13. Jaratkaaru and Yaayaavaraas

“(Rishi) Shaunaka said, ‘For what reason did that tiger among kings, Raja Janamejaya, determine to take the lives of the…

12. Ruru Faints

“Soota continued, ‘Ruru then asked, ‘O best of Dwijas (Dwija means twice-born, while the first birth is natural, the second…

11. Sahasrapat’s advice to Ruru

“Soota continued ‘The Dundubha then said, ‘In former times, I had a friend Khagamaa by name. He was powerful in…

10. Curse of Sahasrapat

“Soota said, ‘Ruru, on hearing those words, replied, ‘O snake, my wife (Pramadvara), dear to me as life, was bit…

9. Ruru vows to avenge Snakes

O man of Dharma, for one belonging to this world whose days have run out can never come back to…

8. Ruru and Pramadvara

“Soota said, ‘O Brahmana (Rishi Shaunaka), Chyavana, the son of Bhrigu, fathered a son in the womb of his wife…

7. Agni – The Purifier

“Soota said, ‘Agni angry at the curse of (Maharishi) Bhrigu, thus addressed the Rishi, ‘O Brahmana, what means this rashness…

6. The curse on Agni

‘Bhrigu, upon hearing this account from Puloma, became exceedingly angry. In excess of passion, the Rishi (Bhrigu) cursed Agni, saying,…

(5) Bhrigu Vamsha

Seeing her he became filled with kaamaa and lost his senses. The beautiful Puloma entertained the Raakshasaa (Puloma) thus arrived,…

(4) Rishis wait for Shaunaka

Soota after narrating the prime driver of the Snake Sacrifice conducted by King Janamejaya awaits for the arrival of Rishi…
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