Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata

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The following chapters mention about The Mahabharata Tribes in Bhisma Parva. Click the chapter to see details
  • Book VI Chapter 6 - Dhritarashtra asks Sanjay:The names of rivers, mountains, provinces, forests
  • Book VI Chapter 9 - Dhritarashtra asks Sanjay:names of Varshas, mountains, and also those that dwell on those mountains; Mention Sweta, Nishadha, Romanaka, Hiranmaya, Hiranwati (river), Garuda, Yaksha, Mt Sringavat, Sandili, Airavat, Hari , Jamvunada gold,
  • Book VI Chapter 10 - Geography of Varsha that is called after Bharatavarsha, The Mountains, The Rivers. The Provinces, Kings & Kshatriyas : Long list of 300 tribes

Bhishma Parva: Summary

"Then is recited the Bhishma Parva replete with wonderful incidents. In this hath been narrated by Sanjaya the formation of the region known as Jambu. Here hath been described the great depression of Yudhishthira's army, and also a fierce fight for ten successive days. In this the high-souled Vasudeva by reasons based on the philosophy of final release drove away Arjuna's compunction springing from the latter's regard for his kindred (whom he was on the eve of slaying). In this the magnanimous Krishna, attentive to the welfare of Yudhishthira, seeing the loss inflicted (on the Pandava army), descended swiftly from his chariot himself and ran, with dauntless breast, his driving whip in hand, to effect the death of Bhishma. In this, Krishna also smote with piercing words Arjuna, the bearer of the Gandiva and the foremost in battle among all wielders of weapons. In this, the foremost of bowmen, Arjuna, placing Shikandin before him and piercing Bhishma with his sharpest arrows felled him from his chariot. In this, Bhishma lay stretched on his bed of arrows. This extensive Parva is known as the sixth in the Bharata. In this have been composed one hundred and seventeen sections. The number of slokas is five thousand, eight hundred and eighty-four as told by Vyasa conversant with the Vedas.


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