Ghatotkacha

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.178 When I heard that the celestial Sakti given by Indra to Karna was by Madhava's machinations caused to be hurled upon Rakshasa Ghatotkacha of frightful countenance, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.1.179 When I heard that in the encounter between Karna and Ghatotkacha, that Sakti was hurled against Ghatotkacha by Karna, the same which was certainly to have slain Arjuna in battle, then, O Sanjaya I had no hope of success.
Mbh.1.2.339 Then the death of Jayadratha, and then of Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.1.2.370 The birth of Ghatotkacha; the meeting of the Pandavas with Vyasa and in accordance with his advice their stay in disguise in the house of a Brahmana in the city of Ekachakra; the destruction of the Asura Vaka, and the amazement of the populace at the sight; the extra-ordinary births of Krishna and Dhrishtadyumna; the departure of the Pandavas for Panchala in obedience to the injunction of Vyasa, and moved equally by the desire of winning the hand of Draupadi on learning the tidings of the Swayamvara from the lips of a Brahmana; victory of Arjuna over a Gandharva, called Angaraparna, on the banks of the Bhagirathi, his contraction of friendship with his adversary, and his hearing from the Gandharva the history of Tapati, Vasishtha and Aurva.
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.1.61.2929 It was here that Bhima gained Hidimva the sister of the Rakshasa he slew for a wife, and it was of her that Ghatotkacha was born.
Mbh.1.63.3184 From Yudhishthira was born Pritivindhya; from Vrikodara, Sutasoma; from Arjuna, Srutakirti; from Nakula, Satanika; and from Sahadeva, Srutasena of great prowess; and Bhima, in the forest begot on Hidimva a son named Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.1.95.5349 And Bhimasena had some time before begat upon Hidimva a son named Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.1.157.8268 His mother having remarked that his head was bald like unto a Ghata water-pot, both his parents thereupon called him Ghatotkacha the pot-headed.
Mbh.1.157.8269 And Ghatotkacha who was exceedingly devoted to the Pandavas, became a great favourite with them, indeed almost one of them.
Mbh.1.157.8271 And Ghatotkacha also, that foremost of Rakshasas, promising unto his father that he would come when wanted on business, saluted them and went away northward.
Mbh.1.157.8272 Indeed, it was the illustrious Indra who created by lending a portion of himself the mighty car-warrior Ghatotkacha as a fit antagonist of Karna of unrivalled energy, in consequence of the dart he had given unto Karna and which was sure to kill the person against whom it would be hurled
Mbh.3.12.717 Then having slain Hidimva, and taking his sister Hidimva at their head, of whom was subsequently born Ghatotkacha, Bhima and his brothers went away.
Mbh.3.143.7303 Or, at thy bidding, O sinless one, Hidimava's son, the mighty Ghatotkacha, who is capable of ranging the skies and who is like unto me in strength, will carry us all
Mbh.3.143.7305 And no sooner was he thought of by his father, than the pious Ghatotkacha made his appearance and, saluting the Pandavas and the Brahmanas, stood with joined hands.
Mbh.3.144.7313 Vaisampayana said, Hearing the words of his brother, that tiger among men, Bhimasena, commanded his son, Ghatotkacha, represser of foes, saying, O invincible son of Hidimva, this thy mother hath been sorely tired.
Mbh.3.144.7318 Thereat, Ghatotkacha said, Even single-handed, I am able to carry Yudhishthira the just, and Dhaumya, and Krishna, and the twins, and what wonder then that I shall to-day carry them, when I have others to assist me?
Mbh.3.144.7320 Vaisampayana said, Saying this, Ghatotkacha carried Krishna in the midst of the Pandavas, and the other Rakshasas also began to carry the Pandavas.
Mbh.3.154.7800 O Ghatotkacha, O thou like unto a celestial, do thou carry Krishna.
Mbh.3.156.7843 And once on a day while that represser of foes, Bhimasena, was out a hunting, he the Rakshasa, seeing Ghatotkacha and his followers scatter in different directions and seeing those vow-observing great rishis, of ascetic wealth, viz; Lomasa and the rest, away for bathing and collecting flowers, assumed a different form, gigantic and monstrous and frightful; and having secured all the arms of the Pandavas as also Draupadi, that wicked one fled away taking the three Pandavas.
Mbh.3.159.8050 O lord, saying, I shall be present when occasion ariseth' Ghatotkacha, together with all the Rakshasas, had ere this already gone away.
Mbh.3.175.8754 And Ghatotkacha with his followers began to carry them over the mountain cascades.
Mbh.3.176.8771 Then taking all the chariots and chariot-men and dismissing Ghatotkacha together with his followers, they next repaired to the monarch of mountains in the vicinity of the Yamuna.
Mbh.5.141.6344 O thou of mighty arms, when the nocturnal rites of sacrifice will begin, the mighty Ghatotkacha will play the part of the slayer of devoted victims.
Mbh.5.163.7342 And Dhrishtadyumna and Sikhandin and that mighty car-warrior, Satyaki, and the five Kekaya brothers, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, the sons of Draupadi, and Abhimanyu, and king Dhrishtaketu, and Bhimasena, endued with great prowess, and those mighty car-warriors, the twins, jumped up from their seats, their eyes red with anger, tossing their handsome arms decked with red sandal-paste and ornaments of gold.
