sphuradbhir viśadaiḥ śastraiḥ
yādasām iva sāgarau
citra-dhvaja-paṭaiḥ—with very nicely decorated flags and canopies; rājan—O King; ātapatraiḥ—with umbrellas for protection from the sunshine; sita-amalaiḥ—most of them very clean and white; mahā-dhanaiḥ—by very valuable; vajra-daṇḍaiḥ—with rods made of valuable jewels and pearls; vyajanaiḥ—with fans; bārha-cāmaraiḥ—with other fans made of peacock feathers; vāta-uddhūta—flapping with the breeze; uttara-uṣṇīṣaiḥ—with upper and lower garments; arcirbhiḥ—by the effulgence; varma-bhūṣaṇaiḥ—with ornaments and shields; sphuradbhiḥ—shining; viśadaiḥ—sharp and clean; śastraiḥ—with weapons; sutarām—excessively; sūrya-raśmibhiḥ—with the dazzling illumination of the sunshine; deva-dānava-vīrāṇām—of all the heroes of the parties of both the demons and the demigods; dhvajinyau—the two parties of soldiers, each one bearing his own flag; pāṇḍu-nandana—O descendant of Mahārāja Pāṇḍu; rejatuḥ—distinctly recognized; vīra-mālābhiḥ—with garlands used by heroes; yādasām—of aquatics; iva—just like; sāgarau—two oceans.
O King, O descendant of Mahārāja Pāṇḍu, the soldiers of both the demigods and demons were decorated by canopies, colorful flags, and umbrellas with handles made of valuable jewels and pearls. They were further decorated by fans made of peacock feathers and by other fans also. The soldiers, their upper and lower garments waving in the breeze, naturally looked very beautiful, and in the light of the glittering sunshine their shields, ornaments and sharp, clean weapons appeared dazzling. Thus the ranks of soldiers seemed like two oceans with bands of aquatics.
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