the ruler of the Chedis, and Chekitana, and Vibhu, the son of the ruler of the Kasi, the sons of Draupadi, and Virata and the mighty car-warrior Drupada, and those tigers among men viz, the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the stayer of Madhu to offer counsel, who is there in this world that would fight these, expecting to live?
Mbh.7.95.4394 Then king Yudhishthira and Bhimasena, the son of Pandu, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, desirous of protecting Satyaki, and the Matsyas, and the Salweya troops, speedily proceeded towards Drona.
Mbh.7.103.4777 Thy son Vikarna, O lord, endued with great prowess, proceeded against the rushing Nakula of great prowess, that warrior accomplished in battle.
Mbh.7.104.4848 Nakula, O king, in a moment vanquished thy son Vikarna of large eyes.
Mbh.7.105.4864 Then that crusher of foes, Satanika, the son of Nakula, piercing Somadatta's son, that bull among men, with a couple of arrows, uttered in joy a loud roar.
Mbh.7.105.4870 The son of Yudhishthira then, cutting off Saumadatti's standard, felled it en the earth, while the son of Nakula felled the enemy's charioteer from his niche in the car.
Mbh.7.106.4932 Then drawing his terrible bow whose twang resembled the thunder of Indra, he pierced the son of the Wind-god with five and twenty shafts, and Bhimasena's son with five, and Yudhishthira with three, and Sahadeva with seven, and Nakula with three and seventy, and each of the five sons of Draupadi with five shafts, and uttered a loud roar.
Mbh.7.106.4935 And Nakula pierced him with three shafts.
Mbh.7.108.5151 The five Kekaya brothers, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Virata, and Drupada, and the mighty car-warrior Sikhandin and Dhrishtaketu of great strength, and Kuntibhoja, O sire, Nakula, and Sahadeva, and the Panchalas, and the Srinjayas, all these, O sire, will without doubt, very carefully protect me.
Mbh.7.111.5419 Then Sahadeva pierced the son of Hridika with twenty shafts, and Yudhishthira the just pierced him with five and Nakula pierced him with a hundred.
Mbh.7.119.5827 What, however, O Kaurava, wilt thou do when thou wilt see the wielder of Gandiva in battle, or Bhimasena, or the twins Nakula and Sahadeva?
Mbh.7.121.5940 Then Bhimasena and Dhrishtadyumna, O sire, and Nakula and Sahadeva and king Yudhishthira the Just, loudly shouted, Come, Strike, Rush!
Mbh.7.140.7085 Then Arjuna said, O eldest brother of Sala, equal to what I bear to king Yudhishthira the Just, or Bhima, that foremost of all mighty persons, or Nakula, or Sahadeva, is the love I bear to thee.
Mbh.7.151.7895 Similarly, the intelligent Nakula, and the invincible Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna with his own division, and Virata, and the ruler of the Salwas, with a large force, proceeded against Drona in battle.
Mbh.7.152.7992 Then the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and Drupada and Virata, and the Kaikeyas, and Yudhishthira also, felt great joy.
Mbh.7.153.8033 And he pierced Bhimasena with nine arrows and Nakula with five, and Sahadeva with eight, and Sikhandin with a hundred.
Mbh.7.155.8338 Dhrishtadyumna, and Sikhandin and Janamejaya, the son of Durmuksha and Chandrasen, and Madrasen, and Kritavarman, Dhruva, and Dhara and Vasuchandra, and Sutejana, the sons of Drupada, and Drupada himself, conversant with high and mighty weapons, and the king of the Matsyas also, with his younger brothers, all resolutely struggling for their sake, and Gajanika, and Virabhadra, and Sudarsana, and Srutadhwaja, and Valanika, and Jayanika, and Jayaprya, and Vijaya and Labhalaksha, and Jayaswa, and Kamaratha, and the handsome brothers of Virata, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the five sons of Draupadi, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, are all fighting for the Pandavas.
Mbh.7.162.8765 Sakuni, the son of Suvala, O king, proceeding quickly, resisted that foremost of warriors, viz, Nakula, who was conversant with every kind of battle.
Mbh.7.166.8930 Then the son of Nakula with many straight shafts cut Chitrasena's armour from off his body.
Mbh.7.166.8935 Then Chitrasena, that mighty car-warrior amongst the Bharata's, quickly pierced the son of Nakula with many straight arrows.
Mbh.7.166.8937 The illustrious Chitrasena, endued with great strength, jumping down from that car, afflicted the son of Nakula with five and twenty arrows.
Mbh.7.167.8977 SECTION CLXIX Sanjaya said, Against Nakula who was engaged in smiting thy host, Suvala's son Sakuni in wrath, rushed with great impetuosity and addressing him, said, Wait!
Mbh.7.167.8980 Suvala's son in that encounter displayed the same measure of skill that Nakula displayed, O king, in shooting showers of arrows.
Mbh.7.167.8986 Deeply pierced by that great bowman, viz, thy brother-in-law, Nakula sat down on the terrace of his car and swooned away.
