The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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Satyaki, that foremost one of Madhu’s race, smiling the while, cut off, with a pair of razor-faced arrows, the two arms, decked with ornaments, of Jalasandha.  Thereupon, those two arms, looking like a couple of spiked maces, fell down from that foremost of elephants, like a couple of five-headed snakes falling down from a Mountain.  And then, with a third razor-headed arrow, Satyaki cut off his antagonist’s large head endued with beautiful teeth and adorned with a pair of beautiful ear-rings.  The headless and armless trunk, of fearful aspect, dyed Jalasandha’s elephant with blood.  Having slain Jalasandha, in battle, Satwata quickly felled the wooden structure, O king, from that elephant’s back.  Bathed in blood, the elephant of Jalasandha bore that costly seat, hanging down from his back.  And afflicted with the arrows of Satwata, the huge beast crushed friendly ranks as it ran wildly, uttering fierce cries of pain.  Then, O sire, wails of woe arose among thy troops, at the sight of Jalasandha slain by that bull among the Vrishnis.  Thy warriors then, turning their faces, fled away in all directions.  Indeed, despairing of success over the foe, they set their hearts on flight.  Mean. while, O king, Drona, that foremost of all wielders of bows, approached the mighty car-warrior Yuyudhana, borne by his swift coursers.  Many bulls among the Kurus, beholding Sini’s grandson swelling (with rage-and pride), rushed at him with fury, accompanied by Drona.  Then commenced a battle, O king, between the Kurus and Drona (on one side) and Yuyudhana (on the other), that resembled the awful battle of old between the gods and the Asuras.’”


“Sanjaya said, ’Shooting clouds of arrows, all those warriors, accomplished in smiting, carefully, O monarch, encountered Yuyudhana.  Drona struck him with seven and seventy shafts of great keenness.  And Durmarshana struck him with a dozen, Duhsasana, struck him with ten shafts.  And Vikarna also pierced him on the left side as also on the centre of the chest with thirty keen shafts equipped with Kanka feathers.  And Durmukha struck him with ten shafts, and Duhsasana with eight, Chitrasena, O sire, pierced him with a couple of shafts.  And Duryodhana, O king, and many other heroes, afflicted that mighty car-warrior with dense showers of shafts in that battle.  Though checked on all sides by those mighty car-warriors, viz., thy sons, Yuyudhana of Vrishni’s race pierced each of them separately with his straight shafts.  Indeed, he pierced the son of Bharadwaja with three shafts, and Duhsasana with nine, and Vikarna with five and twenty, and Chitrasena with seven, and Durmarshana with a dozen, and Vivinsati with eight, and Satyavrata with nine, and Vijaya with ten shafts.  And having pierced Rukmangada also that mighty car-warrior, viz., Satyaki, shaking his bow, speedily proceeded against thy son (Duryodhana).  And Yuyudhana, in the sight of all men, deeply pierced

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