DRONA made many
attempts to take Yudhishthira prisoner, but failed. Duryo- dhana led a large elephant
division against Bhima. Bhima defended himself from his chariot, with well-aimed arrows.
sent crescent-headed shafts and tore down Duryodhana's flag and cut down his bow even as
he held it in his hand. Seeing the king harassed in this manner, the Mlechchha king Anga
marched against Bhimasena seated on a huge elephant.
But Bhima sent shafts that laid theelephant low and killed the Mlechchha king, which
resulted in scattering that section of the Kaurava forces in fear and confusion.when the
elephants stampeded, the horses also took fright and thousands of footmen were trampled
under the feet of the elephants and the horses, flying in wild panic.
Seeing this great confusion andthescatter- ing of the Kaurava forces in
all directions, the king of Pragjyotisha, the brave Bhagadatta grew indignant.