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In one of the most famous passages in MahaAmbhAirata, DurAmyA³dhana, the heroic but flawed king of the KAiuravas, meets his end when he is dishonorably defeated in battle by his arch-enemy, Bhima. Framing a fascinating account of the sacred sites along the river SarAisvati, the duel poignantly portrays the downfall of a once great hero in the face of a new order governed by Krishna, in which the warrior code is brushed aside in order to ensure the predestined triumph of the PAindavas. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.orgApproaching the DvaipAiyana lake, YudhiAmshthira, that delight of the Kurus, saw that the body of water had been frozen by the son of DhritaAmrashtra ... vasud Ieva said: It is through a trick, descendant of Bharata, that you must destroy this magiciana#39;s magic. ... Work your own magic on the water and use numerous ploys and devices to destroy SuAmy Iodhana, who himself has a deceitful soul, best of Bharatas.

Publisher:NYU Press - 2007-11-01


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