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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.

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 trembling
turned into a cow and fled away, as afraid as a deer chased by a hunter.

Chapter 18: Mahârâja Prithu Milks the Earth

(9-10) Oh hero, arrange for a calf for me. And if you also arrange for a milking pot and a milkman, I will, from my affection for it, fulfill all your desires in the form of milk for each of you. I will also, oh mighty-armed one, oh protector of the living beings, if you want, provide for the food you desired to feed yourself.

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.

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

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

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