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KIRATARJUNIYA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] A poem descriptive of the combat beween Siva in the guise of a Kirata or mountaineer and the Pandu prince Arjuna. The story is first told in the Mahabharata, and has been worked up in this artificial poem of eighteen cantos by Bharavi. Part of it has been translated into German by Schlitz. There of several editions of the text.

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