Mbh.5.173.7782 That prince of Rakshasas Ghatotkacha, O king, born of Bhima and Hidimva, and endued with ample powers of illusion, is, in my judgment, a leader of the leaders of car-divisions.
Mbh.6.45.2240 And Ghatotkacha of cruel deeds encountered the Rakshasa Alamvusha of cruel deeds like Sakra encountering Vala in battle.
Mbh.6.45.2241 And Ghatotkacha, O Bharata, pierced that infuriate and powerful Rakshasa with ninety keen-edged shafts.
Mbh.6.56.2988 And next to him were Bhimasena's son Ghatotkacha and those mighty car-warriors, the Kekayas.
Mbh.6.57.3026 And so Bhimasena and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Satyaki, and Chekitana, and the sons of Draupadi, O Bharata, supported by all the kings on their side, began to grind thy troops and thy sons stationed in battle, like the gods grinding the Danavas.
Mbh.6.58.3046 And Bhimasena and Ghatotkacha, both achieved mighty feats.
Mbh.6.64.3474 Then, O king, that terrible Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, beholding Bhima in that state, became excited with rage and there and then disappeared from the view.
Mbh.6.64.3478 Then Ghatotkacha urged his own elephant to battle, desirous, O chastiser of foes, of slaying Bhagadatta with his elephant.
Mbh.6.64.3503 Hearing these words of the grandsire, the Kauravas, afflicted with the fear of Ghatotkacha, and availing of the advent of night as a pretext, gladly did what the grandsire said.
Mbh.6.64.3505 Thus did the battle take place that day, O Bharata, between the Kurus and the Pandavas headed by Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.6.64.3507 And those mighty car-warriors, the sons of Pandu, their bodies mangled with shafts and themselves filled with the result of the battle, proceeded, O king, towards their encampment, with Bhimasena and Ghatotkacha, O monarch, at their head.
Mbh.6.72.3847 And Dhrishtaketu and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, both invincible in battle, proceeded against the car-division of thy sons.
Mbh.6.75.3965 And Subhadra's son, and the sons of Draupadi and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Satyaki, and king Yudhishthira the just, were stationed in its neck.
Mbh.6.88.4635 In the rear were ordered Abhimanyu, and that mighty car-warrior, Virata, and the sons of Draupadi and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.6.92.4856 Sanjaya said, Beholding Iravat slain in battle, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, the son of Bhimasena, uttered loud shouts.
Mbh.6.92.4863 Beholding him advance in wrath and with a terrible countenance, and seeing also his own troops almost all running away from fear of that Rakshasa, king Duryodhana rushed against Ghatotkacha, taking up his bow with arrow fixed on the string, and repeatedly roaring like a lion.
Mbh.6.92.4865 Beholding thy son, O king, thus advancing surrounded by that elephant division, that ranger of the night viz, Ghatotkacha was highly inflamed with rage.
Mbh.6.92.4879 With eyes red in anger, and excited with rage, Ghatotkacha, then, addressing thy son, said, I shall today be freed from the debt I owe to my sires, as also to my mother, they that had so long been exiled by thy cruel self.
Mbh.6.93.4893 And the mighty-armed Ghatotkacha, desirous of slaying thy son, raised that dart.
Mbh.6.93.4897 Beholding then the way to Duryodhana's car thus covered by the intelligent king of the Vangas, the eyes of Ghatotkacha, O king, became red in anger.
Mbh.6.93.4899 Struck, O king, with that dart hurled from the arms of Ghatotkacha, that elephant, covered with blood and in great agony, fell down and died.
Mbh.6.93.4904 Beholding that arrow, blazing as Indra's bolt, thus coursing towards him, the high-souled Ghatotkacha baffled it by the celerity of his movements.
Mbh.6.93.4914 Beholding that invincible division protected by those mighty car-warriors, coming towards him with hostile intentions, that best of Rakshasas, viz, the mighty-armed Ghatotkacha, stood firm like the Mainaka mountain, with a huge bow in hand, and surrounded by his kinsmen armed with clubs and mallets and diverse other kinds of weapons.
Mbh.6.94.4951 And they advanced to the rescue of Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas, with the six thousand elephants, always infuriate and accomplished in smiting.
Mbh.6.94.4954 Leaving Ghatotkacha then they all fled away.
Mbh.6.95.4990 Beholding Bhimasena in that cheerless state, Ghatotkacha blazed up with wrath like an all-consuming conflagration.
Mbh.6.95.5017 Beholding king Nila, who looked like a mass of blue clouds, in a swoon, Ghatotkacha, filled with wrath and surrounded by his kinsmen, rushed impetuously towards Drona's son, that ornament of battle.
Mbh.6.95.5021 Beholding them repulsed from the encounter by means of the shafts shot from the bow of Drona's son, Bhimasena's son Ghatotkacha of gigantic size was filled with rage.
Mbh.6.95.5030 And although, O king, both myself and Devavrata cried out at the top of our voices, saying, Fight, do not fly away, all this is Rakshasa illusion in battle, applied by Ghatotkacha'
Mbh.6.95.5034 With Ghatotkacha among them they uttered many leonine shouts.
