1.16: The King Dharmaraja, the son of Kunti, blew the Anantavijaya, Nakalu and Sahadeo, the Sugosh and Manipushpaka, respectively.

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1.16: कुन्तीपुत्र राजा युधिष्ठिर ने अनन्तविजय नामक शंख बजाया तथा नकुल और सहदेव ने सुघोष और मणिपुष्पक नामक शंख बजाये।

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1.17: The king of Kasi, an exellent archer, Sikhandi, the mighty car-warrior, Dhrishtadyumna and Virata and Satyaki, the unconered.

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1.17: श्रेष्ठ धनुषवाले काशिराज, महारथी शिखण्डी, धृष्टद्युम्न,  राजा विराट और अजेय सात्यकि।

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1.18: Drupada and the sons of Draupadi, and the son of Subhadra, (Abhimanyu) the mighty-armed all (of them) together, O king, blew their respective conchs.

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1.18: हे राजन् ! राजा द्रुपद,  द्रौपदी के पुत्र और महाबाहु सौभद्र (अभिमन्यु) इन सब ने अलग-अलग शंख बजाये।

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