The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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prowess incapable of being baffled, invoking a mighty weapon, pierced Drona with keen-pointed arrows.  And Satyajit shot at Drona’s charioteer five arrows, fatal as snake-poison and each looking like Death himself.  The charioteer, thus struck, became deprived of his senses.  Then Satyajit quickly Pierced Drona’s steeds with ten shafts; and filled with rage, he next pierced each of his Parshni drivers with ten shafts.  And then he coursed at the head of his troops on his car in a circular motion.  Excited with wrath, he cut off the standard of Drona, that crushers of foes Drona then, that chastiser of foes, beholding these feats of his foe in battle, mentally resolved to despatch him to the other world.[37] The Preceptor, cutting off Satyajit’s bow with arrow fixed thereon, quickly pierced him with ten arrows capable of penetrating into the very vitals.  Thereupon, the valiant Satyajit, quickly taking up another bow, struck Drona, O king, with thirty arrows winged with the feathers of the Kanka bird.  Beholding Drona (thus) encountered in battle by Satyajit, the Pandayas, O king, shouted in joy and waved their garments.  Then the mighty Vrika, O king, excited with great wrath, pierced Drona in the centre of the chest with sixty arrows.  That feat seemed highly wonderful., Then that mighty car-warrior, viz., Drona, of great impetuosity, covered with the arrowy showers (of his foes) opened his eyes wide and mustered all his energy.  Then cutting off the bows of both Satyajit and Vrika, Drona, with six shafts slew Vrika with his charioteer and steeds.  Then Satyajit, taking up another bow that was tougher, pierced Drona with his steeds, his charioteer, and his standard.  Thus afflicted in battle by the prince of the Panchalas, Drona could not brook that act.  For the destruction then of his foe, he quickly shot his arrows (at him).  Drona then covered with incessant showers of arrows his antagonist’s steeds and standards as also the handle of his bow, and both his Parshni drivers.  But though his bows were (thus) repeatedly cut off, the prince of the Panchalas conversant with the highest weapons continued to battle with him of red steeds.  Beholding Satyajit swell with energy in that dreadful combat, Drona cut off that illustrious warrior’s head with a crescent-shaped arrow.[38] Upon the slaughter of that foremost of combatants, that mighty car-warrior among the Panchalas, Yudhishthira, from fear of Drona, fled away, (borne) by fleet steeds.  Then the Panchalas, the Kekayas, the Matsyas, the Chedis, the Karushas and the Kosalas, seeing Drona, rushed at him, desirous of rescuing Yudhishthira.  The Preceptor, however, that slayer of large numbers of foes, desirous of seizing Yudhishthira, began to consume those divisions, like fire consuming heaps of cotton.  Then Satanika, the younger brother of the ruler of the Matsyas, rushed at Drona who was thus engaged in incessantly destroying those divisions (of the Pandava host).  And Satanika, piercing Drona along with his driver and steeds with
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