The rules of battle of Mahabharata was that it would be fought strictly during day light? But Why?
Let’s Find Out?
This whole battle was fought in the presence of sun light [solar energy] except at the cessation of war when Ashvatthama transgressed the rules and killed the sons of Pandavas during night.
It is described in Mahabharata that Guru Dronacharya trained Kaurvas and Pandavas during day light but he trained his son Ashvatthama in the night additionally [to fight with or without Solar energy] betokens he was provided weapons which could be operated with or without solar energy. And thus he was able to kill Pandavas sons during night and Pandavas were not able to preserve the lives of their sons as they were not having the weapons which could act without sunlight or solar energy or during night.
One of the rules of the battle of Mahabharata was that it would be fought stringently during daylight [as the weapons utilized in this battle were mostly could be operated with the avail of Solar energy only].
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Why Mahabharata Fought Strictly During Day Light?
The missiles [Astra] or launching equipment for Astras utilized in the battlefield of Kurukshetra were controlled, operated or guided or may be fueled by solar energy. Hence the whole battle was fought in sunlight except at the cessation of war when Ashwatthama killed the Sons of Pandavas during the night.
Another astonishing example where Arjuna could not kill Jaidratha as the sun was set [though this was his illusion] and Jaidratha emerged from his obnubilating place as he kenned that Arjuna was not having weapons which could be operated or triggered without solar energy. But the sun was not set and as soon as Sun reappeared in the horizon Arjuna killed Jaidratha with solar energy operated weapon.
Jayadratha fought on the side of Duryodhana in the Kurukshetra war. On the 13th day of the Mahabharata war, when the Chakravyuha was launched by Dronacharya, then Jayadrath composed of the first boon granted to him by Lord Shiva. He was able to hold all the Pandava brothers at bay except Arjuna who was diligent in battling elsewhere with Susharma and his brothers. Jayadrath sanctioned Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu to enter the battle, but efficaciously closed the aperture engendered by Abhimanyu. Abhimanyu who did not know how to exit from the Chakravyooh got trapped and got killed in a brutal way by the Kaurava Maharathis. After the cessation of the battle, Jayadrath kicked the dead body of Abhimanyu and rejoiced around it.
The Hindu mythology is full of such scientific innvoations towards which we are still taking baby steps and people say that mythology is just waste of time! In reality, we have a lot many things to learn from these sacred books.
The Pandavas were startled and enraged after finding that Jayadratha was able to hold the world’s most puissant warriors at bay. Arjuna incriminated Jayadratha for Abhimanyu’s death. He vowed to kill him the next day afore sunset [as he was not having weapons who can act during the night or without solar energy], failing which Arjuna would kill himself by jumping in the pyre of fire.
Dronacharya arranged an amalgamation of 3 vyoohas in order to bulwark Jayadrath from Arjuna. Bheema, Satyaki, and Arjuna all put together ravaged 5 Akshauhini army. At a climactic moment, the sun had proximately set and thousands of warriors were still between Arjuna and Jayadratha. Krishna soon realized that Arjuna was unable to reach Jayadrath afore sunset. So, he sent his Sudarshana Chakra in order to mask the sun and thereby causing a solar eclipse and thereby engendering an unauthentically spurious-sunset. The Kaurava warriors rejoiced over Arjuna’s defeat and were looking forward to his imminent suicide. Jayadrath came afore Arjuna and laughed at Arjuna’s to subjugation. In the meantime, the Sun appears suddenly. Then, Krishna suggested Arjuna that the sun has not yet set [his weapons can act now]. He pointed his hand towards Jayadratha and asked Arjuna to kill him without wasting further time. Arjuna shot a puissant arrow that decapitated Jayadratha.
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