Rakshasas

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.88 Narada recited them to the Devas, Devala to the Pitris, and Suka published them to the Gandharvas, Yakshas, and Rakshasas: and in this world they were recited by Vaisampayana, one of the disciples of Vyasa, a man of just principles and the first among all those acquainted with the Vedas.
Mbh.1.2.390 Bhima's meeting on his way, in a grove of bananas, with Hanuman, the son of Pavana of great prowess; Bhima's bath in the tank and the destruction of the flowers therein for obtaining the sweet-scented flower he was in search of; his consequent battle with the mighty Rakshasas and the Yakshas of great prowess including Hanuman; the destruction of the Asura Jata by Bhima; the meeting of the Pandavas with the royal sage Vrishaparva; their departure for the asylum of Arshtishena and abode therein: the incitement of Bhima to acts of vengeance by Draupadi.
Mbh.1.5.1030 O thou best of the Rakshasas, falsehood is never respected in this world
Mbh.1.23.1501 He is the mighty son of Kasyapa, the destroyer of the Nagas, engaged in the well-being of the gods, and the foe of the Daityas and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.30.1747 Kasyapa also saw his son, that ranger of the skies, of divine form, possessed of great splendour, and energy and strength, and endued with the speed of the wind or the mind, huge as a mountain peak, a ready smiter like the curse of a Brahmana, inconceivable, indescribable, frightful to all creatures, possessed of great prowess, terrible, of the splendour of Agni himself, and incapable of being overcome by the deities, Danavas, and invincible Rakshasas, capable of splitting mountain summits and sucking the ocean itself and destroying the three worlds, fierce, and looking like Yama himself.
Mbh.1.64.3226 And, O king, the Asuras being possessed of great powers, and desirous of sovereignty began to be born on earth amongst various creatures, such as kine, horses, asses, camels, buffaloes, among creatures such as Rakshasas and others, and among elephants and deer.
Mbh.1.65.3254 And they slew the Danavas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas and Snakes, other man-eaters, and many other creatures.
Mbh.1.65.3255 And, O bull in the Bharata race, the Danavas, Rakshasas and Gandharvas and Snakes, could not slay the incarnate celestials even in their infancy, so strong they were'
Mbh.1.65.3256 Janamejaya said, I desire to hear from the beginning of the births of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, men, Yakshas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.66.3317 And, O tiger among kings, the sons of Pulastya of great wisdom are Rakshasas, Monkeys, Kinnaras half-men and half-horses, and Yakshas.
Mbh.1.66.3379 And he came out of his mother's womb in anger and became the cause of his mother's release, O king from the hands of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.66.3400 And Adharma hath Niriti for his wife, whence the Rakshasas who are called Nairitas offspring of Niriti.
Mbh.1.67.3429 SECTION LXVII Sambhava Parva continued Janamejaya said, O worshipful one, I wish to hear from thee in detail about the birth, among men, of the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, the lions, the tigers, and the other animals, the snakes, the birds, and in fact, of all creatures.
Mbh.1.67.3510 They who had been the sons of Pulastya the Rakshasas were born on earth among men of Duryodhana's brothers, that century of wicked individuals commencing with Duhasasana as their first.
Mbh.1.67.3571 And Sakra accepting the gift presented to the giver a dart, surprised at his open handedness, and addressed him in these words, O invincible one, amongst the celestials, Asuras, men, Gandharvas, Nagas, and Rakshasas, he at whom thou hurlest this weapon, that one shall certainly be slain'
Mbh.1.67.3590 Thus, O king, have I recited to thee all about the incarnation, according to their respective portions, of the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, and of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.67.3593 And having listened to this account of incarnation, according to their portions, of gods, Gandharvas, and Rakshasas, the hearer becoming acquainted with the creation, preservation, and destruction of the universe and acquiring wisdom, is never cast down even under the most engrossing sorrows
Mbh.1.68.3594 SECTION LXVIII Sambhava Parva continued Janamejaya said, O Brahmana, I have, indeed, heard from thee this account of the incarnation, according to their portions, of the gods, the Danavas, the Rakshasas, and also of the Gandharvas and the Apsaras.
Mbh.1.72.3805 No Rakshasas or carnivorous animals took its life.
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.1.87.4849 He that pricketh as if with thorns men by means of hard and cruel words, thou must know, ever carrieth in his mouth the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.90.4953 And as they fall, they are attacked by certain Rakshasas in the form of sons, grandsons, and other relatives, that withdraw their hearts from acting for their own emancipation'
Mbh.1.90.4954 Ashtaka asked, For what sin are beings, when they fall from heaven, attacked by these fierce and sharp-toothed Rakshasas?
Mbh.1.111.6140 He therefore, gave unto him a fine dart, saying, That one and one only among the celestials, the Asuras, men, the Gandharvas, the Nagas, and the Rakshasas, whom thou desirest to conquer, shall be certainly slain with this dart'
Mbh.1.154.8106 O timid one, Rakshasas are never able to bear the prowess of my arms.
Mbh.1.155.8110 SECTION CLV Hidimva-vadha Parva continued Vaisampayana said, Hidimva, the chief of the Rakshasas, seeing that his sister returned not soon enough, alighted from the tree, proceeded quickly to the spot where the Pandavas were.
Mbh.1.155.8121 This worst of Rakshasas, O timid one, is no worthy antagonist of mine, nor can all the Rakshasas together bear the strength of my arms.
Mbh.1.155.8127 But I have seen the prowess that Rakshasas exert upon men'
Mbh.1.155.8135 Thou art ready to sacrifice the good name and honour of all the Rakshasas, thy ancestors!
Mbh.1.155.8144 Thou wicked wretch and the most infamous of Rakshasas, thy sister came here at thy command.
Mbh.1.155.8154 In a moment I shall today make this forest destitute of Rakshasas, this forest that had so long been ruled by thee, devourer of human beings!
Mbh.1.155.8155 Thy sister, O Rakshasa, shall today behold thyself, huge though thou art like a mountain, like a huge elephant repeatedly dragged by a lion, O worst of Rakshasas, thyself slain by me, men ranging these woods will henceforth do so safely and without fear'
Mbh.1.156.8200 During the two twilights Rakshasas always put forth their powers of deception.
Mbh.1.157.8219 SECTION CLVII Hidimva-vadha Parva continued Vaisampayana said, Bhima, beholding Hidimva following them, addressed her, saying, Rakshasas revenge themselves on their enemies by adopting deceptions that are incapable of being penetrated.
Mbh.1.157.8262 And he excelled in strength and prowess all Pisachas and kindred tribes as well as all Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.157.8271 And Ghatotkacha also, that foremost of Rakshasas, promising unto his father that he would come when wanted on business, saluted them and went away northward.
Mbh.1.160.8391 Those that are conversant with the morals have, in their treatises, said, that women should never be slaughtered and that Rakshasas are not ignorant of the rules of morality.
Mbh.1.163.8480 I have seen before many mighty Rakshasas of huge bodies engaged in combat with my heroic son and killed too by him.
Mbh.1.166.8554 Those Rakshasas hearing this speech of Bhima, said, So be it' and gave, O king, the desired promise.
Mbh.1.166.8555 From that day, O Bharata, the Rakshasas of the region were seen by the inhabitants of that town to be very peaceful towards mankind.
Mbh.1.172.8745 On hearing the sounds of their foot-steps, the mighty Gandharvas were inflamed with wrath, and beholding those chastisers of foes, the Pandavas, approach towards him with their mother, he drew his frightful bow to a circle and said, It is known that excepting the first forty seconds the grey twilight preceding nightfall hath been appointed for the wandering of the Yakshas, the Gandharvas and the Rakshasas, all of whom are capable of going everywhere at will.
Mbh.1.172.8747 If therefore, men, wandering during those moments from greed of gain, come near us, both we and the Rakshasas slay those fools.
Mbh.1.172.8822 The Yakshas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas, Pisachas, Uragas and Danavas, are possessed of wisdom and intelligence, and acquainted with the history of the Kuru race.
Mbh.1.173.8852 There was no woman amongst the celestials, the Asuras, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Apsaras, and the Gandharvas, who was equal to her in beauty.
Mbh.1.182.9271 And remembering the slaughter of his father Saktri, the great Muni began to consume the Rakshasas, young and old, in the sacrifice he performed.
Mbh.1.182.9277 And there also came, O thou slayer of all foes, Pulastya and Pulaha, and Kratu the performer of many great sacrifices, all influenced by the desire of saving the Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.182.9278 And, O thou bull of the Bharata race, Pulastya then, seeing that many Rakshasas had already been slain, told these words unto Parasara that oppressor of all enemies: There is no obstruction, I hope, to this sacrifice of thine, O child!
Mbh.1.182.9279 Takest thou any pleasure, O child, in this slaughter of even all those innocent Rakshasas that know nothing of thy father's death.
Mbh.1.182.9293 And, O child, O offspring of Vasishtha's son, thou hast also been, in this sacrifice, only an instrument in the destruction of these innocent Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.182.9298 And the Rishi cast the fire that he had ignited for the purpose of the Rakshasas' sacrifice into the deep woods on the north of the Himavat.
Mbh.1.182.9299 And that fire may be seen to this day consuming Rakshasas and trees and stones in all seasons
Mbh.1.191.9571 Next she feared that some cruel and strong Rakshasas endued with powers of deception had slain them.
Mbh.1.211.10372 Endued with fierce prowess, the Daitya heroes soon subjugated the region of Indra, and vanquishing the diverse tribes of Yakshas and Rakshasas and every creature ranging the skies, came away.
Mbh.1.213.10435 Having brought all the treasures of the gods, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas, the Rakshasas, and the kings of the earth, the brothers began to pass their days in great happiness.
Mbh.1.226.11087 With this weapon, without doubt, thou shalt be superior in battle to men and gods, and Rakshasas and Pisachas, and Daityas and Nagas.
Mbh.1.228.11153 And there came also, desirous of battle, innumerable Asuras with Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Nagas sending forth terrific yells.
Mbh.1.229.11184 SECTION CCXXX Khandava-daha Parva continued Vaisampayana said, Then the inhabitants of the forest of Khandava, the Danavas and Rakshasas and Nagas and wolves and bears and other wild animals, and elephants with rent temples, and tigers, and lions with manes and deer and buffaloes by hundreds, and birds, and various other creatures, frightened at the falling stones and extremely anxious, began to fly in all directions.
Mbh.1.229.11190 The forest-dwellers including the Danavas and the Rakshasas, afflicted by that weapon, were cut in hundreds of pieces and fell unto the mouth of Agni.
Mbh.1.229.11194 The face and form of Krishna that soul of every created thing, became fierce to behold while he was thus employed in the slaughter of the Pisachas, Nagas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.1.229.11204 They deserve the most reverential worship of all the celestials and Asuras; of Yakshas and Rakshasas and Gandharvas, of human beings and Kinnaras and Nagas.
Mbh.1.229.11221 Hari slew with his discus those Rakshasas and Danavas and Nagas that rushed at him in bands.
Mbh.2.3.88 And the great Asura, Maya, having gone thither, possessed himself of the whole of the great wealth which was guarded by Yakshas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.2.3.96 And eight thousand Rakshasas called Kinkaras, fierce, huge-bodied and endued with great strength, of red coppery eyes and arrowy ears, well-armed and capable of ranging through the air, used to guard and protect that palace.
Mbh.2.5.281 Protectest thou thy kingdom from the fear of fire, of snakes and other animals destructive of life, of disease, and Rakshasas?
Mbh.2.10.401 Many Rakshasas, and many Gandharvas, besides those that have been named, wait upon the worship, in that mansion, the illustrious lord of all treasures.
Mbh.2.10.405 And Kinnaras by hundreds and innumerable kings with Bhagadatta as their chief, and Druma, the chief of the Kimpurushas, and Mahendra, the chief of the Rakshasas, and Gandhamadana accompanied by many Yakshas and Gandharvas and many Rakshasas wait upon the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.10.409 Besides these many other Rakshasas and Pisachas devils worship Kuvera in that assembly house.
Mbh.2.11.447 And Rakshasas, Pisachas, the Danavas and Guhyakas; Nagas, Birds, and various animals; and all mobile and immobile great beings, all worship the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.12.460 And so the Yakshas, the Guhyakas, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas and Apsaras and the Deity Yama having the bull for his vehicle, are to be found in the Sabha of the lord of treasures.
Mbh.2.12.492 A class of Rakshasas called Brahma Rakshasas, employed in obstructing all sacrifices, always search for loop-holes when this great sacrifice is commenced.
Mbh.2.30.1331 The Kuru warrior then vanquished and brought under his subjection numberless kings of the Mlechchha tribe living on the sea coast, and the Nishadas and the cannibals and even the Karnapravarnas, and those tribes also called the Kalamukhas who were a cross between human beings and Rakshasas, and the whole of the Cole mountains, and also Surabhipatna, and the island called the Copper island, and the mountain called Ramaka.
Mbh.2.47.1942 And it is for this also that commanded by Maya, those grim Rakshasas called Kinkaras supported that assembly house.
Mbh.3.10.493 they have slain the enemies of the celestials, those Rakshasas capable of assuming any form at will, such as were headed by Hidimva and Kirmira!
Mbh.3.11.517 O king, just after the dreadful hour of midnight when all nature is asleep, when man-eating Rakshasas of terrible deeds begin to wander, the ascetics and the cowherds and other rangers of the forest used to shun the woods of Kamyaka and fly to a distance from fear of cannibals.
Mbh.3.11.550 By slaying this enemy of the Rakshasas, I shall today be freed from the debt I owe to my friend and my brother, and thereby attain supreme happiness!
Mbh.3.11.567 That encounter with trees between that foremost of Rakshasas and that best of men, O thou bull of the Bharata race, lasted but for a moment.
Mbh.3.11.592 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing the account of the slaughter in combat of Kirmira, that foremost of Rakshasas, the king sighed in sorrow and became absorbed in thought
Mbh.3.22.1099 I launched with the might of my arms and in wrath with mantras, the great powerful discus Sudarsana which reduceth to ashes in battle Yakshas and Rakshasas and Danavas and kings born in impure tribes, sharp-edged like the razor, and without stain, like unto Yama the destroyer, and incomparable, and which killeth enemies.
Mbh.3.31.1510 For what then do Rishis and gods and Gandharvas and Rakshasas who are all independent of human conditions, cherish virtue with such affection?
