Vritra

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.2.410 Then is described how, when the king of Madra was coming for the assistance of the Pandavas, Duryodhana, having deceived him on the way by presents and hospitality, induced him to grant a boon and then solicited his assistance in battle; how Salya, having passed his word to Duryodhana, went to the Pandavas and consoled them by reciting the history of Indra's victory over Vritra.
Mbh.1.3.893 Thou wielder of the thunder, the protector of the universe, the slayer of Vritra and Namuchi, thou illustrious one who wearest the black cloth and displayest truth and untruth in the universe, thou who ownest for thy carrier the horse which was received from the depths of the ocean, and which is but another form of Agni the god of fire, I bow to thee, thou supreme Lord, thou Lord of the three worlds, O Purandara'
Mbh.1.25.1566 I bow to thee, thou slayer of Vritra!
Mbh.1.55.2738 These Ritwiks and Sadasyas that are here engaged in making thy sacrifice, like unto that of the slayer of Vritra, are of splendour equal to that of the sun.
Mbh.1.63.3049 The slayer of Vritra Indra also gave the king, for his gratification, a bamboo pole for protecting the honest and the peaceful.
Mbh.1.65.3285 They were Vikshara, Vala, Vira, and Vritra the great Asura.
Mbh.1.67.3470 And, O king, that great Asura who was known as Vritra became on earth the royal sage known by the name of Manimat.
Mbh.1.67.3471 That Asura who was the younger brother of Vritra and known as Krodhahantri became noted on earth as king Danda.
Mbh.1.103.5802 The earth may renounce its scent, water may renounce its moisture, light may renounce its attribute of exhibiting forms, air may renounce its attribute of touch, the sun may renounce his glory, fire, its heat, the moon, his cooling rays, space, its capacity of generating sound, the slayer of Vritra, his prowess, the god of justice, his impartiality; but I cannot renounce truth'
Mbh.1.172.8802 In days of yore the thunderbolt was created for the chief of the celestials in order that he might slay the Asura Vritra with it.
Mbh.1.227.11119 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of the gods, and himself beholding what Agni was doing, the slayer of Vritra set out for the protection of the forest of Khandava.
Mbh.2.7.330 And, O King, many Apsaras and Gandharvas, by various kinds of dances and music both instrumental and vocal, and by the practice of auspicious rites, and by the exhibition of many feats of skill, gratify the lord of the celestials, Satakratu, the illustrious slayer of Vala and Vritra.
Mbh.2.23.1057 And, O monarch, the mighty Bhima and Jarasandha fought terribly on in those lists, driving the crowd at times by the motions of their hands like Vritra and Vasava of old.
Mbh.3.12.715 Then a dreadful combat took place between Bhimasena and Hidimva, both skilled in all weapons and which was like unto the encounter of Vasava with Vritra.
Mbh.3.12.745 And, O sister, assisted by Rama and Krishna, we are invincible in battle by even the slayer himself of Vritra, what are the sons of Dhritarashtra'
Mbh.3.16.838 And, O monarch, the encounter between Charudeshna and Vivindhya was as fierce as that in days of yore between Vritra and Vasava!
Mbh.3.33.1756 Surrounded by thy brothers, who are firm wielders of the bow, and by heroes skilled in weapons and like unto snakes of virulent poison, set thou out even like the slayer Vritra surounded by the Marutas.
Mbh.3.37.1920 The celestials, from fear of Vritra, imparted at the time all their might to Sakra.
Mbh.3.37.1980 Thus addressed, the slayer of Vritra, worshipped of the worlds, consoling him with gentle words, spare unto the son of Pandu, saying, When thou art able to behold the three-eyed trident-bearing Siva, the lord of all creatures, it is then, O child, that I will give thee all the celestial weapons.
Mbh.3.39.2095 That terrible conflict of blows, resembling the conflict of yore between Vritra and Vasava, lasted but for a moment.
Mbh.3.43.2315 And moved by affection, the slayer of Vritra, consoling Arjuna, touched his beautiful face with his own perfumed hands.
Mbh.3.47.2439 And as the Rishi was employed with these thoughts, Sakra, the slayer of Vritra, came to know of them.
Mbh.3.54.2723 Hearing the words of Narada the slaver of Vala and Vritra said, Those righteous rulers of the earth who fight renouncing all desire of life, and who meet death when their time is come by means of weapons, without flying from the field, theirs is this region, everlasting unto them and granting all desires, even as it is to me.
Mbh.3.54.2731 And all the lords of the earth desire to have that pearl of the earth, desire to have her eagerly, O slaver of Vala and Vritra'
Mbh.3.57.2869 And having attained that pearl of a woman, the virtuous king, O monarch, began to pass his days in joy, like the slayer of Vala and Vritra in the company of Sachi.
