|Chapter 1||Lamenting the Consequence of War||Verse 4|
Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Madhvacarya has no commentary so we present Baladeva Vidyabhusana's.
Duryodhana's use of the words atra surah in addressing Drona is an innuendo meaning: If you are thinking that because the Pandavas army commanded by Dristayumna are less than ours they can be easily defeated and there is nothing to worry about you are mistaken. These warriors are all mighty bowmen, the arrows from whose bows can never be thwarted by any enemy. Not only that but their expertise in the art of warfare is equal to that of Bhima and Arjuna. Yuyudhana who is also known as Satyaki, Virata and Drupada are distinguished as maha-ratha meaning the mightiest of chariot warriors.
Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya:
Anyway let it be so, Durydhana concedes and concludes that every one of the soldiers in his battalions can defeat the army of the Pandavas headed by Dhristadyumna and that Drona should have no doubts about this as they are not invincible. This he is stating in this verse and the next 2 verses describing the might and valour of the individual warriors among the Pandava ranks. In their army are many valiant heroes, hence it is not possible for their army to be defeated by anyone single-handed. The valiant warriors Yuyudhana known as Satyaki, King Virata, Drupada and others are all mighty bowman and moreover they are not less skilled in the science of warfare but equal to Bhima and Arjuna. The use of the description maharatha which confirms a warrior who is able to defeat in battle 10,000 opponents at a time applies to all three warriors as well as Arjuna and Bhima.