Vishnu

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 01 Mar 2010 18:37 and updated at 01 Mar 2010 18:37

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.18 Sauti then said, Having bowed down to the primordial being Isana, to whom multitudes make offerings, and who is adored by the multitude; who is the true incorruptible one, Brahma, perceptible, imperceptible, eternal; who is both a non-existing and an existing-non-existing being; who is the universe and also distinct from the existing and non-existing universe; who is the creator of high and low; the ancient, exalted, inexhaustible one; who is Vishnu, beneficent and the beneficence itself, worthy of all preference, pure and immaculate; who is Hari, the ruler of the faculties, the guide of all things moveable and immoveable; I will declare the sacred thoughts of the illustrious sage Vyasa, of marvellous deeds and worshipped here by all.
Mbh.1.18.1348 The gods wanted to tear it up and use it as a churning rod but failing to do so same to Vishnu and Brahman who were sitting together, and said unto them, Devise some efficient scheme, consider, ye gods, how Mandara may be dislodged for our good'
Mbh.1.18.1350 Vishnu with Brahman assented to it.
Mbh.1.18.1351 And the lotus-eyed one Vishnu laid the hard task on the mighty Ananta, the prince of snakes.
Mbh.1.19.1399 In the meantime the valiant Lord Vishnu in the form of an enchantress accompanied by Nara deceived the mighty Danavas and took away the Amrita from their hands.
Mbh.1.19.1400 And all the gods at that time of great fright drank the Amrita with delight, receiving it from Vishnu.
Mbh.1.21.1466 It becomes the bed of the lotus-naveled Vishnu when at the termination of every Yuga that deity of immeasurable power enjoys yoga-nidra, the deep sleep under the spell of spiritual meditation.
Mbh.1.23.1506 Thou art the destroyer of all, the creator of all; thou art the very Hiranyagarbha; thou art the progenitor of creation in the form of Daksha and the other Prajapatis; thou art Indra the king of the gods, thou art Hayagriva the steed necked incarnation of Vishnu; thou art the arrow Vishnu himself, as he became such in the hands of Mahadeva at the burning of Tripura; thou art the lord of the universe; thou art the mouth of Vishnu; thou art the four-faced Padmaja; thou art the Brahmana ie, wise, thou art Agni, Pavana, etc.
Mbh.1.25.1579 Thou art Vishnu.
Mbh.1.33.1896 And the son of Vinata then met Vishnu on his way along the sky.
Mbh.1.33.1901 Vishnu said unto the son of Vinata, Be it so'
Mbh.1.33.1902 Garuda, receiving those two boons, told Vishnu, I also shall grant thee a boon; therefore, let the possessor of the six attributes ask of me'
Mbh.1.33.1903 Vishnu then asked the mighty Garuda to become his carrier.
Mbh.1.47.2432 O thou of rigid vows, O illustrious one, do your evening prayer after purifying yourself with water and uttering the name of Vishnu.
Mbh.1.61.2953 And to Arjuna, assisted as he was by Kesava, the task did not at all appear heavy even as nothing is heavy to Vishnu with immense design and resources in the matter of destroying his enemies.
Mbh.1.63.3160 And Vishnu himself, of world-wide fame, and worshipped of all the worlds, was born of Devaki through Vasudeva, for the benefit of the three worlds.
Mbh.1.65.3266 They are Dhatri, Mitra, Aryaman, Sakra, Varuna, Ansa, Vaga, Vivaswat, Usha, Savitri, Tvashtri, and Vishnu.
Mbh.1.66.3365 And the youngest of them all was Vishnu upon whom the worlds depend.
Mbh.1.68.3613 And in strength he was like unto Vishnu, in splendour like unto the maker of day, in gravity like unto the ocean, and in patience, like unto the earth.
Mbh.1.82.4595 Then Sarmishtha of sweet smiles seeing the monarch before her with nobody to witness what might pass, approached him and said with joined palms, O son of Nahusha, no one can behold the ladies that dwell in the inner apartments of Soma, of Indra, of Vishnu, of Yama, of Varuna, and of thee!
Mbh.1.83.4645 And, O king, Yayati also begot on Devayani two sons called Yadu and Turvasu, who were like Indra and Vishnu.
Mbh.1.88.4871 Beholding thee in the path of the celestials, possessed of energy like that of Sakra, or Surya, or Vishnu, we have approached thee to ascertain the truth.
Mbh.1.89.4921 There also I dwelt for a full thousand years, and then attained to another very high region viz, that of the god of gods Vishnu where, too, I had lived in happiness.
Mbh.1.123.6634 As Vishnu the youngest of Aditi's sons had enhanced Aditi's joy, so shall this child enhance thy joy.
Mbh.1.123.6638 In prowess, O Kunti, he will be even as Jamadagnya or Vishnu.
Mbh.1.123.6658 And Dharti and Aryaman and Mitra and Varuna, Bhaga and Indra, Vivaswat, Pushan, Tvastri and Parjanya or Vishnu, these twelve Adityas came there to glorify Pandu's son.
Mbh.1.137.7323 And Drona himself entering the yard of the arena commanded the musicians to stop, and with a voice deep as that of the clouds addressed these words, Behold ye now that Partha who is dearer to me than my own son, the master of all arms, the son of Indra himself, and like unto the younger brother of Indra, Vishnu!
Mbh.1.189.9473 And that bow which Rukma, Sunitha, Vakra, Radha's son, Duryodhana, Salya, and many other kings accomplished in the science and practice of arms, could not even with great exertion, string, Arjuna, the son of Indra, that foremost of all persons endued with energy and like unto the younger brother of Indra Vishnu in might, strung in the twinkling of an eye.
Mbh.1.191.9536 Art thou the embodiment of the science of weapons, or art thou Rama that best of Brahmanas, or Indra himself, or Indra's younger brother Vishnu called also Achyuta, who for disguising himself hath assumed the form of a Brahmana and mustering such energy of arms fighteth with me?
Mbh.2.24.1083 Indeed, it was upon that car that Indra and Vishnu had fought of old in the battle with the Asuras in which Taraka the wife of Vrihaspati had become the immediate cause of much slaughter.
Mbh.2.24.1102 O Vishnu, languishing as we all were in the terrible hill-fort of Jarasandha, it was verily from sheer good fortune alone that thou hast rescued us, O son of the Yadu race, and achieved thereby a remarkable reputation.
Mbh.2.39.1602 Assuredly, O Bharata Vishnu hath been desirous of taking back unto himself the energy that existeth in this Sisupala.
Mbh.2.66.2745 But Dussasana dragging Draupadi forcibly by her black locks while she was praying piteously unto Krishna and Vishnu who were Narayana and Nara on earth, said unto her, Whether thy season hath come or not, whether thou art attired in one piece of cloth or entirely naked, when thou hast been won at dice and made our slave, thou art to live amongst our serving-women as thou pleasest
Mbh.2.66.2858 And while Yajnaseni was crying aloud to Krishna, also called Vishnu and Hari and Nara for protection, the illustrious Dharma, remaining unseen, covered her with excellent clothes of many hues.
Mbh.3.3.196 Ravi, Gabhastimat, Aja, Kala, Mrityu, Dhatri, Prabhakara, Prithibi, Apa, Teja, Kha, Vayu, the sole stay, Soma, Vrihaspati, Sukra, Budha, Angaraka, Indra, Vivaswat, Diptanshu, Suchi, Sauri, Sanaichara, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Skanda, Vaisravana, Yama, Vaidyutagni, Jatharagni, Aindhna, Tejasampati, Dharmadhwaja, Veda-karttri, Vedanga, Vedavahana, Krita, Treta, Dwapara, Kali, full of every impurity, Kala, Kastha, Muhurtta, Kshapa, Yama, and Kshana; Samvatsara-kara, Aswattha, Kalachakra, Bibhavasu, Purusha, Saswata, Yogin, Vyaktavyakta, Sanatana, Kaladhyaksha, Prajadhyaksha, Viswakarma, Tamounda, Varuna, Sagara, Ansu, Jimuta, Jivana, Arihan, Bhutasraya, Bhutapati, Srastri, Samvartaka, Vanhi, Sarvadi, Alolupa, Ananta, Kapila, Bhanu, Kamada, Sarvatomukha, Jaya, Visala, Varada, Manas, Suparna, Bhutadi, Sighraga, Prandharana, Dhanwantari, Dhumaketu, Adideva, Aditisuta, Dwadasatman, Aravindaksha, Pitri, Matri, Pitamaha, Swarga-dwara, Prajadwara, Mokshadwara, Tripistapa, Dehakarti, Prasantatman, Viswatman, Viswatomukha, Characharatman, Sukhsmatman, the merciful Maitreya.
Mbh.3.3.218 The thirty-three gods with Upendra Vishnu and Mahendra, and the order of Vaimanikas have attained success by worshipping thee.
Mbh.3.3.238 Thou art called Indra, thou art Vishnu, thou art Brahma, thou art Prajapati.
Mbh.3.12.602 And beholding Kesava angry, Falguna began to recite the feats achieved in his former lives by that soul of all things, himself immeasurable, the eternal one, of infinite energy, the lord of Prajapati himself, the supreme ruler of the worlds, Vishnu of profound wisdom'
Mbh.3.12.648 And, O irrepressible one, Jamadagnya sayeth that thou art Vishnu, and, O slayer of Madhu, that thou art embodiment of Sacrifice, Sacrificer and he for whom the sacrifice is performed!
Mbh.3.39.2122 Thou art Siva in the form of Vishnu, and Vishnu in the form of Siva.
Mbh.3.40.2141 In thee as well as in Vishnu, that first of male beings, dwelleth great might.
Mbh.3.41.2201 Thou shalt, with Vishnu himself, lighten the burden of the earth.
Mbh.3.47.2449 That sacred asylum which even gods and illustrious Rishis are not competent to behold, and which is known throughout the world by the name of Vadari, and situate by the source of the Ganga, which is worshipped by the Siddhas and the Charanas, was the abode, O Brahmana, of Vishnu and Jishnu.
Mbh.3.47.2455 The blessed Vishnu, the slayer of Madhu, he, indeed who is known on earth as Kapila, and whose glance alone, O exalted one, destroyed the illustrious sons of Sagara, when they approached him with loud sounds in the bowels of the earth, that illustrious and invincible Hari is capable, O Brahmana of doing us a great service.
Mbh.3.80.3915 It seemeth to me that mighty bowman and vanquisher of armies was their refuge, as Vishnu of the celestials.
