Another mAraNa strike
The amAtya had warned us that we would face a mAraNa strike anytime. Sensing trouble we deployed the arrows of sharva around us. The archers surrounded us completely to shield us from the kR^ityA which was to strike. We were coursing in the grip of the kR^ityA, without much apparent effect. But suddenly the ratha in which we travelled was smashed completely. We were glad that the archers had kept us alive and we escaped with life, though our ratha was completely smashed.