(THE COMPLETE YOGA SASTRA)
Tatah Sankhascha bheryascha panavaanaka gomukhaah |
sahasaavabhyahanyantha sa sabdastumulobhavathu ||
Bheeshma enthused his entire army by his war-cry, made through his Conch-sound. Enthused thus by their commander-in-chief, all other warriors in Kaurava army blared forth their respective war cries with their respective sound-instruments.
Kurukshetra was called Dharma Kshetra. In the west, it is said that "all is fair in Love and war." it was not so in wars fought by Great commanders in India. In Ramayana also, on their first day of battle with each other, Rama reduced the great Ravana into utter helplessness, destroying his chariot and all his arms. But, Rama didn't kill him then. He asked him to go back, get ready with his arms and chariot again, sleep well, eat well and come back again next day to fight him. This was in consonance with the principles of "Dharma Yuddha" or righteous war.
Maadhavah Paandavaschaiva Divyau sankhau pradadhmutah ||
Paanchajanyam Hriseekeso Devadattam Dhananjayah |
Paundram dadhmou mahaasankham Bheemakarmaa vrikodarah ||
Bheema was famous for his huge physical prowess. Hrisheekesa means, conqueror of senses. He was the charioteer, holding the reins of Arjuna's divine chariot and controlling them. In reality, he was the controller of Arjuna's senses and his destiny. Arjuna had placed himself and his goal of victory in the war totally in the hands of Hriseekesa or Lord Krishna.