Mbh.7.167.8988 Recovering consciousness, Nakula, the son of Pandu, once more rushed against Suvala's son, like the Destroyer himself of wide-open mouth.
Mbh.7.167.8992 Piercing next Sakuni's thigh with keen, sharp, and well-tempered shafts, Nakula, the son of Pandu, caused him to fall down on the terrace of his car, clasping his flag-staff, like an amorous man clasping his mistress.
Mbh.7.167.8995 Having vanquished his foes, Nakula, that scorcher of foes, addressing his driver, said, Beat me to the host commanded by Drona'
Mbh.7.168.9103 O uncle, slay those great bowmen, viz, the two Krishnas, and Yudhishtira, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Bhima, the son of Pandu My hope of victory resteth on thee, like that of the gods on their chief Indra.
Mbh.7.169.9162 Then Dhrishtadyumna and Sikhandin blew their large conchs, as also the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and Vrikodara, the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.175.9538 Let Nakula and Sahadeva and the valiant Yuyudhana, O son of Pandu, at thy command, slay the other Rakshasas!
Mbh.7.176.9560 Meanwhile, the mighty car-warrior Yuyudhana, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, pierced with keen shafts the warriors of Alayudha, those terrible-looking and heroic Rakshasas, armed with bows.
Mbh.7.176.9564 Then those warriors also, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva and the mighty car-warrior, Satyaki, having slain the Rakshasas, proceeded to that place where the Suta's son was.
Mbh.7.182.9938 Let Nakula and Sahadeva and the sons of Draupadi and the Prabhadrakas, and Drupada and Virata with their sons and brothers, and Satyaki and the Kaikeyas and the Pandavas and Dhananjaya, rush with speed against Bharadwaja's son, from desire of slaying him.
Mbh.7.185.10174 Then Duryodhana, Karna, Drona and Duhsasana, these four Kauravas warriors engaged in battle with four of the Pandava warriors, Duryodhana and his brothers, encountered the twins Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.7.185.10182 Then there occured an encounter between Duryodhana, filled with wrath and desire of revenge, and Nakula filled with the same feelings.
Mbh.7.185.10185 Placed on the right by his cousin-brother in wrath, thy son king Duryodhana, filled with rage, began, in battle, to wonderfully counteract Nakula from that very side.
Mbh.7.185.10186 Thereupon, Nakula, endued with great energy and acquainted with the diverse course in which a car may be conducted, began to resist thy son who was engaged in counteracting him from his right.
Mbh.7.185.10187 Duryodhana, however, afflicting Nakula with showers of shafts and resisting him on every side, caused him to turn back.
Mbh.7.185.10189 Then Nakula, addressing thy son, said, Wait, Wait, recollecting all his woes caused by thy evil counsels
Mbh.7.186.10220 When his car was thus injured, Bhima, that chastiser of foes, quickly jumped into the car of Nakula like a lion jumping down upon a mountain summit'
Mbh.7.187.10265 Those bulls among men, however, viz, the twins, Nakula and Sahadeva following in the wake of Dhrishtadyumna who was thus proceeding like a blazing fire towards Drona, began to protect him.
Mbh.7.187.10273 Then Dhrishtadyumna, exceedingly quick in the use of weapons, beholding those brave and mighty car warriors of thy army checked by the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, proceeded towards Drona.
Mbh.7.187.10332 They were Bhimasena and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.7.193.10709 Neither Vibhatsu, nor Janardana, nor Bhimasena, nor Nakula, nor Sahadeva, nor king Yudhishthira, nor Prishata's wicked-souled son Dhrishtadyumna, nor Sikhandin, nor Satyaki, O Kauravya, knoweth that weapon which I have, along with the mantras, for hurting and withdrawing it.
Mbh.8.5.128 Bhagadatta's son, O king who was possessed of great wisdom and great strength, hath been slain by Nakula who always careers in battle with the activity of the hawk.
Mbh.8.11.442 Nakula and Sahadeva were at the rear of king Yudhishthira the just.
Mbh.8.13.505 While the army was being thus destroyed by the Suta's son, Nakula rushed with speed against that mighty car-warrior.
Mbh.8.22.922 Then Nakula and Sahadeva, and the sons of Draupadi, and the Prabhadrakas, and Satyaki, and Shikhandi, and Chekitana endued with great energy, all those heroes, drenched those elephants from every side with their weapons, like the clouds drenching the hills with their showers.
Mbh.8.22.930 Nakula, however, causing Sahadeva to desist, himself afflicted the ruler of the Angas with three long shafts, each resembling the rod of Yama, and his foe's elephant with a hundred arrows.
Mbh.8.22.931 Then the ruler of the Angas hurled at Nakula eight hundred lances bright as the rays of the Sun.
Mbh.8.22.932 Each of these Nakula cut off into three fragments.
Mbh.8.22.935 Upon the fall of the prince of the Angas who was well-skilled in elephant-lore, the elephant-men of the Angas, filled with rage, proceeded with speed against Nakula, on their elephants decked with banners that waved in the air, possessing excellent mouths, adorned with housings of gold, and looking like blazing mountains, from desire of crushing him to pieces.
