THE Kauravas reached Dwaitavana with a great army and many followers.
Duryo- dhana and Karna went with unconcealed joy at the very thought of being able to
gloat on the sad plight of the Pandavas.
They themselves camped in luxurious rest houses in a place four miles
off the abode of the Pandavas. They inspected the herds of cows and took stock of them.
After counting the cows, bulls and calves, they enjoyed the dance, the
hunt, the sylvan sports and other entertainments arranged for them.
While hunting, Duryodhana and his party reached an attractive pond near
the hermitage of the Pandavas and ordered a camp to be put on its bank.
Chitrasena, the king of the gandharvas, and his attendants had already
encamped in the neighbourhood of the pool and they prevented Duryodhana's men from putting
up their camp.
They returned to Duryodhana and represented that some petty prince who
was there with his followers was giving them trouble.