Abhimanyu was the son of Arjuna, the third Pandava brother, and his wife Subhadra. He was the nephew of Lord Krishna and a skilled warrior in his own right. The story of Abhimanyu is a tragic one, as he was killed in the Kurukshetra War, a great battle fought between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
During the thirteenth day of the Kurukshetra War, the Kauravas arranged their troops in the form of a Chakravyuha, a complex formation of warriors designed to trap and overwhelm their enemies. The only Pandava who knew how to penetrate the Chakravyuha was Arjuna, but he was busy fighting elsewhere on the battlefield. Abhimanyu, however, had overheard Arjuna discussing the strategy with Subhadra during her pregnancy, and he had learned how to enter the formation but not how to exit it.
Abhimanyu led a charge against the Kaurava army and managed to penetrate the Chakravyuha, but he became trapped inside with no means of escape. He fought valiantly, defeating several Kaurava warriors, but was eventually overwhelmed and killed by a group of Kaurava warriors who attacked him simultaneously. This event became known as the “Abhimanyu Vadha,” or the slaying of Abhimanyu.
The death of Abhimanyu was a great loss for the Pandavas and deeply affected his father Arjuna. It also spurred the Pandavas to fight harder and ultimately achieve victory in the Kurukshetra War. The bravery and sacrifice of Abhimanyu are still remembered and celebrated in Hindu culture, and his story is often told as an example of courage and devotion to duty.