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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.76 This work is a tree, of which the chapter of contents is the seed; the divisions called Pauloma and Astika are the root; the part called Sambhava is the trunk; the books called Sabha and Aranya are the roosting perches; the books called Arani is the knitting knots; the books called Virata and Udyoga the pith; the book named Bhishma, the main branch; the book called Drona, the leaves; the book called Karna, the fair flowers; the book named Salya, their sweet smell; the books entitled Stri and Aishika, the refreshing shade; the book called Santi, the mighty fruit; the book called Aswamedha, the immortal sap; the denominated Asramavasika, the spot where it groweth; and the book called Mausala, is an epitome of the Vedas and held in great respect by the virtuous Brahmanas.
Mbh.1.2.301 Then come Sabha, Mantra, Jarasandha, Digvijaya general campaign.
Mbh.1.2.377 The second is the extensive parva called Sabha or the assembly, full of matter.
Mbh.1.2.380 These constitute what has been called by the great Vyasa the Sabha Parva.
Mbh.2.4.120 And so also numerous principal Kshatriyas, such as the illustrious and virtuous Mujaketu, Vivarddhana, Sangramjit, Durmukha, the powerful Ugrasena; Kakshasena, the lord of the Earth, Kshemaka the invincible; Kamatha, the king of Kamvoja, and the mighty Kampana who alone made the Yavanas to ever tremble at his name just as the god that wieldeth the thunder-bolt maketh those Asuras, the Kalakeyas, tremble before him; Jatasura, and the king of the Madrakas, Kunti, Pulinda the king of the Kiratas, and the kings of Anga and Vanga, and Pandrya, and the king of Udhara, and Andhaka; Sumitra, and Saivya that slayer of foes; Sumanas, the king of the Kiratas, and Chanur the King of the Yavanas, Devarata, Bhoja, and the so called Bhimaratha, Srutayudha, the king of Kalinga, Jayasena the king of Magadha; and Sukarman, and Chekitana, and Puru that slayer of foes; Ketumata, Vasudana, and Vaideha and Kritakshana: Sudharman, Aniruddha, Srutayu endued with great strength; the invincible Anuparaja, the handsome Karmajit; Sisupala with his son, the king of Karusha; and the invincible youths of the Vrishni race, all equal in beauty unto the celestials, viz, Ahuka, Viprithu, Sada, Sarana, Akrura, Kritavarman, and Satyaka, the son of Sini; and Bhismaka, Ankriti, and the powerful Dyumatsena, those chief of bowmen viz, the Kaikeyas and Yajnasena of the Somaka race; these Kshatriyas endured with great might, all well-armed and wealthy, and many others also regarded as the foremost, all waited upon Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, in that Sabha, desirous of ministering to his happiness.
Mbh.2.4.123 And that friend of Dhananjaya, Tumvuru, and the Gandharva Chittasena with his ministers, any many other Gandharvas and Apsaras, well-skilled in vocal and instrumental music and in cadence and Kinnaras also well-versed in musical measures and motions singing celestial tunes in proper and charming voices, waited upon and gladdened the sons of Pandu and the Rishis who sat in that Sabha.
Mbh.2.4.124 And seated in that Sabha, those bull among men, of rigid vows and devoted to truth, all waited upon Yudhishthira like the celestials in heaven waiting upon Brahma
Mbh.2.5.125 SECTION V Lokapala Sabhakhayana Parva Vaisampayana said, While the illustrious Pandavas were seated in that Sabha along with the principal Gandharvas, there came, O Bharata, unto that assembly the celestial Rishi Narada, conversant with the Vedas and Upanishadas, worshipped by the celestials acquainted with histories and Puranas, well-versed in all that occurred in ancient kalpas cycles, conversant with Nyaya logic and the truth of moral science, possessing a complete knowledge of the six Angas viz, pronunciation, grammar, prosody, explanation of basic terms, description of religious rites, and astronomy.
Mbh.2.5.131 The Rishi, having wandered over the different worlds, came into that Sabha.
Mbh.2.6.298 I shall also describe unto thee the celestial Sabha of Brahma that dispelleth every kind of uneasiness.
Mbh.2.8.351 These and many others are present at the Sabha of the king of the Pitris manes.
Mbh.2.8.356 Sannyasis of severe ascetic penance, of excellent vows, and of truthful speech, peaceful and pure and sanctified by holy deeds, of shining bodies and attired in spotless robes, decked with bracelets and floral garlands, with ear-rings of burnished gold, and adorned with their own holy acts as with the marks of their order painted over their bodies, constantly visit that Sabha Assembly.