Mbh.6.95.5036 It was thus that thy whole army, routed by the wicked Ghatotkacha, towards the hour of sunset, fled away in all directions
Mbh.6.96.5037 SECTION XCVI Sanjaya said, After that great battle, king Duryodhana, approaching Ganga's son and saluting him with humility, began to narrate to him all that had happened about the victory won by Ghatotkacha and his own defeat.
Mbh.6.96.5040 O tiger among the Bharatas, though thus situated, yet have I been defeated into battle by the Pandava warriors headed by Bhimasena relying upon Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.6.96.5042 O blessed one, O chastiser of foes, I therefore, desire, through thy grace, O grandsire, to slay Ghatotkacha myself, that worst of Rakshasas, relying upon thy invincible self.
Mbh.6.96.5058 They were Bhimasena, and Abhimanyu and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha; and the sons of Draupadi, and Satyadhriti, and Kshatradeva, O sire, and the rulers of the Chedis, and Vasudana, and the king of the Dasarnas.
Mbh.6.96.5092 Beholding, then the Pandava array broken by the intelligent Bhagadatta, Ghatotkacha, of fierce mien, O king, with blazing face and eyes red as fire, filled with rage, rushed towards him.
Mbh.6.96.5117 Just at this time that son of Pandu who had Krishna for his charioteer, O king, slaughtering the foe on all sides as he came, appeared at that spot where those tigers among men, those mighty car-warriors, viz, Bhimasena and Ghatotkacha, sire and son, were engaged with the ruler of the Pragjyotishas.
Mbh.6.100.5343 And Sikhandin, and Vijaya Arjuna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Chekitana of mighty arms, and the valiant Kuntibhoja, stood for battle, surrounded by a large force.
Mbh.6.102.5422 What also did Bhima, that foremost of car-warriors, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Nakula, and Sahadeva and the mighty car-warrior Satyaki, and Dhananjaya, do with my troops in battle?
Mbh.6.110.6000 The brave Dhrishtadyumna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha also, are vigorously breaking and driving away my army in this fierce conflict.
Mbh.6.112.6115 Thy son Durmukha, endued with great prowess, proceeded, for the sake of Bhishma, against Ghatotkacha advancing to battle and slaughtering thy army as he came.
Mbh.6.119.6534 Then the king of the Panchalas the valiant Dhrishtaketu, Bhimasena the son of Pandu, Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, Chekitana, and the five Kaikaya brothers, and the mighty-armed Satyaki and Subhadra's son, and Ghatotkacha, and the five sons of Draupadi, and Sikhandin, and the valiant Kuntibhoja, and Susarman, and Virata, these and many other powerful warriors of the Pandava army, afflicted by the shafts of Bhishma, seemed to sink in an ocean of grief, Phalguni, however, rescued them all.
Mbh.6.120.6567 They were Satyaki, and Bhimasena, and Dhrishtadyumna of Prishata's race, and both Virata and Drupada, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and the wrathful Abhimanyu.
Mbh.7.8.264 And the Kekaya princes, and Bhimasena, and Subhadra's son and Ghatotkacha and Yudhishthira, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the ruler of the Matsyas, and the son of Drupada, and the five sons of Draupadi, all filled with joy, and Dhrishtaketu, and Satyaki, and the wrathful Chitrasena, and the mighty car-warrior, Yuyutsu, and many other kings, O monarch, who followed the sons of Pandu, all achieved diverse feats in keeping with their lineage and prowess.
Mbh.7.10.393 Who kept away from Drona the gigantic Ghatotkacha, that thorn on the side, of my sons, that warrior who always wishes victory unto the Pandavas, that heroic Rakshasa, possessed of extensive powers of illusion, endued with great strength and great prowess, and born of Bhima in course of a single day, and of whom I entertain very great fears
Mbh.7.23.1156 Steeds of diverse hues and diverse kinds of forces, bore the heroic Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.23.1178 That celestial and terrible bow called the Paulastya, was held by Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.23.1230 With maces and spiked bludgeons, and swords and axes and stones, short clubs and mallets, and discs, short arrows and battle-axes with dust and wind, and fire and water, and ashes and brick-bats, and straw and trees, afflicting and smitting, and breaking, and slaying and routing the foe, and hurling them on the hostile ranks, and terrifying them therewith, came Ghatotkacha, desirous of getting at Drona.
Mbh.7.33.1720 and Arjuna's son Abhimanyu, and Kshatradharman, and the valiant Vrihatkshatra, and Dhrishtaketu, the ruler of the Chedis, and the twin sons of Madri, viz, Nakula and Sahadeva, and Ghatotkacha, and the powerful Yudhamanyu and the unvanquished Sikhandin, and the irresistible Uttamaujas and the mighty car-warrior Virata, and the five sons of Draupadi, these all excited with wrath, and the valiant son of Sisupala, and the Kaikeyas of mighty energy, and the Srinjayas by thousands, these and others, accomplished in weapons and difficult of being resisted in battle, suddenly rushed, at the head of their respective followers, against Bharadwaja's son, from a desire of battle.
Mbh.7.92.4261 Alamvusha quickly rushed against the brave Rakshasa Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.93.4297 The brave Ghatotkacha rushed towards the Rakshasa Alamvusha in that battle, with impetuosity much short of what he was capable.
