Like a great
cloud of locusts the shafts covered Arjuna's chariot, but with amazing skill he raised a
moving fortification around his chariot, with arrows discharged in an unending stream from
his famous bow.
At another point Sakuni led a large force against
Satyaki and Abhimanyu. Satyaki's chariot was broken to shivers and he had to scramble up
Abhimanyu's chariot and thereafter both fought from the same chariot.
They were able to destroy Sakuni's forces. Drona and Bhishma jointly
attacked Dharmaputra's division and Nakula and Sahadeva joined their brother in opposing
Bhima and his son Ghatotkacha attacked Duryodhana's division and in
that day's battle the son appeared to excel his great father in valour.
Bhima's shafts hit Duryodhana and he lay in swoon in his chariot. His
charioteer quickly drove the chariot away from the scene, fearing that the forces would be
completely demoralised if they saw that the prince had been disabled.
But even this movement created -great confusion. Bhimasena took full
advantage of the position and worked havoc among the fleeing Kaurava forces.