GOVINDA reached Upaplavya and told the Pandavas what had happened in
"I spoke urging what was right and what was also good for them.
But, it was all in vein. There is now no way out except the fourth, that is, the last
alternative of war.
The foolish Duryodhana would not listen to the advice tendered to him
by the elders in the assembly. We must now prepare for war without delay. Kurukshetra is
waiting for the holocaust."
"There is no longer any hope of peace," said Yudhishthira,
addressing his brothers, and issued orders for marshalling their forces in, battle array.
They formed the army in seven divisions and appointed Drupada, Virata,
Dhrishta- dyumna, Sikhandin, Satyaki, Chekitana and Bhimasena at the head of each
division; they then considered who should be appointed Generalissimo.