Mbh.3.40.2151 Arjuna said, O illustrious god having the bull for thy sign, if thou wilt grant me my desire, I ask of thee, O lord that fierce celestial weapon wielded by thee and called Brahmasira, that weapon of terrific prowess which destroyeth, at the end of the Yuga the entire universe, that weapon by the help of which, O god of gods, I may under thy grace, obtain victory in the terrible conflict which shall take place between myself on one side, and Karna and Bhishma and Kripa and Drona on the other, that weapon by which I may consume in battle Danavas and Rakshasas and evil spirits and Pisachas and Gandharvas and Nagas, that weapon which when hurled with Mantras produceth darts by thousands and fierce-looking maces and arrows like snakes of virulent poison, and by means of which I may fight with Bhishma and Drona and Kripa and Karna of ever abusive tongue, O illustrious destroyer of the eyes of Bhaga, even this is my foremost desire, viz, that I may be able to fight with them and obtain success'
Mbh.3.41.2198 And, O son of Kunti, smiter of all foes, thou shalt also slay all the portions of celestials and Danavas and the Rakshasas that have been incarnate on earth.
Mbh.3.47.2470 Fierce Rakshasas ever live in mountain fastnesses and rugged steppes.
Mbh.3.53.2700 We have, indeed, beheld celestials and Gandharvas, and Nagas, and Rakshasas, and men, but never saw we before any one like Nala.
Mbh.3.64.3076 And she saw numberless snakes and goblins and Rakshasas of grim visage, and pools and tanks and hillocks, and brooks and fountains of wonderful appearance.
Mbh.3.82.4074 The Rishis, the Pitris, the gods, the Gandharvas, several tribes of Apsaras, the Guhyakas, the Kinnaras, the Yakshas, the Siddhas, the Vidhyadharas, the Rakshasas, Daityas, Rudras, and Brahma himself, O king, having with subdued senses, accepted a course of austerities for a thousand years in order to move Vishnu to grace, cooked rice in milk and butter and gratified Kesava with oblations, each offered with seven Riks.
Mbh.3.85.4731 Those tirthas are infested by Rakshasas, and no one, save thyself, O son of Kuru race, can go there.
Mbh.3.90.4883 O Yudhishthira, the spot where Ganga rusheth past, cleaving the foremost of mountains which is frequented by Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Apsaras, and inhabited by hunters, and Kinnaras, is called Gangadwara.
Mbh.3.92.4933 Thou wilt also protect him from Rakshasas, and watch over him in inaccessible regions and rugged mountain breasts.
Mbh.3.92.4934 And as Dadhichi had protected Indra, and Angiras had protected the Sun, so do thou, O best of regenerate ones, protect the sons of Kunti from Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.92.4935 Along the way are many Rakshasas, huge as mountain-cliffs.
Mbh.3.93.4975 O thou of mighty arms, the tirthas are infested by Rakshasas that ever obstruct ascetic penances.
Mbh.3.99.5227 Then Rama of Bhrigu's race beheld in the body of Dasaratha's son the Adityas with the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas with the Marutas, the Pitris, Hutasana, the stellar constellations and the planets, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, the Rivers, the tirthas, those eternal Rishis identified with Brahma and called the Valkhilyas, the celestial Rishis, the Seas and Mountains, the Vedas with the Upanishads and Vashats and the sacrifices, the Samans in their living form, the Science of weapons, O Bharata, and the Clouds with rain and lightning, O Yudhishthira!
Mbh.3.107.5465 And they would chase even the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas and all the born beings, being themselves valiant and addicted to fighting.
Mbh.3.107.5495 And the demons and snakes and Rakshasas and various other animated beings began to utter distressful cries, while being killed by Sagara's sons.
Mbh.3.113.5825 Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.139.7073 Protected by them, and also watched over by the Rakshasas, these mountains have been rendered inaccessible.
Mbh.3.139.7079 And, O son of Kunti, numberless gods and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Kinnaras and Nagas and Suparnas and Gandharvas pass this way, in going towards Kuvera's palace.
Mbh.3.140.7107 I never shall leave thee in these rugged and inaccessible mountainous regions, infested by Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.140.7163 And, practising severe austerities only on foot we shall go to Kuvera's beautiful lake guarded by Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.143.7296 And they recited mantras capable of dispelling Rakshasas and to that end also performed rites.
Mbh.3.144.7319 And, O sinless one, hundreds of other heroic Rakshasas, capable of moving through the sky, and of assuming any shape at will, will together carry you all with the Brahmanas
Mbh.3.144.7320 Vaisampayana said, Saying this, Ghatotkacha carried Krishna in the midst of the Pandavas, and the other Rakshasas also began to carry the Pandavas.
Mbh.3.144.7322 And at the command of the lord of the Rakshasas, those Rakshasas of terrific prowess began to proceed, bearing all the other Brahmanas, and beholding many a romantic wood.
Mbh.3.144.7324 And carried by the Rakshasas of great speed, proceeding at a rapid pace, the heroes passed over longextending ways quickly, as if over short ones.
Mbh.3.144.7333 Having reached that tree together with those bulls among Brahmanas, the high-souled ones gently alighted from the shoulders of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.147.7527 Then by prowess Rama slew those Rakshasas in battle, and also Ravana, the oppressor of the worlds together with his Rakshasa followers.
Mbh.3.147.7528 And having slain the king of the Rakshasas, with his brother, and sons and kindred, he installed in the kingdom in Lanka the Rakshasa chief, Vibhishana, pious, and reverent, and kind to devoted dependants.
Mbh.3.148.7561 And, O child, in the Krita age, there were neither gods, nor demons, nor Gandharvas, nor Yakshas, nor Rakshasas, nor Nagas.
Mbh.3.149.7635 O Bhimasena, that worst of Rakshasas was no match for me.
Mbh.3.149.7637 By slaying that lord of the Rakshasas together with his followers, and bringing back Sita unto his own city, that hero hath established his fame among men.
Mbh.3.149.7640 Proceeding in this direction, thou wilt behold the gardens of Kuvera, guarded by Yakshas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.152.7718 SECTION CLII Vaisampayana said, Having reached that spot, Bhimasena saw in the vicinity of the Kailasa cliff, that beautiful lotus lake surrounded by lovely woods, and guarded by the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.152.7730 And it was frequented by the celestial sages and the Yakshas and the Kimpurushas and the Rakshasas and the Kinnaras; and it was well-protected by Kuvera.
Mbh.3.152.7732 And agreeably to the mandate of their king, hundreds and thousands of Rakshasas, named Krodhavasas, were guarding that lake, wearing uniforms and armed with various weapons.
Mbh.3.152.7733 And as that repressor of foes, Kunti's son, the heroic Bhima of dreadful prowess, clad in deer-skins and wearing golden armlets and equipped with weapons and girding his sword on, was fearlessly proceeding, with the view of gathering the lotus, those Rakshasas saw him and immediately began to address each other, shouting forth, It behoveth you to enquire for the errand on which this foremost of men, clad in deer skins, and equipped with arms, hath come'
Mbh.3.153.7739 O Rakshasas, I have come with my brothers to the jujube named Visala.
Mbh.3.153.7742 Know ye, ye Rakshasas, that I am engaged in fulfilling the desire of my wedded wife of faultless features, and have come hither to procure the flowers.
Mbh.3.153.7743 Thereat the Rakshasas said, O foremost of men, this spot is dear unto Kuvera, and it is his sporting region.
Mbh.3.153.7752 If thou dost not do this, thou shall not be able even to glance at a single lotus Bhimasena said, Ye Rakshasas, I do not see the lord of wealth here And even if I did see that mighty king, I would not beseech him Kshatriyas never beseech any body.
Mbh.3.153.7757 Vaisampayana said, Having said this unto the Rakshasas, the mighty-armed and exceedingly unforbearing Bhimasena of great strength plunged into the lotus-lake.
Mbh.3.153.7758 Thereat that powerful one was forbidden by the Rakshasas, saying, Do not do this' and they from all sides began to abuse him in anger.
Mbh.3.153.7759 But slighting these Rakshasas, that mighty one of dreadful prowess plunged farther and farther.
Mbh.3.153.7777 Thereupon taking the permission of the lord of wealth, those Rakshasas renouncing anger, went to that foremost of the Kurus, and in that lotus-lake beheld Bhima alone, disporting in delight
Mbh.3.154.7799 Let the Rakshasas carry those Brahmanas that are fatigued and weak.
Mbh.3.154.7802 O Rakshasas, we shall follow him through your prowess.
Mbh.3.154.7804 O best of the Bharatas, saying, So be it' Hidimava's son and the other Rakshasas who knew the quarter where the lotus lake of Kuvera was situated, started cheerfully with Lomasa, bearing the Pandavas, and many of the Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.154.7814 And being pacified by Yudhishthira the just, the Rakshasas became satisfied.
Mbh.3.156.7838 SECTION CLVI Vaisampayana continued, Thus dwelling with the Brahmanas in that best of mountains, in expectation of Arjuna's return, when the Pandavas had grown confident and when all those Rakshasas together with Bhima's son had departed, one day while Bhimasena was away, a Rakshasa all of a sudden carried off Yudhishthira the just and the twins and Krishna.
Mbh.3.156.7847 Whether belonging to the human race, or to the lower orders, all pay regard to virtue, more specially the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.156.7899 To day will I offer oblations of thy blood to those Rakshasas who, I had heard, have been slain by thee in fight' Thus addressed, Bhima, as if bursting with wrath, like unto Yama himself at the time of the universal dissolution, rushed towards the Rakshasa, licking the corners of his mouth and staring at him as he struck his own arms with the hands.
Mbh.3.157.7932 And that one of mighty energy, and of staunch vows, with his brothers, at places went on foot and at others were carried by the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.158.8027 O Bharata, at this place all creatures bear ill-will to, and the Rakshasas chastise, that man who committeth aggression, be it ever so little.
Mbh.3.158.8029 If any one through impudence goeth beyond this, the Rakshasas slay him with iron darts and other weapons.
Mbh.3.158.8031 And when that lord of all the Rakshasas is seated on the summit, all creatures behold him like unto the sun arisen, O best of Bharatas, that summit is the sporting-garden of the celestials, and the Danavas, and the Siddhas, and Vaisravana.
Mbh.3.159.8050 O lord, saying, I shall be present when occasion ariseth' Ghatotkacha, together with all the Rakshasas, had ere this already gone away.
Mbh.3.159.8060 In Khandava thy high-souled brother, firm in promise, had baffled Gandharvas and Nagas and Vasava himself, and slain fierce Rakshasas, and also obtained the bow Gandiva.
Mbh.3.159.8062 O Bhimasena, terrified with the force of thy arms, let all the Rakshasas betake themselves to the ten cardinal points, leaving the mountain.
Mbh.3.159.8072 And having ascended that summit, and thereby gladdened Kinnaras, and great Nagas, and Munis, and Gandharvas, and Rakshasas, that foremost of the Bharata line, gifted with exceeding strength described the abode of Vaisravana, adorned with golden crystal palaces surrounded on all sides by golden walls having the splendour of all gems, furnished with gardens all around, higher than a mountain peak, beautiful with ramparts and towers, and adorned with door-ways and gates and rows of pennons.
Mbh.3.159.8077 And at that place the foremost of the Bharatas surveyed the palace of the Lord of the Rakshasas scattered with heaps of gems, and adorned with variegated garlands.
Mbh.3.159.8080 Thereat with their hairs standing erect, the Yakshas and Rakshasas began to rush towards the Pandavas, in the direction of those sounds.
Mbh.3.159.8081 And taken by the arms of the Yakshas and Rakshasas the flamed maces and clubs and swords and spears and javelins and axes, and when, O Bharata, the fight ensued between the Rakshasas and Bhima, the latter by arrows cut off the darts, javelins and axes of those possessing great powers of illusion, and he of exceeding strength with arrows pierced the bodies of the roaring Rakshasas, both of those that were in the sky, and of those that remained on the earth.
Mbh.3.159.8082 And Bhima of exceeding strength was deluged with the mighty sanguine rain sprung from the bodies of the Rakshasas with maces and clubs in their hands and flowing on all sides from their persons.
Mbh.3.159.8083 And the bodies and hands of the Yakshas and Rakshasas were seen to be struck off by the weapon discharged by the might of Bhima's arms.
Mbh.3.159.8084 And then all the creatures saw the graceful Pandava densely surrounded by the Rakshasas, like unto the Sun enveloped by clouds.
Mbh.3.159.8086 And although menacing and uttering yells, the Rakshasas did not see Bhima embarrassed.
Mbh.3.159.8108 And the surviving Rakshasas seeing him slain on the ground went towards the east, uttering frightful sounds of distress
Mbh.3.160.8111 And having reached the summit, as those repressors of foes and mighty bowmen and powerful charioteers they were looking about, saw Bhima and those huge Rakshasas of mighty strength and courage weltering in a state of unconsciousness having been struck down by Bhima.
Mbh.3.160.8115 And seeing the abode of Kuvera and the Rakshasas, lying slain on the ground, the king addressed his brother who was seated, saying, Either it be through rashness, or through ignorance, thou hast, O Bhima, committed a sinful act.
Mbh.3.160.8122 On the other hand, the Rakshasas that had survived those slain by Bhima fled in a body towards the abode of Kuvera.
Mbh.3.160.8125 O lord, all thy foremost Rakshasas fighting with maces and clubs and swords and lances and barbed darts, have been slain.
Mbh.3.160.8126 O lord of treasures, a mortal, trespassing into the mountain, hath, singlehanded, slaughtered all thy Krodhovasa Rakshasas assembled together.
Mbh.3.160.8127 And, O lord of wealth, there lie the foremost of the Yakshas and Rakshasas senseless and dead, having been struck down; and we have been let off through his favour.
Mbh.3.160.8145 And thousands of Yakshas and Rakshasas, some having huge frames and some ears resembling pegs, and hundreds of Gandharvas and hosts of Apsaras sat in the presence of that one seated, even as the celestials sit surrounding him of a hundred sacrifices and wearing a beautiful golden garland on his head and holding in his hands his noose and sword and bow, Bhima stood, gazing at the lord of wealth.
Mbh.3.160.8146 And Bhimasena did not feel depress either on having been wounded by the Rakshasas, or even in that plight seeing Kuvera arrive.
Mbh.3.160.8151 These Yakshas and Rakshasas had already been slain by Destiny: thy brother hath been the instrument merely.
