Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ch 293 - Anudyuta Parva

293 chapter (overall). Ch 68 of Sabha Parva
Reading of Chapter 293 (overall), chapter 68 (within the Sabha Parva)
(Anudyuta Parva: 28th Parva as per the 100-Parva classification; Sabha Parva: 2nd parva as per the 18-Parva classification)
(read from Mahabharata Volume 2 (The complete, unabridged Mahabharata)translated by Bibek Debroy)

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The Anudyuta Parva is the 28th Parva as per the 100-parva classification of the Mahabharata, and is itself a part of Sabha Parva. The Sabha Parva is the second parva as per the 18-parva classification of the Mahabharata.

Duhshasana and Duryodhana gloat.
Duhshasana exults:
"The wheel has now begun to turn for the great-souled king, Dhritarashtra's son. ... The Pandavas have descended into hell for a long time, for eternity. ... Their minds were always nourished by the thought that there were no men like them in the world."
Not content with that, he then turns his attentions to Droupadi, again.
"O Yajnanseni!What pleasure will you derive, since those dressed in fine garments are now reduced to deerskins in the forest, without rices and without homes? Choose a husband who will bring you pleasure."
Bhima is not one to keep his feelings to himself. He approaches Duhshasana, and pays him back in the same coin.
"Just as your words pierce our hearts like arrows, I will make you remember all this when I pierce your hearts in battle."
Bhima goes one step further, and promises to "rip apart your breast and drink your blood in battle..."

Duryodhana also joins in the mocking of the Pandavas, "in play and delight, sought to mimic through his own steps Bhimasena's leonine gait."

I have read this chapter from Vol.2 of Bibek Debroy's translation of the unabridged Mahabharata. You can find my review of the volume here.
Mahabharata Volume 2 (The complete, unabridged Mahabharata) (Amazon.comKindleFlipkart)

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