Unknown Facts About Narayani Sena of Sri Krishna
The war of Mahabharata has always been very important in the Dharma Yudh. This was not an ordinary war but a war of Mahabharata in which Lord Krishna joined as Arjuna’s charioteer.
In this war, the holy knowledge of the Gita was first given by Shri Krishna.
In this war, where Arjuna chose Shri Krishna as his charioteer, Duryodhana selected the Narayani army of Shri Krishna.
Although we are all aware of the war of Mahabharata, but there are many mysteries related to the Narayani army involved in this war, which most people do not know about
How did Arjuna Choose Shri Krishna And Duryodhan Selected Narayani Sena
If we look at the story of Mahabharata. It is known that both Arjuna and Duryodhana had come to Dwarka with a proposal to fight a war on his behalf to Shri Krishna.
Although Duryodhana had reached before Arjuna, Shri Krishna’s eyes fell on Arjuna first because Arjuna was standing in front of Shri Krishna and Duryodhana near Shri Krishna’s head.
But Shri Krishna understood the proposal of both and put another proposal in front of both of them that he would support only one in the whole war and give his Narayani army to other. Shri Krishna left this decision to Arjuna and Duryodhana as to what they wanted to choose.
But he also placed a condition before both of them that they would not use weapons in the whole war. He will only support whomever he is on his side.
On this, Arjun sought the support of Shri Krishna and Duryodhana asked Shri Krishna’s Narayani army.
What is Narayani Sena?
Narayani Sena means the army of Narayan, that is, the army of Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna himself had formed this army by training the cowherds and Yadavas.
In fact, the Narayani army was not a common army, but an army that was seen as a fierce attacker in that period. It is said that Narayani Sena was well versed in “Kalariya Patto Vidya”, which was taught to the army by Shri Krishna himself.
In view of the power and aggression of this army, some people also called it Chaturangani Sena. It means an army that was full of wisdom. Apart from this, it was also said that every army soldier was Veer Yadav. Duryodhana had 11 Akshauhini armies, including one Narayani army of Shri Krishna, and all the armies of Kauravas, while the Pandavas had 7 Akshauhini sena.
Narayani Sena Formation?
Shri Krishna’s Narayani Sena was formed from his “18000 brothers and cousins”. There were at least one million warriors in this army. The commander of this army was made Satya Ki and the chief general Balram ji. Apart from this, there were “7 Adhirathas” and “7 Maharathis” in the army. According to Mahabharata, there were “21870 yards”, “21970 rathas”, “65610 horses’ and “109350 padaatis” i.e. “foot soldiers” in an Akshauhini army.
Role of Kritvermain War
You will be surprised to know that under Kritavarma only one Akshouhini army of the Narayani army participated in the war in Kurukshetra. Kritavarma was one of the army heroes along with the Yaduvansh Vrishani dynasty.
Kritvermain helped Duryodhana a lot in the war of Mahabharata. He was a hero of the Kaurava side. He demonstrated his might in battle many times. Narayan’s Akshauhini army was under him in the war. Narayan’s Akshauhini army was under him in the war. The rest of Narayan’s army came under Balaram Ji.
Why Did Balaram Not Fight The Mahabharata War?
The rest of Narayani Sena did not participate in the war as per the wish of Balarama.
Actually, Balram Ji did not want him to be a part of the war because Balram ji’s relationship was the same with both Kauravas and Pandavas. He had also tried to convince Shri Krishna that he too should not take part in this war.
But Arjuna was very dear to Govind, that’s why Shri Krishna agreed to fight the war on behalf of Arjuna. In such a situation, Balarama did not want to fight against his brother Shri Krishna from the other side. Supporting one could do injustice to the other, so he refused to fight either side. Now if Balaram ji does not fight, then the six Akshauhini army should also stay away from the war.
Who Was Satyaki In The Mahabharata War?
Satyaki was the commander of Narayani Sena but Arjuna was Satyaki’s guru from whom he learned archery. In such a situation, when Shri Krishna’s army got the order to fight from the side of Kauravas, then the Krishna did not want to fight against their guru Arjuna. He prayed this to Shri Krishna. Although the Kauravas were defeated in this fierce battle the Narayani army was alive till the end.