Mbh.3.82.4035 One should next proceed, O best of the Bharata, unto the tirtha known by the name of Varadana, where the Rishi Durvasa had given a boon unto Vishnu.
Mbh.3.82.4049 O thou of great intelligence, Vishnu the creator of the universe, after slaying the Daityas and Danavas, went thither to purify himself.
Mbh.3.82.4052 And, O thou best of the Kurus, by bathing there with subdued soul and rapt attention, and giving oblations of water unto the gods and the Pitris one ascendeth unto the region of Vishnu and is adored there.
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.3.83.4121 O virtuous king, one should next repair to the excellent region of Vishnu, where Hari is always present.
Mbh.3.83.4122 Bathing there and bowing down unto Hari, the Creator of the three worlds, one obtaineth the fruit of the horse-sacrifice and repaireth to the abode of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.83.4130 O virtuous one, one should next proceed to the excellent tirtha called Varaha, where Vishnu formerly stood in the form of a boar.
Mbh.3.83.4135 O king, a pilgrim repairing to Kritasaucha obtaineth the lotus-eyed deity Vishnu and perfect purity of soul.
Mbh.3.83.4164 One should next repair, O virtuous one, to that tirtha, celebrated over the three worlds, called Lokoddara, where formerly Vishnu of great prowess had created the worlds.
Mbh.3.83.4237 Bathing there in Vishnupada and worshipping Vamana one's soul being purified from every sin, one goeth to the abode of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.83.4336 Beholding also the image of Narayana from whose navel had sprung the lotus, one blazeth forth, O royal represser of all foes, and goeth to the abode of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.84.4406 There in days of old, Vishnu had paid his adorations to Rudra, for his grace, and obtaineth also many boons difficult of acquisition even by the gods.
Mbh.3.84.4531 Bathing in the well, one ascendeth to the region of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.84.4543 A wicked Asura in the shape of a tortoise had, O foremost of monarchs, been carrying it away when the powerful Vishnu recovered it from him.
Mbh.3.84.4544 There in that tirtha should one perform his ablutions, for by this he acquireth the merit of the Pundarika sacrifice and ascendeth also to the region of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.84.4546 There the gods with Brahma at their head, Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, the Adityas, the Vasus, and the Rudras, all adore Janardana, in that tirtha, and Vishnu of wonderful deeds hath become known as Salagrama.
Mbh.3.84.4547 Approaching the eternal Vishnu, that lord of the three worlds, that giver of boons, one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice, and goeth to the region of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.84.4565 Arriving next at Nischira celebrated over the three worlds, one obtaineth the merit of the horse-sacrifice and goeth to the legion of Vishnu.
Mbh.3.84.4576 Proceeding then to Agnidhara celebrated over the three worlds, and beholding there after a bath the eternal and boon-giving Vishnu, that god of gods, one obtaineth the merit of the Agnishtoma sacrifice.
Mbh.3.86.4748 I know Vasudeva and Dhananjaya to be none else than Vishnu himself, possessed of the six attributes.
Mbh.3.90.4887 Near that peak is the sacred and extensive Vadari, that highly meritorious asylum, famed over the three worlds, of him, O bull of the Bharata race, who is the Present, the Past and the Future, who is called Narayana and the lord Vishnu, who is eternal and the best of male beings, and who is pre-eminently illustrious.
Mbh.3.99.5207 For the destruction of Ravana, O king, Vishnu, in his own body, took his birth as the son of illustrious Dasaratha.
Mbh.3.99.5228 And the illustrious Vishnu then shot that shaft.
Mbh.3.99.5235 And commanded by Vishnu, he proceeded to the mountains of Mahendra.
Mbh.3.99.5237 And after the expiration of a year, the Pitris, beholding Rama dwelling there deprived of energy, his pride quelled, and himself sunk in affliction, said unto him, O son, having approached Vishnu, thy behaviour towards him was not proper.
Mbh.3.99.5243 Even this O child, was what befell Rama of spotless deeds in days in of yore, after he had, O king, met Vishnu in the form of Dasaratha's son
Mbh.3.101.5288 And the eternal Vishnu beholding Indra so depressed enhanced his might by imparting unto him a portion of his own energy.
Mbh.3.101.5289 And when the celestials beheld that Sakra was thus protected by Vishnu, each of them imparted unto him his own energy.
Mbh.3.101.5291 And favoured thus by Vishnu and all the gods and by the high-blessed Rishis also, Sakra became mightier than before.
Mbh.3.103.5346 Vishnu said, Ye gods!
Mbh.3.103.5356 Hearing these words of Vishnu, the gods took the permission of Brahma, who lives at the best of all regions, and went to the hermitage of Agastya.
Mbh.3.105.5420 And the gods with Vishnu, came to Brahma.
Mbh.3.114.5906 O Pandu's son, thou must recite the following words of truth, and while so reciting, thou must quickly ascend this altar, The god of fire, and the sun, and the organ of generation, and water, and goddess and the seed of Vishnu, and the navel of nectar.
Mbh.3.114.5907 The god of fire is the organ that generated the ocean; the earth is thy body; Vishnu deposited the seed that caused thy being and thou art the navel of nectar'
Mbh.3.115.5931 Then the celestials and the saints of a rigidly virtuous life, met together, and thus spake to Vishnu, the god of gods, the slayer of demons, and possessed of prowess that never failed, saying.
Mbh.3.118.6065 Then the king beheld the holy and delightful shrines of all the gods and of the Vasus, and of the hosts of wind and of the two celestial physicians and of Yama, son of the sun and of the lord of riches, and of Indra, and of Vishnu, and of the lord Creator and of Siva, and of the moon, and of the author of day, and of the lord of waters, and of the host of Sadhyas, and of Brahma, and of the forefathers, and of Rudra together with all his followers, and of the goddess of learning, and of the host of Siddhas, and of many immortal holy gods besides.
Mbh.3.126.6394 And how did he of unmeasured lustre attain the very height of real power, since all the three worlds were as much under his subjection, as they are under that of Vishnu of mighty soul?
Mbh.3.126.6452 And he was placed on the throne by Indra himself and he conquered the three worlds in a righteous way, as Vishnu did by his three strides.
Mbh.3.141.7185 The Daitya was slain by that Supreme Soul, the eternal God Vishnu, for the good of the lord of celestials.
Mbh.3.141.7189 And mentally he thought of the eternal deity, Vishnu.
Mbh.3.141.7191 And the sages and celestials began to propitiate Vishnu with prayers.
Mbh.3.141.7192 And in his presence even Agni of the six attributes and of blazing beauty being overpowered by his effulgence, became shorn of radiance and seeing before him the God Vishnu, the chief of the celestials who wields the thunder-bolt, bowing with head down readily apprised Vishnu of the source of his fear.
Mbh.3.141.7193 Thereupon Vishnu said, I know, O Sakra, that thy fear proceedeth from Naraka, that lord of the Daityas.
Mbh.3.141.7197 Then the exceedingly powerful Vishnu deprived Naraka of his senses by striking him with his hand.
Mbh.3.141.7202 Yudhishthira said, O worshipful one, relate in particular how Vishnu, the lord of the celestials, raised up the earth sunk a hundred yojanas?
Mbh.3.141.7220 Vishnu said, Thou need not fear, O afflicted Earth, the bearer of all treasures.
Mbh.3.141.7239 That Supreme soul, Vishnu hath lifted up the Earth, who had entirely sunk down hundred yojanas.
Mbh.3.150.7689 And, O Bhima, having felt a human being by coming in contact with thee, I have been put in mind of that son of Raghu, who was Vishnu himself under the name of Rama, and who delighted the heart of the world; and who was as the sun in regard to the lotus face of Sita, and also to that darkness, Ravana.
Mbh.3.162.8229 And the region of the high-souled Vishnu, by its native splendour, exceeding in effulgence the sun or fire, cannot be beheld by the gods, or the Danavas.
Mbh.3.163.8271 And Arjuna, having dwelt for five years in the abode of him of a thousand eyes, and having from that lord of celestials obtained all the celestial weapons, such as those of Agni, of Varuna, of Soma, of Vayu, of Vishnu, of Indra, of Pasupati, of Brahma, of Parameshthi, of Prajapati, of Yama, of Dhata, of Savita, of Tvashta, and of Vaisravana; and having bowed down to and gone round him of a hundred sacrifices, and taken his Indra's permission, cheerfully came to the Gandhamadana
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.3.184.9190 The king is also styled the prime cause of social order, as being the promulgator of laws, the virtuous in wars' and therefore, preserver after peace, the watchman' the contented' the lord' the guide to salvation' the easily victorious' the Vishnu like' of effective wrath' the winner of battles' and the cherisher of the true religion'
Mbh.3.187.9289 Many a time in days of yore hast thou beheld the Supreme Creator of the universe with eyes of spiritual abstraction and renunciation, having first opened thy pure and lotus-like heart, the only place where the multiform Vishnu of universal knowledge may be seen!
Mbh.3.188.9448 I am Vishnu, I am Brahma and I am Sakra, the chief of the gods.
Mbh.3.189.9636 And he will glorify Vishnu and possess great energy, great intelligence, and great prowess.
Mbh.3.199.10293 Gold hath sprung from Fire; the Earth from Vishnu; and the cows from the Sun.
Mbh.3.199.10294 He, therefore, that giveth away gold, land, and kine attaineth all the regions of Agni, Vishnu, and the Sun.
Mbh.3.200.10310 And, O great king, the Rishi Utanka underwent ascetic austerities of the severest kind and the lord Utanka underwent those penances for numberless years with the object of obtaining the favours of Vishnu, and gratified with his penances that illustrious Lord presented himself before Utanka.
Mbh.3.200.10330 And Vishnu, therefore, said unto Utanka, I am gratified with thee.
Mbh.3.200.10333 Thus addressed Vishnu said, I am gratified with this absence of all desires on thy pail and with thy devotion, O thou best of men!
Mbh.3.200.10343 And having said these words unto that Brahmana, Vishnu disappeared there and then
Mbh.3.201.10380 Thy energy will be enhanced by Vishnu with the addition of his own.
Mbh.3.201.10381 In days of old, O king, Vishnu gave this boon that the king who should slay this fierce and great Asura would be pervaded by the invincible energy of Vishnu himself.
