The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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of the hue of lotus-leaves and with eyes of pure white, proceeded (against Drona).  Beautiful steeds of the Kamvoja breed, decked with the feathers of the green parrot, bearing Nakula, quickly ran towards thy army.  Dark steeds of the clouds wrathfully bore Uttamaujas, O Bharata, to battle, against the invincible Drona, standing with arrows aimed.  Steeds, fleet as the wind, and of variegated hue, bore Sahadeva with upraised weapons to that fierce battle.  Of great impetuosity, and possessed of the fleetness of the wind, steeds of the ivory hue and having black manes on the neck, bore Yudhishthira, that tiger among men.  And many warriors followed Yudhishthira, borne on their steeds, decked in trappings of gold and all fleet as the wind.  Behind the king was the royal chief of the Panchalas, viz., Drupada, with a golden umbrella over his head and himself protected by all those soldiers (that followed Yudhishthira).  That great bowman among all the kings, viz., Sautabhi, proceeded, borne by beautiful steeds capable of bearing every noise.  Accompanied by all the great car-warriors, Virata quickly followed the former.  The Kaikeyas and Sikhandin, and Dhrishtaketu, surrounded by their respective troops, followed the ruler of Matsyas.  Excellent steeds of the (pale red) hue of trumpet-flowers, looked exceedingly beautiful as they bore Virata.  Fleet steeds of yellow colour and decked in chains of gold, bore with great speed the son (Uttara) of that slayer of foes, viz., Virata, the royal chief of the Matsyas.  The five Kekaya brothers were borne by steeds of deep red hue.  Of the splendour of gold and owning standards of the red hue, and decked with chains of gold, all of them heroes, accomplished in battle, they proceeded, clad in mail, and showering arrows like the very clouds.  Excellent steeds, the gift of Tumvuru, of the hue of unbaked earthen pots, bore Sikhandin, the Panchala prince of immeasurable energy.  Altogether, twelve thousand mighty car-warriors of the Panchala race proceeded to battle.  Of these, six thousand followed Sikhandin.  Sportive steeds, O sire, of the dappled hue of the antelope, bore the son of Sisupal, that tiger among men.  That bull among the Chedis, viz., Dhrishtaketu, endued with great strength, and difficult of being vanquished in battle, proceeded, borne by Kamvoja steeds of variegated hue.  Excellent steeds of the Sindhu breed, of beautiful limbs, and of the hue of the smoke of straw, quickly bore the Kaikeya prince, Vrihatkshatra.  Possessed of eyes of pure white, of the hue of the lotus, born in the country of the Valhikas, and decked with ornaments, bore Sikhandin’s son, the brave Kshatradeva.[44] Decked in trappings of gold, and possessed of the hue of red silk, quiet steeds bore Senavindu, that chastiser of foes, to battle.  Excellent steeds of the hue of cranes, bore to battle the youthful and delicate son of the king of the Kasis, that mighty car-warrior.  White steeds with black necks, endued with the speed of
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