Aswatthaman

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.192 When I heard that Aswatthaman while being pursued by Bhimasena had discharged the first of weapons called Aishika, by which the embryo in the womb of Uttara was wounded, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.1.193 When I heard that the weapon Brahmashira discharged by Aswatthaman was repelled by Arjuna with another weapon over which he had pronounced the word Sasti and that Aswatthaman had to give up the jewel-like excrescence on his head, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.1.194 When I heard that upon the embryo in the womb of Virata's daughter being wounded by Aswatthaman with a mighty weapon, Dwaipayana and Krishna pronounced curses on him, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.2.283 At the close of that day, Aswatthaman and Kripa destroyed the army of Yudishthira in the night while sleeping without suspicion of danger.
Mbh.1.2.444 In the Drona Parva, is the death of Alambusha, of Srutayus, of Jalasandha, of Shomadatta, of Virata, of the great warrior-in-chariot Drupada, of Ghatotkacha and others; in this Parva, Aswatthaman, excited beyond measure at the fall of his father in battle, discharged the terrible weapon Narayana.
Mbh.1.2.453 Then the application to each other by Karna and Salya of harsh words on their setting out for the field, then the story of the swan and the crow recited in insulting allusion: then the death of Pandya at the hands of the high-souled Aswatthaman; then the death of Dandasena; then that of Darda; then Yudhishthira's imminent risk in single combat with Karna in the presence of all the warriors; then the mutual wrath of Yudhishthira and Arjuna; then Krishna's pacification of Arjuna.
Mbh.1.2.473 At the sight of this, Aswatthaman, his heart full of rage at the thought of his father's fate, resolved to slay the slumbering Panchalas.
Mbh.1.2.485 Pandava then deprived the mighty warrior-in-chariot Aswatthaman, of the jewel on his head, and became exceedingly glad, and, boastful of their success, made a present of it to the sorrowing Draupadi.
Mbh.1.2.521 Then is described the discovery by the Pandavas of golden treasuries; and then the birth of Parikshit who was revived by Krishna after having been burnt by the celestial weapon of Aswatthaman.
Mbh.1.63.3166 And from the seed of Gautama, fallen upon a clump of reeds, were born two that were twins, the mother of Aswatthaman called Kripi, and Kripa of great strength.
Mbh.1.67.3494 And, O king, his son the heroic Aswatthaman, of eyes like the lotus-petals, gifted with surpassing energy, and the terror of all foes, the great oppressor of all enemies, was born on earth, of the united portions of Mahadeva, Yama, Kama, and Krodha.
Mbh.1.131.7001 Again, how was his son Aswatthaman, the foremost of all skilled in arms born?
Mbh.1.131.7023 And this woman, ever engaged in virtuous acts and the Agnihotra, and the austerest of penances, obtained a son named Aswatthaman.
Mbh.1.131.7024 And as soon as Aswatthaman was born, he neighed like the celestial steed Ucchaihsravas.
Mbh.1.131.7026 The child shall, therefore, be known by the name of Aswatthaman, the horse-voiced.
Mbh.1.133.7070 His mighty son Aswatthaman at intervals of Kripa's teaching, used to give the sons of Kunti lessons in the use of arms.
Mbh.1.133.7119 Gautami, in time, gave birth to a son named Aswatthaman of great prowess and equal in splendour unto the Sun himself.
Mbh.1.133.7120 Indeed, I was pleased on having obtained Aswatthaman as much as my father had been on obtaining me.
Mbh.1.133.7121 And it so happened that one day the child Aswatthaman observing some rich men's sons drink milk, began to cry.
Mbh.1.134.7183 And while he gave unto every one of his pupils a narrow-mouthed vessel for fetching water in order that much time may be spent in filling them, he gave unto his own son Aswatthaman a broad-mouthed vessel, so that, filling it quickly, he might return soon enough.
Mbh.1.134.7230 Aswatthaman excelled everyone in the mysteries of the science of arms.
Mbh.1.137.7320 And seeing the place become like a troubled ocean, the intelligent Bharadwaja said unto his dear son, Aswatthaman, Restrain both these mighty warriors so proficient in arms.
Mbh.1.137.7350 And Duryodhana, that slayer of foes, stood up in haste and was surrounded by his century of haughty brothers with Aswatthaman amongst them.
Mbh.1.144.7786 The son of Drona Aswatthaman is on my side.
Mbh.1.144.7788 Kripa, the son of Saradwat, must be on the side on which Drona and Aswatthaman are.
Mbh.1.144.7789 He will never abandon Drona and his sister's son Aswatthaman.
Mbh.1.145.7805 Then addressing Bhishma, the son of Santanu, the wise Vidura, Drona, Valhika, the Kaurava, Somadatta, Kripa, Aswatthaman, Bhurisravas, and the other councillors, and Brahmanas and ascetics, and the priests and the citizens, and the illustrious Gandhari, he said slowly and humbly, With our friends and followers we go to the delightful and populous town of Varanavata at the command of Dhritarashtra.
Mbh.1.187.9421 Foremost of all wielders of weapons, the illustrious Aswatthaman and Bhoja, adorned with every ornament have also come for thee.
Mbh.1.188.9439 Then those princes, Karna, Duryodhana, Salwa, Salya, Aswatthaman, Kratha, Sunitha, Vakra, the ruler of Kalinga and Banga, Pandya, Paundra, the ruler of Videha, the chief of the Yavanas, and many other sons and grandsons of kings, sovereigns of territories with eyes like lotus-petals, one after another began to exhibit prowess for winning that maiden of unrivalled beauty.
Mbh.1.201.9968 Accompanied by his brothers, Aswatthaman, his uncle Sakuni, Karna and Kripa the prince set out with a heavy heart for his capital.
Mbh.2.36.1510 When the brave Aswatthaman, versed in every branch of knowledge is here, why, O king, hath Krishna, O thou of the Kuru race, been worshipped by thee?