Mbh.3.58.2876 And seeing Kali, Sakra the slayer of Vala and Vritra, said, O Kali, say whither thou art going with Dwapara'
Mbh.3.85.4741 And as in days of yore the slayer of Vritra, after burning all his foes, ruled the three worlds, his mind freed from anxiety, so wilt thou rule thy subjects, after slaying all thy enemies.
Mbh.3.100.5248 Placing themselves under Vritra and arming themselves with diverse weapons they pursued the celestials with Indra at their head in all directions.
Mbh.3.100.5249 The gods then all resolved upon the destruction of Vritra, and went with Indra at their head to Brahma.
Mbh.3.100.5251 I shall indicate now the means by which ye may slay Vritra.
Mbh.3.101.5279 SECTION CI Lomasa said, Armed with the Vajra then, and supported by celestials endued with great might, Indra then approached Vritra, who was then occupying the entire earth and the heaven.
Mbh.3.101.5286 Purandara of a thousand eyes, beholding the gods flying in fear and Vritra growing in boldness, became deeply dejected.
Mbh.3.101.5292 And when Vritra learnt that the chief of the celestials had been filled with might of others, he sent forth some terrific roars.
Mbh.3.101.5295 And struck with Indra's Vajra the great Asura decked in gold and garlands fell head-long, like the great mountain Mandara hurled of yore from Vishnu's hands; and although the prince of Daityas was slain, yet Sakra in panic ran from the field, desiring to take shelter in a lake, thinking that the Vajra itself had not been hurled from his hands and regarding that Vritra himself was still alive.
Mbh.3.103.5349 They, under the lead of Vritra, were devastating the whole universe.
Mbh.3.103.5350 And when they saw that Vritra was slain by the sagacious Indra endued with a thousand eyes, they, to preserve their lives, entered into the ocean, that abode of Varuna.
Mbh.3.110.5679 He by force of his penances caused Indra to rain; and that god, the slayer of the demons Vala and Vritra, dreading him, poured down rain during a drought.
Mbh.3.110.5685 And for what reason was Indra, the slayer of the demons Vala and Vritra, afraid of that same sagacious boy, and poured down rain during a period of drought?
Mbh.3.120.6124 I ask thee to kill Dhritarashtra's son with all his men, as the great Indra, the lord of the gods kill Vritra.
Mbh.3.135.6876 The lord of Sachi, when fallen into misery in consequence of having slain Vritra, became freed from his sin, by performing his ablutions in this Samanga.
Mbh.3.167.8477 And they said, Riding on this car, Maghavan conquered in battle Samvara, and Namuchi, and Vala, and Vritra, and Prahrada, and Naraka.
Mbh.3.170.8557 In the same way, on the occasion of the slaying of Vritra, the steeds had been conducted by me.
Mbh.3.175.8723 SECTION CLXXV Janamejaya said, When that prime among heroes, having been accomplished in arms, had returned from the abode of the slayer of Vritra, what did Pritha's sons do in company with the warlike Dhananjaya
Mbh.3.285.13952 And beholding Kumbhakarna endued with great activity and resembling the Asura Vritra himself, deprived of life and prostrated on the field of battle, the Rakshasa warriors fled in fear.
Mbh.3.290.14170 It was after such afflictions that the wielder of the thunderbolt, aided by the Maruts, slew Vritra, and the invincible Namuchi and the Rakshasi of long tongue!
Mbh.3.298.14736 If the slayer himself of Vala and Vritra cometh to ask for the ear-rings for the benefit of the sons of Pandu, that will conduce to my fame, leading at the same time to his infamy!
Mbh.4.13.492 And Bhima then summoned to the combat that athlete known by the name of Jimuta who was like unto the Asura Vritra whose prowess was widely known.
Mbh.4.13.511 And all people, O king, took deep interest in that encounter of those powerful wrestlers who fought like Indra and the Asura Vritra.
Mbh.4.22.962 I swear unto thee by Truth, by my brothers, and by morality, that I will slay Kichaka even as the lord of the celestials slew Vritra.
Mbh.5.9.361 Now when the lord of creatures, Twashtri, heard that his son had been slain by Indra, his eyes became red with ire, and he spoke the following words, Since Indra hath killed my son who had committed no offence at all, who was constantly engaged in the practice of austerities, who was merciful, possessed of self-control, and of subdued passions, therefore, for the destruction of Indra, I will create Vritra.
Mbh.5.9.364 And saying this, that enraged one, famous for his austerities, washed his mouth with water, made offerings on the fire, created the terrible Vritra, and spoke to him, saying, O destined slayer of Indra, grow in might even from the strength of my austere rites'
Mbh.5.9.369 And next ensued a great fight between Vritra and Indra, both fired with wrath.
