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The curse – part 2

Read the previous part here… The king was taken aback by what he saw, and blood rushed to his head in anger. He unsheathed his sword, and rushing towards the Rākṣasa, jumped high up and cut off his head in one stroke. A stream of blood gushed forth from the trunk of the beheaded Rākṣasa, …

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The curse…

Read the previous part here… When she said this, the king recalled what Kuśanābha had told him, and he brought her close to him and held her affectionately, wanting to give her all the love in the world and even more. Mṛgāṅkavatī too was overpowered by affection, and agreed to accept him as her husband. …

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I have one condition…

Read the previous part here… The maiden slowly opened her eyes, which fell on the handsome king, a warrior whose wounds spoke of a hundred wars fought and won…and startled, she sprang from the couch, and hid her face in shyness. कृतातिथ्या नतमुखी पूजयन्तीव पादयोः ।फुल्लेक्षणोत्पलन्यासैः शनैर् एतम् उवाच च ॥ १२,१९.१०० ॥ को भवान् …

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And there she was…

Read the previous part here… She was his wife in their previous janma (birth), and hence his deep desire to have her. He will return to his kingdom once he has obtained his objective!” This consoled poor Lakṣmīdatta, who bowed with folded hands, and continued on his journey. स राजापि यशःकेतुर् निमग्नो ऽन्तो महोदधौ ।अकस्मान् …

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The king’s quest…

Read the previous part here… Yaśaḥketu, who had been very badly affected by the minister’s absence, came out of the palace gates to personally welcome Dīrghadarśin. He embraced him tightly and taking his hand, led him into the palace. There, he instructed his attendants to ensure that a warm bath, good food and a soft …

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The maiden who sang about karma…

Read the previous part here… A huge wave rose high into the sky, and as it receded, a huge कल्पवृक्ष (Kalpavriksha) came into view. It was adorned by huge branches of gold, with fruits of gems and coral, and sweet-smelling flowers of many varieties. On it’s trunk sat a maiden, so beautiful that even beauty …

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The island of gold…

Read the previous part here… The king refused to relent, and as they were speaking, the king’s attendant entered and said “My king! The sun is rising slowly from the waters of the lake, and so your time of taking the holy dip is passing. Please come with us now…” The king readily agreed, seeing …

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The pilgrimage…

Read the previous part here… Dīrghadarśin however, continued to work responsibly, shouldering the king’s duties as well as his own. He worked relentlessly day and night, upto a point when rumors started floating around the kingdom that the minister was the one who had set the king on wayward ways, so that he could usurp …

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The saga of Dīrghadarśin…

Read the previous part here… Now I have a question for you. Who among the three – Indulekhā, Tārāvalī or Mṛgāṅkavatī, was the most delicate? Remember, if you know the answer, and don’t tell me the truth, your head will burst into a hundred pieces! तच् छ्रुत्वा सो ऽब्रवीद् राजा सुकुमारतरात्र सा ।अस्पृष्टे मुसले यस्याः …

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