Alliances have become made. The armies deployed on the plain of Kurukshetra. All is ready for the battle. Arjuna, seeing his cousins, his teachers, his closest friends drew up in fighting order against the Pandavas, has a moment of reflection, he doesn’t want not fight against them, does not want to kill them. Krishna, Arjuna's charioteer, in what will be the Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Lord) explains that for the kshatriya is fair and respectful of the dharma to fight. The battle begins and will last 18 days. There will be no holds barred, action will be done ungodly, evil, unfair, they will be killed unarmed warriors, warriors in escape. The codes and rules of each battle will be violated. There are many memorable fights. The wise Bhishma, the teacher of Kauravas and Pandavas, is pierced by thousands of arrows, but does not die. A god has granted him the privilege to decide the time of his death and he wants to wait a good moment. He leaves lying on a bed of arrows to die surrounded by the warriors of both armies. Drona, the master of arms, is apparently invincible and indefatigable. The only way to stop him from fighting is to tell him that his son, Aswatthama, died. It 's a lie, but Drona does not know it and the just Yudhishthira, Dharma’s son, confirmed the news. The big Brahman cannot resist loss of his son, abandons his weapons and began sitting in meditation. So helpless he will be killed.
Karnawas killedbyArjunawhenthe wheelof hiswagonwassank inthe bloody mireandthecode ofwarwasimposedtostopthe fight. Bhimakeepshis promise. First, brutally he murdersDuhasasana and drinks hisblood; he was the brother ofDuryodhana, who haddraggedDraupadibythe hair. ThenDuryodhanachallengesincombatandkills himwithablowprohibited. The war isover, the Kauravasaredefeated, but Aswatthama, son ofDuryodhana, wants to take vengeance because of thebrutalityof theconflictand the violationofanycodes.At night, he sets fireto the campofthe Pandavasandkillsallbutthe fivebrotherswho werewithKrishnaoutsidethe camp. Atthe sight ofthecarnageYudhishthira says: "At the very moment ofvictory, we have been totally defeated." YudhishthirawascrownedkingofHastinapura, theblind kingDhritarashtra, his wife GandhariandKunti, motherofthe Pandavas, withdrawinto the forest. ThePandavas, after years ofenlightenedreignofYudhishthira, willdieandcomeinSwarga, the paradiseofIndra. THE END.