Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna and Subhadrā and the nephew of God Krishna. Abhimanyu married princess Uttara of the Matsya Kingdom.
He was born for a purpose to play a significant role in the Mahabharata war. His death in the Kurukshetra war of Mahabharat was very tragic.
Abhimanyu and the deadly Chakravyuh
On the day of Abhimanyu’s death, both Lord Krishna and Arjuna after a successful day prayed Sandhya, the goddess of twilight and started moving towards the tent of Yudhisthira. He was the son the Arjuna born to Subhadra, his second wife.
Abhimanyu was killed on the 13th day of the Kurukshetra War
On the 13th day of the epic Mahabharata war, Kauravas engaged Pandavas with a Chakravyuha to keep Arjuna busy with the help of some gifted warriors.
They took this decision because they knew that Arjuna alone had the knowledge of dealing with the Chakravyuha. If they keep him busy, they could succeed in the war.
Abhimanyu entered the battle formation all alone, although he knew only how to enter into it. Once he entered the chakravyuha, he became baffled and kept wandering, trying to find his way out because he only learned how to enter the battle but not how to exit.
Dronacharya made a strategy to defeat Pandavas
Droncharya, planned to divert Arjuna and Krishna away to chase a smaller part of their army that Drona sent towards Dwarka.
At the same time, ttheir remaining army regrouped in a chakravyuha and they killed Abhimanyu.
Why Abhimanyu had to die? Why Lord Krishna didn’t save him?
It is believed that Abhimanyu was the reincarnation of Varchas i.e. the son of the Moon God. When devas ( gods) asked Moon god let his son incarnate on earth, Moon God put a condition that his son will only remain on earth for 16 years.
The reason was that his son could not bear to be separated from him. That is why Abhimanyu was 16 years old when he died in the battle and Krishna didn’t save him.
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