Mbh.8.22.936 And many Mekalas and Utkalas, and Kalingas, and Nishadas, and Tamraliptakas, also advanced against Nakula, showering their shafts and lances, desirous of slaying him.
Mbh.8.22.937 Then the Pandus, the Pancalas, and the Somakas, filled with rage, rushed with speed for the rescue of Nakula shrouded by those warriors like the Sun by the clouds.
Mbh.8.22.941 And Nakula also, that delighter of his race, bending his excellent bow with great vigour, with many straight shafts, slew many elephants.
Mbh.8.24.969 SECTION Sanjaya said, While Nakula was employed in destroying and routing the Kaurava divisions in battle with great force, Vikartana's son Karna, filled with rage, checked him, O king.
Mbh.8.24.970 Then Nakula smiling the while, addressed Karna, and said, After a long time, through the favour of the gods, I am seen by thee, and thou also, O wretch, dost become the object of my sight.
Mbh.8.24.974 Thus addressed by Nakula, the Suta's son said unto him the following words befitting a prince and a bowman in particular, Strike me, O hero.
Mbh.8.24.981 Then Nakula, O Bharata, thus pierced by the Suta's son, pierced the latter in return with eighty shafts resembling snakes of virulent poison.
Mbh.8.24.984 Then Nakula, taking up another formidable bow whose back was decked with gold, pierced Karna with twenty arrows and his driver with three.
Mbh.8.24.985 Then, O monarch, that slayer of hostile heroes, viz, Nakula, filled with rage, cut off Karna's bow with a razor-headed shaft of great keenness.
Mbh.8.24.988 Then Vikartana's son Karna taking up another bow, struck Nakula with five arrows in the shoulder-joint.
Mbh.8.24.990 Then Nakula piercing Karna with seven shafts, once more, O sire, cut off one of the horns of Karna's bow.
Mbh.8.24.991 Then Karna, taking up in that battle a tougher bow, filled the welkin on every side of Nakula with his arrows.
Mbh.8.24.992 The mighty car-warrior, Nakula, however, thus suddenly shrouded with the arrows shot from Karna's bow quickly cut off all those shafts with shafts of his own.
Mbh.8.24.999 Similarly, thy warriors, struck with the shafts of Nakula, dispersed on all sides, O king, like clouds tossed by the wind.
Mbh.8.24.1001 When both the armies were driven off by means of the shafts of Karna and Nakula, those two high-souled warriors began to pierce each other with showers of shafts.
Mbh.8.24.1003 The shafts shot by Nakula, dressed with Kanka and peacock feathers, shrouding the Suta's son, seemed to stay in the welkin.
Mbh.8.24.1011 Then Karna, O monarch, cutting off the bow of the high-souled Nakula, felled the latter's driver from the car-niche with the greatest ease.
Mbh.8.24.1012 With four keen shafts, next, he quickly despatched the four steeds of Nakula, O Bharata, to the abode of Yama.
Mbh.8.24.1014 Then Nakula, steedless and carless and armourless, O monarch, quickly alighting from his car, stood, armed with a spiked bludgeon.
Mbh.8.24.1018 Thus struck in that battle by that mighty warrior accomplished in weapons, Nakula, O king, fled away precipitately in great affliction.
Mbh.8.24.1019 Laughing repeatedly, the son of Radha pursued him and placed his stringed bow, O Bharata, around the neck of the retreating Nakula.
Mbh.8.24.1028 Acquainted with morality as the brave Karna was, he did not then slay Nakula who was already within the jaws of death.
Mbh.8.24.1029 Recollecting the words of Kunti, O king, Karna let Nakula go.
Mbh.8.24.1032 Meanwhile Karna, having vanquished Nakula, quickly proceeded against the Pancalas, riding on that car of his which bore many gorgeous pennons and whose steeds were as white as the Moon.
Mbh.8.46.2537 Yudhishthira said, With that view, do thou proceed against the son of Radha, and let Bhimasena proceed against Suyodhana, Nakula against Virshasena, Sahadeva against the son of Subala, Satanika against Duhshasana, that bull amongst the Sinis, viz, Satyaki, against the son of Hridika, and Pandya against the son of Drona.
Mbh.8.46.2598 There stand those two tigers among men, the twin Ashvinis, the two uterine brothers Nakula and Sahadeva, both invincible in battle.
Mbh.8.48.2650 Then Dhrishtadyumna, Satyaki, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Vrikodara, Janamejaya, and Shikhandi, and many foremost warriors among the Prabhadrakas, and many amongst the Cedis, the Kaikayas, and the Pancalas, the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the Matsyas, all clad in mail, rushed fiercely upon Radha's son, skilled in smiting, from desire of slaying him.
Mbh.8.48.2667 Then Sushena taking up an excellent bow capable of bearing a great strain, pierced Nakula with five arrows in the arms and the chest.
