Why should you feel sorry for the fellow who poisoned my food, bound me
hand and foot and wanted to drown me in the river? What brotherly feeling can we really
have towards these vile wretches who hauledDraupadi by the hair to theassembly and
At that moment a cry of agony from Duryo- dhana reached them faintly
from the distance and Yudhishthira, greatly moved, overruled Bhima's objection and bade
his brothers go to the rescue of the Kauravas.
Obedient to his behest, Bhima and Arjuna rallied the routed Kaurava
forces and offered battle to the Gandharvas. But Chitrasena had no wish to fight with the
Pandavas and at their approach, released Duryodhana and the other prisonerssaying that all
he wanted was to teach a lesson to these arrogant Kauravas.
The dishonored Kauravas returned inbaste to Hastinapura, with Karna,
who, having been, driven off the battlefield, joined them on the way.
Duryodhana, in great shame and dejection, felt it would have been far
better if be had been killed by Chitrasena and announced his wish to fast unto death.