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Questions tagged [arjuna]

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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Why did Arjuna kill Takshak's wife?

Takshaka was king of Nagas and at the time of Mahabharata was fighting against Pandava, but why and how did Arjuna killed the innocent wife of Takshaka. How is it righteous to kill a woman according ...
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Krishna keeping Karna's mind under illusion to prevent him from using the Shakti weapon

Karna possessed the deadly Vasavi Shakti weapon during the Kurukshetra war. He could kill Arjuna at anytime during the war. But, did Krishna keep Karna's mind under illusion, so that he did not use ...
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Hanuman's Role in Kurukshetra

Hanuman had sat on the flag of Arjuna's chariot during the Kurukshetra war. But, what was it for? There was not even a single instance in which Hanuman played any role.
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Why did Sri Krishna advice Arjuna to do service to other Saints, for gaining knowledge?

Sri Krishna said: तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया। उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः।।4.34।। "Know that through prostration, iniry and service. The wise ones who have ...
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How did Karna lose all the battle against Arjuna? [duplicate]

I've heard that Arjuna & Karna had various wars before the main war of Maharabharata and Arjuna won all the times. How did it happen? Because Karna was better warrior than Arjuna which was ...
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Abhimanyu's death: Was he destined to die at a young age?

It is known that Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna, was killed during the Chakra Vyuh (a.k.a Padmavyuha) in the war. Why did he die? Why couldn't Lord Krishna save him? Was he destined to die in this way?
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How many years was Arjuna in Svarga?

According to the Indraloka Gamana Parva, Vana Parva, Mahabharata, when Arjuna goes to Svarga during his 13 years exile before the war, he lived there for five years. Now if we take this calculation in ...
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Did Arjuna have the ability to see the future?

As I discuss in this question, in the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata Arjuna delivers a message to Duryodhana, urging him to reach a peaceful resolution to avert the impending war. Among other things, ...
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Is the current form of Gita is authentic as what Krishna actually said or interpolated?

Only Arjuna and Sanjaya could hear the Gita messages, that were said by Krishna in Kurukshetra. After that, Arjuna was involved in the war of Mahabharata. Anywhere I have never heard that Arjuna ...
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Who was Takshak snake?

In the Mahabharat,there was a snake and he was also a friend of Lord Indra and he was defeated in the Mahabharata war and his name was "Takshak". So,who is he and what is his story?
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How many sons did Arjuna have? [duplicate]

How many wives and sons did Arjuna have? I have heard about a son called Babruvahana. Who was he & where was he gone? Was he very powerful like Arjuna?
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What is the story of Ashvatthama's mani (jewel)?

What is the story of Ashvatthama's mani (jewel)? How did he get it? What purpose did it serve? Also, what is the Aishika weapon used by Arjuna? Is it a dagger? After that, Ashvatthama, the son of ...
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Who killed most number of warriors in Mahabharata?

In Wikipedia it is mentioned that Arjuna killed most warriors, followed by Karna, followed by Ashwatthama. Below is the relevant quote. After Arjuna and Karna, Ashwatthama killed most number of ...
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Did Indra know Krishna as Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

After Govardana Hill incident, did Indra know that Krishna was Incarnation of Lord Vishnu? If He knew Krishna as Avatar of Lord Vishnu after that incident, why did Indra fight with Krishna when ...
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Did Lord Krishna take away Arjuna's dhanur vidya (archery abilities)?

Did Lord Krishna take away Arjuna's dhanur vidya (archery abilities) before leaving the Earth (Prithvi Lok)? If yes, why from Arjuna only and why not from other Pandavas?
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Where was Arjuna for 12 years when he was exiled?

I heard that Arjuna was not together with his brothers for 12 years when he was exiled and later he joined them in the 13th year of incognito exile. So where he was for 12 years?
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Babruvahana in Kurukshetra

As we all know about Babruvahana, the son of Arjuna from Chitrangada. I want to know why he did not took part in Mahabharata War(Kurukshetra). On researching, I just got one answer that Chitrangada ...
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Was Arjuna left-handed?

Was Arjuna left-handed in his warrior skills? What about other great warriors of the epics like Karna, Bhishma, Drona, Rama and Laxmana? Will left-handedness or right-handedness ever matter in ...
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Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna [duplicate]

During the Kurukshetra war, Shri Krishna recited the holy Gita to Arjuna. My question is, why did he choose to do that only to Arjuna and not to the other Pandavas?
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Soul (Atma) of Arjuna

It is said that Nara-Narayana sages were born as Arjuna and Krishna respectively. But at the same time Arjuna is biological son of Indra. Also it is said that Draupadi is incarnation of wives of ...
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Why did Arjuna forget teachings of Bhagavad Gita? [duplicate]

Krishna taught Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna during the Great War of Mahabharat. It helped Arjuna to overcome his despond and fight against Kouravas. Then he should have remained an enlightened person for ...
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Why is Subhadra ignored as an unimportant character in mythology? [closed]

Is Subhadra really an unimportant character? Why is she ignored? Is she given equal position as that given to Balram and Draupadi? Is there any book on her? Besides that, Who was the main and ...