The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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at Bhishma’s car.  Thy sire Devavrata then, in that battle, cut off that dart in twain before it could reach him, and thereupon it fell down on the earth.  Then that bull among men, Bhimasena, taking up a heavy and mighty mace made of Saikya iron speedily jumped down from his car.  And Dhrishtadyumna quickly taking up that foremost of car-warriors on his own car, took away, in the very sight of all the combatants, that renowned warrior.  And Satyaki then from desire of doing what was agreeable to Bhima, felled with his shaft the charioteer of the reverend Kuru grand-sire.  Upon his charioteer being slain, that foremost of car-warriors, Bhishma, was borne away from the field of battle by his steeds with the speed of the wind.  And when that mighty car-warrior was (thus) taken away from the field, Bhimasena then, O monarch, blazed up like a mighty fire while consuming dry grass.  And slaying all the Kalingas, he stayed in the midst of the troops, and none, O bull of Bharata’s race, of thy side ventured to withstand him.  And worshipped by the Panchalas and the Matsyas, O bull of Bharata’s race, he embraced Dhrishtadyumna and then approached Satyaki.  And Satyaki, the tiger among the Yadus, of prowess incapable of being baffled, then gladdening Bhimasena, said unto him, in the presence of Dhrishtadyumna, (these words).  ’By good luck the king of the Kalingas, and Ketumat, the prince of the Kalingas, and Sakradeva also of that country and all the Kalingas, have been slain in battle.  With the might and prowess of thy arms, by thee alone, hath been crushed the very large division of the Kalingas that abounded with elephants and steeds and cars, and with noble warriors, and heroic combatants.’  Having said this, the long-armed grandson of Sini, that chastiser of foes, quickly getting upon his car, embraced the son of Pandu.  And then that mighty car-warrior, coming back to his own car, began to slay thy troops excited with rage and strengthening (the hands of) Bhima.


Sanjaya said, “When the forenoon of that day had passed away, O Bharata, and when the destruction of cars, elephants, steeds, foot-soldiers and horse-soldiers, proceeded on, the prince of Panchala engaged himself in battle with these three mighty car-warriors, viz., Drona’s son, Salya, and the high-souled Kripa.  And the mighty heir of Panchala’s king with many sharp shafts, slew the steeds of Drona’s son that were celebrated over all the world.  Deprived then of his animals, Drona’s son quickly getting up on Salya’s car, showered his shafts on the hair of the Panchala king.  And beholding Dhrishtadyumna engaged in battle with Drona’s son, the son of Subhadra, O Bharata, quickly came up scattering his sharp arrows.  And, O bull of Bharata’s race, he pierced Salya with five and twenty, and Kripa with nine arrows, and Aswatthaman with eight.  Drona’s son, however, quickly pierced Arjuna’s son with many winged arrows, and Salya pierced him

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