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Arjuna

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In Hinduism, Arjuna was one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharata. He was one of the five sons of the king Pandu and his wife Kunti. However, he was born in the image of Lord Indra through a boon Kunti received from sage Durvasa to the Kshatriya caste. Arjuna was the third of the five Pandava brothers. He was a close friend and cousin of Krishna, one incarnation of the supreme God Viśnu.

Arjuna was the supreme archer and is remembered as the best warrior archer of his time (although Bhima destroyed a vast majority of the Kaurava army and killed all the Kaurava princes). Arjun was the one that killed Karna, his biological brother that he did not know of who was fighting along with the Kauravas. The Bhagavad Gita is a record of the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna and is one of the most important scriptures of Hinduism.

Arjuna was married to Draupadi, Subhadra, Chitrangada and Ulupi. He won the right to marry Draupadi during a contest by stringing a bow and shooting a moving target while focusing on the reflection of the target in a pool of water below. He was the only Prince in the room of hundreds who was able to do so.

Other Names of Arjuna

  • Partha
  • Jishnu
  • Kireedi
  • Shwethavahana
  • Bheebhadsu
  • Vijaya
  • Phalguna
  • Savyasajee
  • Dhananjayah
  • Kaunteya

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