Yugas

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 27 Feb 2010 16:50 and updated at 27 Feb 2010 16:50

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.32 And, at the commencement of other Yugas, all things will be renovated, and, like the various fruits of the earth, succeed each other in the due order of their seasons.
Mbh.1.2.253 In the interval between the Treta and Dwapara Yugas, Rama the son of Jamadagni great among all who have borne arms, urged by impatience of wrongs, repeatedly smote the noble race of Kshatriyas.
Mbh.1.2.265 In the interval between the Dwapara and the Kali Yugas there happened at Samanta-panchaka the encounter between the armies of the Kauravas and the Pandavas.
Mbh.2.11.439 viz, Rig, Sama, Yajuh, and Atharva; all Sciences and branches of learning; Histories and all minor branches of learning; the several branches of the Vedas; the planets, the Sacrifices, the Soma, all the deities; Savitri Gayatri, the seven kinds of rhyme; Understanding, Patience, Memory, Wisdom, Intelligence, Fame, Forgiveness; the Hymns of the Sama Veda; the Science of hymns in general, and various kinds of Verses and Songs; various Commentaries with arguments, all in their personified forms, O king, and various Dramas and Poems and Stories and abridged Glosses, these also, and many others wait upon the Supreme Deity in that Sabha, Kshanas, Lavas, Muhurtas, Day, Night, Fortnights, Months, the six Seasons, O Bharata, Years, Yugas, the four kinds of Days and Nights viz, appearing to man, to the Pitris, to the gods, and to Brahma and that eternal, indestructible, undeteriorating, excellent Wheel of Time and also the Wheel of Virtue, these always wait there.
Mbh.3.3.234 Those versed in chronology say that thou art the beginning and thou the end of a day of Brahma, which consisteth of a full thousand Yugas.
Mbh.3.187.9310 A cycle of the Yugas thus comprised a period of twelve thousand years.
Mbh.3.187.9362 O king, towards the end of those thousands of years constituting the four Yugas and when the lives of men become so short, a drought occurs extending for many years.
Mbh.3.188.9487 O regenerate Rishi, for a period measured by a thousand times the length of the Yugas, I who am the Universal Soul sleep overwhelming all creatures in insensibility.
Mbh.3.190.9657 I have also told thee, O son of Pandu, the periods embraced by the several Yugas as generally known.
Mbh.3.199.10205 And he that giveth away such a cow, is adored in heaven for as many thousands of Yugas as there are bristles on the bodies of the animal and her young one together.
Mbh.3.270.13170 When at the close of four thousand Yugas the Earth thus became flooded with water, like one vast sea, and all mobile creatures were hushed in death, and the sun and the moon and the winds were all destroyed, and the Universe was devoid of planets and stars, the Supreme Being called Narayana, unknowable by the senses, adorned with a thousand heads and as many eyes and legs, became desirous of rest.
Mbh.5.161.7224 Yet even the wind will bear away Sumeru, heaven itself will fall down on the earth, the very Yugas will be altered in respect of their course, if what thou hast said unto me becometh true!
Mbh.5.162.7290 But the wind will bear away Sumeru, heaven itself will fall down on the earth, the very Yugas will be reversed if what thou hast said unto me really taketh place!
Mbh.6.10.520 Sanjaya said, O bull of Bharata's race, four Yugas set in Bharata's Varsha, viz, Krita, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali.
Mbh.6.32.1506 They who know a day of Brahman to end after a thousand Yugas, and a night of his to terminate after a thousand Yugas are persons that know day and night
Mbh.12.43.2165 The learned say that thou art the three Yugas
Mbh.12.47.2336 On occasions of the commencement of the Yugas, thou art said to be Brahma, while on occasions of universal dissolution thou art spoken of as Sankarshana.
Mbh.12.47.2414 At the end of a thousand Yugas, thou assumest the form of a fire with blazing flames and consumest all creatures.
Mbh.12.207.12560 He performed penances for a thousand celestial Yugas.
Mbh.12.237.14683 The men of the Treta, the Dwapara, and the Kali Yugas are inspired with doubts.
Mbh.12.284.17666 Salutations to thee that repeatedly revolvest the Moon, the Yugas, and the clouds
Mbh.12.284.17735 Thou art the four Yugas, thou art the four Vedas, thou art He from whom the four Sacrificial fires have flowed
Mbh.12.284.17755 Thou art the lunar month, thou art the cycle of the Yugas ie, Kalpa, thou art Destruction, and thou art Creation.
