Adhiratha's son (Karna), loudly assuring the troops with the words 'Do not fear' proceeded to face Arjuna. Then (Karna)
- that foremost of Bharata car-warriors,
- that delighter of all the Bharatas,
- that first of all persons acquainted with weapons,
- Dhristadyumna and
- Bhima and
- the mighty car-warrior Satyaki, all approached Karna, and each of them pierced in with three straight shafts.