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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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Was Sri Krishna's vishwaroopam seen by anyone before the Gita Upadesha?

In the 11th chapter of Gita; it is said that this vishwaroopam was never seen or heard by anyone before and arjuna needed special divya drsti to witness it. Which i believe is correct. BG 11.6: ...
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What are the meanings given by Satya Sai to various names of Arjuna?

Satya Sai baba gave very insightful meanings into each name of Arjuna. What are the meanings?
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Why Urvashi has given Arjuna the curse of being impotent?

Why Urvashi has given Arjuna the curse of being impotent? is it true? If yes then what is the reason behind the curse?
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Did Arjuna conquer Russia and where are the Nishkuta and white mountains?

Before Yudhishthira's Rajasuya, the four other Pandavas extract tribute from the kings in all cardinal directions. Arjuna travels north, Bhima east, Sahadeva south, and Nakula west. In this section ...
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Is the roudra weapon really the same weapon as the pashupata weapon?

As I know, when Arjuna did penance to Indra, Shiva referred to the pashupata weapon as "roudra" but also as a pashupata, implying that it is another name of the weapon according to Shiva: '"O great ...
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What versions describe Arjuna blinding Bhagadatta?

According to this page it says that Arjuna blinded Bhagadatta but in BORI Arjuna kills Bhagadatta without doing that, whereas in KMG it is described that after his death, the handkerchief that kept ...
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How many akshouhinis were killed by Arjuna?

This is something that confuses me, since according to Duryodhana, Arjuna killed 7 akshouhinis: Duryodhana said, 'O preceptor! Behold the great destruction of those whose heads have been sprinkled. ...
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Does Arjuna ever ask Krishna to prove Himself?

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna (or any of the others) doesn't ask for Krishna a proof of His supremacy/divinity/Godliness. He just assumes Krishna to be divine and correct. Is there a dialogue (chapter ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

"Vaisampayana continued, 'In that assembly of heroes Vasudeva then spake unto the weeping Draupadi as follows, 'O fair lady, the wives of those with whom thou art angry, shall weep even like thee, ...
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Is there any specific story that shows Arjun became egoist after Mahabharat war? [duplicate]

I have little background of a story in which Arjun became egoist after Mahabharat war and to make him realize Krishna did some maya/leela. It would be great if anyone could light on it.
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What is the story of Satyaki?

Who is satyaki and why he fought on the side of the Pandavas in Kurukshetra war? Satyaki spared Karna's life in Kurukshetra war for Arjuna's vow, is it true? I think not even arjuna defeated Karna in ...
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Karna in Kurukshetra war with Arjuna

Did Karna ever spare Arjuna's life in Kurushetra? Or he only spared other four pandavas' lives but never Arjun?
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What was the chat between Lord Krishna and Arjuna in Kurukshetra when Yudhishthira insulted Arjuna's Gandiva?

When Yudhisthira once insulted Arjuna and his bow Gandiva, Arjuna tried to kill Yudhishthira because he had a vow that if anyone spoke badly about his Gandiva then he will kill that person. Lord ...
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Is the notion of Bhishma preferring Arjuna's bed of arrows to pillows brought in by Duryodhana authentic?

I remember that at the folklore level. Apparently after he had been pierced by arrows and he was incapacitated, his head was hanging down and it needed support.
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Why did lord Shiva defeat Arjuna in Mahabharata?

When Pandavas went into exile, Arjuna was searching for divyastra. That time Lord Shiva met him in a disguise. He fought with Arjuna and then Arjuna was defeated by Lord Shiva. Why did he fight with ...
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Where do the Puranas describe Krishna fighting suitors after marrying Nagnajiti?

The incident I am talking about is this: Finally, Krishna and Nagnajiti departed towards Dwarka, accompanied by their army to protect them. On this way, they were attacked by the princes who had ...
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Was Kartavirya Arjuna cursed to be forgotten under the shadow of the Pandava prince Arjuna?

I found a story from a Facebook Post which gives an incident about Kartavirya Arjuna who is also known as SahasraBahu Arjuna (thousand armed Arjuna). In that post, the author says that Kartavirya ...
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How could Satyaki have defeated Karna so many times?

