Eastern Spirituality

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Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadra and his life story is documented in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He was the nephew of Lord Krishna and was married to Uttara, the princess of Matsya Kingdom. Abhimanyu was also very close to his step-mother Draupadi for whom he had immense repsect and love and on the other side Draupadi also loved him more than her own sons. Abhimanyu was killed on the 13th day of the Kurukshetra War. His son Parikshit was born after his death in the war.

Abhimanyu inherited both courage and fighting ability from his father, Arjuna, and his grandfather Lord Indra. He was considered to be an equal to his father owing to his prodigious feats. Abhimanyu participated in the Mahabharata war when he was 16 years old. During the Mahabharata war, Abhimanyu held at bay many great warriors such as Drona, Karna, Shalya, Kripa, Ashwatthama and Duryodhana inside the Chakravyuha.

Abhimanyu was one of the most illustrious fighters of the Pandavas of his generation. Abhimanyu's son, Parikshit the sole heir to the Pandava empire and succeeded Yudhisthira to the throne.

Abhimanyu's learning of the war skills of Chakravyuha when he was in his mother's womb prove some of the findings which the contemporary cognitive science hypothesizes for. Many of scientific facts of today are the mythological events of yesterday.

Glossary Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z