Mbh.2.43.1727 O Bhishma, praise Drona and Aswatthaman, who both father and son, are mighty warriors, worthy of praise, and the best of Brahmanas, and either of whom, O Bhishma, if enraged could annihilate this earth with its mobile and immobile creatures, as I believe.
Mbh.2.43.1728 I do not behold, O Bhishma, the king that is equal in battle unto Drona or Aswatthaman.
Mbh.4.35.1417 And Bhishma and Drona, and Karna, and Kripa acquainted with the best of weapons, Aswatthaman, and Suvala's son, and Dussasana, O lord of men, and Vivingsati and Vikarna and Chitrasena endued with great energy, and Durmukha and Dussaha, these and many other great warriors, coming upon the Matsya dominion speedily drove off the cowherds of king Virata and forcibly took away the kine.
Mbh.4.38.1514 And beholding that mighty host abounding in elephants, horses and chariots, and protected by Karna and Duryodhana and Kripa and Santanu's son, and that intelligent and great bowman Drona, with his son Aswatthaman, the son of Virata, agitated with fear and the bristles on his body standing on their ends, thus spake unto Partha, I dare not fight with the Kurus.
Mbh.4.38.1518 My mind is too much perturbed by the very sight of the foe on the field of battle on which stand Drona and Bhishma, and Kripa, and Karna, and Vivingsati, and Aswatthaman and Vikarna, and Saumadatti, and Vahlika, and the heroic king Duryodhana also, that foremost of car-warriors, and many other splendid bowmen, all skilled in battle.
Mbh.4.50.1915 SECTION L Aswatthaman said, The kine, O Karna, have not yet been won, nor have they yet crossed the boundary of their owner's dominions, nor have they yet reached Hastinapura.
Mbh.4.51.1975 Aswatthaman said, O bull among men, these thy just observations, need not be uttered in our presence; the preceptor, however, filled with wrath, had spoken of Arjuna's virtues.
Mbh.4.52.2015 Myself and Drona, and Karna and Aswatthaman and Kripa will resolutely withstand Vibhatsu, or the king of the Matsyas, or Indra himself, if he approaches.
Mbh.4.52.2019 And addressing the preceptor, he said, O preceptor, stand thou in the centre, and let Aswatthaman stand on the left, and let the wise Kripa, son of Saradwata, defend the right wing, and let Karna of the Suta caste, clad in mail, stand in the van.
Mbh.4.55.2142 There, close to Drona, that warrior whose flag beareth the device of a bow, is the preceptor's son, the great car-warrior Aswatthaman, who is always an object of regard with me as also with every bearer of arms.
Mbh.4.58.2292 And although enraged with Arjuna, yet Aswatthaman mentally admired that feat of the high-souled son of Pritha.
Mbh.4.68.2686 How couldst thou meet in battle the celebrated Aswatthaman?
Mbh.5.25.1052 Who again, O king, can defeat in battle the Kurus who are protected by Drona and Bhishma, and Aswatthaman, and Salya, and Kripa and Karna with a host of Kshatriya kings?
Mbh.5.30.1335 Thou shouldst also enquire into the welfare of Aswatthaman, endued with great learning, devoted to the study of the Vedas, leading the Brahmacharya mode of life, possessed of great activity, and like unto a youth of the Gandharva race, and who, besides, hath once again made the science of weapons full and complete.
Mbh.5.47.2657 And Bhishma and Drona and Kripa and Salya, and Kritavarman and Jayadratha, and Aswatthaman and Vikarna, and Somadatta and Vahlika and Vidura of great wisdom and Yuyutsu, the great car-warrior, all these heroic kings in a body, O bull among the Bharatas, having Dhritarashtra at their head, entered that hall of great beauty.
Mbh.5.50.2868 He, who in energy hath for his equals only four men on earth, viz, Aswatthaman and Dhrishtaketu and Rukmi and Pradyumna, with that Sahadeva, youngest in years, that hero among men, that gladdener of Madri's heart, with him, O King, will you have a destructive battle.
Mbh.5.55.3091 Then again, O king, the father, mother and maternal uncle of Aswatthaman, these three, are not born of woman's womb.
Mbh.5.58.3214 I myself do not desire war, nor Vahlika, nor Bhishma, nor Drona, nor Aswatthaman, nor Sanjaya, nor Somadatta, nor Salya, nor Kripa, nor Satyavrata, nor Purumitra, nor Bhurisravas, in fact, none of these desireth war.
Mbh.5.58.3218 Duryodhana said, I challenge the Pandavas to battle, without depending upon thyself, Drona, or Aswatthaman, or Sanjaya, or Vikarna, or Kamvoja, or Kripa, or Vahlika, or Satyavrata, or Purumitra, or Bhurisravas, or others of thy party.
Mbh.5.95.4464 If with Bhishma, and Drona, and Kripa, and Karna, and Vivingsati, and Aswatthaman, Vikarna, and Somadatta, and Vahlika and the chief of the Sindhus, and the ruler of the Kalingas, and Sudakshina, the king of the Kamvojas, there were Yudhishthira, and Bhimasena and Savyasachin, and the twins, and if Satyaki of mighty energy, and Yuyutsu, that mighty car warrior, are stationed, who is there, O bull of Bharata's race, of such misdirected intelligence that would fight these?
Mbh.5.124.5487 Such conduct will be agreeable to and conducive to the happiness of Dhritarashtra who is endued with great wisdom, of grandsire Bhishma, Drona, the high-souled Kripa, Somadatta, wise Vahlika, Aswatthaman, Vikarna, Sanjaya, Vivingsati, and of many of thy kinsmen, O chastiser of foes, and many of thy friends also.
Mbh.5.124.5529 There are also Bhishma, and Drona, and this Karna, and Kripa, and Bhurisrava, and Somadatta, and Aswatthaman, and Jayadratha.
