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VISHWAMITRA

"Grant Me All the Magical Arrows"

Vishwamitra thought, "Due to the power of Vashishta's penance, I lost my army and my sons. Our entire valor was useless. Therefore I should also perform penance like Vashishta and acquire such power." Then and there he took the decision and left the hermitage of Vashishta. He went to Himalaya and selected a peaceful place for performing penance. He started his penance to obtain the favour of Shankara, the lord of Kailasa.

Days rolled on. Months were over. Year after year passed on. But Ishwara did not show himself. Vishwamitra's penance became harder and harder. Thousands of years rolled on. At last Ishwara was pleased with the tenacity of Vishwamitra's penance and presented himself.

"0 Vishwamitra! I am much pleased by your penance. Ask for whatever boon you desire from me," he said.

Vishwamitra was jubilant.

"Lord, grant me all the secret knowledge of archery. Grant me the secret of all the magical arrows that Yakshas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas and Maharshis have," he prayed. Ishwara granted all these and went away.

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About Vishwamitra
Introduction
What A Host!
"Let Nandini Be Mine !"
Who Can Stop Me
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Defeated Again
"Let Me Be A Brahmarshi"
"I Shall Guide The Sacrifical Rite"
"I Shall Create Another Indra!"
A Child As A Sacrificial Animal
"O Child, Do Not Fear!"
"You Are A Brahmarshi," Vashishta Agrees
Vow In The Court Of Gods
"I Need A Gift"
Defeated By Harishchandra
Guru Of Sri Rama
Redemption Of Ahalya
Marriage Of Rama With Sita
A Great Personality
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