Mbh.8.48.2668 Nakula, then piercing his antagonist with twenty strong shafts capable of bearing a great strain, uttered a loud roar and inspired Karna with fright.
Mbh.8.48.2669 The mighty car-warrior Sushena, however, O king, piercing Nakula with ten shafts, quickly cut off the latter's bow with a razor-headed arrow.
Mbh.8.48.2670 Then Nakula, insensate with rage, took up another bow, and resisted Sushena in that battle with nine shafts.
Mbh.8.48.2672 Sushena also, deprived of his senses in rage, took up another bow and pierced Nakula with sixty arrows and Sahadeva with seven.
Mbh.8.48.2680 The mighty car-warrior Vrishasena then, riding on another vehicle, pierced the five sons of Draupadi with seventy and Yuyudhana with five, and Bhimasena with four and sixty, and Sahadeva with five, and Nakula with thirty, and Satanika with seven arrows, and Shikhandi with ten, and king Yudhishthira with a hundred.
Mbh.8.48.2687 And Nakula pierced him with thirty arrows, and Satanika with seven.
Mbh.8.49.2739 Satyaki and Chekitana and Yuyutsu and Shikhandi and the sons of Draupadi and the Prabhadrakas, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva and Bhimasena and Shishupala and the Karushas, Matsyas, the Suras, the Kaikayas, the Kasis and the Kosalas, all these brave heroes, endued with great activity, assailed Vasusena.
Mbh.8.54.3062 Thy son Duryodhana, shooting a shower of arrows, received and checked Nakula and Sahadeva, those two great car-warriors endued with celerity.
Mbh.8.56.3148 Then Duryodhana, O chief of the Bharatas, filled with rage, pierced Nakula and his four steeds with nine arrows.
Mbh.8.56.3150 Filled with wrath, Nakula then, O king, struck thy son with three and seventy arrows in that battle, and Sahadeva struck him with five.
Mbh.8.56.3204 And Shikhandi, and Sahadeva, and Nakula, and Nakula's son, and Janamejaya, and the grandson of Sini, and innumerable Prabhadrakas, all endued with immeasurable energy, advancing with Dhrishtadyumna in their van, looked magnificent as they struck Karna with shafts and diverse weapons.
Mbh.8.61.3557 Nakula proceeded against Vrishasena, while Yudhishthira against Citrasena.
Mbh.8.61.3583 Vrishasena, staying by the side of his father, having pierced Nakula with five arrows made wholly of iron, pierced him once again with three other arrows.
Mbh.8.61.3584 The heroic Nakula then, as if smiling, deeply pierced Vrishasena in the chest with a cloth-yard shaft of great keenness.
Mbh.8.61.3588 After Karna had gone away, Nakula proceeded against the Kauravas.
Mbh.8.61.3589 Karna's son also, avoiding Nakula, proceeded quickly, O sire, to where his father, the son of Radha, was for protecting his car-wheel.
Mbh.8.62.3636 Indeed, Nakula and Sahadeva and Dhrishtadyumna, the son of Prishata, surrounded by a full Akshauhini of troops, thus proceeded towards Yudhishthira.
Mbh.8.63.3668 Breaking that car-force into many parts by means of his arrows, Karna, singly and riding on that same car of his, pursued Yudhishthira, who then, exceedingly mangled with arrows and almost insensible, was proceeding slowly for reaching the Pandava encampment with Nakula and Sahadeva on his two sides.
Mbh.8.63.3672 Then Nakula and Sahadeva, both shooting showers of shafts with great care, covered the son of Radha therewith.
Mbh.8.63.3676 Similarly, the valiant Karna, having slain the steeds of Nakula, cut off the car shafts and bow of that intelligent son of Madri.
Mbh.8.63.3706 Riding another car, Nakula, that bull among car-warriors, and Sahadeva of great energy, those two brothers, those two crushers of foes, both endued with great might, then proceeded towards Bhima, borne by steeds of the utmost fleetness.
Mbh.8.66.3832 I was also made steedless and carless by him in the very sight of Yuyudhana, of Dhrishtadyumna, of the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, of the heroic Shikhandi, as also in the very sight of the sons of Draupadi, and all the Pancalas!
Mbh.8.73.4457 Know, O Partha, that is prevailing over the Pancalas, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Dhrishtadyumna and Shikhandi, and the sons of Dhrishtadyumna, and Satanika, the son of Nakula, and Nakula himself, and Sahadeva, and Durmukha, and Janamejaya, and Sudharman, and Satyaki!
Mbh.8.75.4552 The youthful Satanika, the son of Nakula, rushed against the youthful Vrishasena, the son of Karna, shooting showers of shafts.
Mbh.8.75.4554 Conversant with all modes of warfare, Madri's son Nakula, that bull among car-warriors, assailed Kritavarma.
Mbh.8.78.4735 Indeed, Shikhandi, and Bhima, and Dhrishtadyumna, the son of Prishata, and Nakula, and Sahadeva, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Satyaki, surrounded the son of Radha, pouring showers of arrows upon him, from desire of despatching him to the other world.
