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according Agni amongst ancient Arjuna Asuras Asvins austerities became Bhagavata Bharata Bhima birth body born Brahmans brother Buddhist called caste celebrated celestial ceremony character chariot Daityas Daksha daughter of Daksha death deity demon descendant Dharma disciples divine Draupadi Duryodhana earth father festival fire forest goddess gods Hanuman Hastinapura heaven Hindu holy horse hymns Ikshvaku India Indra Kasyapa killed king of Magadha Krishna Kshatriyas legend lived lunar Mahabharata Manu Manwantara married Mithila moon mother mountain Muni Nala Narakas origin Pandavas Pandu performed Prajapati priest prince Professor Wilson race Raja Rakshasas Rama Ramayana Ravana reign religious Rig Veda Rishis rites river Rudra sacred sacrifice sage Saiva Sanskrit says seven Sita Siva Soma sons soul spirit Sraddha Supreme temple thee thou thousand tribes Varuna Vasishtha Vasudeva Vayu Vedic Vishnu Purana Visvamitra Vyasa wife worship Yadava Yama Yudhishthira Yuga
Page 752 - They sin who tell us Love can die, With life all other passions fly, All others are but vanity. In Heaven Ambition cannot dwell, Nor Avarice in the vaults of Hell ; Earthly these passions of the Earth, They perish where they have their birth ; But Love is indestructible. Its holy flame for ever burneth, From Heaven it came, to Heaven returneth...
Page 53 - Hindoos of every class, one subject of diversion is to send people on errands and expeditions that are to end in disappointment, and raise a laugh at the expense of the person sent.
Page 310 - Bessent, or Spring. He is represented as a beautiful youth, sometimes conversing with his mother and consort, in the midst of his gardens and temples ; sometimes riding by moonlight on a parrot or lory, and attended by dancing girls, or nymphs ; the foremost of whom bears his colours, which are a fish, on a red ground.
Page 684 - The mighty Lord on high, our deeds, as if at hand, espies : The gods know all men do, though men would fain their deeds disguise. Whoever stand?., whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell,— the gods his movements trace, Wherever two together plot, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known. This earth is his, to him belong those vast and boundless skies ; Both seas within him rest, and yet in that small pool he lies....
Page 499 - The seizure of a maiden by force from her house, while she weeps and calls for assistance, after her kinsmen and friends have been ,slain in battle or wounded, and their houses broken open, is the marriage styled Rakshasa.
Page 624 - She who follows her husband (to another world) shall dwell in a region of joy for so many years as there are hairs on the human body, or 35 millions.
Page 50 - The evidence of language is irrefragable, and it is the only evidence worth listening to with regard to ante-historical periods. It would have been next to impossible to discover any traces of relationship between the swarthy natives of India and their conquerors, whether Alexander or Clive, but for the testimony borne by language.
Page 701 - Lord of the universe, and whose work is the universe, is the Supreme Being." Injunctions also repeatedly occur to worship Him, and Him only. " Adore God alone, know God alone, give up all other discourse ;" and the Vedant says, " it is found in the Vedas that none but the Supreme Being is to be worshipped, nothing excepting Him should be adored by a wise man.