Mbh.12.301.18878 Knowing that this body, that is endued with six and ten possessions, is the result of the quality of Sattwa, understanding fully the nature of the physical organism and the character of the Chetana that dwells within it, recognising the one existent Being that live in the body viz, the Soul, which stands aloof from every concern of the body and in which no sin can attach, realising the nature of that second object, viz; the acts of persons attached to the objects of the senses, understanding also the character of the senses and the sensual objects which have their refuge in the Soul, appreciating the difficulty of Emancipation and the scriptures that bear upon it knowing fully the nature of the vital breaths called Prana, Apana, Samana, Vyana, and Udana, as also the two other breaths, viz, the one going downward and the other moving upward indeed, knowing those seven breaths ordained to accomplish seven different functions, ascertaining the nature of the Prajapatis and the Rishis and the high paths, many in number, of virtue or righteousness, and the seven Rishis and the innumerable royal Rishis, O scorcher of foes, and the great celestial Rishis and the other regenerate Rishis endued with the effulgence of the Sun, beholding all these falling away from their puissance in course of many long ages, O monarch, hearing of the destruction of even of all the mighty beings in the universe, understanding also the inauspicious end that is attained, O king, by creatures of sinful acts, and the miseries endured by those that fall into the river Vaitarani in the realms of Yama, and the inauspicious wanderings of creatures through diverse wombs, and the character of their residence in the unholy uterus in the midst of blood and water and phlegm and urine and faeces, all of foul smell, and then in bodies that result from the union of blood and the vital seed, of marrow and sinews, abounding with hundreds of nerves and arteries and forming an impure mansion of nine doors, comprehending also what is for his own good what those divers combinations are which are productive of good beholding the abominable conduct of creatures whose natures are characterised by Darkness or Passion or Goodness, O chief of Bharata's race, conduct that is reprehended, in view of its incapacity to acquire Emancipation, by the followers of the Sankhya doctrine who are fully conversant with the Soul, beholding the swallowing up of the Moon and the Sun by Rahu, the falling of stars from their fixed positions and the diversions of constellations from their orbits, knowing the sad separation of all united objects and the diabolical behaviour of creatures in devouring one another, seeing the absence of all intelligence in the infancy of human beings and the deterioration and destruction of the body, marking the little attachment creatures have to the quality of Sattwa in consequence of their being overwhelmed by wrath and stupefaction, beholding also only one among thousands of human beings resolved to struggle after the acquisition of Emancipation, understanding the difficulty of attaining to Emancipation according to what is stated in the scriptures, seeing the marked solicitude that creatures manifest for all unattained objects and their comparative indifference to all objects that have been attained marking the wickedness that results from all objects of the senses O king and the repulsive bodies, O son of Kunti, of persons reft of life, and the residence, always fraught with grief, of human beings, O Bharata, in houses in the midst of spouses and children, knowing the end of those terrible and fallen men who become guilty of slaying Brahmanas, and of those wicked Brahmanas that are addicted to the drinking of alcoholic stimulants, and the equally sad end of those that become criminally attached to the spouses of their preceptors, and of those men, O Yudhishthira, that do not properly reverence their mothers, as also of those that have no reverence and worship to offer to the deities, understanding also, with the help of that knowledge which their philosophy imparts, the end that of all perpetrators of wicked acts, and the diverse ends that overtake those who have taken birth among the intermediate orders, ascertaining the diverse declarations of the Vedas, the courses of seasons, the fading of years, of months, of fortnights, and of days, beholding directly the waxing and the waning of the Moon, seeing the rising and the ebbing of the seas, and the diminution of wealth and its increase once more, and the separation of united objects, the lapse of Yugas, the destruction of mountains, the drying up of rivers, the deterioration of the purity of the several orders and the end also of that deterioration occurring repeatedly, beholding the birth, decrepitude, death, and sorrows of creatures, knowing truly the faults attaching to the body and the sorrows to which human beings are subject, and the vicissitudes to which the bodies of creatures are subject, and understanding all the faults that attach to their own souls, and also all the inauspicious faults that attach to their own bodies the followers of the Sankhya philosophy succeed in attaining to Emancipation.
Mbh.12.302.19013 Twelve thousand years, according to the measure of the celestials, make a Yuga, four such Yugas taken a thousand times, make a Kalpa which measures one day of Brahman
Mbh.12.338.21728 Thou art the beginning of the Yugas, thou art the middle of the Yugas and thou art their end.