Mbh.8.78.4737 Shikhandi struck him with five and twenty shafts, and Dhrishtadyumna struck him with seven, and the sons of Draupadi with four and sixty, and Sahadeva with seven, and Nakula with a hundred, in that battle.
Mbh.8.79.4811 Learning that king Yudhishthira the just hath been exceedingly mangled and made carless by thee, and seeing the plight of Shikhandi, and Satyaki, and Dhrishtadyumna, the son of Prishata, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Yudhamanyu, and Uttamauja, and the brothers, Nakula and Sahadeva, that scorcher of foes, Partha, advanceth impetuously on a single car against thee.
Mbh.8.83.5088 Upon the fall of his brother Citrasena, Karna, filled with wrath and displaying his prowess, put the Pandava host to flight, at which Nakula rushed against that warrior of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.8.84.5120 That foremost of heroes, Nakula, filled with wrath, rushed at that enemy of theirs, Karna's son, striking him with arrows, like the victorious Maghavat with joyous heart rushing against the Asura Jambha.
Mbh.8.84.5121 Then the brave Nakula, with a razor-headed shaft, cut off his enemy's standard decked with gems.
Mbh.8.84.5123 Possessed of mighty weapons, Karna's son then, desirous of showing his regard for Duhshasana, quickly took up another bow, and pierced Nakula, the son of Pandu with many mighty celestial weapons.
Mbh.8.84.5124 The high-souled Nakula, then, filled with rage, pierced his antagonist with shafts that resembled large blazing brands.
Mbh.8.84.5125 At this Karna's son also, accomplished in weapons, showered celestial weapon upon Nakula.
Mbh.8.84.5127 Indeed, O king, Karna's son then slew with his excellent weapons the beautiful steeds of the delicate Nakula, that were of the Vanayu breed, white in hue, and decked with trappings of gold.
Mbh.8.84.5128 Alighting then from his steedless vehicle, and taking up a bright shield decked with golden moons, and armed also with a sword that was blue as the sky, Nakula, frequently jumping up, careered there like a bird.
Mbh.8.84.5131 well-trained heroes, delighting in battle, hailing from diverse realms, well-paid, of sure aim, and their limbs smeared with excellent sandal-paste, were quickly cut off by the single-handed Nakula inspired with desire of victory.
Mbh.8.84.5132 Then Karna's son, suddenly advancing with great speed against the rushing Nakula in that battle pierced him from every side with many keen arrows from desire of slaying him.
Mbh.8.84.5133 Thus struck with shafts by Vrishasena, Nakula struck his brave antagonist in return.
Mbh.8.84.5135 Protected, however, in that dreadful battle, by his brother Bhima, the high-souled Nakula achieved such terrible feats on that occasion.
Mbh.8.84.5136 Filled with rage, the son of Karna then pierced with eighteen shafts the heroic Nakula who seemed to sport in that battle, while employed, unaided, in destroying the foremost of men and steeds and elephants.
Mbh.8.84.5137 Deeply pierced by Vrishasena in that battle, O king, Pandu's son Nakula, that foremost of men, endued with great activity, became filled with rage and rushed in that encounter against the son of Karna from desire of slaying him.
Mbh.8.84.5138 Then Vrishasena poured showers of keen shafts upon Nakula of great energy as the latter precipitately advanced against him in that battle like a hawk with outstretched wings from desire of meat.
Mbh.8.84.5139 Baffling, however, his antagonist's showers of shafts, Nakula careered in diverse beautiful motions.
Mbh.8.84.5140 Then Karna's son, O king, in that dreadful battle, cut off, with his mighty shafts, the shield, decked with a stars, of Nakula, while he was careering with great activity in those beautiful motions.
Mbh.8.84.5141 Without losing a moment, that resister of foes, Vrishasena, with half a dozen sharp razor-headed shafts, then cut off that naked sword of Nakula, polished and keen-edged, made of steel, capable of bearing a great strain and of destroying the bodies of all foes, and terrible and fierce as the poison of the snake, while he was whirling it rapidly.
Mbh.8.84.5143 Having achieved those feats in battle that were applauded by all noble persons and that could not be achieved by other men, the high-souled Nakula of great activity, afflicted with those shafts, proceeded to the car, O king, of Bhimasena.
Mbh.8.84.5146 After the destruction of that car belonging to the son of Pandu Nakula, and after his sword also had been speedily cut off with Vrishasena's shafts; many other foremost of Kuru heroes, uniting together, approached the Pandava brothers, and began to strike them with showers of shafts.
Mbh.8.84.5148 The son of the Wind-god then, addressing Phalguna, said, Behold, Nakula here is being afflicted.
