The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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at the arms and chest of the ruler of Madras.  And as regards the other great bowmen, he pierced each of them in that battle With three straight arrows, and then uttered a loud roar like that of a lion.  Each of those great bowmen then, exerting himself with vigour, deeply Pierced that son of Pandu skilled in battle, with three arrows in his vitals.  That mighty bowman viz., Bhimasena, though pierced deeply, trembled not (but stood still) like a mountain drenched with torrents of rain by showering clouds.  Then that mighty car-warrior of the Pandavas, filled with wrath, that celebrated hero, deeply, pierced the ruler of the Madras with three arrows.  And he pierced the ruler of the Pragjyotishas, O king, in that battle, with a hundred arrows.  Of great renown, he then pierced Kripa with many arrows, and then, displaying great dexterity, he cut off with a keen-edged shaft the bow, with arrow fixed thereon, of the high-souled Kritavarman.  Then Kritavarman, that scorcher of foes, taking up another bow, struck Vrikodara between his eyebrows with a long arrow.  Bhima, however, in that battle, having pierced Salya with nine arrows made wholly of iron, and Bhagadatta with three, and Kritavarman with eight, pierced each of the others with Gautama at their head, with two arrows.  Those warriors also, in return, pierced him, O king, with sharp-pointed shafts.  Though thus afflicted by those mighty car-warriors with all kinds of weapons, yet, regarding them all as straw, he coursed on the field without any anxiety.  Those foremost of car-warriors (on the other hand), with great coolness, sped at Bhima sharp-pointed arrows by hundreds and thousands.  The heroic and mighty Bhagadatta then, in that battle, hurled at him a dart of fierce impetuosity furnished with a golden staff.  And the Sindhu king, of strong arms, hurled at him a lance and an axe.  And Kripa, O king, hurled at him a Sataghni, and Salya an arrow.  And the other great bowmen each sped at him five arrows with great force.  The son of the Wind-god then cut off, with a sharp shaft, that lance in twain.  And he cut off that axe also with three shafts, as if it were a sesame stalk.  And with five shafts winged with the feathers of the Kanka bird, he cut that Sataghni into fragments.  That mighty car-warrior then, having cut off the arrow sped by the ruler of the Madras, forcibly cut off the dart sped by Bhagadatta in that battle.  As regards the other fierce shafts, Bhimasena, proud of his feats in battle, cut them each into three fragments by means of his own straight shafts.  And he struck each of those great bowmen also with three shafts.  Then Dhananjaya, during the progress of that dreadful battle, beholding the mighty car-warrior Bhima striking the foe and battling (against many) with his arrows, came thither on his car.  Then those bulls among men, of thy army, beholding those two high-souled sons of Pandu together, gave up all hopes of victory.  Then Arjuna, desirous of slaying Bhishma, placing Sikhandin before him,
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