Mbh.5.131.5855 And those heroic bulls amongst the Bharatas, those mighty bowmen, viz, Bhishma, Drona, and Kripa, and Kshattri, and Aswatthaman and Vikarna, and that mighty car-warrior Yuyutsu, all began to follow him.
Mbh.5.139.6226 Drona said, My affection for Dhananjaya is greater than that which I bear for my son Aswatthaman.
Mbh.5.139.6227 There is greater reverence also and humility towards me in that Ape-bannered hero than in Aswatthaman.
Mbh.5.143.6433 Know, O Kesava, that those three were Aswatthaman, Kripa, and Kritavarman of Satwata's race.
Mbh.5.148.6645 Indeed, even as Aswatthaman is to me, so is Arjuna of white steeds.
Mbh.5.156.6932 And placing an Akshauhini of troops under each of those best of men, viz, Kripa, Drona, Salya, Jayadratha, the king of the Sindhus, Sudakshina the ruler of the Kamvojas, Kritavarman, Drona's son Aswatthaman, Karna, Bhurisravas, Sakuni, the son of Suvala, and the mighty Vahlika, the king used to bring them daily before him and at all hours, and speak to them.
Mbh.5.168.7570 The mighty bowman Aswatthaman who is Drona's son surpasseth all bowmen.
Mbh.5.168.7582 Resembling the fire at the end of the Yuga as regards his fury, possessed of leonine neck, and endued with great lustre, Aswatthaman will extinguish the embers of this battle between the Bharata's.
Mbh.5.196.8790 Dron's son Aswatthaman pledged himself to annihilate the Pandava army in ten nights, Karna, however, acquainted as he was with weapons of high efficacy, pledged himself to achieve that feat in five days.
Mbh.5.198.8829 Then came Aswatthaman, and Santanu's son Bhishma, and Jayadratha of the country of the Sindhu, and the kings of the southern and the western countries and of the hilly regions, and Sakuni, the ruler of the Gandharas, and all the chiefs of the eastern and the northern regions, and the Sakas, the Kiratas, and Yavanas, the Sivis and the Vasatis with their Maharathas at the heads of their respective divisions.
Mbh.6.14.720 When Kripa, again, was near him, and Drona's son Aswatthaman also, how could Bhishma, that foremost of smiters be slain?
Mbh.6.17.860 And Aswatthaman, of the complexion of the lotus, went out ready for every emergency, stationing himself at the very head of all the divisions, with his standard bearing the device of the lion's tail.
Mbh.6.25.1076 They are thyself, and Bhishma, and Karna, and Kripa who is ever victorious; and Aswatthaman and Vikarna, and Saumadatta, and Jayadratha
Mbh.6.45.2244 The powerful Sikhandin, O king, rushed against Drona's son, Aswatthaman, however deeply piercing the angry Sikhandin stationed before him with a keen-edged shaft, caused him to tremble, Sikhandin also, O king, smote Drona's son with a sharp-whetted shaft of excellent temper.
Mbh.6.51.2656 SECTION LI Sanjaya said, Beholding the mighty and terrible array called Krauncha formed by Pandu's son of immeasurable energy, thy son, approaching the preceptor, and Kripa, and Salya, O sire, and Somadatta's son, and Vikarna, and Aswatthaman also, and all his brothers too, headed by Dussasana, O Bharata, and other immeasurable heroes assembled there for battle, said these timely words, gladdening them all, Armed with various kinds of weapons, ye all are conversant with the meaning of the scriptures.
Mbh.6.51.2667 And Aswatthaman, and Kripa, and Kritavarman of Satwata's race, with a very large division of the troops, were, stationed at the rear of the army.
Mbh.6.55.2930 And, O bull of Bharata's race, he pierced Salya with five and twenty, and Kripa with nine arrows, and Aswatthaman with eight.
Mbh.6.56.2973 And those renowned warriors, Aswatthaman and Kripa, supported by the Trigartas, the Matsyas, the Kekayas, and the Vatadhanas, were in its head.
Mbh.6.73.3888 Indeed, Aswatthaman daily battled fearlessly amid the forces, having obtained from Drona all weapons with the methods also of their withdrawal.
Mbh.6.75.3974 And Aswatthaman and Kripa, O monarch, formed its two eyes.
Mbh.6.82.4258 SECTION LXXXII Sanjaya said, O chief of the Bharatas, Ganga's son, once more addressing thy son who was plunged in thought, told him these delightful words, Myself and Drona and Salya and Kritavarman of Satwata's race, and Aswatthaman and Vikarna and Bhagadatta and Suvala's son and Vinda and Anuvinda of Avanti, and Valhika with the Valhikas and the mighty king of the Trigartas and the invincible ruler of the Magadhas, Vrihadvala the king of the Kosalas, and Chitrasena and Vivingsati and many thousands of car-warriors graced with tall standards, a large number of country-born steeds well-mounted with excellent horse-soldiers and many infuriate elephants of large size with temporal juice issuing from their mouths and cheeks, and many brave foot-soldiers armed with diverse weapons and born in diverse realms, are all prepared to do battle for thy sake
Mbh.6.82.4282 And Bharadwaja's son proceeded against the king of the Matsyas, and his son Aswatthaman against Sikhandin.
Mbh.6.83.4336 And that tiger among men, viz, Aswatthaman, pierced with those shafts looked beautiful like the mountain Meru with its three tall golden crests.
Mbh.6.83.4337 Then, O king, Aswatthaman excited with rage, and within half the time taken up by a wink of the eye, overthrew in that battle Sikhandin's charioteer and standard and steeds and weapons, covering them with myriads of shafts.
Mbh.6.83.4345 Then Sikhandin, whirling the fragment in his hand of that sword of his which had been cut off by Aswatthaman with his arrows and which resembled a blazing snake, quickly hurled it at him.
