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Mahabharata
Author : C.Raja Gopala Chari Kulapati's Preface
Preface Ganapati, the Scribe
Devavrata Bhishma's Vow
Amba And Bhishma Devayani And Kacha
The Marriage Of Devayani Yayati
Vidura Kunti Devi
Death Of Pandu Bhima
Karna Drona
The Wax Palace The Escape Of The Pandavas
The Slaying Of Bakasura Draupadi's Swayamvaram
Indraprastha The Saranga Birds
Jarasandha The Slaying OF Jarasandha
The First Honour Sakuni Comes In
The Invitation The Wager
Draupadi's Grief Dhritarashtra's Anxiety
Krishna's Vow Pasupata
Affliction is Nothing New Agastya
Rishyasringa Fruitless Penance
Yavakrida's End Mere Learning Is Not Enough
Ashtavakra Bhima And Hanuman
I am No Crane The Wicked Are Never Satisfied
Duryodhana Disgraced Sri Krishna's Hunger
The Enchanted Pool Domestic Service
Virtue Vindicated Matsya Defended
Prince Uttara Promise Fulfilled
Virata's Delusion Taking Counsel
Arjuna's Charioteer Salya Against His Nephews
Vritra Nahusha
Sanjaya's Mission Not a Needle-Point Of Territory
Krishna's Mission Attachment and Duty
The Pandava Generalissimo Balarama
Rukmini Non-Co-Operation
Krishna Teaches Yudhishthira Seeks Benediction
The First Day's Battle The Second Day
The Third Day's Battle The Fourth Day
The Fifth Day The Sixth Day
The Seventh Day The Eighth Day
The Ninth Day The Passing Of Bhishma
Karna and the Grandsire Drona in Command
To Seize Yudhishthira Alive The Twelfth Day
Brave Bhagadatta Abhimanyu
The Death Of Abhimanyu A Father's Grief
The Sindhu King Borrowed Armour
Yudhishthira's Misgivings Yudhishthira's Fond Hope
Karna And Bhima Pledge Respected
Somadatta's End Jayadratha Slain
Drona Passes Away The Death Of Karna
Duryodhana The Pandavas Reproached
Aswatthama Avenged
Who Can Give Solace? Yudhishthira's Anguish
Yudhishthira Comforted Envy
Utanga A Pound Of Flour
Yudhishthira Rules Dhritarashtra
The Passing Away Of The Three Krishna Passes Away
Yudhishthira's Final Trial Glossary
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THE DEATH OF ABHIMANYU

THE Pandavas, proceeding according to plan, had closely followed Abhimanyu when he broke into the Kaurava formation, but Dhritarashtra's son-in-law Jayadratha, the gallant king of the Sindhus, swooped down upon the Pandavas with all hisforces and enabled the breach in the formation to be effectively and solidly closed up, so that the Pandavas found it impossible to force their way in.

Yudhishthira hurled a javelin and cut Jayadratha's bow, but, in an instant, the Saindhava took up another bow and sent unerring shafts at Dharmaputra.

Bhimasena's arrows made deadly work, crashing down the canopy and flagstaff of Jayadratha's car. But the Saindhava, was alert and re-armed himself, each time his equipment was broken. 'He killed Bhima's chariot horses, and the latter had to go into Satyaki's car.

In this manner, Jayadratha, with stubborn valour, prevented the Pandavas from entering in Abhimanyu's wake. The young hero was thus isolated and surrounded by the Kaurava forces.

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