वृत: कतिपयामात्यैरश्वमारुह्य सैन्धवम् ॥ २३ ॥
प्रगृह्य रुचिरं चापं शरांश्च परमाद्भुतान् ।
दंशितोऽनुमृगं वीरो जगाम दिशमुत्तराम् ॥ २४ ॥
vicaran mṛgayāṁ vane
aśvam āruhya saindhavam
śarāṁś ca paramādbhutān
daṁśito ’numṛgaṁ vīro
jagāma diśam uttarām
saḥ — Sudyumna; ekadā — once upon a time; mahārāja — O King Parīkṣit; vicaran — touring; mṛgayām — for hunting; vane — in the forest; vṛtaḥ — accompanied; katipaya — a few; amātyaiḥ — by ministers or associates; aśvam — upon a horse; āruhya — riding; saindhavam — born in the Sindhupradeśa; pragṛhya — holding in hand; ruciram — beautiful; cāpam — bow; śarān ca — and arrows; parama-adbhutān — very wonderful, uncommon; daṁśitaḥ — wearing armor; anumṛgam — behind the animals; vīraḥ — the hero; jagāma — went toward; diśam uttarām — the north.
O King Parīkṣit, that hero Sudyumna, accompanied by a few ministers and associates and riding on a horse brought from Sindhupradeśa, once went into the forest to hunt. He wore armor and was decorated with bows and arrows, and he was very beautiful. While following the animals and killing them, he reached the northern part of the forest.