The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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at him.  Those shafts passing through the body of that hero, entered the earth.  Deeply pierced those shafts sped in battle from Gandiva, Sudakshina pierced Arjuna in return with ten shafts winged with Kanka feathers.  And piercing Vasudeva with three shafts, he once more pierced Partha with five.  Then, O sire, Partha, cutting off Sudakshina’s bow, lopped off the latter’s standard.  And the son of Pandu pierced his antagonist with a couple of broad-headed arrows of great sharpness.  Sudakshina, however, piercing Partha once more with three arrows, uttered a leonine shout.  Then the brave Sudakshina, filled with wrath, hurled at the wielder of Gandiva a terrible dart made wholly of iron and decked with bells.  That dart blazing as a large meteor, and emitting sparks of fire, approaching that mighty car-warrior pierced him through and fell down on the earth.  Deeply struck by that dart and overcome with a swoon, Arjuna soon enough recovered.  Then that hero of mighty energy, licking the corners of his mouth, that son of Pandu, of inconceivable feats, pierced his foe, along with his steeds, standard, bow, and charioteer, with four and ten shafts winged with Kanka feathers.  With other arrows, countless in number, Partha then cut Sudakshina’s car into fragments.  And then the son of Pandu pierced Sudakshina, the prince of the Kamvojas, whose purpose and prowess had both been baffled, with a sharp arrow in the chest.  Then the brave prince of the Kamvojas, his coat of mail cut off, his limbs weakened, his diadem and Angadas displaced, fell head downwards, like a pole of Indra when hurled from an engine.  Like a beautiful Karnikara tree in the spring, gracefully growing on a mountain summit with beautiful branches, lying on the earth when uprooted by the wind, the prince of the Kamvojas lay on the bare ground deprived of life, though deserving of the costliest bed, decked with costly ornaments.  Handsome, possessed of eyes that were of a coppery hue, and bearing on his head a garland of gold, endued with the effulgence of fire, the mighty-armed Sudakshina, the son of the ruler of the Kamvojas, overthrown by Partha with his shafts, and lying on the earth, reft of fife, looked resplendent like a beautiful mountain with a level top.  Then all the troops of thy son fled away, beholding Srutayudha, and Sudakshina the prince of the Kamvojas, slain.’”


“Sanjaya said, ’Upon the fall of Sudakshina and of the heroic Srutayudha, O monarch, thy warriors, filled with wrath, rushed with speed at Partha.  The Abhishahas, the Surasenas, the Sivis, the Vasatis began, O king, to scatter their arrowy showers on Dhananjaya.  The son of Pandu then consumed by means of his arrows six hundred of them at once.  Thereupon, those warriors, terrified, fled away like smaller animals from a tiger.  Rallying, they once more surrounded Partha, who was slaying his foes and vanquishing them in battle.  Dhananjaya then,

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