Questions tagged [kurukshetra]

It is a Place in modern day Haryana, also known as Syamantapanchaka. According to the Puranas, Kurukshetra is a region named after King Kuru, the ancestor of Kauravas and Pandavas, as depicted in epic Mahabharata.

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Krishna's role in game of dice

Why didn't Krishna help or save Pandavas when they played the game of dice with Kauravas and Shakuni?
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Upapandavas: Why were they killed?

Why were all the Upapandavas killed the same day? Why was no one, including Lord Krishna, able to save them? Why was only Parikshit saved by Krishna from Uttara's womb? Was there any story behind ...
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What scriptures describe Indra defeating Asuras using Dadhichi's old horse head?

As you can see in the Rig Veda Anukramani in my answer here, Rig Veda Book 1 Hymn 84 was heard by the sage Gautama and it's addressed to Indra. In any case, here are two of the verses of the hymn: ...
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What is the story of Satyaki?

Who is satyaki and why he fought on the side of the Pandavas in Kurukshetra war? Satyaki spared Karna's life in Kurukshetra war for Arjuna's vow, is it true? I think not even arjuna defeated Karna in ...
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What was the significance of blowing (sounding of) the transcendental conch-shells in the Kurukshetra war?

Tasya sanjanayan harsham kuruvriddhah pitaamahah; Simhanaadam vinadyocchaih shankham dadhmau prataapavaan. 12. His glorious grandsire (Bhishma), the eldest of the Kauravas, in order to cheer ...
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Who was the warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped to prevent sleeping?

I remember reading about a very aged warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped open to prevent him from sleeping . He was killed by Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war. Arjuna who was unable to ...
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Why did Lord Krishna attack Bhishma?

Why did Lord Krishna attack Bhishma (Bhishma Pitamaha), in spite of vowing that he would not pick up a weapon in the Kurukshetra war?
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What are some famous military formations and strategies used in Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra?

What are some military formations and strategies used in Mahabharata war at Kurukshetra? I heard Padma Vyuha was a famous one, From wikipedia Padmavyūha, is a multi-tier defensive formation that ...
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Rules of the Kurukshetra war in Mahabharata?

Anyone knows all the rules of the main Kurukshetra war of Mahabharata? And who had broken any particular rule? I want to know all rules and the names of character that broke any particular rule.
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Is it true that in the battle of Mahabharata, the Son of Lord Krishna fought from the Kaurava side? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a teacher of mine and he told me that back in his college days, while they were watching Mahabharata, a friend of him said that The son of Lord Krishna also fought in the ...
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Why Mahabharata battle is also called as Dharma Yuddha

Several times I got to hear that Mahabharata battle fought in Kurukshetra is also famously known as Dharma-Yuddha. This battle was fought between Pandavas and Kauravas who were cousins then why it ...
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Where in Mahabharat it is told that Abhimanyu learned the breaking of Chakra-Vyuha while he was in his mother's womb?

I have heard the story of Abhimanyu and the Chakra-Vyuha. But I cant find the exact location where it is told, how he learned it. Was he in his mother's womb or Arjuna taught him later physically?
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How Dronacharya (Royal Guru) died in Kurukshetra? [duplicate]

In Mahabharatha, I heard two different stories on Dronacharya's Death: One which says that Arjuna with a heavy heart shoots an arrow at Dronacharya and kills him. Another one is Yudhishtira ...
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Size of the Battlefield of Kurukshetra

Are there any descriptions regarding the size of the battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the War of Mahabharata took place. This size will be in 3 parts: The size of the ground where actual battle ...