Mbh.5.9.371 And the heroic Vritra seized the celestial lord who had performed a hundred sacrifices.
Mbh.5.9.373 And when Indra was swallowed up by Vritra, the terrified senior gods, possessed of great might, created Jrimbhika to kill Vritra.
Mbh.5.9.374 And as Vritra yawned and his mouth opened the slayer of the Asura, Vala contracted the different parts of his body, and came out from within Vritra's mouth.
Mbh.5.9.377 And once again commenced the terrible fight between Vritra and Indra, both full of ire.
Mbh.5.9.379 And when Vritra, inspired with the mighty spirit of Twashtri and himself endowed with strength, got the upper hand in fight, Indra turned back And on his retreat, the gods became exceedingly distressed.
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.5.10.384 SECTION X Indra said, This whole indestructible universe, O gods, hath been pervaded by Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.393 And afflicted with the dread of Vritra, they said unto the Supreme Lord of the deities.
Mbh.5.10.400 The whole universe, O slayer of Asuras, hath been pervaded by Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.403 Do ye with the Rishis and the Gandharvas repair to the place where Vritra that bearer of a universal form is and adopt towards him a conciliatory policy.
Mbh.5.10.407 Let there be no delay in effecting a peace between Indra and Vritra'
Mbh.5.10.409 Approaching Indra they behold Vritra glowing and resplendent as if scorching the ten points, and swallowing all the three worlds, and resembling the sun or the moon.
Mbh.5.10.410 And then the Rishis, came up to Vritra and spoke to him in conciliatory terms, saying, O thou unconquerable being, the whole of this universe hath been pervaded by thy energy.
Mbh.5.10.416 And the mighty Vritra having heard the words of the saints, bowed his head unto them.
Mbh.5.10.436 Thus peace having been concluded, Vritra was very much pleased.
Mbh.5.10.437 And Indra also became pleased though constantly occupied with the thought of killing Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.440 And he bethought himself of the boon that was granted to the illustrious Asura, saying, This is the awful evening time; it is neither day, nor night; and this Vritra, my enemy, who hath stripped me of my all, must undoubtedly be killed by me.
Mbh.5.10.441 It I do not kill Vritra, this great and mighty Asura of gigantic frame, even by deceit, it will not go well with me'
Mbh.5.10.443 And he said, This is neither dry, nor wet, nor is it a weapon; let me hurl it at Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.445 And he threw at Vritra that mass of froth blended with the thunderbolt.
Mbh.5.10.446 And Vishnu, having entered within that froth, put an end to the life of Vritra.
Mbh.5.10.447 And when Vritra was killed, the cardinal points were free from gloom; and there also blew a pleasant breeze; and all beings were much pleased.
Mbh.5.10.452 Now when the mighty Vritra, terrible to the gods, was killed, Indra became overpowered by falsehood, and he became exceedingly sad; and he was also overpowered by the sin of Brahmanicide on account of having killed the three-headed son of Twashtri.
Mbh.5.13.570 When Vritra was killed through thy energy, Indra was overwhelmed by the sin of Brahmanicide.
Mbh.5.14.599 Since thou art devoted to thy lord, employed in controlling thyself, and engaged in the practice of religious rites, I shall show thee the god Indra, the slayer of Vritra.
Mbh.5.16.719 Having got the froth of waters, strengthened with Vishnu's energy, thou formerly slew Vritra.
Mbh.5.16.725 And he said, What business of yours yet remaineth; the great Asuras, son of Twashtri, hath been killed; and Vritra also, whose form was exceedingly big and who destroyed the worlds'
Mbh.5.16.739 And arrived there they said to the great Indra, How lucky that the son of Twashtri hath been killed, and Vritra also!
Mbh.5.17.753 And Agastya honoured the lord of the gods and said, How fortunate that thou art flourishing after the destruction of that being of universal form, as also that of Vritra.
Mbh.5.18.783 And the lord Sakra, the slayer of Vritra, then went to the three worlds surrounded by the gods together with the Gandharvas and the celestial nymphs.
Mbh.5.18.795 O king of kings, O descendant of Bharata, O delighter of Kuru's race, thou wilt get back thy kingdom in the same way as Indra got his, after having killed Vritra.
Mbh.5.56.3144 And Nakula of Ajamida's race, the son of Madri, is borne, like Indra the slayer of Vritra, by excellent steeds, presented by the great Indra himself, all mighty as the wind and endued with great speed.
Mbh.5.104.4835 The slayer of Vala and Vritra did not make him a drinker of Amrita.
Mbh.5.105.4850 Indeed, O slayer of Vala and Vritra, I deserve all this, nay more, since being the lord of the three worlds in might.
