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Arjuna is the third among five pandavas and better known as the best in Archery. Also known for acquaintance with Shri Krishna which resulted in the famous Bhagavad Gita dialogue.

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Did Arjun ask Krishna to become his charioteer?

Did Arjun asked Krishna to become his charioteer ? Or Did Krishna become the saarthi (charioteer) himself ?
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Who is the Best archer in Hindu mythology?

Among all the mahamaharathis,atimaharathis and maharathis , who is the best archer in Hinduism in terms of skill and victories? Was it lord Rama ,Arjuna ,Laksmana , lord Kartikeya , lord shiva ? Note- ...
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How was Indrajeet as a person and are there any similarities between indrajeeta and Arjuna in their accomplishments?

Indrajeet, the son of Ravana , was considered to be the most prominent and dominant warrior of treta yuga, being the only person to get the entitlement of atimaharathi. So,the interest to know more ...
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How did Arjun conquer sleep ( acquire name gudakesha)and how one can conquer that?

How did Arjuna overcome his sleep cycle and acquire the title -" conqueror of sleep" . What were the process he followed and is it possible to do in this era('kalyug').And if possible then ...
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If reincarnation is false, doesn't that make the whole argument of Bhagavad Gita invalid?

The way I understand Gita is that Krishna is basically telling Arjuna throughout the scripture to fight because it is futile to think about the dead and alive because we are all gonna be born again ...
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Karna Armor and earings

If karna Armour and earings was indestructible and impenetrable according to the lord Surya so how warriors like duropad ,chitrsen ,arjuna arrows penetrate his armour
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How could a Yaksha kill the 4 Pandavas in Mahabharat? Was he that mighty? Why was Arjuna/Bhima not able to wage a war with that Yaksha?

In Mahabharat Yakhsha Parva, when the pandavas try to drink water from a pond, a Yakhsha appears. He warns the pandavas not to drink water from that pond before answering his questions. But the 4 ...
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Arjuna's journey to fourteen lokas: exploring the source of his vidya in Hindu texts

In the Srimad-Bhagavatam, there are verses describing how Arjuna employed a mystic incantation to travel to various celestial realms, as mentioned in the following verses: एवं शपति विप्रर्षौ विद्यामा...
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Why didn't Krishna take part in Draupadi's Svayamvara?

In the story of Svayamvara of Draupadi, all the kings and princes participated. We have a list of all the famous kings and princes who tried to tie the bow and shoot such as Shalya, Shishupala, Karna, ...
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Did Arjun become favourite of Krishna because of Indra?

I read somwhere that Indra had asked Krishna to take care of his(Indra's) son Arjun when Indra met Krishna at the time when Krishna lifted the Govardhan. So, Was it because of Indra, Arjun became ...
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Why did Arjuna blame Jayadratha for Abhimanyu's death?

Why did Arjuna blame Jayadratha for Abhimanyu's death; after all he only did his duty of protecting the formation? If at all, if anyone is to be blamed, it should be Drona who was the commander in ...
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Why did Arjuna fight with the Gandharvas frequently when Chitrasena gave him divine weapons and taught him how to dance?

Chitrasena taught Aruna how to dance which was important in his last year of exile. The Gandharvas gave him divine weapons so why did he fight them?
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Has Krishna said anywhere that he took avatara only for Arjun?

Krishna has explicitly mentioned in Mahabharata that he liked Arjun the most and that he wouldn't stay on earth even for a moment without Arjun. My wives, my kinsmen, my relatives, none amongst these ...
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How could Arjuna entered heaven with his physical body during exile?

As we all know Arjuna entered heaven at the Time of their Vanavas, how could he able to do that?
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Why did Lord Krishna die alone?

It is believed that Krishna had several wives yet only eight of them were crowned queens. He also had exactly ten children from each of those queens, hence eighty sons. With such a huge family he died ...
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How can one conquer sleep ? Who is the god of sleep?

How can one conquer the sleep ? Who is the God of sleep ? Arjun is known to have conquered the sleep . How did he do it ?
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Did Hanumanji listen to the Bhagavad Gita?Did He “require” the essence of the Bhagavad Gita as such?

