Wear your coat of armour. Choose any of us you like and fight. Die and go
to swarga or win and be king."
Accordingly, the combat began between Bhima and Duryodhana. Sparks of
fire flew when their maces clashed. Duryodhana and Bhima were equal in strength and skill,
and the battle raged long, and the issue hung doubtful.
Those, who stood watching, were debating as to whom would win. Krishna
said to Arjuna that Bhima would redeem the oath he swore in the Hall of Assembly and smash
Duryodhana's thighs. Bhima heard this and, at that moment, the memory of the great outrage
came vividly to his mind.
He leaped like a lion and came down with his mace on Duryodhana's
thighs and broke them and Duryodhana fell heavily on the ground, wounded to death.
Bhima jumped on the prostrate body of his enemy, stamped on his head
with his heavy foot and danced a terrible dance.