Scene 3

Story Play (Attakkatha): 

This scene  opens with Arjuna and Lord Krishna returning from the battlefield after winning a hectic war with 'samsapthakas' (suicide squads) on the thirteenth day of the war. The enemies had strategically isolated Arjuna far away to the southern side of the main battlefield in order to facilitate Dronacharya  to form a 'Padma Vyuha' (an army formation as a lotus flower) to capture Yudhisthira in the absence of Arjuna . No one except Arjuna had the knowledge to break this formation (Vyuha) and come out of it. Arjuna's son, the brave young Abimanyu ventured to break the 'Padma vyuha', though he did not know how to come out of it. The Pandavas planned to shatter the vyuha once he disrupts it. But unfortunately with the power of Lord Siva's boon, Jayadratha blocked the Pandavas once Abhimanyu entered the Vyuha and thus he got trapped in it. He fought alone like a mighty warrior but Drona and other warriors fought with him unscrupulously and killed him.