Mbh.3.202.10397 He who is the Source and Creator of the Universe, viz, the Eternal and unfading Vishnu, He who is called by Munis crowned with ascetic success as the Supreme Lord of the Universe, that Being of great holiness, then lay in Yoga sleep on the wide hood of the Snake Sesha of immeasurable energy, and the Creator of the Universe, that highly-blessed and holy Hari, knowing no deterioration, lay on the hood of that Snake encircling the whole Earth and as the Deity lay asleep on that bed, a lotus, endued with great beauty and effulgence equal unto that of the Sun, sprang from his navel.
Mbh.3.203.10434 Dhundhu, having obtained the boon hastily approached Vishnu remembering the death of his father at the hands of that Deity, and the wrathful Dhundhu having vanquished the gods with the Gandharvas began to distress all the celestials with Vishnu at their head.
Mbh.3.203.10437 And after that grinder of foes, the royal Kuvalaswa, had set out, accompanied by his twenty-one thousand sons all of whom were exceedingly powerful, the illustrious Lord Vishnu filled him with his own energy at the command of Utanka and impelled by the desire of benefiting the triple world and while that invincible hero was proceeding on his way and loud voice was heard in the sky repeating the words, This fortunate and unslayable one will become the destroyer of Dhundhu to-day'
Mbh.3.203.10450 Let there be friendship between myself and Vishnu!
Mbh.3.203.10461 He that listeneth to this holy history connected with the glory of Vishnu, becometh virtuous and obtaineth children.
Mbh.3.220.11170 And the fire in whose honour oblations of clarified butter are enjoined to be made here at the Darsa and Paurnamasya sacrifices and who is known as Vishnu in this world, is the third son of Bhanu called Angiras, or Dhritiman.
Mbh.3.247.12257 Like Vishnu looking after the celestials, thou shouldst always look after all consanguineous relatives.
Mbh.3.253.12499 No person save the ancient Vishnu hath performed it before.
Mbh.3.259.12745 Thereupon the celestial messenger said, Above the abode of Brahma, there is the supreme seat of Vishnu, pure, and eternal, and luminous known by the name of Para Brahma.
Mbh.3.270.13166 And the great god Vishnu who is the Infinite Spirit, the Lord Preceptor of all the gods, is the Supreme Being without attributes, and the Soul of the Universe, and existeth pervading the whole creation.
Mbh.3.270.13181 In the form of Brahma, he is the Creator, and in the form of Vishnu he is the Preserver, and in his form as Rudra, he is the Destroyer of the Universe!
Mbh.3.270.13182 O king of Sindhu, hast thou not heard of the wonderful achievements of Vishnu, described to thee by the Munis and the Brahmanas learned in the Vedas?
Mbh.3.270.13205 And then that everlasting God, Vishnu, gave it away unto Indra.
Mbh.3.270.13206 This history which has just been related to thee, is celebrated as the Incarnation of the Dwarf, And from him, all the gods had their being, and after him the world is said to be Vaishnava, or pervaded by Vishnu.
Mbh.3.270.13208 And the adorable Vishnu is styled Krishna.
Mbh.3.274.13323 Even Vishnu, that foremost of smiters will achieve that object'
Mbh.3.274.13325 And beget ye on monkeys and bears, heroic sons possessed of great strength and capable of assuming any form at will as allies of Vishnu'
Mbh.3.313.15568 Before taking his birth in the womb of Aditi, Vishnu for the purpose of destroying the Daityas passed a long time unrecognised, assuming the form of the Haya-griba Horse-necked.
Mbh.3.313.15574 And living disguised in the abode of Dasaratha, Vishnu of dreadful deeds slew the Ten-necked one in battle'
Mbh.4.71.2763 All lo, close to the king, are those foremost of men, the twins, like unto Vishnu and Indra, and who have no equals, in the world of men, in beauty, might, and behaviour.
Mbh.5.9.383 And seated on the top of the Mandara mountain, and bent on killing Vritra, they only bethought themselves of Vishnu, the indestructible one'
Mbh.5.10.391 Proceeding to the abode of Vishnu, in company with that high-souled Being must we consult, and ascertain the means of slaying this ruthless wretch'
Mbh.5.10.392 Salya continued, Indra having thus spoken, the gods with that host of Rishis repaired to the mighty god Vishnu to place themselves under the-protection of that protector of all.
Mbh.5.10.395 Thou hadst procured the ambrosial food, O Vishnu, and destroyed the Asuras in battle.
Mbh.5.10.401 And Vishnu said, I am no doubt bound to do what is for your good.
Mbh.5.10.442 And as Indra thought of all this, bearing Vishnu in mind he beheld at that instant in the sea a mass of froth as large as a hill.
Mbh.5.10.446 And Vishnu, having entered within that froth, put an end to the life of Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.451 And knowing the nature of virtue, he worshipped Vishnu, the most praiseworthy of all objects in the world.
Mbh.5.13.566 And they then joined the powerful Vishnu, the God of gods.
Mbh.5.13.569 Thou hadst assumed the form of Vishnu for the protection of all beings.
Mbh.5.13.572 Having heard these words of the gods, Vishnu said, Let Indra.
Mbh.5.13.578 Having heard these words of Vishnu, words that were true, and pleasant like ambrosia to their ears, the gods, with their preceptor, and with the Rishis proceeded to that spot where Indra was uneasy with fear.
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.5.22.955 Dhananjaya is, I conceive, equal to Indra, and the greatest of the Vrishni race, Krishna, is the Eternal Vishnu himself.
Mbh.5.40.2184 O Bharata, Manu hath said that goats, bulls, sandal, lyres, mirrors, honey, clarified butter, iron, copper, conch-shells, salagram the stony-image of Vishnu with gold within and gorochana should always be kept in one's house for the worship of the gods.
Mbh.5.48.2752 It was there, that an encounter took place between the mighty' Naraka and Vishnu of immeasurable strength.
Mbh.5.48.2758 And yet the son of Dhritarashtra seeketh to vanquish that unbearable Vishnu of infinite energy, for that wretch often thinks of imprisoning him.
Mbh.5.59.3250 They seemed to me to be Indra and Vishnu seated together, though Duryodhana of dull sense knoweth it no consequence of his reliance on Drona and Bhishma and on the loud vaunts of Karna.
Mbh.5.70.3511 He is called Vishnu because of his all-pervading nature.
Mbh.5.70.3524 He is called Vishnu because of his prowess, and Jishnu because of his success.
Mbh.5.97.4607 Of all the sons of Aditi, Vishnu alone is eternal.
Mbh.5.98.4659 Behold, there, in Varuna's lake is that fire of blazing flames, and that discus of Vishnu surrounded by the lustrous splendour of mighty caloric.
Mbh.5.99.4680 It is here that son of Aditi, the Horse-headed Vishnu, on the recurrence of every auspicious occasion, riseth, filling at such times the universe, otherwise called Suvarna with the sound of Vedic hymns and Mantras.
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.5.101.4735 This race is much regarded in consequence of the favour that, is shown to it by Vishnu.
Mbh.5.101.4736 They all worship Vishnu, and Vishnu is their protector.
Mbh.5.101.4737 Vishnu always dwelleth in their hearts, and Vishnu is their great refuge.
Mbh.5.104.4827 And it so happened that the illustrious Vishnu of four arms was also present there.
Mbh.5.104.4829 Kanwa continued, Hearing all that Narada said, Vishnu directed Purandara, the Lord of the universe, saying, Let Amrita be given to this youth, and let him be made immortal like gods themselves.
Mbh.5.104.4831 Purandara, however, reflecting on the prowess of Vinata's son, said unto Vishnu, Let Amrita be given unto him by thee'
Mbh.5.104.4832 Thus addressed, Vishnu said, Thou art the Lord of all mobile and immobile creatures.
Mbh.5.105.4852 O monarch of the three worlds, Vishnu, however, is not the only cause of my inferiority, for though, O Vasava, I am quite thy equal, yet the sovereignty of the three worlds resteth on thee, O chief of the celestials.
Mbh.5.105.4864 As regards thyself, O Vishnu, amongst all those endued with prowess and strength that have been born of Aditi's womb, thou art superior in strength.
Mbh.5.105.4874 And Garuda, felt that the weight of that one arm of Vishnu was as great as that of the entire Earth with her mountains.
Mbh.5.105.4875 Endued with might infinitely greater, Vishnu, however, did not afflict him much.
Mbh.5.105.4879 The winged offspring of Vinata then, thus confounded and almost deprived of his senses, and rendered utterly helpless, bowing unto Vishnu with bent bead, feebly addressed him, saying, O illustrious Lord, the essence of that strength which sustains the universe dwelleth in this body of thine.
Mbh.5.105.4884 Thus addressed, the illustrious Vishnu became gratified, and addressing Garuda with affection, said, Let not thy behaviour be such again'
Mbh.5.105.4887 It was thus, O king, that mighty and illustrious Garuda, the son of Vinata, afflicted by the might of Vishnu, was cured of his pride'
Mbh.5.105.4890 Vishnu himself, and Vayu and Dharma, and the Aswins, these gods are thy enemies.
Mbh.5.105.4894 This great ascetic Narada witnessed with his own eyes the incident I have related to thee which shows the greatness of Vishnu, and know that this Krishna is that bearer of the discus and the mace'
Mbh.5.107.4967 I will go and seek the protection of Vishnu, the divine Lord of the three worlds, of Krishna the great refuge of all who are blessed with protection.
Mbh.5.107.4972 The prosperity that I have, O Brahmana, is constituted by Vasava's younger brother Vishnu.
Mbh.5.110.5062 And here is the unrivalled abode also of Vishnu, who is without beginning and without end.
Mbh.5.111.5073 Though invested with Maya, him the eternal Vishnu alone, of a thousand heads and thousand legs, can behold.
Mbh.5.111.5094 In covering, O Brahmana, the three worlds with three steps in the sacrifice of Vali the Asura king, Vishnu had covered this whole northern region; and, accordingly, there is a spot here called Vishnupada.
Mbh.5.111.5095 And it is so called after the footprint of Vishnu caused on that occasion.
Mbh.5.113.5155 Thus addressed, Garuda replied unto the Brahmana, saying, Indeed, O regenerate one, I entertained the thought of carrying away this lady crowned with ascetic success from this spot to where the Creator himself, the divine Mahadeva, the eternal Vishnu, and both Virtue and Sacrifice personified, live together, for as I thought this lady should live there.
Mbh.5.159.7026 There were three celestial bows owned by the denizens of heaven, viz, Gandiva owned by Varuna, the bow called Vijaya owned by Indra, and that other celestial bow of great energy said to have been owned by Vishnu.