Mbh.7.106.4920 Alamvusha, excited with rage, attacked Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.106.4922 Then Ghatotkacha having pierced Alamvusha, in the centre of the chest with twenty long shafts, repeatedly roared like a lion.
Mbh.7.106.4927 Both accomplished in producing' illusions, O king, that Ghatotkacha displayed in battle, were all destroyed, O monarch, by Alamvusha, producing similar illusions of his own.
Mbh.7.106.4937 With that loud roar of Ghatotkacha the earth shook, O king, with her mountains and forests and with her trees and waters.
Mbh.7.106.4941 Those shafts, perfectly straight, all entered the body of Ghatotkacha, like angry snakes of great strength entering a mountain summit.
Mbh.7.106.4942 Then the Pandavas, O king, filled with anxiety, and Hidimva's son Ghatotkacha, also sped at their foe from every side clouds of keen shafts.
Mbh.7.106.4950 All the limbs broken and bones reduced to fragments, the frightful Rakshasa Alamvusha, thus slain by the heroic Ghatotkacha, resembled a tall Sala uprooted and broken by the wind.
Mbh.7.106.4955 The Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, then, that foremost of mighty beings, having thus slain his foe, uttered a loud shout, like Vasava after slaying the Asura Vala.
Mbh.7.106.4956 Having achieved that exceedingly difficult feat, Ghatotkacha, was much applauded by his sires as also by his relatives.
Mbh.7.108.5151 The five Kekaya brothers, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, and Virata, and Drupada, and the mighty car-warrior Sikhandin and Dhrishtaketu of great strength, and Kuntibhoja, O sire, Nakula, and Sahadeva, and the Panchalas, and the Srinjayas, all these, O sire, will without doubt, very carefully protect me.
Mbh.7.111.5420 And the sons of Draupadi pierced him with three and seventy shafts, Ghatotkacha pierced him with seven.
Mbh.7.150.7867 As, again, an assemblage of lotuses becomes shorn of its beauty when the water over which it grows is dried up by the sun and the wind, even so became the Pandava host being dried up by thy son, O Bharata, the Panchalas, with Bhimasena then with ten shafts, and each of the sons of Madri with three, and Virata and Drupada each with six, and Sikhandin with a hundred, and Dhrishtadyumna with seventy, and Yudhishthira with seven, and the Kaikeyas and the Chedis with innumerable keen shafts, and Satwata with five, and each of the five sons of Draupadi with three, and Ghatotkacha also with a few, he uttered a leonine shout.
Mbh.7.151.7897 And the sons of Draupadi, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, accompanied by their forces, proceeded against Drona of great splendour.
Mbh.7.153.8057 Seeing him rush in that battle against the car of Sini's grandson, Bhimasena's son, the gigantic Rakshasa, Ghatotkacha, endued with great strength, rushed at him, riding on a huge and terrible car made of black iron covered with bear-skins.
Mbh.7.153.8064 Riding on it, Ghatotkacha was surrounded by a full Akshauhini of fierce-looking Rakshasas armed with lances and heavy clubs and rocks and trees.
Mbh.7.153.8066 At sight of that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, looking like a mountain summit of terrible aspect, frightful, possessed of terrible teeth and fierce face, with arrow-like ears and high cheek-bones, with stiff hair rising upwards, awful eyes, sunken belly, blazing mouth, wide as a chasm, and diadem on his head, capable of striking every creature with fear, possessing jaws wide-open like those of the Destroyer, endued with great splendour and capable of agitating all foes, advancing towards them, thy son's host, afflicted with fear, became highly agitated like the current of the Ganga agitated into fierce eddies by the action of the wind.
Mbh.7.153.8067 Terrified by the leonine roar uttered by Ghatotkacha, elephants began to eject urine and the kings began to tremble.
Mbh.7.153.8072 And he soon dispelled that illusion that had been created by Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.153.8073 Upon the destruction of his illusion, Ghatotkacha in rage sped fierce shafts Aswatthaman.
Mbh.7.153.8076 The light-handed Aswatthaman, however, of great prowess, filled with wrath, pierced Ghatotkacha with ten arrows.
Mbh.7.153.8077 Ghatotkacha, deeply pierced in his vital parts by Drona's son, and feeling great pain, took up a wheel having a thousand spokes.
Mbh.7.153.8083 Beholding his wheel baffled, Ghatotkacha quickly covered the son of Drona with his shafts, like Rahu swallowing the sun.
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.7.153.8106 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.7.153.8115 And Ghatotkacha began to shower upon that bull among car-warriors, viz, Drona's son, shafts of the measure of Aksha of battle car, like a cloud pouring torrents of rain.
Mbh.7.153.8119 Observing that his illusion was dispelled by Drona's son, proud of his prowess in battle, Ghatotkacha, once more making himself invisible, created an illusion.
Mbh.7.153.8127 He then beheld Ghatotkacha fearlessly coming towards him with bent bow and accompanied by a large number of Rakshasas that resembled lions or infuriated elephants of great strength, some riding on elephants, some on cars, and some on steeds.
Mbh.7.153.8133 Ghatotkacha came to battle, accompanied by those Rakshasas, who were, indeed, incapable of being easily defeated in battle.