Misconception about the help of divine chariot. Since Karna fans like to cover up the facts and hide the true story about his defeats by saying that Satyaki had a special chariot given to him and a ...
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Is this verse of mahabharata found in the BORI critical edition of Mahabharata?

Did this verse make the cut for the critical edition? उभौ मध्वासवक्षिप्तावुभौ चन्दनरूषितौ । स्रग्विनौ वरवस्त्रौ तौ दिव्याभरणभूषितौ ॥ (I saw) both of them (Krishna and Arjuna) drunk with ...
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If Kartavirya Arjuna could invade lanka and capture Ravana, without any help from a army (according to Vayu Puran) then why couldn't Rama do the same?

I know that their are other versions of this story but these two screenshots are from Vayu Purana pages 101 and 104. No version of this story mentioned Kartavirya needing to build a bridge to get to ...
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When and how did Arjuna's Chariot bursts into flames?

When and how did Arjuna's Chariot bursts into flames? Who had burnt out Arjuna's Chariot? What happened to Hanuman who was sitting on the flag of this Chariot?
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Why was lord Krishna driving Arjuna's chariot in Mahabharat war?

What is the significance and why lord Krishna driving Arjuna's chariot in Mahabharat war?
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Why Arjuna did not attain moksha/mukti despite the upadesha of GeetA?

GeetA is considered to be the "moksha shAstra" mainly by the vedantins and they have also conferred it the title or Gitopanishad. It also forms the core of Vedanta as it is the part of the prasthana ...
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What are the main reasons of Arjuna for not wanting to fight the Mahabharata war initially? [duplicate]

What are the main reasons of Arjuna for not wanting to fight the Mahabharata war initially? How could he change his attitudes?
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Was there a battle between lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat?

Krishna battles Arjuna here is the story about the battle between lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat. But i am not sure whether this is right or wrong information. So i like to know whether any ...
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How many wives did Arjun have?

I listen that Arjun has proposed to a woman to get marry but she refused. Who was that woman refused to marry with Arjun and why? How many wives did Arjun have? and who are they?
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What did Arjun see in the Vishwaroop of lord Krishna?

What is the need of lord Krishna showing his Vishwaroop to Arjun? What did Arjun see in the Vishwaroop? Did anyone else in the battle could see it? How many times lord Krishna shown his Vishwaroop ...
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Why Arjun called as Parth, not the other sons of Kunthi aka Prutha? [duplicate]

Kunthi has three sons and Arjun is the last one. Kunthi also called with name Prutha before marriage and his son Arjun got the Parth because of this. But why only Arjun go this name though Yudhistar ...
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Does the Mahabharata contain the quote “When is peace not peace?”

Yesterday I was listening to an American political radio show, and I was surprised to hear a reference to Hinduism. An African American activist who was being interviewed said the following: In ...
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Which was the red sea that the Pandavs visited on their journey to attain Swarga?

The Book 17: Mahaprasthanika Parva Section I mentions the Pandavs visiting a red-sea. This is where Arjun returned his divine bow and arrows to the Lord of the Ocean: Setting themselves on Yoga, ...
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In Hinduism, is God both good and evil?

In Hinduism, is God both good and evil, because in Mahabharata Shri Krishna tells Arjuna that he is everything. He says he is heaven and he is hell. He says he has many avatars who play the role of ...
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Did Arjuna really lose his powers after departure of Shri Krishna? [duplicate]

According to Mausala Parva: Section 8, Arjuna says to Vaishampayana rishi: In my very sight, O Brahmana, thousands of Vrishni ladies were carried away by the Abhiras of the country of the five ...
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What were the banners of famous warriors from the Mahabharata?

It is very well known that Arjuna had ape bannered chariot (Kapi dhwaja). Lord Hanuman sat on the flag post of the Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war. It has been referred in the Mahabharata many times. ...
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What is the difference between — “Hypnotism” and “Divya Drushti” granted to Arjuna by Krishna?

Currently, not much information is available about Hypnotism in Hinduism .SE. Let's draw parallels between Krishna granting Divya Drushti to Arjuna [BG 11.8] and the typical Hypnotism (Vashikarana) ...
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Did Lord Krishna really consume alcohol?