Mbh.6.8.486 The gods speak of him as Vaikuntha of immeasurable puissance, while men call him Vishnu one that pervadeth the Universe
Mbh.6.34.1589 I am Vishnu among the Adityas, the resplendent Sun among all luminous bodies; I am Marichi among the Maruts, and the Moon among constellations
Mbh.6.35.1662 Indeed, touching the very skies, of blazing radiance, many-hued, mouth wide-open, with eyes that are blazing and large, beholding thee, O Vishnu, with my inner soul trembling in fright, I can no longer command courage and peace of mind.
Mbh.6.35.1670 Filling the whole universe with thy energy, thy fierce splendours, O Vishnu, are heating everything.
Mbh.6.50.2642 Thus addressed by that god among men, like Vishnu addressed by the wielder of the thunderbolt he Dhrishtadyumna, when morning dawned, placed Dhananjaya in the van of the whole army.
Mbh.6.59.3173 And that foremost of bowmen, the chief of the Sinis, quickly rushing at those troops, came to Arjuna's side like Vishnu coming to the aid of the slayer of Vritra.
Mbh.6.59.3212 And therefore, though thus seized, Vishnu forcibly dragged Jishnu after him, like a tempest bearing away a single tree.
Mbh.6.65.3606 O God, O Vishnu, filled with devotion in thee, and depending upon thee with vows and observances, we ever worship Thee as the highest Lord, the God of gods.
Mbh.6.65.3616 From Pradyumna thou didst then create Aniruddha who is known as the eternal Vishnu.
Mbh.6.68.3708 The illustrious Bhrigu said of thee that thou art the God of the gods, that thine is the ancient form of Vishnu.
Mbh.6.89.4674 And Adityaketu struck him with seventy shafts, and Vishnu with five.
Mbh.6.120.6582 And he said unto himself, With only a single bow I could slay all the Pandavas, if the mighty Vishnu himself had not been their protector.
Mbh.6.123.6834 The weapons appertaining to Agni, Varuna, Soma, Vayu, and Vishnu, as also those appertaining to Indra, Pasupati, and Paramesthi, and those of Prajapati, Dhatri, Tashtri, Savitri, and Vivaswat, all these are known to Dhananjaya alone in this world of men!
Mbh.7.4.134 Be thou unto the Kauravas as Vishnu unto the dwellers of heaven.
Mbh.7.7.231 At the head of their array were those two foremost of persons viz, Vishnu and Dhananjaya, with their banner set up, bearing the device of the ape.
Mbh.7.10.371 That car which has Vishnu himself for its driver and Dhananjaya for its warrior, that car I regard to be incapable of being vanquished by the very gods and the Asuras united together.
Mbh.7.13.511 If the wielder of the thunderbolt himself, or Vishnu at the head of the gods, assist him in battle, still he shall not succeed in seizing thee on the field.
Mbh.7.14.617 Lakshmana fought fiercely with Kshatradeva, even as Vishnu, O monarch, in days of old, with the Asura Hiranyaksha.
Mbh.7.21.998 The slaughter that Drona caused among the Pandava troops was very great, resembling that caused by Vishnu himself, the adored of both the gods and Asuras, among the Daitya host.
Mbh.7.34.1761 O son of a Suta, getting my maternal uncle Vishnu himself, the conqueror of the universe or my sire, Arjuna, as an antagonist in battle, fear would not enter my heart'
Mbh.7.47.2217 SECTION XLVII Sanjaya said, That joy of Vishnu's sister viz, Abhimanyu, that Atiratha, decked with the weapons of Vishnu himself, looked exceedingly beautiful on the field of battle and looked like a second Janardana.
Mbh.7.50.2354 And the king said, My son was endued with great energy, and equalled Indra or Vishnu himself in splendour.
Mbh.7.77.3350 Of soul wrapt in yoga, that Supreme Lord of all, viz, Vishnu of wide-spread fame, who always did what was agreeable to Jishnu, desirous of benefiting Arjuna, lapsed into yoga, and meditation.
Mbh.7.79.3534 Indeed, their joy was as great as that of Indra and Vishnu when those two gods, desirous of slaying Jambha, obtained the permission of Bhava that slayer of great Asuras
Mbh.7.81.3590 I bow to thee, O God of the lord of the gods, O thou that art eternal, O supreme Destroyer, O Vishnu, O Jishnu, O Hari, O Krishna, O Vaikuntha, O best of mate beings!
Mbh.7.83.3696 They who have Vishnu himself on their car, clad in mail and reins in hand, they who have Arjuna for their warrior, they can never have defeat!
Mbh.7.91.4179 Then Brahmana, addressing Vishnu staying beside him as also those best of celestials headed by Sakra, said unto them that were all cheerless, these words fraught with truth: Indeed, the gods with Indra at their head, and the Brahmanas also, should ever be protected by me.
Mbh.7.91.4208 In days of yore, Brahma himself had thus put it on Vishnu in battle.
Mbh.7.168.9101 Ascertaining this to be the opinion of Karna, thy son, addressing Suvala's son in the battle, like the illustrious Indra addressing Vishnu, said these words, Surrounded by ten thousand unretreating elephants and ten thousand cars also, proceed against Dhananjaya!
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.7.189.10453 The form, O king, of Dhrishtadyumna at that time, when he sought to slay the son of Bharadwaja, resembled the form of Vishnu himself in days of yore when at the point of slaying Hiranyakasipu.
Mbh.7.190.10534 Endued with great effulgence and possessed of high ascetic merit, he had fixed his heart on that Supreme and Ancient Being, viz, Vishnu.
Mbh.7.195.10845 After Bhima had ended, the son of the Panchala king, addressing Partha, said these words, like Hiranyakasipu the leader of the Daityas unto the enraged and roaring Vishnu O Vibhatsu, the sages have ordained these to be the duties of Brahmanas, viz, assisting at sacrifices, teaching, giving away, performance of sacrifices, receiving of gifts, and study as the sixth.
Mbh.7.199.11376 O son of Kunti, seek the protection of that boon-giving Lord of the universe, the lord of Uma, that God of three eyes, that destroyer of Daksha's sacrifice; that guardian of all created things, that being who is always cheerful, that protector of all beings, that God of unfading glory; that one with matted locks; that mover of all superior beings, that one whose navel is like that of a bull and who hath the bull for his symbol; that one who is proud like the bull, who is the lord of bulls; who is represented by the horns of the bull; and who is the bull of bulls; that one who hath the image of the bull on his banner; who is liberal to all righteous persons; who can be approached by Yoga only; and whose eyes are like those of a bull; who owneth very superior weapons: who hath Vishnu himself for his arrow; who is the embodiment of righteousness; and who is called Maheswara; who is of vast stomach and vast body; who hath a leopard's skin for his seat; who is the lord of the worlds; who is devoted to Brahma and who loveth Brahmanas; who is armed with trident; who is boon-giving; who wieldeth the sword and the shield, and who is highly auspicious, who wieldeth the bow called Pinaka, who is divested of the battle axe and who is the protector and lord of the universe.
Mbh.7.199.11431 And making the Mandara mountains the bow, Vasuki the bowstring, Vishnu his excellent shaft, Agni the arrow-head, and Vayu the two wings of that shafts, Yama the feathers in its tail, lightning the whetting stone, and Meru the standard, Siva, riding on that excellent car which was composed of all the celestial forces, proceeded for the destruction of the triple city.
Mbh.7.199.11435 The Danavas were unable to gaze at that shafts inspired with Yuga-fire and composed of Vishnu and Soma.
Mbh.8.3.74 Let the sons of Pandu behold today the prowess of both Ashvatthama and Karna resembling that of Vishnu and Vasava!
Mbh.8.10.389 Beholding thee staying in battle, the Pandavas, those mighty car-warriors, will, with the Pancalas, fly away from battle, like the Danavas at sight of Vishnu.
Mbh.8.20.869 Then like the chief of the celestials joyfully worshipping Vishnu after the subjugation of the Asura Vali, thy son, the king, accompanied by his brothers approaching the preceptor's son worshipped with great respect that warrior who is a complete master of the science of arms, after indeed, he had completed the task he had undertaken
Mbh.8.31.1359 The might of Karna's arms in battle equals that of Sakra or Vishnu.
Mbh.8.34.1646 And they made Vishnu and Soma and Hutasana the arrow for Sankara's use.
Mbh.8.34.1647 Agni became the staff, and Soma became the head, and Vishnu the point, O king, of that foremost of arrows.
Mbh.8.34.1689 Vishnu and Agni and Soma became as already said the arrow.
Mbh.8.34.1691 The universe is similarly said to consist of Vishnu.
Mbh.8.34.1692 Vishnu is, again, the Soul of the holy Bhava of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.8.34.1698 Beholding that car, duly equipped, he cased himself in mail and armed himself with the bow, and took up that celestial shaft born of Soma and Vishnu and Agni.
Mbh.8.34.1736 Then, taking that arrow composed of Vishnu and Soma and Agni, Sthanu ascended the car, causing the foe to tremble by means of his bow.
Mbh.8.34.1761 In consequence, however, of the pressure caused by the weight of Soma, Agni, and Vishnu that were in that shaft, as also of the pressure caused by the weight of Brahman and Rudra and the latter's bow, that car seemed to sink.
Mbh.8.37.1948 Seeing even the faultless Bhishma and Drona, equal unto Indra and Vishnu, those crushers of foremost of cars and steeds and elephants, those heroes that were unslayable, slain by the foe, I do not still experience any fear in this battle.
Mbh.8.37.1956 In energy Drona was equal to fire or the Sun, in prowess he resembled Vishnu or Purandara; in policy he was equal to Brihaspati or Usana; irresistible as he was, weapons could not yet protect him.
Mbh.8.45.2469 Without doubt, Vishnu, otherwise, called Janardana, protects all creatures.
Mbh.8.51.2920 Like Vishnu destroying the Asuras, Bhima destroyed with his mace all those brave warriors with their drivers and cars and banners and standards and weapons.
Mbh.8.65.3810 The king then congratulated them both like Vivasvat congratulating the twin Ashvinis, or like Brihaspati congratulating Sankara and Vishnu after the slaughter of the mighty asura Jambha.
Mbh.8.66.3887 Like the divine Vishnu waiting for the arrival of Indra with the intelligence of Vritra's slaughter, I had so long waited for thee, O hero
Mbh.8.68.3945 This high-souled son that is born of thee, O Kunti, will in beauty be the rival of Soma, in speed of the god of wind, in patience of Meru, in forgiveness of Earth, in splendour of Surya, in prosperity of the Lord of treasures, in courage of Sakra, and in might of Vishnu.
