I read a story of Suvarchala from Mahabharata in the Telugu language. But I cannot able to find the same in this English translation.

The following is the storyline

There was a viprarshi named Devala. Suvarchala is his daughter. After coming to young age, Suvarchala asks her father to search for a blind husband who can able to see. After some discussion with her daughter, Devala asks his disciples to search for a groom. Many Brahmins assembled for swayamwara. Suvarchala announced her condition. All the participants felt it was a nuisance and left. But afterward, after hearing it from others, Swethakethu came for marrying her. Suvarchala and Swethakethu have a Vedantic discussion. Suvarchala accepted Swethakethu as her husband. They spend their life peacefully and finally attained moksha.

In the Mahabharata I read in Telugu, this chapter is present in the Mokshadharma Parva. Although I presented it in a very concise form, it is large enough.

I want to know whether it is present in any English-translated versions of Mahabharata. Along with it, are there any other scriptures that contain the story of Suvarchala and Swethakethu?

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This story is only their in southern edition. KMG follows northern edition. This story can be found in Gita press Mahabharata Santi Parva 220.

  • But I am asking for the English version.
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 11:47
  • So, it does not have any English translation yet?
    – hanugm
    Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 11:49
  • @hanugm I don't know about any English translation of southern edition. Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 12:11
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    @hanugm I am trying to search the Sanskrit verses in northern edition Commented Jul 14, 2022 at 12:11

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