Bhishma

Bhishma (Bheeshma or Devavrata or 'Bhishma Pitamah') was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu who was blessed with wish-long life and had sworn to serve the ruling Kuru king. He was one of the most prominent characters of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata. He was the grand uncle of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. An unparalleled archer, he once vanquished the mighty Parasurama.

Read more about BhishmaBirth, Early Life, Vow of Bhishma, Personality, Skills, Talents, and Achievements, In The Mahābhārata War, Death, Legacy

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Bhisma Parva
... The Mahabharata Book 6 Bhisma Parva is the Book of Bhishma, The first part of the great battle, with Bhishma as commander for the Kauravas ... chariot himself and ran, with dauntless breast, his driving whip in hand, to effect the death of Bhishma ... the foremost of bowmen, Arjuna, placing Shikhandin before him and piercing Bhishma with his sharpest arrows felled him from his chariot ...
Pashupatastra
... Bhishma also had this weapon which he would have used against Parashurama in a war against him ... Parshurama felt really proud of Bhishma but said "He will not walk away from the battlefield, either Bhishma has to kill him or he can withdraw" ... Bhishma humbly walked out from the war and saying that" He was never interested to fight his Guru, he did it only because his Guru asked him to do so" ...
Sauvira Kingdom - References in Mahabharata - Sauvira in Kurukshetra War
... In Bhishma’s division were all the sons of Dhritarashtra, and also Sala who was a countryman of the Valhikas, and also all those Kshatriyas called ... Bhishma protected by the warriors headed by Saindhava and by the combatants of the East and the Sauviras and the Kekayas, fought with great impetuosity (652) ... and the Kshudrakas, and the Malavas, all these, at the command of Bhishma, quickly approached Arjuna for battle (659) ...
Bhishma - Legacy - Films
... The first film on Bhishma was made in 1944 directed by Chitrapu Narayana Rao ... Jandhyala Gourinatha Sastry played the role of Bhishma ... It was titled Bhishma ...
Daava - Plot
... He has an older stepbrother named Bhishma, and a younger brother named Suraj ... While Bhishma lives with their mother in the village, Arjun and Suraj live in the city ... know about Suraj, he decides to teach Arjun and Bhishma a lesson – first by splitting them up over the property they own in the village, then by framing Bhishma for the death of Suraj ...