|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 74: The Deliverance of Śiśupāla at the Rājasūya Sacrifice|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.74.13-15
varuṇasya yathā purā
rājānaś ca samāhūtā
rāja-patnyaś ca sarvaśaḥ
rājasūyaḿ samīyuḥ sma
rājñaḥ pāṇḍu-sutasya vai
haimāḥ — fashioned out of gold; kila — indeed; upakaraṇāḥ — utensils; varuṇasya — of Varuṇa; yathā — as; purā — in the past; indra-ādayaḥ — headed by Lord Indra; loka-pālāḥ — the rulers of planets; viriñci-bhava-saḿyutāḥ — including Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva; sa-gaṇāḥ — with their attendants; siddha-gandharvāḥ — the Siddhas and Gandharvas; vidyādhara — the Vidyādharas; mahā-uragāḥ — and great serpents; munayaḥ — the exalted sages; yakṣa-rakṣāḿsi — the Yakṣa and Rākṣasa demons; khaga-kinnara-cāraṇāḥ — the celestial birds, the Kinnaras and the Cāraṇas; rājānaḥ — kings; ca — and; samāhūtāḥ — invited; rāja — of the kings; patnyaḥ — the wives; ca — also; sarvaśaḥ — from everywhere; rājasūyam — to the Rājasūya sacrifice; samīyuḥ sma — they came; rājñaḥ — of the King; pāṇḍu-sutasya — the son of Pāṇḍu; vai — indeed; menire — they considered; kṛṣṇa-bhaktasya — for the devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa; su-upapannam — quite appropriate; avismitāḥ — not surprised.
The utensils used in the sacrifice were made of gold, just as in the ancient Rājasūya performed by Lord Varuṇa. Indra, Brahmā, Śiva and many other planetary rulers; the Siddhas and Gandharvas with their entourage; the Vidyādharas; great serpents; sages; Yakṣas; Rākṣasas; celestial birds; Kinnaras; Cāraṇas; and earthly kings — all were invited, and indeed they all came from every direction to the Rājasūya sacrifice of King Yudhiṣṭhira, the son of Pāṇḍu. They were not in the least astonished to see the opulence of the sacrifice, since it was quite appropriate for a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa.
Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira was universally famous as a great devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and thus nothing was impossible for him.
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