ALL those who have heard the story of the Mahabharata know about
Ghatotkacha, Bhimasena's famous son by his asura wife.
There are two young men among the Mahabharata figures who embody all
the qualities of heroism, fortitude, strength, courage,and amiability. They are Arjuna's
son, Abhimanyu, and Bhima's son, Ghatotkacha. Both of them gave up their lives on the
Towards the latter part of the Mahabharata fight, the hatred roused on
both sides did not find satisfaction in battle conducted during the day-time and close at
night-fall. On the fourteenth day, when the sun set, they did not cease fighting but went
on with it in torchlight.
The Kurukshetra field presented a strange sight, the like of which had
not been seen before in Bharatadesa. The generals and soldiers on both sides were engaged
in battle, with thousands of torches burning and using signals specially devised for