Bhishma-vadha Parva (Chapters: 43–124) - 4th Day of the WAR

The fourth-day war starts, with Bhishma avoiding Abhimanyu, who encounters Partha. Abhimanyu fights a group with Drona's son among them. An army surrounds Arjuna, with his son Abhimanyu, hoping to slay them both.

Dhristadyumna, beholding them both surrounded by the foe, with his division comes to aid them. Salya battles Dhrishtadyumna and cuts off his bow. Abhimanyu comes to aid Dhrishtadyumna. A melee occurs there.

Bhima terrifies the Kaurava brothers and makes them flee to save Duryodhana. Duryodhana sends the Magadha division, consisting of 10,000 elephants, to advance towards Bhimasena.

Bhimasena, mace in hand, jumps down from his car and, uttering a roar, rushes towards the elephant division. He starts to slaughter those divisions and routs that large part of the army.

Alamvusha (Rakshasa) battles Satyaki. Later, Bhurisravas battles Satyaki. Duryodhana and his brothers battle against Bhima.

Duryodhana breaks Bhima's bow and afflicts his charioteer Visoka by his shafts, in return his bow is broken by Bhima. In a rage, Duryodhana aims a terrible shaft at Bhimasena, which strikes his chest, and, deeply pierced, he swoons.

Abhimanyu comes to aid Bhima. Regaining consciousness, Bhima faces 14 brothers of Kauravas and sends 8 of them to death's domain, shocking Duryodhana.

Other brothers fled from the battle for fear of Bhima. Bhagdatta, riding his elephant, battles Bhimasena.

A group of the Pandava army attack Bhagdatta, surrounding him, and striking fear into his elephant with their attack. King Bhagdatta in a rage, strikes Bhimasena in his chest with his shaft, which causes Bhima to swoon.

Gatotkacha comes to aid his father and, disappearing from view, creates a terrible illusion, reappearing assuming a fierce form, himself riding Airavata created by his power of illusion, with three other elephants following him.

They four afflict Bhagdatta's elephants with their tusks, which causes that elephant to utter loud cries. And hearing those terrible and loud cries of that elephant, Bhishma—with Drona, Suyodhana, and other kings—comes to rescue him.

Bhishma avoids fight with Gatotkacha as the evening was approaching, and withdraws his troops.

The Pandavas shouts for their victory and worship both heroes: Bhima and his son. King Duryodhana becomes cheerless at the death of his brothers and begins to pass the hours in meditation.