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Did Arjun asked Krishna to become his charioteer ? Or Did Krishna become the saarthi (charioteer) himself ?

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As per the Mahabharata: Udhyog Parva, Arjuna requested Lord Krishna to become his charioteer:

Krishna, the Creator of the world, clad in yellow attire, addressed Kiritin, saying, 'For what reason is it that you have selected me who will not fight at all?'

"Thereupon Arjuna answered, 'I question not that you are able to slay them all. I also am alone capable of slaying them, O best of men. But you are an illustrious person in the world; and this renown will accompany you. I also am a suitor for fame; therefore, you have been selected by me. It hath been always my desire to have you for driving my car [chariot]. I, therefore, ask you to fulfil my desire cherished for a long time.'

"Vasudeva's son thereupon said, It beseems thee well, O Kunti's son, that thou measurest thyself with me. I will act as thy charioteer; let thy wish be fulfilled.

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As per Bhagavata 1.15.17, Arjuna engaged Krishna as his charioteer.

This is spoken by Arjuna when he remembered Krishna after his departure from this world.

It was by His mercy only that my enemies neglected to kill me when I descended from my chariot to get water for my thirsty horses. And it was due to my lack of esteem for my Lord that I dared engage Him as my chariot driver, for He is worshiped and offered services by the best men to attain salvation.

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