Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Yudhamanyu - A Panchala Prince


Yudhamanyu was born in the Panchala royal family. He was a great warrior, who fought on the Pandava side during the great Kurukshetra war. His primary responsibility in that war was to protect Arjuna's flanks (specifically, to prevent the chariot wheels from being destroyed). While he did occasionally fight in single combat with warriors from the Kaurava side, he is almost always exclusively mentioned as accompanying Arjuna and protecting him. He was assisted by his comrade Uttamaujas in this duty.

He made through the eighteen days war unscathed, but he was killed by Ashwatthama in the despicable night-time ride on the Pandava camp after the war was over, along with the other prominent Panchalas.

Last Modified At: Sun Mar 13 14:03:12 2005