Story – When Krishna sends his Sudarshana Chakra in order to mask the sun and create an illusion of sunset to trap Jayadratha

Dronacharya arranges a combination of 3 vyuhas in order to protect Jayadratha from Arjuna. Bhima, Satyaki and Arjuna tear through the Kaurava army. At a climactic moment, with the sun nearly set and thousands of warriors still between Arjuna and Jayadratha, Krishna sends his Sudarshana Chakra in order to mask the sun and create an illusion of sunset. The Kaurava warriors rejoice over Arjuna’s defeat and look forward for his imminent suicide. Jayadratha was hiding behind Duryodhana, relieved that he was saved. Therefore, he came out of the formation. Suddenly the sun was free from the eclipse and Krishna tells Arjuna, pointing at the sun that the sun had not set, but it was only a solar eclipse. He then pointed at the hiding Jayadratha, telling Arjuna to sever his head. He then tells Arjuna to shoot the head into the lap of Jayadratha’s father. Arjuna then quickly picked up his Gandiva and shot a Pashupatastra at Jayadratha. Jayadratha’s head than flew away very far and landed on lap of his father, Vridhakshatra. His father, being a sage had granted him a boon that whosoever will be responsible for his son’s severed head to fall onto the ground will have his head burst into 100 pieces. Therefore, when his father, horrified at having his son’s head in his lap, hurriedly got up, the severed head fell to the ground, killing Vridhakshatra at the same moment.

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