Mbh.8.84.5152 Beholding that hero arrived near, Nakula addressed him, saying, Do thou speedily slay this one
Mbh.8.84.5153 Thus addressed in that battle by his brother, Nakula, standing before him, the diadem-decked Arjuna, that formidable hero, precipitately caused his ape-bannered vehicle, guided by Keshava himself, to be driven towards Vrishasena
Mbh.8.85.5154 SECTION Sanjaya said, Learning that Nakula had been deprived of his car, afflicted with arrows and mangled with the weapons of Karna's son, and that he had his shafts, bow, and sword cut off, these eleven formidable resisters of all foes, the five heroic sons of Drupada, the grandson of Sini forming the sixth, and the five sons of Draupadi quickly proceeded on their loud-sounding cars drawn by bounding steeds, with banners waving in the air, and guided by accomplished drivers.
Mbh.8.85.5185 Then a Kulinda warrior on the Kaurava side, smiling the while, pierced Satanika, the son of Nakula, with many whetted arrows.
Mbh.8.85.5188 And he pierced Bhima with three arrows and Nakula with seven and Janardana with a dozen.
Mbh.8.85.5191 The diadem-decked Arjuna then, that slayer of hostile heroes, seeing Madri's son Nakula, that foremost of men, deprived of his steeds in the midst of all, and beholding Janardana mangled with arrows, rushed in that battle against Vrishasena who was then staying in front of the Suta's son Karna.
Mbh.8.93.5951 The twins Nakula and Sahadeva of great fame, and Satyaki, having pursued with great speed the king of the Gandharvas who was possessed of lightness of hands in the use of weapons, re-appeared amid the Pandava ranks.
Mbh.8.96.6145 Nakula, and Sahadeva, and Vrikodara the son of Pandu, and Satyaki, O king, that foremost of car-warriors among the Vrishnis, and Dhrishtadyumna, and Shikhandi, and others among the Pandus, the Pancalas, and the Srinjayas, worshipped the son of Kunti at the slaughter of the Suta's son.
Mbh.9.10.572 The invincible Nakula encountered Chitrasena.
Mbh.9.10.578 Fearlessly then the son of Karna struck the bowless Nakula at the forehead with three shafts equipped with wings of gold and whetted on stone.
Mbh.9.10.581 With those three arrows sped from the arms of his foe sticking to his fore-head, Nakula, O king, looked beautiful like a mountain with three crests.
Mbh.9.10.582 Deprived of his bow and his cars, the brave Nakula, taking up a sword, jumped down from his vehicle like a lion from a mountain-summit.
Mbh.9.10.584 Possessed of active prowess, Nakula received that arrowy shower on his shield.
Mbh.9.10.591 Both of them poured their keen shafts upon the mighty car-warrior Nakula.
Mbh.9.10.595 Then Nakula, laughing, smote the four steeds of Satyasena with four whetted and keen shafts in that encounter.
Mbh.9.10.600 Then Nakula, insensate with rage, took up another bow and pierced Sushena with five arrows and struck his standard with one.
Mbh.9.10.603 Baffling those arrows, Nakula, that slayer of hostile heroes, pierced each of his antagonists with a couple of shafts.
Mbh.9.10.607 The Atiratha Nakula, however, staying on his car, took up a dart equipped with a golden handle and a very keen point, and steeped in oil and exceedingly bright.
Mbh.9.10.612 Beholding his brother slain, Sushena, insensate with rage, suddenly made Nakula carless in that battle.
Mbh.9.10.614 Seeing Nakula carless, the mighty car-warrior Sutasoma, the son of Draupadi, rushed to that spot for rescuing his sire in battle.
Mbh.9.10.615 Mounting then upon the car of Sutasoma, Nakula, that hero of Bharata's race, looked beautiful like a lion upon a mountain.
Mbh.9.10.619 At this, the impetuous Nakula, O monarch, that slayer of hostile heroes, covered all the points of the compass with arrows.
Mbh.9.10.620 Then taking up a sharp shaft endued with great energy and equipped with a semi-circular head, Nakula sped it with great force at Karna's son in that battle.
Mbh.9.10.623 Thus slain by the illustrious Nakula, Karna's son fell down like a lofty tree on the bank of a river thrown down by the current of the stream.
Mbh.9.10.624 Beholding the slaughter of Karna's sons and the prowess of Nakula, thy army, O bull of Bharata's race, fled away in fear.
Mbh.9.11.672 Then Vrikodara, filled with wrath, pierced Shalya with seven arrows, and Sahadeva pierced him with five, and Nakula with ten.
Mbh.9.13.775 Nakula pierced him with five arrows, and Sahadeva with seven; the latter then once more pierced him with as many.
Mbh.9.13.776 The heroic ruler of the Madras, struggling carefully in that battle, thus afflicted by those mighty car-warriors, drew a formidable bow capable of bearing a great strain and of imparting great force to the shafts sped from it, and pierced Satyaki, O sire, with five and twenty shafts and Bhima with three and seventy and Nakula with seven.
Mbh.9.13.789 Bhimasena sped at him a cloth-yard shaft that looked like a blazing snake; Nakula hurled at him a dart, Sahadeva an excellent mace, and the son of Dharma a Sataghni impelled by the desire of despatching him.
