Mahaabhaarat | General
How Many Days of War
It is also known that Drone was killed on 15th day of war in the evening. But then as everybody expected, there was no sign to halt the war for night. The fight continued the whole night, the morning broke - it means that it was the 16th day. The fight continued on that day also - on that day Ashwatthaamaa waged the war, he used his Naaraayan Astra also that day so it means that 16th day passed without any Commnder-in-Chief. I think everybody agrees up to this point.
In Mahaabhaarat, after this incident Karn Parv starts with the statement that - people went to Ashwatthaamaa to express their concern about the loss of his father Drone. And after that they went to sleep because it was night, but they could not sleep, especially Karn, Duryodhan, Dushaasan and Shakuni. It means that the war continued for that 16th day also without any Commander-in-Chief and in the night they went to sleep.
In fact this seems an extra day, either say without the Commander-in-Chief or under the leadership of Ashwatthaamaa? As it is known that Drone was the Commander-in-Chief of Kaurav army only for 5 days this also shows that this was an extra day. And Karn was appointed the Commander on 17th day of the war not on 16th day.
Is it true?
It is strange
Then how come that Kaurav had only 11 Akshauhinee army, and Paandav had only 7 Akshauhinee army at the time of MBH war while they were one of the largest kingdoms?
MBH War Dates
How the War Rules were
Who broke the rules in the first place? Was it not Arjun in his attempt to slay Pitaamaha (Wasn't he weaponless when Arjn killed him? Didn't he refuse to fight on seeing Shikhandee in front of him?).
When Ghatotkach Joined the
Created by Sushma Gupta On 05/27/04
Modified on 05/13/12