Dowson's Classical Dictionary
of Hindu Mythology] 'Bought
with barley.' Son of the sage Bharadwaja. He performed great penances
in order to obtain a knowledge of the Vedas without study, and having
obtained this and other boons from Indra, he became arrogant and treated
other sages with disrespect. He made love to the wife of Paravasu, son
of his father's friend, Raibhya. That sage in his anger performed a sacrifice
which brought into being a fearful Rakshasa who kill Yavakrita at his
father's chapel. Bharadwaja, in grief for his son, burnt himself upon
the funeral pile. Before his death he cursed Paravasu to be the death
of his father, Raibhya, and the son killed his father in mistake for an antelope.
All three were restored to life by the gods in recompense of the great devotions
of Arvavasu, the other son of Raibhya (q.v.). - Mahabharata.
Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D.
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