Mbh.8.68.3946 He will be the slayer of all foes like Vishnu, the son of Aditi.
Mbh.8.73.4406 Slaying this host like Vishnu in days of yore slaying the Daityas and the Danavas, bestow the Earth on the king like Hari bestowing the three worlds on Sakra.
Mbh.8.73.4407 Let the Pancalas rejoice today, their foes being slain, like the celestials rejoicing after the slaughter of the Danavas by Vishnu.
Mbh.8.77.4637 Between them and Partha, O sire, occurred a great battle destructive of body, life, and sin, like the battle between the asuras and the god Vishnu, that foremost of victors for the sake of the three worlds.
Mbh.8.79.4860 He is, again, protected by that Keshava of great energy, who is Narayana himself and who is without a rival, that high-souled Vasudeva, that ever-victorious Vishnu armed with conch, discus, and mace, whose attributes all the world united together, cannot in narrating exhaust in years.
Mbh.8.87.5277 Both equal to Kartavirya or Dasaratha's son in battle, both resembled Vishnu himself in energy or Bhava himself in fight.
Mbh.8.87.5331 He by whom the high-souled and holy god having the bull on his standard was gratified, why should not he, O thou of a hundred eyes, be victorious, he, that is, who hath for the driver of his car that Lord of the universe, Vishnu himself?
Mbh.8.94.6063 Then riding on that car of theirs whose rattle resembled the roar of the clouds and whose splendour was like that of the meridian sun of the autumnal sky, which was adorned with banners and equipped with a standard incessantly producing an awful noise, whose effulgence resembled that of the snow or the Moon or the conch or the crystal, and whose steeds were like those of Indra himself, those two foremost of men, viz, the son of Pandu and the crusher of Keshi, whose energy resembled that of the great Indra, and who were adorned with gold and pearls and gems and diamonds and corals, and who were like fire or the sun in splendour, fearlessly careered over the field of battle with great speed, like Vishnu and Vasava mounted on the same chariot.
Mbh.8.94.6071 Casting off those arrows, those two mighty warriors, both endued with unrivalled prowess, surrounded by well-wishers and friends, happily entered their own encampment, like the lords Vasava and Vishnu duly invoked by sacrificial priests.
Mbh.8.94.6073 Having received all their friends then, each according to his age, and applauded by those friends in return for their incomparable feats, the two heroes rejoiced with their friends, like the chief of the celestials and Vishnu after the overthrow of Vali
Mbh.8.96.6159 The learned say that the holy and the eternal Vishnu is Sacrifice, and each of those other gods, viz, Agni, Wind, Soma, and Surya, is so.
Mbh.8.96.6165 With that foremost of persons, Vishnu, and the illustrious Self-born, and Bhava also, become pleased.
Mbh.8.96.6167 Then again the illustrious Vishnu is eternal.
Mbh.9.31.2283 Slaying Duryodhana then, O son of Kunti, bestow the earth with her oceans upon Yudhishthira the just, like Vishnu conferring the sovereignty of three worlds upon the Lord of Sachi!
Mbh.9.42.3063 The seven Matris also were present there, O monarch, and the Sadhyas, the Viswedevas, the Maruts, the Vasus, the Rudras, the Adityas, the Siddhas, the Danavas, the birds, the self-born and adorable Brahman with his sons, and Vishnu, and Shakra, all went thither for beholding that child of unfading glory.
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.9.43.3107 The gods then made over to Skanda the celestial host, invincible, abounding with celestial troops, capable of destroying the enemies of the gods, and of forms like that of Vishnu.
Mbh.9.43.3116 The illustrious Vishnu gave unto Skanda three companions, Chakra and Vikrama and Sankrama of great might.
Mbh.9.44.3246 And some partook of the nature of Vayu, some of Kumara, some of Brahma, O bull of Bharata's race, and some of Vishnu and some of Surya, and some of Varaha.
Mbh.9.44.3266 Vishnu gave him a triumphal garland that enhances the might of the wearer.
Mbh.9.47.3513 Indeed in that auspicious and sacred tirtha of the Sarasvati, Vishnu himself, having in days of yore slain the Asuras, Madhu and Kaitabha, had, O chief of the Bharatas, performed his ablutions.
Mbh.9.51.3747 All that Shakra said was again approved and sanctioned by Brahman, by Vishnu, and by Maheshvara
Mbh.9.52.3753 Here the god Vishnu in days of yore performed austere penances.
Mbh.9.61.4423 Then the foremost of the Yadavas, Vishnu seizing Dhritarashtra by the hand, O monarch, began to weep melodiously.
Mbh.10.13.884 There was seen on that car a celestial standard decked with gems and gold and created by the divine Artificer, and standing high like the Maya of Vishnu himself.
Mbh.11.7.301 That person, O monarch, who gives unto all creatures an assurance of his harmlessness, goes to the highest of regions, the blessed realm of Vishnu.
Mbh.11.8.344 Hearing these words of hers, Vishnu, the adored of all the worlds, smilingly addressed her in the midst of the celestial conclave, saying, The eldest of the hundred sons of Dhritarashtra, who is known by the name of Duryodhana, will accomplish thy business.
Mbh.12.43.2162 Thou art Vishnu, thou art Jishnu, thou art Hari, thou art Krishna, thou art Vaikuntha, and thou art the foremost of all beings.
Mbh.12.45.2233 Approaching the high-souled one who was Vishnu himself in incarnate form, king Yudhishthira addressed him sweetly and smilingly, saying, O foremost of intelligent men, hast thou passed the night happily?
Mbh.12.47.2296 With a cheerful and strong voice he hymned the praise of the slayer of Madhu, that master of yoga, with the lotus in his navel, that lord of the universe, called Vishnu and Jishnu.
Mbh.12.47.2504 Salutations to thee, O divine Lord, O Vishnu, and O eternal origin of all the worlds!
Mbh.12.47.2519 Salutations to thee that dispellest the fear of hell, to thee, O Vishnu, that art a boat unto them that are plunged amid the eddies of the ocean represented by worldly life!
Mbh.12.47.2522 As truth is full of Vishnu, as the universe is full of Vishnu, as everything is full of Vishnu, so let my soul be full of Vishnu and my sins be destroyed!
Mbh.12.47.2524 Thyself without origin, O Vishnu, thou art the origin of Knowledge and Penances.
Mbh.12.58.3192 The gods then, approaching that lord of creatures, viz, Vishnu, said unto him, Indicate, O god, that one among mortals who deserves to have superiority over the rest'
Mbh.12.58.3231 This high declaration of the Srutis is current among men that Prithu is the eighth from Vishnu.
Mbh.12.58.3240 Then Vishnu, and the deities of Indra, and the Rishis, and the Regents of the world, and the Brahmanas, assembled together for crowning Prithu as the king of the world.
Mbh.12.58.3254 The eternal Vishnu himself, O Bharata, confirmed his power, telling him, No one, O king, shall transcend thee'
Mbh.12.58.3255 The divine Vishnu entered the body of that monarch in consequence of his penances.
Mbh.12.58.3267 Such a person becomes endued with greatness and is really a portion of Vishnu on earth.
Mbh.12.62.3457 If, therefore, the members of these three orders do not adopt peaceful duties so as to be able to assist others in the acquisition of virtue, Vishnu, O son of Pandu, never extends his grace to them.
Mbh.12.62.3458 If Vishnu be not pleased, the happiness of all men in heaven, the merit arising from the duties laid down for the four orders, the declarations of the Vedas, all kinds of sacrifices, and all other religious acts of men, and all the duties in respect of the several modes of life, become lost.
Mbh.12.63.3494 I have told thee, O monarch, how many brave kings had, in days of old, repaired to that lord of all creatures, viz, the divine and puissant Vishnu of great prowess, for resolving their doubts about the science of chastisement.
Mbh.12.63.3500 In that sacrifice he worshipped with humility the great Vishnu
Mbh.12.63.3503 The high discourse took place between that lion among kings and that illustrious god in the form of Indra, touching Vishnu of great effulgence'
Mbh.12.63.3524 In days of old, Vishnu, by acting according to Kshatriya duties, forcibly suppressed and destroyed his foes and thereby afforded relief to the gods and the Rishis of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.12.63.3525 If the divine Vishnu of inconceivable energy had not slain all his foes among the Asuras, then the Brahmanas, and Brahman the Creator of the worlds and Kshatriya duties, and the duties that first flowed from the Supreme deity, would all have been destroyed.
Mbh.12.97.5463 That powerful warrior who, having slain the commander of the hostile army, mounts the vehicle of his fallen antagonist, comes to be regarded as possessed of the prowess of Vishnu himself and the intelligence of Vrihaspati, the preceptor of the celestials.
Mbh.12.119.6725 The human body is the residence of many intelligent creatures of great energy, of Sakra, of Vishnu, of Saraswati, and of other beings.
Mbh.12.120.6792 born, the individual without affections, the Soul of Rudra, the eldest Manu and the great Benefactor Chastisement is the holy Vishnu.
Mbh.12.121.6894 The Grandsire then, having worshipped the divine and eternal Vishnu, addressed that great boon-giving god, saying, It behoveth thee, O Kesava, to show mercy on the present occasion.
Mbh.12.121.6912 Upon the completion of that sacrifice according to due rites, Mahadeva, after doing proper reverence made over Chastisement, that protector of Righteousness, unto Vishnu
Mbh.12.121.6913 Vishnu gave it to Angiras; and Angiras, that foremost of ascetics, made it over to Indra and Marichi.
Mbh.12.121.6926 At the top of the scale, the divine Indra is awake with the rod of chastisement; after him, Agni of blazing flames; after him, Varuna; after Varuna, Prajapati; after Prajapati, Righteousness whose essence consists of restraint after Righteousness the son of Brahman, viz, the eternal Law; after Law, Energy is awake, employed in the act of protection; after Energy, the herbs offered in sacrifices for supporting the gods and used as food and medicines; after the herbs, the mountains; after the mountains, all kinds of juices and their attributes; after these, the goddess Niriti; after Niriti, the planets and the luminous bodies in heaven; after these, the Vedas; after the Vedas, the puissant form of Vishnu with equine head; after him, the almighty and eternal Grandsire, viz, Brahman; after the Grandsire, the divine and blessed Mahadeva; after Mahadeva, the Viswedevas; after them, the great Rishis; after the Rishis the divine Soma; after Soma, the deities who are all eternal; after the deities, know that the Brahmanas are awake.
