"THERE comes the valorous Satyaki," said Krishna, the
charioteer, toDhananjaya. "Your disciple and friend is marching up, triumphantly
breaking through enemy ranks.
"I do not like it, Madhava," replied Arjuna. "It was not right for him
to have left Dharmaputra and come here to join me. Drona is there ever seeking an
opportunity to seize Dharmaputra.
Satyaki should have stuck to his post there to guard him. Instead, he has come here.
Old Bhurisravas has intercepted Satyaki. It was a great mistake for Yudhishthira to have
sent Satyaki away here."
There was a family feud between Bhurisravas and Satyaki which made them
It had come about this way. When Devaki, who was to be the blessed
mother of Sri Krishna, was a maiden, many princes competed for her hand and there was a
great battle between Somadatta and Sini over it.