The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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of mighty men, with his sharp sword cut that fierce shower of arrows coming towards him.  Then the son of Drona cut into pieces that resplendent and beautiful shield decked with a hundred moons and then that sword also of Sikhandin.  And he pierced the latter’s person also, O king, with a large number of winged arrows.  Then Sikhandin, whirling the fragment (in his hand) of that sword of his which had been cut off by Aswatthaman with his arrows and which resembled a blazing snake, quickly hurled it at him.  The son of Drona however, displaying in that battle the lightness of his arms, cut off that (broken blade) coming impetuously towards him and resembling in splendour the fire that blazeth forth at the end of the Yuga.  And he pierced Sikhandin himself with innumerable arrows made of iron.  Then Sikhandin, O King, exceedingly afflicted with those whetted arrows, speedily mounted on the car of (Satyaki) that high-souled scion of Madhu’s race.  Then Satyaki, excited with rage, pierced in that battle, with his terrible shafts the cruel Rakshasa Alamvusha on all sides.  That prince of Rakshasas then, O Bharata, cut off in that combat Satyaki’s bow with a crescent-shaped arrow and pierced Satyaki also with many shafts.  And creating by his Rakshasa powers an illusion, he covered Satyaki with showers of arrows.  But wonderful was the prowess that we then beheld of the grandson of Sini, inasmuch as struck with those whetted shafts he betrayed no fear.  On the other hand, O Bharata, that son of Vrishni’s race applied (with Mantras) the Aindra weapon, which that illustrious hero of Madhu’s race had obtained from Vijaya.[413] That weapon, consuming into ashes that Demoniac illusion, covered Alamvusha all over with terrible shafts, like a mass of clouds covering the mountain-breast with torrents of rain in the rainy season.  Thereupon the Rakshasa, thus afflicted by that hero of Madhu’s race, fled away in fear, avoiding Satyaki in battle.  Then the grandson of Sini, having vanquished that prince of Rakshasas who was incapable of being vanquished by Maghavat himself, uttered a loud roar in the very sight of all thy troops.  And Satyaki, of prowess incapable of being baffled, then began to slay thy troops with innumerable shafts whereupon the latter fled away in fear.

“Meanwhile, O monarch, Dhrishtadyumna, the mighty son of Drupada, covered thy royal son in battle with innumerable straight shafts.  While, however, O Bharata, Dhrishtadyumna was thus shrouding him with his shafts, thy royal son was neither agitated nor struck with fear.  On the other hand, he speedily pierced Dhrishtadyumna in that battle (first) with sixty and (then) with thirty shafts.  And all these seemed highly wonderful.  Then the commander of the Pandava army, O Bharata, excited with wrath cut off his bow.  And that mighty car-warrior then slew in that combat the four steeds of thy son, and also pierced him with seven shafts of the keenest points.  Thereupon (thy son), that mighty-armed

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