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Chapter 35
Into Virata As the rainy season came and went, Dhaumya determined by astrological calculation that the thirteenth year of exile …
Chapter 36
Draupadī Again Insulted After twelve long years in the forest, waiting for the day they could reclaim their kingdom, the …
Chapter 37
The Kurus Attack Virata The news of Kichaka’s death spread from country to country. Everyone was amazed to hear of …
Chapter 38
Arjuna Encounters the Kurus At dawn the next day, the Kaurava army arrived at the opposite side of the city …
Chapter 39
The Battle at Virata In his chariot only a half a mile from the Kurus, Arjuna instructed the prince to …
Chapter 40
Out of Exile Toward noon on the day after his victory, King Virata reentered his city. Praised by bards he …
Chapter 41
The Kings Choose Sides While both the Kauravas and Pāṇḍavas were preparing for war, Kṛṣṇa and the Yādavas returned to …
Chapter 42
Dhṛtarāṣṭra’s Message The Pāṇḍavas were sitting alone with Kṛṣṇa when they received word of Sañjaya’s arrival. Yudhiṣṭhira asked that he …
Chapter 43
Anxiety for the Blind King Dhṛtarāṣṭra sat alone in his chambers. Sañjaya had been gone for days and was due …
Chapter 44
Panic Among the Kauravas Duryodhana had risen early on the day of the assembly. He knew Sañjaya was going to …
Chapter 45
The Pāṇḍavas Consult Kṛṣṇa In Virata the Pāṇḍavas received the Kurus’ response: no lands or wealth would be returned. Dhṛtarāṣṭra …
Chapter 46
Kṛṣṇa’s Peace Mission Just before dawn, bards and Brahmins assembled outside Kṛṣṇa’s bedchamber. They chanted auspicious Vedic hymns as musicians …