Mbh.5.109.5024 It was here that the Asura Vritra, in consequence of his wicked conduct, incurred the enmity of Sakra.
Mbh.5.134.6027 By slaying Vritra, Indra became the great Indra and acquired the sovereignty of all the gods and the cup for drinking Soma, and the lordship of all the worlds.
Mbh.5.179.8047 O thou of mighty arms, slay Bhishma, even as Purandara slew Vritra
Mbh.6.48.2470 And those two high-souled and mighty warriors then, both blazing with their arrows, battled with each other like Vritra and Vasava of old, desirous, O king, of slaying each other.
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.6.62.3370 And the mighty-armed Bhimasena endued with great strength, slaying elephants with his mace, wandered over the field, like the slayer of Vritra among the Danava host.
Mbh.6.85.4470 Thereat, Chekitana excited with rage, once more hurled his mace, desirous of slaying Gautama, like Purandara desirous of slaying Vritra.
Mbh.6.89.4673 And Mahodara, in that battle, pierced Bhimasena with nine winged arrows, each resembling the thunder-bolt in force, like the slayer of Vritra striking the great Asura Namuchi.
Mbh.6.91.4812 And when the forces of both perished, both of them, invincible in battle, encountered each other like Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.6.101.5387 Hearing that awful wail thy troops, O Bharata, that resembled the roar of the very sea at full tide when agitated by the winds, Duryodhana then, O king, addressed the son of Rishyasringa and said, This Abhimanyu singly, O thou of mighty arms, like a second Phalguni, routeth from rage my army like Vritra routing the celestial host.
Mbh.6.101.5415 Then the battle that took place between him and the cannibal resembled that between Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.6.111.6073 Regaining consciousness then, thy son, O monarch, endued with heroism and prowess, once more began to resist Partha with sharp arrows like Purandara resisting the Asura Vritra.
Mbh.6.112.6121 Encountering each other with great vigour, the battle that took place between them for Bhishma's sake was as fierce as that between Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.7.3.109 Beholding him who was always an island unto persons sinking in the fathomless ocean in their endeavours to cross it, beholding that hero covered with arrows that had coursed in a stream as continuous as that of Yamuna, that hero who looked like Mainaka of unbearable energy thrown down on the earth by the great Indra, that warrior lying prostrate on the earth like the Sun dropped down from the firmament, that one who looked like the inconceivable Indra himself after his defeat of old by Vritra, that depriver of all warriors of their senses, that foremost of all combatants, that signal of all bowmen, beholding that hero and bull among men, viz, thy sire Bhishma of high vows, that grandsire of the Bharatas thrown down in battle and lying covered with Arjuna's shafts, on a hero's bed.
Mbh.7.28.1457 Indeed, those high-souled princes, those relatives of thine by marriage, viz, Vrishaka and Achala, struck Partha very severely, like Vritra or Vala striking Indra of old.
Mbh.7.82.3623 Then Govinda, that foremost of charioteers, took the reins of the steeds, like Matali taking the reins of Indra's steeds, while the latter went to battle for slaying Vritra
Mbh.7.91.4175 O son of Gandhari, formerly the Asura named Vritra, displaying his prowess in battle, had defeated the best of celestials in battle.
Mbh.7.91.4176 The latter, numbering thousands upon thousands, with mangled bodies, those denizens of heaven, with Indra at their head, deprived of energy and might, all repaired to Brahman and sought his protection, afraid of the great Asura Vritra.
Mbh.7.91.4177 And the gods said, O best of gods, O foremost of celestials, be thou the refuge of the gods now crushed by Vritra.
Mbh.7.91.4180 The energy of Tvashtri from which Vritra hath been created is invincible.
Mbh.7.91.4181 Having in days of yore performed ascetic penances for a million of years, Tvashtri, then, ye gods, created Vritra, obtaining permission from Maheswara.
Mbh.7.91.4184 Having seen that god, ye will be able to vanquish Vritra.
Mbh.7.91.4191 Thus addressed by him, the dwellers of heaven replied, We have been deprived of our energy by Vritra.
Mbh.7.91.4201 Protected by that armour, Sakra proceeded against the host of Vritra in battle.
Mbh.7.91.4203 Then the lord of the celestials slew Vritra, and afterwards gave unto Angiras that armour, whose joints were made up of mantras.
Mbh.7.99.4575 O mighty-armed one, slay him as Purandara slew Vritra.
Mbh.7.113.5568 Passing through Kritavarman's division bristling with swords and darts and bows, and abounding in elephants and steeds and cars, and out of the ground rendered awful in consequence of the blood shed by foremost Kshatriyas numbering by hundreds, that bull among the Sinis proceeded onwards in the very sight of all the troops, like the slayer of Vritra through the Asura array.
