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TL;DR : Bhishma advised it himself . Bhishma gave the means of slaying him to Yudhishtira. You can find it in section CVIII of Kisari Mohan translation. Krishna did not advise Yudhishtira or Arjuna to use Shikhandi as shield against Bhishma. Krishna advised Yudhishtira to ask Bhishma his (Bhishma's) means of death. After the ninth day of the battle, ...


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According to Mahabharata, Bhishma Parva, SECTION CXIX, Bhishma has not surrendered instead he was only ignoring Shikhandi not all other warriors. Then Sikhandin, taking up a mighty weapon and protected by Kiritin, rushed impetuously towards Bhishma alone. The unvanquished Vibhatsu then, knowing what should be done after what, slew all those that followed ...


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Shikhandi. Dhritarashtra said,--'How hath Bhishma, that bull among the Kurus, been slain by Sikhandin? [Bhishma Parva found in this post] When that lord of the world, the valiant Bhishma, having encountered Shikhandi, met with his death like a lion meeting with his at the hands of a jackal, what can it be but destiny? [Shalya Parva] Then the slayer of ...


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Does Kṛṣṇa advise Arjuna to use Śikhaṇḍī as a shield against Bhīṣma? TL;DR: No, Kṛṣṇa did not pressurize Arjuna into using Śikhaṇḍī as a shield against Bhīṣma. Neither did Bhīṣma suggest any such idea to the Pāṇḍavas. Arjuna fought Bhīṣma face to face without employing any human shield. In fact, it's the other way round: Arjuna and the rest of the Pāṇḍavas ...


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