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★ Supratika

In Hindu mythology there are three elephants Supratika name. The most important among them is considered one of the Diggajas, each of which represents eight quarters. The Hindu epic of Mahabharata describes two elephants with the same name as the mythical elephant, which was the incarnation of a sage and the one that belonged to Bhagadatta, the king of the Pragjyotishas.

                                     

1. Supratika Diggaja

In Amarakosha, the Sanskrit dictionaries, mention the names of the eight males who are in the world together as Airavata, Pundarika, Vamana, Kumunda, Anjana, Pushpa-Danta, Sarva-bhauma, Supratika and. Supratika is a North-easterly direction, for a quarter of a catfish. Anjanavati is wife Supratika.

                                     

2. Vibhvasu and Supratik. (Vibhvasu и Supratik)

The story of two brothers Vibhavas and Supratik – it is told in the ADI Parva of the mahābhārata. The eldest, Vibhavas, was prone to anger, while the younger, Supratik, committed to sharing their wealth. Once both brothers were involved in a quarrel with each other. In the end, Vibhavas cursed Supratik saying that he will take birth as an elephant in the next life. Instead, Supratik cursed his brother, saying that he will be born as a turtle. Anger and greed caused them to be born an animal next life. Their feud continues in the next birth as well. One day these two animals was captured by Garuda, who took them in its claws in the mountains and ate them. Garuda killed them on the advice of his father Kashyapa.

                                     

3. Bhagadattas Supratika elephant. (Bhagadattas Supratika слон)

On the twelfth day of the war of Kurukshetra, Duryodhana sent a large elephant division against Bhima. Bhima killed all the elephants with his Mace. This created panic in the kaurava army and they fled for their lives in all directions. Angered by this, the king of the Pragjyotishas, Bhagadatta sitting on Supratika, the charge against Bhima. The elephant rushed forward and crushed Bhimas chariot to pieces, killing his charioteer and horses. But Bhima escaped destruction by jumping from his car. He got under the elephant and tore its vital points, causing excess pain. Angry at this, the elephant got mad and tried to throw him down. In an instant he caught the latter with his trunk and was going to crush him under their knees. But Bhima managed to escape from its hold and again got under the elephant, and between his limbs and began to attack him. Bhima hopes that another elephant from the Pandavas side to save him this time. But when he got under the elephant a second time, hiding between his legs, the army of the Kauravas thought that he was killed by the beast.

Yudhishthira, Bhimas older brother, was struck in grief and called upon his forces to destroy Bhagadatta and Supratika. The king of Dasarna the charges against them. In the great battle which took place between Supratika and Dasarnas elephant, Supratika, the elephant crushed to death Dasarnas. Using the time, Bhima emerged from under Supratika and ran away. The Pandavas were glad when they saw Bhima alive.



                                     
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