Mbh.7.115.5621 And both thy warriors and the Somakas, O king highly applauded the encounter as between Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.7.121.5970 Then the Parthas, filled with delight surrounded Yudhishthira, like the celestials and great Rishis in days of old surrounding Sakra on the occasion of the slaughter of Vritra.
Mbh.7.150.7872 The troops that stood around then encompassed Yudhishthira, like the celestials encompassing Purandara for the slaughter of Vritra.
Mbh.7.156.8430 Meanwhile, Vibhatsu, O monarch, surrounded by the Panchala I advanced against Karna, like Purandara proceeding against the Asura Vritra
Mbh.7.177.9685 Then Karna, worshipped by the Kurus as Sakra had been by the Maruts upon the slaughter of Vritra, ascended behind the car of thy son, and becoming the observed of all, entered the Kuru host
Mbh.7.191.10630 Beholding them thus afflicted by Drona with his shafts, the slayer of Madhu, desirous of victory to the son of Pandu, said these words: Truly, this foremost of all wielders of arms, this leader of the leaders is incapable of being vanquished in battle by the slayer of Vritra himself.
Mbh.7.194.10751 Sanjaya continued, Having behold before the Dhartarashtras fly away, Yudhishthira, seeing them once more prepared for furious battle, addressed Arjuna, saying, After the preceptor Drona had been slain in battle by Dhrishtadyumna, like the mighty Asura, Vritra, by the wielder of the thunderbolt, the Kurus, O Dhananjaya, becoming cheerless, gave up all hopes of victory.
Mbh.7.198.11133 Saying this, the son of Drona shot at Satyaki an excellent and straight arrow possessed of the effulgence of the sun, even as Sakra had hurled in days of yore his thunder at the Asura Vritra.
Mbh.8.5.153 Even as Mahendra slew Vritra, and Rama slew Ravana; even as Krishna slew Naraka or Mura in battle; even as the mighty Rama of Bhrigu's race slew the heroic Kartavirya, invincible in battle, with all his kinsmen and friends, after fighting a terrible battle celebrated through the three worlds; even as Skanda slew the Asura Mahisha, and Rudra slew the Asura Andhaka, even so hath Arjuna, O king, in single combat, slain, with all his kinsmen, that foremost of smiters, viz, Karna, who was invincible in battle and upon whom the Dhartarashtras had placed their hopes of victory, and who was the great cause of the hostility with the Pandavas!
Mbh.8.14.582 All at once a fierce encounter ensued between them like to what had taken place between Vritra and Vasava in the battle between the gods and the Asuras of old
Mbh.8.67.3916 O thou of great glory, encountering that heroic and invincible car-warrior, viz, the Suta's son, staying in the hostile army, like Sakra encountering Vritra, O foremost of kings, I will, O Bharata, fight with the Suta's son if he can be found in this battle today.
Mbh.8.68.3958 If, O thou of wicked soul, thou hadst given this bow to Keshava and become his driver, then Keshava could have by this time slain the fierce Karna like the lord of the Maruts Sakra slaying with his thunder the Asura Vritra.
Mbh.8.71.4272 Go quickly to battle, and slay Karna, even as Purandara slew Vritra for his own aggrandisement
Mbh.8.73.4386 Having obtained thee that art a tiger among men as his foe, that grandsire is now stretched on a bed of arrows, like Vritra when he obtained Vasava for his foe.
Mbh.8.74.4488 Today, beholding Karna cut in pieces by me with my arrows, like Vritra in days of yore by Indra in the battle between the gods and the asuras, let king Duryodhana call to mind the words thou hast spoken for bringing about peace.
Mbh.8.79.4900 Then other warriors, desirous of an encounter, with their well-equipped cars bearing lofty standards, followed Dhananjaya who was proceeding with great speed like Indra proceeding for the slaughter of Vritra.
Mbh.8.83.5099 Having said these words, Bhima, filled with great joy, drenched with blood, uttered loud shouts, even as the mighty and high-souled Indra of a eyes had roared after slaying the Asura Vritra
Mbh.8.87.5268 Enraged with each other like Indra and Vritra, they looked like the sun and the moon in splendour.
Mbh.8.87.5288 Desiring to take each other's life, like Indra and Vritra, O lord, they faced each other like two mighty comets of terrible form.
Mbh.8.89.5469 Both endued with prowess equal to that of the great Indra, both resembling the great Indra himself, those two mighty car-warriors struck each other with shafts that resembled the great Indra's thunder, like the great Indra himself and the asura Vritra.
Mbh.8.91.5858 With that weapon Arjuna struck off his enemy's head like Indra striking off the head of Vritra with his thunder.
Mbh.8.94.6062 Having in battle slain his foe Karna who was worshipped by the gods, the gandharvas, and human beings, Pritha's son Arjuna looked resplendent in his energy like the deity of a eyes after the slaughter of Vritra.