Mbh.12.339.21912 At the end of a thousand Yugas I shall once more with-draw the universe into myself.
Mbh.12.342.22333 When four thousand Yugas according to the measure of the celestials elapse, the dissolution of the universe comes.
Mbh.12.348.23236 Narayana then instructed Brahma of immeasurable energy in that cult, and addressing him, said, Thou art the creator of the duties that are to be observed in the respective Yugas.
Mbh.13.14.906 the Kshanas, the Labas, the Muhurtas, the Nimeshas, and the Yugas in succession, protect thee, O Yadava, and keep thee in happiness, wherever thou mayst stay.
Mbh.13.14.1512 Innumerable masters of Yoga, all the regenerate Rishis with their children, all the celestial Rishis, the goddess Earth, the Sky between Earth and Heaven, the Constellations, the Planets, the Months, the Fortnights, the Seasons, Night, the Years, the Kshanas, the Muhurtas, the Nimeshas, the Yugas one after another, all the celestial Sciences and branches of knowledge, and all beings conversant with Truth, were seen bowing down unto that Supreme Preceptor, that great Father, that giver or origin of Yoga.
Mbh.13.16.1659 Thou art Kashtha, thou art the points of the horizon, thou art the year, and thou art the Yugas.
Mbh.13.17.2509 Thou art he from whom flow eternal time measured by Yugas and Kalpas.
Mbh.13.17.2511 Thou art of the form of Righteousness and sin and their intermixture such as are displayed in the successive Yugas.
Mbh.13.17.2523 Thou art the first three Yugas viz, Krita, Treta, and Dwapara.
Mbh.13.26.3551 One who lives permanently by the side of Ganga is superior in merit to one who stays for ten thousand Yugas with head hanging downwards.
Mbh.13.64.6210 By making gifts, under the constellation Anuradha of embroidered cloth and other vestments and of food, observing a fast the while, one becomes honoured in heaven for a hundred Yugas.
Mbh.13.107.9798 Riding in such a vehicle, that is, besides, adorned with garlands of pearls and the purest gold and graced with bevies of celestial damsels decked with ornaments of every kind, having one column and four arches and seven altars exceedingly auspicious, endued with thousands of banners and echoing with the sound of music, celestial and of celestial attributes, embellished with gems and pearls and corals, and possessed of the effulgence of lightning, such a man lives in heaven for a thousand Yugas, having elephants and rhinoceroses for dragging that vehicle of his.
Mbh.13.107.9835 He resides in those regions, in enjoyment of such felicity, and endued with celestial energy, for two thousand Yugas.
Mbh.13.107.9839 Possessed of great energy, he dwells there in great happiness in the company of celestial damsels of highly agreeable manners, for three thousand Yugas and Kalpas.
Mbh.13.148.12480 Verily, Vasudeva and Dhananjaya, both of eyes like lotus-petals, underwent severe austerities for the duration of three whole Yugas.
Mbh.13.149.12532 He that imparted the Veda to the Grandsire Brahma, He that is of the form of the Samans, Riks, and Yajuses of the Veda; He that soothes His worshippers burning with the afflictions of the world like the rays of the moon cooling all living creatures of the world, He that is endued with blazing effulgence like the sun CCLXXV, CCLXXXII; He from whose mind has sprung the moon, He that blazes forth in His own effulgence, He that nourishes all creatures even like the luminary marked by the hare, He that is the Master of the deities, He that is the great medicine for the disease of worldly attachment, He that is the great causeway of the universe, He that is endued with knowledge and other attributes that are never futile and with prowess that is incapable of being baffled CCLXXXIII, CCLXXXIX; He that is solicited by all creatures at all times, viz, the Past, the Present, and the Future; He that rescues his worshippers by casting kind glances upon them, He that sanctifies even them that are sacred; He that merges the life-breath in the Soul; or, He that assumes diverse forms for protecting both the Emancipated and the Unemancipated; He that kills the desires of those that are Emancipated; or, He that prevents evil desires from arising in the minds of His worshippers; He that is the sire of Kama the principle of desire or lust; He that is most agreeable, He that is desired by all creatures, He that grants the fruition of all desires, He that has the ability to accomplishing all acts CCXC, CCXCIX; He that sets the four Yugas to begin their course; He that causes the Yugas to continually revolve as on a wheel, He that is endued with the diverse kinds of illusion and, therefore, the cause from which spring the different kinds of acts that distinguish the different Yugas; He that is the greatest of eaters in consequence of His swallowing all things at the end of every Kalpa; He that is incapable of being seized by those that are not His worshippers; He that is manifest being exceedingly vast; He that subjugates thousands of foes of the deities; He that subjugates innumerable foes CCC, CCCVIII; He that is desired by even the Grandsire and Rudra, or He that is adored in sacrifices; He that is distinguished above all; He that is desired by those that are endued with wisdom and righteousness; He that has an ornament of peacock's feathers on His headgear; He that stupefies all creatures with His illusion; He that showers His grace on all His worshippers; He that kills the wrath of the righteous; He that fills the unrighteous with wrath; He that is the accomplisher of all acts; He who holds the universe on his arms; He that upholds the Earth CCCIX, CCCXVIII; He that transcends the six well-known modifications of inception, birth or appearance growth, maturity, decline, and dissolution; He that is endued with great celebrity in consequence of His