Mbh.3.160.8153 This destruction of the Rakshasas had been foreseen by the gods.
Mbh.3.160.8156 Vaisampayana said, Having spoken thus unto the king, Kuvera said unto Bhimasena, O child, O best of the Kurus, I do not mind this, O Bhima, as in order to please Krishna, thou hast, disregarding the gods and me also, committed this rash act, namely, the destruction of the Yakshas and the Rakshasas, depending on the strength of thy arms, I am well-pleased with thee.
Mbh.3.160.8168 And, O king, immediately on seeing that mass of energy, flaming and brilliant as fire, seated with upraised arms, facing the sun, my friend, the graceful lord of the Rakshasas, Maniman, from stupidity, foolishness, hauteur and ignorance discharged his excrement on the crown of that Maharshi.
Mbh.3.161.8206 And thousands upon thousands of Yakshas, and Rakshasas followed him in vehicles spread over with checkered cushions, and decorated with various jewels.
Mbh.3.161.8209 Then at the command of the lord of wealth, the dead bodies of the Rakshasas were removed from the summit of the mountain.
Mbh.3.161.8210 As the intelligent Agastya had fixed this period as the limit of the duration of his curse, so being slain in conflict, the Rakshasas were freed from the imprecation.
Mbh.3.161.8211 And being honoured by the Rakshasas, the Pandavas for several nights dwelt pleasantly in those habitations
Mbh.3.166.8378 Then when he having the bull for his mark, had been thus gratified, there stood manifest by my side that celestial weapon, of resistless force capable of baffling all weapons and destructive of foes and the hewer of hostile forces and unrivalled and difficult to be borne even by the celestials, the demons and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.167.8415 Do thou, O Bharata, repairing unto my abode learn all the weapons of Vayu, of Agni, of the Vasus, of Varuna, of the Marutas, of the Siddhas, of Brahma, of the Gandharvas of the Uragas, of the Rakshasas, of Vishnu and of the Nairitas; and also all the weapons that are with me, O perpetuator of the Kuru race'
Mbh.3.172.8624 And, O king of kings, they received these boons, that their offspring might never suffer misfortune; that they might be incapable of being destroyed even by the gods, the Rakshasas and the Pannagas; and that they might obtain a highly effulgent and surpassingly fair aerial city, furnished with all manner of gems and invincible even by the celestials, the Maharshis, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, the Pannagas, the Asuras and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.172.8664 And, O lord of men, as soon as it had been hurled, there appeared on the scene by thousands, forms of deer, and of lions, and of tigers, and of bears and of buffaloes, and of serpents, and of kine, and of sarabhas, and of elephants, and of apes in multitudes, and of bulls, and of boars, and of cats, and of dogs, and of spectres, and of all the Bhurundas, and of vultures, and of Garudas, of chamaras, and of all the leopards, and of mountains, and of seas, and of celestials, and of sages, and of all the Gandharvas, and of ghosts with the Yakshas, and of the haters of the gods, Asuras, and of the Guhyakas in the field, and of the Nairitas and of elephant-mouthed sharks, and of owls, and of beings having the forms of fishes and horses, and of beings bearing swords and various other weapons, and of Rakshasas wielding maces and clubs.
Mbh.3.172.8683 And, O Dhananjaya, thus in battle shalt thou always remain calm, and discharge the weapons unerringly, and there shall not stand thee in fight celestials, and Danavas, and Rakshasas, and Yakshas, and Asuras, and Gandharvas and birds and serpents.
Mbh.3.174.8710 And the foremost Devarshis, and the celestials and the Yakshas and the Rakshasas and the Gandharvas and the feathered tribes and the other sky-ranging beings, all these appeared on the scene.
Mbh.3.175.8750 And Yudhishthira the just, after bidding adieu unto the palaces, the rivers, the lakes, and all the Rakshasas, looked towards the way by which he had come there.
Mbh.3.177.8782 Thou hast described him, that slayer of his enemies, as dismayed and appalled with fear, even him, who by fighting at the lotus lake of Kuvera became the destroyer of Yakshas and Rakshasas and who, in proud defiance, invited to a single combat, Pulastya's son, the dispenser of all riches.
Mbh.3.178.8810 And, O best of serpents, mighty Rakshasas and Pisachas, and Nagas, are unable to stand the force of my arms.
Mbh.3.178.8839 This Himalaya is inaccessible, and abounds with Yakshas and the Rakshasas, And searching about for me, they will be distracted.
Mbh.3.178.8841 Or the intelligent Arjuna alone, being versed in every lore, and incapable of being overcome by gods and Rakshasas and Gandharvas, will not be afflicted with grief.
Mbh.3.180.8965 In days of yore, while I used to sojourn in heaven in a celestial chariot, revelling in my pride, I did not think of anything else, I used to exact tribute from Brahmarshis, Devas, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Rakshasas, Pannagas and all other dwellers of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.187.9370 And that lord of all things, that fire, blazing forth in effulgence consumeth this universe with gods and Asuras and Gandharvas and Yakshas and Snakes and Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.187.9385 And then when the universe become one dead expanse of water, when all mobile and immobile creatures have been destroyed, when the gods and the Asuras cease to be, when the Yakshas and the Rakshasas are no more, when man is not, when trees and beasts of prey have disappeared, when the firmament itself has ceased to exist, I alone, O lord of the earth, wander in affliction.
Mbh.3.187.9431 O Divine Being, the gods, the Danavas and the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, and the Nagas, indeed, the whole universe mobile and immobile, are all within thy body!
Mbh.3.188.9475 And, O Muni, when fierce and malicious Daityas and Rakshasas that are incapable of being slain by even the foremost of the gods, are born on earth, I then take my birth in the families of virtuous men, and assuming human body restore tranquillity by exterminating all evils.
Mbh.3.188.9476 Moved by my own maya, I create gods and men, and Gandharvas and Rakshasas, and all immobile things and then destroy them all myself when the time cometh.
Mbh.3.191.9778 If I have lived in their observance, let four fierce and mighty Rakshasas of terrible mien and iron bodies, commanded by me, pursue thee with desire of slaying, and carry thee on their sharp lances, having cut up thy body into four parts'
Mbh.3.191.9787 Markandeya continued, After Vamadeva had said this, there arose, O king, four Rakshasas of terrible mien, and as they, with lances in their hands, approached the king for slaying him, the latter cried aloud, saying, If, O Brahmana, all the descendants of Ikshvaku's race, if my brother Dala, if all these Vaisyas acknowledge my sway, then I will not yield up the Vami steeds to Vamadeva, for these men can never be virtuous'
Mbh.3.191.9788 And while he was uttering those words, those Rakshasas slew him, and the lord of earth was soon prostrated on the ground.
Mbh.3.192.9835 What can be more pitiable than the calamities and reverses sustained by the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, men, the snakes, and the Rakshasas!
Mbh.3.199.10226 And terrible Rakshasas subsisting on animal food, or gigantic and fierce mien, all become unable to prevail over a Brahmana who practiseth these purifications.
Mbh.3.200.10298 SECTION CC Vaisampayana said, Having, O great king, heard from the illustrious Markandeya the history of the attainment of heaven by the royal sage Indradyumna, Yudhishthira, that bull of the Bharata race, once more asked that sinless Muni endued with great ascetic merit and long life, saying, Thou knowest, O virtuous one, the entire host of the gods, the Danavas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.200.10301 Thou knowest also, O Muni, many delightful stories about men, Snakes and Rakshasas; about gods, Gandharvas, and Yakshas, and about Kinnaras and Apsaras!
Mbh.3.201.10372 And, O king, having, obtained a boon from the Grandsire of all creatures, that Asura hath become incapable of being slain by the gods and Daityas and Rakshasas and Gandharvas.
Mbh.3.203.10429 And the boon he had asked of the lord Prajapati was in these words, Let no one among the gods, the Danavas, the Rakshas, the Snakes, the Gandharvas and the Rakshasas be capable of slaying me.
Mbh.3.223.11274 The lady replied, That manly and famous and powerful being devoted to Brahma, who is able to conquer all the celestials, Asuras, Yakshas, Kinnaras, Uragas, Rakshasas, and the evil-minded Daityas and to subdue all the worlds with thee, shall be my husband'
Mbh.3.224.11330 Markandeya continued, Then assuming the disguise of a winged creature, she went out of the forest and reached the White Mountain begirt with clumps of heath and other plants and trees, and guarded by strange seven-headed serpents with poison in their very looks, and abounding with Rakshasas, male and female Pisachas, terrible spirits, and various kinds of birds and animals.
Mbh.3.230.11611 And the great Yaksha Amogha with his attendants, the Jambhaka Yakshas and other Rakshasas decorated with garlands of flowers, obtained a place in the right wing of his army; and many gods of wonderful fighting powers in company with the Vasus and the Rudras, also marched with the right division of his army.
Mbh.3.230.11624 And that foremost of Rakshasas, by name Pingala, the friend of Rudra, who is always busy in places where corpses are burnt, and who is agreeable to all people, marched with them merrily, at one time going ahead of the army, and falling behind again at another, his movements being uncertain.
Mbh.3.250.12358 And, O king, many Daityas and Rakshasas also that have been born in the Kshatriya order, will fight with great prowess in the battle with thy foes, using maces and clubs and lances and various weapons of a superior kind.
Mbh.3.250.12364 We also have for that reason appointed hundreds upon hundreds and thousands upon thousands of Daityas and Rakshasas, viz, those that are known by the name of Samsaptakas
Mbh.3.250.12382 And those heroes, the Samsaptakas also, having their sense possessed by the Rakshasas, and influenced by the qualities of emotion and darkness, were desirous of slaying Phalguna.
Mbh.3.266.12934 And with eyes inflamed and eye-brows bent in wrath, she reproved the ruler of the Suviras, saying, Art thou not ashamed, O fool, to use such insulting words in respect of those celebrated and terrible warriors, each like unto Indra himself, and who are all devoted to their duties and who never waver in fight with even hosts of Yakshas and Rakshasas?
Mbh.3.272.13235 SECTION CCLXXII Markandeya said, O bull of the Bharata race, even Rama suffered unparalleled misery, for the evil-minded Ravana, king of the Rakshasas, having recourse to deceit and overpowering the vulture Jatayu, forcibly carried away his wife Sita from his asylum in the woods.
Mbh.3.272.13256 And he also gave him for his capital Lanka, which was guarded by hosts of Rakshasas, and also a chariot called Pushpaka capable of going everywhere according to the will of the rider.
Mbh.3.273.13259 But, O monarch, Kuvera, the king of the Rakshasas, knowing that his father was angry with him, always sought to please him.
Mbh.3.273.13266 Two sons, those foremost of Rakshasas named Kumvakarna and the Ten-headed Ravana, both unequalled on earth in prowess, were born to Pushpotkata.
Mbh.3.273.13270 But that foremost of Rakshasas, with ten heads, was the eldest to them all.
Mbh.3.273.13292 thereupon Ravana said, May I never experience defeat at the hands of Gandharvas, Celestials, Kinnaras, Asuras, Yakshas, Rakshasas, Serpents and all other creatures'
Mbh.3.273.13310 On the other hand, the powerful and man-eating Rakshasas and Pisachas, having assembled together, invested the Ten-headed Ravana with their sovereignty.
Mbh.3.275.13397 And for the protection of the ascetics the virtuous scion of Raghu's race slew fourteen thousand Rakshasas on earth, and having slain those mighty Rakshasas, Khara and Dushana, the wise descendant of Raghu once more made that sacred forest free from danger'
Mbh.3.275.13398 And after these Rakshasas had been slain, Surpanakha with mutilated nose and lips, repaired to Lanka, the abode of her brother Ravana.
Mbh.3.275.13407 His sister then related unto him the prowess of Rama and the defeat of the Rakshasas with Khara and Dushana at their head.
Mbh.3.276.13414 And after Ravana had taken his seat, and rested himself a while, Maricha skilled in speech, sat beside Ravana and addressed him who was himself as eloquent in speech, saying, Thy complexion hath assumed an unnatural hue; is it all right with thy kingdom, O king of the Rakshasas?
Mbh.3.276.13426 Then he replied to the lord of the Rakshasas saying, I shall surely render thee whatever help I can'
Mbh.3.276.13455 Disregarding these and assuming his own proper shape, that bull among Rakshasas began to re-assure the princess of Videha in these words, I am, O Sita, the king of the Rakshasas, known by the name of Ravana!
Mbh.3.277.13469 And beholding his daughter-in-law Sita on the lap of Ravana, that ranger of the skies rushed in wrath against the king of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.277.13473 And having said these words Jatayu began to tear the king of the Rakshasas with his talons.
Mbh.3.278.13591 And the king of the Rakshasas appointed many Rakshasa women armed with bearded darts and swords and lances and battle-axes and maces and flaming brands, for guarding her.
Mbh.3.278.13605 And hearing these words of hers, those Rakshasas with dissonant voice went to the king of the Rakshasas, for representing unto him all she had said.
Mbh.3.278.13606 And when those Rakshasas had gone away, one of their number known by the name of Trijata, who was virtuous and agreeable in speech, began to console the princess of Videha.
Mbh.3.278.13611 There is an intelligent and old chief of the Rakshasas known by the name of Avindhya.
Mbh.3.279.13658 And she who regarded her husband as her god, answered that mean wretch, saying, By sheer ill-luck it is, O king of the Rakshasas, that I am obliged to hear such words of grievous import spoken by thee!
Mbh.3.281.13820 And while Rama was on this side of the ocean, the virtuous Vibhishana, the brother of the king of the Rakshasas accompanied by four of his counsellors, came unto Rama.
Mbh.3.281.13824 And he also installed Vibhishana in the sovereignty of all the Rakshasas and made him his own junior counsellor, and a friend of Lakshmana's.
Mbh.3.282.13838 And Angada, having reached one of the gates of the city, was made known to the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.282.13840 And surrounded by countless Rakshasas, that hero in his beauty looked like the Sun himself in the midst of masses of clouds.
Mbh.3.282.13853 If thou dost not release her, I shall make the Earth divested of all Rakshasas with my keen-edged arrows'
Mbh.3.282.13855 And thereupon four Rakshasas skilled in reading every sign of their master, seized Angada like four hawks seizing a tiger.
Mbh.3.282.13856 With those Rakshasas, however, holding him fast by his limbs, Angada leaped upwards and alighted on the palace terrace.
Mbh.3.282.13867 And the Rakshasas, O king, with their wives and elders, were struck with wonders at that sight.