Mbh.12.152.9175 If, however, Rudra, or Kumara, or Brahman, or Vishnu, grant him a boon, then only may this child come back to life.
Mbh.12.165.9885 The divine Rudra, after this, gave the sword, that protector of religion, dyed with the blood of Danavas, unto Vishnu with due adorations.
Mbh.12.165.9886 Vishnu gave it unto Marichi.
Mbh.12.199.12102 The Sadhyas, the Viswas, the Mantras, diverse kinds of loud and sweet music, the Rivers, the Mountains, the Seas, the Sacred Waters, the Penances, the Ordinances about yoga, the Vedas, the Sounds that accompany the singing of the Samans, Saraswati, Narada, Parvata, Viswavasu, the Hahas, the Huhus, the Gandharva Chitrasena with all the members of his family, the Nagas, the Sadhyas, the Munis, the god of gods, viz, Prajapati, and the inconceivable and thousand-headed Vishnu himself, came there.
Mbh.12.205.12416 The divine Vishnu, whose is this universe, is superior to Time.
Mbh.12.205.12420 That Vishnu hath been called the Supreme Brahma.
Mbh.12.206.12465 SECTION CCVII Yudhishthira said, O grandsire, O thou of great wisdom, I desire to hear in detail, O chief of the Bharatas, of that lotus-eyed and indestructible one, who is the Creator of everything but who has been created by none, who is called Vishnu in consequence of his pervading everything, who is the origin of all creatures and unto whom all creatures return, who is known by the names of Narayana and Hrishikesa and Govinda and Kesava, and who is incapable of being vanquished by any one'
Mbh.12.206.12498 Amongst them Vishnu took birth in the form of a dwarf.
Mbh.12.206.12517 The puissant Vishnu made Vasava the chief of all the deities.
Mbh.12.207.12569 Bhaga, Ansa, Aryyaman, Mitra, Varna, Savitri, Dhatri, Vivaswat of great might, Tvashtri, Pushan, Indra, and Vishnu known as the twelfth, these are the twelve Adityas, all sprung from Kasyapa.
Mbh.12.208.12614 Endued with boons, and possessed of might, and swelling with pride, those senseless wretches do not know that Vishnu of invisible form, that God incapable of being vanquished by the very deities all acting together, hath assumed the form of a boar.
Mbh.12.208.12617 Sometime after, Vishnu those of mighty energy, encased in the form of a Boar, penetrating into the nether regions, rushed against those offspring of Diti.
Mbh.12.208.12630 The Danavas, terrified by that sound, began to fall down lifeless, paralysed by the energy of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.208.12632 In consequence of those tremendous roars, Vishnu came to be called by the name of Sanatana
Mbh.12.208.12641 Meanwhile, O mighty-armed one, Vishnu in his porcine form was in sight of the assembled gods, his praises hymned by the great Rishis'
Mbh.12.209.12678 A Brahmana should hear of the greatness of that God of gods, viz, Him called Vishnu of immeasurable energy, from the lips of Brahmanas.
Mbh.12.226.13769 He was deceived by Vishnu who once more established his sway over all the worlds.
Mbh.12.238.14728 In the feet of living creatures is Vishnu.
Mbh.12.264.16056 They that are true Brahmanas realise the presence of Vishnu in every sacrifice.
Mbh.12.271.16692 Devoted to penances and living according to the unchha mode, that Brahmana was earnestly engaged in adoring Vishnu in sacrifices
Mbh.12.271.16696 With roots and fruits, O scorcher of foes, he used to adore Vishnu in sacrifices that were intended to confer heaven upon him
Mbh.12.278.17056 He who is called Vaikuntha, Purusha, Ananta, Sukla, Vishnu, Sanatana, Munjakesa, Harismasru, and the Grandsire of all creatures
Mbh.12.279.17068 I shall speak to thee of the pre-eminent greatness of that Vishnu whose head, O best of the Danavas, is that Infinite place called Emancipation'
Mbh.12.279.17071 After Kumara of great wisdom had been seated at his ease, Usanas said unto him, Discourse to this chief of the Danavas on the pre-eminent greatness of Vishnu'
Mbh.12.279.17072 Hearing these words, Sanatkumara uttered the following, fraught with grave import, upon the pre-eminent greatness of Vishnu unto the intelligent chief of the Danavas, Listen, O Daitya, to everything about the greatness of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.279.17073 Know, O scorcher of foes, that the entire universe rests on Vishnu.
Mbh.12.279.17117 He is Brahma; He is the highest Righteousness; He is Sat and He is Asat He is Sruti; He is the scriptures; He is the Sacrificial vessel; He is the six and ten Ritwijes; He is all the Sacrifices; He is the Grandsire Brahman; He is Vishnu; He is the twin Aswins; and He is Purandara He is Mitra; He is Varuna; He is Yama; He is Kuvera the lord of treasures.
Mbh.12.279.17182 Some say that that is the region of Mahadeva; some, of Vishnu; some, of Brahman; some, of Sesha; some, of Nara; some, of the effulgent Chit; and some, of the All-pervading
Mbh.12.279.17197 O illustrious Rishi, O holy one, I see this wheel of Time, endued with mighty energy, of the most effulgent and Infinite Vishnu, has been set in motion.
Mbh.12.279.17199 That Vishnu is the Supreme Soul.
Mbh.12.280.17230 SECTION CCLXXXI Yudhishthira said, How great was the love of virtue possessed by Vritra of immeasurable energy, whose knowledge was incomparable and whose devotion to Vishnu was so great.
Mbh.12.280.17231 The status occupied by Vishnu of immeasurable energy is exceedingly difficult of apprehension.
Mbh.12.280.17236 How, indeed, was Vritra, who was virtuous, devoted to Vishnu, endued with knowledge of truth derivable from a just comprehension of the Upanishads and Vedanta, vanquished by Indra, O foremost of men?
Mbh.12.280.17258 There, Brahman, and Vishnu, and Siva, that lord of the universe, the illustrious and divine Soma, and all the highest Rishis stand, beholding thee!
Mbh.12.280.17268 The illustrious and divine Vishnu, adored of all the worlds, bent upon protecting the universe, entered the thunderbolt of Indra.
Mbh.12.281.17300 Having slain Vritra, Maghavat, that foe of the Danavas, possessed of great fame, entered heaven with that thunderbolt pervaded by Vishnu.
Mbh.12.282.17447 Divided in twain by the thunderbolt, the mighty Asura possessed of great Yoga powers, proceeded to the region of Vishnu of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.12.282.17448 It was in consequence of his devotion to Vishnu that he had succeeded in overwhelming the whole universe.
Mbh.12.282.17449 And it was in consequence of his devotion to Vishnu that he ascended, when slain, to the region of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.283.17487 I intend to make this offering unto Vishnu who is beyond compare.
Mbh.12.284.17593 In thy body I behold Soma, and Agni, and the lord of the Waters, and Aditya, and Vishnu, and Brahmana, and Vrihaspati.
Mbh.12.292.18304 Then, again, Asita and Devala, and Narada and Parvata, and Karkshivat, and Jamadagni's son Rama, and Tandya possessed of cleansed soul, and Vasishtha, and Jamadagni, and Viswamitra and Atri, and Bharadwaja, and Harismasru, and Kundadhara, and Srutasravas, these great Rishis, by adoring Vishnu with concentrated minds with the aid of Richs, and by penances, succeeded in attaining to success through the grace of that great deity endued with intelligence.
Mbh.12.296.18503 I, however, O king, look upon such a Sudra as the effulgent Vishnu of the universe, the foremost one in all the worlds
Mbh.12.300.18849 The high-souled Yogin, possessed of greatness, can enter into and come out of, at his will, Brahma himself who is the lord of all deities, and the boon-giving Vishnu, and Bhava, and Dharma, and the six-faced Kartikeya, and the spiritual sons of Brahmana, the quality of Darkness that is productive of much pain, and that of Passion, and that of Sattwa which is pure, and Prakriti which is the highest, and the goddess Siddhi who is the spouse of Varuna, and all kinds of energy, and all enduring patience, and the bright lord of stars in the firmament with the stars twinkling all around, and the Viswas.
Mbh.12.301.18869 Vishnu is attached to the organs of motion.
Mbh.12.301.18889 Truly understanding gunas by the aid of hundreds of gunas, hundreds of faults, and diverse causes by hundreds of causes, ascertaining that the world is like the froth of water, enveloped by hundreds of illusions flowing from Vishnu, like a painted edifice, and as unsubstantial as a reed, beholding it to be as terrible as a dark pit, or as unreal as bubbles of water, for the years that compose its age are as shortlived compared to the duration of eternity as bubbles, seeing it exposed to immediate destruction, bereft of happiness, having certain ruin for its end and from which it can never escape, sunk in Rajas and Tamas, and utterly helpless like an elephant sunk in mire, noting all this, the Sankhyas, O king, endued with great wisdom, casting off all affections arising from one's relation towards one's children, by the aid, O king, of that extensive and all-embracing knowledge which their system advocates and cutting off quickly, with the weapon of knowledge and the bludgeon of penances, O Bharata, all inauspicious scents born of Rajas and all scents of a like nature arising from Tamas and all auspicious scents arising from Sattwa and all pleasures of the touch and of the other senses born of the same three qualities and inhering to the body, indeed, O Bharata, aided by the Yoga of knowledge, these Yatis crowned with success, cross the Ocean of life.
Mbh.12.302.19053 Transcending the four and twenty topics already adverted to is the twenty-fifth called Vishnu.
Mbh.12.302.19054 That Vishnu in consequence of the absence of all attributes, is not a topic of knowledge though as then which pervades all the topics, he has been called so by the wise.
Mbh.12.302.19057 The twenty-fifth, which is Vishnu, is formless and, therefore, cannot be said to preside over the universe
Mbh.12.313.19608 SECTION CCCXIV Yajnavalkya said, Brahmanas conversant with the topics of enquiry speak of the two feet as Adhyatma, the act of walking as Adhibhuta, and Vishnu as Adhidaivatam of those two limbs.
Mbh.12.317.19748 If the Jiva-soul escapes through the feet, it is said that the man goes to the region of the Vishnu.
Mbh.12.327.20793 It was there that the high-souled Vishnu had undergone the severest austerities for the object of obtaining a son.
Mbh.12.327.20797 Vishnu beheld all the deities and Asuras and Rakshasas to be troubled in their senses and mind.
