Mahaabhaarat | General
Question-Kaurav and Paandav Armies
About Kaurav and Paandav Armies
According to Mahaabhaarat Paandav had 7 Akshauhinee army and
If they had this much army with them then we have to count their numbers, given at various places. Certainly those numbers exceed not in tens or hundreds, but in thousands. Some examples are given here:-
Example 1 : 7-Drone Parv, Sec 50
According to Mahaabhaarat, Paandav had only
seven Akshauhinee army - means 21,870 x 7 = 153,090 chariots. And Bheeshm killed 10,000
people a day, then how Dhrishtdyumn placed so many chariots of his army on the 2nd day
of the war? From where did he bring these extra chariots?
Example 2 : 7-Drone Parv, Sec 6
Bheem, Arjun, Ghatotkach had been killing Kaurav army everyday, still
Duryodhan had 11 Akshauhinee army on 11th day of war? How come?
Example 3 : 7-Drone Parv, Sec 6
It means that Paandav had at least 2 Akshauhinee army - means 218,690 x 2 = about 435,000 or exactly 437,380 heads, less after Drone had died.
Certainly it is separate from those 10,000 people who were killed daily by Bheeshm at least for 9 days as he promised - if we do not consider the 10th day as his full day - it means he killed at least 90,000 people. So the total loss was of Paandav army till 15th day was about 435,000 + 90,000 = 525,000 (more than 2 Akshauhinee army)
It means that Paandav still had at least 1 million army after 15 days of war.
Example 4 : 7-Drone Parv, Sec 45
If 10,000 kings were with Kaurav at that time, then how many kings were with Paandav? Maybe 75%, or say 50%. But were there so many kings in Bhaarat Varsh? And if there were so many kings at that time, it means that most kings owned only a city as a country?
Secondly, all the 11 and 7 Akshauhinee's armies' kings have already been
counted by Bheeshm before the war started. They are very few - less than
11 towards Kaurav's side, and less than 7 on Paandav's side. This means
that so many thousand kings came without their armies? This may prove
that they really owned only a city as their country, and they did not
have any army in their country.
Example 5 : 7-Drone Parv, Sec
Till then 13 days had passed, thousands and thousands of people from both
armies were already killed, then how his 11 Akshauhinee army was still there?
Krishn-Baanaasur War :
Mahaabhaarat, Kaurav had 11 Akshauhinee army which included Krishn's one
Akshauhinee Naaraayanee army, and everybody knows that both Paandav and
Kaurav's armies were destroyed completely, as Dhritraashtra was reported
that only 10 people were alive after the war - 5 Paandav, Ashwatthaamaa,
Kripaachaarya, Saatyaki, Kritvarmaa, and Yuyutsu. Then how come that
after a few years Krishn again had 12 Akshauhinee army? It was more than
Kaurav's 11 Akshauhinee army, and if it was there,
why it didn't fight from Paandav's side?
Both Armies on 18th Day
On 18th day, Bheem killed
Both Armies After 18th Day
But everybody knows
that only 10 people remained alive --
And how come that with 18 Akshauhinmee army there were only 3,936,600 heads and 1,660,020,000 were killed? And 240,165 were alive?
Created by Sushma Gupta On 05/27/04
Modified on 01/31/13