Retold from the Mahabharata
Jayadratha is one of the most despicable characters to be found in the Mahabharata. He terrorised the helpless and cowered before the mighty. The encounter between him and Arjuna, the valiant Pandava, described in the Jayadratha-Vadha Parva (a sub-section of the Drona Parva of the Mahabharata), makes absorbing reading. Jayadratha was responsible for the death of Arjuna's son Abhimanyu. Arjuna set out to avenge his son's death and the cowardly Jayadratha took shelter behind the massive army of Duryodhana. How Arjuna surmounted the obstacles put in his way in his final encounter with Jayadratha is narrated in this Amar Chitra Katha.