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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 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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Explain Karmanye

I have heard the verse from Bhagavad Gita that says Karmanye....... Which ask Arjuna to fight,without thinking about the consequences of it,as he has no right to its fruits,and that one should not ...
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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 Subhadra and Arjuna marriage: Arjun and Subhadra's marriage Arjuna and Subhadra marriage But no question or answer deals with the emotion of Subhadra ...
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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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Arjun and Subhadra's marriage

Subhadra was the sister of Krishna, and Arjun was the cousin brother of Krishna, As far as I know, Kunti was Krishna's Bua (father's sister). So if they were blood relatives, How could Arjun and ...
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Who was the greatest warrior in the Mahabharata? [closed]

The Mahabharata (books and TV series) always introduces any warrior as an "unmatched warrior". For example, Jarasandha is introduced as an unmatched warrior, Kichaka is introduced as an unmatched ...
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King who sacrificed for pre-war Kurukshetra

Before the Mahabharata war, a Kshatriya with a flawless body had to be sacrificed. In the Pandavas camp, only Krishna and Arjuna had flawless bodies but they couldn't be sacrificed. So Aravan came ...
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When Arjuna defeated all the Kuru warriors in the Virat war, then why did he kill them through deceit in the Kurukshetra war?

In Virat war all Kuru warriors including Bhisma Drona and Karna were vanquished by Arjuna. Go Haran Parva 62 Now, the same Arjuna in Kurukshetra war even with Lord Krishna with him, could not face ...
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Why was the punishment of Jayadratha’s sins given to his father?

Krishna ordered Arjuna to kill Jayadratha and make his head fall in the lap of Jayadratha's father, Vridakshatra. When Vridakshatra put Jayadratha’s head on the Earth, Vridakshatra's head burst into ...
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How Arjuna fought against Bhishma, Drona without Gita Gyan? [duplicate]

We all know that Arjuna dropped weapons in Kurukshetra war because he couldn't fight against Bhishma and Drona and needed Gita gyan. Bhagwad Gita 1:34-35:-Teachers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, ...
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When did Arjuna know that Karna was his brother

There are different stories of when Arjuna is aware that Karna is his brother. Some say it happened after the death of Karna when Krishna reveals it to the Pandavas. But some say it happens during the ...
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Can Arjuna's statements in Bhagavad Gita be taken as pramAna i.e., are they on par with Krishna’s?

Such as 1.41 - When unrighteousness prevails, O Krishna the women of the clan become corrupt; when women become corrupt, there arises intermixture of castes. 1.43 - By the crimes of the clan-...
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Do the words of Krishna in the Gita support birth-based caste? [duplicate]

this is not a duplicate of Does the Bhagavad Gita declare that caste is based on birth? in answer to which the words of Arjuna are cited: 1.41 - When unrighteousness prevails, O Krishna the ...
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What was Karna's Nagastra?

In the Mahabharat there is an incident between the final encounter of Arjuna and Karna where Karna used his Nagastra against Arjuna. The Suta's son then fixed on his bow-string that foe-killing, ...
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What is the shloka in the movie "Arjun: The Warrior Prince" during the marching of the battle and also while Arjun attacks in the end?

I am including the two links for the part of movies, where the shloka is used: Marching: https://youtu.be/ifKr5Nxf0wc?t=222 Attacking: https://youtu.be/H3-D6yeGJm8?t=25
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Was Arjuna dark or light skinned?

by the etymology of his name, he should be fair-skinned: Proto-IE: *arg'-/*e- Meaning: white, brilliant Hittite: harki- weiss, hell' (Tischler 177) Tokharian: A ārki, B arkwi weiss (PT *ārkw(...
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Where in Mahabharat it is told that Abhimanyu learned the breaking of Chakra-Vyuha while he was in his mother's womb?

I have heard the story of Abhimanyu and the Chakra-Vyuha. But I cant find the exact location where it is told, how he learned it. Was he in his mother's womb or Arjuna taught him later physically?
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How Sanjay heard Bhagwad Gita?

As we all know that Bhagwad Gita was told to Arjuna by Krishna in kurushetra. At that time, many people were also present there. Many scholars/people explain that Krishna paused the time when he ...
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Was there no time dilation when Arjun went to Swarg lok? [duplicate]

We have heard of King Muchukunda and Revati/Kakudumi stories explaining time dilation. We know 4.32 million years is equivalent to 1200 divine years. So 12 years (vanvaas period) is equivalent to 1.2 ...
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Did Arjuna, Drona, Bhishma and Ashvatthama kill any foot soldiers during the Mahabharata war thereby breaking one of the rules?

In both BR Chopra's and Star Plus' Mahabharat TV shows, before the main Mahabharata war, both sides agree on some rules on how the war should be fought. This answer lists all those rules and I'm ...
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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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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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Did Dhritarashtra really give death punishment to Arjuna?

StarPlus Mahabharat (S11 E6) has a scene that shows that after their first exile when the Pandavas return to Hastinapura with Draupadi, Duryodhana insults Draupadi saying how can a woman that can have ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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. ...