Mbh.7.153.8153 Ghatotkacha, filled with rage, struck Drona's son in the chest with ten powerful shafts fierce as poison or fire.
Mbh.7.153.8155 Once more Ghatotkacha, with a broad-headed shaft, quickly cut off the bright bow that was in the hands of Drona's son.
Mbh.7.153.8162 Then Ghatotkacha, filled with rage, urged that vast Rakshasa force on, saying, Slay the son of Drona'
Mbh.7.153.8163 That command of Ghatotkacha was obeyed by those terrible Rakshasa of bright teeth, large faces, frightful aspects, gaping mouths, long tongues and eyes blazing with wrath.
Mbh.7.153.8173 Indeed, amongst those thousands of kings and those Pandavas, O Bharata, there was none, except that mighty prince of the Rakshasa, viz, the heroic Ghatotkacha, capable of even looking at the son of Drona in that battle, who was thus employed in consuming their ranks with his shafts, resembling snakes of virulent poison.
Mbh.7.153.8177 Drona's son, however, jumping down from his car, having left his bow thereon, seized it and hurled it back at Ghatotkacha himself.
Mbh.7.153.8178 Ghatotkacha, meanwhile, had quickly alighted from his car.
Mbh.7.153.8184 These two heroes, however, viz, Ghatotkacha and Dhrishtadyumna, struck and baffled Aswatthaman's shafts by means of their own shafts whose touch resembled that of fire.
Mbh.7.153.8185 The battle then that took place between those two lions among men Ghatotkacha on the one side and the son of Drona on the other became fierce in the extreme and gladdened all the combatants, O bull of Bharata's race!
Mbh.7.153.8209 Drawing the string to his ear, he quickly shot that fierce and excellent arrow resembling the rod of Death himself, aiming at Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.153.8210 That mighty shaft, equipped with beautiful wings, passing through the chest of that Rakshasa, O lord of the earth, entered the earth, piercing through it, Ghatotkacha thereupon fell down on the car.
Mbh.7.155.8338 Dhrishtadyumna, and Sikhandin and Janamejaya, the son of Durmuksha and Chandrasen, and Madrasen, and Kritavarman, Dhruva, and Dhara and Vasuchandra, and Sutejana, the sons of Drupada, and Drupada himself, conversant with high and mighty weapons, and the king of the Matsyas also, with his younger brothers, all resolutely struggling for their sake, and Gajanika, and Virabhadra, and Sudarsana, and Srutadhwaja, and Valanika, and Jayanika, and Jayaprya, and Vijaya and Labhalaksha, and Jayaswa, and Kamaratha, and the handsome brothers of Virata, and the twins Nakula and Sahadeva, and the five sons of Draupadi, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, are all fighting for the Pandavas.
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.7.163.8817 Beholding him rushing towards the car of Sini's grandson, the mighty car-warrior Ghatotkacha, O king, uttering a loud roar, addressed saying, Wait, Wait, O son of Drona!
Mbh.7.163.8821 Having said these words, that slayer of hostile heroes, viz, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, with eyes red like copper in wrath, rushed furiously against the son of Drona, like a lion rushing against a prince of elephants.
Mbh.7.163.8822 And Ghatotkacha sped at his foe shafts of the measure of the Aksha of a car, and covered that bull among car-warriors therewith, like clouds pouring torrents of rain.
Mbh.7.163.8824 He then pierced that chastiser of foes, viz, Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas, with hundreds of keen and swift-coursing arrows, all capable of penetrating into the very vitals.
Mbh.7.163.8833 Then Ghatotkacha, filled with rage, struck Drona's son, in that battle, on the chest with ten shafts, each resembling the Yuga-fire, Deeply pierced the Rakshasa, the mighty son of Drona began to tremble in that battle like a tall tree shaken by the wind.
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.7.163.8842 Having pierced that prince of Rakshasas, viz, Ghatotkacha, in that encounter thus, Drona's son, that mighty car-warrior, uttered a loud roar.
Mbh.7.171.9245 O Dhananjaya, there is none else capable of advancing against him in battle, save thee, O tiger among men, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.171.9249 As regards Ghatotkacha, he is always devoted to you and desirous of your good.
Mbh.7.171.9250 Let the mighty Ghatotkacha proceed against the son of Radha.
Mbh.7.171.9255 Then he of Dasarha's race, addressed Hidimva's son, that Rakshasa of blazing mouth and fiery eyes and body of the hue of clouds, and said these words, Listen, O Ghatotkacha, attend to what I say.
Mbh.7.171.9267 O Ghatotkacha, sires desire sons for achieving their own objects.
Mbh.7.171.9275 Sanjaya continued, Hearing those words of Kesava, Vibhatsu also, O Kauravya, said these words unto that chastiser of foes, viz, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, O Ghatotkacha, thyself, the long-armed Satyaki, and Bhimasena, the son of Pandu, these three, in my judgment, are the foremost ones among all our warriors.
Mbh.7.171.9279 Ghatotkacha said, I am match for Karna, as also for Drona, O Bharata, or for any illustrious Kshatriya accomplished in weapons.
Mbh.7.172.9286 SECTION CLXXIV Sanjaya said, Beholding the mighty-armed Ghatotkacha, O king, proceeding towards the car of Suta's son, Karna for slaughtering him in battle, thy son Duryodhana addressing Duhsasana, said these words, The Rakshasa, seeing the prowess of Karna in battle, is speedily advancing against him.
