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Finally, Arjuna, at the instruction of Indra , propitiates god Shiva with penance tapasya in the forest. Pleased by his austerities, Shiva decides to reward him.
They argue over who shot first, and a battle ensues. Finally, he recognises the god, and surrenders to him. Shiva, pleased with his bravery, gives him the powerful weapon, the Pashupatastra.
Apart from Arjuna, no one possessed Pashupatastra in the Mahabharata. Kangra watercolour, Himachal Pradesh, c. The following canto-by-canto description of the work is from A. Meanwhile, the sage Vyasa arrives. Vyasa points out that the enemy is stronger, and they must use their time taking actions that would help them win a war, if one were to occur at the end of their exile.
He instructs Arjuna to practise ascetism tapasya and propitiate Indra to acquire divine weapons for the eventual war. Arjuna departs, after being reminded by Draupadi of the humiliation she has suffered. Arjuna is led by a Yaksha to the Indrakila mountain, which is described in great detail. Arjuna begins his intense austerities, the severity of which causes disturbance among the gods. Meanwhile, a celestial army of maidens apsaras sets out from heaven, in order to eventually distract Arjuna.
Description of their passage through the heavens. The nymphs enjoy themselves on the mountain. Description of the night, with celebrations of drinking and lovemaking. The nymphs attempt to distract Arjuna, accompanied by musicians and making the best features of all six seasons appear simultaneously.
However, they fail, as instead of Arjuna falling in love with them, they fall in love with Arjuna instead. Arjuna stands his ground, explaining his situation and pointing out that conciliation with evil people would lead one into doing wrong actions oneself.
He gives a further long speech that forms the heart of the epic, on right conduct, self-respect, resoluteness, dignity, and wisdom. Pleased, Indra reveals himself to his son, and asks him to worship Shiva.
Arjuna goes to retrieve his arrow, and one of the kiratas quarrels with him. Arjuna and Shiva fight. Arjuna fails and finally realizes whom he is facing, and surrenders to Shiva and wins his benediction.
The style of his work, with cantos 4 to 9 having no relation to the plot but instead being merely an excuse for beautiful descriptive poetry, was influential on all later Sanskrit epic poetry, in which the action was often ignored entirely. The most popular verse is the 37th from the eighth canto, which describes nymphs bathing in a river, and is noted for its beauty.
Another verse from the fifth canto utphulla sthalanalini It "is regarded to be the most powerful poem in the Sanskrit language". Despite using extremely difficult language and rejoicing in the finer points of Sanskrit grammar , Bharavi achieves conciseness and directness. His alliteration, "crisp texture of sound", and choice of metre closely correspond to the narrative.
At times, the narrative is secondary to the interlaced descriptions, elaborate metaphors and similes, and display of mastery in the Sanskrit language.
Kiratarjuniyam with Mallinatha's Commentary - KP Parab
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