Chapter 80 Veergati of Abhimanyu and Cowardly Acts of Kauravas
The Pandavas had carefully followed Abhimanyu as he broke into the Kaurava formation, acting in accordance with their plan. The brave king of the Sindhus and Dhritarashtra’s son-in-law Jayadratha, however, swooped down on the Pandavas with all of his forces and allowed the formation’s gap to be successfully and securely filled up, making it impossible for the Pandavas to force their way in.
Jayadratha’s bow was broken by a javelin thrown by Yudhishthira. However, the Saindhava quickly picked up a different bow and fired precise shafts at Dharmaputra.
Bhimasena’s arrows accomplished their fatal mission by toppling Jayadratha’s car’s canopy and flagstaff. However, Saindhava stayed vigilant and rearmed himself whenever his equipment malfunctioned. He destroyed Bhima’s chariot horses, forcing them to board Satyaki’s vehicle. In this way, Jayadratha, with unyielding bravery, stopped the Pandavas from coming in after Abhimanyu. As a result, the Kaurava soldiers encircled and isolated the young hero.
But Subhadra’s kid showed no sign of giving up. He assaulted every warrior around and slew a large number of them. The troops that were going to assault him vanished before his arrows, much like rivers disappearing into the ocean. The assaults of Abhimanyu caused the Kaurava army to tremble.
Then, Lakshmana, a brave young warrior who was Duryodhana’s son, dashed towards Abhimanyu. As soon as they noticed this, the troops who had been fleeing turned around and helped Lakshmana, shooting arrows at Abhimanyu like rain on a hill. However, Arjuna’s son remained unfazed and sent Lakshmana through with a fast, brilliant arrow that looked like a freshly shed snake. The gorgeous young man, who had a lovely nose, brows, and hair, was killed on the battlefield, and the Kaurava troops were overcome with sorrow.
Duryodhana yelled, “To hell with the evil Abhimanyu!” when the six mighty soldiers, Dorna, Kripa, Karna, Aswatthama, Brihatbala, and Kritavarma drew near Abhimanyu.
Karna heard Drona tell him, “It is difficult to breach this youth’s armour.” “Cut off his horses’ reins by aiming at them. So disable him, then sneak up behind him to attack.”
Surya’s kid acted likewise. A shaft fired from behind damaged Abhimanyu’s bow. They slaughtered his charioteer and horses. The young warrior was now hampered and faced his adversaries while standing on the battlefield with a sword and shield.
The other warriors were in awe of him as he stood fearless, embodying kshatriya dharma. He battled the several warriors who had encircled him while whirling his blade with an ability that bewildered them.
They had the impression that his feet were off the ground and that he was flying through the air on wings. The shaft that Drona sent smashed Abhimanyu’s sword. His shield was destroyed by Karna’s pointed arrows. Then Abhimanyu knelt down, picked up one of his chariot wheels, and spun it around like a discus before standing up and confronting all of his foes.
The Vyasa further narrates this incident that the young hero’s innate attractiveness was amplified by the chariot wheel’s dust covering him. With the discus, he battled ferociously, like a second Vishnu. However, he was quickly overcome by the united assault of the warriors who were around him. The chariot wheel was completely destroyed. When Duhsasana’s son appeared, they engaged in fatal struggle.
Both fell at the same time, but Duhsasana’s son got back up and murdered Abhimanyu by striking him with his mace as he struggled to stand.
Sanjaya informed Dhritarashtra that “Subhadra’s son who, like an elephant in a lily pond, single-handedly wreaked havoc on the Kaurava army, was thus overrun by numbers and slain horribly.”
“And after killing him, your people celebrated by dancing around his body like savage hunters with their kill. All the decent soldiers in the army wept and were saddened. Even the raptors that were circling above and creating noise appeared to be yelling, “Not thus! ”
Yuyutsu, the son of Dhritarashtra, disapproved of everything that was happening when conchs were being blown and victory screams could be heard across the Kaurava army. He screamed indignantly, “This is ignoble.
“You have lost your code, soldiers. You should be humiliated, to be sure, but you instead yell cocky triumphant cries. You take pleasure in stupid joy after performing a highly evil conduct while being unaware of the danger that is approaching ”
Yuyutsu declared as he turned away from the combat and flung his weapon in disgust. This young Dhritarashtra son was afraid of sin. Although his statements were not pleasant to the ears of the Kaurava, he was a nice man and spoke his thoughts.
Keep Mahabharat Book at Home and Read Daily – DO NOT FALL TO FAKE PROPAGANDA and Allow Enemies to Weaken our Dharma and Bharat
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