It will be seen that even in our Puranic stories elephants fared as badly
in battle as they did in the wars of the Greeks and the Romans. Bhima's attack on the
elephants was like Indra's devastating onslaught on the winged mountains.
The slaughtered mammoths lay dead on the field like great hills. Those
thatescaped fled in panic and caused great havoc in the Kaurava army, trampling
numeroussoldiers in their wild career. Duryodhana,thereupon, ordered a wholesale attack on
But he stood firm as a rock and presently, the Pandava warriors came up
and joined him. A number of Duryodhana's arrows struck Bhima's chest and he climbed up his
"Visoka, now is the glad hour," said Bhima to his charioteer.
"I see a number of Dhritarashtra's sons before me, ready to be shaken down like ripe
fruits on a tree.