Mbh.7.172.9297 Commanded, however, by me, O Rakshasa, go thou to battle and slay Ghatotkacha in the fight, that Rakshasa of fierce deeds, born of man, ever devoted to the welfare of the Pandavas, and always slaying our elephants and steeds and car-warriors in battle, himself all the while staying in the welkin, O, despatch him to Yama's abode'
Mbh.7.172.9298 Saying, so be it' and summoning Ghatotkacha to the fight, Jatasura's son shrouded the son of Bhimasena with diverse kinds of weapons.
Mbh.7.172.9300 Seeing then the power of Ghatotkacha's illusion, the Rakshasa Alamvusha covered Ghatotkacha with showers of diverse kinds of arrows.
Mbh.7.172.9303 Similarly, thy host also, mingled with the shafts of Ghatotkacha, fled away at dead of night, O king, in thousands, throwing down their torches.
Mbh.7.172.9305 Then Ghatotkacha cut off into minute fragments the car, the driver, and all the weapons of his foe and laughed frightfully.
Mbh.7.172.9306 Then, like the clouds pouring torrents of rain on the mountains of Meru, Ghatotkacha poured showers of arrows on Karna, Alamvusha and all the Kurus.
Mbh.7.172.9309 Then Jatasura's son, carless and driverless, wrathfully struck Ghatotkacha, in that battle, with his fists.
Mbh.7.172.9310 Thus struck, Ghatotkacha trembled like a mountain with its trees and creepers and grass at the time of an earthquake.
Mbh.7.172.9313 Then Jatasura's son freeing himself from Ghatotkacha, rose up and assailed Ghatotkacha with great impetuosity.
Mbh.7.172.9314 Alamvusha also, dragging and throwing down the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, in that battle, began to crush him in rage on the surface of the earth.
Mbh.7.172.9315 The battle then that took place between those two roaring and gigantic warriors, viz, Ghatotkacha and Alamvusha, became exceedingly fierce and made the hair stand on end.
Mbh.7.172.9318 Indeed, Alamvusha and Ghatotkacha fought most wonderfully, striking each other with spiked clubs and maces and lances and mallets and axes and short clubs and mountain-cliffs.
Mbh.7.172.9320 Then Ghatotkacha, O king, desiring to slay Alamvusha, roared aloft in rage and then alighted with great quickness like a hawk.
Mbh.7.172.9322 Taking a scimitar of wonderful appearance, Ghatotkacha, of immeasurable prowess, then cut off from his trunk, O king, his fierce and mighty foe's terrible head that was still uttering awful roars.
Mbh.7.172.9323 Seizing that blood-dyed head by the hair, Ghatotkacha quickly proceeded towards Duryodhana's car.
Mbh.7.173.9331 SECTION CLXXV Dhritarashtra said, How, indeed, did that battle take place when at dead of night Vikartana's son, Karna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha encountered each other?
Mbh.7.173.9337 Sanjaya said, Of blood-red eyes, Ghatotkacha was of gigantic form.
Mbh.7.173.9384 At that time, O king, Karna could not prevail over Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9386 Beholding a celestial weapon aimed at him by Karna, Ghatotkacha, that foremost of Rakshasas invoked into existence his Rakshasa illusion.
Mbh.7.173.9388 Beholding Ghatotkacha advancing with a mighty weapon uplifted in his hands like unto the Destroyer himself of all creatures armed with his fierce and fatal club, all the kings there were struck with fear.
Mbh.7.173.9389 Terrified at the leonine roars uttered by Ghatotkacha, the elephants passed urine all the combatants trembled with fear.
Mbh.7.173.9394 Indeed, with his shafts he destroyed that illusion invoked into existence by Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9395 Beholding his illusion dispelled, Ghatotkacha, filled with rage began to shoot deadly shafts from desire of slaying the Suta's son.
Mbh.7.173.9397 Then the valiant son of the Suta, filled with rage and possessed of great lightness of hands, prevailing over Ghatotkacha, pierced the latter with ten shafts.
Mbh.7.173.9398 Then Ghatotkacha, thus pierced by the Suta's son in his vital parts and feeling great pain, took up a celestial wheel having a thousand radii.
Mbh.7.173.9402 Filled with rage upon beholding his wheel baffled, Ghatotkacha covered Karna with showers of shafts, like Rahu covering the sun.
Mbh.7.173.9404 Then Ghatotkacha, whirling a gold-decked mace, hurled it at Karna.
Mbh.7.173.9408 Slaying then all the steeds of Ghatotkacha, and cutting also his car into a hundred pieces, Karna began to pour upon him his arrows like a cloud pouring torrents of rain.
Mbh.7.173.9411 So completely was he shrouded with shafts that we could not in that battle, any longer see either the steeds or the car or the standard of Ghatotkacha or Ghatotkacha himself.
Mbh.7.173.9412 Destroying then by his own weapon, the celestial weapon of Karna, Ghatotkacha, endued with the power of illusion, began to fight with the Suta's son, aided by his powers of illusion.
Mbh.7.173.9418 The Kaurava bulls then, regarding Ghatotkacha deed, uttered loud shouts of joy.
