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Chapter 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19

Edited:  January 5, 2017

Chapter 13: The appearance of Lord Varâha


(33) Even as He bluish as a tamâla tree, like a playing elephant, upheld the earth on His curved tusks o Vidura, they who were lead by Brahmâ could recognize Him as the Supreme Lord. Thereupon they with folded hands offered Him prayers from the Vedic hymns.

Chapter 14: The Impregnation of Diti in the Evening

(10) Diti said: 'O learned one, Cupid has with eyes for you aimed all his arrows at me
and thus distresses my poor self like a mad elephant attacking a banana tree.

Chapter 15: Description of the Kingdom of God

(27) After passing there through six gates without taking much interest, they at the seventh gate
ran into two demigods of the same age who carried valuable maces, bracelets, earrings, helmets and beautiful garments.

Chapter 16: The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikunthha, Cursed by the Sages

(15) The great conclusion the Supreme Lord had revealed from His internal potency made
the four brahmins in extreme delight with their hairs standing on end speak with folded hands.

Chapter 17: Victory of Hiranyâksha over All the Directions of the Universe

(5) Sharp winds blew that constantly houled and armies of cyclons
with dustclouds for their ensigns uprooted the greatest trees.

Chapter 18: The Battle Between Lord Boar and the Demon Hiranyâksha 

(17) But, o gentle one [Vidura], He as an expert on this weapon with the help of His mace
saved Himself by striking the enemy with it on his right eyebrow.

Chapter 19: The Killing of the Demon Hiranyâksha


(31) S'rî Maitreya said: 'After thus having killed the so very powerful Hiranyâksha, the Lord, the source of the boar incarnation,
praised by the one seated on the lotus and the other gods, returned to His abode where His glory is celebrated continuously.

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