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As part of the project, its appendix, the Harivansa was also summarized and a separate volume with fourteen illustrations all concerned with Krishna is part of the great version now at Jaipur. In these illustrations, it is Krishna the prince who is chiefly shown, all the pictures illustrating his career after he has left the cowherds.

"The above are the contents of the Eighteen Parvas. The number of slokas contained in the Harivansa is twelve thousand." These are the contents of the section called Parva-sangraha. Sauti continued, "Eighteen Akshauhinis of troops came together for battle. The encounter that ensued was terrible and lasted for eighteen days.

"'During the Mahaprasthanika, similar presents should be made, possessed of every quality of an agreeable kind. "'When the Svarga-parva is reached, the brahmanas should be fed with havisya. "'Upon the conclusion of the Harivansa, a 1,000 brahmanas should be fed. Unto each of them should be presented a cow accompanied with a piece of gold. Half of this should be presented to each poor man, O king.

"The above are the contents of the Eighteen Parvas. The number of slokas contained in the Harivansa is twelve thousand." These are the contents of the section called Parva-sangraha. Sauti continued, "Eighteen Akshauhinis of troops came together for battle. The encounter that ensued was terrible and lasted for eighteen days.

The Harivansa says, "An abode-without birds is like a meat without seasoning." Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.

"'Upon the conclusion of all the Parvas, the house-holder of wisdom should give unto the reciter a copy of the Mahabharata with a piece of gold. When the Harivansa Parva is being recited, Brahmanas should be fed with frumenty at each successive Parana, O king.

The Harivansa says, "An abode without birds is like a meat without seasoning." Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.

The implication is that the Pandavas have not been granted ultimate salvation i.e. final release from living but have reached the important transitional level of 'the heaven of the doers of good deeds. They have also been granted the limited status of petty gods. Harivansa, 'the Genealogy of Krishna' but more literally, 'the Genealogy of Hari, a synonym for Vishnu.

This appendix was called the Harivansa or Genealogy of Krishna and in it were provided all those details so manifestly wanting in the epic itself. The exact nature of Krishna is explained the circumstances of his birth, his youth and childhood, the whole being welded into a coherent scheme.