Vaishampayana said, “Hearing these words, O monarch, Ambika’s sonDhritarashtra, with heart agitated by grief, addressed his driverSanjaya, saying, ‘Though the evil policy, O sire, of my son of littleforesight, Vikartana’s son hath been slain!
Vaishampayana said, “Hearing this intelligence, O monarch, Dhritarashtrathe son of Ambika, feeling the acme of grief, regarded Suyodhana to bealready dead. Exceedingly agitated, the king fell down on the Earth likean elephant deprived of its senses.
“Sanjaya said, ‘Upon the fall of the great bowman Drona, thy sons, thosemighty car-warriors, became pale and deprived of their senses.
Vaishampayana said, “Upon the fall of Karna, O monarch, the son ofGavalgana, with a cheerless heart, set out that night for Nagapura, onsteeds that rivalled the wind in speed.
Om! Having bowed down unto Narayana, and unto that most exalted of malebeings, Nara, and unto the goddess Sarasvati also, must the word Jaya beuttered.
“Sanjaya said, ‘Meanwhile Krishna, pointing out king Yudhishthira thejust, unto Kunti’s son Partha, addressed him in these words: