Maha-bharata, Adi Parva, Anukramanika Parva, Adhyaya 1, verses 94-100

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Adhyaya 1
When Maha-bharata was published


Requested by his own mother and the son of Ganga, Bhishma, the mighty and holy Krishna Dvaipayana became the father of three sons, who were like three fires, by the two wives of Vichitravirya. Having thus begotten Dhritarashtra, Pandu and Vidura, he returned to his hermitage to prosecute this religious studies. 94, 95

The great Rishi Vyasa did not publish this Bharata to the world of mankind until these his sons were born grown up and died. 96

When being solicited by Janamejaya and thousands of Brahmanas, he instructed his disciple Vaisampayana, who was seated near him; 97

Brahmanas performing a fire sacrifice. They are honored members and participants.

We have here a precise information about the pubblication of the Maha-bharata

and he, sitting together with the Sadasyas, recited the Bharata, during the intervals of the ceremonies of the sacrifice, being repeatedly urged to proceed. 98

Vyasa has fully described the greatness of the Kuru race, virtues of Gandhari, the wisdom of Vidura and constancy of Kunti. 99

A very famous King. Kuru descended from Visnu thus: Brahma, Atri, Candra, Budha, Pururavas, Ayus, Nahusa, Yayati, Puru, Janamejaya, Pracinvan, Pravira, Namasyu, Vitabhaya, Sundu, Bahuvidha, Samyati, Rahovadi, Raudrasva, Matinara, Santurodha, Dusyanta, Bharata, Suhotra, Suhota, Gala, Garda, Suketu, Brhatksatra, Hasti, Ajamidha, Rksa, Samvarana, Kuru.

He has also described the divinity of Vasudeva, the goodness of the sons of Pandu and the evil conduct of the sons of Dhritarashtra . 100

Krishna, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki.




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