Mbh.2.8.360 Such, O monarch, is the Sabha, of the illustrious king of the Pitris!
Mbh.2.9.362 SECTION IX Narada said, O Yudhishthira, the celestial Sabha of Varuna is unparalleled in splendour.
Mbh.2.9.379 And all those mountains that are noted for being both delightful and rich in jewels, wait in their personified forms in that Sabha, enjoying sweet converse with one another.
Mbh.2.10.415 Listen now to the Sabha I describe unto thee, belonging to Brahma the Grandsire
Mbh.2.11.419 It was on that occasion, O son of Pandu, that the god of day spoke unto me, O bull of the Bharata race, of that celestial Sabha assembly of the Grandsire, immeasurable and immaterial and indescribable, as regards form and shape, and capable of delighting the heart of every creature by its splendour.
Mbh.2.11.420 Hearing, O bull of the Bharata race, of the merits of that Sabha, I became, O king, desirous of beholding it.
Mbh.2.11.421 I then asked Aditya, saying, O exalted one, I desire to behold the sacred Sabha of the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.422 O lord of light, tell me, O exalted one, by what ascetic penances, or by what acts, or by what charms or by what rites, I may be enabled to behold that excellent sin-cleaning Sabha,
Mbh.2.11.424 Repairing then to the breast of the Himavat, I commenced that great vow, and after I had completed it the exalted and sinless deity Surya endued with great energy, and knowing no fatigue, took me with him to the Sabha of the Grandsire.
Mbh.2.11.425 O king, it is impossible to describe that Sabha, saying, it is such, for within a moment it assumes a different form that language fails to paint.
Mbh.2.11.439 viz, Rig, Sama, Yajuh, and Atharva; all Sciences and branches of learning; Histories and all minor branches of learning; the several branches of the Vedas; the planets, the Sacrifices, the Soma, all the deities; Savitri Gayatri, the seven kinds of rhyme; Understanding, Patience, Memory, Wisdom, Intelligence, Fame, Forgiveness; the Hymns of the Sama Veda; the Science of hymns in general, and various kinds of Verses and Songs; various Commentaries with arguments, all in their personified forms, O king, and various Dramas and Poems and Stories and abridged Glosses, these also, and many others wait upon the Supreme Deity in that Sabha, Kshanas, Lavas, Muhurtas, Day, Night, Fortnights, Months, the six Seasons, O Bharata, Years, Yugas, the four kinds of Days and Nights viz, appearing to man, to the Pitris, to the gods, and to Brahma and that eternal, indestructible, undeteriorating, excellent Wheel of Time and also the Wheel of Virtue, these always wait there.
Mbh.2.11.454 And that delicious Sabha, O child, is always crowded with persons coming and going.
Mbh.2.11.455 Filled with every kind of energy, and worshipped by Brahmarshis, that celestial Sabha blazes forth with the graceful possessions of Brahma and looks extremely handsome, O tiger among kings as this Sabha of yours is unrivalled in the world of men, so is that Sabha of Brahma, seen by me unrivalled in all the worlds.
Mbh.2.11.457 This thy Sabha is unquestionably the foremost in the world of men
Mbh.2.12.458 SECTION XII Yudhishthira said, O thou foremost of eloquent men, as thou hast described the different Sabhas unto me, it appeareth that almost all the monarchs of the earth are to be found in the Sabha of Yama.
Mbh.2.12.459 And, O master, almost all the Nagas, and principal Daityas, and rivers, and oceans, are to be found in the Sabha of Varuna.
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.2.12.461 Thou hast said that in the Sabha of the Grandsire are to be seen all the great Rishis, all the gods, all the branches of learning.
Mbh.2.12.462 As regards the Sabha of Sakra, however, thou hast named, O Muni, all the gods, the Gandharvas, and various Rishis.
Mbh.2.12.463 But, O great Muni, thou hast mentioned one and only one king, viz, the royal Rishi Harishchandra as living in the Sabha of the illustrious chief of the gods.
Mbh.2.12.486 He is my son; if he performeth that sacrifice, I may, like Harischandra, soon attain to the region of Indra, and there in his Sabha pass countless years in continuous joy.
Mbh.2.13.506 Then worshipping his counsellors and others present at his Sabha, and worshipped by them in return, he began to discuss with them about that sacrifice.
Mbh.2.33.1435 Thus ends the thirty-fourth section in the Rajasuyika Parva of the Sabha Parva.
Mbh.2.57.2347 Unwilling as I am to gamble, I will not do so, if the wicked Sakuni doth not summon me to it in the Sabha?
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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