Satyaki, with his sword drawn, sprang uponKritavarma and swept his head
off, exclaiming: "Here is the end of the coward who killed sleeping soldiers! "
Others immediately fell upon Satyaki with their drinking bowls and pots
and anything they could lay hands upon.
Pradyumna, Krishna's son, joined the fray to rescue Satyaki and there
was a desperate melee in which both Satyaki and Pradyumna were killed.
Krishna knew that the destined hour was come, and plucking the tall
rushes, which fringed the beach, laid about him with them indiscriminately.
This led to every one of the Yadavas doing the same and there was great
indiscrimi- nate slaughter. The rishis' curse had begun to work.
The rushes that had grown out of the mace became each one of them a
mace as it was plucked by the doomed men in their insensate fury. They used them on one
another with deadly effect and soon all of them were destroyed in this drunken brawl.