Who was the one killed mercilessly , unarmed inside kurukshetra’s chakravyuh?
Abhimanyu was the son of the Pandava Arjuna and Subhadra, the sister of Sri Krishna and Balarama .
When Abhimanyu was just a small boy ,the Pandavas were defeated in a game of dice by their envious cousins, the Kauravas and exiled . Abhimanyu and Subhadra stayed in Dwaraka. He learnt the art of using weapons from Sri Krishna and Balarama. Sri Krishna taught him to break into the Chakravyuha , a military formation .
Abhimanyu had also learnt archery from his father .
After the exile , the Kurukshetra war broke . Abhimanyu fought bravely. His skill was admired by all . On some occasions , he also defeated Bhishma and Drona . Abhimanyu fought for thirteen days .
On the thirteenth day , Drona formed the Chakravyuha . On the instruction of his uncles , he went inside . But the Pandavas were stopped by Jayadhratha , the Sindhu king . Abhimanyu fought many great warriors single handed . His bow was broken . Picking up his sword , jumping from place to place place ,wrecked havoc . His sword also broke .
Picking his chariot wheel , he protected himself from arrows . Soon ,it was shattered .Dushyashana’s son struck Abhimanyu’s head with a mace .
This was the end of Abhimanyu’s short but glorious life . He reached the abode of the brave .
About the Author
Suyagnya is a budding author with immense interest in Indian culture and heritage. He has read most books on Ramayana, Mahabharata, mythological books and can speak about any mythological event. He is a seventh grade student with Acharya Vidya Kula, Mysore