Mbh.8.96.6092 SECTION Sanjaya said, After Karna had thus been slain and the Kaurava troops had fled away, he of Dasharha's race, embracing Partha from joy, said unto him these words: Vritra was slain by thee.
Mbh.8.96.6093 Men will talk in the same breath of the slaughter of Vritra and Karna in awful battle.
Mbh.8.96.6094 Vritra was slain in battle by the deity of great energy with his thunder.
Mbh.9.12.769 At this, king Yudhishthira afflicted with those showers of shafts, felt himself deprived of his prowess, even as the Asura Jambha had become before the slayer of Vritra
Mbh.9.17.1111 And all of them applauded Yudhishthira in that battle, even as the celestials in days of yore, had applauded Indra after the slaughter of Vritra.
Mbh.9.29.2049 Without doubt, O king, Vritra also was slain by the aid of acts!
Mbh.9.31.2298 Having said these words that prince of Bharata's race, possessed of great energy, stood up for battle, like Shakra summoning Vritra to an encounter.
Mbh.9.44.3326 The adorable Skanda, inflamed with rage, quickly slew the son of daitya chief Bali along with his younger brother, even as Indra had slain Vritra in days before.
Mbh.9.53.3854 Having addressed each other in disagreeable and bitter words, those two foremost of heroes of Kuru's race stood, casting angry glances upon each other, like Shakra and Vritra in fight
Mbh.9.54.3895 With these words, O tiger among kings, Vrikodara of great energy, armed with mace, stood for fight, like Shakra challenging the asura Vritra.
Mbh.9.55.3960 Even thus occurred that battle, awfully and before the gaze of a large multitude, towards the close of the day, like the battle between Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.9.55.3975 Even thus progressed that awful combat before the gaze of thousands of spectators at the close of day, like the fierce battle that took place between Vritra and Vasava.
Mbh.9.56.4027 The slayer of Vala deprived Vritra of his energy by an act of deception.
Mbh.9.59.4237 All these men regard this slaughter of the foe by thee to be like that of Vritra by Indra himself!
Mbh.9.59.4245 Bards and eulogists applauded Shakra after the fall of Vritra, even as we are now applauding thee, O Bharata, after the fall of thy foes!
Mbh.11.23.922 Fierce was the battle that took place between this king and Partha, making the very hair stand on end, like that between Shakra and the Asura Vritra.
Mbh.12.15.614 Indra himself, by the slaughter of Vritra, became the great Indra.
Mbh.12.31.1653 Fearing humiliation at the hands of the child when he would grow up, the slayer of Vala and Vritra began to watch for the laches of the prince.
Mbh.12.97.5476 Having slain in battle Jambha, Vritra, Vala, Paka, Satamaya, Virochana, the irresistible Namuchi, Samvara of innumerable illusions, Viprachitti, all these sons of Diti and Danu, as also Prahlada, I myself have become the chief of the celestials'
Mbh.12.102.5776 Kings, O slayer of Vala and Vritra, pursuing their foes and entering their towers, seize and appropriate the best things that are obtainable there, and devise proper measures of policy in their own cities and dominions.
Mbh.12.227.14127 After the goddess had said so, the celestial Rishi Narada, and Vasava, the slayer of Vritra, for gladdening her, offered her a joyful welcome.
Mbh.12.278.17035 Listen, O monarch, with undivided attention to the course of conduct that was followed by the Daitya Vritra after he became divested of all his prosperity.
Mbh.12.278.17037 Unto Vritra, when in days of old he was reft of sovereignty, his preceptor Usanas said, I hope, O Danava, that in consequence of thy defeat thou dost not cherish any grief'
Mbh.12.278.17038 Vritra said, Without doubt, having understood, by the aid of truth and penances, the advent and departure of all living creatures, I have ceased to indulge in either grief or joy.
Mbh.12.278.17049 Then the illustrious Usanas addressed the Asura Vritra who was thus talking of the highest refuge of the creation, saying, O intelligent Daitya, why, O child, dost thou utter such foolish rhapsodies'
Mbh.12.278.17050 Vritra said, The severe penances which I underwent from greed of victory are well-known to thee as also to other sages.
Mbh.12.279.17194 Vritra said, These words of thine, I see, perfectly according with the truth.
Mbh.12.279.17202 Bhishma continued, Having said these words, O son of Kunti, Vritra cast off his life-breaths, uniting his soul in Yoga, with the supreme Soul, and attained to the highest station'
Mbh.12.279.17203 Yudhishthira said, Tell me, O grandsire, whether this Janardana Krishna is that illustrious and puissant Lord of whom Sanatkumara spoke unto Vritra in days of old'
Mbh.12.279.17215 Yudhishthira said, O thou that art conversant with the highest object of knowledge, I think that Vritra saw beforehand the excellent end that awaited him.
