Sini won, and on behalf of Vasudeva he placed Devaki in his chariot and
took her away. Since that incident there was feud between the two clans, the Sini family
and that of Somadatta. Satyaki was Sini's grandson.
Bhurisravas was Somadatta's son. When they found themselves on opposite
sides in the Kurukshetra battle, it was natural that, as soon as Bhurisravas saw Satyaki,
the old warrior challenged Satyaki to battle.
"Oh Satyaki," cried Bhurisravas, "I know you strut about
thinking yourself a man of great prowess. Here now I have you in my power and will
presently finish you. Long have I sought for this meeting.
Like Indrajit destroyed Dasaratha's son Lakshmana, you will die today
and go to the abode of Yama, gladdening the hearts of many a bereaved widow."
Satyaki laughed. "Have done with your vaunting," he
interrupted. "Words are not deeds, and do not frighten fighting men, Demonstrate your
valour in action and do not indulge in dry thunder like autumn clouds."