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"The Story of the Fortunate One"


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Chapter 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20

Chapter 15:  King Prithu's Appearance and Coronation

(16) Brahmâ armed him with spiritual knowledge, his wife Bhâratî, the Goddess of Learning [Sarasvatî], gave a transcendental necklace, the Supreme Personality [Hari, Vishnu] gave him a Sudars'ana disc and His wife Lakshmî gave him imperishable opulence.

Chapter 16:  King Prithu Extolled

(21) For certain all kings of all places will offer him presentations. With the locally worshiped deities the wives of these kings will consider him the Original King who wields the weapon of his disc in defense of his [His] reputation.

Edited:  October 5, 2017

Chapter 17: Mahârâja Prithu Becomes Angry at the Earth

Prithu wordt boos
(14) When the earth saw that he had taken up his bow and arrows, she, having turned into a cow,
away trembling as afraid as a deer chased by a hunter.

Chapter 18: Mahârâja Prithu Milks the Earth

(9-10) O hero, arrange for a calf of mine, from my affection for it I will, if you also arrange for a milking pot and a milkman, fulfill all your desires for milk for each of you. I will as well, o mighty-armed one, o protector of the living beings, provide for the food you wanted for feeding yourself, if you so desire.

Chapter 19: King Prithu's One Hundred Horse Sacrifices

(1) The sage Maitreya said: 'Thereafter he, the king, in the land of Manu known as Brahmâvarta,
where the Sarasvatî flows to the east, then initiated the performance of a hundred horse sacrifices.

Thus far version three, ......what follows is the second version.

Chapter 20: Lord Vishnu's Appearance in the Sacrificial Arena of Mahârâja Prithu

(26) When someone somehow or other even only once, in the association of the advanced, listens to the all-auspicious glorification of You, o honored one, how can one in favor of the qualities, unless he is an animal, then ever cease with that what the Goddess of Fortune with her desire to receive has accepted as Your quality?

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