Mbh.7.173.9425 Approaching then the vicinity of Karna's car, Ghatotkacha, with his ear-rings waving, fearlessly addressed the Suta's son, O monarch, and said, Wait a little, O Suta's son.
Mbh.7.173.9431 Beholding his illusion destroyed by Karna, O bull of Bharata's race, Ghatotkacha once more created an illusion and made himself invisible.
Mbh.7.173.9437 Then he fierce Ghatotkacha, becoming a blue cloud with a rainbow, in the welkin, began to pour upon the Suta's son a shower of stones.
Mbh.7.173.9439 Then covering all the points of the compass with innumerable shafts, he destroyed a weapon that had been aimed at him by Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9441 Once more beholding that foremost of warriors, viz, Ghatotkacha, fearlessly approaching him, surrounded by a large number of Rakshasas that resembled lions and tigers and infuriated elephants in prowess, some riding on elephants, some on cars, and some on horseback, all armed with diverse weapons and clad in diverse kinds of mail and diverse kinds of ornaments; in fact, beholding Ghatotkacha surrounded by those fierce Rakshasas like Vasava by the Maruts, the mighty bowman Karna began to battle with him fiercely.
Mbh.7.173.9442 Then Ghatotkacha piercing Karna with five shafts, uttered a terrible roar frightening all the kings.
Mbh.7.173.9443 Once more shooting an Anjalika weapon, Ghatotkacha quickly cut off the bow of Karna's hand along with the arrowy shower the latter had shot.
Mbh.7.173.9449 Among those thousands of kings on the Pandava side, O sire, there was not a single one, O monarch, that could even look at Karna then, save the mighty Ghatotkacha, that prince of Rakshasas, who was endued with terrible energy and strength, and who, inflamed with rage, then looked like Yama himself.
Mbh.7.173.9455 Karna, placing his bow on his car, jumped down on the earth and seizing that Asani hurled it back at Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9462 Struck by Karna with shafts like a mountain with torrents of rain, Ghatotkacha once more disappeared from the field of battle like the melting forms of vapour in the sky.
Mbh.7.173.9467 As regards Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9473 He then, with some straight and fierce shafts, struck the steeds of Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.173.9474 These, with broken and maimed limbs, and their backs cut by those shafts, fell down on the earth, in the very sight of Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.174.9496 His steeds, like those of Ghatotkacha, were endued with great speed, resembled elephants in shape, and had the voice of asses.
Mbh.7.174.9500 The heroic Alayudha was as mighty-armed as Ghatotkacha, and the standard of his car, endued with the splendour of the sun or fire, was, like Ghatotkacha's, pierced upon by vultures and ravens.
Mbh.7.174.9501 In form, he was more handsome than Ghatotkacha, and his face, agitated with wrath looked blazing.
Mbh.7.175.9514 O crusher of foes, see that this wretch viz, Ghatotkacha, may not, relying on his powers of illusion, slay Karna, the son of Vikarana, before thou finishest him'
Mbh.7.175.9515 Thus addressed by the king, that Rakshasa of fierce prowess and mighty arms, saying, So be it' rushed against Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.175.9519 Beholding Ghatotkacha engaged with Alayudha in battle and afflicted like the leader of a bovine herd when engaged with a lion, Bhima, that foremost of smiters, disregarding the advancing Karna, rushed towards Alayudha, riding on his car of solar effulgence and scattering clouds of shafts.
Mbh.7.175.9520 Seeing Bhima advance, Alayudha, O lord, abandoning Ghatotkacha, proceeded against Bhima himself.
Mbh.7.176.9555 SECTION CLXXVIII Sanjaya said, Seeing Bhima in that battle assailed by the cannibal, Vasudeva, approaching Ghatotkacha, said unto him these words, Behold, O mighty-armed one, Bhima is violently assailed by the Rakshasa in battle, in the very sight of all the troops and of thyself, O thou of great splendour!
Mbh.7.176.9558 Hearing these words of him of Vrishni's race, the valiant Ghatotkacha, abandoning Karna, encountered Alayudha, that prince of cannibals and brother of Vaka.
Mbh.7.176.9566 Then Alayudha, excited with rage, struck Ghatotkacha, that chastiser of foes, on the head, with a gigantic Parigha.
Mbh.7.176.9575 Beholding that illusion created by the Rakshasa Alayudha, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, soaring aloft, destroyed it by means of his own illusion.
Mbh.7.176.9576 Alayudha, beholding his own illusion destroyed by that of his foe, began to pour a heavy shower of stones on Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.176.9577 That terrible shower of stones, the valiant Ghatotkacha dispelled by means of a shower of arrows.
Mbh.7.176.9586 Then taking that head decked with a pair of ear-rings, the mighty Ghatotkacha uttered a loud roar.
Mbh.7.177.9597 SECTION CLXXIX Sanjaya said, Having slain Alayudha, the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha became filled with delight.
Mbh.7.177.9612 Beholding them broken and compelled to retreat, Ghatotkacha became mad with rage.
Mbh.7.177.9619 Sanjaya continued, When Ghatotkacha, O king, that foremost of all persons conversant with weapons, found that he could not prevail over Karna, he invoked into existence a fierce and mighty weapon.
