Myth and Reality".
The Scientific Dating of the Ramayana and the Vedas
So, he ordered the Samsaptakas the Trigarta warriors headed by Susharma, who had vowed to either conquer or die to keep Arjuna busy in a remote part of the battlefield, an order which they readily obeyed, on account of their old hostilities with the Pandava scion. Basham says: After the war was over, when Hastinapur had become safe from all sides and after giving lessons on politics and Vishnu Sahasranama to the Pandavas, Bhishma died on the first day of Uttarayana. By Shakuni's plot Duryodhana hid Jayadrath in their camp as if Arjuna failed t kill Jayadrath he would walk into the fire himself according to his vow which would make war easier for the Kauravas. Vaishnavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism. Arjuna tried to engage Bhishma in a duel, but the Kaurava soldiers placed a cordon around Bhishma to protect him and attacked Arjuna to try to prevent him from directly engaging Bhishma.