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.12.280.17232 How, O tiger among kings, could Vritra who was an Asura comprehended it so well?
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.12.280.17238 Indeed, tell me, O tiger among kings, how Vritra was vanquished by Sakra
Mbh.12.280.17241 Bhishma said, In days of yore, Indra, accompanied by the celestial forces, proceeded on his car, and beheld the Asura Vritra stationed before him like a mountain.
Mbh.12.280.17243 Beholding that form of Vritra, which was incapable of being vanquished by the three worlds united together, the celestial became penetrated with fear and full of anxiety.
Mbh.12.280.17246 Beholding Sakra stationed before him, O thou of Kuru's race, Vritra felt neither awe nor fear, nor was he disposed to muster all his energies for the fight
Mbh.12.280.17247 Then the encounter commenced, inspiring the three worlds with terror, between Indra, the chief of the deities, and Vritra of high soul.
Mbh.12.280.17250 Then Vritra, that foremost of virtuous persons, quickly overwhelmed the welkin and the chief of the deities with a thick shower of rocks.
Mbh.12.280.17251 The celestials, at this, filled with rage, dispelled with their showers of arrows that thick downpour of rocks showered by Vritra in battle.
Mbh.12.280.17252 Then Vritra, O tiger among the Kurus, possessed of mighty strength and endued with large powers of illusion, stupefied the chief of the deities by fighting wholly with the aid of his powers of illusion.
Mbh.12.280.17253 When he of a hundred sacrifices, thus afflicted by Vritra.
Mbh.12.280.17265 The illustrious chastiser of Paka then, relying upon his intelligence, had recourse to high Yoga and with its aid dispelled these illusions of Vritra.
Mbh.12.280.17266 Then Vrihaspati, the son of Angiras, and those foremost of Rishis possessed of great prosperity, beholding the prowess of Vritra, repaired to Mahadeva, and impelled by the desire of benefiting the three worlds, urged him to destroy the great Asura.
Mbh.12.280.17267 The energy of that illustrious lord of the universe thereupon assumed the character of a fierce fever and penetrated the body of Vritra the lord of Asuras
Mbh.12.280.17269 Then Vrihaspati of great intelligence and Vasishtha of exceeding energy, and all the other foremost of Rishis, repairing to Him of a hundred sacrifices, viz, the boon-giving Vasava, the adored of all the worlds, addressed him, saying, Slay Vritra, O puissant one, without delay'
Mbh.12.280.17270 Maheswara said, Yonder, O Sakra, stands the great Vritra, accompanied by a great force.
Mbh.12.280.17275 For full sixty thousand years, O chief of the celestials, Vritra practised the severest penances for obtaining strength.
Mbh.12.280.17284 The Rishis and the deities, ascertaining the foe to be thus possessed, uttered the praises of both Sakra and Isana, and began to urge the former to make no delay in destroying Vritra.
Mbh.12.281.17286 SECTION CCLXXXII Bhishma said, Listen, O king, to me as I tell thee the symptoms that appeared on the body of Vritra when he was overtaken by that fever born of the energy of Mahadeva.
Mbh.12.281.17298 Endued with exceedingly great energy and resembling the fire that destroys the creation at the end of the Yuga, that thunderbolt overthrew in a trice Vritra of gigantic form.
Mbh.12.281.17299 Loud shouts were once more uttered by the gods on all sides when they beheld Vritra slain, O bull of Bharata's race!
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.12.281.17301 Just then, O thou of Kuru's race, the sin of Brahmanicide in her embodied form, fierce and awful and inspiring all the worlds with dread, issued out of the body of the slain Vritra.
Mbh.12.281.17304 A little while after, O thou of Kuru's race, the slayer of Vritra, on some purpose connected with the good of the three worlds, was proceeding towards heaven.
Mbh.12.281.17353 Brahman said, This dreadful sin hath taken possession of Indra, in consequence of his having slain Vritra.
Mbh.12.281.17366 From the blood of Vritra, O son of Pritha, were born high-crested cocks.
Mbh.12.281.17369 It was in this way, O thou of Kurds race, that the mighty Asura Vritra was slain by Sakra of immeasurable energy by the aid of subtle intelligence and through the application of means.
Mbh.12.281.17371 Those men who, on every Parva day, will recite this sacred narrative of Vritra in the midst of Brahmanas shall never be stained by any sin.
Mbh.12.281.17372 I have now recited to thee one of the greatest and most wonderful feats of Indra connected with Vritra.
Mbh.12.282.17375 From this very narrative of the slaughter of Vritra the wish has arisen in my mind of asking thee a question.