Mbh.9.13.793 He then resisted with clouds of shafts the terrible dart, equipped with a golden handle, that Nakula had sped at him and the mace also that Sahadeva had thrown.
Mbh.9.13.801 Nakula and Sahadeva and Satyaki of great might, encompassing Shalya, shot their arrows at him from every side.
Mbh.9.15.871 With patience and great strength, O monarch, the king of the Madras at the same time fought with the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, each of whom resembled the Destroyer himself in prowess.
Mbh.9.15.873 Then the heroic Nakula, the son of Madri, seeing king Yudhishthira the just greatly afflicted, rushed with speed against his maternal uncle.
Mbh.9.15.874 Shrouding Shalya in that battle with many arrows, Nakula, that slayer of hostile heroes, smiling the while, pierced him in the centre of the chest with ten arrows, made entirely of iron, polished by the hands of the smith, equipped with wings of gold, whetted on stone, and propelled from his bow with great force.
Mbh.9.15.879 Then the ruler of the Madras, O sire, cut off, with a razor-headed arrow, the bow with arrow fixed on it of the high-souled Nakula.
Mbh.9.16.909 Nakula cast his glances on the ruler of the Madras from one of his flanks.
Mbh.9.21.1328 And he pierced Nakula with four and sixty, and Dhrishtadyumna with five, and the sons of Draupadi with seven, and Satyaki with three arrows.
Mbh.9.21.1331 The great bowman Nakula, possessed of courage, then pierced the king with nine terrible arrows and uttered a loud roar.
Mbh.9.21.1352 Uluka of immeasurable soul rushed against the mighty bowman Nakula, in that battle, shooting showers of arrows from every side.
Mbh.9.21.1353 The heroic Nakula, however, in that battle, resisted the son of Shakuni with a thick shower of arrows from every side.
Mbh.9.23.1579 The Pancala prince Dhrishtadyumna, and the great car-warrior Shikhandi, and Satanika, the son of Nakula, fought with the car-force of the enemy.
Mbh.9.25.1675 Both Nakula and Sahadeva, O Bharata, are fatigued, having fought with the wretched Dhartarashtras and their followers!
Mbh.9.26.1773 Invincible in battle, Shakuni, however, took up another bow and pierced Nakula with sixty arrows and then Bhimasena with seven.
Mbh.9.30.2236 As regards myself, I am willing to fight either Sahadeva, or Bhima, or Nakula, or Phalguna, or thee today, O bull of Bharata's race!
Mbh.9.31.2247 If, indeed, O Yudhishthira, Duryodhana select thee for battle, or Arjuna, or Nakula, or Sahadeva what will be the consequence?
Mbh.9.31.2262 Neither thou nor Bhima, nor Nakula nor Sahadeva, nor Phalguna, is capable of vanquishing Duryodhana in fair fight!
Mbh.10.8.520 The valiant Shatanika, the son of Nakula, taking up a car-wheel with his two hands, violently struck Ashvatthama at the chest.
Mbh.10.10.792 Having in deep affliction indulged in these lamentations, that king of Kuru's race then addressed Nakula, saying, Go and bring the unfortunate princess Draupadi here along with all her maternal relations'
Mbh.10.10.793 Obediently accepting that command of the king who equalled Yama himself in righteousness, Nakula speedily proceeded on his car to the quarters of Draupadi where that princess resided with all the wives of the Pancala king.
Mbh.10.11.802 At that time, Nakula, skilled in executing errands, arrived there on his car of solar effulgence, accompanied by the princess Krishna in great affliction.
Mbh.10.11.831 Making Nakula his charioteer, and resolved upon slaying the son of Drona, he began to stretch his bow and caused his steeds to be urged without delay.
Mbh.11.14.578 In this matter the slightest blame cannot attach to Vibhatsu or to Prithas son Vrikodara, or to Nakula or Sahadeva, or to Yudhishthira himself.
Mbh.11.15.608 When Vrishasena, however, had deprived Nakula of his steeds, O Bharata, thou quaffedst in battle the blood from Duhshasanas body!
Mbh.11.15.619 Seeing Nakula deprived of his steeds by Vrishasena in battle, I caused the rejoicing Kaurava brothers to be filled with dread.
Mbh.11.18.793 With Sahadeva and Nakula and Arjuna, O lady, enter our household now
Mbh.11.23.910 SECTION Gandhari said, There lies Shalya, the maternal uncle himself of Nakula, slain in battle, O sire, by the pious and virtuous Yudhishthira!
Mbh.12.12.480 SECTION XII Vaisampayana said, Hearing these words of Arjuna, O chastiser of foes, Nakula of mighty arms and a broad chest, temperate in speech and possessed of great wisdom, with face whose colour then resembled that of copper, looked at the king, that foremost of all righteous persons, and spoke these words, besieging his brother's heart with reason'
Mbh.12.12.481 Nakula said, The very gods had established their fires in the region called Visakha-yupa.
Mbh.12.37.2010 The two heroic sons of Madri, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva, took up two yak-tails white as the rays of the moon and adorned with gems for fanning the king.
