Reverently saluting them in this heroic fashion, be left them and pursued
Duryo- dhana. Arjuna reached the place where the cows were gathered and put to rout the
He then turned to the cowherds and asked them to take the cows to the
byres, which they did with great rejoicing. Arjuna then pursued Duryodhana. Seeing
this,Bhishma and the otherKaurava warriors rushed to the rescue and, surrounding Arjuna,
sent forth arrows against him.
Arjuna carried on a wonderful, fight. First, he made at Karna and drove
him from the battlefield. After that, he attacked and defeated Drona. Seeing Drona
standing spent' with fatigue, Aswatthama joined in the fight and attacked Arjuna, which
gave Arjuna an opportunity of letting Drona with draw from the field.
Then, there ensued a bitter struggle between Aswatthama and Arjuna.
When Aswatthama grew weary, Kripa relieved him and maintained the attack against Arjuna.
But Kripa also sustained defeat and the whole army was routed and fled
in fear. Though rallied and brought back to the attack by Bhishma, Drona and others, there
was no fight left in them, and finally, they left the field, after a glorious fight
between Bhishma and Arjuna, which, it is said, the gods them selves came to see.