The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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of both thy army and of the foe all stood as spectators.  And those mighty car-warriors, shooting diverse kinds of weapons and roaring at one another, smote one another fiercely.  With wrath engendered in their breasts, desirous of slaying one another, they uttered fierce shouts, challenging one another.  And jealous of one another, O king, those kinsfolk united together, encountered one another wrathfully, shooting mighty weapons.  And wonderful to say, Duryodhana, excited with rage, pierced Dhrishtadyumna in that battle with four sharp shafts.  And Durmarshana pierced him with twenty, and Chitrasena with five, and Durmukha with nine, and Dussaha with seven, and Vivinsati with five, and Dussasana with three shafts.  Then, O great king, that scorcher of foes, viz., Prishata’s son, pierced each of them in return with five and twenty shafts, displaying his lightness of hand.  And Abhimanyu, O Bharata, pierced Satyavrata and Purumitra each with ten shafts.  Then the son of Madri, those delighters of their mother, covered their uncle with showers of sharp arrows.  And all this seemed wonderful.  Then, O monarch, Salya covered his nephews, those two foremost of car-warriors desirous of counteracting their uncle’s feats, with arrows, but the sons of Madri wavered not.  Then the mighty Bhimasena, the son of Pandu, beholding Duryodhana and desirous of ending the strife, took up his mace.  And beholding the mighty-armed Bhimasena with upraised mace and looking like the crested Kailasa mount, thy sons fled away in terror.  Duryodhana, however, excited with wrath, urged the Magadha division consisting of ten thousand elephants of great activity.  Accompanied by that elephant division and placing the ruler of Magadha before him, king Duryodhana advanced towards Bhimasena.  Beholding that elephant division advancing towards him, Vrikodara, mace in hand, jumped down from his car, uttering a loud roar like that of a lion.  And armed with that mighty mace which was endued with great weight and strength of adamant, he rushed towards that elephant division, like the Destroyer himself with wide open mouth.  And the mighty-armed Bhimasena endued with great strength, slaying elephants with his mace, wandered over the field, like the slayer of Vritra among the Danava host.  And with the loud shouts of the roaring Bhima, shouts that made the mind and the heart to tremble with fear, the elephants, crouching close, lost all power of motion.  Then the sons of Draupadi, and that mighty car-warrior, the son of Subhadra, and Nakula and Sahadeva, and Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata’s race, protecting Bhima’s rear, rushed behind him, checking all by scattering their arrowy showers like the very clouds pouring rain on the mountain breast.  And those Pandava warriors struck off the heads of their foes battling from the backs of elephants, with well-tempered and keen-edged shafts of diverse forms.[380] And the heads (of elephant-riders), and arms decked with ornaments, and hands with iron-hooks in grasp,
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