Mbh.6.90.4711 When my sons staying in the midst of those unretreating heroes, viz, Drona and Bhishma, and the high-souled Kripa, and Somadatta's heroic son and Bhagadatta, and Aswatthaman also, O son, and other brave warriors, are being still slain in battle, what can it be said save the result of fate
Mbh.6.90.4750 And it was thus, O Bharata, that the Pandava host suffered destruction when Bhishma the son of Santanu, and Drona that foremost of car-warriors, and Aswatthaman, and Kripa, and Kritavarman, were inflamed with wrath.
Mbh.6.93.4912 They met Duryodhana and Somadatta and Valhika and Jayadratha; and Kripa and Bhurisravas and Salya, and the two princes of Avanti along with Vrihadvala, and Aswatthaman and Vikarna, and Chitrasena and Vivinsati.
Mbh.6.93.4927 He then struck the chariot of Vivingsati and Aswatthaman.
Mbh.6.95.5002 Beholding him thus pained, king Duryodhana himself, and Aswatthaman also, excited with wrath, both rushed towards Bhimasena.
Mbh.6.95.5018 Similarly many other Rakshasas, incapable of being easily defeated in battle, rushed at Aswatthaman.
Mbh.6.95.5026 Drona and Duryodhana and Salya and Aswatthaman, and other great bowmen that were regarded as foremost among the Kauravas, also seemed to fly away.
Mbh.6.100.5337 And Aswatthaman, and Somadatta, and those great car-warriors, viz, the two princes of Avanti, accompanied by a large force, protected the left wing.
Mbh.6.102.5476 Satyaki then, abandoning the mighty car-warrior Aswatthaman, pierced Drona himself in that battle with twenty arrows of exceeding sharpness.
Mbh.6.103.5509 Then Duryodhana and that foremost of car-warriors, viz, Kripa, and Aswatthaman, and Salya, and Sudakshina, the ruler of the Kamvojas, and Vinda and Anuvinda of Avanti, and Valhika supported by the Valhikas, with a large number of cars surrounded Partha on all sides.
Mbh.6.109.5923 Next behind them was the great bowman Drona, as also his mighty son Aswatthaman.
Mbh.6.111.6033 And Aswatthaman, O king, excited with rage, resisted old Virata and Drupada, those two chastisers of foes united together.
Mbh.6.112.6099 That best of car-warriors, viz, Aswatthaman, excited with rage, encountered both those warriors.
Mbh.6.112.6103 Then the preceptor's soil, Aswatthaman, coming upon those mighty warriors thus striking him, viz, the brave Virata and Drupada both proceeding towards Bhishma, pierced them both with many shafts.
Mbh.6.117.6349 Aswatthaman then, in that battle, struck Satyaki in return with nine shafts, and once more, quickly, with thirty, in his arms and chest.
Mbh.7.20.899 And Vinda and Anuvinda of Avanti, and Sudakshina, the ruler of the Kamvojas, stationed themselves in the left wing at the head, however, of Drona's son Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.23.1196 Beholding Prativindhya staying at the van of that dreadful battle, Drona's son Aswatthaman, desirous of protecting the honour of his sire, resisted the former with his shafts.
Mbh.7.23.1197 Prativindhya, then, excited with rage pierced Aswatthaman, bearing on his standard the device of a lion's tail and staying in battle for the sake of his father, with many sharp shafts.
Mbh.7.29.1524 Thus addressed, Nila, the brightness of whose face resembled the splendour of a full-blown lotus, pierced Aswatthaman, whose body resembled an assemblage of lotuses and whose eyes were like lotus-petals with his shafts.
Mbh.7.30.1535 Then Karna pierced him with a dozen shafts, and Aswatthaman with seven, and king Duryodhana also with six.
Mbh.7.32.1713 Standing by the side of the ruler of the Sindhus and headed by Aswatthaman, were, O king, thy thirty sons, resembling the very gods.
Mbh.7.35.1828 And Vrihadvala pierced him with eight, and Aswatthaman with seven shafts.
Mbh.7.35.1844 And Aswatthaman struck him with twenty, and Kritavarman with seven.
Mbh.7.45.2130 And the son of Arjuna pierced Aswatthaman with ten arrows equipped with golden wings, endued with great speed and shot from his bow drawn to its fullest stretch.
Mbh.7.45.2134 While Abhimanyu was thus engaged in fearlessly slaying one after another the foremost warriors among his enemies, Drona's son Aswatthaman pierced him with five and twenty small arrows.
Mbh.7.45.2135 The son of Arjuna, however, in the very sight of all the Dhartarashtras quickly pierced Aswatthaman in return, O sire, with many whetted shafts.
Mbh.7.45.2137 with sixty fierce arrows of great impetuosity and keen sharpness, failed to make him tremble, for the latter, pierced by Aswatthaman, stood immovable like the Mainaka mountain.
Mbh.7.45.2140 And Aswatthaman pierced him with sixty arrows, desirous of rescuing his father.
Mbh.7.46.2169 Leaving Aswatthaman alone, Arjuna's son struck Salya, in return, fearlessly pierced him in the chest with highly nine shafts, equipped with vulture's feathers.
Mbh.7.47.2221 Deprived by them of his bow and car and sword, and divested also of his wheel by his foes, the mighty-armed Abhimanyu mace in hand rushed against Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.47.2222 Beholding that mace upraised, which looked like the blazing thunderbolt, Aswatthaman, that tiger among men, rapidly alighted from his car and took three long leaps for avoiding Abhimanyu.
Mbh.7.83.3677 The ruler of the Sindhus did not, nor Bhishma; nor Salya; nor Bhurisravas; nor Purumitra; nor Jaya; nor Aswatthaman; nor Kripa; nor Drona, O Sanjaya!
Mbh.7.85.3760 Thyself, Somadatta's son, the mighty car-warrior Karna, Aswatthaman, Salya, Vrishasena and Kripa, with a hundred thousand horse, sixty thousand cars, four and ten thousand elephants with rent temples, one and twenty thousand foot-soldiers clad in mail take up your station behind me at the distance of twelve miles.