Mbh.3.282.13871 And attacked thus by the monkeys, those Rakshasas that had been placed on the walls to guard them, fled precipitately by hundreds and thousands.
Mbh.3.282.13872 Then hundreds of thousands of Rakshasas, of terrible mien, and capable of assuming any form at will, came out at the command of the king.
Mbh.3.282.13875 And mangled by the enemies' lances, numerous monkey-chiefs fell down from the ramparts, and crushed by the falling columns and gate-ways, numerous Rakshasas also fell down to rise no more.
Mbh.3.282.13876 And the monkeys and the brave Rakshasas that commenced to eat up the foe, struggled, seizing one another by the hair, and mangling and tearing one another with their nails and teeth.
Mbh.3.282.13877 And the monkeys and the Rakshasas roared and yelled frightfully, and while many of both parties were slain and fell down to rise no more, neither side gave up the contest.
Mbh.3.282.13879 And the arrows he shot, enveloping Lanka, killed large numbers of Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.282.13880 And the son of Sumitra, too, that mighty bowman incapable of being fatigued in battle, naming particular Rakshasas stationed on the ramparts, slew them with his clothyard shafts.
Mbh.3.283.13882 SECTION CCLXXXIII Markandeya said, And while those troops thus withdrawn were reposing themselves in their quarters, many little Rakshasas and Pisachas owning Ravana as their leader, penetrated amongst them.
Mbh.3.283.13887 And surrounded by his terrible army of Rakshasas and Pisachas, Ravana who was conversant with the rules of warfare like a second Usanas invested the monkey host, having disposed his troops in that array which is named after Usanas himself.
Mbh.3.284.13911 And slaughtered in large numbers by the victorious and powerful monkeys, the Rakshasas became dispirited and fled in fear to Lanka.
Mbh.3.285.13933 And they soon overwhelmed that chief of the Rakshasas with a shower of terrible weapons of various kinds.
Mbh.3.285.13956 And Lakshmana overwhelmed the two Rakshasas with a perfect shower of arrows.
Mbh.3.285.13962 And hundreds of Rakshasas were slain by the denizens of the forest, while many of the latter were slain by the former.
Mbh.3.285.13963 The loss, however, in killed, of the Rakshasas was far greater than that of the monkeys.
Mbh.3.286.13973 And then that bull amongst Rakshasas loudly announcing his own name, challenged Lakshmana endued with auspicious marks, to a single combat.
Mbh.3.287.14028 And under the influence of extreme grief and affliction, the king of the Rakshasas suddenly cherished the desire of killing the princess of Mithila.
Mbh.3.288.14043 And surrounded by terrible Rakshasas with various kinds of weapons in their hands, Ravana rushed towards Rama, fighting with numerous monkey-chief.
Mbh.3.288.14047 And forth from his body began to spring hundreds and thousands of Rakshasas armed with arrows and lances and double-edged swords in hand.
Mbh.3.288.14048 Rama, however, with a celestial weapon slew all those Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.288.14049 The king of the Rakshasas then once more put forth his prowess of illusion.
Mbh.3.288.14051 And then those Rakshasas, hostile to Rama and Lakshmana and armed with bows and arrows, rushed towards Rama, and beholding that power of illusion put forth by the king of Rakshasas, that descendant of Ikshwaku's race, the son of Sumitra, addressed Rama in these heroic words, Slay those Rakshasas, those wretches with forms like thy own'
Mbh.3.288.14052 And Rama, thereupon slew those and other Rakshasas of forms resembling his own.
Mbh.3.288.14058 Thus addressed by him, the descendant of Raghu's race, however, doubted the truthful words of Matali, thinking this is another illusion produced by the Rakshasas, Vibhishana then addressed him saying, This, O tiger among men, is no illusion of the wicked Ravana!
Mbh.3.289.14078 SECTION CCLXXXIX Markandeya said, Having slain Ravana, that wretched king of the Rakshasas and foe of the celestials, Rama with his friends and Sumitra's son rejoiced exceedingly.
Mbh.3.289.14138 And he also asked for the restoration to life of all those monkeys that had been slain by the Rakshasas, and after Brahma had said, So be it, those monkeys, O king, restored to life, rose up from the field of battle, and Sita too, of great good fortune, granted unto Hanuman a boon, saying, Let thy life, O son, last as long as the fame of Rama's achievements!
Mbh.3.289.14142 As long, therefore, as the Earth will hold together, so long will all creatures with the celestials, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and the Pannagas, speak of thee'
Mbh.3.311.15264 Those whom neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras, nor Rakshasas could endure in mighty conflict, have been slain by thee!
Mbh.4.2.51 What office will be performed by that best of warriors, Arjuna, who proceeded to that forest and gratified Agni, vanquishing on a single car and slaying huge Nagas and Rakshasas, and who married the sister of Vasuki himself, the king of the Nagas?
Mbh.4.21.869 And that lady of graceful hips, Rama's beloved wife, afflicted with calamities and persecuted by the Rakshasas, at length regained the company of Rama.
Mbh.4.50.1939 If it be gods, or Gandharvas or Asuras, or Rakshasas, will Dhananjaya the son of Kunti, desist to fight from panic?
Mbh.4.56.2163 And there appeared on the scene three and thirty gods with Vasava at their head, and many Gandharvas and Rakshasas and Nagas and Pitris, together with the great Rishis.
Mbh.4.62.2439 And Rakshasas and other cannibals haunted it from one end to the other.
Mbh.4.70.2725 And there is none even amongst the gods, or Asuras, or men, or Rakshasas, or Gandharvas, or Yaksha chiefs, or Kinnaras, or mighty Uragas, who is like him.
Mbh.4.71.2750 It was he who slew the furious Rakshasas on the mountains of Gandhamadana, and procured for Krishna celestial flowers of great fragrance.
Mbh.5.10.448 And the deities with the Gandharvas and Yakshas and Rakshasas, with the great snakes and saints, glorified the mighty Indra with various laudatory hymns.
Mbh.5.15.646 I want thee to have, O king of the gods, a novel vehicle, such as never belonged to Vishnu, or Rudra, or the Asuras, or the Rakshasas, O lord.
Mbh.5.15.661 O thou of sweet smiles, the gods, the Asuras and Gandharvas, and snakes, and Rakshasas are together unable to cope with me when I am in rage.
Mbh.5.17.776 And so also were the Pitris, the Yakshas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas, and all the bands of celestial nymphs.
Mbh.5.48.2751 In the city of Nirmochana that hero slew six thousand Asuras, and cutting into pieces innumerable keen-edged shafts, he slew Mura and hosts of Rakshasas, and then entered that city.
Mbh.5.48.2778 Innumerable jackals set up hideous howls at night, and Rakshasas frequently alight from the sky; deer and jackals and peacocks, crows and vultures and cranes, and wolves and birds of golden plumage, follow in the rear of my car when my white steeds are yoked unto it.
Mbh.5.51.2899 How can a human being withstand the impetuosity of that warrior in battle who slew Yakshas and Rakshasas of terrible might before?
Mbh.5.61.3307 I tell thee truly that neither gods, nor Gandharvas nor Asuras nor Rakshasas are capable of saving him who hath incurred my displeasure; I have never before been baffled as regards the reward to punishment that I intended to bestow or inflict on friend or foe.
Mbh.5.63.3361 People are always afraid of those that are without self-restraint, as if the latter were very Rakshasas.
Mbh.5.71.3530 I put myself in the hand of that Eternal one, that Rishi endued with knowledge of Self, that ocean of eloquence, that Being who is easily attainable by ascetics, that bird called Arishta furnished with beautiful wings, that destroyer of creatures, that refuge of the universe; that one of a thousand heads, that Creator and Destroyer of all things, that Ancient one, that one without beginning, middle, or end, that one of infinite achievements, that cause of the Prime seed, that unborn one, that Eternity's self, that highest of the high, that Creator of the three worlds, that Author of gods, Asuras, Nagas, and Rakshasas, that foremost of all learned persons and rulers of men, that younger brother of Indra
Mbh.5.98.4658 Here dwelt in days of yore many tribes of Rakshasas and Daityas, possessed of many kinds of celestial weapons, but they were all vanquished by the gods.
Mbh.5.98.4663 It punishes all punishable wicked kings endued with the nature of Rakshasas.
Mbh.5.100.4703 Here dwell, O Matali, those Asuras called Kalakhanjas who sprang from Vishnu, and those Rakshasas also called Yatudhanas who sprang from the feet of Brahman.
Mbh.5.109.5019 Here, O bull among regenerate persons, are many thousands of Malevolent Rakshasas in order to be seen by the sinful.
Mbh.5.109.5023 It was here that the illustrious descendant of Pulastya, Ravana, the king of the Rakshasas, undergoing ascetic austerities, solicited the boon of immortality from the gods.
Mbh.5.111.5078 It was here, on the breast of Kailasa, O Galava, that Kuvera, was installed on the sovereignty of the Rakshasas, the Yakshas, and the Gandharvas.
Mbh.5.111.5081 It is here that the gardens called Saugandhi-kanaka are always guarded by the Rakshasas.
Mbh.5.128.5679 Indeed, the gods, and Asuras, and human beings, and Gandharvas, and Snakes, and Rakshasas, will in rage slaughter one another in this battle'
Mbh.5.131.5826 And myriads of Yakshas, and the Gandharvas, and Rakshasas also, of the same measure and form, issued thence.
Mbh.5.143.6400 All auspicious birds, such as peacocks, swans, cranes, Chatakas, Jivajivas, and large flights of Vakas, follow the Pandavas, while vultures, Kankas, hawks, Rakshasas, wolves and bees, in flights and herds, follow the Kauravas.
Mbh.5.157.6958 With the power of my weapons, I can, in a trice, destroy this universe consisting of gods, Asuras, Rakshasas, and human beings.
Mbh.5.168.7616 Thai chief of Rakshasas, Alambhusha, of cruel deeds, is a Maharatha.
Mbh.5.170.7711 Let men alone, it hath not been heard by us that even among gods, Asuras, Uragas, Rakshasas and Yakshas, there ever was born before, or there ever will be born hereafter, any car-warrior like unto him!
Mbh.5.173.7782 That prince of Rakshasas Ghatotkacha, O king, born of Bhima and Hidimva, and endued with ample powers of illusion, is, in my judgment, a leader of the leaders of car-divisions.
Mbh.5.173.7784 Those heroic Rakshasas who are his counsellors or dependents will also fight under him.
Mbh.5.187.8404 When, at all this, the whole world with the gods, the Asuras and the Rakshasas began to utter exclamations of woe,
Mbh.6.3.149 Indeed, Rakshasas, though drinking blood by mouthful, will yet not be satiated.
Mbh.6.6.338 There, on that mountain, O king, the celestials, the Gandharvas, the Asuras, and the Rakshasas, accompanied by the tribes of Apsaras, always sport.
Mbh.6.6.360 On the summits of Gandhamadana, Kuvera the lord of the Guhyakas, with many Rakshasas and accompanied by tribes of Apsaras, passeth his time in joy.
Mbh.6.6.385 Rakshasas reside on Himavat, Guhyakas on Hemakuta, and serpents and Nagas on Nishadha, and ascetics on Gokarna.
Mbh.6.23.1044 The man that recites this hymn rising at dawn, hath no fear any time from Yakshas, Rakshasas, and Pisachas.
Mbh.6.33.1538 Not knowing my supreme nature of the great lord of all entities, ignorant people of vain hopes, vain acts, vain knowledge, confounded minds, wedded to the delusive nature of Asuras and Rakshasas, disregard me as one that hath assumed a human body.
Mbh.6.34.1591 I am Sankara among the Rudras, the Lord of treasures among the Yakshas and the Rakshasas; I am Pavaka among the Vasus, and Meru among the peaked mountains.
Mbh.6.35.1684 Arjuna said, It is meet, Hrishikesa, that the universe is delighted and charmed in uttering thy praise, and the Rakshasas flee in fear in all directions, and the hosts of the Siddhas bow down to thee.
Mbh.6.41.1865 They that are of the quality of goodness worship the gods; they that are of the quality of passion worship the Yakshas and the Rakshasas; other people that are of the quality of darkness worship departed spirits and hosts of Bhutas.
Mbh.6.48.2527 And that shaft, furnished with wings and duly endued with the force of the Brahma weapon, was seen by the gods and Gandharvas and Pisachas and Uragas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.58.3038 And beholding there on that occasion the superhuman lightness of hand that Vibhatsu possessed, the gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas eulogised Phalguni, O king, saying, Excellent, Excellent'
Mbh.6.59.3246 And its mire consisted of the entrails, the marrow, and the flesh of human beings, and prodigious Rakshasas formed the tall trees standing on its banks.
Mbh.6.59.3249 And its banks were infested by large number of jackals and wolves and cranes and vultures and crowds of Rakshasas, and packs of hyenas.
Mbh.6.64.3477 And those three mighty elephants, ridden by Rakshasas, were of huge form, with juice profusely trickling down in three lines, and endued with great speed and prowess.
Mbh.6.64.3479 And those other elephants, excited with fury and each endued with four tusks, urged by Rakshasas of great strength, fell from all sides upon Bhagadatta's elephant and afflicted him with their tusks.
Mbh.6.64.3493 Then that prince of Rakshasas, endued with great prowess, beholding that division of the enemy advance, uttered a fierce roar, deep as that of thunder.
Mbh.6.65.3607 The Rishis, the gods, Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Pannagas, the Pisachas, human beings, beasts, birds, reptiles, all these were created by me on Earth through Thy grace.
Mbh.6.66.3630 Those Daityas and Rakshasas, of fierce form and great strength, that were slain in battle, have been born among men.
Mbh.6.82.4289 And Hidimva's son, that prince of the Rakshasas, rushed against that mighty bowman, the ruler of the Pragjyotishas, like one infuriate elephant against another.
Mbh.6.83.4350 That prince of Rakshasas then, O Bharata, cut off in that combat Satyaki's bow with a crescent-shaped arrow and pierced Satyaki also with many shafts.
Mbh.6.83.4356 Then the grandson of Sini, having vanquished that prince of Rakshasas who was incapable of being vanquished by Maghavat himself, uttered a loud roar in the very sight of all thy troops.
Mbh.6.84.4421 The prince of the Rakshasas, however, of great valour, staying on that car whose steeds had been slain, hurled with great force a dart at the elephant of the ruler of the Pragjyotishas.