feats; He that causes all living creatures to live in consequence of His being the all-pervading soul; He that gives life; the younger brother of Vasava in the form of Upendra or the dwarf; He that is the receptacle of all the waters in the universe; He that covers all creatures in consequence of His being the material cause of everything; He that is never heedless being always above error; He that is established on His own glory CCCXIX, CCCXXVII; He that flows in the form of nectar; or, He that dries up all things; He upholds the path of righteousness; He that bears the burden of the universe; He that gives desirable boons unto those that solicit them: He that causes the winds to blow; He that is the son of Vasudeva; or, He that covers the universe with His illusions and sports in the midst of it; He that is endued with extraordinary lustre; He that is the originating cause of the deities; He that pierces all hostile towns CCCXXVIII, CCCXXXVI; He that transcends all sorrow and grief; He that leads us safely across the ocean of life or the world; He that dispels from the hearts of all His worshippers the fear of rebirth; He that is possessed of infinite courage and prowess; He that is an offspring of Sura's race; He that is the master of all living creatures; He that is inclined to show His grace unto all; He that has come on earth for a hundred times for rescuing the good, destroying the wicked, and establishing righteousness; He that holds a lotus in one of his hands; He whose eyes resemble the petals of the lotus CCCXXXVII, CCCXLVI; He from whose navel sprang the primeval lotus; or, He that is seated upon a lotus; He that is endued with eyes resembling the petals of the lotus; He that is adored by even worshippers as one seated within the lotus of His hearts; He that assumed the form of embodied Jiva through His own illusion; He that is endued with puissance of every kind; He that grows in the form of the five primal elements; the Ancient Soul; He that is endued with vast eyes; He that has Garuda sitting on the standard of His car CCCXLVII, CCCCLV; He that is incomparable; the Sarabha the lion-killing animal; He that strikes the wicked with terror; He that knows everything that has occurred in Time; He that accepts, in the forms of the deities, the butter poured on the sacrificial fire; He that is known by all kinds of evidence or proof; He upon whose breast sits Prosperity always; He that is victorious in every battle CCCLVI, CCCLXIV; He that is above destruction; He that assumes a red form; or, becomes wrathful unto the enemies of His worshippers; He that is an object of search with the righteous; He that is at the root of all things; He that has the mark of the string around his abdomen for Yasoda had bound Him with a cord while He was Krishna; He that bears or forgives all injuries; He that upholds the Earth in the form of her mountains; He that is the foremost of all objects of worship; He that is endued with great speed; He that swallows vast quantities of food CCCLXV, CCCLXXIV; He that caused the creation to start into life; He that always agitates both Prakriti and Purusha; He that shines with resplendence; or, sports in joy; He that has puissance in his stomach; He that is the Supreme Master of all; He that is the material out of which the universe has been made; He that is the cause or Agent who has made the universe: He that is independent of all things; He that ordains variety in the universe; He that is incapable of being comprehended; He that renders Himself invisible by the screen of illusion CCCLXXV, CCCLXXXV; He that is Chit divested of all attributes; He on whom all things rest; He in whom all things reside when the universal dissolution comes; He that assigns the foremost place to those that worship Him; He that is durable; He that is endued with the highest puissance; He that has been glorified in the Vedanta; He that is contented; He that is always full; He whose glance is auspicious CCCLXXXVI, CCCXCV; He that fills all Yogins with delight; He that is the end of all creatures for it is in Him that all things merge at the universal dissolution; He that is the faultless Path; He that in the form of Jiva, leads to Emancipation; He that leads Jiva to Emancipation; He that has none to lead Him; He that is endued with great might; He that is the foremost of all beings possessed of might; He that uphold He that is the foremost of all Beings conversant with duty and religion CCCXCVI, CDIV; He that joins, at the time of creation, the disunited elements for forming all objects; He that resides in all bodies; He that causes all creatures to act in the form of Kshetrajna; He that creates all creatures after destroying them at the universal dissolution; He unto whom every one bows with reverence; He that is extended over the entire universe; He that owns the primeval golden egg as his abdomen whence, as from the female uterus, everything proceeds; He that destroys the foes of the deities; He that overspreads all things being the material cause whence they spring; He that spreads sweet perfumes; He that disregards the pleasures of the senses CDV, CDXV; He that is identifiable with the seasons; He at whose sight alone all worshippers succeed in obtaining the great object of their wish; He that weakens all creatures; He that dwells in the firmament of the heart, depending upon His own glory and puissance; He that is capable of being known everywhere in consequence of His omnipresence; He that inspires everyone with dread; He in whom all creatures dwell; He that is clever in accomplishing all acts; He that constitutes the rest of all creatures being, as He is, the embodiment of Emancipation; He that is endued with competence greater than that of other Beings CDXVI, CDXXV; He in whom the whole Universe is spread out?
