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Why did Lord Krishna end Karna's life in such a way?

Wrong side Karna & all other warriors who were cheated (by Krishna) actually should thank PAndavas for giving majorly a fair fight in general. Because the premises of the MahAbhArata war itself ...
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How much time did Sri Krishna take to preach Gita to Arjuna?

Not more than 2 hours. Actually recitation of Gita was in form of plain Q&A where Arjuna is clearing his doubts one by one. Arjuna was gifted with concentration abilities (e.g. aiming bird's/fish'...
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What were the banners of famous warriors from the Mahabharata?

The description of the Pandava and Kaurava banners has been scattered through several Parva's of Mahabharata. The banners of the five Pandavas and their sons is given in Chapter 23 of the Drona ...
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Abhimanyu's death: Was he destined to die at a young age?

First of all, Krishna couldn't have intervened and saved him directly, because he had taken a vow not to fight. Second of all, Krishna and Arjuna were busy fighting Susharma at the time, while the ...
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How strong lord krishna and Arjuna's friendship was?

Krishna & Arjuna are believed to be the pair of Nara & Narayana. It's briefly discussed in this question. Their friendship stands immovable on the test of time. Needless to say that Arjuna ...
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Who is Krishna's friend Vijaya?

Vijaya is the one of the ten names of Arjuna. In the Virata Parva of Mahabharata, SECTION XLIV, Arjuna has told his ten names to Uttara (Son of Virata) described as below: Arjuna said, 'I will, O ...
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In Mahabharata does Krishna advise Arjuna to use Shikhandi as a shield against Bhishma?

TL;DR : Bhishma advised it himself . Bhishma gave the means of slaying him to Yudhishtira. You can find it in section CVIII of Kisari Mohan translation. Krishna did not advise Yudhishtira or Arjuna ...
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Is Vishnu present in the current time?

I think you are referring to verse 2.12. न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपा | न चैव न भविष्याम: सर्वे वयमत: परम् || 12|| na tvevāhaṁ jātu nāsaṁ na tvaṁ neme janādhipāḥ na chaiva na ...
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Various appellations of Arjuna and their significance

Arjuna was chiefly referred to, using ten appellations, in the Mahabharata epic. These names along with their significance, was disclosed by Arjuna himself to Prince Uttara of the Matsya kingdom, ...
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Why couldn't or why didn't Lord Rama withdraw his Brahmastra when Arjuna could?

Was Rama not aware about withdrawal of Brahmāstra? Rama invocated Brahmāstra more than once. We can find the references in Valmiki Ramayana on this. During the exile on Kākā.(Narrated by Sita in ...
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What are the boons got by Kunti from Karna?

It was not a boon from Karna to Kunti but a promise. Karna promises Kunti that he shall only slay Arjuna in the battle even he has a chance to slay Yudhistira and others. Using the same astra twice ...
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Does the word "Indrajāla" (Indra's net) have any connection to the god Indra?

Indrajala has been used in various scriptures. It has various meanings as given by OP in question. It is also a name of weapon used by Arjuna as given in Mahabharata: Mahabharata, Book 3, SECTION ...
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How did Arjuna die in Mahabharata?

Arjuna died twice. Let me address each of the three stories you mentioned: During the end of their time in the forest, all the Pandavas except Yudhishthira temporarily died after drinking water from ...
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Did Arjuna really win against the Kauravas all alone in Virata Kingdom Battle

The incident of the Virata War has been narrated in the Goharana Parva of the Virata Parva of the Mahabharata. A small background - The Kaurava army invades the Matsya Kingdom from the north and ...
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Why did Arjuna forget the Bhagavad Gita?

The same reason we forget good advices, the fickleness of our mind. Even after reading and listening to the Gita so many times we don't remember all its messages, then was it not just obvious for ...
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Is the current form of Gita is authentic as what Krishna actually said or interpolated?

Maha Acharya Veda Vyasa was also witness to the Bhagavad Gita through telekinesis. His work called the Jaya an 18 chapter sacred hindu text constitutes the Bhagavad Gita. Vyasa through his divine ...
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What was the surname of the Pandavas?

The Surname is modern concept , in ancient times all the Dwijas (dwija jaatis) used to have similar surnames according to their varnas. When a dwija greeted somebody he used to recite adhivadan to the ...
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Who was telling secret of Chakravyuha to Subhadra? Krishna or Arjuna?

It is possible that either Shri Krishna or Arjuna told about Chakravyuha to Subhadra because Subhadra had stayed both with Arjuna and Shri Kirshna at different times during his pregnancy period and ...
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Why was only Arjuna referred as "Partha", but not Yudhishtira or Bheema?

In Sabhaparva of Mahabharta , after Pandavas leave for the forest for exile, this verse appears: वनं गतेषु पार्थेषु निर्जितेषु दुरोदरे । धृतराष्ट्रं महाराजा तदा चिन्ता समाविशत् ।। [Sabhaparva ...
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Did Lord Krishna really consume alcohol?

The verse you're referring to occurs in chapter 59 of the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata. The context is Sanjaya relaying to Dhritarashtra what transpired when he went to the Pandavas to deliver a ...
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What were the banners of famous warriors from the Mahabharata?

The flags of Drona, Bhima, Yudhishthira, Nakula, Sahadeva, the five Upapandavas, and Ghatotkacha are described in this chapter of the Drona Parva of the Mahabhatata: Bharadwaja's son, however, O ...
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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? Because Arjuna requested so, मन्यसे यदि तच्छक्यं मया द्रष्टुमिति प्रभो। योगेश्वर ततो मे त्वं दर्शयाऽत्मानमव्ययम्।।11.4।। O Master ! ...
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Why Arjuna did not attain moksha/mukti despite the upadesha of GeetA?

Arjun forgotted geeta told by krishna accrording to The Mahabharata Book 14: Aswamedha Parva: SECTION XVI (Anugita Parva) :— Vaisampayana said, "The son of Pritha (Arjuna), having recovered his ...
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Who possessed Pashupatastra other than Arjuna and Shiva?

While providing Pashupatastra to Arjuna Lord Shiva says that neither chief of Gods nor humans know of it. So, it is not possible that any other human would have Pashupatastra. From Vana Parva of ...
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War between Karna and Arjuna - Mahabharata

From the article "Karna and Arjuna" by Dr. Madhu Guptan and his comments under the article: On the basis of evidence from the Mahabharata Arjuna emerges as the greatest warrior. Arjuna ...
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Why did Arjuna forget the Bhagavad Gita?

I think (am not absolutely sure) I read somewhere that after Lord Krishna showed Arjun the ViswaRoop (the Grand Divine Reality that everything is God and that God is everything), he felt that it would ...
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What is the Pashupatastra? Did Arjuna use it in the Kurukshetra war?

1) What is Pashupatastra ? Pashupatastra is the personal favourite weapon of Lord Shiva. Just like weapons of Lord Brahma, = Brahmastra, Brahmashirastra, etc... weapons of Lord Vishnu, = ...
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Did Sri Krishna really show Viswarupa Darshan to Arjuna or was it merely a projection of Arjuna's mind?

It has nothing to do with imagination. We have to examine that quote in context: Arjuna said: ... "O greatest of all personalities, O supreme form, though I see You here before me in Your ...
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