Mbh.6.85.4451 Beholding the son of Pandu excited with rage, the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas, trembled, O king, and the universe became agitated.
Mbh.6.87.4599 Rakshasas and Pisachas and other cannibals were seen all round, in hundreds and thousands.
Mbh.6.91.4810 The Rakshasa then created a number of illusive chargers which were riden by terrible Rakshasas armed with spears and axes.
Mbh.6.91.4831 While being covered by those Nagas, that bull among Rakshasas reflected for a moment, and assuming the form of Garuda, he devoured those snakes.
Mbh.6.91.4853 O sire, the mighty bowmen of both thy army and that of the Pandavas, inflamed with wrath, fought furiously with one another, as if they were possessed of by the Rakshasas and demons.
Mbh.6.92.4862 And the Rakshasa, uttering those loud roars resembling the rattle of thunder, assuming a terrible form, and with a blazing spear upraised in hand, and surrounded by many bulls among Rakshasas of fierce forms armed with diverse weapons, advanced, excited with rage and resembling the Destroyer himself at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.6.92.4867 And beholding also that elephant division risen on the horizon like a cloud, the Rakshasas, inflamed with rage, rushed towards it, weapons in hand, and uttering diverse roars like clouds charged with lightning.
Mbh.6.92.4870 While the Rakshasas slew those elephants, O king, we saw that some of them had their frontal globes smashed, some were bathed in blood, and some had their limbs broken or cut through.
Mbh.6.92.4871 At last when that elephant host was broken and thinned, Duryodhana, O king, rushed upon the Rakshasas, under the influence of rage and becoming reckless of his very life.
Mbh.6.92.4872 And that mighty warrior sped clouds of sharp shafts at the Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.92.4874 Inflamed with rage, O chief of the Bharatas, that mighty car-warrior, viz, thy son Duryodhana, then slew with four shafts four of the principal Rakshasas, viz, Vegavat, Maharudra, Vidyujihva, and Pramathin.
Mbh.6.93.4888 These, O king, fell with great force on that bull among Rakshasas, like angry snakes of virulent poison on the breast of Gandhamadana.
Mbh.6.93.4906 Hearing those fierce roars of the terrible Rakshasa, Bhishma the son of Santanu, approaching the preceptor, said these words, These fierce roars that are heard, uttered by Rakshasas, without doubt indicate that Hidimva's son is battling with king Duryodhana.
Mbh.6.93.4914 Beholding that invincible division protected by those mighty car-warriors, coming towards him with hostile intentions, that best of Rakshasas, viz, the mighty-armed Ghatotkacha, stood firm like the Mainaka mountain, with a huge bow in hand, and surrounded by his kinsmen armed with clubs and mallets and diverse other kinds of weapons.
Mbh.6.93.4915 Then commenced a fierce battle, making the hair stand on end, between those Rakshasas on the one side and that foremost of Duryodhana's divisions on the other.
Mbh.6.93.4919 Then, excited with great wrath and drawing his gigantic bow, the mighty-armed prince of the Rakshasas, uttering a loud roar, cut off, with a crescent-shaped arrow, the preceptor's bow in a rage.
Mbh.6.93.4934 Filled with great wrath and seated on his car, the prince of the Rakshasas then shot many bright arrows of keen points that resembled snakes of virulent poison.
Mbh.6.94.4944 I see also that the burden has proved heavier than what that bull among Rakshasas is able to bear.
Mbh.6.94.4951 And they advanced to the rescue of Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas, with the six thousand elephants, always infuriate and accomplished in smiting.
Mbh.6.95.5018 Similarly many other Rakshasas, incapable of being easily defeated in battle, rushed at Aswatthaman.
Mbh.6.95.5020 Filled with wrath he slew many Rakshasas of formidable visage, that is, those wrathful ones amongst them who were in Ghatotkacha's van.
Mbh.6.95.5023 Therewith that prince of the Rakshasas, endued with extraordinary powers of illusion, confounded the son of Drona in that battle.
Mbh.6.96.5042 O blessed one, O chastiser of foes, I therefore, desire, through thy grace, O grandsire, to slay Ghatotkacha myself, that worst of Rakshasas, relying upon thy invincible self.
Mbh.6.96.5048 Myself, and Drona, and Kripa, and Drona's son, and Kritavarman of the Satwata race, and Salya, and Somadatta's son, and that mighty car-warrior Vikarna, and thy heroic brothers headed by Dussasana, will all, for thy sake, battle against that mighty Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.96.5049 Or if thy grief on account of that fierce prince of the Rakshasas be too great, let this one proceed in battle against that wicked warrior, that is to say, king Bhagadatta who is equal unto Purandara himself in fight.
Mbh.6.96.5055 Strongly supported by thy own troops, slay, O king, that bull among Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.100.5362 And the loud shouts of battle, O bull of Bharata's race, were rendered inaudible by the louder cries of Rakshasas and cannibals.
Mbh.6.101.5388 I do not see any other efficacious medicine for him in battle than thyself, O best of Rakshasas, that art well-skilled in every science.
Mbh.6.101.5404 Thereupon that foremost of Rakshasas, with his armour pierced through, looked like a mass of clouds penetrated by the rays of the Sun.
Mbh.6.101.5406 Then those five brothers in that great battle, pierced that foremost of Rakshasas with many whetted shafts of golden wings.
Mbh.6.102.5424 Sanjaya said, I will presently describe to thee, O sire, the awful battle that took place between that foremost of the Rakshasas and the son of Subhadra.
Mbh.6.102.5431 Then Abhimanyu excited with rage, pierced that prince of the Rakshasas in his wide chest with nine straight shafts of great sharpness.
Mbh.6.102.5433 And that best of Rakshasas, his limbs mangled by them, looked beautiful like a mountain overgrown with flowering Kinsukas.
Mbh.6.102.5434 Bearing those shafts of golden wings on his body, that mighty prince of Rakshasas looked radiant like a mountain on fire.
Mbh.6.109.5928 As each day came, Bhishma the son of Santanu, formed arrays in battle, sometimes after the manner of the Asuras, sometimes after that of the Pisachas, and sometimes after that of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.6.109.5976 of Avanti, and Sudakshina the ruler of the Kamvojas, and the brave Bhagadatta, and the mighty king of the Magadhas, and Somadatta's son, and the brave Rakshasas who is Rishyasringa's son and the ruler of the Trigartas, alone with all the other great car-warriors of the Kuru army.
Mbh.6.118.6491 And Rakshasas and evil spirits were seen there, uttering loud roars.
Mbh.6.120.6613 As regards myself also, O hero, the very gods, Danavas and Rakshasas united together, are incapable of vanquishing me.
Mbh.7.14.613 Those Rakshasas of fierce deeds, viz, Hidimba's son and Alamvusha, each desirous of vanquishing the other, battled most wonderfully.
Mbh.7.21.1018 And it abounded with Rakshasas and dogs and jackals.
Mbh.7.23.1232 And the battle that took place between those two foremost of Rakshasas resembled that which took place in days of old between Samvara and the chief of the celestials.
Mbh.7.31.1659 The three worlds with the gods, the Asuras, the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Nagas and the Rakshasas, cannot defeat the force that is protected by the diadem-decked Arjuna.
Mbh.7.34.1799 Strewn over the field thus, they caused great delight to Rakshasas and beasts of prey.
Mbh.7.48.2267 Dogs and jackals, and crown and cranes and other carnivorous birds, and wolves and hyenas, and ravens and other food-drinking creatures, all diverse tribes of Rakshasas, and large number of Pisachas, on the field of battle, tearing the skins of the corpse and drinking their fat, blood and marrow, began to eat their flesh.
Mbh.7.48.2268 And they began to suck also the secretions of rotten corpses, while the Rakshasas laughed horribly and sang aloud, dragging dead bodies numbering thousands.
Mbh.7.57.2651 That bull among men slew in Janasthana fourteen thousand Rakshasas for the protection of the ascetics.
Mbh.7.57.2672 The subjects, of all the four orders, were engaged in righteous and desirable acts, When the Rakshasas, about this time obstructed the offerings to the Pitris and the worship of the gods in Janasthana, Lord Rama, slaying them, caused those offerings and that worship to be once more given to the Pitris and the gods.
Mbh.7.72.3150 Let alone the rulers of men, the very gods and Gandharvas, the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, cannot venture to baffle a vow of Arjuna.
Mbh.7.73.3202 That vow of Savyasachin the very gods and Gandharvas and Asuras and Uragas and Rakshasas cannot venture to frustrate!
Mbh.7.77.3384 Tomorrow the three worlds with the gods, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Snakes, and the Rakshasas, will know me as a true friend of Savyasachin.
Mbh.7.91.4159 If even the three worlds with the Asuras and the celestials, the Yakshas, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, together with all human beings, fight with thee today, thou needst still entertain no fear.
Mbh.7.92.4263 The mighty car-warrior Kuntibhoja, accompanied by a large force, resisted Alamvusha, that prince of Rakshasas, of fierce mien.
Mbh.7.105.4887 O thou of wicked understanding, that foremost of Rakshasas, viz, the mighty Vaka, was my brother.
Mbh.7.105.4904 And it was haunted by many Rakshasas and other cannibals.
Mbh.7.106.4918 The battle between those two lions among Rakshasas became terrible.
Mbh.7.106.4921 Indeed, that encounter between those two foremost of Rakshasas resembled that of old between Rama and Ravana, O lord!
Mbh.7.106.4924 Then, those two foremost of Rakshasas, endued with great might, became filled with rage.
Mbh.7.106.4928 Beholding that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Alamvusha, who was accomplished in producing illusions, fight in that manner, the Pandavas became filled with anxiety, they then caused him to be surrounded by many foremost of car-warriors.
Mbh.7.106.4940 Then that mighty prince of Rakshasas, viz, Alamvusha, deeply pierced, quickly shot countless shafts equipped with wings of gold and whetted on stone.
Mbh.7.106.4945 He rushed with great impetuosity towards the car of the prince of Rakshasas, that car which resembled a burnt mountain summit or a broken heap of antimony.
Mbh.7.106.4953 Thy brave warriors, however, beholding that mighty prince or Rakshasas, viz, Alamvusha, slain and lying like a crushed mountain, uttered cries, O monarch, of Oh and Alas.
Mbh.7.108.5133 The whole earth rising against him, with the gods, the Asuras, and men, with all the tribes of Rakshasas, O king, with the Kinnaras, the great snakes, and in fact, all the mobile and the immobile creatures assembled together, is no match for Arjuna in battle.
Mbh.7.141.7160 The very gods and Asuras and Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas cannot vanquish the Vrishni heroes, what need be said of men, therefore, in battle?
Mbh.7.144.7498 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Yakshas, nor the Uragas, nor the Rakshasas, nor human beings, are capable of conquering the two Krishnas.
Mbh.7.144.7507 The battle that took place between them was such that its like had never been heard to have taken place on earth or in heaven between gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Uragas, or Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.153.8064 Riding on it, Ghatotkacha was surrounded by a full Akshauhini of fierce-looking Rakshasas armed with lances and heavy clubs and rocks and trees.
Mbh.7.153.8066 At sight of that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, looking like a mountain summit of terrible aspect, frightful, possessed of terrible teeth and fierce face, with arrow-like ears and high cheek-bones, with stiff hair rising upwards, awful eyes, sunken belly, blazing mouth, wide as a chasm, and diadem on his head, capable of striking every creature with fear, possessing jaws wide-open like those of the Destroyer, endued with great splendour and capable of agitating all foes, advancing towards them, thy son's host, afflicted with fear, became highly agitated like the current of the Ganga agitated into fierce eddies by the action of the wind.
Mbh.7.153.8068 Then, thrown by the Rakshasas who had become more powerful in consequence of the night, there began to fall on the field of battle a thick shower of stones.
Mbh.7.153.8110 I am the king of the Rakshasas, equal to the Ten-necked Ravana in might.
Mbh.7.153.8127 He then beheld Ghatotkacha fearlessly coming towards him with bent bow and accompanied by a large number of Rakshasas that resembled lions or infuriated elephants of great strength, some riding on elephants, some on cars, and some on steeds.
Mbh.7.153.8129 Those Rakshasas consisted of both Paulastyas and Yatudhanas
Mbh.7.153.8133 Ghatotkacha came to battle, accompanied by those Rakshasas, who were, indeed, incapable of being easily defeated in battle.
Mbh.7.153.8152 Meanwhile, O king, the battle that took place between the Rakshasas and the son of Drona on that night was exceedingly terrible like that between Sakra and Prahlada in days of old.
Mbh.7.153.8158 Afflicted with those shafts of Aswatthaman, that vast force of broad-chested Rakshasas looked like a herd of infuriated elephants afflicted by lions.
Mbh.7.153.8159 Consuming with his arrows those Rakshasas with their steeds, drivers, and elephants, he blazed forth like the adorable Agni while consuming creatures at the end of the Yuga.
Mbh.7.153.8165 Endued with fierce prowess, those Rakshasas, with eyes red in wrath, fearlessly hurled at Aswatthaman's head hundreds and thousands of darts, and Sataghnis, and spiked maces, and Asanis and long lances, and axes, and scimitars, and maces, and short arrows and heavy clubs, and battle-axes, and spears, and swords, and lances, and polished Kampanas and Kunapas, and Hulas, and rockets, and stones, and vessels of hot treacle, and thunas made of black iron, and mallets, all of terrible forms and capable of destroying foes.
Mbh.7.153.8168 Then the high-souled son of Drona, with other weapons, equipped with golden wings and inspired with mantras speedily slew many Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.153.8169 Afflicted with those shafts, that vast force of broad-chested Rakshasas looked like a herd of infuriated elephants afflicted by lions.
Mbh.7.153.8170 Then those mighty Rakshasas, thus afflicted Drona's son, became filled with fury and rushed against the former.
Mbh.7.153.8171 The prowess that the son of Drona then showed was exceedingly wonderful, for the feat he achieved is incapable of being achieved by any other being among living creatures, since, alone and unsupported, that warrior acquainted with high and mighty weapons burnt that Rakshasa force with his blazing shafts in the very sight of that prince of Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.153.8200 Having slain the Rakshasas, Drona's son then began to afflict the son of Hidimva with arrows.
Mbh.7.153.8215 The earth, strewn all around with the fallen bodies of dead Rakshasas, pierced and mangled with hundreds of arrows, became fierce looking and impassable, as if strewn with mountain summits.
