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Week 13 Story: Death of Ghatotkacha

Author's Note : This is the final installment of my Storybook project (Ghatotkacha: The Good Demon). The narrator is Krishna. In this story, I depict the mighty Ghatotkacha as he selflessly battles the Kauravas in the Kurukshetra War. Despite his incredible fighting abilities, he is defeated by Karna, the Pandava's estranged older brother and friend to Duryodhana. Ghatotkacha's death is significant because, as Krishna illustrates, if Karna had not defeated him with a mighty weapon, Arjuna would not have defeated Karna later in the war to ensure victory for the Pandavas. Although we all felt a great loss when Ghatotkacha met his ultimate demise in the Kurukshetra War, his death was valiant and necessary to ensure that the Pandavas would win the war. Even in his final moments, I remember how Ghatotkacha selflessly took out several more Kaurava troops, further guaranteeing that the Pandavas would emerge victorious in the end. On the 13th day of the Kurukshetra War, Abhimanyu,

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