Chapter 75 Drona Was Made Leader of the Army
In order to decide who should be given ultimate leadership of the armies, Duryodhana and Karna conferred.
Karna answered, “Well, any one of these royal warriors fighting for you is great enough to be given command of our army as supreme commander.
“All of these monarchs possess comparable prowess, vitality, strength, skill, bravery, ancestry, and knowledge. They cannot all be given joint command, and if one of them were picked, the other members would feel offended and might not give the cause their full effort. As a result, we risk suffering. My recommendation is that Dronacharya, who taught all of these rulers and soldiers, be appointed supreme commander. He is perhaps the most powerful person using weapons today. He possesses the attributes needed to command our army better than any other kshatriya. Therefore, let’s install him.”
This was chosen because Duryodhana concurred that it was the appropriate course of action.
In front of the gathered warriors and princes, Duryodhana walked to Dronacharya and knelt before him and said, “Reverily Master, you are superior to everyone here in this room in terms of caste, genealogy, scientific knowledge, age, wisdom, bravery, and talent. I implore you to obey the absolute mandate. This army is under your leadership, and it will win.”
This proposition was met with raucous welcome and battle shouts from the gathering monarchs, which made Duryodhana happy. Drona was properly fitted to great applause. The Kauravas felt as though they had already defeated the adversary as a result of courtiers’ adoration and the sound of trumpets that followed the ritual. Their excitement and faith in Drona’s leadership were at an all-time high.
The troops was arranged in a circle by Drona. The Kaurava troops gained new bravery and delight when they witnessed Karna, who had previously stepped aside, moving around in his large chariot on the battlefield.
In the army, there was a rumour that the great Bhishma had not given the battle his all because he did not want to kill the sons of Pandu. The Pandavas would be wiped out now that Karna was on the battlefield, though.
Overseeing the fight for five days was Dronacharya. Despite his elderly age, he stayed active throughout the battlefield and exuded the youthful warrior’s ferocity. The Pandava armies dispersed whenever he led an assault, much like clouds before a storm. The best soldiers on the Pandava side were personally engaged by him in combat. In several battles, he outlasted Satyaki, Bhima, Arjuna, Dhrishtadyumna, Abhimanyu, Drupada, and Kasiraja and won.
The five days he was in charge, he tormented and severely punished the Pandava army.
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.
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