Mbh.7.154.8217 SECTION CLVI Sanjaya said, Beholding the sons of Drupada, as also those of Kuntibhoja, and Rakshasas too in thousands, slain by the son of Drona, Yudhishthira and Bhimasena, and Dhrishtadyumna, the son of Prishata, and Yuyudhana, uniting together, set their hearts firmly on battle.
Mbh.7.155.8347 It is true also that the Parthas are incapable of being vanquished by the very gods with Vasava at their head, and the Daityas, the Yakshas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.162.8772 The prince of the Rakshasas, viz, Alambhusha, O king, resisted Arjuna, that foremost of car-warriors, as the latter advanced.
Mbh.7.163.8824 He then pierced that chastiser of foes, viz, Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas, with hundreds of keen and swift-coursing arrows, all capable of penetrating into the very vitals.
Mbh.7.163.8825 Thus pierced with those shafts by Aswatthaman, that Rakshasas, on the field of battle, looked beautiful, O monarch, like a porcupine with quills erect on its body.
Mbh.7.163.8840 Deeply pierced, O monarch, by Drona's son who was proud of his prowess in battle, that prince of Rakshasas, endued with great strength, sat down on the terrace of his car.
Mbh.7.163.8842 Having pierced that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, in that encounter thus, Drona's son, that mighty car-warrior, uttered a loud roar.
Mbh.7.165.8913 Then that prince of the Rakshasas, viz, Alamvusha, O king, riding upon a foremost car, harnessed with eight steeds, having terrible-looking Pisachas of equine faces yoked unto it, furnished with blood-red banners, decked with floral garlands made of black iron, covered with bear-skins, and possessing a tall standard over which perched a terrible, fierce-looking, and incessantly shrieking vulture, of spotted wings and wide-open eyes, proceeded against those advancing heroes.
Mbh.7.165.8921 Then, O bull of Bharata's race, Partha pierced that prince of the Rakshasas with four keen arrows.
Mbh.7.165.8922 Thus pierced, the Rakshasas fled away in fear.
Mbh.7.171.9271 At night, Rakshasas, again, become endued with unlimited prowess, great might, and great courage.
Mbh.7.172.9319 Riding on horseback or on elephants, on foot or on car, those foremost of Rakshasas, both endued with large powers of illusion, fought with each other in battle.
Mbh.7.172.9321 Seizing then that gigantic prince of Rakshasas, viz, Alamvusha, who thus struggled with him, he pressed him down on the earth, like Vishnu slaying the Asura Maya in battle.
Mbh.7.173.9382 Those two mighty car-warriors, both struggling vigorously, both with limbs pierced with keen-pointed shafts, and each mangling the other, failed, however to make each other tremble For a long time, that nocturnal combat between Karna and the Rakshasas in which both seemed to sport, making life itself the stake, continued equally.
Mbh.7.173.9386 Beholding a celestial weapon aimed at him by Karna, Ghatotkacha, that foremost of Rakshasas invoked into existence his Rakshasa illusion.
Mbh.7.173.9387 He was seen surrounded by a large force of terrible-looking Rakshasas, armed with lances, large rocks and hills and clubs
Mbh.7.173.9390 Then there fell on all sides a thick rain of rocks and stones poured incessantly by the Rakshasas, who had, in consequence of midnight, became inspired with greater strength
Mbh.7.173.9428 Having said those words, that Rakshasas, of cruel prowess and eyes red like copper in wrath, soared aloft into the sky and laughed aloud.
Mbh.7.173.9441 Once more beholding that foremost of warriors, viz, Ghatotkacha, fearlessly approaching him, surrounded by a large number of Rakshasas that resembled lions and tigers and infuriated elephants in prowess, some riding on elephants, some on cars, and some on horseback, all armed with diverse weapons and clad in diverse kinds of mail and diverse kinds of ornaments; in fact, beholding Ghatotkacha surrounded by those fierce Rakshasas like Vasava by the Maruts, the mighty bowman Karna began to battle with him fiercely.
Mbh.7.173.9445 Then Karna shot some foe-slaying shafts of golden wings at those sky-ranging Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.173.9446 Afflicted with those shafts, the large foes of broad chested Rakshasas looked agitated like a herd of wild elephants afflicted by a lion.
Mbh.7.173.9447 Destroying with his shafts those Rakshasas along with their steeds and diverse elephants, the puissant Karna looked like the divine Agni consuming all creatures at the time of the universal dissolution.
Mbh.7.173.9449 Among those thousands of kings on the Pandava side, O sire, there was not a single one, O monarch, that could even look at Karna then, save the mighty Ghatotkacha, that prince of Rakshasas, who was endued with terrible energy and strength, and who, inflamed with rage, then looked like Yama himself.
Mbh.7.173.9469 Then many Rakshasas and Pisachas and Yatudhanas, and large numbers of wolves and leopards, of frightful faces rushed towards Karna for devouring him.
Mbh.7.174.9478 Indeed, surrounded by many thousands of frightful Rakshasas of diverse forms and endued with great heroism, he appeared on the field recollecting his old quarrel with the Pandavas.
Mbh.7.174.9483 What shall I say more, the virgin Hidimva was formerly deflowered by him, disregarding us and the other Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.175.9521 Then Bhima, that exterminator of Rakshasas, impetuously rushed towards him, O lord, and covered that prince of the Rakshasas with shafts.
Mbh.7.175.9523 All the other Rakshasas also, of terrible forms and armed with diverse weapons solicitous for the victory of thy sons, rushed against Bhimasena.
Mbh.7.175.9525 Then those Rakshasas of wicked understanding, thus received by Bhimasena, uttered loud wails and fled away on all sides.
Mbh.7.175.9529 Then Bhima of terrible prowess, looking steadily at that prince of the Rakshasas, hurled at him with great force a mace endued with the impetuosity of thunder.
Mbh.7.175.9531 Then, the son of Kunti covered that prince of Rakshasas, with showers of shafts.
Mbh.7.175.9534 The Panchalas and the Srinjayas, the steeds and huge elephants of Bhima's army, exceedingly afflicted by the Rakshasas, became much agitated.
Mbh.7.175.9535 Beholding that terrible battle fought between Bhima and the Rakshasa, Vasudeva, that foremost of men addressing Dhananjaya, said these words, Behold, the mighty-armed Bhima is succumbing to that prince of Rakshasas.
Mbh.7.175.9538 Let Nakula and Sahadeva and the valiant Yuyudhana, O son of Pandu, at thy command, slay the other Rakshasas!
Mbh.7.175.9541 After Krishna had said so, those foremost of car-warriors, as commanded, proceeded against Karna, the son of Vikartana, and against the other Rakshasas fighting for the Kurus.
Mbh.7.175.9542 Then with some shafts resembling snakes of virulent poison and sped from his bow drawn to its fullest stretch, the valiant prince of the Rakshasas cut off Bhima's bow.
Mbh.7.175.9547 Beholding that mighty and terrible feat of that prince of Rakshasas, Bhimasena filled with joy, seized another fierce mace.
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.7.176.9583 Then the mighty Rakshasas, rushing against each other, seized each other by the hair.
Mbh.7.176.9585 Then rushing with speed and whirling the Rakshasas on high and dashing him down, Hidimva's son cut off his large head.
Mbh.7.177.9641 And, O king, the Kaurava warriors beholding the yelling Rakshasas, became exceedingly distressed.
Mbh.7.177.9642 Those terrible Rakshasas with fiery tongues and blazing mouths and sharp teeth, and with forms huge as hills, stationed in the welkin, with darts in grasp looked like clouds pouring torrents of rain.
Mbh.7.177.9644 The Rakshasas began to pour upon the warriors of thy son long darts, and treacle and Sataghnis, and Sthunas made of black iron and twined with strings of jute.
Mbh.7.178.9728 Other great Rakshasas having Hidimva and Kirmira and Vaka for their foremost, as also Alayudha, that grinder of hostile troops, and Ghatotkacha, that crusher of foes and warrior of fierce deeds, have all been slain
Mbh.7.179.9753 Undeprived of thumb, Ekalavya, O Partha, was incapable of being vanquished in battle by the gods, the Danavas, the Rakshasas, and the Uragas together.
Mbh.7.179.9760 All those Rakshasas were endued with might equal to that Ravana and all of them were destroyers of Brahmanas and sacrifices.
Mbh.7.180.9795 Sanjaya said, Knowing the feat that Karna desired to achieve, the slayer of Madhu, the mighty-armed Janardana, O king, commanded the prince of the Rakshasas, Ghatotkacha of mighty energy, to engage in single combat with Karna for rendering, O monarch, the latter's fatal dart fruitless.
Mbh.7.181.9879 My affection for Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas is twice that, O Janardana, which I naturally bear towards Sahadeva.
Mbh.7.183.10023 If Savyasachin's wrath is excited, neither Gandharvas, nor Yakshas nor Rakshasas can venture to bear him.
Mbh.7.183.10037 Neither the Lord of treasures, nor Indra, nor Yama, nor the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas can stay Arjuna armed with weapons.
Mbh.7.186.10235 Filled with those as also with Apsaras and Yakshas and Rakshasas, it once more seemed that the welkin was darkened by gathering clouds.
Mbh.7.193.10703 Neither the gods, nor the Gandharvas, nor the Asuras, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, nor all the foremost of men, shall today be able to vanquish me on my car in battle.
Mbh.7.195.10841 I can, with my arrows, rout the united celestials with Indra at their head, together with all the Rakshasas, O Partha, and the Asuras, the Uragas and human beings.
Mbh.7.198.11226 Rakshasas and Pisachas, crowding together, uttered fierce cries.
Mbh.7.198.11272 Neither Asuras, nor Gandharvas, nor Pisachas, nor Rakshasas, nor Uragas, Yakshas, and birds, nor human beings, can venture to baffle this weapon shot by me.
Mbh.7.198.11293 Gods, Asuras, Nagas, Rakshasas, Pisachas, human beings, birds, Gandharvas, Yakshas and other creatures: with the entire universe, we know, have all sprung from thee.
Mbh.7.198.11310 Neither gods, nor Asuras, nor great Uragas, nor Pisachas, nor Gandharvas, nor men, nor Rakshasas, nor birds, nor Nagas, nor any creatures in the Universe, shall ever be able to bear thy prowess.
Mbh.7.199.11390 If Mahadeva becomes angry, neither gods, nor Asuras, Gandharvas, nor Rakshasas, even if they hide themselves in deep oceans, can have peace.
Mbh.8.5.145 That prince of Rakshasas, viz, Alayudha, unto whose vehicle were yoked asses of monstrous shape hath been despatched to Yama's abode by Ghatotkaca exerting himself with great prowess.
Mbh.8.20.868 Having cut off numerous steeds and men and elephants into pieces and offered them as food into the Rakshasas, king Pandya was thus quieted by Drona's son with his shafts like a blazing fire in a crematorium, extinguished with water after it has received a libation in the shape of a lifeless body.
Mbh.8.45.2467 So Rakshasas and Pishacas protect the Himavat, the best of mountains.
Mbh.8.87.5291 The gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pishacas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, adopted opposite sides in that encounter between Karna and Arjuna.
Mbh.8.88.5392 SECTION Sanjaya said, Meanwhile the welkin, filled with gods and Nagas and Asuras and Siddhas and Yakshas and with large bands of Gandharvas and Rakshasas, and Asuras and regenerate Rishis and royal sages and birds of excellent feathers, assumed a wonderful aspect.
Mbh.8.91.5846 Endued with the force of the thousand-eyed Indra's thunder, irresistible as Rakshasas in the night, resembling Pinaka or Narayana's discus, it was exceedingly terrible and destructive of all living creatures.
Mbh.8.94.6058 Rakshasas and other wanderers of the night became filled with joy.
Mbh.9.2.104 When king Alambusa, and the Rakshasas Alayudha, and Rishyasringa's son, have been slain, what can it be but destiny?
Mbh.9.29.2056 Daityas and Danavas and Rakshasas and kings had been slain by the aid of acts and means.
Mbh.9.35.2587 He also saw there many shadows of gods, Gandharvas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.9.35.2599 There dwell Yakshas, and Vidyadharas, and Rakshasas of immeasurable energy and Pisachas of immeasurable might, and Siddhas, numbering thousands.
Mbh.9.37.2756 Vaishampayana said, Formerly, O tiger among kings, the high-souled Rama the son of Dasaratha lived for some time in the forest of Dandaka, from desire of slaying the Rakshasas.
Mbh.9.38.2815 The king then heard of the existence of a great fear of Rakshasas in his kingdom.
Mbh.9.40.2949 saying, Since, O foremost of rivers, thou hast gone away, having deceived me, let thy current be changed into blood that is acceptable to Rakshasas'
Mbh.9.41.2955 Then, O king, many Rakshasas came, O Bharata, and lived happily there, drinking the blood that flowed.
Mbh.9.41.2960 Those highly blessed ones, arriving at that frightful tirtha, saw the water of the Sarasvati mixed with blood and that innumerable Rakshasas, O monarch, were drinking it.
Mbh.9.41.2961 Beholding those Rakshasas, O king, those ascetics of rigid vows made great endeavours for rescuing the Sarasvati from that plight.
Mbh.9.41.2969 Beholding the water of Sarasvati purified by those Munis, the Rakshasas that had taken up their abode there, afflicted with hunger, sought the protection of those Munis themselves.
Mbh.9.41.2970 Afflicted with hunger, the Rakshasas, with joined hands, repeatedly said unto those ascetics filled with compassion, these words, All of us are hungry!
Mbh.9.41.2974 So amongst Vaisyas and Sudras, and Kshatriyas, those that hate and injure Brahmanas became Rakshasas.
Mbh.9.41.2978 For the rescue of those Rakshasas, with rapt minds those ascetics said, The food over which one sneezed, that in which there are worms and insects, that which may be mixed with any leavings of dishes, that which is mixed with hair, that which is mixed with tears, that which is trodden upon shall form the portion of these Rakshasas!
Mbh.9.41.2980 He that shall take such food shall be regarded as eating the food of Rakshasas'
Mbh.9.41.2981 Having purified the tirtha in this way, those ascetics thus solicited that river for the relief of those Rakshasas.
Mbh.9.41.2983 Bathing in that new river a branch of the Sarasvati the Rakshasas cast off their bodies and went to heaven.
Mbh.9.41.3015 Upon the conclusion of that sacrifice, a great battle took place between the gods on the one side and the Danavas, the Daityas, and the Rakshasas on the other.
