by Vettam Mani | 1975 | 609,556 words | ISBN-10: 0842608222
This page describes the Story of Lomasha included the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani that was translated into English in 1975. The Puranas have for centuries profoundly influenced Indian life and Culture and are defined by their characteristic features (panca-lakshana, literally, ‘the five characteristics of a Purana’).
(3) Lomaśa returned to Kāmyakavana from the court of Indra and gave Yudhiṣṭhira the messages from Indra and Arjuna. (Śloka 33, Chapter 47, Vana Parva).
(4) He prophesied to Arjuna that he would get divine weapons from Śiva. (Śloka 10, Chapter 91, Vana Parva).
(5) Lomaśa consoled Yudhiṣṭhira when he came to the forests in exile leaving all his happy surroundings in the country. (Śloka 17, Chapter 94, Vana Parva).
(9) Lomaśa mentioned to the Devas a trick to kill Vṛtrāsura. (Chapter 101, Vana Parva).
(10) The story of Bhagīratha, the episode of Ṛṣyasṛṅga etc. were all told by Lomaśa. (Chapters 103 to 113, Vana Parva).
(11) Lomaśa told Yudhiṣṭhira the story of the Yāga of King Gaya, the story of the river Payoṣṇī, the glory of the mountain of Vaiḍūrya and the river Narmadā, and the story of Cyavana the great sage. (Chapter 121, Vana Parva).
(15) It was Lomaśa who told the story of the emperor Śibi who gave his own flesh to protect a dove which went to him for refuge. (Chapter 130, Vana Parva).
(16) Lomaśa told the story of the sage Aṣṭāvakra to the Pāṇḍavas. (Chapter 133, Vana Parva).
(17) He described the story of Yavakrīta and Medhāvī to the Pāṇḍavas. (Chapter 135, Vana Parva).
(21) Lomaśa praised the glory of giving rice as charity, (Śloka 10, Chapter 67, Anuśāsana Parva).
(22) Lomaśa was a sage from the north. (Śloka 46, Chapter 165, Vana Parva).
(23) Lomaśa relieved many nymphs like Pramohinī from their curses. (See under Pramohinī).