|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 72: The Slaying of the Demon Jarāsandha|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.72.39
tayor evaḿ praharatoḥ
nirviśeṣam abhūd yuddham
tayoḥ — of the two; evam — thus; praharatoḥ — striking; sama — equal; śikṣā — whose training; bala — strength; ojasoḥ — and stamina; nirviśeṣam — indecisive; abhūt — was; yuddham — the fight; akṣīṇa — undiminished; javayoḥ — whose exertion; nṛpa — O King.
As they thus fought, this contest between opponents of equal training, strength and stamina reached no conclusion. And so they kept on fighting, O King, without any letup.
Some ācāryas include the following two verses in the text of this chapter, and Śrīla Prabhupāda has also translated them in Kṛṣṇa:
evaḿ tayor mahā-rāja
dināni niragaḿs tatra
suhṛd-van niśi tiṣṭhatoḥ
ekadā mātuleyaḿ vai
prāha rājan vṛkodaraḥ
na śakto 'haḿ jarāsandhaḿ
nirjetuḿ yudhi mādhava
"Thus, O King, they continued to fight for twenty-seven days. At the end of each day's fighting, both lived at night as friends in Jarāsandha's palace. Then on the twenty-eighth day, O King, Vṛkodara [Bhīma] told his maternal cousin, 'Mādhava, I cannot defeat Jarāsandha in battle.' "
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