Mbh.9.42.3079 The gods, the Danavas, and the Rakshasas, made a loud noise at sight of that exceedingly wonderful incident making the very hair to stand on end.
Mbh.9.42.3084 He had formerly given away unto the formless ones gods all kinds of wealth over which the high-souled celestials, the Gandharvas, the Rakshasas, ghosts, Yakshas, birds, and snakes have dominion.
Mbh.9.43.3095 The diverse gods, Indra and Vishnu, both of great energy, and Surya and Candramas, and Dhatri, and Vidhatri, and Vayu, and Agni, and Pushan, and Bhaga, and Aryaman, and Ansa, and Vivaswat, and Rudra of great intelligence, and Mitra, and the eleven Rudras, the eight Vasus, the twelve Adityas, the twin Ashvinis, the Viswedevas, the Maruts, the Saddhyas, the Pitris, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Pannagas, innumerable celestial Rishis, the Vaikhanasas, the Valakhilyas, those others among Rishis that subsist only on air and those that subsist on the rays of the Sun, the descendants of Bhrigu and Angiras, many high-souled Yatis, all the Vidyadharas, all those that were crowned with ascetic success, the Grandsire, Pulastya, Pulaha of great ascetic merits, Angiras, Kasyapa, Atri, Marichi, Bhrigu, Kratu, Hara, Prachetas, Manu, Daksha, the Seasons, the Planets, and all the luminaries; O monarch, all the rivers in their embodied forms, the eternal Vedas, the Seas, the diverse tirthas, the Earth, the Sky, the Cardinal and Subsidiary points of the compass, and all the Trees, O king, Aditi the mother of the gods, Hri, Sri, Swaha, Sarasvati, Uma, Sachi, Sinivali, Anumati, Kuhu, the Day of the new moon, the Day of the full Moon, the wives of the denizens of heaven, Himavat, Vindhya, Meru of many summits, Airavat with all his followers, the Divisions of time called Kala, Kashtha, Fortnight, the Seasons, Night, and Day, O king, the prince of steeds, Ucchaisravas, Vasuki the king of the Snakes, Aruna, Garuda, the Trees, the deciduous herbs, and the adorable god Dharma, all came there together.
Mbh.9.43.3108 The gods then, with Vasava at their head, and the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Munis, and the Pitris, all shouted, Victory to Skanda'
Mbh.9.47.3506 Having in battle subjugated both men and celestials and Gandharvas and Rakshasas, Varuna, O king, that slayer of hostile heroes, performed his grand sacrifice in that tirtha.
Mbh.9.47.3512 There, in that tirtha situated on the bank of that river, all the gods with Vasava at their head, the Viswedevas, the Maruts, the Gandharvas, the Apsaras, the Island-born Vyasa, Suka, Krishna the slayer of Madhu, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and the Pisachas, O king, and diverse others, numbering by thousands, all crowned with ascetic success, always reside.
Mbh.9.56.4090 A loud noise was heard, O bull of Bharata's race, in the welkin, made by the Yakshas, and the Rakshasas and the Pisachas.
Mbh.12.2.90 Residing there he acquired all the weapons duly, and became a great favourite of the gods, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.48.2546 The mighty car-warriors quickly proceeded, viewing the field of battle haunted by crowds of spirits and thronged with Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.50.2702 Without doubt, thou art competent to subjugate, on a single car, the gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, Yakshas, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.58.3244 The divine Kuvera, borne on the shoulders of human beings, that lord of Yakshas and Rakshasas, gave him wealth enough for gratifying the needs of religion, profit, and pleasure.
Mbh.12.58.3250 He drew from the earth, as a milcher from a cow, seven and ten kinds of crops for the food of Yakshas, and Rakshasas, and Nagas, and other creatures.
Mbh.12.66.3693 With thy strength enhanced in this way, and becoming invincible and possessed of great prowess, thou wilt be our king and protect us happily like Kuvera protecting the Yakshas and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.71.4055 The gods, men, Pitris, Gandharvas, Uragas, and Rakshasas, all depend upon sacrifices for their support.
Mbh.12.73.4150 King Vaisravana created by ascetic power a large force of Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.73.4153 Thereupon that foremost of righteous persons viz, Vasishtha, underwent very severe penances and, causing those Rakshasas to be slain, ascertained the true course upon which Muchukunda was bent.
Mbh.12.76.4313 By service I attach myself to my preceptors, I have no fear of Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.76.4315 I have no fear of Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.76.4323 They, O king of the Kaikeyas, who protect kine and Brahmanas and all their subjects, have nothing to fear from Rakshasas, and much less from sinful persons.
Mbh.12.88.5017 The gifts made by thee in this world support the gods, Pitris, men, Nagas, Rakshasas, birds, and animals.
Mbh.12.89.5076 When the king does not restrain vice, a confusion of castes follows, and sinful Rakshasas, and persons of neutral sex, and children destitute of limbs or possessed of thick tongues, and idiots, begin to take birth in even respectable families.
Mbh.12.120.6752 It seems, O puissant one, that Chastisement, which is possessed of great energy and which is present everywhere, is the foremost of all beings among either gods and Rishis and high-souled Pitris and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Pisachas and Sadhyas, or living beings in this world including beasts and birds.
Mbh.12.120.6849 Brahman is the Creator of the entire universe with the gods and Asura and Rakshasas and human beings and snakes, and of every other thing.
Mbh.12.121.6901 Kuvera was made the lord of treasures and of all the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.141.8645 Know, O Bharata, that they are traders in learning and Rakshasas among men.
Mbh.12.152.9200 The vulture said, Dreadful is this spot, this wilderness, that resounds with the screech of owls and teems with spirits and Yakshas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.165.9825 From them sprang all the creatures of the universe, including the gods, Pitris, Gandharvas, Apsaras, diverse kinds of Rakshasas, birds and animals and fishes, monkeys, great snakes, and diverse species of fowl that range the air or sport on the water, and vegetables, and all beings that are oviparous or viviparous or born of filth.
Mbh.12.169.10169 At the distance of about three Yojanas from this place, there is a mighty king of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.169.10180 The king of the Rakshasas then, O Yudhishthira, commanded his attendants, saying, Let Gautama be soon brought hither from the gate'
Mbh.12.169.10183 Thou mayst have heard of the king of the Rakshasas, Virupaksha, by name, possessed of great courage.
Mbh.12.169.10188 Soon he entered the king's palace in the company of the messengers solicitous of obtaining a sight of the king of the Rakshasas
Mbh.12.170.10189 SECTION CLXXI Bhishma said, Led into a spacious apartment, Gautama was introduced to the king of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.170.10234 Once more, the Rakshasa king, having restrained the Rakshasas that had come to his palace from diverse lands, addressed those Brahmanas and said, This one day, ye regenerate ones, ye need have no fear from the Rakshasas here.
Mbh.12.171.10273 Thus addressed by his sire, the prince, accompanied by other Rakshasas, proceeded with great speed.
Mbh.12.171.10275 Weeping with grief, the son of the intelligent king of the Rakshasas, ran with great speed and to the utmost of his power, for seizing Gautama.
Mbh.12.171.10276 The Rakshasas had not to go far when they succeeded in catching the Brahmana and discovering the body of Rajadharman destitute of wings, bones, and feet.
Mbh.12.171.10277 Taking the captive with them, the Rakshasas returned with great speed to Meruvraja, and showed the king the mutilated body of Rajadharman, and that ungrateful and singing wretch, viz, Gautama.
Mbh.12.171.10282 Let these Rakshasas here feast merrily on his flesh.
Mbh.12.171.10284 Thus addressed by the Rakshasa king, many Rakshasas of terrible prowess expressed their unwillingness to eat the flesh of that sinner.
Mbh.12.171.10289 Thus addressed by him, the Rakshasas armed with lances and battle-axes, hacked that vile wretch into pieces and gave them away to the robbers.
Mbh.12.172.10296 Setting fire to it with the body of that prince of birds, the mighty chief of the Rakshasas caused the obsequial rites of his friend to be performed according to the ordinance.
Mbh.12.172.10301 Rising up, he approached his friend Virupaksha, the king of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.172.10310 The prince of cranes, approaching his friend Gautama, who still bore on his shoulders the load of gold that he had got from the king of the Rakshasas embraced him and felt great joy.
Mbh.12.187.11246 After this, the Deities and the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Daityas, the Asuras, the great snakes, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Serpents, the Pisachas, and human beings with their four divisions, viz, Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, and Sudras, O best of regenerate ones, and all the other orders of creatures that exist, were created.
Mbh.12.187.11269 Losing the light of knowledge, and betaking themselves to an unrestrained course of conduct, they take birth as Pisachas and Rakshasas and Pretas and as individuals of diverse Mleccha species.
Mbh.12.209.12687 The highest of the high, and without change or deterioration himself, he created the Pitris, the gods, the Rishis, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Nagas, the Asuras, and human beings.
Mbh.12.223.13558 The gods, men, the Pitris, the Gandharvas, the snakes, and the Rakshasas, were all under my sway in days gone by.
Mbh.12.224.13668 Sree said, Truly, O Purandara, there is none among gods, Gandharvas, Asuras, or Rakshasas, that can bear me for ever'
Mbh.12.226.13849 Prithu, Aila, Maya, Bhima, Naraka, Samvara, Aswagriva, Puloman, Swarbhanu, whose standard was of immeasurable height, Prahlada, Namuchi, Daksha, Vipprachitti, Virochana, Hrinisheva, Suhotra, Bhurihan, Pushavat, Vrisha, Satyepsu, Rishava, Vahu, Kapilaswa, Virupaka, Vana, Kartaswara, Vahni, Viswadanshtra, Nairiti, Sankocha, Varitaksha, Varaha, Aswa, Ruchiprabha, Viswajit, Pratirupa, Vrishanda, Vishkara, Madhu, Hiranyakasipu, the Danava Kaitabha, and many others that were Daityas and Danavas and Rakshasas, these and many more unnamed, belonging to remote and remoter ages, great Daityas and foremost of Danavas, whose names we have heard, indeed, many foremost of Daityas of former times, having gone away, leaving the Earth.
Mbh.12.227.14138 Men and gods and Kinnaras and Yakshas and Rakshasas all became endued with prosperity and cheerfulness.
Mbh.12.228.14184 The very gods, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, and the Rakshasas, cannot reach the rung which is his who has attained to the highest end
Mbh.12.231.14366 After having thus assumed the form of Brahman he creates the worlds of the gods, the Rishis, the Pitris, and men; the rivers, the seas, and the oceans, the points of the horizon, countries and provinces, hills and mountains, and large trees, human beings, Kinnaras, Rakshasas, birds, animals domestic and wild, and snakes.
Mbh.12.260.15730 Unseen by the Rakshasas while he repeated this to himself, the Pisachas said unto him, It behoves thee not to say so.
Mbh.12.282.17391 Many ghostly beings, also, of diverse forms and aspects, and many dreadful Rakshasas and mighty Pisachas, of diverse aspects, mad with joy, and armed with diverse kinds of uplifted weapons, forming the train of Mahadeva, were there, every one of whom resembled a blazing fire in energy.
Mbh.12.283.17462 The gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Snakes, the Rakshasas, the two Gandharvas named Haha and Huhu, Tumvuru and Narada, Viswavasu, Viswasena, the Gandharvas and the Apsaras, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Sadhyas, the Maruts, all came there with Indra for sharing in the Sacrifice.
Mbh.12.284.17849 Neither Rakshasas, nor Pisachas, nor ghosts, nor Vinayakas, create disturbances in his house where this hymn is recited.
Mbh.12.289.18152 The royal Kuvera, the chief of the Yakshas and the Rakshasas, is the lord of the treasury of Indra, that master of the universe
Mbh.12.295.18418 The Adityas, the Vasus, the Rudras, Agni, the Aswins, the Maruts, the Viswedevas, the Saddhyas, the Pitris, the Maruts, the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas and the other denizens of heaven, and, indeed, all other celestials whatever, O child, have all been crowned with success through their penances.
Mbh.12.301.18863 Comprehending with the aid of knowledge that all objects exist with faults, indeed, understanding that the objects, so difficult to cast off, with which human beings and Pisachas and Rakshasas and Yakshas and snakes and Gandharvas and pitris and those that are wandering in the intermediate orders of beings such as birds and animals and great birds such as Garuda and others and the Maruts and royal sages and regenerate sages and Asuras and Viswedevas and the celestial Rishis and Yogins invested with supreme puissance and the Prajapatis and Brahman himself are engaged, and understanding truly what the highest limit is of one's period of existence in this world, and apprehending also the great truth.
Mbh.12.302.19045 Indeed, O king a combination of those is known as such in deities and men and Danavas, and Yakshas and spirits and Gandharvas and Kinnaras and great snakes, and Charanas and Pisachas, in celestial Rishis and Rakshasas, in biting flies, and worms, and gnats, and vermin born of filth and rats, and dogs and Swapakas and Chaineyas and Chandalas and Pukkasas in elephants and steeds and asses and tigers, and trees and kine.
Mbh.12.327.20797 Vishnu beheld all the deities and Asuras and Rakshasas to be troubled in their senses and mind.
Mbh.12.327.20812 There is a fiery girdle all around it, of the width of ten Yojanas, and it is incapable of being approached by Yakshas and Rakshasas and Danavas.
Mbh.12.328.20889 Do thou with thy intelligent son recite the Vedas, and do thou with the echoes of Vedic sounds dispel the fears arising from Rakshasas: Bhishma continued, Hearing these words of Narada, Vyasa, the foremost of all persons conversant with duties and firmly devoted to Vedic recitation, became filled with joy and answered Narada, saying, So be it, With his son Suka, he set himself to recite the Vedas in a loud sonorous voice, observing all the rules of orthoepy and, as it were, filling the three worlds with that sound.
Mbh.12.331.21212 I declare unto all creatures, unto these trees, these elephants, these mountains, the Earth herself, the several points of the compass, the welkin, the deities, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas, and the Rakshasas, that I shall, verily, enter all creatures in the world
Mbh.12.333.21293 He was adored by the Gandharvas and the Rishis, by crowds of Yakshas and Rakshasas, and all tribes of the Vidyadharas.
Mbh.12.339.21929 That great Asura will be unslayable in the whole universe consisting of deities, Asuras and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.339.21939 I shall then slay the terrible lord of the Rakshasas, that wretch of Pulastya's race, viz, the fierce Ravana, that throne of all the worlds, together with all his children and followers.
