When Duryodhana came to know that Kichaka was killed, he
was sure that the Pandavas were in Viratnagar because nobody other than
Bhima was strong enough to kill him. Duryodhana decided to attack
Viratnagar and capture the Pandavas.
Susharma, the ruler of Trijata, was the enemy of King Virata. He also
decided to attack Viratnagar. He joined
hands with Duryodhana. Both
Susharma and Duryodhana attacked Viratnagar from two sides and
captured a large territory and cattle. King Virata got frightened. But
Yudhisthira offered to help him. Accompanied by the other Pandavas, he
fought from king Vitrata's side. The armies of Susharma and Duryodhana
started losing. But Susharma played a trick and captured Virata.
Yudhisthira said to Bhima, "King Virata has given us shelter. It is
our duty to protect him." Bhima defeated Susharma and rescued Virata.
Meanwhile, Duryodhana had taken away hundreds of cattle of Viratnagar. Virata sent his son Uttar to fight him. Arjuna, who was working as the
royal music teacher, became his charioteer. Faced with the huge army of
Duryodhana, Uttar got scared. Seeing this Arjuna started fighting with
Duryodhana. Duryodhana immediately recognised Arjuna and was very happy
that the Pandavas were discovered in the thirteenth year was already over.
Arjuna bravely fought the Kaurava army and in no time defeated them,
freeing all the cattle. When the news of victory reached King Virata,
there was jubilation everywhere.