The defeated Rukma was ashamed to return to Kundinapura and built at the
very site of the battle between Krishna and himself a new city, Bhojakata, over which he
Hearing of the Kurukshetra battle, Rukma arrived there with a huge
force. Thinking that he could thereby win the friendship of Vasudeva, he offered help to
"Oh Pandavas," said he addressing Dhananjaya, "the enemy
forces are very large. I have come to help you.
Give me the word andI shall attack which ever sector of the enemy
formation you would like me to. I have the strength to attack Drona, Kripa or even
Bhishma; I shall bring you victory. Only let me know your wish."
Turning to Vasudeva, Dhananjaya laughed.
"Oh, ruler of Bhojakata," said Arjuna, "we are not
afraid of the size of the enemy forces. We have no need of your help and do not
particularly desire it. You may either go away or stay on, just as you like."