Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Poem – The Wedding

Good Yudhishthir heard the tidings and he gave his free assent, Unto distant chiefs and monarchs kindly invitations sent, In the town of Upa-plavya, of fair Matsya’s towns the best, Made their home the pious brothers to receive each royal … Continue reading

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Poem – Gifts

Unto Brahmans gave Yudhishthir countless nishkas of bright gold, Unto sage and saintly Vyasa all his realm and wealth untold, But the bard and ancient rishi who the holy Vedas spake, Rendered back the monarch’s present, earthly gift he might … Continue reading

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Poem – Sacrifice of Animals

Victor of a hundred battles, Arjun came with conquering steed, Vyasa herald of the Vedas bade the holy rite proceed: ‘For the day is come, Yudhishthir, let the sacrifice be done, Let the priests repeat the mantra golden as the … Continue reading

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Poem – Funeral Rite

Victor of a deathful battle, sad Yudhishthir viewed the plain, Friends and kinsmen, kings and chieftains, countless troops untimely slain, And he spake to wise Sudharman pious priest of Kuru’s race, Unto Sanjay, unto Dhaumya, to Vidura full of grace, … Continue reading

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Poem – Trial of Skill

Uprose one by one the suitors, marking still the distant aim, Alighty monarchs, gallant princes, chiefs of proud and warlike fame, Decked in golden crown and necklace, and inflamed by pride and love, Stoutly strove the eager suitors viewing well … Continue reading

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Poem – The Bride

Sound the drum and voice the sankha! Brightly dawns; the bridal day, Fresh from morning s pure ablutions comes the bride in garments gay, And her golden bridal garland, carrying on her graceful arm. Softly, sweetly, steps Draupadi, queen of … Continue reading

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