The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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Satyaki (in return) with nine shafts, and once more, quickly, with thirty, in his arms and chest.  Then that great bowman Of the Satwata race, possessed of great fame, deeply pierced by Drona’s son, pierced the latter (in return) with arrows.  The mighty car-warrior Paurava, covering Dhrishtaketu in that battle with his shafts, mangled that great bowman exceedingly.  The mighty car-warrior Dhrishtaketu, endued with great strength, quickly pierced the former with thirty arrows.  Then the mighty car-warrior Paurava cut off Dhrishtaketu’s bow, and uttering a loud shout, pierced him with whetted shafts.  Dhrishtaketu then taking up another bow, pierced Paurava, O king, with three and seventy shafts of great sharpness.  Those two great bowmen and mighty car-warriors, both of gigantic stature, pierced each other with showers of arrows.  Each succeeded in cutting off the other’s bow, and each slew the other’s steeds.  And both of them, thus deprived of their cars, then encountered each other in a battle with swords.  And each took up a beautiful shield made of bull’s hide and docked with a hundred moons and graced with a hundred stars.  And each of them also took up a polished sword of brilliant lustre.  And thus equipt, they rushed, O king at each other, like two lions in the deep forest, both seeking the companionship of the same lioness in her season.  They wheeled in beautiful circles, advanced and retreated, and displayed other movements, seeking to strike each other.  Then Paurava, excited with wrath, addressed Dhrishtaketu, saying—­Wait, Wait,—­and struck him on the frontal bone with that large scimitar of his.  The king of the Chedis also, in that battle, struck Paurava, that bull among men, on his shoulder-joint, with his large scimitar of sharp edge.  Those two repressors of foes thus encountering each other in dreadful battle and thus striking each other, O king, both fell down on the field.  Then thy son Jayatsena, taking Paurava up on his car, removed him from the field of battle on that vehicle.  And as regards Dhrishtaketu, the valiant and heroic Sahadeva, the son of Madri, possessed of great prowess, bore him away from the field.

“Chitrasena, having pierced Susarman with many arrows made wholly of iron, once more pierced him with sixty arrows and once more with nine.  Susarman, however, excited with wrath in battle, pierced thy son, O king, with hundreds of arrows.  Chitrasena then, O monarch, excited with rage, pierced his adversary with thirty straight shafts.  Susarman, however, pierced Chitrasena again in return.[480]

“In that battle for the destruction of Bhishma, Subhadra’s son, enhancing his fame and honour, fought with prince Vrihadvala, putting forth his prowess for aiding (his sire) Partha and then proceeded towards Bhishma’s front.  The ruler of the Kosalas, having pierced the son of Arjuna with five shafts made of iron, once more pierced him with twenty straight shafts.  Then the son of Subhadra pierced the ruler

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