The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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Then those two tigers among men, both inflamed with rage, and both resembling fire encountered each other like two tigers endued with great activity.  Kritavarman pierced Sini’s grandson with six and twenty whetted arrows of keen points, and the latter’s driver with five arrows.  And skilled in battle, the son of Hridika pierced, with four mighty shafts, the four excellent and well-broken steeds of Satyaki that were of the Sindhu breed.  Owning a standard decked with gold, and adorned with golden mail, Kritavarman, shaking his formidable bow, whose staff was decked with gold, thus checked, Yuyudhana with shafts equipped with golden wings.  Then the grandson of Sini, desirous of seeing Dhananjaya, sped with great activity eight arrows at Kritavarman.  That scorcher of foes, then, deeply pierced by that mighty foe,—­that invincible warrior,—­began to tremble like a hill during an earthquake.  After this, Satyaki, of prowess incapable of being baffled, speedily pierced Kritavarman’s four steeds with three and sixty keen arrows, and his driver also with seven.  Indeed, Satyaki, then aiming another arrow of golden wings, that emitted blazing flames and resembled an angry snake, or the rod of the Destroyer himself, pierced Kritavarman.  That terrible arrow, penetrating through his antagonist’s effulgent armour decked with gold, entered the earth, dyed with blood.  Afflicted with the shafts of Satwata, and bathed in blood in that battle, Kritavarman throwing aside his bow with arrow, fell upon his car.  That lion-toothed hero of immeasurable prowess, that bull among men, afflicted by Satyaki with his arrows, fell on his knees upon the terrace of his car.  Having thus resisted Kritavarman who resembled the thousand-armed Arjuna of old, or Ocean himself of immeasurable might, Satyaki proceeded onwards.  Passing through Kritavarman’s division bristling with swords and darts and bows, and abounding in elephants and steeds and cars, and out of the ground rendered awful in consequence of the blood shed by foremost Kshatriyas numbering by hundreds, that bull among the Sinis proceeded onwards in the very sight of all the troops, like the slayer of Vritra through the Asura array.  Meanwhile, the mighty son of Hridika, taking up another huge bow, stayed where he was, resisting Pandavas in battle.’”


“Sanjaya said, ’While the (Kuru) host was shaken by the grandson of Sini in these places (through which he proceeded), the son of Bharadwaja covered him with a dense shower of arrows.  The encounter that then took place between Drona and Satwata in the very sight of all the troops was extremely fierce, like that between Vali and Vasava (in days of old).  Then Drona pierced the grandson of Sini on the forehead with three beautiful arrows made entirely of iron and resembling’ snakes of virulent poison.  Thus pierced on the forehead with those straight shafts, Yuyudhana, O king, looked beautiful like a mountain

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