Chapter 85 Yudhishthira Got Intuition of Arjuna’s Death
“Satyaki, who was despatched to find Arjuna, has also not arrived. Bhima, I get more nervous. I can hear the Panchajanya but not Arjuna’s bowstring twang.
The bravest and most dependable of friends, Satyaki, has not returned with any news. My anxiousness is becoming worse by the second “Yudhishthira spoke to Bhima in tremendous mental confusion.
Bhimasena said, “I have never seen you so upset. “Do not allow your resolve to erode. You are free to give me orders. Avoid letting your thoughts become bogged down in fear.”
“Dear Bhima, I fear that your brother has been killed, and it appears that Madhava has now turned to violence himself. I can hear Madhava’s conch, but I don’t hear Gandiva’s resonant twang. I worry that Dhananjaya, the unrivalled hero on whom all of our expectations were based, has passed away. My thoughts are jumbled. If you follow my instructions, head straight towards Arjuna. Join him and Satyaki, do the necessary tasks, then return. I gave Satyaki the go-ahead to cut through the Kaurava ranks and move in Arjuna’s direction. You go now and follow suit, and if you do in fact see them alive, I will know it by the roar of your lion.”
“Lord, don’t be sad.” Bhima instantly turned to Dhrishtadyumna and said, “Panchala, you know quite well that Drona is striving, by some means or other, to grab Dharmaputra alive. I shall go and let you know they are safe. Our top priority is to keep the King safe. But I also have to follow his instructions and obey him. I’ll leave him in your care while I travel.”
“Bhima, you need not worry. Go with confidence in mind. Yudhishthira cannot be taken by Drona without first taking me” stated Drupada’s valiant son, a sworn foe of Drona. Bhima then sped off.
Bhima was completely encircled by the Kauravas, who pledged to stop him from escaping to Arjuna’s relief. But he drove his adversaries away, killing no fewer than eleven of Dhritarashtra’s sons, much like a lion does when it scatters less noble animals. Then Bhima went up to Drona by himself.
Drona screamed, “Stop!” “I am your adversary, here. You must defeat me in order to move on. I allowed your brother Arjuna to enter. I can’t, however, let you go.” Drona said this in the hope that Bhima would provide the same politeness that he did to Arjuna.
However, when Bhima heard Drona say these things, he was incensed and mocking in his response. “Oh brahmana, Arjuna did not go with your consent. He forced his way through your defences and broke down your resistance, yet he did not harm you out of sympathy. But unlike Arjuna, I won’t have pity on you. I’m out to get you. You used to be our preceptor and acted as a father figure to us. We held you in high regard. You have admitted that you are our adversary now. May it be so!” As he said, Bhima pointed his mace at Drona’s disintegrating chariot.
Drona was forced to board another chariot.
The second chariot was also completely destroyed. And Bhima overcame every resistance by pushing his way through. That day, Drona lost eight chariots.
The Bhoja army that attempted to resist Bhima was utterly wiped off. He continued, destroying all opposition, and arrived where Arjuna was engaged in battle with Jayadratha’s soldiers. Bhima started to roar like a lion as soon as he spotted Arjuna. When Krishna and Arjuna heard the roar, they were incredibly happy and shouted with delight.
When Yudhishthira heard these roars, it allayed his worries and fears, and he gave Arjuna his blessings. And he thought within himself: “Before the sun sets today, Arjuna’s oath will be fulfilled. He will kill the person responsible for Abhimanyu’s demise and come back victorious. After Jayadratha’s passing, Duryodhana could file a peace suit. It’s likely that gullible Duryodhana would come to his senses after witnessing so many of his brothers killed. Numerous monarchs and legendary warriors have given their lives on the battlefield, and even the obstinate and limited-minded Duryodhana may now recognise his error and want peace. Will this actually occur? Bhishma, the great-grandfather, has been sacrificed. Will it bring a stop to this evil hostility, and will we be spared from more gruesome destruction?”
As a result, Bhima, Satyaki, and Arjuna were engaged in fierce combat while Yudhishthira was affectionately yearning and dreaming of peace. Only Bhagwan is aware of the struggles through which the world must change. His methods are mysterious.
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