Mbh.7.88.3880 Even as Aswatthaman deserves to be protected by thee, I also deserve to be protected by thee, O foremost of regenerate ones!
Mbh.7.91.4127 Thou art as dear to me as Aswatthaman himself.
Mbh.7.100.4650 Beholding those shafts of his thus frustrated from a distance by that utterer of Brahma Aswatthaman, Arjuna, owning white steeds, filled with amazement represented unto Kesava, saying, I cannot, Janardana, twice use this weapon, for if do so, it will slay my own self and my own troops.
Mbh.7.101.4705 Beholding Janardana pierced, Arjuna, filled with rage, struck Aswatthaman with hundred shafts.
Mbh.7.132.6572 O Sanjaya, even Aswatthaman and the ruler of the Madras and Kripa, united together, could not stand before Bhimasena.
Mbh.7.140.7092 But deprived of reason, and forbidden by Krishna and the high-souled Partha, Bhima, and the two protectors of the two wheels of Arjuna's car, viz, Yudhamanyu and Uttamaujas, and Aswatthaman, and Kripa and Karna, and Vrishasena, and the ruler of the Sindhus also, and while the soldiers were yet uttering shouts of disapproval, Satyaki stew Bhurisravas while in the observance of his vow.
Mbh.7.142.7218 Then Duryodhana and Karna and Vrishasena and the ruler of the Madras, and Aswatthaman and Kripa and the ruler of the Sindhus himself, excited with wrath and fighting for the sake of the Sindhu king, encompassed the diadem-decked Arjuna on all sides.
Mbh.7.142.7223 Then Aswatthaman, bearing on his banner the mark of a lion's tail, displaying his might, began, O king, to resist Arjuna.
Mbh.7.142.7247 Thus cut off by Aswatthaman, that shaft fell down on the earth.
Mbh.7.142.7265 Beholding him made carless, Aswatthaman, O king, caused him to ride on his car, and continued to fight with Arjuna.
Mbh.7.143.7395 With many arrows that foremost of victors, viz, Dhananjaya, then deeply pierced in that battle Kripa and Aswatthaman, related as uncle and nephew to each other.
Mbh.7.144.7447 Baffling with his own weapons those of both Aswatthaman and Kripa, he sped at them, without desiring to slay them, shafts that coursed mildly.
Mbh.7.144.7451 And after Kripa, the son of Saradwat, had thus been borne away from the battle, Aswatthaman also, from fear, fled away from the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.147.7700 Neither Drona, nor the son of Radha, nor Aswatthaman, nor Kripa, O sire, is competent to stand before Arjuna when the latter is excited with wrath, And Suyodhana, said unto himself, Having vanquished in battle all the mighty car-warriors of my army, Partha slew the ruler of the Sindhus.
Mbh.7.148.7766 Why, when thou art alive, and Karna, and Kripa, and Salya, and Aswatthaman, O Kauravya, hath the ruler of the Sindhus been slain?
Mbh.7.148.7782 O king, go and tell my son Aswatthaman who is present in battle that even at the risk of his life he should not let the Somakas alone
Mbh.7.152.7985 Then in the very sight of Karna, of Aswatthaman, of Duryodhana, of Kripa, of Somadatta, and of Valhika, the son of Pandu, that chastiser of foes, by a stamp of his foot, caused that car of the heroic Durmada and Dushkarna to sink into the earth.
Mbh.7.153.8056 Beholding Satyaki in battle, Aswatthaman, filled with rage at the slaughter of Somadatta's son, rushed furiously against that Satwata hero at the van of battle.
Mbh.7.153.8073 Upon the destruction of his illusion, Ghatotkacha in rage sped fierce shafts Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.153.8075 Those arrows, having pierced through the body of Aswatthaman, dyed with blood and quickly entered the earth like snakes into an ant-hill.
Mbh.7.153.8076 The light-handed Aswatthaman, however, of great prowess, filled with wrath, pierced Ghatotkacha with ten arrows.
Mbh.7.153.8080 Desirous of slaying him, the son of Bhimasena hurled that wheel at Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.153.8085 Afflicted with showers of shafts by Bhimasena's grandson, viz, the brave Anjanaparvan, Aswatthaman looked like the mountain Meru bearing a torrent of rain from a mighty cloud.
Mbh.7.153.8086 Then Aswatthaman, equal unto Rudra or Upendra in prowess, became filled with rage.
Mbh.7.153.8090 With another keen shaft, Aswatthaman cut off in two fragments that scimitar, decked with golden stars, in the Rakshasa's hand.
Mbh.7.153.8091 The grandson of Hidimva then, O king, whirling a gold adorned mace, quickly hurled it at Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.153.8095 Like the sun piercing a mass of clouds with his rays, Aswatthaman then began to pierce with his shafts the son of Ghatotkacha, that receptacle of illusions, in the welkin.
Mbh.7.153.8099 Beholding his mighty son slain by Aswatthaman, Ghatotkacha, coming unto the son of Drona, fearlessly addressed the heroic son of Saradwata's daughter, who was then consuming the Pandava troops like a raging forest-conflagration, in these words: Ghatotkacha said, Wait, Wait, O son of Drona!
Mbh.7.153.8102 Aswatthaman said, Go, O son, and fight with others, O thou that hast the prowess of a celestial.
Mbh.7.153.8106 Sanjaya continued, Having heard these words, Ghatotkacha, filled with grief on account of the fall of his son, and with eyes red as copper in wrath, approached Aswatthaman and said, Am I a dastard in battle, O son of Drona, like a vulgar person, that thou dost frighten me thus with words?
Mbh.7.153.8114 Having thus replied unto Aswatthaman, that mighty Rakshasa with eyes red as copper in rage, rushed furiously against the son of Drona, like a lion against a prince of elephants.
