The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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“When Satwata’s weapons were exhausted during his engagement with Bhurisravas, Vasudeva said unto Arjuna, ’Behold that foremost of all bowmen, viz., Satyaki, engaged in battle, deprived of car.  He hath entered the Bharata host, having pierced through it, following in thy wake, O son of Pandu!  He hath fought with all the Bharata warriors of great energy.  The giver of large sacrificial presents, viz., Bhurisravas, hath encountered that foremost of warriors while tired with fatigue.  Desirous of battle, Bhurisravas is about to encounter.  Then that warrior invincible in battle, viz., Bhurisravas, excited with wrath, vigorously struck Satyaki, O king, like an infuriated elephant striking an infuriated compeer.  Those two foremost of warriors, both upon their cars, and both excited with wrath, fought on, king, Kesava, and Arjuna witnessing their encounter.  Then the mighty-armed Krishna, addressing Arjuna, said, ’Behold, that tiger among the Vrishnis and the Andhakas has succumbed to Somadatta’s son.  Having achieved the most difficult feats, exhausted with exertion, he hath been deprived of his car.  O Arjuna, protect Satyaki, thy heroic disciple.  See that foremost of men may not, for thy sake, O tiger among men, succumb to Bhurisravas, devoted to sacrifices.  O puissant one, speedily do what is needed.’  Dhananjaya, with a cheerful heart addressing Vasudeva, said, ’Behold, that bull amongst the Rurus and that foremost one among the Vrishnis are sporting with each other, like a huge elephant mad with rage sporting with a mighty lion in the forest.  While Dhananjaya the son of Pandu was thus speaking, loud cries of oh and alas arose among the troops, O bull of Bharata’s race, since the mighty-armed Bhurisravas, exerting vigorously struck Satyaki and brought him down upon the ground.  And like a lion dragging an elephant, that foremost one of Kuru’s race, viz., Bhurisravas, that giver of profuse presents at sacrifices, dragging that foremost one amongst the Satwatas, looked resplendent in that battle.  Then Bhurisravas in that encounter, drawing his sword from the scabbard, seized Satyaki by the hair of his head and struck him at the chest with his feet.  Bhurisravas then was about to cut off from Satyaki’s trunk his head decked with ear-rings.  For sometime, the Satwata hero rapidly whirled his head with the arm of Bhurisravas that held it by the hair, like a potter’s wheel whirled round with the staff.  Beholding Satwata thus dragged in battle by Bhurisravas.  Vasudeva once more, O king, addressed Arjuna and said, ’Behold, that tiger among the Vrishnis and the Andhakas, that disciple of thine, O mighty-armed one, not inferior to thee in bowmanship, hath succumbed to Somadatta’s son.  O Partha, since Bhurisravas is thus prevailing over the Vrishni hero, Satyaki, of prowess incapable of being baffled, the very name of the latter is about to be falsified.[168] Thus addressed by Vasudeva the mighty-armed son of Pandu, mentally worshipped Bhurisravas

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