wounded all over and suffering greatly, went to Bhishma and said:
battle had been going against us every toy. Our formations are broken and our warriors are
being slain in large numbers. You are looking on doing nothing."
The grandsire soothed Duryodhana with comforting words:
"Why do you let yourself be disheartened? Here are all of
us-Drona, Salya,Kritavarma, Aswatthama, Vikarna, Bhagadatta, Sakuni, the two brothers of
Avanti, the Trigarta chief, the king of Magadha, and Kripa- charya.
When these great warriors are here, ready to give up their lives for
you, why should you feel downhearted? Get rid of this mood of dejection."
Saying this, he issued orders for the day.
"See there," the grandsire said to Duryo- dhana. "These
thousands of cars, horses and horsemen, great war elephants, and those armed foot soldiers
from various kingdoms are all ready to fight for you.