It is known that Hanumanji placed himself on the flag of Arjuna’s chariot during the Kurukshetra war;if so,Did Hanumanji also listen to the Bhagavad Gita?
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How can Arjuna undergo 'viswa rupa darshan' if he is a part of universe?

Arjuna undergoes 'Vishwa Roopa darshan' (realizing cosmic form) of Krishna in Chapter 11: Viśhwarūp Darśhan Yog of Bagavath Geetha with the grace of Krishna. There Arjun could see the totality of the ...
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How valid are these words of Arjuna in discouraging inter-caste marriages of 'contemporary' times?

Consider the following words by Arjuna in Bagavath Geetha. यद्यप्येते न पश्यन्ति लोभोपहतचेतस: | कुलक्षयकृतं दोषं मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम् || 38|| कथं न ज्ञेयमस्माभि: पापादस्मान्निवर्तितुम् | कुलक्षयकृतं ...
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Is Arjun incarnation of Shiva ? Is this written anywhere explicitly?

There are too many things that indicates Arjuna is the avtara of shiva. Like - Krishna and Arjun are friends , Vishnu and Shiva are also friends. Arjun marries Subhadra , sister of Krishna . ...
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Is Krishna answering the question "who is the better wielder of weapons" between Arjuna and Rama in BG 10.31?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/10/verse/31 पवन: पवतामस्मि राम: शस्त्रभृतामहम् | झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी || 31|| BG 10.31: Amongst purifiers, I am the wind, and amongst ...
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The Akshaya Patra's legend in the Mahabharata

Akshaya Patra Akshaya Patra As per the Wikipedia, the Akshaya Patra was handed by King Surya to Yudhishthir. Why not to Arjuna, Bheem, Sahadev & Nukul? Is it because Yudhishthir was the eldest ...
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Three sacrifices by Pandavas

When Arjuna was born, the incorporeal voice said "...This mighty hero, vanquishing all the effeminate monarchs of the earth, will, with his brothers perform three great sacrifices." Pandavas ...
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What does Bhagvata Purana tell about Arjun-Subhadra love affair ? Was it one-sided only from Subhadra side?

What does Bhagvata Purana tells about love story between Arjun and Subhadra ? Was it one sided only from Subhadra side ?
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How did Arjuna know that Krishna would submerge Dwarka in the ocean before it happened?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03012.htm The relatives of the Pandavas visited them after they were banished. Vaisampayana said, 'Hearing that the Pandavas had been banished, the Bhojas, the ...
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What were the pervious births of Arjun?

What were the previous births of Arjun ?
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What are the hundred mistakes of shishupal in Mahabharata?

In Mahabharata what were the hundred mistakes of shishupal ?
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Was Arjuna sad or happy when Eklavya cut out his thumb?

Dronacharya demanded from his Ekalavya after he saw that by his arrows alone, Ekalayva was able to stop the dog from barking. Some people say that he secretly wanted Arjuna to be the best archer and ...
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Who possessed Pashupatastra other than Arjuna and Shiva?

Shiva gave Pashupatastra to Arjuna but who possessed it besides those two?
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What Lokas did Arjuna attain after death?

In Svargārohaṇa parva, I heard that Yudhiṣṭhira sees Arjuna with Kṛṣṇa but later, the end of the Mahābhārata characters is explained. Karṇa merges into Sūrya, Kṛṣṇa merges in to Viṣṇu and Yudhiṣṭhira ...
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Why did Arjuna marry his cousin sister Subhadra going against the Smriti?

Arjuna married Subhadra. Even Dharmaraja Yudhisthira did not oppose the cousin marriage. Krishna actively supported it. However, Dharmashastras do not support cousin marriage for North Indians Cross-...
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Is Manipura, mentioned in Mahabharata, the same place as the current Indian state of Manipura?

Arjuna married Chitragnda - the princess of the Manipura. Is this the same place as the current Indian state of Manipura?
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When did the Jagannath sampradaya start?

In Mahabharata, Adi Parva, Arjuna Vanavasa Parva (Section 217), a list of places visited by Arjuna was given. He first went towards the north and visited Bhrigu Tunga (modern-day Tunganath) and few ...
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Did Arjuna marry a widow? Was Ulupi a widow?