Mbh.13.149.12537 He that has seven flames in consequence of His being identical with the deity of fire; He that has seven horses for bearing His vehicle; or, He that owns the steed called Sapta; He that is formless; He that is sinless: He that is inconceivable; He that dispels all fears; He that destroys all fears DCCCXXVI, DCCCXXXIV; He that is minute; He that is gross; He that is emaciated; He that is adipose; He that is endued with attributes; He that transcends all attributes; He that is unseizable; He that suffers Himself to be easily seized by His worshippers; He that has an excellent face; He that has for His descendants the people of the accidental regions; He that extends the creation consisting of the fivefold primal elements DCCCXXXV, DCCCXLVI; He that bears heavy weights in the form of Ananta; He that has been declared by the Vedas; He that is devoted to Yoga; He that is the lord of all Yogins; He that is the giver of all wishes; He that affords an asylum to those that seek it; He that sets Yogins to practise Yoga anew after their return to life upon the conclusion of their life of felicity in heaven; He that invests Yogins with puissance even after the exhaustion of their merits; He that has goodly leaves in the form of the Schhandas of the Vedas, Himself being the tree of the world; He that causes the winds to blow DCCCXLVII, DCCCLVI; He that is armed with the bow in the form of Rama; He that is conversant with the science of arms; He that is the rod of chastisement; He that is chastiser; He that executes all sentences of chastisement; He that has never been vanquished; He that is competent in all acts; He that sets all persons to their respective duties; He that has none to set Him to any work; He that has no Yama to slay Him DCCLVII, DCCCLXVI; He that is endued with heroism and prowess; He that has the attribute of Sattwa Goodness; He that is identical with Truth; He that is devoted to Truth and Righteousness; He that is sought by those who are resolved to achieve emancipation; or, He towards whom the universe proceeds when the dissolution comes; He that deserves to have all objects which His worshippers present unto Him; He that is worthy of being adored with hymns and flowers and other offering of reverence; He that does good to all; He that enhances the delights of all DCCCLXVII, DCCCLXV; He whose track is through the firmament; He that blazes forth in His own effulgence; He that is endued with great beauty; He that eats the offerings made on the sacrificial fire; He that dwells everywhere and is endued with supreme puissance; He that sucks the moisture of the earth in the form of the Sun; He that has diverse desires; He that brings forth all things; He that is the parent of the universe; He that has the Sun for His eye DCCCLXXVI, DCCCLXXXV; He that is Infinite; He that accepts all sacrificial offerings; He that enjoys Prakriti in the form of Mind; He that is giver of felicity; He that has taken repeated births for the protection of righteousness and the righteous; He that is First-born of all existent things; He that transcends despair in consequence of the fruition of all His wishes; He that forgives the righteous when they trip; He that is the foundation upon which the universe rests; He that is most wonderful DCCCLXXXVI, DCCCXCV; He that is existent from the beginning of Time; He that has been existing from before the birth of the Grandsire and others; He that is of a tawny hue; or, He that discovers or illumines all existent things by His rays; He that assumed the form of the great Boar; He that exists even when all things are dissolved; He that is the giver of all blessings; He that creates blessings; He that is identifiable with all blessings; He that enjoys blessings; He that is able to scatter blessings DCCCXXI, CMV; He that is without wrath; He that lies ensconced in folds in the form of the snake Sesha; or, He that is adorned with ear-rings; He that is armed with the discus; He that is endued with great prowess; He whose sway is regulated by the high precepts of the Srutis and the Smritis; He that is incapable of being described by the aid of speech; He whom the Vedantas have striven to express with the aid of speech; He that is the dew which cools those who are afflicted with the three kinds of grief; He that lives in all bodies, endued with the capacity of dispelling darkness CMVI, CMXIV; He that is divested of wrath; He that is well-skilled in accomplishing all acts by thought, word, and deed; He