WHEN the Pandavas saw Duryodhana proceeding in the direction of Arjuna,
they attacked the Kaurava army in force so as to hold Drona and prevent him from going to
So, Dhrishtadyumna led his forces repeatedly against Drona. As a result
of all this, the Kaurava army had to fight on three fronts, and was greatly weakened.
Driving his chariot right against Drona's, Dhrishtadyumna attacked him
violently. Drona's chest nut horses and the Pan- chala'sdove-coloured ones wereentangled
with one another and presented a pictures- que sight like the clouds at sunset.
Dhrishtadyumna threw away his bow and, sword and shield in hand, he
sprang upon Drona's chariot. Now standing on the shafts of the vehicle, now on the horses
and now on the yoke, he attacked Drona bewilderingly, all the while seeming to scorch him
with baleful and bloodshot eyes.
Long did this fight go on. Drona pulled his bow in great wrath and sent
a shaft, which would have drunk the Panchala's life but for the unexpected intervention of
Satyaki who sent an arrow and diverted the acharya's shaft.