Mbh.12.40.2101 Upon a white throne of ivory, decked with gold, sat Pritha with Sahadeva and Nakula.
Mbh.12.41.2137 And the king appointed Nakula for keeping the register of the forces, for giving them food and pay and for supervising other affairs of the army.
Mbh.12.44.2207 King Yudhishthira gladly gave it to Nakula who deserved it best and who had been emaciated with the miseries of a life in the great forest.
Mbh.12.165.9803 SECTION CLXVI Vaisampayana said, Upon the completion of this discourse, Nakula who was an accomplished swordsman thus questioned the Kuru grandsire lying on his bed of arrows'
Mbh.12.165.9804 Nakula said, The bow, O grandsire, is regarded as the foremost of weapons in this world.
Mbh.12.165.9812 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of the intelligent son of Madri, the virtuous Bhishma, the complete master of the science of the bow, stretched upon his bed of arrows, made this answer fraught with many refined words of delightful import, melodious with vowels properly placed, and displaying considerable skill, unto the high-souled Nakula, that disciple of Drona, endued with skilful training'
Mbh.12.166.9969 Listen, however, now to these two viz, Nakula and Sahadeva who are about to speak'
Mbh.12.166.9970 Vaisampayana continued, After Arjuna had ceased, the two sons of Madri, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva, said these words of high import'
Mbh.12.166.9971 Nakula and Sahadeva said, Sitting or lying, walking and standing, one should strive after the acquisition of Wealth even by the most vigorous of means.
Mbh.14.14.392 And O monarch, that lord of men exhorted by the worshipful Viswarasraba himself, and by Dwaipayana Vyasa, Krishna Devasthana, Narada, Bhima, Nakula, Krishna Draupadi, Sahadeva, and the sharpwitted Vijaya, as well as by other great men, and Brahmanas versed in the Sastras, became relieved of all mental affliction and sorrow arising from the death of his dear relations.
Mbh.14.52.2334 Do thou also think of me daily as also of Bhima, that foremost of mighty men, and of Phalguna and Nakula and Sahadeva, O giver of honours.
Mbh.14.61.2846 Having comforted her in this way, Kunti, conversant with every duty, O perpetuator of Yadu's race, casting off her grief, O irresistible one, made arrangements for Abhimanyu's obsequial rites, with the acquiescence of king Yudhishthira and Bhima, and the twins viz, Nakula and Sahadeva who in prowess resembled Yama himself.
Mbh.14.66.2988 It behoveth thee, O Madhava, to rescue Uttara and Subhadra and Draupadi and myself, and Dharma's son Yudhishthira, and Bhima and Phalguna, and Nakula, and the irresistible Sahadeva.
Mbh.14.72.3196 He is competent to protect the kingdom, aided by Nakula, O monarch.
Mbh.14.72.3204 Vaisampayana continued, The righteous-souled king Yudhishthira, having said so unto his brother Savyasachin, commanded Bhima and Nakula to protect the city.
Mbh.14.85.3776 Meanwhile, king Yudhishthira the just, seeing that the twelfth day of the lighted fortnight in the month of Magha had come, and noticing also that the constellation was favourable, summoned all his brothers, viz, Bhima and Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.15.16.668 Thou shouldst look after Bhimasena and Arjuna and Nakula and Sahadeva.
Mbh.15.17.708 I instilled courage into your hearts in order that Nakula and Sahadeva, who are always devoted to their seniors, might not be weakened and rendered cheerless by hunger.
Mbh.15.24.940 Then seeing the king and Bhimasena and Arjuna, and Nakula, Pritha endeavoured to advance quickly towards them.
Mbh.16.7.248 The king and Bhimasena and Sahadeva and Nakula and Yajnaseni, numbering the sixth, are of the same mind with myself in this matter.
Mbh.17.2.91 Beholding both Krishna and the Pandava Sahadeva fallen down, the brave Nakula, whose love for kinsmen was very great, fell down himself.
Mbh.17.2.92 Upon the falling down of the heroic Nakula of great personal beauty, Bhima once more addressed the king, saying, This brother of ours who was endued with righteousness without incompleteness, and who always obeyed our behests, this Nakula who was unrivalled for beauty, has fallen down.
Mbh.17.2.93 Thus addressed by Bhimasena, Yudhishthira, said, with respect to Nakula, these words: He was of righteous soul and the foremost of all persons endued with intelligence.
Mbh.17.2.96 It is for this that Nakula has fallen down.
Mbh.17.2.99 Beholding Nakula and the others fall down, Pandus son Arjuna of white steeds, that slayer of hostile heroes, fell down in great grief of heart.
Mbh.17.3.165 Disregarding both thy brothers Bhima and Arjuna, thou didst wish for the revival of Nakula from thy desire of doing good to thy step- mother.
Mbh.18.2.100 I am Nakula!
Mbh.18.4.203 In place belonging to the Ashvinis, the delighter of the Kurus beheld Nakula and Sahadeva, each blazing with his own effulgence.
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