Posted: 27 May 2015 at 7:23pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sabhayata
Originally posted by Maverick_me
Arjuna doesn't use Pasupata on Jayadratha . If you read previous night of Jayadrath vadh , Krishna reminds him of how he had got Pasupata from Shiva (Bhava) Krishna doesn't say 'use' Pasupata and as a dream sequence Arjuna gets Pasupata (again) from Shiva. Here Krishna was reminding Arjuna of the ultimate test of temperament Arjuna passed when he earns Pasupata , Shiva not only tests Arjuna's skills as warrior but also his perseverance and is pleased . He also certifies Arjuna as equal to himself in prowess and that there was no other warrior like Arjuna. He also forbade him not to use it on ordinary humans. 3/41 CE
Only Telugu (Andhra bharatam) mentions Pasupata being used by Arjuna. Andhra bharatam was a work of 'kavitrayam' work of three poets viz., Nanayya bhatta , Eranna, Thikanna and the date fixed is later than 1000 AD .
The CE mentions of a thunderbolt looking like arrow (Aindra) which beheaded Jayadratha and then , on Krishna's advice a series of arrows are discharged to keep Jayadraths head traveling and reach his father's lap.
PS : Can u check Debroy's translation on Jayadrath vadh? There is no miracle of eclipse..
Discussing with you after a long time
In CE krishna ji clearly says to Arjuna that if you have the knowledge of Pasupata today you will be able to kill Jaydratha tomorrow
He then kind of concentrates on shiva ji gets transported there or something where he gets a bow for Shiva ji and in return gets Pasupata
Arjuna clearly uses a strong divine weapon to kill Jaydratha the the name of the weapon is not mentioned
So he could have used Pasupata or not but he does use a strong divine weapon
Yes the sun thing is not in CE
I meant pl post citation of Jayadrath vadh from CE translation by debroy
Arjuna killed his strongest foe Karna with 'Anjalika' needless to say that he used something of that category to kill Jayadrath. Aindrastra is mentioned to have been used ..
Reminding of Pasupata was like instilling confidence in Arjuna because the vow he had taken was near to impossible and Krishna was really worried , he even expresses his anxiety to his charioteer Daruka and his anxiety is proven right , the next day to protect Jayadrath , there are not only warriors surrounding him but there were chakravyuha, suchimukha and shakatavyuha created so first Arjuna had to pierce and destroy the vyuhas and defeat the warriors surrounding J before he could actually get hold of Jayadrath.
PS : seems u're busy these days, it was really long time we discussed ...