Mbh.12.327.20800 The pure-souled Vishnu caught hold of the blazing dart, with his left hand, and began to shake it.
Mbh.12.327.20801 When the dart was being thus shaken by Vishnu possessed of great might, the whole Earth with her mountains, forests, and seas, shook with the dart.
Mbh.12.327.20802 Although Vishnu was fully competent to raise the dart, still he contented himself with only shaking it.
Mbh.12.327.20804 Having shaken it himself, the divine Vishnu, addressing Prahlada, said, Behold the might of Kumara!
Mbh.12.337.21677 The illustrious Vishnu, that giver of boons, then addressing Garuda of great speed, that foremost of birds, who waited upon Him as his servant, said these desirable words, O foremost of birds, O thou that art highly blessed, listen to what I say!
Mbh.12.337.21683 Hearing these words of Vishnu, Garuda, spreading his wings and rushing with the speed of the wind, entered that hole in the Earth in which king Vasu was living.
Mbh.12.337.21686 It was in this way, O son of Kunti, that great king first fell down through the curse of the Brahmanas for a fault of speech, and once more ascended to heaven at the command of the great God Vishnu.
Mbh.12.338.21723 Thou art he who is the topic of the five foremost of scriptures viz, those that appertain to the worship of Surya, of Sakti, of Ganesa, of Siva, and of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.340.22099 They forthwith made arrangements for a sacrifice in honour of Vishnu according to the ordinances laid down in the Vedas.
Mbh.12.340.22100 In that sacrifice, Brahman himself dedicated a portion of the offerings to Vishnu.
Mbh.12.340.22102 The portions, thus offered with great reverence unto Vishnu, were, in respect of both the measure and the quality of the articles used, according to the ordinances laid down for the Krita age.
Mbh.12.341.22272 Vishnu never bows his head unto any deity except his own self.
Mbh.12.341.22275 Vishnu is the foremost of all Beings past, present, or future, and as such should always be adored and worshipped with reverence.
Mbh.12.341.22276 Do thou bow thy head unto Vishnu.
Mbh.12.341.22300 And because I pervade all the universe, I have come to be called by the name of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.342.22382 Agni, is again, Vishnu.
Mbh.12.342.22424 In consequence of this curse, Hiranyakasipu was slain by Vishnu in the form of a man-lion, Viswarupa, having adopted the side of his maternal relations, employed himself in severe austerities for aggrandising them.
Mbh.12.342.22458 With the Thunder-bolt thus made with the bones of a Brahmana, which was impenetrable by other weapons and irresistible and pervaded by the energy of Vishnu, Indra struck Viswarupa the son of Tashtri.
Mbh.12.342.22525 The deities and the Rishis then united together and proceeded to where Vishnu was and appealed to him for bringing about the restoration of Indra.
Mbh.12.342.22527 The boon-giving Vishnu replied unto them, saying, Let Sakra perform a Horse-sacrifice in honour of Vishnu.
Mbh.12.342.22538 In days of yore, while the great Rishi Bharadwaja was saying his prayers by the side of the celestial Ganga, one of the three feet of Vishnu, when he assumed his three-footed form, reached that spot
Mbh.12.342.22539 Beholding that strange sight, Bharadwaja assailed Vishnu with a handful of water, upon which Vishnu's bosom received a mark called Sreevatsa.
Mbh.12.343.22748 I think that, person could have nothing unattainable in the three worlds, who had for his ally Vishnu himself, that great Lord of the universe.
Mbh.12.345.22879 Instructed by that teaching, I always sacrifice in honour of the eternal and immutable Vishnu, through these rites that I perform in worshipping the deities.
Mbh.12.345.22896 The puissant Vishnu dedicated those balls of mud unto his own self, according to the rites laid down in the eternal ordinance.
Mbh.12.345.22918 They who perform sacrifices in honour of and adore the Pitris, the deities, the preceptor or other reverend senior guests arrived at the house, kine, superior Brahmanas, the goddess Earth, and their mothers, in thought, word, and deed, are said to adore and sacrifice unto Vishnu himself.
Mbh.12.346.22930 O tiger among men, Vishnu is the soul of all beings.
Mbh.12.346.22931 How, then, can Vishnu be hated, for in hating him one would hate one's own self.
Mbh.12.347.22982 Thou hast said also unto us of that vast form, with the Equine head, of Vishnu, that partaker of the libations and other offerings made in sacrifices, the
Mbh.12.347.22991 Having heard the account of the mighty form of Vishnu, equipt with the horse-head, the royal son of Parikshit too had entertained the same doubt and put the same questions to Vaisampayana.
Mbh.12.347.23174 Whatever acts are performed in honour of the gods or the Pitris, whatever gifts are made, whatever penances are performed, have Vishnu for their refuge, who is established upon his own supreme ordinances.
Mbh.13.1.93 All acts in this world and all abstentions, as also all their modifications, are said to be influenced by Kala, Surya, Soma, Vishnu, Water, Wind, the deity of a hundred sacrificer, Fire, Sky, Earth, Mitra and Parjanya, Aditi, and the Vasus, Rivers and Oceans, all existent and non-existent objects, are created and destroyed by Kala.
Mbh.13.6.395 Even he, the adorable Vishnu, who created the three worlds with the Daityas and all the gods, even He is engaged in austere penances in the bosom of the deep.
Mbh.13.6.415 Vali, the son of Virochana, righteously bound by his promise, was consigned to the regions under the Earth, by the prowess of Vishnu.
Mbh.13.14.863 He is Vishnu, because of his pervading the universe.
Mbh.13.14.881 Thou art Vishnu in consequence of thy pervading the whole universe.
Mbh.13.14.962 The terrible discus of Vishnu and the thunderbolt of Indra were both unable to make the slightest impression, O Kesava, in days of yore, upon the body of that great cause of universal affliction
Mbh.13.14.1073 My mother continued, Bhava assumes the forms of Brahma and Vishnu and the chief of the celestials of the Rudras, the Adityas, and the Aswins; and of those deities that are called Viswadevas.
Mbh.13.14.1197 That high puissance consisting of all the three attributes of creation, protection, and destruction, which dwells in that illustrious Being who is endowed with the quality of being one, who created Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra, was derived from Mahadeva.
Mbh.13.14.1254 Brahma and Indra and Hutasana and Vishnu and all the other deities, along with the Daityas and the Asuras, crowned with the fruition of a thousand desires, always say that there is none that is higher than Mahadeva
Mbh.13.14.1260 He whose sign is always worshipped by Brahma, by Vishnu, by thee, O Indra, with all the other deities, is verily the foremost of all adorable deities.
Mbh.13.14.1261 Brahma has for his sign the lotus, Vishnu has for his the discus, Indra has for his sign the thunder-bolt.
Mbh.13.14.1317 In the universe there is no being including even Brahma and Vishnu and the deities, that are incapable of being slain by that weapon.
Mbh.13.14.1393 Thou art Kuvera among all the Yakshas, and thou art Vishnu amongst all the sacrifices
Mbh.13.14.1396 Among the Adityas thou art Vishnu Upendra, among the Vasu thou art Pavaka, among birds thou art the son of Vinata Garuda, and among snakes thou art Ananta Sesha.
Mbh.13.14.1429 Thou art he that hadst created from thy left side Vishnu for protecting the Creation.
Mbh.13.14.1477 The blessed Vishnu continued, I then said unto him, O regenerate one, through thy grace, O great ascetic.
Mbh.13.14.1525 The blessed Vishnu said, I saluted Mahadeva, saying, Salutations to thee, O thou that art the eternal origin of all things.
Mbh.13.16.1594 The Grandsire Brahma, he of a hundred sacrifices, viz, Indra Vishnu, the Viswadevas, the great Rishis, are incapable of comprehending thee and thy real nature.
Mbh.13.16.1599 Celestial Rishis conversant with the Puranas, say that thou hast three bodies viz, those pertaining to Kalas, those pertaining to Purusha and those pertaining to Brahma or the three forms namely Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra.
Mbh.13.16.1609 Thou art the Grandsire Brahma, thou art Bhava, thou art Vishnu, thou art Skanda, thou art Indra, thou art Savitri, thou art Yama, thou art Varuna, Soma, thou art Dhatri, thou art Manu, thou art Vidhatri and thou art Kuvera, the Lord of treasures.
Mbh.13.16.1705 Tandi had further said, Neither Brahma, nor Indra nor Vishnu, nor the Viswedevas, nor the great Rishis, know thee.
Mbh.13.17.1950 Thou art he unto whom Vishnu paid his adorations for obtaining his celebrated discus.
Mbh.13.17.1951 Thou art the sacrifice being in the form of Vishnu.
Mbh.13.17.2107 Thou art the mighty ape Hanuman that aided Vishnu in the incarnation of Rama in his expedition against Ravana.
Mbh.13.17.2183 Thou art of a dark complexion, being of the form of Vishnu.
Mbh.13.17.2302 Thou ownest for thy offspring, beings higher than men and deities viz, Brahma and Vishnu.
Mbh.13.17.2303 Thou art of the form of that Vishnu who floats on the waters after the universal dissolution.
Mbh.13.17.2327 Thou art an object of adoration with even Vishnu.
Mbh.13.17.2344 Thou art Vishnu.
Mbh.13.18.2869 Then Krishna, that foremost of all intelligent persons, spoke once more unto Yudhishthira, that ocean of righteousness, like Vishnu speaking unto Puruhuta'
Mbh.13.18.2881 Vishnu said, O Great King, Aditya, Chandra, Wind, Fire, Heaven, Earth, the Vasus, the Viswedevas, Dhatri, Aryyaman, Sukra, Vrihaspati, the Rudras, the Saddhyas, Varuna, Brahma, Sakra, Maruts, the Upanishads that deal with knowledge of Brahman, Truth, the Vedas, the Sacrifices, Sacrificial Presents, Brahmanas reciting the Vedas, Soma, Sacrificer, the shares of the deities in sacrificial offerings or clarified butter poured in sacrifices, Raksha, Diksha, all kinds of restraints in the form of vows and fasts and rigid observances, Swaha, Vashat, the Brahmanas, the celestial cow, the foremost acts of righteousness, the wheel of Time, Strength, Fame, Self-restraint, the Steadiness of all persons endued with intelligence, all acts of goodness and the reverse, the seven Rishis, Understanding of the foremost order, all kinds of excellent touch, the success of all religious acts, the diverse tribes of the deities, those beings that drink heat, those that are drinkers of Soma, Clouds, Suyamas, Rishitas, all creatures having Mantras for their bodies, Abhasuras, those beings that live upon scents only, those that live upon vision only, those that restrain their speech, those that restrain their minds, those that are pure, those that are capable of assuming diverse forms through Yoga-puissance, those deities that live on touch as their food, those deities that subsist on vision and those that subsist upon the butter poured in sacrifices, those beings that are competent to create by fiats of their will the objects they require, they that are regarded as the foremost ones among the deities, and all the other deities, O descendant of Ajamila, the Suparnas, the Gandharvas, the Pisachas, the Danavas, Yakshas, the Charanas, the snakes, all that is gross and all that is exceedingly subtile, all that is soft and all that is not subtile, all sorrows and all joys, all sorrows that come after joy and all joy that comes after sorrow, the Sankhya philosophy, Yoga, and that which transcends objects which are regarded as foremost and very superior, all adorable things, all the deities, and all the protectors of the universe who entering into the physical forces sustain and uphold this ancient creation of that illustrious Deity, have sprung from that Creator of all creatures.