In a website, I found a verse supposedly from the Mahabharata where Lord Krishna drinks alcohol along with Arjuna: उभौ मध्वासवक्षिप्तावुभौ चन्दनरूषितौ । स्रग्विनौ वरवस्त्रौ तौ दिव्याभरणभूषितौ ॥ ...
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Who can be considered a better warrior Arjuna or karan in mahabharata? [duplicate]

Karna and arjuna are the two greatest warriors of the mahabharat,there have been often many debates on this topic,But is there any refrences in Mahabharat which show that a particular character like ...
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Who has written Bhagvat Geeta? [duplicate]

It is said that Bhagvat Geeta was told by Shri Krishna to Arjuna. And there were total 4 people involved in it Shri Krishna, Arjuna, Sanjay and Dhritrashtra. Shri Krishna was telling Bhagvat Geeta ...
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Which warrior can be considered the reason for the death of Bhishma?

Bhishma died on the bed of arrows after several days of completion of the MahAbhArata war. Among Arjuna & Shikhandi, who can be considered the "slayer of Bhishma" or the reason of Bhishma getting ...
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Why did Arjuna not have any issues fighting with the Kurus in VirAta battle? [duplicate]

In the virAta parva of MahAbhArata. There was a great battle of Virata where Arjuna defeated the whole of Kuru army single handedly. If he did not have any guilt, fear, sorrow in fighting with his ...
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How did Arjuna die in Mahabharata?

I read different stories in articles about Arjuna death (Killed by Yama, Killed by Babruvahana during Ashwamedha Yagya and Arjuna finally died during his journey to Swargaloka) According to Wiki ...
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Why Kauravas had to deploy all their star warriors for Virata war and Virata war confusion?

I can't understand why Kauravas had to bring their entire star decked warriors to attack Virata, sure they are just helping their allies Trigarta's as their commander-in-chief had been slain, so they ...
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How Dronacharya (Royal Guru) died in Kurukshetra? [duplicate]

In Mahabharatha, I heard two different stories on Dronacharya's Death: One which says that Arjuna with a heavy heart shoots an arrow at Dronacharya and kills him. Another one is Yudhishtira ...
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Who can be considered the better archer between Lord Rama and Arjuna?

According to scriptures, if there has to be comparison between "Lord Rama" and "Arjuna", then who was the better archer among them? Though both can be considered great in their own way. In my opinion,...
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If ShriKrishna knew Karna and Arjuna are brothers, why did not he stop their fight?

ShriVishnu knows everything, yet He lets Pandavas and Karna be at fight. Moreover, Karna, born to ShriSurya, the Illuminator of whole Universe, had to suffer worse than the most unfortunate mortal.
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When did Krishna and Arjuna meet for the first time?

I want to know when Shree Krishna and Arjuna met for the first time. (if the answer is in childhood, please mention when they first met as youth too.)
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Why Lord Krishna saved Arjuna from Vaishnava Astra?

In mahabhartha arjuna was told to be saved from Vaishnava astra by Lord Krishna. A warrior named Bhagadatta used this astra against Arjuna, as Lord krishna stood up and the astra turned into a garland ...
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Was Arjuna's Destiny Predetermined?

In our scriptures it is said that destiny is given only according to Karma and is Not Predetermined As in mahabharatha Arjuna Lost his Archery skills and is said that arjuna's power's were Given by ...
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Was the time temporarily stopped by Lord Krishna during Geeta upadesham?

The narration of Geeta took place just when Arjuna refused to fight the battle and was becoming emotionally weak. How did it happen that everyone waited until the whole Geeta of 18 chapters was ...
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In Mahabharata does Krishna advise Arjuna to use Shikhandi as a shield against Bhishma?

Does Krishna advise Arjuna to use Shikhandi as a shield against Bhishma? If yes, in which part of Bhishmaparva? I am reading Kisari Mohan Ganguli´s version of Mahabharata. But I couldn't find the ...
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What is the story behind Karna and the Two golden Mountains?

There is story in other sites and many people say this story of Karna and the two golden mountains This story is about Karna and Arjuna giving dana of the two golden mountains and the story concept ...