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Thus endeth the section called Parva-sangraha of the Adi Parva of the blessed Mahabharata. Sauti said, "Janamejaya, the son of Parikshit, was, with his brothers, attending his long sacrifice on the plains of Kurukshetra. His brothers were three, Srutasena, Ugrasena, and Bhimasena. And belaboured by the brothers of Janamejaya, he ran away to his mother, crying in pain.

"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.

Thus endeth the section called Parva-sangraha of the Adi Parva of the blessed Mahabharata. Sauti said, "Janamejaya, the son of Parikshit, was, with his brothers, attending his long sacrifice on the plains of Kurukshetra. His brothers were three, Srutasena, Ugrasena, and Bhimasena. And belaboured by the brothers of Janamejaya, he ran away to his mother, crying in pain.

"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.