BHIMASENA ATTACKED ON KARNA ALONG WITH ALL PANDAVA MAHARATHIS BUT KARNA ALONE DEFEATED ALL OF THEM. Forego the thought of fight and comprise with Pandavas. You are stronger than Karna. In the battle field these two are adorned like Yama, the death giver.’ Thus the gods praised Asvatthama and Bhima. At the end of the parva, Karna is killed in a fierce battle with Arjuna. As himself being the incarnation of Narayana, he knew about the weapon, as the weapon only targets an armed person while ignoring unarmed ones. Karna also, beholding the Dhartarashtra force with all its kings flying away, addressed the ruler of the Madras, saying, "Proceed towards the car of Bhima." Further, they both too, pierced the bow of Satyaki. Shalya is quick to steer Karna away. So to protect him go and fight with Bhima.’ Having heard the words of Salya, Karna went to fight with Bhima. This website belongs to a religious and not for profit organisation. Then Yudhishthira said to Krishna, ‘O Vasudeva! You will either win over the enemies and obtain a flawless kingdom or may obtain death and reach heaven.’. Karna along with his son Vrishasena began slaying armies of Pandavas. Sanjay said, ‘O the best among the kings! Earth Godess cursed Karna that his chariot wheel gets struck in land which will lead to his death and a brahmin cursed Karna that Karna would die when he is weaponless as Karna killed his cow when it was helpless. I would not return from the battle field without killing Karna. Both of them could obstruct each other’s arrows. Then king Dharmaraja having taken him up, embraced him and having kissed him on his forehead said thus, ‘O Partha! Then at once, Arjuna too used his divine weapons and troubled Karna, Salya and other warriors. Several translations of the book in English are available. But, Sakuni could obstruct that and again attacked Bhima. The army of Kauravas’ flew away due to the death of Chitrasena. When Karna wanted to throw an arrow that could cause a great destruction, the earth stucked right the wheel of Karna’s chariot. As a result, Karna was very much distressed. Arjuna laments, and swears to kill Jayadratha, Arjuna fights Drona & with 8 maharathis, Karna spares Bhima’s life. You may protect him.’ Bhima took his mace in his hand and said to Dussasana, ‘O wicked! Later, Chitrasena with his mace pierced Prativindhya’s chariot and killed his charioteer and horses. O Vasudeva! Quickly you destroy these Samsaptakas and start planning to kill Karna.’ Then Arjuna destroyed Samsaptakas by attacking them with sharp arrows. Thus, after a terrific battle when Arjuna had won over Asvatthama, he looked for Yudhishthira. All the creatures were astonished by seeing that wonderful battle that was taking place in the presence of gods and human. Having heard the reply of Karna, the king of serpents started fighting individually with Arjuna. Yudhishthira, who was wounded, tried to move out from there but, Kauravas obstructed him. Grandfather Bhishma and Dronacharya, who was a great scholar in the art of archery, were also killed in this battle. Following his instructions, Salya took his chariot towards Arjuna. Dharma - morality - is so called because it protects all. If Salya, the king of Madra becomes my charioteer, then your victory is certain. Having considered Pandavas his grand sons, Bhishma has protected them for ten days. Karna overpowered Bhima total 7 times in Kurukshetra war, but never tried to kill him. But, Karna too, instantly used Brahmastra and could obstruct Arjuna’s weapon. Draupadi and the rest of the Pandava watch in horror, as Bhima rips out Dushasana's limbs. You are insulting us. Karna got the support from Duryodhana's brothers, but he could not save them from Bhima that day. Where was the law when Draupadi, during her menstrual period was brought to the court by you, Dussasana, Sakuni and Duryodhana?’ After hearing the words of Kesava, Karna felt shy and again started fighting with Arjuna. But, Prativindhya could break it in two parts. Do not be sorrowful for this adversity that is obtained by fortune. Later having decided to kill Vrushasena, son of Karna, Dhanunjaya spoke to the great warriors of Kauravas, ‘I am going to send Vrushasena to the world of Yama. Dhanunjaya also saw Karna, who was well protected by Duryodhana and others. After seeing Arjuna’s expertise in the war, all the kings started fleeing away from the battle field. Karna pierced Bhima’s bow, but Bhima took a new bow and threw sharp arrows on Karna. So, I will help you.’ Then Karna told him clearly that he was not in need of any help and he would kill Arjuna, by using only his own strength. Under the leadership of Karna, a fierce battle took place for about two days, after which, Arjuna killed Karna in the presence of Dhrutarashtra’s sons. Later, a terrific fight started again between Karna and Arjuna. Then Karna used a divine weapon called Bhaargava, because of which, the entire army of Kauravas was protected and the army of Pandavas became very much scared. Bhima and Karna both were very good archers. Narayanastra destroyed one Akshauhini of Pandava army completely. Thereafter, Asvatthama threw many divine weapons on Arjuna. His bitterness took him into a … Later a terrific fight took place between Pandavas and Kauravas. He is killed, however, by Arjuna. Bhima broke Karna's bow. So, wait for a moment.’ Having heard the words of Karna, Janardana said, ‘O Karna! Kunti secretly visited her firstborn son and revealed his parentage. [9] Shalya took Karna away from Battle field. Later, Asvatthama, son of Drona said thus, while seeing the face of splendorous Duryodhana, ‘Scholars specified four means for a king to acquire a desired object. The fight between Duryodhana and Yudhishthira was also quite attractive. Karna, while praising himself said thus, ‘today I would kill Arjuna. [5], This Parva (book) traditionally has 96 adhyayas (chapters).[1][6]. Today I will certainly kill that wicked Karna by whom you were very much troubled. Asvatthama fought with Bhimasena. Later, he threw the arrows that were like thunderbolt into his chest. I did not receive such words even from the great warriors like Bhishma and Drona, but now I heard those from Karna. At that juncture, Karna came there and after rescuing Duryodhana he destroyed the army of Pandavas. Meanwhile, Bhima is on foot with his mace searching for Dushasana, when he is intercepted by Karna. Karna then informs Arjuna and Krishna about Bhima's captivity, posing the same dilemma that he faced earlier. Nakula greatly fought with Karna. When questioned by Arjuna, Krishna said it is meant to be impossible for any human ever to push his chariot backwards because the chariot of Arjuna contains both Hanuman and Krishna, thus holding the entire weight of the universe. Bhima more determined that ever, starts beating Dushasana, dragging him by his hair. Beholding that slaughter, all of them remained perfectly inactive, without putting forth their prowess. Kshemadhoorti, who too was standing on an elephant, attacked Bhimasena. Karna ignores these insults, and gracefully asks Shalya to proceed the chariot towards Bhima. This had put fear into the Pandava army, but Krishna by stopping the troops advised that the army lay down all its weapons and surrender to the weapon. So, having relied upon the four main objects of human life and by keeping in mind the duty of Kshatriyas, attack Arjuna.’ Having heard the words of the splendorous Salya, Karna stabilized his mind on war and got prepared for the battle. Bhima deprived Karna's chariot, slayed the horses and charioteer on the 14th day of battle. Struck by that arrow, Karna became helpless and sat down behind his chariot. Having taken this kind of vow, I salute your feet.’ Then Yudhishtira asked him to make a move and said, ‘May the gods bless you by bestowing upon you prosperity as per my desire.’ Arjun further said that Yudhishthira, son of Kunti would be certainly delighted by the death of Karna. Later, he drank the blood that was gushing out of Dussasana’s heart. Certain with the battle field and troubled him by giving him various instructions, wait a. Shakuni tells him, but failed to kill because of which, darkness was spread everywhere aid. 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