Mbh.12.282.17376 Thou hast said, O ruler of men, that Vritra was first stupefied by Fever, and that then, O sinless one, he was slain by Vasava with the thunderbolt.
Mbh.12.282.17444 It was by him that Vritra, that foremost of virtuous persons, was overtaken when he yawned.
Mbh.12.282.17446 Thunderbolt, penetrating the body of Vritra, O Bharata, divided him in twain.
Mbh.12.282.17450 Thus, O son, adverting: to the story of Vritra have I recited to thee the narrative in detail of Fever.
Mbh.12.342.22460 From the lifeless body, however, of Viswarupa, when it was pressed, the energy that was still residing in it gave birth to a mighty Asura of the name of Vritra.
Mbh.12.342.22461 Vritra became the foe of Indra, but Indra slew him also with the Thunder-bolt.
Mbh.13.1.56 The fowler said, By killing Vritra, Indra secured the best portion of sacrificial offerings, and by destroying a sacrifice Mahadeva secured his share of sacrificial offerings: do thou, therefore, destroy this serpent immediately without any misgivings in thy mind'
Mbh.13.29.3755 Indeed, the slayer of Vala and Vritra said unto him the same words'
Mbh.13.29.3791 Bhishma continued, The slayer of Vala and Vritra then said unto him, Do thou name the boon,
Mbh.13.40.4361 The chastiser of Paka, viz, Indra, the slayer of Vritra, O monarch, was in particular enamoured of her and coveted her person.
Mbh.13.41.4497 Devasarman also, of severe penances, with his spouse, began from that day to live in those solitary woods, perfectly fearless of him who had slain Vala and Vritra
Mbh.13.94.8552 These foremost of men, placing the high-souled Satakratu, the slayer of Vritra, at their head, went to all the sacred waters one after another, and at last reached the highly sacred Kausiki on the day of the full moon in the month of Magha.
Mbh.13.102.9149 I think, thou art the slayer of Vritra, viz, the deity that has performed a hundred sacrifices, engaged in roving through all the regions of the universe!
Mbh.14.9.264 Agni said, Thou, O Sakra, hast encompassed the dominion of the heaven and the earth and the firmament by the might of thy own arms, but even thus how could Vritra of old wrest from thee the sovereignty of the celestial regions
Mbh.14.9.266 But, O Vahnni, as I do not accept the libation of Soma if offered by a foe, and as I do not strike the weak with my thunderbolt, Vritra seemed to triumph over me for a time.
Mbh.14.10.306 O slayer or Vala and Vritra.
Mbh.14.11.332 I shall therefore relate to thee truly as I have heard it, the story of the war of Indra with Vritra as it took place.
Mbh.14.11.333 In ancient times the Prithivi earth, O king, was encompassed by Vritra, and by this abstraction of earthly matter, the seat of all odour, there arose bad odours on all sides, and the Performer of a hundred sacrifices Indra, being much enraged by this act, hurled his thunderbolt at Vritra.
Mbh.14.11.334 And being deeply wounded by the thunderbolt of mighty Indra, Vritra entered into the waters, and by doing so he destroyed their property.
Mbh.14.11.335 The waters being seized by Vritra, their liquid property left them.
Mbh.14.11.337 And he Vritra smitten by the thunderbolt by the most powerful Indra betook himself to the Jyoti luminous matter and abstracted its inherent property.
Mbh.14.11.338 The luminous matter being overwhelmed by Vritra and its property, colour and form being thereby lost, the wrathful Indra again hurled his thunderbolt at him.
Mbh.14.11.339 And thus wounded again by Indra of immeasurable power, Vritra entered all on a sudden into the Vayu gaseous matter.
Mbh.14.11.341 And this matter being overpowered by Vritra and its property, viz, touch being lost, Indra became again filled with wrath and flung his thunderbolt at him.
Mbh.14.11.342 And wounded therein by the mighty Indra, he overwhelmed the Akasa ether, and took away its inherent property, and the Akasa being overwhelmed by Vritra, and its property, sound being destroyed, the god of a hundred sacrifices highly incensed, again smote him with his thunderbolt.
Mbh.14.11.344 And overtaken by Vritra, he was filled with great illusion.
Mbh.14.11.345 And, O venerable sir, the mightiest of Bharata's race, we have heard that Vasistha comforted Indra when he was thus afflicted and that the god of a hundred sacrifices slew Vritra in his body by means of his invisible thunderbolt, and know, O prince, that this religious mystery was recited by Sakra to the great sages, and they in turn told it to me
Mbh.14.76.3313 SECTION LXXVI Vaisampayana said, Thus waged that battle, O chief of the Bharatas, for three days between Arjuna and that prince like the encounter between him of a hundred sacrifices and Vritra.
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