Vaisampayana said,–that chastiser of all foes then vanquished kingSrenimat of the country of Kumara, and then Vrihadvala, the king ofKosala. Then the foremost of the sons of Pandu, by performing featsexcelling in fierceness, defeated the virtuous and mighty kingDirghayaghna of Ayodhya.
And the exalted one then subjugated the countryof Gopalakaksha and the northern Kosalas and also the king of Mallas. Andthe mighty one, arriving then in the moist region at the foot of theHimalayas soon brought the whole country under his sway. And that bull ofBharata race brought under control in this way diverse countries. Andendued with great energy and in strength the foremost of all strong men,the son of Pandu next conquered the country of Bhallata, as also themountain of Suktimanta that was by the side of Bhallata. Then Bhima ofterrible prowess and long arms, vanquishing in battle the unretreatingSuvahu the king of Kasi, brought him under complete sway. Then that bullamong the sons of Pandu overcame in battle, by sheer force, the greatking Kratha reigning in the region lying about Suparsa. Then the hero ofgreat energy vanquished the Matsya and the powerful Maladas and thecountry called Pasubhumi that was without fear or oppression of any kind.And the long-armed hero then, coming from that land, conquered Madahara,Mahidara, and the Somadheyas, and turned his steps towards the north. Andthe mighty son of Kunti then subjugated, by sheer force, the countrycalled Vatsabhumi, and the king of the Bhargas, as also the ruler of theNishadas and Manimat and numerous other kings. Then Bhima, with scarcelyany degree of exertion and very soon, vanquished the southern Mallas andthe Bhagauanta mountains. And the hero next vanquished, by policy alone,the Sarmakas and the Varmakas. And that tiger among men then defeatedwith comparative ease that lord of earth, Janaka the king of the Videhas.And the hero then subjugated strategically the Sakas and the barbariansliving in that part of the country. And the son of Pandu, sending forthexpeditions from Videha, conquered the seven kings of the Kiratas livingabout the Indra mountain. The mighty hero then, endued with abundantenergy, vanquished in battle the Submas and the Prasuhmas. And winningthem over to his side, the son of Kunti, possessed of great strength,marched against Magadha. On his way he subjugated the monarchs known bythe names of Danda and Dandadhara, And accompanied by those monarchs, theson of Pandu marched against Girivraja. After bringing the son ofJarasandha under his sway by conciliation and making him pay tribute, thehero then accompanied by the monarchs he had vanquished, marched againstKansa. And making the earth tremble by means of his troops consisting ofthe four kinds of forces, the foremost of the Pandavas then encounteredKarna that slayer of foes. And, O Bharata, having subjugated Karna andbrought him under his sway, the mighty hero then vanquished the powerfulking of the mountainous regions. And the son of Pandu then slew in afierce encounter, by the strength of his arms, the mighty king who dweltin Madagiri. And the Pandava then, O king, subjugated in battle thosestrong and brave heroes of fierce prowess, viz., the heroic and mightyVasudeva, the king of Pundra and king Mahaujah who reigned inKausika-kachchha, and then attacked the king of Vanga. And havingvanquished Samudrasena and king Chandrasena and Tamralipta, and also theking of the Karvatas and the ruler of the Suhmas, as also the kings thatdwelt on the sea-shore, that bull among the Bharatas then conquered allMlechchha tribes. The mighty son of the wind-god having thus conqueredvarious countries, and exacting tributes from them all advanced towardsLohity. And the son of Pandu then made all the Mlechchha kings dwellingin the marshy regions on the sea-coast, pay tributes and various kinds ofwealth, and sandal wood and aloes, and clothes and gems, and pearls andblankets and gold and silver and valuable corals. The Mlechchha kingsshowered upon the illustrious son of Kunti a thick downpour of wealthconsisting of coins and gems counted by hundreds of millions. Thenreturning to Indraprastha, Bhima of terrible prowess offered the whole ofthat wealth unto king Yudhisthira the just.”