Mbh.7.177.9636 Afflicted by Ghatotkacha with that terrible shower of arrows all around, that host of Duryodhana was seen to wander in great pain over the field.
Mbh.7.177.9648 Those Yatudhanas of terrible forms created by Ghatotkacha with the aid of his powers of illusion pouring that thick shower of mighty weapons spared neither those that were terrified nor those that begged for quarter.
Mbh.7.177.9660 Then a Sataghni equipped with wheels, hurled by Ghatotkacha, slew the four steeds of Karna simultaneously.
Mbh.7.177.9672 Inflamed with rage like a wrathful lion and unable to brook the assaults of the Rakshasa, Karna took up that foremost of victory-giving and invincible darts, desirous of compassing the destruction of Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.177.9677 Destroying that blazing illusion of Ghatotkacha and piercing right through his breast that resplendent dart soared aloft in the night and entered a starry constellation in the firmament.
Mbh.7.177.9678 Having fought, using diverse beautiful weapons, with many heroic Rakshasa and human warriors, Ghatotkacha, then uttering diverse terrible roars, fell, deprived of life with that dart of Sakra.
Mbh.7.178.9692 Our troops are flying away, beholding Ghatotkacha slain.
Mbh.7.178.9702 O thou of great splendour, know, O Dhananjaya, that Karna, his dart being baffled through Ghatotkacha, is already slain in battle.
Mbh.7.178.9706 By good luck, his infallible dart also is now baffled, through Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.178.9714 From that time, O mighty-armed one, when the high-souled Sakra gave that dart unto Karna in exchange for the latter's ear-rings, and celestial armour, that dart, viz, which has slain Ghatotkacha, from that time, Vrisha, having obtained it, had always regarded thee as slain in battle!
Mbh.7.178.9728 Other great Rakshasas having Hidimva and Kirmira and Vaka for their foremost, as also Alayudha, that grinder of hostile troops, and Ghatotkacha, that crusher of foes and warrior of fierce deeds, have all been slain
Mbh.7.179.9763 If Karna had not slain him with his dart in great battle, I myself would have had to slay Bhima's son Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.180.9788 Indeed, that dart which was such a mighty weapon and upon which rested his victory, alas, that dart, hath, by Vasudeva, been made fruitless through Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.180.9790 Even so hath that fatal dart been rendered fruitless through Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.180.9792 If Ghatotkacha had slain Karna in battle, that would have been a great gain for the Pandavas.
Mbh.7.180.9793 If, on the other hand, Karna had slain Ghatotkacha, that too would have been a great gain to them in consequence of the loss of Karna's dart.
Mbh.7.180.9794 Endued with great wisdom, that lion among men, viz, Vasudeva, reflecting in this way, and for doing what was agreeable to and good for the Pandavas, caused Ghatotkacha to be slain by Karna in battle'
Mbh.7.180.9795 Sanjaya said, Knowing the feat that Karna desired to achieve, the slayer of Madhu, the mighty-armed Janardana, O king, commanded the prince of the Rakshasas, Ghatotkacha of mighty energy, to engage in single combat with Karna for rendering, O monarch, the latter's fatal dart fruitless.
Mbh.7.180.9836 Beholding that dart, therefore, rendered futile through Ghatotkacha, O bull amongst the Sinis, I regarded Dhananjaya today to have been rescued from within the jaws of Death.
Mbh.7.181.9851 Vasava's dart is lost, having effected the slaughter of Ghatotkacha who was as insignificant as straw.
Mbh.7.181.9858 How, indeed, did these excited with wrath at the death of the ruler of the Sindhus, and those at the death of Ghatotkacha, each side unable to brook their loss, fight that nocturnal battle'
Mbh.7.181.9859 Sanjaya said, Upon the slaughter, that night, O king, of the Rakshasa, Ghatotkacha, by Karna, thy troops, filled with joy, uttered loud shouts.
Mbh.7.181.9874 Learning that Partha, having white steeds, had departed for the acquisition of weapons, that great bowman viz, Ghatotkacha, O Krishna, came to me at Kamyaka.
Mbh.7.181.9879 My affection for Ghatotkacha, that prince of the Rakshasas is twice that, O Janardana, which I naturally bear towards Sahadeva.
Mbh.7.181.9888 Having caused a great slaughter amongst us, and in the very sight of Savyasachin, Karna, O Krishna, hath slain Bhimasena's son of great strength, the Rakshasa, Ghatotkacha.
Mbh.7.181.9922 Indeed, Ghatotkacha hath been slain by death himself making the dart of Vasava an instrument only.
Mbh.7.182.9933 In consequence, however of the slaughter of Ghatotkacha by the Suta's son that night, the king became filled with grief and anger.
Mbh.9.59.4266 The dart that had been begged of Shakra as a boon by Karna for the slaughter of Arjuna was baffled by thee through Ghatotkacha!
Mbh.12.42.2146 Yudhishthira accompanied by Draupadi, gave much wealth for the sake of Drona and the high-souled Karna, of Dhrishtadyumna and Abhimanyu, of the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha, the son of Hidimva, and of Virata, and his other well-wishers that had served him loyally, and of Drupada and the five sons of Draupadi.
Mbh.15.32.1299 There were the sons of Draupadi and the son of Subhadra, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha.
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