Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 1 Chapter 12:33-36

Book 1: Chapter 12

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 1: Chapter 12: Verses 33-36
Birth of Pariksit

Perceiving what was in his mind, his younger brothers, at the instance of Acyuta (the immortal Lord Sri Krsna) fetched abundant riches that had been left in the north (by king Marutta and his priests[1]). Having thus equipped himself with all the requisites for the sacrifice, king Yudhisthira, the son of Dharma (the god of righteousness), who was afraid of sin, propitiated Sri Hari by performing three horse-sacrifices. Having enabled the king to perform the sacrifices with the help of the twice-born (the Brahmanas), Lord Sri Krsna, who had been invited for the occasion, stayed with him for some months for the gratification of his friends and relations. Then, with the leave of the king and his younger brothers, as well as of Krsna (queen Draupadi), O Saunaka, He proceeded to Dwaravati (Dwaraka) accompanied by Arjuna and surrounded by the Yadu chiefs (Uddhava, Satyaki and others).

Thus ends the twelfth discourse entitled " The Glory of birth etc., of Parikstit, " forming part

of the story relating to the Naimisa forest, in Book One of the great and glorious

Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita


  1. In the line of Dista (the fourth of the ten sons of Vaivaswata Manu, the Manu presiding over the present Manwantara) there flourished a universal monarch, Marutta by name, who performed a sacrifice which was unequalled by any other sacrifice. All the vessel used In that sacrifice were made of gold and most beautiful in shape (vide Srimad Bhagavata IX. ii. 27). At the conclusion of the sacrifice the king had all the vessels thrown in the north. Besides, he gave untold wealth to the priests by way of their sacrificial fees. It was more than they could carry home; hence they came away leaving a major part of it on the sacrificial ground. Since all unclaimed property vests in the ruler as a matter of right, the Lord had all this wealth transferred to Yudhisthira and devoted it to a sacred cause.

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