Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] A king whose
story is related in the Mahabharata as an antidote to price. He had an overweening
conceit of his own prowess, and when told by his Brahmans that he was no match
for Nara and Narayana, who were living as ascetics on the Gandhamadana mountain,
he proceeded thither with his army and challenged them. They endeavoured to dissuade
him, but he insisted on fighting. Nara then took a handful of straws, and using
them as missiles, they whitened all the air, and penetrated the eyes, ears, and
noses of the assailants, until Dambhodbhava fell at Nara's feet and begged for
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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