Mbh.12.342.22468 Rakshasas appeared everywhere The Vedas were about to disappear.
Mbh.12.342.22469 The inhabitants of all the worlds, being destitute of a king, lost their strength and began to fall an easy prey to Rakshasas and other evil Beings.
Mbh.12.343.22823 Whatever libations of clarified butter or meat are poured on the sacrificial fire according to the ordinances of Brahma, by the Rishis, by Pasupati himself, by the rest of the principal deities, by the Daityas, the Danavas, and the Rakshasas, all reach the feet of that great divinity.
Mbh.12.349.23368 Indeed, he reflected in this strain, Brahma, otherwise called Parameshthi, has created all these creatures, consisting of Daityas and Danavas and Gandharvas and Rakshasas.
Mbh.12.349.23370 Many among the Daityas and Danavas and Rakshasas on Earth will become endued with great strength.
Mbh.13.3.252 While under the influence of anger, he created numerous evil spirits and Rakshasas of mighty vigour and resembling the great destroyer Kala himself.
Mbh.13.6.390 the luminous bodies in the firmament, all the deities, the Nagas, and the Rakshasas, as also the Sun and the Moon and the Winds, have attained to their high status by evolution from man's status, through dint of their own action.
Mbh.13.14.1078 He assumes also the forms of Yakshas, Rakshasas and Snakes, of Daityas and Danavas.
Mbh.13.14.1209 In all hostile encounters of the deities, the Yakshas, the Uragas and the Rakshasas, that terminating in mutual destruction, it is Bhava that gives unto those that meet with destruction, puissance commensurate with their respective locations as dependent upon their acts.
Mbh.13.14.1210 Tell me, who else than Maheswara is there for bestowing boons upon, and once more chastising the Andhaka and Sukra and Dundubhi and Maharshi and many foremost of Yakshas, Indra and Vala and Rakshasas and the Nivatakavachas?
Mbh.13.14.1516 The Vidyadharas, the Danavas, the Guhyakas, the Rakshasas, and all created beings, mobile and immobile, adorned, in thought, word and deed, that puissant Lord.
Mbh.13.14.1552 The innumerable Brahmanas there present, the deities and the Asuras, the Nagas, the Pisachas, the Pitris, the birds, diverse Rakshasas, diverse classes of ghosts and spirits, and all the great Rishis, then bowed down unto that great Deity.
Mbh.13.17.1753 These names fraught with auspiciousness, leading to advancement, destructive of Rakshasas and great cleansers should be imparted to only him that is devoted to the great Lord, to him that has faith, to him that believes.
Mbh.13.17.2776 Danavas and Yakshas and Rakshasas and Pisachas and Yatudhanas and Guhyakas and snakes can do no injury to him
Mbh.13.19.2956 Beholding the Rishi arrived there, all the Rakshasas having Manibhadra for their head, who were engaged in protecting that lake abounding with beautiful lotuses, came out in a body for welcoming and honouring the illustrious traveller.
Mbh.13.19.2957 The Rishi worshipped in return those Rakshasas of terrible prowess and asked them to report, without delay, his arrival unto the Lord of Treasures.
Mbh.13.19.2958 Requested by him to do this, those Rakshasas, O king, said unto him, King Vaisravana, without waiting for the news from us, is coming of his own accord to thy presence.
Mbh.13.23.3279 That gift which is made untimely is appropriated by Rakshasas
Mbh.13.23.3281 Such gifts are regarded as the portion belonging to the Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.23.3282 Gifts of articles that have been proclaimed before many people or from which a portion has been eaten by a Sudra, or that have been seen or licked by a dog, form portions of Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.23.3284 Food that has been eaten by a person incompetent to utter the syllable Om, or that has been eaten by a person bearing arms, O Bharata, or that has been eaten by a wicked person should be known to form the portion of Rakshasas
Mbh.13.23.3285 The food that is eaten by a person from which a portion has already been eaten by another, or which is eaten without a part thereof having been offered to deities and guests and children, is appropriated by Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.23.3286 Such stained food, if offered to the deities and Pitris is never accepted by them but is appropriated by Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.23.3287 The food offered by the three regenerate classes in Sraddhas, in which Mantras are either not uttered or uttered incorrectly and in which the ordinances laid down in the scriptures are not complied with, if distributed to guests and other people, is appropriated by Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.23.3288 The food that is distributed to guests without having been previously dedicated to the deities or the Pitris with the aid of libation on the sacred fire, which has been stained in consequence of a portion thereof having been eaten by a person that is wicked or of irreligious behaviour, should be known to form the portion of Rakshasas'
Mbh.13.23.3289 I have told thee what the portions are of the Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.33.4059 The Brahmanas, O ruler of men, who are highly blessed, are elder in respect of their origin than the Pitris, the deities, human beings belonging to the three other orders, the Snakes and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.33.4060 These regenerate persons are incapable of being vanquished by the deities or the Pitris, or the Gandharvas or the Rakshasas, or the Asuras or the Pisachas.
Mbh.13.58.5734 The deities and human beings and Gandharvas and Pitris and Uragas and Rakshasas and even immobile beings, all resort to a tank full of water as their refuge.
Mbh.13.58.5770 Kinnaras and Uragas and Rakshasas and deities and Gandharvas and human beings, as also Rishis, all have recourse to trees as their refuge.
Mbh.13.61.5948 Let all thy kinsmen and all thy friends and well-wishers, O scorcher of foes, seek thee as their refuge even as the Rakshasas seek Kuvera or the deities seek Indra as theirs
Mbh.13.62.6079 If these verses declaring the merit attaching to gifts of earth be recited on the occasion of a Sraddha, neither Rakshasas nor Asuras can succeed in appropriating any share of the offerings made in it.
Mbh.13.65.6239 Rakshasas never invade the abode of that man who makes gifts unto the Brahmanas of Payasa mixed with ghee.
Mbh.13.76.6981 There are among men many persons that are mean and that resemble Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.82.7339 The Gods, the Danavas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Uragas, the Rakshasas and human beings succeed in obtaining me only after undergoing the severest austerities.
Mbh.13.83.7386 Then, on one occasion, the Rishis, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, the Uragas, the Rakshasas, the Deities, the Asuras, the winged creatures and the Prajapatis, O thou of Kuru's race, all assembled together and adored the Grandsire.
Mbh.13.84.7534 The goat is Fire for it given, it leads to the region of the deity of fire; the sheep is Varuna for if leads to the region of Varuna the lord of waters; the horse is Surya for if leads to the region of Surya; elephants are Nagas for they lead to the world of Nagas; buffaloes are Asuras for they lead to the region of Asuras; cocks and boars are Rakshasas for they lead to the regions of the Rakshasas, O delighter of the Bhrigus; earth is sacrifice, kine, water, and Soma for it leads to the merits of sacrifice, and to the region of kine, of the lord of waters and of Soma.
Mbh.13.84.7540 It is for this reason that the deities and Gandharvas and Uragas and Rakshasas and human beings and Pisachas hold it with care.
Mbh.13.85.7603 The boon which, O Grandsire, he has obtained from thee is that he should not be slayable by deities or Asuras or Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.85.7608 Transcending all the deities and Danavas and Rakshasas and human beings and Gandharvas and Nagas and feathery creatures, the offspring of Agni with his dart, which in his hands will be a weapon incapable of being baffled if once hurled at the foe, will destroy Taraka from whom your fear hath arisen.
Mbh.13.86.7951 The Rakshasas gave unto him a boar and a buffalo.
Mbh.13.86.7960 Rakshasas and Asuras, in large bands, began to walk in the train of that puissant child.
Mbh.13.87.7982 Gods or Asuras or human beings, Gandharvas or Uragas or Rakshasas, Pisachas or Kinnaras, every one should always worship the Pitris.
Mbh.13.90.8070 Persons conversant with the Vedas say that the offerings made at Sraddhas, if eaten by such Brahmanas, go to fill the stomachs of Rakshasas instead of filling those of the Pitris, O, Yudhishthira.
Mbh.13.90.8084 That Sraddha which is performed without sesame seeds, or that which is done by a person in anger, has its Havi robbed by Rakshasas and Pisachas.
Mbh.13.92.8214 If a portion of the offerings be first made to the deity of fire at a Sraddha, O prince of men, Rakshasas of regenerate origin cannot then do any injury to such a Sraddha
Mbh.13.92.8215 Beholding the deity of fire at a Sraddha Rakshasas fly away from it.
Mbh.13.97.8750 To the Viswedevas it should be offered in open air, and to the Rakshasas and spirits the offerings should be made at night.
Mbh.13.98.8815 I shall also set forth in their due order what garlands are agreeable to the Rakshasas, what to the Uragas, what to the Yakshas, what to human beings, and what to the Pitris, in proper order.
Mbh.13.98.8830 The deities become gratified with the scent of flowers; the Yakshas and Rakshasas with their sight, the Nagas with their touch; and human beings with all three, viz, scent, sight, and touch.
Mbh.13.98.8848 It is very agreeable to the Yakshas, the Rakshasas, and Nagas.
Mbh.13.98.8864 By abstention from such an act, the Rakshasas have become, endued with the opposite attributes.
Mbh.13.98.8877 I shall now discourse to thee upon the merits, with the fruits they bring about, that attach to Vali offerings made to the deities, the Yakshas, the Uragas, human beings, spirits, and Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.98.8878 Those unscrupulous and wicked men that eat without first serving Brahmanas and deities and guests and children, should be known as Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.98.8883 The Yakshas and Rakshasas and Pannagas, as also guests and all homeless persons, are supported by the food that are offered by persons leading the domestic mode of life, Indeed, the deities and the Pitris derive their sustenance from such offerings.
Mbh.13.98.8886 The Valis that should be offered to Yakshas and Rakshasas should be rich with blood and meat, with wines and spirits accompanying, and adorned with coatings of fried paddy
Mbh.13.100.8961 His sacrificial rites and presents were obstructed by Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.115.10290 Those persons, however, who are for gratifying the sensation of taste, should be known as Rakshasas wedded to the attribute of Passion.
Mbh.13.116.10365 SECTION CXVI Yudhishthira said, Alas, those cruel men, who, discarding diverse kinds of food, covet only flesh, are really like great Rakshasas!
Mbh.13.116.10409 Neither snakes nor wild animals, neither Pisachas nor Rakshasas, ever slay him.
Mbh.13.131.11194 What are those acts that are destructive of Rakshasas and that prevent you from asserting your power over the habitations of men?
Mbh.13.131.11207 Hence, ye deities, should men keep such articles in their houses, articles that are destructive of Rakshasas and other beings of the kind.
Mbh.13.135.11304 If a Brahmana accepts food from one who is guilty of killing either a cow or a Brahmana or from one who has committed adultery with his preceptor's wife or from a drunkard, he helps to promote the race of Rakshasas.
Mbh.13.140.11482 The great god was also surrounded by Kinnaras and Yakshas and Gandharvas and Rakshasas and diverse other created beings.
Mbh.13.145.12145 They are unmindful of observance and are like Rakshasas in conduct.
Mbh.13.149.12557 The whole mobile and immobile universe with the deities, Asuras, and Gandharvas, Yakshas, Uragas and Rakshasas, is under the sway of Krishna.
Mbh.13.150.12678 Indeed, at such places, there can be no fear of the king, nor of Pisachas and Rakshasas
Mbh.13.158.13148 The very Rakshasas hymn his praise.
Mbh.13.158.13180 Capable of going everywhere at will, it was Krishna who, having subjugated the Rakshasas and Uragas, poured them as libations upon the blazing fire.
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.
Mbh.14.20.735 Those paths of action which are characterised by visible objects such as Soma-juice and ghee for libations being destroyed by Rakshasas, turning away from them I have perceived the seat of the soul that is in the body, without the aid of the soul
Mbh.14.42.1716 Him all conclaves of learned Brahmanas, deities and Asuras, and Yakshas, and Pisachas, the Pitris, and birds, and bands of Rakshasas, and bands of ghostly beings, and all the great Rishis, praise
Mbh.14.43.1739 He is the ruler of men and Kinnaras and Yakshas and Gandharvas, and Snakes and Rakshasas, and deities and Danavas and Nagas.
Mbh.14.51.2195 Gods, men, Gandharvas, Pisachas, Asuras, and Rakshasas, have all sprung from Nature, and not from actions, not from a cause.
Mbh.14.54.2399 So also, O regenerate one, know that all the tribes of the Daityas, all the Yakshas, Gandharvas, Rakshasas, Nagas.
Mbh.14.54.2421 When I live in the order of the Nagas, I then act as a Naga, and when I live in the order of Yakshas or that of Rakshasas, I act after the manner of that order.
Mbh.14.57.2600 O best of Brahmanas, these ear-rings are capable of being taken away, when such opportunities present themselves, by deities and Rakshasas and Nagas, if worn by a heedless person.
Mbh.14.68.3038 Endued with great energy, he also saw there all articles that are destructive of Rakshasas, duly placed by persons conversant with the subject.
Mbh.14.70.3093 All the Rakshasas that had come there were forced to leave the room and many of them met with destruction.
Mbh.15.1.21 The holy Vyasa also used to often meet with the old monarch and recite to him the histories of old Rishis and celestial ascetics and Pitris and Rakshasas.
Mbh.15.20.843 Endued with a righteous soul, lie will rove at will through the regions of the deities, the Gandharvas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.15.31.1263 Gandharvas and Apsaras, and Pisachas and Guhyakas and Rakshasas, many persons of great sanctity, many individuals crowned with success of penances, celestial Rishis, deities and Danavas and heavenly Rishis of spotless character, met with death on the battle-field of Kurukshetra
Mbh.15.31.1268 O thou of good features, know that Dussasana and others were all Rakshasas.
Mbh.15.33.1336 Amongst the Rakshasas and Pisachas some proceeded to the country of Uttara-Kurus.
Mbh.16.3.85 Their ornaments and umbrellas and standards and armour were seen to be taken away by terrible Rakshasas.
Mbh.18.5.252 The sons of Dhritarashtra were all Rakshasas of fierce might.
Mbh.18.5.264 Those that had fought on the side of Duryodhana are said to have been Rakshasas.
Mbh.18.5.302 Narada recited the Mahabharata to the gods; Asita-Devala to the Pitris; Suka to the Rakshasas and the Yakshas; and Vaishampayana to human beings.
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