YUDHISHTHIRA put on the garb of a sanyasin. Arjuna transformed himself
into a eunuch. Others also disguised them- selves but no disguise could take away their
natural charm, grace and nobility of mien.
When they went to King Virata seeking service, they seemed to him born
to command and rule rather than to serve, and he hesitated, at first, to engage them in
service but yielding to their urgent solicitations, he finally appointed them to the
places they sought of him.
Yudhishthira became the king's companion and spent hit days in playing
dice with him. Bhima worked as the chief of the cooks. He also entertained the king by
wrestling with the reputed men of might whom came to the court, and by control ling wild
Arjuna assumed the name of Brihannala and taught dancing, singing and
instrumental music to Princess Uttara, the daughter of Virata, and the ladies. Nakula
looked after the horses and Sahadeva looked after the cows and the bulls.