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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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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Did Karna's dāna really save his life?

Background: I saw in a Karna movie and also read a Mahabharata book, where, towards the end, Karna was injured in his chest by Arjuna's arrow and the last arrow to kill him actually turned in to a ...
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How did Arjuna succeed in learning the method of using the Pashupatastra again?

There is a story, in which, Arjuna on forgetting the method of using Pashupatastra{divine weapon given by Lord Shiva}, went to Mount Kailash along with Lord Sri Krishna(in the sukshma sharira or ...
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How did Arjuna get the celestial bow Gandiva?

The bow Gandiva was created by Lord Brahma, the Creator. No ordinary person could wield the Gandiva bow. It was one of the most sought after celestial bows. And it was worshiped by Devas, Gandharvas ...
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Did arjuna violate the celibacy clause in his 12 year exile?

I read the following thing in the accepted answer to Where was Arjuna for 12 years when he was exiled?. So the five brothers made a rule that they would spend time with Draupadi in turn and no one ...
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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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Arjun's inability to counter snake weapon of Karna

Arjuna had trained himself under Drona as a great archer. Drona had given him training on each and every weapon. Not only this, sensing a sure war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Krishna sent Arjuna to ...
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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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Jayadratha followed his duty by stopping Pãndavas during Mahãbhãrata war; Why did Arjuna harbor grudge against him?

According to the story, Jayadratha encashed a boon granted by Lord Shiva, where he can hold back all the Pãndavas except Arjuna for a whole day during war. Thus, during the 13th day of the war he ...
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Krishna Driving Chariot Away While Fighting Karna

I want to know if Krishna had drove the chariot away while arjuna fought with Karna. This is shown in Suryaputra Karn and also in the Star TV Mahabharata. But, is it true?
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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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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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Who was telling secret of Chakravyuha to Subhadra? Krishna or Arjuna?

There seems to be a confusion (may be, because of lack of citation so far), about who was telling the secret of Chakravyuha to Subhadra? Krishna or Arjuna! I was going through this question, and came ...
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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 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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Why Krishna wanted to support Pandavas even when both Pandavas and Karuavas were wrong in dice game?

I watched in Star Plus Mahabharata that: Balarama says it was more adharma of Yuddhisthir than Duryodhana. And says, "why did he bet his wives and brothers, when he could simply quit". He was the ...
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How did Arjuna get the Brahmasira astra?

The Brahmastra and Brahmasira astra, were weapons, which existed during the ancient era{of Ramayana and Mahabharata}. In ancient Sanskrit writings,it is mentioned that these weapons were created by ...
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Doubts regarding Nara-Narayana & previous lives of Pandavs

This link talks about Karna's past life and the story of Dambodbhava who has a fight with Narayana rishi - Which previous karma made Karna's life full of sorrow despite his benevolent nature? ...
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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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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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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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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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A snake in Karna's quiver

The story goes that a snake who wanted to take revenge on Arjuna landed itself in Karna's quiver. The snake requested Karna to shoot the arrow he was on, so that it could kill Arjuna. Although, Karna ...
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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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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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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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How was the relationship between Ashwatthama and Arjuna?

Arjuna was the most favorite student of Dronacharya. Did Ashwatthama had the same type of relationship with Arjuna or was favorable to Kauravas and Duryodhana? I heard both versions. What does the ...
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Arjuna's previous birth was Sage Nara the incarnation of Vishnu. So,this means Arjuna was also an incarnation of Vishnu? [duplicate]

I know that Nara and Narayana were two avatars of Vishnu and their another birth are Arjuna and Krishna. Everyone knows that Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu but Arjuna also? I am asking this ...
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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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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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What was the surname of the Pandavas?

Please somebody tell that what was the surname or title of the Pandavas? Was it Chakraborty because they were also called "Chakraborty Samrat"?
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What was the Guru Dakshina(Preceptorial fee) asked by Guru Dronacharya from the pupils on completion of their training?

Dronacharya was trained in the specialised field of weapon science,by the illustrious Sage(Rishi) Agnivesa, who was earlier a disciple of Sage Bharadwaja(Dronacharya's father). Dronacharya also ...
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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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Arjuna is gifted Chakshushi by a Gandharva

Subsequent to their miraculous escape from the house of lac in Varnavat, the Pandavas along with their mother Kunti ,roamed around/lived in the forests for a long period of time. One day, Arjuna had ...
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Arjuna and Subhadra marriage

Arjuna fell in love with Subhadra, the sister of Lord Krishna. When Arjuna consulted Lord Krishna, he advised Arjuna to abduct Subhadra before marriage. What are the details of Arjuna and Subhadra ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna in His time just tell everyone that He's God so everyone could see God?

As we know, Lord Krishna had shown his viswa rupa (universal form) to Arjuna. So why couldn't Lord Krishna tell everyone that He's God or show his viswa rupa (universal form) to everyone so everyone ...
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Arrangement of Horses in Arjuna's chariot

Arjuna's chariot had 4 horses, or we can say all the important warriors had chariots with four horses. I want to know how these four horses were arranged, were they placed parallel to each other or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Astronomical explanation of twice setting of sun in Jayadratha episode [closed]

In the Kurukshetra war, sun appears to set so that Jayadratha comes out of his hiding place; Sun appears again and Arjuna is able to kill Jayadratha before sunset as per his vow. Is there any ...
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What is the story of Arjuna becoming depressed when lord Hanuman tested him?

I have read somewhere that Arjuna became depressed in the test by lord Hanuman and he got some lessons from the lord. What is the story from the scriptures?
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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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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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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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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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Babruvahana in Mahabarata

Babruvahana was a son of Arjun and Chitrangada who ends up killing his own father with an arrow. Uloopi the step mother of Babruvahana used a gem to bring Arjuna back to life. I want to know how ...
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Why Arjuna is attributed as Supreme archer when infact Karna was much skillful than Arjuna?

Why always Arjuna is considered as Supreme archer instead of Karna in Mahabharata? We can see his attribution in Who gave weapons to Shri Krishna and Balarama and how? and in many other articles. When ...