blessed the newly crowned Yudhishthira and bade him farewell with these words:
'My brother Pandu made this kingdom prosperous.
May you prove a worthy heir to his renown! King Pandu delighted in abiding bymy advice.
Love me in the same manner. My sons are wicked and proud.
I have made this settlement so that there may
be no strifeor hatred between you. Go to Khandavaprastha and make it your capital. Our
ancestors Pururavas, Nahusha and Yayati ruled the kingdom from there.
That was our ancient capital. Re-establish that
and be famous." In this manner Dhritarashtra spoke affectionately to
The Pandavas renovated that ruined city built
palaces and forts and renamed it Indraprastha, and it grew in wealth and beauty and became
the admiration of the world.
The Pandavas ruled there happily for thirty-
six years with their mother and Draupadi, never straying from the path of dharma.