The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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on Dhananjaya and Vasudeva.  Beholding then that battle between Drona and the son of Pandu, Vasudeva of great intelligence began to reflect upon the accomplishment of the (important) task.  Then Vasudeva, addressing Dhananjaya, said these words:  ’O Partha, O thou of mighty arms, we should not waste time.  We must go on, avoiding Drona, for a more important task awaits us.  In reply Partha said unto Krishna, O Kesava, as thou pleasest!  Then keeping the mighty-armed Drona to their right, Arjuna proceeded onwards.  Turning his face round, Vibhatsu proceeded, shooting his shafts.  Then Drona, addressing Arjuna, said, Whither dost thou proceed, O son of Pandu!  Is it not true that thou ceasest not (to fight) till thou hast vanquished thy foe?’

“Arjuna answered, ’Thou art my preceptor and not my foe.  I am thy disciple and, therefore, like to thy son.  Nor is there the man in the whole world who can vanquish thee in battle.’

“Sanjaya continued, ’Saying these words, the mighty-armed Vibhatsu, desirous of slaying Jayadratha, quickly proceeded against the (Kaurava) troops.  And while he penetrated into thy army, those high-souled princes of Panchala, viz., Yudhamanyu, and Uttamaujas, followed him as the protector of his wheels.  Then, O King, Jaya, and Kritavarman of the Satwata race, and the ruler of the Kamvojas, and Srutayus, began to oppose the progress of Dhananjaya.  And these had ten thousand car-warriors for their followers.  The Abhishahas, the Surasenas, the Sivis, the Vasatis, the Mavellakas, the Lilithyas, the Kaikeyas, the Madrakas, the Narayana Gopalas, and the various tribes of the Kamvojas who had before been vanquished by Karna, all of whom were regarded as very brave, placing Bharadwaja’s son at their head, and becoming regardless of their lives, rushed towards Arjuna, for resisting that angry hero, burning with grief on account of the death of his son, that warrior resembling all-destroying Death himself, clad in mail, conversant with all modes of warfare, prepared to throw away his life in thick of battle,—­that mighty bowman of great prowess, that tiger among men,—­who resembled an infuriate leader of elephantine herd, and who seemed ready to devour the whole hostile army.  The battle then that commenced was exceedingly fierce and made the hair stand on end, between all those combatants on the one side and Arjuna on the other.  And all of them, uniting together, began to resist that bull among men, advancing for the slaughter of Jayadratha, like medicines resisting a raging disease.’”


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