आह्वयन्तो विशन्तोऽग्रे युयुधुर्द्वन्द्वयोधिन: ॥ २७ ॥
kṣipanto marmabhir mithaḥ
āhvayanto viśanto ’gre
te — all of them (the demigods and the demons); anyonyam — one another; abhisaṁsṛtya — having come forward face to face; kṣipantaḥ — chastising one another; marmabhiḥ mithaḥ — with much pain to the cores of the hearts of one another; āhvayantaḥ — addressing one another; viśantaḥ — having entered the battlefield; agre — in front; yuyudhuḥ — fought; dvandva-yodhinaḥ — two combatants chose each other.
The demigods and demons came before each other and reproached one another with words piercing to the heart. Then they drew near and began fighting face to face in pairs.