Arjuna attacked Bhishma trying to restore order.
Arjuna and Bhishma again engaged in a fierce duel, however Arjuna's heart was not in the battle as he did not like the idea of attacking his grand-uncle. During the battle, Bhishma killed numerous soldiers of Arjuna's armies. The fourth-day of the battle was noted for the valour shown by Bhima. Bhishma commanded the Kaurava army to move on the offensive from the outset. While Abhimanyu was still in his mother's womb, Arjuna had taught Abhimanyu on how to break and enter the chakra vyuha.
But, before explaining how to exit the chakra Vyuha, Arjuna was interrupted by Krishna another story is that Abhimanyu's mother falls asleep while Arjuna was explaining the chakra vyuha exit strategy. Thus from birth, Abhimanyu only knew how to enter the Chakra vyuha but didn't know how to come out of it. When the Kauravas formed the chakravyuha, Abhimanyu entered it but was surrounded and attacked by a number of Kaurava princes. Arjuna joined the fray in aid of Abhimanyu. Bhima appeared on the scene with his mace aloft and started attacking the Kauravas. Duryodhana sent a huge force of elephants at Bhima.
When Bhima saw the mass of elephants approaching, he got down from his chariot and attacked them singlehandedly with his iron mace. They scattered and stampeded into the Kaurava forces killing many. Duryodhana ordered an all-out attack on Bhima. Bhima withstood all that was thrown at him and attacked Duryodhana's brothers, killing eight of them. Bhima was soon struck by an arrow from Dushasana, the second-eldest Kaurava, on the chest and sat down in his chariot dazed. Duryodhana was distraught at the loss of his brothers. Duryodhana, overwhelmed by sorrow at the loss of his brothers, went to Bhishma at the end of the fourth day of the battle and asked his commander how could the Pandavas, facing a superior force against them, still prevail and win.
Bhishma replied that the Pandavas had justice on their side and advised Duryodhana to seek peace. When the battle resumed on the fifth day, the slaughter continued. The Pandava army again suffered against Bhishma's attacks. Satyaki bore the brunt of Drona 's attacks and could not withstand them.
Bhima drove by and rescued Satyaki. Arjuna fought and killed thousands of soldiers sent by Duryodhana to attack him.
Dating back to "remote antiquity", it is still a living force in the life of the Indian masses. Incidently, the dating of the Mahabharat War has been. Divergence of views regarding the Mahabharata war is due to the absence of reliable history of the ancient period. This is.
Bhima engaged in a fierce duel with Bhishma, which remained inconclusive. Drupada and his son Shikandi drove to aid Bhima with his fight with Bhishma, but they were stopped by Vikarna, one of Duryodhana's brothers, who attacked them with his arrows, injuring both father and son badly. The unimaginable carnage continued during the ensuing days of the battle. The sixth day was marked by a prodigious slaughter.
Drona caused immeasurable loss of life on the Pandava side. The formations of both the armies were broken. However, Bhima managed to penetrate the Kaurava formation and attacked Duryodhana.
Duryodhana was defeated, but was rescued by others. The Upapandavas sons of Draupadi fought with Ashwathama and destroyed his chariot. The day's battle ended with the defeat of the Kauravas. On the 7th day, Drona slew Shanka, a son of Virata. Yuyuthsu was injured by Kripacharya in a sword fight. Nakula and Sahadeva fight Duryodhana's brothers but are overwhelmed by the number of them. The terrific carnage continued, and the day's battle ended with the victory of the Kauravas.
On the 8th day, Bhima killed 17 of Dhritarashtra's sons. Iravan , the son of Arjuna and the snake-princess Ulupi killed 5 brothers of Shakuni, princes hailing from Gandhara. Duryodhana sent the Rakshasa fighter Alamvusha to kill Iravan, and the latter was killed by the Rakshasa after a fierce fight. The day ended with a crushing defeat of the Kauravas.
On the 9th day, Krishna, overwhelmed by anger at the apparent inability of Arjuna to defeat Bhishma , rushed towards the Kaurava commander, jumping furiously from the chariot taking the wheel of a fallen chariot in his hands. Realizing that the war could not be won as long as Bhishma was standing, Krishna suggested the strategy of placing a eunuch in the field to face him.
Some sources however state that it was Yudhishthira who visited Bhishma's camp at night asking him for help. To this Bhishma said that he would not fight a eunuch.
On the tenth day, the Pandavas, unable to withstand Bhishma's prowess, decided to put Shikhandi , who had been a woman in a prior life in front of Bhishma, as Bhishma has taken a vow not to attack a woman. Shikhandi's arrows fell on Bhishma without hindrance. Arjuna positioned himself behind Shikhandi, protecting himself from Bhishma's attack and aimed his arrows at the weak points in Bhishma's armour.
Soon, with arrows sticking from every part of his body, the great warrior fell from his chariot. His body did not touch the ground as it was held aloft by the arrows protruding from his body. The Kauravas and Pandavas gathered around Bhishma and at his request, Arjuna placed three arrows under Bhishma's head to support it. Bhishma had promised his father, King Shantanu, that he would live until Hastinapur were secured from all directions.
To keep this promise, Bhishma used the boon of "Ichcha Mrityu" self wished death given to him by his father. After the war was over, when Hastinapur had become safe from all sides and after giving lessons on politics and Vishnu Sahasranama to the Pandavas, Bhishma died on the first day of Uttarayana. With Bhishma unable to continue, Karna entered the battlefield, much to Duryodhana's joy.
He made Drona the supreme commander of the Kaurava forces, according to Karna's suggestion. Duryodhana wanted to capture Yudhishthira alive. Killing Yudhishthira in battle would only enrage the Pandavas more, whereas holding him as hostage would be strategically useful. Drona formulated his battle plans for the eleventh day to this aim.
He cut down Yudhishthira's bow and the Pandava army feared that their leader would be taken prisoner. Arjuna rushed to the scene, however and with a flood of arrows stopped Drona. With his attempts to capture Yudhishthira thwarted, Drona confided to Duryodhana that it would be difficult as long as Arjuna was around. So, he ordered the Samsaptakas the Trigarta warriors headed by Susharma, who had vowed to either conquer or die to keep Arjuna busy in a remote part of the battlefield, an order which they readily obeyed, on account of their old hostilities with the Pandava scion.
However, Arjuna managed to defeat them before the afternoon, and then faced Bhagadatta , the ruler of Pragjyotisha modern day Assam , India , who had been creating havoc among the Pandava troops, defeating great warriors like Bhima , Abhimanyu and Satyaki. Thereafter 9 Nandas would rule for years. Nanda would be destroyed by a Brahmin and Chandragupta would be enthroned. We know that Chandragupta Maurya ascended the throne in B. So we can thus calculate backwards:. We find here only 74 kings, but Megasthenes tells us about kings. These may be from the period between Ripunjaya and Puranjaya.
Thus calculating from the data of 74 kings who ruled for years, we get a period of years for 64 kings. Adding the two we get years for kings.
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