Mbh.7.153.8125 Then that foremost of all persons acquainted with weapons, viz, Aswatthaman, aiming the Vayavya weapon, destroyed that blue cloud which had risen on the firmament.
Mbh.7.153.8144 Sanjaya continued, Having said those words unto Aswatthaman, he then addressed the son of Suvala, saying, Dhananjaya is engaged in battle surrounded by a hundred thousand car-warriors of great valour.
Mbh.7.153.8154 Deeply pierced with those shafts by the son of Bhimasena, Aswatthaman trembled on the terrace of his car like a tall tree shaken by the tempest.
Mbh.7.153.8158 Afflicted with those shafts of Aswatthaman, that vast force of broad-chested Rakshasas looked like a herd of infuriated elephants afflicted by lions.
Mbh.7.153.8160 Having burnt with his shafts a full Akshauhini of Rakshasa troops, Aswatthaman shone resplendent like the divine Maheswara in heaven after the burning of the triple city
Mbh.7.153.8190 Deeply struck with the straight-going shafts of Aswatthaman, elephants fell down on elephants on the earth like crestless mountains.
Mbh.7.153.8208 Then Aswatthaman, filled with rage, fixed on his bowstring a fierce and straight arrow.
Mbh.7.156.8373 SECTION CLVIII Sanjaya said, Seeding his uncle thus addressed in harsh and insulting words by the Suta's son, Aswatthaman, uplifting his scimitar, furiously rushed towards the latter.
Mbh.7.156.8375 And Aswatthaman said, O lowest of men, Kripa was speaking of the virtues truly possessed by Arjuna.
Mbh.7.156.8384 Sanjaya continued, Thus saying, Aswatthaman made a furious rush at Karna.
Mbh.7.156.8389 Aswatthaman said, O son of a Suta, O thou of wicked understanding, this thy fault is pardoned by us.
Mbh.7.156.8391 Duryodhana said, O Aswatthaman, quell thy wrath.
Mbh.7.156.8425 Then Duryodhana, O king, witnessing the prowess of Karna, repaired to Aswatthaman and addressing him, said, Behold, Karna, clad in mail, is engaged with all the hostile kings.
Mbh.7.156.8465 Beholding the mighty-armed Duryodhana thus proceeding, Saradwat's son, approaching Aswatthaman, said these words, Yonder, the mighty-armed Duryodhana, deprived of his senses by wrath, desireth to fight with Phalguna, like an insect desiring to rush into a blazing fire.
Mbh.7.156.8482 O Aswatthaman; be pleased with me and destroy my enemies.
Mbh.7.156.8487 O Aswatthaman, O chastiser of foes, go thither with speed.
Mbh.7.157.8502 The mighty-armed Aswatthaman answered thy son, saying, It is even so as thou sayest, O descendant of Kuru!
Mbh.7.157.8531 Having said so unto thy son, Duryodhana, the mighty-armed Aswatthaman proceeded to battle, and afflicted all bowmen.
Mbh.7.157.8555 Thus addressed by Prishata's son in language so harsh and insulting that best of Brahmanas Aswatthaman mustered all his rage and answered, saying, Wait, Wait'
Mbh.7.157.8559 In return, he sped many arrows at Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.157.8575 Having slain a large number of foes, Aswatthaman looked resplendent like the blazing fire at the end of the Yuga, after having consumed all creatures.
Mbh.7.160.8709 In the midst of that battle, that foremost of Brahmanas, viz, the high-souled Aswatthaman, scorching the Pandavas, O ruler of men, resembled the midday sun at the end of the season of rains, scorching everything with his fierce ray
Mbh.7.162.8768 Aswatthaman, O monarch, resisted Bhimasena's son, viz, Rakshasa Ghatotkacha acquainted with a hundred kinds of illusion, as the latter advanced.
Mbh.7.163.8815 Beholding him thus slain, the mighty car-warrior Aswatthaman, O Bharata, rushed impetuously against grandson of Sini.
Mbh.7.163.8825 Thus pierced with those shafts by Aswatthaman, that Rakshasas, on the field of battle, looked beautiful, O monarch, like a porcupine with quills erect on its body.
Mbh.7.163.8827 And he rained on Aswatthaman a perfect shower of arrows of diverse kinds; some, equipped with heads like razors; some, shaped as the crescent; some, only pointed; some, frog-faced; some, with heads resembling the boar's ear; some, barbed; and some of other species
Mbh.7.163.8837 Beholding Aswatthaman in that plight, the Panchalas and the Srinjayas in that battle uttered leonine roars.
Mbh.7.163.8838 Then that crusher of foes, viz, the mighty car-warrior Aswatthaman, recovering his senses, forcibly drawing the bow with his left hand, stretching the bowstring to his ear, quickly shot a terrible shaft resembling the rod of Yama himself, aiming at Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.181.9891 Drona, with his son Aswatthaman, became the cause of that act.
Mbh.7.188.10349 Upon the full of his son Aswatthaman he will cease to fight, I think.
Mbh.7.188.10350 Let sonic man, therefore, tell him that Aswatthaman, hath been slain in battle'
Mbh.7.188.10354 Then the mighty-armed Bhima, O king, slew with a mace a foe-crushing, terrible and huge elephant named Aswatthaman, of his own army, belonging to Indravarman, the chief of the Malavas.
Mbh.7.188.10355 Approaching Drona then in that battle with some bashfulness Bhimasena began to exclaim aloud, Aswatthaman hath been slain'
Mbh.7.188.10356 That elephant named Aswatthaman having been thus slain, Bhima spoke of Aswatthaman's slaughter.
Mbh.7.188.10389 Burning with grief and exceedingly afflicted, he enquired of Kunti's son Yudhishthira as to whether his son Aswatthaman had been slain or not.
Mbh.7.188.10400 I then went to Drona and told him, Aswatthaman has been slain, O Brahmana!
