Sunday, 6 April 2014

Entrapped By The Chakravyuh!



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I'm One Of Those.

Those, Gifted Ones...

Those, Fortunate Ones...

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This Is A Story...

A Story...

Of Valor...

Of Grit...

Of Impeccable Warfare Skills...

At A Young Age...

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Revisiting The Mahabharata...

I'm The One From Indra's Lineage...

Indra's 'दौहित्र' - Grandson...

Arjuna's 'पुत्र' - Son...

Lord Krishna's 'भ्रातृज' - Nephew...

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My Story Commences From The Womb...

Ma Subhadra's Womb Itself...

With Me Overhearing Techniques...

Techniques Of Entering And Exiting...

Various Battle Formations...



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I'm One Of Those.

Those, Gifted Ones...

Those, Fortunate Ones...

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My Fortune However, Took A Turn...

When I Joined The League Of My Family Members...

My Father, Arjuna...

My Maternal Uncle, Lord Krishna...

And My Cousin, Pradyumna...

In Knowing How To Penetrate The Padmavyuh...

The Chakravyuh!


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And This Knowledge...

Aided Me...

To Play My Part...

In The Mahabharata...

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The Thirteenth Day Of The War...

Was Going To Be Eventful For Me...

With Me Bidding A Reluctant Goodbye...

To Uttara...

In Order To Fight...

Fight The War...



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To Fight The Kauravas' Battle Formation...

Of The Padmavyuh...

The Opportunity To Oppose...

The Relations Of Blood...

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With Me Being The Lone Warrior...

On The Battlefield...

Knowing Of Entry Into...

The Chakravyuh...

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Alas...

Breaking Out Of The Chakravyuh...

Was An Unbelievable Feat For Me...

Impossible To Achieve...

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Alas...

Having Reached The Eye Of The Storm...

It Was Too Late To Realize...

It Was A Trap!

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Nonetheless...

I Fought...

With All My Grit...

With All My Valor...

With All My Warfare Skills...

With Even...

My Chariot's Broken Wheel!

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The Only Regret...

I Attained Martyrdom...

At The Hands Of Cowards...

Of The Likes Of Kauravas...

Who Overpowered An Unarmed Abhimanyu...

And Killed Him Mercilessly!



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This post is a part of Write Over The Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
BlogAdda gives out a creative writing theme each weekend for Indian bloggers.

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This post is also a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

Today's Prompt was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.


The Prompt is, Third From The Top - 'Head To Your Favorite Blog. Scroll Down To The Third Post In The List. Take The Third Sentence In The Post, And Work It Into A Post Of Your Own.'

The First Line Of This Post - 'I'm One Of Those.' - Has Been Taken From Here - From Pankti Mehta's Blog - Musings Of A Confused Gal...

This is my Seventh Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!

20 comments:

  1. I have always been fascinated with Chakravyuh....Abhimanyu is quite a complex character...on one hand, feel pity for him and on the other, relieved cause he was supposed to be demon.

    Beautifully put poem!

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    1. The Chakravyuh was indeed there in the first place to fascinate us, Pankti...
      And Abhimanyu was a diverse character as well!
      I've read about the variation of Abhikasura's incarnation as Abhimanyu as well.
      I'm glad I could weave a story - poem of your interest on the line which I've quoted from your post.
      Thanks for that third post, third line, and the encouraging comment.
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  2. Wow...A story in a poem...and that too one of Abhimanyu...You are too talented my dear...
    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Naba!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  3. Really well-written, Poonam. Abhimanyu's character exhibited valor in the battle. But rightly you have mentioned that he attained martyrdom at the hands of cowards - his own uncles. War is such a futile trap.

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    1. Thanks Anita, for the appreciation, the agreement of thoughts and the visit!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  4. That was very well done, Poonam. Particularly the pictures complimenting the text. Wonderful. Also shows you know 'The Mahabharata' more than so many of us. Thanks a lot for writing this!

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    1. Thanks for all those compliments, Sakshi!
      And Thanks for giving me such a prompt!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  5. Abhimanyu was a very special character indeed in Mahabharatha. You have presented his valour and character quite nicely in this poem. Well done, Poonam!

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Beloo.
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  6. Ahh...Abhimanyu! One of those brave warriors. I always wonder why did Subhadra have to fall asleep and not let him hear the complete thing about the Chakravyuha. Mythology, Gods and their ways. If only we humans could interpret them. Brilliant post this is as promised by you. :-)

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    1. Subhadra's sleep also had a reason, Rekha.

      Lord Krishna, realizing that if Abhimanyu learns the entire strategy, he would tilt the balance entirely in favor of the Pandavas, stops Arjuna from continuing the lecture, therefore Abhimanyu learns only how to enter the Chakravyuha.

      True, God & His Ways!
      Thanks for the appreciation.
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  7. This is awsome...am new to blogosphere...got enthralled after reading such lovely post

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    1. I am glad you liked it.
      Thanks!
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  8. Dramatic. Wonderful.
    We are all caught in some kind of chakravyuha and are struggling like Abhimanyu...

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Tomichan!
      Agree with your thought, wholeheartedly.
      Keep Visiting. :)

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  9. Wah wah....brilliantly done. And it shows that you know the mahabharatha better than all of us. Kudos Poonam. Another excellent post

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