Chapter 62 Warriors Are Ready to Fight in Kurukshetra
All warriors were mentally ready for the fight. Together, the soldiers of the two sides swore sincerely to uphold the customary laws of battle.
The rules of engagement and tactics used in battle might change from time to time. We can only comprehend the epic if we keep in mind what was popular at the time of the Mahabharata battle. Otherwise, parts of the plot would be confusing.
The reader may get a general picture of the laws of warfare used in the battle of Kurukshetra from what follows. At dusk each day, the conflict was finished, and the adversaries began to interact amicably. This is in sharp contract to terrorism activities of muslims who conduct night raids to loot women and peasants and non-combating people. The real war was always fought by Hindu kings. With advent of Shukra’s islam, cowardly terrorism acts on innocent unarmed people were fabricated as war in terrorism manual quran. That is why these modern zombies in human forms deserve Takshak’s model of attacks and Gopal Patha’s PathaGiri.
Only equals may engage in single combat, and dharma-contradictory tactics are prohibited. As a result, people who quit or retired would not be criticised. Only a horseman, not a person on foot, could be attacked.
Similarly, only their opposite numbers in the opposing ranks might fight in battle, including charioteers, elephant troops, and infantrymen.
Those who asked for quarter or gave themselves up were spared from death. Neither could anybody who was not already involved in fighting point his weapons at another person who was.
Slaying someone who had lost his armour, was retiring, was disarmed, or whose attention was diverted was improper. Additionally, non-combatants who were serving as attendants or who were blowing conchs or banging drums were not to be the target of any shafts.
The Kauravas and the Pandavas earnestly pledged that they would abide by these regulations.
Men’s concepts of good and wrong have undergone several variations throughout history. In contemporary combat, nothing is safe from attack.
In addition to making armaments the target of assault, dumb animals like horses, camels, mules, and medical supplies—indeed, non-combatants of all ages—are also mercilessly obliterated.
Even in the Mahabharata conflict, established traditions occasionally went too far.
The incidents of war makes it very evident that, for a variety of reasons, there were sporadic violations. Overall though, all sides in the Kurukshetra fight adhered to the acknowledged norms of just and compassionate warfare. And the infrequent infractions were seen as wicked and dishonourable.
Bhishma spoke to the princes he was commanding and said: “Heroes, this is your magnificent chance. The gates of paradise are wide open in front of you. You will like living with Indra and Brahma. Follow the kshatriya dharma and walk the path of your forefathers. Fight with delight to become famous and great. A kshatriya would rather die on the battlefield than in his bed from illness or old age “and the princes screamed success to the Kauravas in response, ordering their trumpets to blast.
The palm tree and five stars on Bhishma’s flag were brilliantly illuminated. The lion tail on Aswatthama’s moved in the air.
The ascetic’s bowl and bow sparkled in Drona’s golden standard, and the snake from Duryodhana’s fabled flag triumphantly danced with its hood outstretched.
While Jayadratha’s banner featured a wild boar, Kripa’s featured a bull.
The battlefield then displayed a pageant of flags, some similar to others.
Yudhishthira gave Arjuna the following instructions as soon as he saw the Kaurava army in battle formation: “The adversary has a sizable force. Due to the size of our force, concentration should be our strategy rather than deployment, which will only make us weaker. Therefore, we will deploy our forces in a needle shape.”
Arjuna became extremely concerned when he saw men lined up on both sides for mutual murder, and Krishna talked to him to calm his anger and allay his worries.
The Bhagavad Gita, revered in millions of hearts as the Word of God, is Krishna’s advice to Arjuna at this point. Everyone agrees that the Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest works of literature ever created.
All men, whether wealthy or impoverished, intelligent or illiterate, who have looked for light in the dark challenges of life have been taught the path of life by its gospel of commitment to duty, without attachment or desire of reward.
Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Allow Enemies to Weaken our Dharma and Bharat
This historical epic Mahabharat is known as fifth Veda. It is a common misconception spread by mlecchas; muslims and christian missionaries, and secular Hindus that reading Mahabharat or keeping it at home will likely lead to arguments and fighting. All of this misinformation was spread by illiterate mlecchas and anti-Hindus, and it is completely incorrect. It is done to mentally weaken Hindus so that they avoid reading Mahabharat. Because Mahabharat invokes bravery, pride and sense of confidence in Hindus.
Keep a copy of Mahabharat at home and read it online at the HariBhakt website. Mahabharat is rightly called the fifth Veda for Kaliyuga people because it is a tool and guidance to invoke confidence and bravery in Sanatan Dharmi Hindus.
You can read complete Mahabharat by following Chapter links given below. You can check Glossary of Mahabharat here.