Mbh.7.188.10408 Fearing to utter an untruth, but earnestly desirous of victory, Yudhishthira distinctly said that Aswatthaman was dead, adding indistinctly the world elephant after the name, Before this, Yudhishthira's car had stayed at a height of four fingers' breadth from the surface of the earth; after, however, he had said that untruth, his vehicle and animals touched the earth.
Mbh.7.189.10461 None else have arrows of that kind, except Kripa, and Partha, and Aswatthaman and Karna, Pradyumna and Yuyudhana; Abhimanyu also had such arrows.
Mbh.7.190.10526 Saying these words, he began loudly to take the name of Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.190.10542 These five were myself, Dhananjaya, the son of Pritha, and Drona's son, Aswatthaman, and Vasudeva of Vrishni's race, and king Yudhishthira the just, the son of Pandu.
Mbh.7.191.10604 While the troops, deprived of energy, were thus flying away with speed, only Drona's son, Aswatthaman, like a huge alligator coming up against the current of a stream, rushed against his foes.
Mbh.7.191.10632 I think he will not fight after the fall of Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.191.10633 Let some man falsely tell him that Aswatthaman has been slain in battle'
Mbh.7.191.10636 Then, Bhimasena, with a tinge of bashfulness, said unto thy sire, Aswatthaman hath been slain'
Mbh.7.191.10639 Afflicted with the fear of a lie, solicitous at the same time of victory, Yudhishthira, beholding a mighty elephant, huge as a hill and called Aswatthaman, belonging to the Malava chief, Indravarman, slain on the field by Bhima, approached Drona and answered him, saying, He for whom thou wieldest weapons, he, looking upon whom thou livest that ever dear son of thine, viz, Aswatthaman, hath been slain, Deprived of life he lieth on the bare ground like a young lion'
Mbh.7.191.10640 Aware fully of the evil consequences of falsehood, the king spoke those words unto that best of Brahmans, indistinctly adding elephant after Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.191.10651 And filled with rage, O sire, Aswatthaman blazed up in that battle like a fire fed with a large quantity of fuel.
Mbh.7.192.10653 SECTION CXCV Dhritarashtra said, Hearing, O Sanjaya, of the slaughter, by unrighteous means, of his aged sire, by Dhrishtadyumna, what, did the valiant Aswatthaman say, he, that is, in whom human and Varuna and Agneya and Brahma and Aindra and Narayana weapons are always present?
Mbh.7.192.10654 Indeed, learning that the preceptor, that foremost of virtuous men, had been unrighteously slain by Dhrishtadyumna in battle, what did Aswatthaman say?
Mbh.7.192.10660 Aswatthaman is equal to Karna in knowledge of weapons, to Purandara in battle, to Kartavirya in energy, and Vrihaspati in wisdom.
Mbh.7.192.10669 Hearing that the preceptor, that foremost of righteous persons, had been unrighteously slain in battle by Dhrishtadyumna, what, indeed, did Aswatthaman say?
Mbh.7.192.10670 Aswatthaman hath been ordained to be the slayer of Dhrishtadyumna, even as Yajnasena's son, the prince of the Panchalas, was ordained to be the slayer of Drona.
Mbh.7.192.10671 What, Oh, did Aswatthaman say, hearing that his sire, the preceptor, had been slain by the cruel, sinful, and mean Dhrishtadyumna of little foresight
Mbh.7.194.10774 O king, as to who he may be that is roaring so loud, having rallied the Dhartarashtras after the fall of the disarmed preceptor, he, who is endued with modesty, possessed of mighty arms, has the tread of an infuriated elephant, owns a face like that of a tiger, always achieves fierce feats, and dispels the fears of the Kurus, he upon whose birth Drona gave away a thousand kine unto Brahmanas of high worth, he O king, that is roaring so loud, is Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.194.10776 Hearing that sound, an invisible being, O lord, speaking audibly bestowed upon him the name of Aswatthaman the horse-voiced.
Mbh.7.194.10780 Since of the prince of the Panchalas seized my preceptor by the hair, Aswatthaman, confident of his own prowess, will never forgive him.
Mbh.7.197.10989 Slaying his enemies by means of his broad-headed arrows, Aswatthaman soon piled a mountain there of the dead.
Mbh.7.197.10993 Then roaring aloud, O bull of Bharata's race, Aswatthaman once more repeated his vow in the hearing of thy son, thus, Since Kunti's son, Yudhishthira, assuming only the outward garb of virtue, had caused the preceptor who was righteously engaged in battle to lay aside his weapons, I shall, in his very sight, rout and destroy his army.
Mbh.7.197.10997 Hearing these words of Aswatthaman, thy son rallied the troops, having dispelled their fears with a loud leonine, roar.
Mbh.7.197.11048 Endued with great energy and prowess, the son of Kunti, in consequence of his extreme lightness of hand, within the twinkling of an eye, covered Aswatthaman with a shower of weapons.
Mbh.7.198.11060 As at the close of the night, O king, all the luminaries run towards the Asta hill, even so the fiery shafts of Aswatthaman all began to proceed towards Bhimasena's car.
Mbh.7.198.11083 When, after that weapon had been baffled, the Pandava host, stood arrayed, Duryodhana, O king, addressing Drona's son, said, O Aswatthaman, once more use that weapon speedily since the Panchalas are once more arrayed, desirous of victory'
Mbh.7.198.11084 Then addressed by thy son, O sire, Aswatthaman, sighing cheerlessly, replied unto the king in these words, That weapon, O king, cannot be brought back.
Mbh.7.198.11108 In that dreadful battle, Aswatthaman made his antagonist steedless and driverless and carless, and covered his followers also with thick showers of shafts.
Mbh.7.198.11111 He then afflicted Aswatthaman with eight keen shafts.
Mbh.7.198.11115 And then he deeply pierced Aswatthaman in the chest with thirty arrows in that battle.
