KING Sagara waited in vain for the return of the princes who had gone in search
of the sacrificial horse.
After some days he called his grandson,
Amsumaan, and said: "I am anxious to know what has happened to the princes who went
to Pawaala. You are brave; go thither, well-armed I find out what has happened and come
back crowned with success."
Amsumaan went closely following the path of
the princes and reached the nether world where he saw and paid salutations to the
mighty elephants standing guard at the four quarters. These guardians of the quarters
uttered encouraging words and said he would succeed in his mission.