Welcome Friends to my Indian Mythological series. This is my first participation in #A to Z Challenge. I am very excited and nervous also at the same time, as I am not sure what will be there in store for me in this full month. I am also busy on the school front as it would be closing for the summer holidays shortly. But I just hope, my mommy would do justice to my thoughts by writing this blog. I am starting this series with my favorite daring Warrior Prince.
This Warrior Prince is none other than the great legendary warrior, Arjuna’s son. Now you all know it better right? He is Abhimanyu the warrior prince and bravest of all. You want to know more details about him, then read below.
Introduction to Warrior Prince – Abhimanyu:
Arjuna marries Subhadra, who is the sister of Lord Krishna. Both of them live at Dwarka and during that time, Subhadra becomes pregnant with Abhimanyu. When both Arjuna and Subhadra were enjoying their time together, Subhadra used to ask various questions about the worldly matters and war matters to Arjuna.
During one such time, when she was carrying Abhimanyu in her womb, she asked Arjuna about the chakravyuha and how it is practiced in the war. Arjuna kept on explaining in great detail as to how to open Chakravyuha and get inside and fight with the people inside.
In the meantime, Krishna comes into the room and shows, Arjuna that Subhadra was sleeping and asked Arjuna to accompany him outside, without disturbing her. So Arjuna left his explanation of Chakravyuha to Subhadra and went out.
Isn’t this fact proved in today’s world too? That babies learn most of the things while they were still in the womb.
Abhimanyu was born as the pampered prince and he is loved by all. He is a very happy and easy kid. But his inborn bravery and leadership skills were shown right from his childhood days. So all the other kids of Pandavas used to treat him as their leader.
Abhimanyu and Chakravyuha:
During the exile of Pandavas, Arjuna gives word to the king Virata that his son Abhimanyu would marry the king’s daughter Uttara. So both Abhimanyu and Uttara get married at an early age itself. Both Abhimanyu and Uttara used to live in Virata king’s palace before the big war began. After the war has started, Abhimanyu being a young kid wanted to join the war and help his parents. Though Uttara objected him, as she was scared of all the big warriors in the war, Abhimanyu didn’t listen to her, but went into the war.
On one particular day during the war, the Kauravas had planned for Chakravyuha and at that time, Arjuna was at the other end of the war, fighting with some other people. Seeing this Chakravyuha, Abhimanyu has decided to go into it and break it open, as he had heard about it when he was in his mother’s womb. So he went inside the chakravyuha all alone. He fought valiantly with all the Karuva warriors and princes. But since he doesn’t know how to get out of this chakravyuya, he couldn’t come out. To know more details, as to how this warrior prince fought his battle bravely, please read this book Amazon.
Why I like Abhimanyu?
The following are the reasons, why I like Abhimanyu the warrior prince
- His bravery, and his fighting skills
- His intelligence, which was admired by everyone in Maha Bharatam.
But he needs to be little more cautious, when he is entering into a new situation. I want to give him this advice if at all, if I meet him once.
So friends, what do you think of this Warrior Prince in Indian Mythology? Did you like him or not? Please let me know your views on him in the comments. See you tomorrow and till then, have a good time. This is my first article on the Indian Mythology series for #A2Z.
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