Ulupi was the daughter of a Naga King. She had a son named Iraban. His father was Arjuna. What was the marital status of Ulupi during her marriage with Arjuna? Was she a virgin? or a widow?
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Why negative results in life cannot be attributed to god in the form of blame?

I have heard the verse from Bhagavad Gita that says Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana, Ma Karmaphalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani You have the right to work only but never to its fruits. ...
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Conflict in interpretation of “dharma”

We know of the verse in Bhagavad Gita Yada yada hi dharmasya... But then Sri Krishna also exhorts Arjuna to leave all dharma and surrender to Him alone. So if Sri Krishna descends to protect Dharma ,...
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What was that secret message Dhritarashtra sent to arjuna before the day of war?

While reading Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda I come across the following passage: After their long and strenuous trials, when the Pandavas at last reached their native kingdom, their tyrant cousin,...
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What style of marriage did Arjuna use to marry each of his wives?

How many wives did Arjun have? This question suggests 4 wives - but it says on Quora that KMG says he had more. Out of Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya, Asura, Gandharva, Rakshasa, Paishacha, which ...
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Did Bhima or Arjuna do any pure (not involving weapons and/or violence) acts of charity?

Do either Arjuna or Bhima ever do pure acts of kindness or charity? Not counting killing bad guys to help people, like the Bakasura case. The way Arjuna acted towards Ekalavya was inexcusable.
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Did Arjuna kill 10 Kauravas?

It was Bhima's vow to kill all sons of Dhritarastra. We have seen Pandavas injuring them but not killing--leaving them to Bhima to kill. However in Karna parva it says: He was then surrounded by ten ...
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Emotion of Subhadra during her marriage

There are two questions on this site regarding the marriage between Subhadra and Arjuna: Arjun and Subhadra's marriage Arjuna and Subhadra marriage But no question or answer deals with the emotion of ...
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Did Krishna say Karna was the stronger than him and Arjuna?

I heard a story about Barbareek, a warrior from the south that could kill both sides of the Kurukshetra war with 2 arrows. In the story Krishna realising he is too great of a warrior tricks him into ...
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Vijayadashami - Reference of Arjun's victory

Vijayadashami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent.In the southern, eastern, northeastern, and some northern states of India, ...
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Why didn't Krishna kill only the Kauravas instead of allowing the death of many innocent people?

If Krishna was ready to break all rules and promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a wheel. But why didn't he ...
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Did Vivekananda consider varṇasaṃkara (intermixture of castes) problematic or instead welcome it?

Arjuna in Bhagavad-gītā thought varṇasaṃkara would wreak havoc on the society: adharmābhibhavāt kṛṣṇa praduṣyanti kulastriyaḥ strīṣu duṣṭāsu vārṣṇeya jāyate varṇasaṃkaraḥ saṃkaro narakāyaiva ...
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Did Arjuna really win against the Kauravas all alone in Virata Kingdom Battle

Lately I have grown interest in the Mahabharata and Hinduism. I haven’t read the books but I watched B R Chopra’s Mahabharata and the Star Plus Mahabharata. In the old one, it was shown that Arjuna ...
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Why did Arjuna allow Draupadi to marry all 5 Pandava brothers? Why did he not disobey his mother? [duplicate]

I understand that there are many versions of this story in the Mahabharata, but in one of them, it is said that Arjuna had brought Draupadi home after winning her Swayamvaram. Arjuna had told his ...
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Was there anyone else besides Arjuna in Mahabharata who was known as Parthas? [duplicate]

In Mahabharata, at many places the word Parthas is used. It means there were many Parthas in addition to Arjuna. Is there any clear reference of a person who was known as Partha.
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Who was the warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped to prevent sleeping?

I remember reading about a very aged warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped open to prevent him from sleeping . He was killed by Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war. Arjuna who was unable to ...
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Did Parashurama really curse Arjuna?

I found a story on Wikipedia the name Arjuna is cursed by the sage Parashurama. After the defeating the mighty and evil king Kartavirya Arjuna aka Sahasra Arjuna, Sage Parashurama cursed that ...
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