Bhishma has a boon that When they came to their mind they could have left their life. I know that he did not leave his life immediately after He has many arrows in his body. When did he leave his body?

  • Mukkoti ekadashi Apr 15, 2018 at 16:38

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Bhishma lived for fifty eight days on bed of arrows. It was told by Bhishma in Mahabharata, Book 13: Anushasana Parva, SECTION CLXVII.

The mighty Bhishma then, taking the strong hand of Yudhishthira, addressed him in a voice deep as that of the clouds. That thorough master of words said, 'By good luck, O son of Kunti, thou hast come here with all thy counsellors, O Yudhishthira! The thousand-rayed maker of day, the holy Surya has begun his northward course. I have been lying on my bed here for eight and fifty nights. Stretched on these sharp-pointed arrows I have felt this period to be as long as if it was a century. O Yudhishthira, the lunar month of Magha has come. This is, again, the lighted fortnight and a fourth part of it ought by this (according to my calculations) be over.'

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    Nice find! Btw did he die immediately after that or the Anushasana Parva teachings continued?
    – iammilind
    Apr 16, 2018 at 1:21
  • @iammilind Thanks. Immediately cast-off his body. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:27

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