Mahabharata Book Nine: Shalya, Volume One (The Clay Sanskrit by Justin Meiland

By Justin Meiland

The booklet of Shalya recounts in gory aspect the ultimate destruction of the K?urava military and the defeat of its chief, Dur·y?dhana. during this first quantity heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made common of the K?urava military, merely to be slaughtered in his turn.The publication of Shalya recounts in gory aspect the ultimate destruction of the K?urava military and the defeat of its chief, Dury?dhana. during this first quantity heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made common of the K?urava military, purely to be slaughtered in his turn.Co-published by way of manhattan college Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this identify and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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25 of the Bharatas. Shalya, the king of the Madras, is dead. So, too, is Sh´akuni, the son of S´ubala, and also, tiger among men, courageous Ul´uka, the son of the gambler Sh´akuni. The Samsh´aptakas are all dead, as are the Kamb´ojas and Shakas. The foreigners, mountain people, and Y´avanas have been slaughtered. The Easterners and all those from the South have died, Your Majesty. The Northerners have also all been killed, as have the Westerners, those best of men. All the kings and princes have been slain, O king.

Breathing out sighs that seemed to contain smoke and waving his arms repeatedly, he brooded and then spoke these words, great king. 39 maha·bha´ rata ix – shalya dhr. tara¯ s. t. kham . yad aham . a´s c’ aˆAvyay¯am . ´s c’ aˆiva tvattah. omi vai. vajraAs¯aram ayam . n¯unam . dayam . ham . mama yac chrutv¯a nihat¯an putr¯an d¯ıryate na sahasradh¯a. a¯m . ´sam . manah.. a¯m . u dh¯arit¯a. b¯alaAbh¯avam atikr¯ant¯an yauvanaAsth¯am . ´s ca t¯an aham madhyaApr¯apt¯am . ta a¯sam . tad” aˆnAagha. t¯an adya nihat¯an˜ ´srutv¯a hat’Aai´svary¯an hat’Aaˆujasah.

Atau. h¯amo dhruvam . no vijayo bhavet. vipray¯at¯am . av¯ah. yanti. ´sreyo nah. samare vadhah.. sukhah. s¯am . tyuh. a yudhyat¯am. kham . na j¯an¯ıte. pretya c’ aˆnAantyam a´snute. atriy¯ah. ; 62 surrender rejected When all his soldiers were scattered in this way, the king of the Kurus began to attack both the enemy’s troops and his own, O lord of the people. 45 best of Bharatas, just as Bali* challenged the gods in the past. Enraged, the P´andavas grouped together and attacked Dur· y´odhana as he roared, deriding him repeatedly and hurling various weapons at him.

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