WeaponBow and Arrow
FamilyChirangada (uncle)
Susharma releases the weapon suparna, Madhu Gujrati, Folio of Razmnama at Baroda.

Susharma (Sanskrit: सुशर्मा, romanizedSuśarmā) is the king of Trigarta in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.[1] He was a Brave Archer and a Rival of Arjuna. He used Samsaptak Shakti against Arjuna in the battle of Kurukshetra. In the thirteenth day of war, he did the work of keeping Arjuna deflect from Chakravyuh, although he knew that he could not defeat Arjuna. He was entrusted with this task because the Kaurava commander Dronacharya had created Chakravyuh to capture Yudhishthira and no one in the Pandava army knew how to penetrate Chakravyuh except Arjuna. The great Susharma along with his brothers Satyartha, Satyavarma, Satyavrata, Satyeshu and Satyakarma gets prepared in a special attire for war but also get killed in 13th day.


During the Kurukshetra War, Susharma attacked Virata, the king of the Matsya Kingdom, but was defeated by Bhima. Susharma was responsible for distracting Arjuna on the thirteenth day of the war. On the thirteenth day, Drona instructed the Kaurava forces to organise in a chakravyuha formation to kill Yudhishthira. Aware that Arjuna and Krishna knew how to break the formation, Susharma distracted them, ensuring that they would be on the other side of the chakravyuha.[2] He was killed by Arjuna on the final day of the war while the rest of his army was retreating.[3]


  1. ^ Chakravarti, Bishnupada (13 November 2007). Penguin Companion to the Mahabharata. Penguin UK. p. 46. ISBN 978-93-5214-170-8.
  2. ^ "Brief biographies of some main characters in the Mahâbhârata and Bhâgavata Purâna (S'rîmadBhâgavatam)". VAHINI. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Mahabharat, Book 8: Karna Parva: Section 53". Retrieved 9 June 2020.