Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Duryodhana and Dusshana tried all their tricks to manipulate the people of Hasthinapur by offering wealth and status, in this way they attracted numerous number of people to stand aside them. King Drutharashtra persuaded the intelligent members of the assembly to narrate the beauty of the city Varanavarth before the Assembly Hall; they highly spoke about the grand festival of Lord Pasupathi in Varanavarth. They very well described the grand festival of Lord Pasupathinath which attracts huge crowd was treated as one of the most famous festivals in the world. This marvelous description about the city Varanavarth attracted the hearts of Pandavas too; they eagerly wished to visit this marvelous place. Drutharashtra closely observed the state of mind of Pandavas and understood that they are ready to leave to Varanavarth.”
Drutharashtra addressed to Pandavas “The ministers of Assembly always praise the beauty of Varanavarth as the most enthralling place to live on Earth. My dear children, if you really wish to visit this place and witness the festival, you can go with your friends and family to have pleasurable time like deities. Offer abundance of wealth, pearls and gems as alms to the Brahmins and artists of this place. You can live like deities in Varanavarth as long as you wish and return to Hasthinapur.”
Rishi Vaishampayana continued “ Yudhishtira was well aware of the selfish motive of Drutharashtra, moreover he was known about their helplessness and agreed to leave Hasthinapur. Shortly, all the members of the family such as Bhishma, Vidur, Drona, Balhyaka, Kouravas, Somadatta, Krupacharya, Ashwathama, Purisravass, Ministers of the assembly, scholarly Brahmins, priests and people of Hasthinapur and Gandhari assembled to bid farewell to Pandavas.”
Yudhishtira solemnly addressed the families and people of Hasthinapur “we are leaving to Varanavarth with all our trusted people and family according to the instruction of King Drutharashtra, seeking all your blessings to attain prosperity and remain blameless in all our life.” The people assembled blessed Pandavas “Oh ! Sons of Pandu, the five elements of Earth such as Air, Ether, Wind, Fire and Water will protect you always and will remain virtuous forever.” They preceded their journey to the city of Varanavarth after performing some initial rite.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!