Snataka

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 06 Mar 2010 05:52 and updated at 06 Mar 2010 05:52

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.169.8629 There was in that asylum no Brahmana who was not a Snataka, no one who was not of rigid vows, and none who was not virtuous to a high degree.
Mbh.2.20.892 Vaisampayana said, Thus addressed by Yudhishthira, the trio Krishna, Arjuna and Bhima, all possessed of great energy, set out for Magadha attired in the garb of Snataka Brahmanas of resplendent bodies, and blessed by the agreeable speeches of friends and relatives.
Mbh.2.21.942 For, O King, that ever victorious monarch observed this vow which was known throughout the Worlds that as soon as he should hear of the arrival of Snataka Brahmanas at his place, should it be even at midnight, he would immediately, O Bharata, come out and grant them an audience.
Mbh.2.21.949 And king Jarasandha, O thou of the Kuru race, firmly devoted to truth, censuring the disguised guests, said unto them, It is well known to me that in the whole world Brahmanas in the observance of Snataka vow never deck their persons with garlands and fragrant paste unseasonably.
Mbh.2.21.961 Krishna said, O king, know us for Snataka Brahmanas.
Mbh.2.21.962 Brahmanas and Kshatriyas and Vaishyas are all, O monarch, competent to observe the vow of Snataka.
Mbh.2.35.1481 Listen, O Yudhishthira, the preceptor, the sacrificial priest, the relative, the Snataka, the friend, and the king, it hath been said are the six that deserve Arghya.
Mbh.2.37.1562 Hrishikesa is the sacrificial priest, the guru, worthy of being solicited to accept one's daughter in marriage, the Snataka, the king, the friend: therefore hath Achyuta been worshipped by us.
Mbh.2.48.1986 Yudhishthira supporteth eighty-eight thousand Snataka Brahmanas leading domestic lives, giving unto each of them thirty slave-girls.
Mbh.2.51.2170 And eighty-eight thousands of Snataka Brahmanas leading domestic lives, all supported by Yudhishthira, with thirty serving-girls given unto each, gratified by the king, always pray with complacent hearts for the destruction of his foes.
Mbh.2.60.2445 Yudhishthira said, I have a hundred thousand serving-girls, all young, and decked with golden bracelets on their wrists and upper arms, and with nishkas round their necks and other ornaments, adorned with costly garlands and attired in rich robes, daubed with the sandal paste, wearing jewels and gold, and well-skilled in the four and sixty elegant arts, especially versed in dancing and singing, and who wait upon and serve at my command the celestials, the Snataka Brahmanas, and kings.
Mbh.3.50.2533 And there were ten thousand illustrious Snataka Brahmanas, all conversant with the means of salvation, whom Yudhishthira supported in the woods.
Mbh.3.231.11778 And eighty thousand Brahmanas also of the Snataka sect leading domestic lives were entertained by Yudhishthira with thirty serving-maids assigned to each.
Mbh.7.109.5227 Satyaki then, having taken a bath and purified himself and undergone every auspicious ceremony, gave nishkas of gold unto a thousand Snataka Brahmanas who uttered benedictions upon him.
Mbh.12.1.9 Many other members of the regenerate order, possessed of wisdom and accomplished in the Vedas, leading lives of domesticity or belonging to the Snataka class, came to behold the Kuru king.
Mbh.12.45.2220 The eldest son of Pandu gave unto a thousand high-souled Brahmanas of the Snataka order a thousand Nishkas each.
Mbh.12.84.4769 Four Brahmanas, learned in the Vedas, possessed of a sense of dignity, belonging to the Snataka order, and of pure behaviour, and eight Kshatriyas, all of whom should be possessed of physical strength and capable of wielding weapons, and one and twenty Vaisyas, all of whom should be possessed of wealth, and three Sudras, everyone of whom should be humble and of pure conduct and devoted to his daily duties, and one man of the Suta caste, possessed of a knowledge of the Puranas and the eight cardinal virtues, should be thy ministers.
Mbh.12.123.7012 Duryodhana said, Ten thousands of high-souled Snataka Brahmanas daily eat at Yudhishthira's palace off plates of gold.
Mbh.13.61.5938 That kingdom in which a Brahmana of the Snataka class languishes with hunger becomes overwhelmed with adversity.
Mbh.13.96.8731 O puissant one, he who gives shoes to Snataka Brahmanas as also to Brahmanas practising the rites of religion whose feet have become sore with the heat of the sun, attains to regions coveted by the very deities.
Mbh.13.97.8762 The householder should worship, with offerings of Madhuparka his king, his priest, his preceptor, and his father-in-law as also Snataka Brahmanas even if they were to stay in his house for a whole year.
Mbh.13.130.11188 These five are avoided by the Pitris, the deities, the Snataka Brahmanas, and other regenerate persons that are devoted to the practice of penances
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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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