1. 31

    यतो यतोऽसौ प्रहरत्परश्वधो मनोऽनिलौजाः परचक्रसूदनः । ततस्ततश्छिन्नभुजोरुकन्धरा निपेतुरुर्व्यां हतसूतवाहनाः ।। ९-१५-३१ ।।

    Lord Paraśurāma, being expert in killing the military strength of the enemy, worked with the speed of the mind and the wind, slicing his enemies with his chopper [paraśu]. Wherever he went, the enemies fell, their legs, arms and shoulders being severed, their chariot drivers killed, and their carriers, the elephants and horses, all annihilated. ।। 9-15-31 ।।

  2. 32

    दृष्ट्वा स्वसैन्यं रुधिरौघकर्दमे रणाजिरे रामकुठारसायकैः । विवृक्णचर्मध्वजचापविग्रहं निपातितं हैहय आपतद्रुषा ।। ९-१५-३२ ।।

    By manipulating his axe and arrows, Lord Paraśurāma cut to pieces the shields, flags, bows and bodies of Kārtavīryārjuna’s soldiers, who fell on the battlefield, muddying the ground with their blood. Seeing these reverses, Kārtavīryārjuna, infuriated, rushed to the battlefield. ।। 9-15-32 ।।

  3. 33

    अथार्जुनः पञ्चशतेषु बाहुभिर्धनुःषु बाणान् युगपत्स सन्दधे । रामाय रामोऽस्त्रभृतां समग्रणीस्तान्येकधन्वेषुभिराच्छिनत्समम् ।। ९-१५-३३ ।।

    Then Kārtavīryārjuna, with his one thousand arms, simultaneously fixed arrows on five hundred bows to kill Lord Paraśurāma. But Lord Paraśurāma, the best of fighters, released enough arrows with only one bow to cut to pieces immediately all the arrows and bows in the hands of Kārtavīryārjuna. ।। 9-15-33 ।।

  4. 34

    पुनः स्वहस्तैरचलान् मृधेऽङ्घ्रिपानुत्क्षिप्य वेगादभिधावतो युधि । भुजान् कुठारेण कठोरनेमिना चिच्छेद रामः प्रसभं त्वहेरिव ।। ९-१५-३४ ।।

    When his arrows were cut to pieces, Kārtavīryārjuna uprooted many trees and hills with his own hands and again rushed strongly toward Lord Paraśurāma to kill him. But Paraśurāma then used his axe with great force to cut off Kārtavīryārjuna’s arms, just as one might lop off the hoods of a serpent. ।। 9-15-34 ।।

  5. 35

    कृत्तबाहोः शिरस्तस्य गिरेः श‍ृङ्गमिवाहरत् । हते पितरि तत्पुत्रा अयुतं दुद्रुवुर्भयात् ।। ९-१५-३५ ।।

    Thereafter, Paraśurāma cut off like a mountain peak the head of Kārtavīryārjuna, who had already lost his arms. When Kārtavīryārjuna’s ten thousand sons saw their father killed, they all fled in fear. ।। 9-15-35 ।।