The Wisdom Of The Hindus; The Wisdom Of The Vedic Hymns, The Upanishads, The Maha Bharata And…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SELECTIONS FROM THE RAM AY ANA EPIC OF RAMA, PRINCE OF INDIA JANAK, monarch of Videha, spake his message near and far, -- He shall win my peerless Sita, who shall bend my bow of war, -- Suitors came from farthest regions, warlike princes known to fame, Vainly strove to wield the weapon, left Videha in their shame. Viswa-mitra, royal rishi, Rama true and Lakshman bold, Came to fair Mithila's city from Ayodhya famed of old. Spake in pride the royal rishi: "Monarch of Videha's throne, Grant, the wondrous bow of Rudra be to princely Rama shown." I THE BRIDAL OF SITA The Breaking Of The Bow Janak spake his royal mandate to his lords and warriors bold: "Bring ye forth the bow of Rudra decked in garlands and in gold!" And his peers and proud retainers waiting on the monarch's call, Brought the great and goodly weapon from the city's inner hall. Stalwart men of ample stature pulled the mighty iron car, In which rested all-inviolate Janak's dreaded bow of war, And where midst assembled monarchs sat Videha's godlike king, With a mighty toil and effort did the eight-wheeled chariot bring. "This the weapon of Videha," proudly thus the peers begun, "Be it shewn to royal Rama, Dasa-ratha's righteous son!" "This the bow," then spake the monarch to the rishi famed of old, To the true and righteous Rama and to Laksh man young and bold, "This the weapon of my fathers prized by kings from age to age; Mighty chiefs and sturdy warriors could not bend it, noble sage! Gods before the bow of Rudra have in righteous terror quailed, Rakshas fierce and stout Asuras have in futile effort failed, Mortal man will struggle vainly Rudra's wondrous bow to bend, Vainly strive to string the weapon and the shining dart to send. Holy saint and royal rishi, here is Janak's ancient bow, Shew...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SELECTIONS FROM THE RAM AY ANA EPIC OF RAMA, PRINCE OF INDIA JANAK, monarch of Videha, spake his message near and far, -- He...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217647316

ISBN - 13:9780217647311

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