||Seeing their men thus exterminated, Srutayus and Achyutayus were both filled with wrath.
||Meanwhile, the mighty car-warrior Achyutayus forcibly struck the son of Pandu with a keen-pointed spear.
||Then those foremost of car-warriors, viz, Srutayus and Achyutayus, of true aim, pouring their arrowy showers on all sides, in that battle, made Dhananjaya and Vasudeva of Vrishni's race invisible with their car and car-wheels and Kuvaras, their steeds and flagstaff and banner.
||And those shafts struck Srutayus and Achyutayus, those mighty bowmen.
||Meanwhile Srutayus and Achyutayus were, by Arjuna's arrowy showers, deprived of their arms and heads.
||And the death of Srutayus and slaughter of Achyutayus created surprise equal to what men would feel at the sight of the ocean becoming dry.
||Beholding both Srutayus and Achyutayus slain, their sons, those foremost of men, viz, Niyatayus and Dirghayus, O Bharata, both filled with rage, rushed against the son of Kunti, scattering shafts of diverse kinds, and much pained by the calamity that had happened to their sires.
||He by whom Hridika's son Kritavarman, the ruler of the Bhojas, and thyself equal unto a celestial, have both been vanquished by the power of his weapons, he by whom Srutayus hath been slain, as also Sudakshina, and king Srutayus too, he by whom both Srutayus and Achyutayus and myriads of Mlecchas also have been slain, how can I contend in battle with that invincible son of Pandu, that accomplished master of weapons, who is even like an all-consuming fire?
|Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.