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The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Volume 4 - Books 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

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Language: English
Wordcount: 444,414 / 1267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,632
Added to site: 2005.03.27
mnybks.net#: 10099
Genre: Religion
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gion and he possessed wealth like another Indra, the lord of the deities. Suvira too had a son who was invincible in battle, and who was the best of all warriors and known by the name of Sudurjaya. And Durjya too, possessed of a body like that of Indra, had a son who beamed with splendour like that of fire. He was the great monarch named Duryodhana who was one of the foremost of royal sages. Indra used to pour rain profusely in the kingdom of this monarch, who never fled from the battlefield and was possessed of valour like unto Indra himself. The cities and the kingdom of this king were filled with riches and gems and cattle and grain of various kinds. There was no miser in his kingdom nor any person afflicted with distress or poverty. Nor was there in his kingdom any person that was weak in body or afflicted with disease. That king was very clever, smooth in speech, without envy, a master of his passions, of a righteous soul, full of compassion, endued with prowess, and not given to boasting. He performed s

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