that can accomplish all acts within the shortest period of time; He that destroys the wicked; He that is the foremost of all forgiving persons; He that is foremost of all persons endued with knowledge; He that transcends all fear; He whose names and feats, heard and recited, lead to Righteousness CMXV, CMXXII, He that rescues the Righteous from the tempestuous ocean of the world; He that destroys the wicked; He that is Righteousness; He that dispels all evil dreams; He that destroys all bad paths for leading His worshippers to the good path of emancipation; He that protects the universe by staying in the attribute of Sattwa; He that walks along the good path; He that is Life; He that exists overspreading the universe CMXXIII, CMXXXI; He that is of infinite forms; He that is endued with infinite prosperity; He that has subdued wrath; He that destroys the fears of the righteous; He that gives just fruits, on every side, to sentient beings according to their thoughts and acts; He that is immeasurable Soul; He that bestows diverse kinds of fruits on deserving persons for their diverse acts; He that sets diverse commands on gods and men; He that attaches to every act its proper fruit CMXXXII, CMXL; He that has no beginning; He that is the receptacle of all causes as well as of the earth; He that has the goddess of Prosperity ever by his side; He that is the foremost of all heroes; He that is adorned with beautiful armlets; He that produces all creatures; He that is the original cause of the birth of all creatures; He that is the terror of all the wicked Asuras; He that is endued with terrible prowess CMXLI, CMXLIX; He that is the receptacle and abode of the five primal elements; He that gulps down His throat all creatures at the time of the universal dissolution; He whose smile is as agreeable as the sight of flowers; or, He who laughs in the form of flowers; He that is always wakeful; He that stays at the head of all creatures; He whose conduct consists of those acts which the Righteous do; He that revives the dead as in the case of Parikshit and others; He that is the initial syllable Om; He that has ordained all righteous acts CML, CMLVIII; He that displays the truth about the Supreme Soul; He that is the abode of the five life-breaths and the senses; He that is the food which supports the life of living creatures; He that causes all living creatures to live with the aid of the life-breath called Prana; He that is the great topic of every system of philosophy; He that is the One Soul in the universe; He that transcends birth, decrepitude, and death CMLIX, CMLXV; He that rescues the universe in consequence of the sacred syllable Bhuh, Bhuvah, Swah, and the others with which Homa offerings are made; He that is the great rescuer; He that is the sire of all; He that is the sire of even the Grandsire Brahman; He that is of the form of Sacrifice; He that is the Lord of all sacrifices being the great deity that is adored in them; He that is the sacrificer; He that has sacrifices for his limbs; He that upholds all sacrifices CMLXXVI, CMLXXXV; He that protects sacrifices; He that has created sacrifices; He that is the foremost of all performers of sacrifices; He that enjoys the rewards of all sacrifices; He that causes the accomplishment of all sacrifices; He that completes all sacrifices by accepting the full libation at the end; He that is identical with such sacrifices as are performed without desire of fruit; He that is the food which sustains all living creatures; He that is also the eater of that food CMLXXVI, CMLXXXIV; He that is Himself the cause of His existence; He that is self-born; He that penetrated through the solid earth and repairing to the nether regions slew Hiranyaksha and others; He that sings the Samans; He that is the delighter of Devaki; He that is the creator of all; He that is the Lord of the earth; He that is the destroyer of the sins of his worshippers CMLXXXV, CMXXCII; He that bears the conch Panchajanya in His hands; He that bears the sword of knowledge and illusion; He that sets the cycle of the Yugas to revolve ceaselessly; He that invests Himself with consciousness and senses; He that is endued with the mace of the most solid understanding.
Mbh.14.44.1825 The Krita is the first of all the Yugas; there is no doubt in this.
Mbh.14.90.4183 Others also who have not attained to the position of Pitris have equally been rescued by thee for countless Yugas.
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