Mbh.13.26.3603 She is held to be identical with Prisni, the mother of Vishnu.
Mbh.13.26.3639 Those men who, in this life, even mentally seek with their whole souls that sacred stream which is praised by the Rishis, which has issued out of the feet of Vishnu, which is very ancient, and which is exceedingly sacred, succeed in repairing to the regions of Brahman.
Mbh.13.26.3642 Having, with austere penances, gratified all the deities with the Supreme Lord Vishnu, Bhagiratha brought Ganga down on the Earth.
Mbh.13.31.3923 I worship the Brahmanas, O puissant one, who constantly worship Varuna and Vayu and Aditya and Parjanya and the deity of Fire, and Sthanu and Skanda and Lakshmi and Vishnu and the Brahmanas, and the lord of speech, and Chandramas, and the Waters and Earth and the goddess Saraswati.
Mbh.13.62.6036 Aditya and Varuna and Vishnu and Brahman and Soma and Hutasana, and the illustrious and trident-bearing Mahadeva, all applaud the man that makes a gift of earth.
Mbh.13.62.6042 Having adored Vishnu in a hundred sacrifices each of which was distinguished by plentiful gifts as Dakshina, Maghavat put this question to Vrihaspati, that foremost of all eloquent persons'
Mbh.13.76.6967 All the three, as also they that regularly go through their ablutions and other acts at early dawn, and he that is well-conversant with the Mahabharata, it is well-known, attain to the regions of Vishnu and Soma.
Mbh.13.82.7319 The deities, viz, Indra, Vivaswat, Soma, Vishnu, Varuna, and Agni, having obtained me, are sporting in joy and will do so for ever.
Mbh.13.83.7410 In day of yore, O son, when in the Devayuga the high soused Danavas became lords of the three world, Aditi underwent the severest austerities and got Vishnu within her womb as the reward thereof.
Mbh.13.86.7944 The gods numbering three and thirty, the points of the compass in their embodied forms together with the deities presiding over them, and Rudra and Dhatri and Vishnu and Yama and Pushan and Aryaman and Bhaga, and Angas and Mitra and the Sadhyas and Vasava and the Vasus and the Aswins and the Waters and the Wind and the Firmament and Chandramas and all the Constellations and the Planets and Surya, and all the Ricks and Samans and Yajuses in their embodied forms, came there to behold that wonderful child who was the son of the deity of blazing flames.
Mbh.13.109.9909 He who fasts on the twelfth day of the moon in the month of Chaitra and worship Krishna as Vishnu, for the whole day and night, attains to the merit of the Pundarika sacrifice and proceeds to the region of the deities.
Mbh.13.109.9920 The illustrious Vishnu, that ancient Being, has himself said that there is no fast that possesses merits superior to what attach to fast of this kind
Mbh.13.126.10967 Vishnu said, That which I greatly hate is the detraction of Brahmanas; without doubt, if the Brahmanas are worshipped, I regard myself worshipped.
Mbh.13.126.10982 Vishnu smiled a little and then said, It was with my circular disc that the Daityas were slain.
Mbh.13.134.11261 Vishnu said, That person who, endued with faith and freed from malice, listens every day with concentrated attention to the mysteries in respect of religion and duty that are preserved by the high-souled deities and those mysteries also of the same kind that are preserved by the Rishis, has never to succumb to any evil.
Mbh.13.139.11414 Bhishma said, I shall certainly recite to thee discourses that are delightful, on the subject, O king, of the puissance of this Vishnu as displayed in days of yore and as I have heard from my preceptors.
Mbh.13.139.11426 That fire of mighty flames, having consumed everything without leaving a remnant at last came back to Vishnu and touched his feet like a docile disciple.
Mbh.13.139.11439 Vasudeva said, The fire that issued from my mouth and that resembles the all-consuming Yuga-fire in splendour, and by which this mountain has been crushed and scorched, is nothing else than the energy of Vishnu.
Mbh.13.147.12342 Even this is the high practice of the faultless Vishnu.
Mbh.13.147.12364 He is Vishnu, He is the illustrious Ananta.
Mbh.13.148.12415 Achievements, Prosperity, Intelligence, and the path that leads to heaven, are all there where this one, viz, the illustrious Vishnu of three steps, is.
Mbh.13.149.12502 By always worshipping with reverence and devotion that immutable Being, by meditating on him, by hymning His praises and bowing the head unto Him, and by performing sacrifices unto Him, indeed by always praising Vishnu, who is without beginning and without end or destruction, who is the Supreme Lord of all the worlds, and who is the Master and Controller of the universe, one can succeed in transcending all sorrow.
Mbh.13.149.12513 Hear, O king, the thousand names, possessed of great efficacy in destroying sins, of that foremost one in all the worlds that Master of the universe, viz, Vishnu.
Mbh.13.149.12565 Vishnu is the one great element or substance which has spread itself out into multifarious forms.
Mbh.13.149.12568 This hymn in praise of the illustrious Vishnu composed by Vyasa, should be recited by that person who wishes to acquire happiness and that which is the highest benefit viz, emancipation.
Mbh.13.150.12590 Ansa, Bhaga, Mitra, Varuna the lord of waters, Dhatri, Aryaman, Jayanta, Bhaskara, Tvashtri, Pushan, Indra and Vishnu, are said to comprise a tale of twelve.
Mbh.13.150.12605 These three and thirty deities, who are the lords of all beings as also Nandiswara of huge body, and that pre-eminent one who has the bull for the device on his banner, and those masters of all the worlds, viz, the followers and associates of him called Ganeswara, and those called Saumyas, and called the Rudras, and those called the Yogas, and those that are known as the Bhutas, and the luminaries in the firmament, the Rivers, the sky, the prince of birds viz, Garuda, all those persons on earth who have become crowned with success in consequence of their penances and who are existing in an immobile or mobile form, the Himavat, all the mountains, the four Oceans, the followers and associates of Bhava who are possessed of prowess equal to that of Bhava himself, the illustrious and ever-victorious Vishnu, and Skanda, and Ambika, these are the great souls by reciting whose name with restrained senses, one becomes cleansed of all sins.
Mbh.13.158.13220 Know that this Krishna is Vishnu.
Mbh.13.160.13391 and then made Vishnu his excellent shaft-head.
Mbh.13.165.13691 Then comes that origin of the Vedas, the creator Vishnu, otherwise called Narayana of immeasurable puissance.
Mbh.14.21.768 The points of the compass, Quarters, Wind, Sun, Moon, Earth, Fire, Vishnu, Indra, Prajapati, and Mitra, these, O beautiful one, are the ten sacrificial fires.
Mbh.14.40.1582 The Great Soul is signified by these synonymous words, the Great Soul, Intelligence, Vishnu, Jishnu, Sambhu of great valour, the Understanding, the means of acquiring knowledge, the means of perception, as also fame, courage, and memory.
Mbh.14.40.1592 The self-born Vishnu becomes the Lord in the primary creations.
Mbh.14.42.1654 As connected with objects, it is motion; and Vishnu is there the presiding deity.
Mbh.14.42.1713 Verily he is Vishnu, and Mitra, and Varuna, and Agni, and Prajapati.
Mbh.14.43.1728 Soma is the lord of deciduous herbs, and Vishnu is the foremost of all that are endued with might.
Mbh.14.43.1736 There is no entity that is higher than myself or Vishnu.
Mbh.14.43.1737 The great Vishnu, who is full of Brahman, is the king of kings over all.
Mbh.14.44.1833 Of inconceivable soul, the self-existent Vishnu is said to be my superior
Mbh.14.44.1839 The great Vishnu, who is full of Brahma, than whom there is no higher being in the three worlds, is the first of all the universe.
Mbh.14.54.2414 In those forms that I assume for the purpose, I am known, O son of Bhrigu's race, in the three worlds as Vishnu and Brahman and Sakra.
Mbh.14.55.2439 Beholding that high and wonderful Vaishnava form of Vishnu, in act, seeing the Supreme Lord in that guise, the Brahmana Utanka became filled with wonder'
Mbh.14.56.2492 SECTION LVI Janamejaya said, With what penances was the high-souled Utanka endued so that he entertained the wish to denounce a curse on Vishnu himself, who is the source of all puissance'
Mbh.15.25.961 Those two foremost of men, that are sitting besides Kunti, are the twins, resembling Vishnu and Mahendra.
Mbh.16.6.224 Alas, being puissant Vishnu himself, he witnessed, without interfering, the destruction of his kinsmen!
Mbh.16.8.387 As soon as I heard that Vishnu had left the Earth, my eyes became dim and all things disappeared from my vision.
Mbh.18.6.381 Indeed, he succeeds in living in the same region with Vishnu himself.
Mbh.18.6.388 By worshipping him as a deity one attains to the regions of Vishnu.
Mbh.18.6.445 That in which occur excellent statements relating to Vishnu, and the eternal Srutis, should be listened to by men desirous of attaining to the highest goal.
Mbh.18.6.450 One devoted to Vishnu acquires through this that merit which is acquired by listening to the eighteen Puranas.
Mbh.18.6.452 Men and women by listening to this would certainly attain to the status of Vishnu.
Mbh.18.6.453 Women desirous of having children should certainly listen to this which proclaims the fame of Vishnu.
Mbh.18.6.460 The man that listens to the Bharata or that recites it to other people, becomes cleansed of all his sins and attains at last to the status of Vishnu.
Mbh.18.6.465 Destroying all his sins like the maker of day destroying darkness, such a man, without doubt, sports in felicity in the region of Vishnu like Vishnu himself
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