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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did Arjuna marry a widow? Was Ulupi a widow?

Arjuna spent one night with Ulupi and begot a son named Iravat. Ulupi's husband was killed by Garuda a long time ago and she was living in her father's palace. Arjuna gave Ulupi the status of a wife ...
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Why Lord Krishna saved Arjuna from Vaishnava Astra?

In Mahabharata, Drona Parva (Book 7), SECTION XXVII, it was said by Lord Krishna that Vaishnava weapon is most powerful and unconquerable. It was the weapon given by Lord Narayana to Goddess Earth for ...
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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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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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Why did Arjuna kill Takshak's wife?

As I discuss in this answer, a king named Shwetaki once conducted a Yagna (fire-ritual) for twelve years, and having consumed all the ghee (clarified butter) that was offered into the fire, Agni the ...
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Is Vishnu present in the current time?

The Shloka that you are referring to is this one: Word for word: na — never; tu — but; eva — certainly; aham — I; jātu — at any time; na — did not; āsam — exist; na — not; tvam — you; na — not; ...
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Was there a battle between lord Krishna and Arjun in Mahabharat?

The battle between Lord Krishna and Arjuna is not present in the Original Mahabharata. We don't find the traces of the incident in Bhagavatam or Harivamsha either. This is because it is a fictional ...
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If Draupadi (of Mahabharata) was dark skinned why does Krishna call her a fair skinned woman?

The Sanskrit Shloka is: रॊदिष्यन्ति सत्रियॊ हय एवं येषां करुद्धासि भामिनि Here, the word भामिनि (bhaamini) is translated as fair lady. The word भामिनि (bhaamini) is a general term to address women....
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Hanuman's Role in Kurukshetra

Hanuman played a very minor role in the Kurukshetra war because Bhima softly declines Hanuman's offer for help. O descendant of Bharata, with fraternal feeling ask from me a boon. If you desire that ...
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Arjuna seeks blessings of Goddess Durga

Arjuna prayed to Goddess Durga on the advice of Lord Krishna, before commencement of the war on the tenth day. And Goddess Durga answered Arjuna’s prayers and blessed him. The event is described as ...
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How did Arjuna get the Brahmasira astra?

Arjuna got the Brahmasira weapon from his Preceptor, Dronacharya.The Brahmasira weapon, along with the methods of hurling and recalling it, was given by Dronacharya to Arjuna, after he had saved ...
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Various appellations of Arjuna and their significance

Following are the various names of Arjuna and what they stand for. Dhananjaya - because even after having conquered all the lands and amassed wealth he stands in the centre of righteousness Vijaya - ...
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Which was the red sea that the Pandavs visited on their journey to attain Swarga?

It's the Brahmaputra river. The word used in the original Sanskrit is Lauhitya: śvā caivānuyayāv ekaḥ pāṇḍavān prasthitān vane | krameṇa te yayur vīrā lauhityaṃ salilārṇavam || Here is what ...
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When and how did Arjuna's Chariot bursts into flames?

At the end of the Mahabharata war, Krishna told Arjuna to get down from the chariot first, then Krishna got down, and the chariot burned to ashes. That's because the chariot had been struck by so ...
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