Bhagadatta's elephant has crushed Bhimasena!" May 28, 2017 - He was also a commander in chief of Kaurava's army and was also a mighty warrior riding his almost undefeatable elephant named Supratika. Goading Supratika forward, he trampled and crushed the enemy forces like a storm crushing a forest. Bhagadatta, the king of the mountain realms and his elephant, were very famous. He pierced Devaki's son with many arrows made wholly of black iron, equipped with wings of gold, whetted on stone, and shot from his bow, drawn to the fullest stretch. He was killed by Arjuna. Dasarna's elephant was also a fierce beast and there was great battle between Supratika and Dasarna's elephant. On the twelfth day of the Kurukshetra war, Duryodhana sent a large elephant division against Bhima. Supratika was also the elephant used by Bhagadatta in the Kurukshetra war. Eastern Spirituality - definitions of Vedic/Hindu & Buddhist spiritual terms. Shafts of terrible energy and great impetuosity, shot by car-warriors, fell, O king, on elephants and cars. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Supratika&oldid=973614905, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 August 2020, at 06:36. In the end, Vibhavasu then cursed Supratik saying, he will take birth as an elephant in the next life. Indeed, from the neck of his elephant, Bhagadatta scattered showers of shafts on the two Krishnas, staying upon their car. Bhagadatta was a king of the kingdom of Langkasuka who established contacts with China in the 6th century. When Arjunaembarked on a campaign of conquest to help his brother Yudhishtraperform the Rajasooya Yagna, Bhagadatta was one of the first Kings who was conquered by the Pandavawarrior. In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. Resplendent on his elephant, he shone like a forest fire on a hill. Utilising his time, Bhima emerged from beneath Supratika and fled. Endued with the might of ten thousand elephants, the blessed Vrikodara, having struck that elephant thus, came out from under Supratika's body and stood facing the latter. The king of Dasarna charged against Bhagadatta. In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. Then the ruler of the Dasharnas rushed against the king of the Pragjyotisha, on a fleet elephant with temporal sweat trickling down, for attacking Supratika in the flank. He was succeeded by his son Vajradatta. A battle then ensued between Bhagadatta and the Pāṇḍava forces mounted on elephants, led by the Dasharna king. Jayadratha killed by Arjuna; Jayadratha’s father. But this time around, Arjuna did not aim at the armour. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhagadatta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) … The foremost among them is listed as one of the Diggajas, each representing the eight quarters. The king of Dasarna charged against Bhagadatta. Supratika, Bhagadatta's elephant was a warring machine. भगदत्त Bhagadatta was the King of Pragjyotisha. The elephant crushed the chariot of Bheema while he himself could barely escape being crushed under the elephant. He made elephants out of illusions who could torture even the super-strong Supratika, the elephant of Bhagadatta. The Amarakosha, a thesaurus of Sanskrit, mentions the names of eight male elephants, that bear the world together, as Airavata, Pundarika, Vamana, Kumunda, Anjana, Pushpa-danta, Sarva-bhauma, and Supratika. Supratika - the elephant - is one of the eight Diggajas, each representing the eight quarters, mentioned in Puranas. Supratika was also the elephant used by Bhagadatta in the Kurukshetra war. Ignoring the enemies around him, he drove his beast on Satyaki's chariot. These bulls among men, frightened out of their wits by that single elephant coursing swiftly, regarded it in that battle as multiplied into many. Submitted by radha.name on Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:44 . In the great battle that took place between Supratika and Dasharna's elephant, Supratika crushed Dasharna's elephant to death. As Duryodhana was fleeing from Bheema, Bhagadatta, the king of Pragjyotishpur came forward on his magnificent elephant – Supratika. But this time around, Arjuna did not aim at the armour. The Pandava army was relieved when they saw Bhima alive.. He was among the few to pose a threat to Bhagadatta and Bhishma. One day these two animals were seized by Garuda, who took them in his claws to a mountain and ate them. He stayed fearlessly in the midst of those serried cars ridden by fierce bowmen, all of whom showered upon him their arrows. 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