Sri bhIshma uvAcha
iti matir upakalpitA vitRushNA
bhagavati sAtvatapungave vibhUmni |
svasukhamupagate kvachid vihartum
prakrRuti mupeyushi yad bhava pravAha: ||1||
In Kurukshetra, after the Mahabharata war was over , Yudhishtira questioned Bhishma who was lying on a bed of arrows, on various Dharmas (duties, sacred obligations, conduct) and their secrets in the presence of the assembled sages. While Bhishma was expounding on the various duties, that sacred time UttarAyana(when sun changes its course towards North) came to ascend- Time that Yogis, who can give up their body at their will, await for.
Bhishma stopped his speech and fixed his mind free from any attachment on Lord Sri Krishna who possessed four arms and was clad in yellow silk and was ..