Thursday, 19 June 2014

Eighteen has been an important number in Mahabharata


In the context of Mahabharata, eighteen is quite and important figure. It is no incidence that  Duryodhana's army had 11 Akshauhinis (2,405,700 soldiers) while Yudhishthira had 7 Akshauhinis (1,530,900 soldiers). The chapters in Mahabharata are eighteen and these are called as Parvas and last, but not the least, This battle was fought for 18 days. 

A detailed and interesting account of events of 18 days are available here.
A brief description of Mahabharata story will be interesting to read.

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