Mbh.7.198.11116 Thus afflicted, O king, by Satyaki, and shrouded with arrows, the mighty Aswatthaman knew not what to do.
Mbh.7.198.11122 Meanwhile, Aswatthaman, O bull of Bharata's race, recovering consciousness, and sighing repeatedly in sorrow, began to think of what he should do.
Mbh.7.198.11124 Beholding Aswatthaman once more approaching him in battle, the mighty car-warrior, Satyaki, once more made him careless and caused him to turn back.
Mbh.7.198.11126 Having deprived Aswatthaman of his car thus, Satyaki, of unbaffled prowess, then slew three thousand mighty car-warriors of Vrishasena's division.
Mbh.7.198.11134 Thus shot by Aswatthaman, that arrow, piercing through the armour of Satyaki, and passing through his body, entered the earth like a hissing snake entering its hole.
Mbh.7.198.11138 With another shaft, perfectly straight and equipped with goodly wings that scorcher of foes, viz, Aswatthaman, struck Dhrishtadyumna between his eyebrows.
Mbh.7.198.11140 Beholding Dhrishtadyumna thus afflicted by Aswatthaman, like an infuriated elephant by a lion, five heroic car-warriors of the Pandava army, viz, Kiritin, Bhimasena, Vrihatkshatra of Puru's race, the youthful prince of the Chedis, and Sudarsana, the chief of the Malavas, quickly rushed against Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.198.11145 Then Aswatthaman afflicted the Paurava prince with seven sharp shafts.
Mbh.7.198.11150 Piercing next the driver of' Bhima's car with six arrows, Aswatthaman cut off Bhimasena's bow and standard with a couple of arrows.
Mbh.7.198.11153 Endued with fierce energy and equal to Indra himself in prowess, Aswatthaman with three arrows, almost simultaneously cut off the two arms, like unto Indra's poles, and the head of Sudarsana, as the latter was seated on his car.
Mbh.7.198.11154 Then piercing Paurava with a dart and cutting off his car into minute fragments by means of his arrows, Aswatthaman lopped off his antagonist's two arms smeared with sandal-paste and then his head from off his trunk with a broad-headed shaft.
Mbh.7.198.11169 Deeply pierced by the high-souled son of Pandu, Aswatthaman, closing his eyes, supported himself by seizing his flagstaff.
Mbh.7.198.11171 Forcibly struck by the high-souled son of Pandu, Aswatthaman, endued with mighty arms, rushed with great speed towards the car of Bhimasena.
Mbh.7.198.11179 At that time, Aswatthaman looked like the meridian sun of blazing rays in an autumnal day.
Mbh.7.198.11201 Beholding Bhima carried away from the field of battle by those running steeds, the unvanquished Aswatthaman joyfully blew his huge conch.
Mbh.7.198.11205 Sanjaya said, Beholding that force broken, Kunti's son, Dhananjaya, of immeasurable soul, proceeded against Aswatthaman from desire of slaying him.
Mbh.7.198.11208 Quickly approaching Aswatthaman, that great bowman having the mark of the lion's tail on his banner, Arjuna addressed him, saying, Show me now the might thou hast, the energy, the knowledge, and the manliness, that are in thee, as also thy affection for the Dhartarashtras and thy hatred for us, and the high mettle of which thou art capable.
Mbh.7.198.11219 The valiant Aswatthaman, then, staying resolutely on his car, touched water and invoked the Agneya weapon incapable of being resisted by the very gods.
Mbh.7.198.11238 Struck and burnt by those shafts of Aswatthaman that were all endued with the impetuosity of the thunder, the hostile warriors fell down like trees burnt down by a raging fire.
Mbh.7.198.11336 Bowing unto the great Rishi, Aswatthaman then, casting his eyes on the Kuru army, caused it-to be withdrawn for nightly rest.
Mbh.7.199.11369 In that fierce battle, O Partha, making the very hair stand on end, who else, O Arjuna, than the divine Maheswara, that foremost of all bowmen, that Deity of divine form, could even in imagination venture to vanquish that force which was protected by those great smiters and bowmen, viz, Aswatthaman and Karna and Kripa?
Mbh.12.14.559 That force of the enemy, O hero, ready to burst upon thee with all its might, abounding with elephants and horse and cars, strong with three kinds of strength protected by Drona and Karna and Aswatthaman and Kripa, has been defeated and slain by thee, O hero!
Mbh.12.27.1220 Sinful that I am exceedingly covetous of kingdom, and a slayer of my reverend seniors, I behaved even thus towards my preceptor in battle, throwing off the garb of truth which I was believed to wear, for I said unto him that Aswatthaman had been killed when, in fact, an elephant of that name had been slain.
Mbh.13.6.413 Aswatthaman and Rama, though both warriors and sons of Munis, failed to attain to heaven by reason of their own actions in this world.
Mbh.13.150.12622 Rama, Vyasa, Drona's son Aswatthaman, are the other Rishis that are regarded as the foremost.
Mbh.14.66.2971 The royal Parikshit, O monarch, afflicted by the Brahma weapon of Aswatthaman, upon coming out of the womb, lay still and motionless, for life he had not.
Mbh.14.66.2982 O Yadava hero, O puissant one, this child of thy sister's son, has come out of the womb, slain by Aswatthaman.
Mbh.14.66.2984 O delighter of the Yadavas, even this was vowed by thee, O puissant one, when Aswatthaman had inspired the blade of grass into a Brahma-weapon of mighty energy.
Mbh.14.67.3010 Hearing that Abhimanyu's son was born and dead, the Pandavas, O thou of Vrishni's race, will regard themselves as cheated by Aswatthaman.
Mbh.14.68.3047 If king Yudhishthira the just, or Bhimasena, or thyself, O lotus-eyed one, had, on that occasion, said, Let the blade of grass inspired by Aswatthaman into a Brahma-weapon destroy the unconscious mother, O puissant one, then I would have been destroyed and this sad occurrence would not have happened.
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