Phalanx – Strategy of War (युद्ध के व्यूह)

Vyuh - Great Ancient India

“Mahabharata” is such a great script in which the knowledge contained is still relevant today. In the 14 days of the war mentioned in it, a variety of strategies and armaments were created which is called vyuh. Such as Ardchandra, Vajra, and most famous Chakravyuh.

Vyuh - Great Ancient India
Vyuh – Great Ancient India

After all, what did these Vyuh look like? How was the cycle Vyuh? To know all this, read the following article:-

●●● VajraVyuh (वज्र व्यूह)●●●

On the first day of the Mahabharata war, Arjuna decorated his army in the shape of this Vyuh. To see its shape, it was like Vajra of Indradev, so this type of Vyuh is called “Vajra Vyuh”.

●●● CronchVyuh (क्रौंच व्यूह) ●●●

Crounch is a bird called Demoiselle Crane in the modern English language. This is a species of stork. This Vyuh is shaped like this bird. On the second day of the war, Yudhishthira suggested Panchal Son decorate the Pandava army with this same crunch Vyuh. King Drupada was on the head of this bird, and Kuntibhoja was in a place of its eyes. Arya Satyaki’s army was at its neck. Bhima and Panchal’s sons were in the place of their wings. The five sons of Draupadi and Arya Satyaki were deployed under the protection of their wings. In this way, we can see that this Vyuh was very powerful and effective. Pitamah Bhishma himself decorated his Kaurava army with this Vyuh. Bhurishrava and Shalya were protecting their wings. Somdatta, Ashwatthama, Kripacharya, and Kritavarma were handling the various parts of this bird.

●●● ArdhchandraVyuh (अर्धचन्द्र व्यूह) ●●●

It was composed by Arjuna in response to the Garuda Vyuh of Kauravas. Panchal’s son helped Arjuna in creating this Vyuh. On its right side was Bhima. It had armies of Drupada and Virat Naresh in its upward direction. Just ahead of them were the Panchal sons, Neel, Dhritketu, and Shikhandi. Yudhishthira was in the middle of it. Satyaki, Draupadi’s five sons, Abhimanyu, Ghatotkacha, Kokay brothers were to the left of this Vyuh. And Arjuna himself was with Sachchidanand Swaroop Bhagavan Sri Krishna on its front!

●●● MandalVyuh (मंडल व्यूह) ●●●

Bhishma Pitamah had decorated the Kaurava army by this Mandal Vyuh on the seventh day of the war. It was formed in circular form. This was one of the most difficult Vyuhs, but still, the Pandavas had distinguished it by the Vajra Vyuh. In response, Bhishma composed the “Aurmi Arrah”; This means the sea. It looked like the waves of the sea. Then in response to this, Arjun composed “Srinagataka Vyuh”. This Vyuh looked like a building.

●●● ChakraVyuh (चक्रव्यूह) ●●●

Everyone has heard about it… Guru Dronacharya composed it on the thirteenth day of the war. Duryodhana was in the very center of this Chakravyuh. The other seven maharathis were in different layers of this Vyuh. Jayadratha was at the entrance of this Vyuh. Only Abhimanyu was able to penetrate this Vyuh. But he could not cross the last gate and later he was killed by 4 maharathis.

●●● ChakradhakatVyuh (चक्रशकट व्यूह) ●●●

When Arjuna, after Abhimanyu’s assassination, was determined to take the life of Jayadratha, Guru Dronacharya composed this Vyuh on the fourteenth day of the battle to protect Jayadratha !!



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